Our Team

Our team starts with our family!

Dr. Cristina E. Jaramillo


Dr. Cristina Jaramillo grew up in Colombia and moved to Texas with her family in the year 2000.  While in Colombia her primary education developed in a Franciscan school where she learned not only to love and respect but to care tremendously for animals.  She then continued her education in U.T Arlington with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Science in 2006.  While undergoing her basic schooling, she nourished her passion volunteering at a small animal hospital and at a local animal shelter in Carrollton,  TX.  Dr. Jaramillo ventured off to California to complete her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences in 2010.  She is USDA accredited (category I) and an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).  As a practicing veterinarian, Dr. Jaramillo’s interests include preventative and wellness medicine, senior/geriatric medicine, small animal internal medicine, and reptile medicine.  During her developing career, she’s had the opportunity to work in a variety of veterinary venues such as general pet clinics, specialty/referral and emergency hospitals, and exotic animal clinics (with reptile focus) throughout our country which adds a greater level of diversity to her knowledge and background.

Dr. Jaramillo believes in teamwork and considers herself a reasonable and adaptable veterinarian that enjoys finding ways to help every pet she can, even if she’s hindered with limitations in resources.  

Dr. Jaramillo moved to the Fort Worth community shortly after graduating from veterinary school and currently lives in Benbrook with her husband Mario, her two children Aria and Dante and her two furry yorkies Pechan and Noce.  She enjoys enhancing the environments of her pet snake Ryu, water turtle Kali and Donie, and her fish. On her free time, Dr. Jaramillo loves to spend time with all her family, enjoys gardening, and camping is her favorite family trip.

Mr. Mario Valdez

Co-Owner/ Chief Marketing Officer /Building Manager

Mario grew up in Southern California from a very young age, after his family immigrated to the US from Mexico.  He earned his Bachelors in Architecture in 2002 from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.  He began his architectural career at Carlile Coatsworth Architects, Inc. in Irvine until his move to Fort Worth in 2010.  Quorum Architects, Inc. welcomed him into the firm with open arms ever since, and has provided a broad range of architectural services to clients including schematic design, construction documents and construction administration.

Although Mario does not work directly with animals, he has a particular soft spot in his heart for their care and wellness.  He took the initiative to work with Dr. Jaramillo in the design and development of St. Francis Veterinary Clinic, with the ultimate goal of providing a home environment with the best accommodations to our clientele.  While working at Quorum, he has also contributed in the design conception and design development for facilities such as Animal Rescue and Adoption Centers, Senior Living Facilities and Veterinary Clinics.

Since his arrival in Fort Worth, Mario has made an effort to stay involved in the community, donating innumerable hours of his personal time to several organizations including The Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Steer FW, Meals on Wheels and Habitat for Humanity.  He also maintains good standing with the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects at the associate level membership. For leisure, he enjoys spending time with his wife, 2 toddlers, and their dogs Noce and Pechan.  Currently, his favorite pastime is to finish and improve the habitat for Kali, our pet water turtle.  Mario is very active and loves riding his motorcycle, and playing soccer for a local amateur football club (Sporting Fort Worth Football Club, member of the FWASA).

Mrs. Myriam Yolanda Jaramillo

Office Manager

Yolanda was born in a small city of Colombia called Armenia. She was the youngest child and grew up with her grandparents who had a beautiful farm.  With her family she learned to love, care, and respect the animals in the farm.  They had many animals including hens, rabbits, turkeys, peacocks, parrots, cats, dogs, and ducks. She enjoyed helping her mother every day to clean up, feed and take care of them. She particularly loved to feed them and take the eggs from the nest. She recalls how they loved her as well.

She married and has a beautiful family with two children that they have raised with strong ethics and passion for the family bond, animal care, and the healthcare field.  Yolanda pursued her education in the healthcare field as well, and graduated as an MD and Surgery in Colombia. Yolanda worked for several years in Emergency care in Colombia.  They migrated as a family to this country with the goal of allowing their children to continue their careers and pursuing the American Dream.

At this time, Yolanda works in situ as the office manager of her husband’s Obstetrics and Gynecology practice in Nederland, TX, and remotely at St. Francis Veterinary Clinic with the office work.  

Mrs. Shugar M. Phillips

Manager Assistant

Shugar is the youngest of 5 children and was born in Victoria, TX. She and her mother moved to Fort Worth when she was 16 years old.

Three years later, Shugar started working with young two legged mammals. Also known as children. She was a teacher at three different daycares over the course of 15 years. While teaching, she acquired her Child Development Associate (CDA) for 3-5 year olds. Seeing a child's eyes light up when they accomplish something, is what motivates Shugar to continue to work with and teach children everyday.

In 2014, Shugar began a new career as a Nanny/Assistant. She started working for Cristina and Mario to take care of their adorable children, Aria & Dante. While she's not in the classroom anymore, she still teaches the children during learning time. Along with being a Nanny, Shugar also takes care of the other kids of the home, Noce and Pechan, and helps out in the Human Resources Department of St. Francis.

Shugar enjoys spending time with her husband, Gerald, her children, Charnise & Antonyo, going to church, & singing.

Mr. Aaron Rangel

Veterinary Technician

Born in Fort Worth Texas.  Aaron has worked with animals since 1999, and has been a technician since 2000. He graduated from TVMA as a Veterinary Technician in 2002, Trinity Valley Community college with an associate in Horticulture in 2015, and Ohio State with a Bachelors in Esoteric Ministry in 2017.  Aaron has 7 dogs and 1 cat with a strong love for reptiles and pocket pets.


Mrs. Sara Wooley

Veterinary Technician

Sara Wooley was born and raised in Ft Worth Texas and has had a love of animals from an early age. Sara began working at pet store’s while still in high school in the late 1990’s. Sara then began her career as a veterinary technician at a local veterinarian from 1999 to 2020 until the veterinarian retired and the practice was closed. Sara was pleased to find and become part of the St. Francis Veterinary Clinic family in August 2020. 

When not at work Sara enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children. Sara has multiple dogs & cats, 1 turtle, 1 parrot and a tarantula named Marceline.

Mrs. Breion Phillips

Customer Service Representative

Bre was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. Like many, her family relocated to Texas after Hurricane Katrina. She has worked in customer service for thirteen years – seven of which were in the NICU of a pediatric hospital. She graduated from Tarrant County College with an Associate of Applied Science degree and is currently enrolled at the University of Texas at Arlington.

When she isn’t loving on our clients’ fur babies, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, cooking, playing volleyball and home décor shopping.

Mrs. Georga Broeder

Customer Service Representative

Born and raised in Fort Worth, TX. Georgia has worked with animals since 1997, 12 of those years were spent working with the Humane Society of North Texas. She earned her associates degree in Business Management in 2015 from Everest University. 
When not working with fur babies, she enjoys homeschooling her two children and spending time with her husband and their 2 adopted cats, poodle and variety of small critters.