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

Office Manager & Receptionist


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.



Gina Chapa

Office Manager Assistant & Veterinary Technician


Gina is one of our great room technicians. She joined the Bay Breeze family in 2018 and enjoys the everyday challenges of veterinary medicine and helping to improve the lives of our patients. She assists the veterinarian with all aspects of patient care and helps to ensure patients receive the best treatment and attention. She earned her CVA and is continuing to further her education to help deliver the highest quality of care for your fur babies. 

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



Dara Hoffpauir

Veterinary Technician


Bio coming soon!



Stephanie Meza

Licensed Veterinary Technician


Stephanie is one of our newer Veterinary Technicians. She began as an extern with us during her final years attending Texas A&M University-Kingsville in their Veterinary Technology Program. After completing her Bachelors, she began working with us full time in the summer of 2020. She loves working with patients during appointments and assisting in surgery where she can expand her knowledge in the veterinary field and make a difference in the lives of our patients and clients.

Outside of work, Stephanie enjoys reading, binge watching her favorite shows and spending time with her scruffy dogs, Oli and Kai and her two Guinea Pigs Kyo and Yuki.  



Kristin Cagle

Veterinary Technician


Kristin is one of excellent technicians. She was born and raised in North Texas and moved to Rockport in 2015. She joined Bay Breeze in 2021 and aims to provide the best care she can in every situation. Before joining Bay Breeze she worked at the Humane Society and has a passion for working with animals and does not see herself doing anything else. 

During her free time, she loves spending time with her son and rescue doggies Dozyr, Roscoe, Spot and Albino Corn Snake named Fish. 



Faith Rice

Receptionist & Veterinary Technician


My name is Faith, I'm a receptionist and Vet Tech here at Bay Breeze Animal Clinic. I moved to Rockport in 2020 from Fort Worth and absolutely love the town and people. I love all animals and am so happy that I am able to work with them every day. I strive to treat every patient as I would my own and clients as if they are my family. 

When not at work I'm either reading a book or binging a new tv series. I have 3 cats currently and would have a farm if I could.



Jessica Hayes

Lead Surgery Technician


Jessica is our lead surgery technician. She has been a technician for 19 years working in general practice, specialty and emergency medicine before she made her way to Bay Breeze 7 years ago. 

When not working she enjoys fishing and spending time with her family.