We have a highly skilled and dedicated veterinary staff here at Highlands-Eldorado Veterinary Hospital.  In addition to their medical and surgical expertise,  we insist that our doctors have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  We believe that it is important for our clients to have the appropriate information to evaluate and assist in the care of their non-human family members.

Dr. Wesley Taylor

Dr. Wesley TaylorDoctor Taylor's wife, Alicia Taylor,  is the business administrator for Highlands Eldorado Veterinary Hospital.  Their family includes:

Sophie – White Labrador Retriever Dog

Rigaud – King Charles Cavalier Spaniel dog

Dollie– King Charles Cavalier Spaniel Dog

Angus – Black Lab

Sparky – Palomino American Quarter Horse

Mammy – Gray American Quarter Horse

Zoey – Calico (Hospital Cat)

Stormie– African Grey Amazon Parrot (Hospital Bird)

Alicia and Wes have been happily married for over 20 years and have shared their home with a wonderful line of animals including those above.  Prior pets include Calvin (An Orange Tabby Cat), Trinity (lab + Rhodesian Ridgeback), Callie (English Setter), Benjamin (Newfoundland cross), Maui (orange and white cat) and Mowglie (Maine Coone).

Educational Background

B.A. Rice University 1988
D.V.M. Texas A&M University 1992

Residency / Post-Doctoral Training

Division of Comparative Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Licensure / Board Certification / Professional Memberships

Texas Veterinary License # 7292
American Veterinary Medical Association Member
Texas Veterinary Medical Association Member
Diplomate, American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine
D.E.A. License Holder

Professional History


Served as Resident in Comparative Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.  Concentration in pathology and prevention of common diseases of man and animals as well as concentration in diseases and healthcare of exotic animals such as rabbits, rodents, monkeys, etc.

Assistant Director at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi.  Was responsible for a colony of over 100 monkeys in addition to research and teaching responsibilities.  He was also the Public Health Officer for the Air National Guard.

Chairman of the Division of Primate Medicine at Harvard Medical School, New England Regional Primate Research Center.

Director of Emergency Medicine and Surgery at the I-20 Animal Medical Center in Arlington, Texas, a 24-hour animal emergency hospital with over 14 veterinarians.

December 1999 – Present:
Private Practice at Highlands-Eldorado Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Taylor sees referrals of exotic pets and monkeys from as far away as Waco and Oklahoma.

Veterinary Consultant to the Presbyterian Hospital System (Dallas, Plano & Allen), and to the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth.


Dr. Holly Kiernicki

I have two children, Krista, who participates in competitive cheerleading, and Tyler, who enjoys soccer and plays for the FC Dallas Youth Academy.  I am also very fortunate to coach a Special Athletes cheer team.  I  have a pair of chihuahuas, Daisy and Dee Dee, a pair of cats, Monte and Lyssa along with a quaker parakeet named Bug. During my free time I enjoy hiking, bird watching or just sitting back and reading a good book.

Educational Background

B.S. Texas A&M University 1995
D.V.M. Ross University 2000

Licensure / Professional Memberships

Texas Veterinary License # 9001
American Veterinary Medical Association Member
D.E.A. License Holder

Professional History


Critter Fixer Pet Hospital in Spring, TX, Small animal and exotic medicine and surgery

VCA Metroplex, Small animal medicine and surgery.

North Plano Animal Hospital, Small animal medicine and surgery.

Lake Country Animal Hospital, Small animal medicine and surgery.

2012 – Present:
Highlands-Eldorado Animal Hospital