Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Blackhorse Animal Hospital in Cypress! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 832-220-1380 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Fred Schneider, DVM


Dr. Frederick Schneider is the owner of Blackhorse Animal Hospital. A Houston native, he attended Texas A&M University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Science in 1989, a Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Science in 1990 and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1993.

After graduating, Dr. Schneider practiced veterinary medicine at hospitals in Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and the Spring/Cypress area before establishing Blackhorse Animal Hospital in 2007.

Dr. Schneider’s professional interests include general practice, wellness medicine, soft tissue surgery and orthopedics. He is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

In his spare time, Dr. Schneider enjoys golf, computers and most sports. He and his wife Sherri enjoy a blended family which includes her sons, Brandon (passed away 2010), Austin and Aaron, and his daughters, Steffanie, Kaitlyn and Brooke. They are members of a local Church and enjoy serving our community whenever possible. The family has four furry members—Lola, Belle, Pearl and Ruby the pampered Shelties.

Kristen Endsley, DVM


Dr. Kristen Endsley grew up in Austin, Texas. She then moved to College Station to attend school where she graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelors Degree in Biomedical Sciences in 2009 and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2013.

Dr. Endsley’s professional interests include preventative medicine, dermatology, feline medicine, and soft tissue surgery. She is a member of both the Texas Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Endsley and her husband Daren enjoy being active and traveling in their spare time. They share their home with their beautiful twins Ocie and Evelyn and their three furry children- Piper and Peach, both long-haired miniature dachshunds, and their pesky little brother Brodie, a lab mix.

Samantha Monier, DVM


Dr. Samantha Monier (Mon`et)is from a small town in North Texas called Peaster. She grew up on a farm spending most of her time with her horses and dogs. She moved to College Station to attend Texas A&M to complete her pre-requisite courses for veterinary school and completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017.

Dr. Monier enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but takes a special interest in nutrition, preventative medicine, ophthalmology and surgery. She is also a member of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

Dr. Monier loves traveling with her husband, spending time in Fort Worth with their families, watching MASH and cuddling with their four-legged children Disney and Belle.

Meredith Daniel, DVM


Dr. Meredith Daniel was born and raised in Victoria, Texas. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology at Texas A&M University in 2006 and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University in 2011.

Dr. Daniel is motivated by the relationships she has with her clients and patients. She enjoys all aspects of caring for her patients, but she takes particular interest in preventative care, dentistry, dermatology, internal medicine, and surgery. She is a member of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA)and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

At home, Dr. Daniel enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She and her husband Michael have two children, Brooks and Landry, who keep them constantly busy and on their toes. They have three chihuahuas, Zoey, Mimi, and Rosie who love couch snuggles! Her hobbies include running, spending time outdoors, and traveling.



Mikayla has been grooming animals since 2017. She loves working with animals and enjoys making your fur babies look their best!. Mikayla has a dog named Blondie and 2 cats named Damon and JoJo.

Mikayla is originally from Frederick, Maryland but moved to Texas in 2008. She enjoys visiting home on occasion and spending time with family .

When Mikayla is not here grooming at BHAH, she is at home spending time with her significant other and pets. She also loves spending time with friends and exploring the city.

Sherri Schneider

Operations Manager

Sherri Schneider grew up in a small town in Louisiana where she attended Northwestern State University. She has been living in the Cypress Area for 13 years.

Sherri has an extensive background in new business startup which includes marketing, recruitment, management, client satisfaction and day to day operations.

She has been serving as Operations Manager for Blackhorse Animal Hospital for 10 years.
She and Dr. Schneider have 6 grown children between the two of them. She also has 2 grandchildren and four spoiled shelties.

Sherri enjoys gardening, cooking, entertaining, volunteering, and singing on the worship team at her church.



Lori is our manager here at BHAH. She was born in Houston but resides in Katy. She has been in the veterinary field for over 20 years. Lori started in the kennel in 1997 and quickly progressed to a veterinary technician where she gained experience with small animals, birds, exotics, emergency medicine, cardiology, internal medicine, and oncology throughout her career as a veterinary technician.

She then became a consultant for a veterinary software company where she had the opportunity to travel all over the US, UK, and Australia learning the many ways that veterinary medicine is practiced in different parts of the world. Through her experience, school, and training she advanced to become a Manager. Lori has an Associate’s degree in Science and is an active member of the Houston Veterinary Practice Manager’s Association.

She has 3 boys-Corey, Andrew and Avery, 2 dogs-Ayla and Oscar, and a cat named Axl. Lori is a big fan of the Texans, Rockets and Astros. Whenever there is a game on, you can bet she will be watching it.

Kristen LVT

Lead Veterinary Technician

Kristen has been with BHAH since 2017. She is one of our licensed veterinary technicians. She received her Associates degree in Biology and her Associates in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology at Lonestar College in 2016.

