We’re big on community service.
We believe in giving back to the communities we serve, and we partner with many local nonprofits.
- We provide thousands of dollars of service each year to other animal organizations
- We actively sponsor and participate in events and provide mentoring for local schools
- We donate “Vet for a Day” experiences to local school and community group fundraisers
- We support many community groups working with kids and animals
- For every $250 spent, a client chooses a $5 credit or $5 donation to a community group
- Our “Chief the Big Dog” inflatable 12-foot dog attends all of our events and occasionally joins in other community activities
Who are we?
We hire the brightest, most caring and experienced doctors who truly love animals and understand the human-pet bond.
Our veterinary technicians are the best in the business, continually developing their skills, learning, and training to stay on the cutting edge of medicine.
Our doctors and team members are personable, warm and welcoming. They take as much time as needed with each patient and pet, and they become trusted advisors to our clients.
Our approach is collaborative. We act as an advocate for your pet’s health and make decisions with you as a team.
We value the role your pets play in your family; we treat them as if they were our own.
John Faught, DVM
Chief Medical Officer
Born and raised in West Texas, Dr. Faught spent much of his youth working with and around different animals. This background led him to pursue a degree in Biomedical Science at Texas A&M University. He then earned his DVM degree from Texas A&M’s esteemed College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. As soon as he graduated, Dr. Faught moved to Austin to begin his career. After 8 years as an associate veterinarian in a busy practice, Dr. Faught met Dr. Jed Rogers and began planning a comprehensive and service-oriented group of veterinary hospitals in Central Texas. The result is Firehouse Animal Health Centers.
Dr. Faught has developed a comfortable and trustworthy way of educating our customers on the best for their pets. With extensive communication training, clients drive from all over Texas to seek his opinion. His approach is collaborative and geared towards practical preventative medicine. Dr. Faught has interests in dentistry, nutrition, cardiology, and behavior medicine and continually is seeking opportunities to learn innovative methods of providing better veterinary care. He has now expanded his role to include mentoring associate veterinarians on the art of practicing quality medicine and leadership. Dr. Faught is a local resource to several radio, television, and print media outlets in Austin. Always eager to learn, Dr. Faught spends considerable time on his education and continues to improve the care that Firehouse provides.
Dr. Faught believes it is important to give back to the local community. He currently is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Capitol Area Veterinary Medical Association, and acts as an advisor for PAWS of Kyle. He currently serves on the Government Relations Committee of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association and is a Trustee for the organization’s political action committee. He is also actively involved with Hospice Austin, the Hill Country Conservancy, and Star of Texas Rodeo. Through these relationships, Dr. Faught was included in the revered Austin Under 40 list in 2018.
Director of OperationsKelly was born in Rochester, New York and moved to Austin at a very young age. Early in life, she began fostering kittens from several humane societies which sparked her interest in the field of Veterinary Medicine.
In 2012, Kelly joined the Firehouse team as the Westlake location opened. As her role evolved throughout the years, she has become more passionate about creating the best experience for both client and pet through Team training and client educations.
Kelly graduated from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology (2009) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (2014). Kelly has four cats and one bird, that all get along! She still fosters kittens in her free time, and on the weekend’s you’ll find her playing soccer.
Kelly is wholeheartedly devoted to veterinary hospital operations and is excited about Firehouse’s continued growth.
Jed Rogers, DVM
Co-Founder and CEO
Jed grew up in Houston and spent plenty of time at the family ranch in Blanco and with his grandparents in Boerne. Early exposure to the magic of Austin and the hill country drew him back to the area in 2012 when he and Dr. John Faught founded the Firehouse group of animal hospitals.
When he graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University, Jed knew he wanted to have a career in small animal medicine and surgery. His first two jobs, at animal hospitals in Hawaii, taught him the value of communication and the importance of making connections with people to have a greater impact on the animals he loves.
During a 16-year tenure in Denver, Jed continued to practice medicine and also gravitated to the operational side of veterinary medicine, which led to the launch of a flagship Firehouse hospital in central Denver in 2004. Over the next 6 years, Jed grew that group from 1 to 6 facilities with the help of a great team.
When Jed and Johnny met in 2011, they knew that they shared a common vision. Together they have created a group of hospitals focused first and foremost on an excellent experience for their customers (the humans) and excellent medical care for their patients (the animals).
Jed is proud of the team and culture he and Johnny have built, and he is focused on continuing to offer comprehensive care, unparalleled service, and a collaborative experience to the people and pets of central Texas!