Dr. James Roush

Fairfield Veterinary Hospital is pleased to welcome Dr. James Roush to its full-time staff.

Dr. James attended Texas A&M University from 2008 to 2016 where he completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. His professional interest includes companion animals and exotic pets and has developed a focus on internal medicine, diagnostic sonography, and surgery. In his three years of practice, he has acquired extensive experience in emergency care and surgery as well as management of chronic illnesses afflicting dogs and cats.

Growing up in Hillsboro, Dr. James learned the ropes of veterinary medicine working at Hillsboro Veterinary Hospital, owned and operated by this father, Dr. David Roush. An active member of the Boy Scouts of America, Dr. James attained the rank of Eagle Scout at 14 years old. While attending Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine, his peers elected him Student Delegate to the Texas Veterinary Medical Association. Continuing his involvement with the Boy Scouts, he volunteered annually to coordinate college tours for troops statewide, helping hundreds of Scouts earn their Veterinary Medicine merit badge.

Dr. James and his longtime girlfriend have two dogs, Ollie and Hugo, and two cats, Poe and Guinevere. He enjoys spending his free time reading science fiction and mystery novels, powerlifting, cooking, and playing strategy-focused video and tabletop games.

Dr. James’ passion lies in creating and maintaining the best quality of life possible for all his patients. Call us and find out what he can do for you and your pets.

Dr. Doug Sanford

Doug Sanford was born in north Texas just west of Chicago. His parents were dairy farmers with a few pigs and chickens. In the 7th grade they moved to southeast Missouri and operated a corn, soybean, pig, and beef cattle farm. Doug’s family moved to San Antonio during the summer before the 10th grade and went into the service station business. Doug found them by the time school started and eventually graduated from Robert E. Lee High School. He enrolled at Texas Lutheran College in Seguin. Doug enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served 4 years active and 2 years reserve. He attained the rank of Captain.

Captain Sanford graduated from Texas A&M in the Centennial class of 1976 with a Bachelor of Science degree, Animal Science, Beef Cattle Production. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1980 from Texas A&M.

Dr Sanford acquired Fairfield Veterinary Hospital in 1982 and developed it into a state of the art practice. Dr Sanford is a Lifetime member of The Texas Veterinary Association, the American Veterinary Association, and the American Association of Beef Cattle Practitioners.

“It took me 35 years to get where we are. I am very confident the new Doctors will continue to provide the best Veterinary Medicine available.”

Dr. Mackenzie Mackey

Fairfield Veterinary Hospital welcomes Dr. Mackenzie Mackey to the staff. She joins Dr. James Roush and Dr. Doug Sanford.

Dr. Mackey attended Texas A&M University from 2013 to 2021 where she completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine with a focus in production medicine and reproduction. Her professional interests include cattle, small ruminants, equine, and wildlife.

Dr. Mackey grew up in Sequin, Texas, where she was involved with showing steers, heifers, and lambs and competing on the County 4-H horse and livestock judging teams. During her undergraduate years, she continued judging at Texas A&M and was a part of the 2014-2016 teams. She also served as an officer in the Horsemen’s Association, Saddle and Sirloin Club, and other organizations. In the School of Veterinary Medicine, she was an officer for the student chapters of the Bovine Practitioners, Equine Practitioners, and Small Ruminant Practitioners.

She fell in love with Fairfield after doing multiple externships at Fairfield Veterinary Hospital throughout her vet school career and is thrilled to be officially joining the team. Her goal is to provide large and small animal care to Freestone and surrounding counties and will do ambulatory calls with her mobile veterinary unit. She also plans on supporting the local 4-H and FFA chapters in any way that she can. A lot of her success has been due to these organizations.

Mackenzie and her husband, Sean, live in Streetman with their two dogs, Luna and Cedar, and 10 head of Brangus and Angus cows. She enjoys antiquing on the weekends, hunting, fishing, reading romance novels, and painting