Meet Our Team
Dr. Jordan has practiced in the Houston area for over 30 years since earning his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. In 1995, he moved his practice to central Houston to reach a larger, more diverse client base, and opened Animal Medical Center of the Village. In addition to providing top-notch care for domestic animals, he has a love for exotic animal and wildlife medicine, which began when he recognized the need for expert exotic animal medical care. He witnessed the concern and heartbreak his mother experienced when she had searched unsuccessfully for an avian vet to treat her sick Amazon parrot. Dr. Jordan created a niche for his broad interests through combining dog and cat medicine with the emerging field of exotic medicine.
Both clients and staff agree that Dr. Jordan is a gifted veterinarian. His dedication and devotion to all animals is illustrated by the consistently exceptional, quality care he provides. Fundamental, time-tested basics woven together with the most current scientific research, pharmacology and state-of-the-art technology are the driving forces behind Dr. Jordan’s veterinary practice. His profound understanding of veterinary medicine, curiosity and aptitude for discovering the root cause of any illness affecting a pet, compassionate treatment towards all patients, and the gratitude he and his staff maintain in their relationship with AMCV clients and their pets are all foundational to his practice.
Recognition and Awards:
- 2005: Named “Veterinarian of the Year in Exotic Medicine” by the Texas Medical Veterinary Association
- 2008: Awarded the “Nestle Purina Pet Care Award” by the American Animal Hospital Association
Professional Organization Memberships
- American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
- Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV)
- Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA)
- Harris County Veterinary Medical Association (HCVMA)
Dr. Sara Kaplan-Stein is a Florida native from Gainesville who graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. In addition to her Doctorate, she received her Master’s in public health. After graduation, Dr. Kaplan-Stein traveled to Tucson, AZ where she completed a year-long small animal, exotic and zoo animal medicine internship at Valley Animal Hospital and the Reid Park Zoo.
Enjoying all aspects of veterinary medicine from emergency to small animal, Dr. Kaplan-Stein has a special interest in avian and exotic medicine, as well as Zoonotic and different emerging diseases, making her a valuable member of the Animal Avian Hospital team.
When she’s not at work, she enjoys traveling with her husband, and spending time with her horse, Sage. She also has three cats, named Littlefoot, Abu, and Olaf, and two miniature Schnauzers named Cappie and Kiki. Dr. Kaplan-Stein is a second generation veterinarian; her mother is a small animal veterinarian in Gainesville, FL, where her family also resides.
Dr. Taylor grew up watching Animal Planet—and she especially loved the veterinary shows. Her love for animals was kindled by not only what she learned from the television, but from personal experience. Her first childhood pet, a cat name Fumar, taught her a lot about compassion toward animals and their health needs, and consequently inspired her to pursue veterinary medicine.
She worked hard throughout her schooling and shadowed many veterinarians to get a feel for their daily work. Dr. Taylor was accepted into Texas A&M University for Biomedical Sciences, and then went directly into their veterinary school for her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated in 2018 and is now a part of our team!
At home, she has two cats: Theodore, a Siamese, and Merlin, a domestic short-hair. She loves spending time with them, as well as crafting, cooking and playing board games.