Julian Phillips, DVM — Chief of Staff
Dr. Julian Phillips, our Chief of Staff, is originally from Alabama, but, he is now deeply rooted in Austin. He received a marketing degree from The University of Alabama and moved to Austin after concluding veterinary school at Auburn University in 2002. His professional interests include soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, and dentistry but truly enjoys the variety of casework that veterinary medicine offers.
Outside of the clinic, Dr. Phillips enjoys live music, motorcycle riding, and fanatically following Alabama football. These days, though, all those take a backseat to raising two young daughters with his wonderful wife and keeping up with their resident boss, P.C. the cat.
Lisa Harrington, DVM
Dr. Lisa Harrington is a Florida native. At a young age, she developed a love of animals and desired to help them. She volunteered at a nearby veterinary clinic when she was 13 years old. There, she learned from her mentor about how rewarding being a veterinarian could be, and at 15 years old, she was hired as a veterinary assistant.
She attended the University of Florida (Go Gators!) for 8 years, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. Upon graduation, she promptly moved to Austin where she enjoyed the novelty, warm weather, and plethora of outdoor activities and live music. She worked for a corporate veterinary hospital until joining NWVH in 2015. She loves being a veterinarian, and she especially enjoys the strong human-animal bond she has witnessed at this practice in particular.
Christine Noel, DVM
Dr. Christine Frey Noel was born and raised “where the west begins” in Fort Worth, Texas. Her recently found kindergarten time capsule showed that even at the age of 5, Dr. Noel was determined to become a veterinarian. Like her grandmother, Dr. Noel has an immense love for horses and grew up showing horses in dressage, show jumping, and cross-country eventing. Her interest for veterinary medicine grew when her first dog, Mischief, underwent surgery to remove bladder stones and when her second dog, Rose, underwent multiple knee surgeries. Eager to learn more about how the vets fixed her childhood dogs, Dr. Noel started shadowing at a small animal practice in Fort Worth at the age of 14.