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 Mueller – Veterinarian

Dr. Eckermann Mueller 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 married to Bradley Mueller of Brenham, Texas. Together they have three dogs named Jack, Hailey, and Boss.

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 J – 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 B – 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 of whom she is very proud.  Tonya’s family includes a cat, two amazing horses and cattle.  Her church family is very important to her and she enjoys horseback riding, kayaking, scuba diving, reading, traveling and much more.

Jan B – 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 2 grandchildren.  She has 6 cats and a bird, also her beloved rescue dog, Shelby.  She loves reading, riding, and working in the garden and yard.

Linda B – Receptionist

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

Tomalene V – Receptionist

Tomalene recently moved to the Brenham area from Sugar Land and joined Philips Veterinary hospital as a receptionist.  She loves animals and is eager to learn something new after retiring from teaching after 33 years. Tomalene has a great husband, two awesome children, and a child with fur named Lonestar.   She loves to do all kinds of crafts, especially crocheting, Brazilian embroidery, and quilting.  She also loves to read and spend time with her family.

Cheryl M – Mixed Animal Technician

Cheryl has been a veterinary technician for over twenty-three years. She has been with Dr. Philips for over eight years. She has two great boys, who enjoy everything she does. She loves all animals. She has four dogs, three cats, two horses, a donkey and cattle. She loves fishing, being out on the water, all hunting, reading, baseball, cattle shows, riding horses, and just being outdoors.

Jennifer S – Mixed Animal 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 2 dogs & 1 cat, several 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.

Maribel H – Kennel Technician

Maribel joined the Philips Hospital team in 2017. She has two dogs named Remington and Cinch. Her hobbies are hunting and watching sunsets.  When she’s not working, she loves spending time with family and friends.

Paula J – 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 G – Technician

Samantha joined the team in 2017. She is a graduate from the Vet Tech Institute of Houston. She is studying to become a licensed Veterinary Technician. Samantha has 3 fur children: dogs, Willow and Pippy and a rat, Juliet.

Erin G – Technician

Erin joined the team in June 2018. Erin is a Sam Houston State University Alumni. She is the mother of 2 fur babies, Doc Holiday and Sandy. Erin is happily married to Devon George.

Kelsey D – Kennel Technician

Kelsey is a current senior at Brenham High School. She is an avid lover of all animals and has too many to count.  One of her favorite hobbies is showing horses and dairy cattle.  She has been with our team volunteering and working since 2012.

Amber W – Kennel Technician

Amber joined the team in July 2018. She is a current student at Blinn College working towards her Biology degree. Her dream is to become a veterinarian. Her only dog, Sam, is the love of her life.

Other Staff:

Cathrine Y

Austin R

Brianna W

Braylee S

Sean M