Gilmer Animal Clinic

2108 State Highway 155 N
Gilmer, TX 75644


The Gilmer Animal Clinic Team



Crag Ball

Craig A Ball


Dr. Ball graduated in 1997 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine. In 1990 he graduated from Plano East Senior High. Dr. Ball has worked in the veterinary field  since he was 15 years old. "I have a true love for all aspects of both large and small animal care. I aspire to meeting the needs of our clientele fully and truly improving the health and well-being of our patients."

Dr. Ball is married to his wife, Ashley and they have a son named Seth Alan.  They have three dogs, Aggie - Yellow Lab, Buck - Chocolate Lab, and Charlotte - Australian Shepherd.  

Dr. Ball enjoys fishing, bird hunting, riding ATV's and camping.

Memberships/Associations: AVMA, TVMA, ETVMA, AAEP, The Association of Former Students Century Club, 12th Man Foundation, Upshur County A&M Club.

Years in Practice: 26

Education: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Miller

Michael A. Miller


Born and raised in Gilmer, Dr. Miller graduated from Union Hill High School in 2000. After high school, Dr. Miller received a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University. In 2011, he graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine.

Professionally, Dr. Miller is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Texas Veterinary Medical Association, and the Northeast Texas Veterinary Medical Association. In practice, his interests include total animal wellness and dentistry.

Dr. Miller is married to his wife Elizabeth, and together they have two daughters, Caroline and Collynn. They are members of New Beginnings Baptist Church where Dr. Miller serves as a member of the deacon body, and a leader of a mission trip to the Amazon River in Brazil. Away from work the Millers enjoy camping, hiking, and traveling. In 2020 the Millers, along with 3 other families, co-founded Steel Mill Farms providing top quality beef and pork to families across the state. Their country market is located on the square in Gilmer.


Ashley Ball

Ashley Ball

Office Administrator

Ashley grew up in Keller, TX. where she graduated from Keller High School. She earned an Associates Degree in Accounting from Tarrant County College and she also attended Texas A&M University. She has worked in Mortgage/Banking  and has been a licensed loan officer. She is the Office Administrator for GAC and handles all the financial aspects of the clinic.

Ashley is married to Dr. Craig Ball and adores her son, Seth. They have three dogs,  Aggie - Yellow Lab, Charlotte - Australian Shepherd, and Buck -Chocolate Lab.  

Ashley enjoys scrap booking, reading, camping, riding ATV's and riding horses.

Memberships/Associations: Upshur County A&M Club, 12th Man Foundation, former member of 20th Century Club.

Years in Practice: 21

Education: Associates Degree in Accounting


Mary Jenkins

Mary Jenkins

Office Manager

Mary has been with the clinic since December of 2004. She graduated high school here in Gilmer, and then received an Associates of Science Degree from North East Texas Community College and a Bachelors of Science in Agronomy from Texas A&M Commerce. She has held a Certified Applicators License in Pest and Termite Control. Mary frequently attends seminars on veterinary medicine and management. And she is a member of the East Texas Manager's Association.

Mary enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is the proud mother of three, Desirae, Allen, and Derek. And the very proud "Nonni" to her granddaughters Myla and Addison and grandsons Lane, Cason, Banks, James, and Walker! Their family also includes partner Ryan, daughter in laws Jordan and Monze, son in law Xavier, and "grand-dogs", Maverick the wild-n-crazy Doberman, and Rocky Road and Ellie Mae two Australian Shepherds.

The family enjoys taking trips to visit zoos, museums, and amusement parks. They also enjoy game nights, bowling, putt putt golf, going to the movies and family cook outs.

Years in Practice: 19

Education: Bachelors of Science in Agronomy, Associate of Science in Agriculture


Annette Bohnert

Annette Bohnert

Kennel Manager

Annette is the kennel manager for Gilmer Animal Clinic. Annette has been with GAC since September 2008. She is responsible for making sure that our boarding facilities are as comfortable and clean as possible for all your pets.

Annette and her fiancee Cam moved to Gilmer from Tracy, California. They have four sons, Nicholas, Jake, Zack, and Derrick .

The family also includes dogs Harley and Hope, as well as seven cats that go by SC, Camo, Loki, SJ, Phanty, Pudge and Willie.

Before coming to Gilmer, Annette had worked for over thirteen years a as veterinary technician and then as a bio-tech animal facility manager for the last fifteen and half years. Her studies certified her as a laboratory animal technician, or "LATg".

Annette enjoys camping, and dog obedience showing
Her memberships and associations include NCBAALAS, and the National AALAS

Years in Practice: 15


Lindzey Sims

Lindzey Sims

Veterinary Technician, CVA 1

Lindzey became a member of the GAC team in May of 2020. She is a graduate of Hallsville High School, and an experienced veterinary technician since 2012.

Her family includes, husband- Jonathan, son- Gavin, and daughter- Kilie. The family also includes Moose, their Great Dane, and Cocoa a Lab.

Lindzey loves being outdoors. She enjoys camping and hiking, church, and hanging out with her family.

