Hood County Veterinarians

Meet Our Team

We are proud to introduce you to our dedicated team of Granbury vets and veterinary professionals serving at Acton Animal Hospital.

Dr. Richard Gesell

Dr. Richard Gesell, Veterinarian in GranburyDr. Richard Gesell was raised in southern Maryland, and attended college at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, graduating with a degree in Paramedicine. After working as a paramedic in Maryland, and North Carolina, he decided to go back to school and become a veterinarian. He graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006 and moved to North East Texas to work as a dairy veterinarian. In 2010, Dr Gesell joined a mixed animal veterinary practice in Quitman, Texas and developed an interest in small animal veterinary medicine and surgery, specifically in feline medicine, surgery, and anesthesia. In 2013, Drs. Gesell purchased the Acton Animal Hospital in Granbury Texas to continue a career in small animal medicine exclusively. The primary species Dr. Gesell works with are cats, dogs, and small mammals (exotics) such as rabbits, ferrets, rats, and guinea pigs.

Dr. Richard Gesell is married to his lovely wife Kristina, who is also a veterinarian and partner in Acton Animal Hospital. They have one daughter Amelia Grace. He also has 4-legged children consisting of two dogs and four cats.


Dr. Kristina Gesell, DABVP canine/feline

Cresson Vet, Dr. Kristina GesellDr. Kristina Gesell grew up in Maryland outside of Washington, D.C. She attended college studying Pre-Veterinary medicine at the University of Findlay in Ohio. After graduating summa cum laude, Dr. Kristina Gesell entered veterinary college at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine graduating in 2001. Dr. Gesell practiced small animal veterinary medicine and surgery in a rural community in Fuquay Varina, NC. To continue to develop her knowledge and skills, she joined Veterinary Centers of America practicing in Cary, North Carolina and Dallas, Texas. She developed an interest in internal medicine and completed board certification with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners specializing in canine/feline practice in 2011. She has developed a special interest in oncology and endocrinology. In 2013, Dr. Gesell purchased Acton Animal Hospital with her husband Dr. Richard Gesell.

Dr. Kristina Gesell is married to Richard and has a beautiful daughter (veterinarian in the making) named Amelia Grace. She also has two dogs and four cats to round out the family. Her hobbies, when not working with animals, include quilting and knitting.

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