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.