Summit Veterinary Hospital
Summit Veterinary Hospital

Meet the Doctor

Howdy! I’m Dr. Amanda Richards and I’m the owner of Summit Veterinary Hospital in College Station. I’m a native Texan, born and raised in Dallas. My love for animals started at a very young age. Having animal-loving parents that were so tolerant and soft-hearted made that love even stronger. I knew that I wanted to be a veterinarian before I could pronounce the word “veterinarian”.

I graduated from Texas A&M University in 2003 with a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Development. A few years later, I decided to move to Colorado and continue my education. I got a second Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science, a Master’s degree in Toxicology, and finally my Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, all from Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

In 2014, I married my best friend, Robert, and together we have 3 beautiful children: Ryan, Dylan, and Michael. They’re our whole world and they drive us absolutely crazy! We’ve planted our roots in College Station and have passed the love of all animals on to our children. Our ranch is home to many dogs and cats, 3 miniature horses, a pony, a donkey, a cow, a rabbit, chickens, ducks and even a toad! There’s probably more, but we’ve stopped counting!

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, going to movies, riding horses, swimming, snowboarding, and traveling. One random and interesting thing about me is that I have a very enthusiastic obsession with elephants. While completing my Master’s degree, I had the opportunity to spend three months in South Africa researching a herd of African Elephants. It was an experience of a lifetime. Unfortunately, Bryan/College Station doesn’t have much of an elephant population, so I’m here opening my small animal veterinary practice.

I am extremely passionate about providing exceptional veterinary care to each and every one of my patients while forming lasting relationships with their wonderful humans. This is my calling and I’m excited to share it with my community!

Dr. Amanda Richards

Our Staff

Bailey Stewart
Bailey StewartVeterinary Technician
Howdy! My name is Bailey Stewart. I’m currently a senior at Texas A&M University. I grew up in East Texas surrounded by various pets and livestock, which led to my love for animals starting at a very young age. Between a love for animals and a love for medicine, I’ve known I wanted to become a veterinarian for as long as I can remember. I have had numerous pets, show animals, and livestock over the years, but currently have a 4 year old lab mix named Trixie Mae. Outside of school and work, I love spending time with my friends and family- especially my nephews, and serving at Breakaway Ministries every Tuesday night. I’m excited to get to care for and love your pets at Summit Veterinary Hospital!
Audrey Janke
Audrey JankeVeterinary Technician
Howdy! My name is Audrey Janke and I graduated from Texas A&M University class of ‘22 with a bachelor’s in Biomedical Science. I aspire to continue my education through vet school. In my spare time, I’m a Triathlete. I love swimming, biking, and running. Among many races, the largest I’ve completed are a marathon and a half Ironman. I love pets of all sizes and species and have two dogs of my own. A 15 year old Maltese named Cirrus and a recently adopted 3 year old black lab named Timone. I’m excited to meet you and to be of service to you and your pets at our clinic.
Riley Reynolds
Riley ReynoldsVeterinary Technician
Howdy! My name is Riley Reynolds and I’m a senior Animal Science major at Texas A&M University. I grew up north of Dallas and have been surrounded by animals my whole life. I’ve had experience with livestock, household pets, and even some zoo exotics. I’m planning on attending veterinary school in hopes of starting my own mixed practice further down the line!
Bailey Driver
Bailey DriverClient Care Representative
My name is Bailey Driver. I have a love for animals that started as far back as I can remember. Being raised around all kinds of animals in my family’s country home was exciting and taught me a lot about hard work. I am currently a member of Guide Dogs for the Blind, raising and training my second guide dog puppy, which is a challenging as well as rewarding experience. In my free time, I enjoy outdoor activities like fishing and hunting with my family. I also really enjoy watching reality veterinary TV shows like Dr. Pol and Yukon Vet. I have always known that my passion for animals would be a part of my future and my career.
Emory Alderson
Emory AldersonClient Care Representative
Howdy! My name is Emory Alderson and I am currently a student at Texas A&M majoring in Agriculture Leadership and Development with a minor in Psychology. I am currently serving as the President for my student organization, Aggie Southern Darlings, as well as being involved in multiple others. Growing up, I was heavily involved in showing and raising livestock which resulted in a passion for veterinary medicine. Coming to college, I was still trying to figure out exactly what I want to do, and I am so excited to get back into loving and caring for people’s pets.