Meet Our Team

Dr. Franklin McPherson


Dr. McPherson has been a Texas resident since 1996 after graduating from Kansas State University.

Prior to opening Family Pet Center, Dr. McPherson worked in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area in small and mixed animal hospitals. Dr. McPherson’s most recent position was with the SPCA of Texas taking care of both shelter and privately owned fur babies.

Dr. McPherson enjoys motorcycle riding, boating and camping with family and friends in his spare time.

Dr. Mariel Collins


Mariel Collins was born in the Dominican Republic and lived there for about ten years before moving to Puerto Rico with her family. Growing up, she noticed a large stray animal population and that many of her neighbors could not care for their pets. This led Dr. Collins to develop a passion for helping animals as she would always rescue small animals who were injured or lost. She then realized that she wanted to become a veterinarian to fulfill her dreams of caring for pets and their wellbeing. She moved with her family to Puerto Rico, when she was about 10 years old, where she spent most of her teens and early twenties. Once she moved, she decided to focus on her studies and volunteer at a local clinic when she was 16. She then obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Technology, after graduating high school. After working as a technician for two years, she got accepted into veterinarian school and earned her DMV from Louisiana State University in 2015. She worked in the small town of Lake Charles, LA. In 2017, she moved to Dallas, where she met her husband. She loves the culture, food, and amazing opportunities this area has to offer. In her free time, she enjoys working out, drawing, reading, and spending time with friends and family. Her veterinary interests include dermatology and surgery. She is looking forward to taking care of your pet and is glad to be part of the Family Pet Center Team.

Dr. Brooke Bray


Dr. Brooke Bray is originally from West Palm Beach, FL and went to George Washington University for her undergraduate degree. She continued on to attend Veterinary school at St. George’s University and graduated in 2023. She is Fear Free certified and has special interests in ophthalmology, dermatology and surgery.

In her free time, she volunteers at local food banks, reads books and watches movies. Dr. Bray was a gymnast in college (at GW) and still loves to workout. She also enjoys taking her dog on hikes or to the dog park. She also likes to make 'hand-made' cards and scrapbook her favorite memories. She’s a big 'foodie' and loves trying new coffee shops or restaurants.

Dr. Mariel Collins


Bio coming soon!



Hannah has been grooming since 2015. Ever since Hannah picked up her first pair of clippers, she knew this is what she was meant to do. She loves all breeds, and she has a soft spot for the old, scared, or misunderstood dogs. Her favorite part of her career is forming unbreakable bonds with dogs that may be timid or have had a bad experience in the past and helping them realize grooming can be a pleasant and even enjoyable experience! Her goal is to always make every dog in my care feel safe and loved while helping them look their absolute best!



Katie started grooming professionally in 2010 after teaching middle school for 26 years.

After leaving education, Katie worked as a dog trainer and often groomed her own Goldens in her free time. When clients began requesting "the lady who grooms the golden retrievers," she chose to become proficient at other breeds as well.

Katie is known for her kind handling of her canine clients and her patience. She prides herself in providing a safe, low-stress environment where she can build a trusting relationship with her clients. Having spent many years working with dog rescue groups, she has a soft spot for frightened dogs and strives to create a space where they can learn to feel safe.

In her free time, Katie enjoys relaxing with friends, playing her guitar, training her own dog, and competing in dock diving and scent work with her golden retriever.

Some feedback from clients includes "Katie treats every dog as if it were her own," "she has an infinite supply of patience," and make an appointment to "let Katie work her magic!"