Dr. Tess Crider


Dr. Crider is a native born Texan, who knew from an early age that she wanted to be a veterinarian. She graduated from Midlothian High School in 2007, then went on to attend Texas A&M University the following year where she majored in Biomedical Science and completed a Spanish understudy program. In the fall of 2005, she met her future husband Ryan Reck while playing volleyball. They spent many wonderful years together in College Station before the couple married in January 2010, right before beginning her fourth and final year at Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating with her doctorate in 2011, the couple returned to Ryan’s hometown of El Campo, where he continued work on his family farm and Tess went into mixed animal practice. She enjoyed a number of years working relief in the surrounding areas, helping local veterinarians, and learning all she could from mentors that had been in practice for decades. In 2016 Tess and Ryan’s prayers were finally answered when they adopted their son Cameron, and two years later daughters Makayla and Paige followed. In 2019 Dr. Crider became a partner at El Campo Animal Hospital where she happily continues to work with her community today. Outside the clinic Tess enjoys coaching volleyball, yoga, and a good bottle of wine.

Dr. Doug Marquardt


Dr. Doug Marquardt grew up in Boerne, Texas. He graduated from Boerne High School in 1981. He received a Bachelors degree in Biomedical science from Texas A&M University in 1985. He graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. After graduation he moved to El Campo and has practiced there for the past 27 years. Dr. Marquardt met his wife DeAnne while in college at TAMU and they married in 1992. She is a teacher at St. Philips Catholic School in El Campo. They have two children, Cody and Kaitlyn, who are both currently at TAMU. Cody is finishing a degree in Ocean Engineering and plans to enter the Masters program. Kaitlyn is in her first year in Allied Health. Dr. Marquardt’s interests include golf, fishing, and Aggie sports. Dr. Marquardt has been in mixed animal practice for his entire career and enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine.

Dr. Andrea Muegge


Dr. Andrea Muegge is a 2006 & 2011 graduate from Texas A&M University. Whoop! Originally from Corsicana, Texas but has been a resident in Wharton county for many years now. She has a unique background of experiences from private practice, shelter, emergency, and corporate small animal medicine. Dr. Muegge currently does relief work for our clinic. Dr. Muegge makes your pet’s care top priority and tries to make your pet’s visit as fear free as possible. When not working she enjoys having fun with her four year old daughter Liv. Their recent adventures include exploring new places in the family travel trailer.


Practice Manager

Stefanie joined our practice in January of 2019. She has 10 years of experience in the veterinary field as a veterinary technician while also cross trained as a receptionist. In July of 2021 Stefanie was promoted to our practice manager. Since a young child she has always had a passion to care for and raise small animals. While growing up she enjoyed watching her grandfather and uncles raise and work with small and large farm animals. Hence her inspiration to further her education and begin a career in the Veterinary field. Not only is she a full-time Manager, she is a loving and devoted mother of 3. Stefanie and her husband Will have their daughter Rae’lene and 2 sons Will Jr. and Stefan. In their free time away from their work schedules they enjoy spending time at home with the kids or going on trips together. Stefanie strives at El Campo Animal Hospital to not just meet but exceed our clients and their pet’s needs!



Cameron graduated from Palacios High School in 2015 and began working as a technician at the Palacios Veterinary Clinic. In 2017 she moved to Bay City Veterinary Clinic, where she was able to further her knowledge and skill. She has two dogs, Piper and Koda, that love to spend time boating on the Tres Palacios River. Her favorite part of her job is solving difficult cases and comforting patients during their stay.



Rachael joined ECAH in April of 2023 with approximately 20 years of experience in the veterinary field. Her special interests include working with small animal dentistry, surgery, diagnostics and critical patient care. She enjoys building relationships with both the patients and clients. Rachael has always strived to provide the best patient care and client service possible. She along with her husband Brent live in El Campo. They have 2 children, Wesley and Caiden, both of which are attending college. We can’t forget their furry canine family member Kool-aid who they love dearly. While not at work, she enjoys hanging out with her family, going on spontaneous trips to nowhere, and watching her youngest son play baseball.


Growing up on a small farm in western Nebraska, Jackie developed a love for all animals at an early age, but especially horses and cattle. After graduating from Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in 2015 and becoming a LVT, Jackie and her husband, Tanner, moved from NE to South Texas. Working in the veterinary field for nearly 10 years, she has had the privilege of providing care for many animals from exotics like capuchin monkeys, deer, wallabys, and raccoons to your typical farm & household animals such as dogs, cats, horses, cattle, goats, and pigs. Jackie’s passion is providing services for beef cattle and performance horses. One of her favorite aspects of the job is seeing the joy & love on clients’ faces when their sick animal is healthy & whole again. In her down time, Jackie loves to go for walks with her 5 dogs, ride horses, and spend time with her husband hunting.



Born and raised in Wharton County. Rosemary is twenty-one years of age and has always been a small town girl. She absolutely loves the beauty of nature and all of God’s creations big or small. Raised in a one parent household by her mother, she was brought up to be a strong and independent women. Who absolutely will help anyone in anyways she can. Rosemary enjoys spending most of her time with loving boyfriend of six years watching movies, playing with their three dogs, or going away on weekend adventures making memories. She came to join our clinic family on May 5th of 2021. Learning more and more everyday to help our furry friends.



Born and raised in Katy, Texas, Jay graduated from HCC with a degree in computer science. He moved from Houston to Hungerford in 2022 to endure some fine country living and be closer to friends. From a very young age, Jay has been passionate about his pets, making sure they were given the best care possible. There’s never a dull moment always having a furry companion at his side, from his cat Remington, as well as his 3 dogs Izzy, Tidus and Bruno. He’s been in the veterinary field working as a receptionist for 5+years. He loves to help and get to know each client and their pets. When he manages to find free time, Jay enjoys gaming online with friends, fishing as often as he can and watching old classic movies.