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Dr. Chris Dietrich

Dr. Chris Dietrich

Veterinarian / Owner

Dr. Chris Dietrich and his wife, Michelle, dreamed of starting a veterinary practice for years and finally made the leap of faith in 2020. After looking all over DFW for the ideal space, they decided to open in their hometown of Colleyville, TX. truBOND Veterinary Center is their dream come true.

As a practicing veterinarian, Dr. Dietrich enjoys surgery and is passionate about dentistry and heartworm prevention.  Clients see him as comforting, informative, and thorough.  They appreciate the time he spends explaining and answering questions.

Dr. Dietrich received his undergraduate degree in chemistry and biology from Baylor University and his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Texas A&M University.  Outside of truBOND, Dr. Dietrich and Michelle stay busy raising their 3 boys, spending time with their beloved dogs Rusty and Lucy, and volunteering in the community.

Michelle Dietrich

Michelle Dietrich

Finance / Marketing

Michelle Dietrich and her husband, Dr. Dietrich, are living a long-time dream with the opening of truBOND Veterinary Center.  Michelle has always wanted to own a small business and she couldn’t be more excited to serve the community where she lives. 

At truBOND, Michelle is in charge of both finance and marketing. She has experience in banking, IT, and commercial real-estate appraising prior to truBOND. Her favorite part of her current role is getting to meet new people and pets in the community

Michelle received a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing and a Master in Business Administration both from the University of Texas at Arlington.  Outside of truBOND, Michelle and Dr. Dietrich stay busy raising their 3 boys, spending time with their beloved dogs Rusty and Lucy, and volunteering in the community.

Ambrose Cage

Ambrose Cage

Groomer

Ambrose has always wanted to work with animals for as long as they can remember. When they were a teenager they spent their free time running a small dog walking and training business, reading about canines, and volunteering at animal shelters. In 2017 after a lot of hard work Ambrose became a certified groomer.



Ambrose plans to specialize in grooming terriers, poodles and double-coated breeds. Not only are they passionate about grooming but canine training as well. They hope to become a certified trainer, as well as a certified canine behavior consultant.

Away from work they love to spend time with their partner Corinthian and canine companion, Nova Scottia.

April Mills

April Mills

Veterinary Assistant

April Mills has been a veterinary technician for 4 years and is working towards becoming a licensed technician. She always had a love of animals, even spending her summers with her grandpa taking care of the farm animals, spending hours talking with the animals, and reading to them. That level of care and attention has influenced the type of technician she strives to be.

April loves educating pet parents on the care of their fur babies. She also enjoys working with patients in recovery from dental cleanings and surgeries. When working as a recovery nurse, she ensures that their recovery is smooth and that the pet parent is educated on home care after the procedure. She also spends time talking to them and giving them the love and attention, they deserve.

April and her husband have a heart for older pets and have adopted two geriatric dogs, Titan and Jola.

Elysa Deleon

Elysa Deleon

Veterinary Assistant

Elysa graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Cedar Valley College in 2015. She is currently working on obtaining her Texas Veterinary Technician License.

Elysa loves anesthesia and surgery. She is highly trained in inducing and maintaining anesthesia as well as surgery prep and assistance. Elysa is excited to continue growing her skill set by offering more advanced care at truBOND Veterinary Center.

When not at work, Elysa enjoys spending time with her family and her bagle (beagle and basset hound mix), Georgie.

Carina Kang

Carina Kang

Veterinary Assistant

Carina has been in the veterinary field since 2017. Her passion for animals started at a young age as she grew up with many pets. Her first job at a veterinary hospital was as a receptionist, but she quickly transitioned to technician work just 3 months later.

Carina enjoys building relationships with new clients. She thrives on the moments when a client’s love and bond they have with their pet is evident.

Outside of work she enjoys traveling with her husband and spending time with her two Australian Cattle Dogs, Bella, and Mandu. She also loves opening up her home by fostering kittens.

Cortnie Bell

Cortnie Bell

Veterinary Assistant

Cortnie is a Texas native and has always had the heart to care for animals. She treats each pet as if they are her own. She has been a veterinarian technician for the past seven years and you can see it is her passion.

In her free time, Cortnie enjoys spending quality time with her daughter and fiancé. She has two tuxedo cats Domino and Winston. 

Shaylan Ballinger

Shaylan Ballinger

Bather / Kennel Assistant

Shaylan Ballinger is our Bather and Kennel Assistant. She does all the bathing and de-shedding for our patients as well as keeping our Kennels and Facility clean and disinfected. Her passion is caring for animals.

Shaylan enjoys bathing and learning everything she can about animals. Her favorite part about her current role is relieving pets of their undercoat and watching how much more comfortable and happy they are afterward.

Shaylan has three ferrets, Spyro, Luka, and Loki as well as two dogs, Petey and Brady.

Aria Bell

Aria Bell

Receptionist

Aria is our receptionist and a future veterinary technician. She is currently enrolled in the Certified Veterinary Assistant program at Penn Foster and graduates this year. Aria plans to continue her education and become a licensed veterinary technician.

Aria is thrilled to be working at truBOND and is excited to learn everything there is to know about the veterinary field. Since the first day, she knew truBOND was the place she was meant to be. Aria says, “Dr. Dietrich and his staff have welcomed me into their work family and I am truly blessed to be here. I’m very excited to learn absolutely everything I can from the best people in veterinary medicine.”

Aria’s love for animals goes beyond cats and dogs and pours into wildlife where she is licensed as a rehabilitator through Texas Parks and Wildlife. The only thing she adores more than helping animals and their loving owners is her husband and their four children. Aria has 3 very large fur babies who complete her family.

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