Kristen was born and raised in Houston but currently resides in Katy with her significant other Lyndon AKA Sheff. They share a daughter, Krislyn and two kitties named Colby and Reeses. If you get the pleasure of having her as your technician, you will see how professional and caring she is. She provides excellent care for our patients.

Stephanie CVA II

Veterinary Technician

Stephanie joined BHAH in 2017 but has been in the veterinary field for over ten years. She started as kennel technician and worked her way up as a veterinary technician. She has also worked as a receptionist and a groomer. Stephanie is also a Certified Veterinary Assistant-Level II. She is a jack of all trades.

Stephanie is originally from Chicago but has lived in the Katy/Cypress area for over 25 years. When Stephanie is not working, she is enjoying her time with her two kids Joceyln and Kayden, along her with her fur-babies Bruce and Clea.

Becky LVT

Veterinary Technician

Becky is one of our licensed veterinary technicians that works with us part-time. When she is not working here at BHAH, she is working as an emergency technician at VERGI. She has a total of 16 years experience in the veterinary field, 13 of those years have been in emergency medicine. Becky has known the Schneiders and has worked with them for many, many years. Becky graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in 2004 and then became a licensed veterinary technician.

Becky has two grown children and one dog who is a Lab mix named Ruby. We love having Becky here as she provides a lot of knowledge and helps teach and educate others about veterinary medicine.

Brooke LVT

Veterinary Technician

Brooke is one of our licensed veterinary technicians. She joined the BHAH family in 2018. She was born in Wilson, NC, but has lived in Texas the last 12+ years. Brooke has two children. A daughter named Henleigh and a son named Gavin and one dog named Penny who she shares with her husband Demetrich.

Brooke received her Associates degree in Applied Science and then received her license to become an LVT. When Brooke is not working she enjoys spending time with her family, going to sporting events and concerts. One thing about Brooke is that she loves getting to know all of your fur-babies when they come into Blackhorse.


Veterinary Technician

Ruth joined BHAH in 2018. She is from a tiny town called High Island, Texas but moved to the city as soon as she could. She originally started her career in American Sign Language Interpreting but moved over to veterinary medicine when she realized her passion for animal welfare. Ruth and her husband, Matt share their home with their five fur-babies. They have two dogs-a Golden Retriever named Loki and a Pomeranian named Wags and four orange Tabby cats named Abbie, Goliath, Twitch and Princess.

When Ruth is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, exploring new places and cuddling with her fur-babies.

Ruth is known as the "cat lady" here at BHAH. She is very passionate about feline health, helping feline patients stay calm during their visit and of course loving on all of the kittens.


Lead Receptionist

Ashlee is one of our wonderful receptionists at BHAH. She joined BHAH in 2017 but has been in the veterinary field for about 3 years prior to joining us. Ashlee was raised in Sealy, Texas where she graduated from Sealy High School and now resides in Magnolia, Texas. Ashlee shares a home with her significant other Jared and her two beautiful girls Mylee and Macee. Ashlee also has multiple fur-babies- Brody who is a Lab Mix, Jessie a Great Pyrenees Mix, Molly who is a Chow Mix, her kitties Chester and Will Feral, a pig named Chris P and her 2 goats named Walker and Texas Ranger.

When Ashlee has free time and is not working, she loves going on many adventures such as camping, kayaking, fishing and target practice. Ashlee has a great love for animals and will make you feel welcome when you walk in the door with her contagious smile. She is thrilled for the future and can’t wait to see what is in store!



Jan is one of our lovely receptionists that has been with us since 2017.She was born and raised in Tomball, TX where she still resides with her two Shelties, Halo and Rain. She is currently attending Lonestar College, working towards her Associate's degree in Science.

Jan has always loved animals. She grew up competing in barrel racing and competing in FFA, showing sheep and cattle. She has always wanted to work in the veterinary field and was finally given the opportunity to do so in 2014. She is our clinic cuddler and you can bet that if your fur baby is here, she will be making sure they get extra cuddles! Jan loves her job and couldn't imagine doing anything else.

When Jan is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to concerts, floating the river, visiting new places (especially places that are pet friendly so that she can take her fur babies along) and traveling every chance she gets.



Sharyl joined Blackhorse Animal Hospital in January 2019. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, raised in Kentucky and Alabama, but got to Texas ASAP. Sharyl is married to her husband Bo who she shares 5 children with- Caleb, Jordan, David, Ethan and Alyssa. She also has 1 puppy, Tilley, and a cat named Precious. Living with and loving dogs her whole life, she appreciates the special relationship people have with the furry members of their family.

Sharyl is also an EMT and Certified Yoga Instructor outside her position here at BHAH and has worked as a Veterinary Technician and Surgical Veterinary Assistant at previous veterinary hospitals. Sharyl is an avid Auburn fan, but we love her anyways!