Jim Ahumada, DVM and Helene Bergeron, DVM founded A&B Animal Clinic in December of 1990, just blocks from White Rock Lake in Dallas. They envisioned a clinic that fostered a welcoming environment for pets and people alike. By providing excellent, compassion-filled service to the residents of Dallas their dream became a reality. They worked tirelessly to improve the lives of every pet they came across, whether that meant treating household pets or taking in injured wildlife to opossums.

Dr. Ahumada – A native of El Paso, Dr. Ahumada was known for his service in the community as well as his practical approach to veterinary medicine. As hens became a popular pet, Dr. Ahumada was happy to treat them and in 2012 he earned the title of Best Chicken Vet in Dallas by the Dallas Observer. He was also involved in Boy Scouts of America, seeing both of his sons, Ian and Marc-Pierre, become Eagle Scouts.

Dr. Bergeron – Dr. Bergeron graduated in 1980 and earned her Masters Degree at Texas A&M in 1984, since then she has specialized small animal care. Dr. Bergeron continues to push A&B Animal Clinic to fully realize the dream that she and Dr. Ahumada began working towards in 1990. Although she only sees a limited number of cases these days, she has recruited like-minded and compassionate vets to help her continue the legacy that could only stem from A&B Animal Clinic.


Providing quality care and service since 1990

The mission of our clinic is to fulfill the needs of our clients by providing quality health services through a responsive, professional staff with the emphasis on individual attention and commitment to our clients, their pets, and our community.

Dr. Briawn Franklin

Briawn Franklin, DVM
Medical Director
Briawn Franklin, DVM
Medical Director

Dr. Franklin’s journey began in Tulsa, Ok where she is originally from. She received a Bachelors of Science in animal science at Cameron University in Lawton, OK, graduating in 2012. She then pursued veterinary medicine at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK, graduating in 2016. After graduation she moved to the DFW area to start her career as a small animal veterinarian. She is now Fear Free certified, in hopes to achieve stress-free vet visits for both owner and pet. She has 2 dogs but would love to expand her fur family in the near future. She enjoys sports, movies, naps and expanding her shoe collection.

Dr. Jennifer Richey

Jennifer Richey, DVM
Jennifer Richey, DVM

Dr. Richey has been part of the veterinary team at A&B animal clinic for 13 years. She is happy to call A&B animal clinic her veterinary home.

Dr. Richey grew up in Fort Worth, TX. As a child, she always dreamed of being a veterinarian. To pursue this goal, she attended Texas A&M University. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in 1992, followed by her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1996. Dr Richey is proud to call herself an “aggie” vet.

After graduation, Dr. Richey started her veterinary career in Garland Texas. Before joining the A&B team, she worked for several years at the emergency clinic. Her professional interests include, emergency medicine, client education, and patient wellness.

Dr. Richey has been married to her husband Mark for 13 years. They are blessed to have 3 beautiful children, Rebekah, Alexander and Zane. Included in the family are, Rasor And Ike (golden retrievers), Katie and Beth (cats), Titan (a geriatric guinea pig), and Palio (the hamster). The house is full of laughter and joy.

Dr. Richey loves being a veterinarian at A&B animal clinic. Her goals are to promote animal well being, through strengthening the bond between people and animals, ultimately creating happy, healthy pets.

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