Andrew NovosadDVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified Specialist in Veterinary Oncology, Oncology Section Head
Dr. Novosad joined Sugar Land Veterinary Specialists in 2008. Prior to joining the SLVS team, he spent six years in private referral practice in the Dallas area. He earned his DVM at Louisiana State University and completed his internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, and residency in Medical Oncology, at Animal Medical Center in New York City. His clinical interests include lymphoproliferative disorders, melanoma, and novel anti-cancer agents. In 2017, Dr. Novosad became the first veterinary oncologist to receive the Texas Academy of Veterinary Practice Clinical Referral and Consultation Award. Outside of work, Dr. Novosad enjoys college football (Geaux Tigers!!!) and is an avid runner
Executive Board Member, Harris County Veterinary Medical Association
Scientific Advisory Council, Puccini Foundation
Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Veterinary Cancer Society (VCS)
Veterinary Cooperative Oncology Group (VCOG)
VCS Oncology-Pathology Working Group (OPWG)
American Veterinary Medical Association
Texas Veterinary Medical Association
Texas Veterinary Oncology Group
Texas Academy of Veterinary Practice
2007-2010: ACVIM Oncology Residency Training and Credentials Committee
Gwendolyn FritzAVAOncology Lead Technician & OSHA Safety Officer
Gwen joined the SLVS team in 2011. She received her Associates of Arts Degree at Cy-Fair College and then went to the University of Houston and completed a BS in Anthropology. Her background in veterinary medicine includes over 10 years of experience in general practice, emergency and critical care, but her true calling is Oncology. Her special interests include biomedical equipment and repair. Her household includes “Pickles”, a chihuahua, “Moose”, a beagle and “Popcorn”, a cockatiel.
Christina BrandenburgLVTOncology Veterinary Technician
Christina joined the SLVS team in 2011. She received her Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from Cedar Valley College in Lancaster, Texas and became a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) in 2007. Her background in veterinary medicine includes over 10 years of experience in general practice and emergency and critical care. Christina started in our ICU department, but soon developed a passion for Medical Oncology. Her special interests include offshore fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, sewing, gardening, and cooking. Her household includes “Cheyenne” a fun-loving German Shepherd, “Zoë” a shepherd husky mix, and “Kora” an Australian Shepherd mix.
Amy SmithBSOncology Veterinary Technician
Amy joined the SLVS family in 2008 as a Client Care Specialist with the Emergency and Critical Care Department. Over the last 10 years, she has transitioned from ECC, to Specialty Medicine, to Management, and now focuses her time with the Oncology department. Outside of work, Amy loves playing ball with her Affenpinscher/Yorkshire Terrier Mix, Shelby; being lazy with her Miniature Schnauzer, Chuy; basking in the sun with her Bearded Dragon, Taki; crocheting with her daughter, Audrey; and checking out the music scene with her husband, Charles.