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Or. French, our Chief of Staff, attended Texas A&M University for both undergraduate and veterinary school, he earned his OVM in 2000. Dr. French has a special interest in internal medicine. 
Or. French grew up everywhere, as his father was in the U.S. Air Force, and lived in Europe for 8 years. His family now resides in The Woodlands, TX. Dr. French Is happily married to his wife of 25 years, Gretchen, and they have three children, three dogs, and two cats at home. 

Dr. Hilscher grew up in Houston and now resides in Magnolia, TX. She earned her undergraduate degree from TAMU and later earned her DVM degree from the School of Veterinary and Life Sciences at Murdoch University in Western Australia. She practiced in San Angelo and began working at BBAH in 2013. 
In her free time Dr. Hilscher enjoys antiquing, glass blowing and has 15 ducks that she absolutely adores.

Dr. Lisa Vitanza began working at BBAH in 2013. She grew up in Bryan, TX and now lives with her husband in Conroe. She earned both her undergraduate and DVM from Texas A&M University. Prior to Bear Branch, she worked at practices from Galveston to Katy and in The Woodlands area. 
Dr. Vitanza has special interests in acupuncture and laser therapy. At home she has two cats, Ella and Echo. In her free time, Dr. Vitanza enjoys traveling and Star Wars. 

Dr. Melissa Pawlowski, DVM with Dog

Dr. Melissa Pawlowski grew up in spring and currently resides in Montgomery, Texas. She received her undergraduate and DVM from Texas A&M University. Her special interests include primary care, internal medicine, dentistry and surgery. 
Outside of work, Dr Pawlowski's hobbies include spending time with her family and friends, swimming, fishing, camping and exercising. She also has an intelligent Golden Retriever named Daisy, and a beautiful Great Pyrenees, named Shyanne, at home. 


Dr. Harris graduated in 1988 with her Bachelors in Biomedical Science and in 1993 with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University. Dr. Harris raised her family in Nebraska and rejoined Bear Branch Animal Hospital in 2019. She currently resides with her husband in The Woodlands, Texas. She enjoys spending time with her two adult daughters and traveling with her sisters. She has 2 rescue dogs, Gus and Shawn, and hopes to add another Golden Retriever to her family one day.