Bay Breeze Animal Clinic, Rockport, TX 78382 - Our Doctors

Bay Breeze Animal C

1005 E Main St.
Rockport, TX 78382


Our Team


Jimmy Anders

Lead Kennel Technician & Head of Maintenance


Jimmy has been an amazing part of the BBAC team since 2010. He is always there to help anyone at any time no questions asked. He has become known around the clinic as the "Cat Whisperer". Any fractious feline that comes in he is there to calm and secure the safety of staff and patient.  When he is not working or doing weekend kennels he enjoys numerous activities like fishing or skateboarding with his nephew Gavin.                                                               

Jimmy currently lives with his 2 furry four legged recused babies (Penelope and Hank) and numerous reptiles ranging from bearded dragons, turtles, exotic snakes and lizards.



Julie Rutherford



Originally from Colorado, Julie moved to south Texas in 2013 brining her two horses, one dog, one cat and six box turtles. Her family has quickly grown since being here, and like many on our staff, she discovered her love for animals at a very young age. She began to pursue her dreams of caring for our furry companions by working at an animal shelter in junior high and then heading straight for a veterinarian technician institution of learning right after graduating high school. Julie has been working in the veterinary field since 1992. Between her experience in veterinary medicine and her spunky sense of humor, we are thankful to have her on our team as a receptionist.

Outside of the scrub life she enjoys riding her horse, biking, swimming and cuddling with all of her furry friends in her zoo.



Paige Snider

Clinic Coordinator


Paige has been a receptionist in a veterinary clinic since 2007 and has been with us since 2011. Paige was the smiling face when you walk in and pleasant voice when you call. She is now more behind the scenes trying to keep our clinic running smoothly. Paige helps to maintain the books, inventory, and keep the computer gremlins from causing too much trouble. 

Paige grew up in the area and moved to Rockport when she started with us. Her favorite hobby is playing with and showing off her great niece Laney Jade or as Paige calls her “The Princess.”  She describes herself as a “word nerd”, loves to read, collect maps and work in her yard.



Rose Okilj

Veterinary Technician


Rose has been with us since 2016. She worked in veterinarian clinics in Florida before taking time off to care for her husband of 14 years and her two beautiful children. She missed the animal care field and came back to renew her knowledge and give her utmost to your pets. Rose is our lead room technician and helps ensure all your pets receive the proper wellness care they need. She keeps our rooms running smoothly and efficiently. She is a veritable renaissance woman with respect to veterinary care and is able to assist in all aspects of our clinic. 



Stacey Echols

Veterinarian Technician


Stacey is one of our friendly room technicians. She joined our team in 2016 and has been an asset to us ever since. Stacey has a passion for learning and using that knowledge to help our patients receive the best of care as well as helping their owners with any questions or concerns they may have. She is very compassionate, treating every patient as if they were her own with loving care and attention.

Stacey is currently attending college to obtain her BSN. She enjoys cooking and entertaining family and friends with barbeques and get-togethers.  Stacey loves fishing and boat rides or any excuse to be out on the water. She lives here in Rockport with her fiancé Travis and 6 year old son Zeth. Stacey is passing on her enthusiasm for learning and love of all creatures to her son whose boundless energy matches that of her two mini-Australian shepherds, Axle and Tessa.



Gina Chapa

Veterinary Technician


Gina is one of our great room technicians. She started with Bay Breeze September of 2018. Gina enjoys the everyday challenges of veterinary medicine and helping to improve the lives of our patients. She assists the veterinarians with all aspects of patient care and helps to ensure patients receive the best treatment and attention. Gina also educates and answers any questions our clients have in regards to their pet’s health. Gina has earned a veterinarian assistant certification from Del Mar College and is continuing to further her education in becoming a certified veterinary technician to help deliver the highest quality of care for our patients.

Outside of work, Gina enjoys being outdoors, photography, movies and spending quality time with her family and Doberman Bandida.



Dara Hoffpauir

Veterinary Technician


Bio coming soon!



Stephanie Maze

Veterinary Technician


Bio coming soon!