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Sugar Land Veterinary Specialists
281-491-7800

1515 Lake Pointe Parkway 
Sugar Land, TX 77478

Andrew Novosad, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology)

Andrew Novosad, DVM, 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. His clinical interests include melanoma, novel anti-cancer agents, lymphoproliferative disorders, and mammary gland tumors. 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. He is an Executive Board Member of the Harris County Veterinary association.

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Outside of Work : College football (Geaux tigers!!!), golf, running.


Oncology Support Staff

Gwendolyn Fritz, Oncology Lead Technician & OSHA Safety OfficerGwendolyn Fritz, AA, BS, AMA
Oncology 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 Brandenburg, LVT, Oncology Veterinary TechnicianChristina Brandenburg, LVT

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 Ybarra, BS

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.