Meet the CTCH Team

Dr. Todd Murphy


I remember my 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Clayton,asking me what I wanted to be when I grew up?

That was the easiest question of the day!

A Veterinarian.

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I couldn’t spell the word yet, but I knew being a vet was what I wanted to be when I grew up. I not only wanted to play with puppies and kitties all day, but more importantly, I wanted to help keep them happy and healthy.

I have the most amazing job in the world!

Again, I get to go to work everyday and not only play with puppies and kitties but we get to do this while perform cutting edge medicine, surgery, regenerative, and rehabilitation and conditioning therapies available. Everything you can image your MD doing, we can do that same procedure plus a little more, as we are not limited to one species, while having a lot more fun.

Veterinary medicine is both an art and a science. Knowing what to do to help our friends when they cannot tell us what is wrong is the biggest challenge yet it is also the most rewarding part of the job.

Going to work each day is not just a ‘job’, going to work each day is a passion each and everyone of us at SBVW has the privilege to do.

Dr. Murphy is a 1995 graduate of Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine, completed an internship in medicine and surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City, then pursued and completed a small animal surgical residency at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in Philadelphia, and completed his Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Murphy has spent his professional career focusing on returning your pet to proper form and function through both traditional and non-traditional means. While advanced, specialty, surgical practice was the root of Dr. Murphy’s postgraduate training, early on Dr. Murphy learned the significance of physical medicine or rehabilitation and condition (analagous to physical therapy in people) at assisting his patients to quicker and more complete recoveries.

Further exploration and training in the fields of complementary medicine to include acupuncture, photobiomodulation, aromatherapies, herbal and food therapies, and most recently regenerative medicine have allowed Dr. Murphy to look at veterinary medicine through a different lens.

At SBVW, we look at the whole pet. We take a holistic approach to life, family, wellness, and prevention, and how can we use these non-traditional therapies to complement traditional practices with the ultimate goal of returning your pet to full form and function as quickly as possible. We integrate current, cutting-edge, research-based alternative therapies to help expedite or maintain your pet’s health and recovery in a targeted and individualized treatment plan.

Dr. Murphy is married with six kids, four dogs, a cat, seven chickens, two pot bellied pigs, three horses, and whoever else stumbles into the farm.

Dr. Denise Murdock


Dr. Murdock is a 1998 graduate of Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Following veterinary school Dr. Murdock worked emergency and critical care in the Round Rock/ Austin area for 14 years. SInce that time Dr. Murdock has been with Central Texas Cat Hospital and has a special interest in internal medicine, emergency and critical care management.

Dr. Murdock lives in Round Rock with her husband and two kids, three cats which include Lydia, a former CTCH cat who has Ehler Danlos Syndrome.

Dr. Lisa Reeve


From an early age, I loved to care for animals and always hoped to be a veterinarian. I loved my dogs, cats, hamsters, and fish, but also tried to “rescue” any animal that came across my path including turtles, birds, snakes, and lizards. I found friendship with my pets and loved them dearly. After high school, I attended Texas A&M to pursue my dream. I worked at the Texas A&M Small Animal Clinic which further solidified my desire to be a vet. I graduated in 1991 with a Biomedical Science degree; however veterinary school was not meant to be at that time. Little did I know that my dream of becoming a veterinarian would be fulfilled later in life.

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Soon after graduating, my son Dylan was born and I began a rewarding 20-year career at Scott & White as a stem cell transplant specialist and cancer researcher. I then received a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration and served as the Administrative Director in the Cancer Center partnering with oncologists to conduct dozens of clinical trials (phase I to IV) while enrolling hundreds of patients. I was then invited to initiate and direct a new staff Wellness Department at Scott & White, encouraging healthy behaviors in staff through exercise, diet, stress management, tobacco cessation, health risk assessment, and overall well-being.

After an amazing career in healthcare, I revisited the opportunity to go back to vet school. It didn’t take long for my dream to become reality! The support of my loving husband and kids was phenomenal. Within a few months, I was back in the classroom, retaking my science pre-requisites and applying to A&M. I was accepted that year and cherished every hour as an Aggie vet student.

I conducted canine mesenchymal stem cell research for orthopedic disease for my second-year project building on my years of training at Scott & White. I graduated from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. I enjoy all aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery with an emphasis on prevention and wellness. In particular, internal medicine and oncological cases provide some of the biggest diagnostic challenges yet I relish the positive impact I can offer these patients through extensive care, compassion, and positive results. Also, reproductive health and healthy, successful breeding programs are another passion I have. My ultimate professional goal is to provide compassionate care and treats all of my patients as though they are my own.

I am happily married to Robert for the past 15 years, and together we have three adult children, Samantha, Allison and Dylan. Our furry family includes two Pomeranians, Max and Bianka; our Labrador siblings, Jax and Jewel; and last but not least our rescue Golden-doodle, Bruiser.

Dr. Donnie Hoff



My interest in veterinary medicine began at a very young age when I began volunteering at local veterinary clinics in the Houston area where I started off as a kennel attendant and worked my way up to a technician. I obtained my bachelor’s, master’s in microbiology, and veterinary degrees from Colorado State University. After receiving my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, I completed a small animal rotating internship at the Veterinary Specialists of Northern Colorado in Loveland, CO. 

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My next journey took me to Salem, Oregon where I worked at a general medicine and surgery practice with a busy emergency service.  I then spent four years in Las Vegas working as an emergency veterinarian where I met my amazing wife, Nichole. 

Nichole and I moved back to Texas to be closer to family and to start one of our own. 

My hobbies include skiing, hiking, boating, playing musical instruments, and carpentry.  

My professional interests include soft tissue wound management, critical care, and surgery. I also very much enjoy establishing long-term relationships with my clients and their loved ones and working together to develop a specific, targeted treatment plan for their pets.

In addition to starting a family of my own, my future aspirations include running for mayor of Georgetown.  

Ultimately, I want to become the president of the United States of America with my cat, Camber, serving as vice president (Make America Meow Again).

And an entire team of experienced veterinary staff!