Staff

Yvonne Kostal, Practice Manager

Yvonne Kostal, Practice Manager

Yvonne has been with Farrell Animal Hospital since March 2018. She is originally from Florida but grew up in a military family so she has lived many places in between. Including graduating from Kalaheo High School in Kailua, Hawaii. Yvonne received her Veterinary Assistant certification in San Diego, California in 1998 and became certified in Veterinary Dentistry in 2000. She has three children and lives in Arlington with her husband Aaron and her two dogs Sparty and Porkchop. In her spare time, she enjoys painting and crafting.

Jennie Hoyle, Office Manager

Jennie Hoyle, Office Manager

Jennie has been with Farrell Animal Hospital since June 2020. She grew up in Cedar Hill, Tx and graduated from Cedar Hill High School. Jennie attended Cedar Valley Community College and graduated with an Associates Degree in Applied Science and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in the summer of 2012.

Jennie currently resides in Arlington, TX with her beloved French bulldog, Emmy-Beans (a.k.a “The Snarf”). During her spare time, she enjoys writing, listening to music, running, hiking, antiquing and gardening.

Heather Barton, LVT*

Heather Barton, LVT*

Heather has been with Farrell Animal Hospital since February 1994.

Heather was born in Ft. Worth, Texas. She graduated from Lamar High School in Arlington and attended Texas Tech University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Zoology in 1988. She worked in the veterinary field for several years before beginning work at Farrell Animal Hospital in February 1994. Heather became a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) in June 1995. She lives in Arlington with her dogs Khaos and Wynter, and her cat Kaleb. In her spare time, Heather plays competitive soccer on numerous teams throughout the metroplex. (She’s really good!)

Kristen Cline, Lead Technician

Kristen Cline, Lead Technician

Kristen has been with Farrell Animal Hospital since August 1998. She grew up in Wichita Falls. In 1994, She received her Bachelor’s in Education from Midwestern State University and moved to the metroplex to teach seventh-grade math in Duncanville. She began working as a veterinary assistant part-time while still teaching and eventually quit teaching to work in the veterinary field full-time. In August 1998, Kristen began working at Farrell Animal Hospital and went back to school at Cedar Valley College. She received an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) in August 2000. Kristen lives in Arlington with her dog, Teddy and her cats, Sneetch and McBean.

Samantha Abeln, LVT*

Samantha Abeln, LVT*

Samantha has been with Farrell since August 2012. She grew up in Richardson, TX and attended Berkner High School. She went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin. She was a high school math teacher for four years before deciding to go back to school to pursue a career as a vet tech. While attending Cedar Valley College, she began working at Farrell as an assistant and became an LVT a year later. She resides in Arlington with her dog, Sadie, and cats, Gus and Catherine. In her spare time, Samantha enjoys playing soccer and playing the oboe in the Arlington Community Band.