Our Staff






Our Staff

James M. Baggs, DVM

Dr. Baggs

A native of West Texas, Dr. Baggs was reared on and around ranches and animals of all sizes and types. He earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Agriculture Degree from Texas A&M University-Kingsville in 2001. In 2006, he graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University. Before moving back to Bryan to take over West Villa Maria Veterinary Clinic in 2007, Dr. Baggs practiced large and small animal medicine near Corpus Christi, Texas. In addition, Dr. Baggs is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys spending time with his wife, Jennie, and their three children (Jarrett, Jackson, & Jessie).

Professional Memberships: American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA), Brazos Valley Veterinary Medical Association (BVVMA).


Elizabeth Ford, DVM



Dr. Elizabeth Ford is a 2015 graduate of Texas A&M Veterinary School.  She received her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science at Texas A&M as well.  Growing up in Celina, Texas Dr. Ford’s family was big into high school football and her dad coached for many years.  Golden Girls has a special place in Dr. Ford’s heart and she loves old movies.  In her free time Dr. Ford enjoys hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities with her husband, Kale.  With her exceptional bedside manner and her warm and welcoming smile, we are ecstatic to welcome Dr. Ford to the West Villa family!


Kristen has been an important member of the West Villa family for over 7 years. She started as a technician during her undergrad years and now has a degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Texas A&M. Kristen acts as both technician and practice manager, providing compassionate care to both pets and owners. As our resident reptile enthusiast she has taught the staff a great deal about reptiles and is the main reason Dr. Baggs has been seeing reptiles for the past several years. When not at the office Kristen enjoys working on her mini zoo at home and spending time with her two children Luke and Lexi.

Bailey S.

Bailey S is originally from West Columbia, Texas. She moved to College Station to attend Texas A&M University. Bailey graduated in December of 2017 with her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and hopes to continue to vet school here at A&M. Bailey is a hardworking and dedicated veterinary technician with a kind heart. In her spare time she enjoys hunting, reading and spending time with her family and friends. We are very fortunate to have her as part of the West Villa Maria Family!





Amy is one of our newest techs although she is not new to the animal field. She brings with her a great amount of experience with all kinds of critters. Amy will be continuing her education at Texas A&M this summer in hopes to eventually get into vet school. Amy is great with our clients and our patients. She is easy to get along with and always has something hilarious to say. We like to say that Amy is an aspiring comedian specializing in Tinder responses. Amy has been a fantastic addition to our West Villa staff and we don’t want to ever let her leave.


Teresa joined the West Villa Maria team, as our full time receptionist, in May 2017. She quickly became the welcoming face of West Villa and we can’t imagine the clinic without her. Several new changes within the clinic that allow everything to run smoother can be attributed to her. Teresa is known for her impressive Disney coffee cup collection and her contagious smile…after she has had her coffee. Outside the clinic she loves to read and spend time with her beloved cat, Ally.


Josette is one of our newest employees. She is a sweet and energetic person who always seems to be smiling. Josie is an Animal Science major, Texas A&M Class of 2017 and hope to move on to Texas A&M Vet school. As a fluent Spanish speaker she is a pro at helping our Spanish speaking clients feel comfortable and well taken care of. When she is not at the clinic Josie enjoys hanging out with her dog, Toby, reading books and catching up on some of her favorite TV shows. Josie is also a Disney fanatic and an Ultimate Frisbee coach.

Bailey D.

Bailey D has been one of the most entertaining additions to the West Villa family. Our youngest and only male employee he holds his own in an office full of ladies by always making us laugh and keeping the atmosphere in the clinic bright and cheerful. You just can’t help but be in a good mood around this sweet southern boy. Bailey is a Biomedical Science Major at A&M aspiring to one day move on to Veterinary school. In his free time Bailey likes to spend time with friends and his Boykin Spaniel, Molly Kate. We are thrilled to have Bailey and his extra sassy personality as a part of our team.


Studying Animal Science at Texas A&M, Ashleigh is finishing up her undergraduate work in hopes to move on to Vet School Fall of 2020. Ashleigh takes a special interest in dog training and is now a trainer supervisor with Aggie Guide Dogs. At the clinic Ashleigh is a sucker for Doodles and loves to spend time with Titan, her Golden-doodle. In her free time Ashleigh likes to read books and travel….she has already traveled to 7 countries!


Alana is our newest addition and has already fallen in love with our fantastic clients and their pets. Alana is a Animal Science major at Texas A&M and working towards a career in Veterinary Medicine. Although Alana loves dogs and cats she is especially interested in reptiles and other exotics. At home she has ball pythons in addition to two new kittens!