She is a proud board member for the non-profit organization, "Young Hero Warriors", and will be happy to talk to you about how you can help the children and their guardians of fallen soldiers and first responders.

Years in Practice: 11

Education: Certified Veterinary Assistant Level 1


Magan Clayton

Magan Clayton


Magan joined GAC in November 2022. Magan attended high school at Plano East in Plano, TX. She has traveled the country and lived outside of Texas, but made her way to East Texas as fast as she could. Magan has been married to her husband Tyler since 2009 and together they have two sons, Triston and Wyatt.

The Clayton family also includes their beloved cats, Lucy, Colt, Luna, and Stephanie, as well as Rufus the dog. The Clayton family also has a growing "mini farm" with chickens, ducks, pigs, a rabbit and a goat.

Magan has worked at several animal clinics as both receptionist and kennel technician. She really enjoys spending time with animals and helping clients any way she can. Her hobbies include all things cats, and spending time with her family on their little farm.

Years in Practice: 10


Emily Bible

Emily Bible

Veterinary Technician CVA I

Emily is a graduate of Union Grove High School, where she attended since Pre-K. Emily came to GAC as a student in Vet Med Science class to earn volunteer/shadowing hours for credit and quickly fell in love with vet med and Gilmer Animal Clinic.  The program and her experience here made it possible for her to attain her Certified Veterinary Assistant Level 1. She proved to be compassionate, and hard working- so we made her part of the family as soon as we could.  While in high-school, she served as a kennel technician and technician assistant.  She is now an incredible asset to our technician team. 

Emily enjoys spending time with her sister, brother, nieces, and nephews. She has two dogs, Bella and Tiny. She also spends her time hanging out with friends, hunting, and fishing with her Dad. She especially enjoys working with animals.

Years in Practice: 1


Natalie Ferguson

Natalie Ferguson

Veterinary Technician

Natalie joined the GAC family in April of 2023. She relocated to Texas from North Carolina in the spring of 2023. Natalie has been in the veterinary field since 2010. She brings a wealth of experience with her as a veterinary technician, customer service representative, research facilitator, kennel management and coordinator, as well as equine, caprine, and canine husbandry. She has also taken classes in animal science at UNCG in Greensboro, NC.  

Natalie and her fiancé are loving their new adventure in East Texas and enjoy having their adult children visit. Natalie’s family also consists of her pets Waco, Abilene, and Dallas, all German Shorthair Pointers, Bubba a heeler, and Coal and Jase her Quarter horses.

Natalie enjoys working on her farm, riding horses, dining out and traveling. She is a member of the AKC.


Daylyn Vermillion

Daylyn Vermillion

Veterinary Technician

Daylyn joined the GAC team in February 2024. Daylyn brings a vast amount of knowledge and experience to our technician team. She began her veterinary career in 2019 and is excited to bring her skills and love to Gilmer. Daylyn grew up in Daingerfield Texas and attended Harmony High School.

Daylyn and her husband Luke have two children, Rowan and Lathon. They also share their home with German Shepherds-Kimber, Kaino, and Axel. They have two cats, Raine and O’Malley and a turtle named Koopa.

Luke and Daylyn enjoy riding motorcycles and fishing. In clinic, Daylyn enjoys dental cleanings and educating her clients about heartworm prevention.  



Freida Vezorak

Veterinary Receptionist

Mrs. Freida joined the Gilmer Animal Clinic team in January 2024.  Freida and her husband, Greg recently moved to East Texas from the Houston area.  Greg and Freida have two daughters and two grandchildren that they love very much.  The Vezoraks have a small herd of Brangus cattle including a bull named Tiny.  Mrs. Freida hopes to add pets to the family as they settle in their new home and community. 

Freida was born in Houston and is a graduate of Sam Houston High School and attended Houston Community College.  She is of German and Hispanic heritage which she affectionately refers to as “Germexican”.  Freida is fluent in both English and Spanish language and is excited to offer her excellent communication skills to our friends and clients.  Freida brings with her over 20 years of experience in the veterinary field and even more years of customer service. 

Freida enjoys crossword puzzles, listening to music, and anything outdoors.  She is especially loving the country life of East Texas.

Ashley Luper - Veterinary Kennel Assistant

Ashley Luper

Veterinary Kennel Assistant

Ashley joined the Gilmer Animal Clinic family November 2023. Ashley enjoys her time with each of our client’s pets and loves them as her own. Ashley grew up in Albuquerque New Mexico, and later made a home in Fayetteville Arkansas.

Ashley is the proud mother to her teenage daughter, Patricia and young son, Timothy. Ashley has been married to her husband Woodrow since 2022. Woodrow brought Ashley to Texas in January of 2023. They share their home with cats Alya, Aria, and Ezma, as well as new puppy Kronk.

Ashley enjoys reading and loves to cook. She even makes her own bread.

Ashley will be the loving caretaker for all the pets that board with us over weekends and holidays. She also makes sure our clinic is clean and smells its best.




The Staff at Gilmer Animal Clinic encourages young people to volunteer in the community and develop their bond with animals. If anyone is interested in spending a day or a few hours with us, just give us a call!

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