When Jed Rogers and John Faught met in 2011, they knew they shared a common vision: to provide advanced, compassionate veterinary care that’s tailored to each human-pet relationship. They opened the first Firehouse Animal Health Center a year later in Austin.
Now, with five Austin locations and counting, they continue to build the most comprehensive, service-oriented group of veterinary hospitals in Central Texas.
They are proud of the team they’ve assembled and the culture they’ve created — one that offers comprehensive care, unparalleled service, and a collaborative experience for people and pets of Central Texas.
John Faught, DVM
Co-Founder, Chief Medical Officer
As co-founder of Firehouse Animal Health Center and a practicing veterinarian, Dr John Faught has a unique perspective into the veterinary world. He merges science-based medicine, empathetic communication, and practical solutions to help pet owners choose the best path for their families and their pets. At the same time, Dr Faught provides leadership for Firehouse staff and steers the hospital toward impeccable service, growth, and philanthropy.
Most clients who visit Firehouse see Dr Faught as a trusted friend, someone who offers medical guidance with patience, warmth, and a sense of humor. Dr Faught looks for this same empathetic spirit in his team. Firehouse veterinarians are not only skilled in medicine, they are also empathetic and willing to do “100 Little Things” — those extra moments of connection, support, and kindness — to remind clients they’re in the right place for their pet.
Dr Faught learned at an early age that we all play a role in making our communities healthier, safer, and happier. This is why Firehouse gives generously to local animal-support organizations by donating funds, free medical services, time, and ideas. “We are better individuals and a better business because of it,” says Dr Faught. “It brings value and purpose to what we do each and every day.”
Dr Faught is a regular contributor to local and national media, helping to educate the public. He earned a degree in Biomedical Science at Texas A&M University, followed by a DVM degree from Texas A&M’s esteemed College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004.
Director of OperationsKelly Erb oversees the Hospital Managers at each location, Firehouse HR, and Marketing. Kelly’s vision for Firehouse has allowed individual hospitals to support their local communities in unique ways, while still maintaining cohesion and teamwork across the entire network. She strives to cultivate an environment that inspires the Firehouse team to grow their knowledge and move the bar ever higher.
Kelly began her career with Firehouse as a Veterinary Technician. After 9 months she decided to broaden her knowledge of medicine by studying for a nursing degree. Upon graduating, she was promoted to Hospital Manager at Firehouse Kyle where she oversaw the hospital’s operations and team. Her role within Firehouse continued to evolve into the one she holds today.
Kelly has always felt a strong connection to animals and began fostering kittens at age thirteen. In her free time, she plays soccer and spends time with her husband and family, which includes a cockatiel named Mr. Sprinkles and five cats — Star Princess, Lamb Chop, Bubba Rose, Grub, and Apple. She’s an identical twin and a graduate of Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Jed Rogers, DVM
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
As Firehouse continues to grow and expand, Dr Jed Rogers works behind-the-scenes to preserve each hospital’s unique, local feel, making sure each hospital feels distinct and authentic to their communities.
As a co-founder of Firehouse Animal Health Centers, Dr Rogers envisions a group of hospitals that provides comprehensive medical care, unparalleled service, and a fulfilling work environment for the talented, hard-working Firehouse team.
Dr Rogers strives to bring a balance of art and science to the Firehouse culture, ensuring hospitals combine the most effective, modern forms of treatment with compassionate and considerate service.
Dr Rogers earned an undergraduate degree in biological anthropology from Harvard University and graduated from Texas A&M’s veterinary school in 1994. He and his wife, Susie, have four amazing children — all off on their own adventures — plus a collection of six hilarious cats. In his free time, Dr Rogers enjoys walking and exploring, exercising, traveling, and spending time with his family.
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