Our Staff


Dr. Helen Philips – Owner

Helen Philips attended Texas A&M University where she received her Bachelors in Animal Science in 2002. Upon completion, she attended TAMU College of Veterinary Medicine until graduation in 2006. She moved to Brenham, Texas in May 2006 where she was employed by Brenham Veterinary Hospital. In September 2009, Dr. Philips started Philips Veterinary Services in a 1700 sq. ft. building. For over two years she worked to build Philips Veterinary Hospital. In December 2011 she opened the new clinic. Dr. Philips is married to Chad Philips who is an active member and advisor to Philips Veterinary Hospital. Matthew Philips is their son. Dr. Philips volunteers helping 4Hers with the veterinary assistant program. She has three dogs, two horses, and one cats. She raises back grounded feeder cattle in South Texas and show heifers.

Dr. Brandon Schulte – Associate Veterinarian

Brandon Schulte attended Texas A&M University where he received his Bachelors in Animal Science in 2006. Upon completion he attended Ross University of Veterinary Medicine located at St. Kitts. This once in a lifetime experience led him back to Texas A&M University School of Veterinary Medicine where he graduated in 2012. He began working for Dr. Philips soon afterwards. Dr. Schulte and his wife, Emily, have a son, Callen and a daughter, Claire . Their animal family includes a Yorkshire terrier and a Yellow Lab. Dr. Schulte and his father also own Circle S Cattle where they raise Brahman and F1 cattle.

Dr. Brooke Eckermann – Veterinarian

Dr. Eckermann graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science in 2010. She began at the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Science in 2011. After graduating in 2015, she began working for Philips Veterinary Hospital. She is originally from Burton, Texas where her family still resides. She is engaged to be married in March of 2017 to Bradley Mueller of Brenham, Texas. Together they have three dogs named Jack, Hailey, and Boss, and two horses named Cutter and Friday.

Chad Philips – Business Manager

Chad Philips has been a part of Philips Veterinary Hospital since it was started and covers a variety of job and a multitude of titles, most notably Business Manager. He is currently employed full-time with USDA and Safety Inspection Service, and is also very involved with the business aspects of PVH on the weekends and after hours. He also serves as an emergency technician for after hour emergencies on weekends, which has allowed many of our clients to get to know him personally.

Tina – Kennel Manager

Tina has been with Dr. Philips for over six years and she is invaluable to the hospital, performing a wide variety of duties. She refers to herself as a “Jack of all Trades but the Master of none”. She has a wonderful husband and three loving children (two girls and a boy). She also has seven cats and five dogs. Her hobbies include reading, watching movies, and sleeping.

Tonya – Receptionist

Tonya has been with Dr. Philips since 2009 and loves to love on our animals at the hospital. She is blessed with a wonderful husband and three sons whom she is very proud of. Tonya’s family includes a dog, a cat, and two amazing horses. Her church family is very important to her and she enjoys horseback riding, kayaking, scuba diving, reading, traveling and much more.

Jan – Receptionist

Jan has been with Dr. Philips since 2011 and loves it here. She loves animals and says this is her “dream job”. She has one daughter and two grandchildren. She has 5 cats and a bird, also her beloved rescue dog, Shelby. She loves reading, riding, and working in the garden and yard.

Linda – Receptionist

Linda joined Dr. Philips team in October 2016. She is happily married to David Bruyneel & has 3 children & 4 handsome grandsons. In addition to her children she has 2 cats, Boo Kitty & Lucky (and yes they are spoiled just like her children). Her hobbies include baking, arts and crafts, and decorating.


Cheryl – Mixed Animal Technician

Cheryl has been a veterinary technician for over twenty years. She has been with Dr. Philips for over six years. She has two great boys. She loves animals. Her family includes five dogs, seven cats, and five horses. She loves reading, riding, horses, fishing, hunting and just being outdoors with cattle.



Jennifer – Kennel Technician

Jennifer joined the Philips Veterinary Hospital team in November of 2015. She is happily married to Kirk Wilson & has 3 beautiful children. In addition to her children, Jennifer has 1 dog, several rescue horses & raises Beef Master cattle. This allows Jennifer to pursue her passion outside of the workplace. In the future, Jennifer aspires to further broaden her veterinary knowledge & skill by working at Philips Veterinary Hospital.

Paula – Kennel Technician

Paula has worked for Philips Veterinary Hospital for 2 years. Her mother, Tina also works here. She loves to read, watch films, and enjoys time with her family. Paula is currently attending Blinn College so she can get her associates in Sociology. After her 2 years at Blinn she is planning to transfer to the University of Texas Arlington.

Samantha Gaskamp

Samantha joined the team in August 2017. Recent graduate from the Vet Tech Institute of Houston studying to become a licensed veterinary technician. Has 2 for children; a dog Willow and a Rat Juliet.

Other Staff:

Shelby Draehn

Maribell Herrera

Kelsey Draehn

Kyle Kledber

Kim Gemberling

Jennifer Conway

Cathrine Young

Austin Reagan