Our Veterinarians

TX Vets

The River Oaks Animal Hospital's team of skilled veterinarians welcomes you to our practice and looks forward to caring for you and your pets. It is our expectation that you receive the highest quality veterinary care from our exceptionally qualified and compassionate team of care givers. We take every action possible to ensure a positive impact on our patients, their owners and the local community during each phase of every visit.


Dr. Hartford

Dr. Hartford received her Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M and went on to graduate with her Doctorate degree from Ross University. While attended Texas A&M she worked in the ICU ward of Texas A&M’s small animal teaching hospital. Dr. Hartford joined the team of River Oaks Animal Hospital June 25, 2016 and has made incredible changes to the quality of medicine and the experience for the patient.

“I have wanted to be a veterinarian since I was young. I was given my first opportunity to get hands on experience during my high school and 1st two years of college with a small private practice in Beaumont, TX. I continued to work as a veterinary technician at Texas A&M while I completed my undergraduate studies. Getting that hands on experience only cemented my desire to do what it took to obtain my goal to become a veterinarian. I enjoy spending my free time outdoors, cooking, and looking after my own pets.”

(In Memorium) Dr. Dennis Jensen, DVM

Dr. Dennis W. Jensen was a wonderful doctor, colleague, mentor and friend. He graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University in 1964 and began his practice at the River Oaks Animal Hospital in 1967. He continued to enthusiastically practice his chosen profession for 45 years until his death in June of 2012. He was an outstanding doctor who was devoted to veterinary medicine, his alma mater, his family and his faith. His memory and his kindness as well as his high standards and spirit remain an inspiration for us all at River Oaks Animal Hospital.