The team at Coastal Community Animal Clinic is comprised of highly trained and experienced animal health professionals who have a genuine love for working with pets. Our staff treats every patient with the highest quality of medical care as well as a gentle touch.
Molly Ann Willett
Molly Ann Willett was born in Hastings, Nebraska as a Cornhusker. GO BIG RED. When she was 3 years old, she told her parents she wanted to be an elephant, so she could live with the animals. As she got older, she decided that a veterinarian was a good second choice. But being an elephant would be cool right?
Dr. Willett pursued her bachelor’s degree in biology at a private college in Nebraska, and the sought her DVM through Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated in 2012 and moved to the Florida Keys to practice at an AAHA double certified, fast paced 24 hour Emergency and General Practice Hospital. This is where she honed her skills for all species of animals. She has worked on companion animals such as dogs and cats, small and furry such as ferrets and rabbits, full of feathers with all sizes of birds, and scaly and slithery such as iguanas and snakes. She also donated her time performing surgeries on injured/debilitated sea turtles at a local Sea Turtle Rescue.
Dr. Willett has extensive knowledge in all forms of veterinary medicine and all species of pets. She is affluent in internal medicine cases such as kidney, liver and thyroid disease as well as diabetes, Cushing’s and other diseases. She has a vast knowledge of husbandry for all animals including birds, reptiles, small mammals and companion animals. She also enjoys soft tissue surgery including everything from normal spays and neuters, to large mass removals and abdominal surgeries. She understands the importance of routine dental cleanings and dental work to improve the overall quality of life of her patients. She strives to promote the human animal bond and keep the animals healthy and happy.
Dr. Willett enjoys outdoor activities such as tennis, hiking, fishing, diving, kayaking and all other water activities. She also enjoys spending time with her many animals as she boasts a zoo of her own. These include a Border Collie mix named Bentley and a Boxer mix named Red, 2 cats who respond to Olive Oyl and Gizmo, 3 snakes Pete, Lily, and Lazarus who love to cuddle, 3 leopard geckos D’Artagnan, Aramis and Athos, and 2 cuddly fuzzy rats Mario and Luigi. Within the last year unfortunately she has dealt with the loss of 2 elderly cats TJ and Sissy, and 2 elderly chameleons Kuppa and Remington. Though she is close to her dream of living with the animals, she is lucky to also share her home with a two-legged companion who answers to Jim, and tiny little tot named Charlotte.
Dr. Willett moved to Texas and bought a home in 2014. She has been practicing in the immediate area ever since. She has now decided it is time to purchase her own hospital and provide friendly veterinary care to all species of pets of the people of Kemah, League City, and surrounding communities. She has found the perfect hospital in the perfect location with Coastal Community Animal Clinic and will work hard to continue with Dr. Baker’s commitment to high quality, friendly and affordable veterinary care.
David R. Baker, DVM
David Baker received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University in 1984. A native Texan, David grew up working with animals at his father’s veterinary clinic in Alvin, Texas. Opening Coastal Community Animal Clinic in 1985, Dr.Baker brings over 30 years experience to the gulf coast area treating small animals with a special interest in surgery and critical cases.
In addition to his veterinary practice, Dr.Baker owns a ranch near Austin where he enjoys wildlife management. A true outdoorsman, he loves fishing hunting, running and even flying.
Dr. Baker is a member of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, The American Veterinary Medical Association and the Harris County VMA.
Anita Hernandez, Office Manager
Anita Hernandez was born in Houston, Texas and raised on a farm off of Highway 249. From an early age, she learned to hunt, fish, and camp. Even as she grew up and moved to her current home in Texas City, Texas, she continues to spend her days with animals. She simply adores her pets. Anita also loves to spend her spare time hunting, fishing, and camping with her family. Anita loves having a job where she can work with animals. She has a high level of energy and is full of enthusiasm. She always welcomes new clients and pets with her arms open wide. She brings her eight years of experience working in the animal field to our practice. Clients, patients, and our entire staff truly love her.
Melissa Johnstone was born and raised in Houston, Texas, growing up on a farm and helping her family out with their feed store. She has always had animals in her life, along with a love and passion for them. She loves to spend time outdoors. She enjoys riding horses, hunting, fishing, camping, and anything out outdoorsy. Melissa graduated with a Cosmetology Degree. She is also a disabled veteran who spent four and a half years in the United States Army. Melissa currently resides in Texas City, Texas. She is very dedicated to her hobby of photography. She even won best amateur photo in a contest which won her a calendar with her dogs!We are very lucky to have Melissa who is often called a dog whisperer because she is wonderful with all patients (even aggressive ones). She loves a challenge and says, “the bigger, the better.” She brings her eighteen years as a veterinary technician, along with her enthusiasm for helping animals to our practice and we are lucky to have her!
Elizabeth Fuentes brings her fifteen years of product services to our office. A true animal lover, she is filled with enthusiasm and a high level of energy. She is exceptional on the phone and is very helpful for all of our clients. She truly has a compassion for all of our clients and their pets, making her an asset to our clinic.
Elizabeth is an avid outdoorswoman. She has a passion for running and biking on the trails in our neighborhood and even farther!
Our Veterinary Tech in training!
Rufus is Dr. Baker’s sidekick. He enjoys fetching, sleeping, eating and lying in the sun. He goes wherever Dr. Baker goes, so be sure to give him a pat when you visit the clinic!