Our Caring Doctors

Dr. Ann Kivney

Pets: Cash (Lab mix), Brooke (German Shepherd mix), and Mac (Airedale Terrier)

Dr. Kivney is a proud graduate of LSU School of Veterinary Medicine and has been practicing in Friendswood since 1990.  She opened Heritage Animal Hospital at its original location in Heritage Park in 1995 and moved to this location in 2007. Dr. Kivney always puts her clients and patients first and treats every pet like her own. In her spare time, she loves to babysit her grandson and granddaughter!!

Dr. Arlynn Pulido

Pets: Summer (Sheltie), Penny (Golden Retriever mix), and Maple (foster fail kitten)

Dr. Arlynn Pulido is a native to this area and graduated from Pearland High School. Unlike most veterinarians, Dr. Pulido did not always realize she wanted to be a vet, so she followed her interests and received a BS in Biomedical Engineering from The University of Texas in 2010. She later came to her senses and pursued her passions for animals and science at Oklahoma State University, where she received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2016.

Dr. Pulido strives to treat you and your fur babies with compassion and patience while providing you with the utmost care. She is very excited to be back in the great state of Texas and meet everyone in the Heritage family.

Her professional interests include: Internal medicine, preventive care, cardiology and ophthalmology.

She has 3 fur babies: Summer (Sheltie), Penny (Golden mix), and Maple (foster fail Tortie kitten). You can enjoy artwork of them and by them in her exam room. =)

In her free time, Dr. Pulido enjoys traveling, trying new foods and restaurants, taking the pups around town, and cheering on her Texas Longhorns and OSU Cowboys.

Practice Manager


Pets: “Bad to the Bone” Bo (Dachshund mix) and Charlie (mini Aussie)
Joined the Heritage family: May 2004

Cindy came to Heritage kind of by accident. Dr. Kivney was looking for someone part-time in an administrative role and she happened to ask a long-time client if she knew anyone. Well, she did, and long story short, here Cindy is almost 14 years later. Cindy loves the many “hats” she wears here and the people she gets to work with. She especially enjoys getting to love on all the pets that come to see us. In her spare time, she scrapbooks some, enjoys going to concerts, riding on the back of her husband’s Harley, but most of all Cindy likes spending time with her family – her husband, son, daughter-in-law, and two granddogs, Jack and Leia!

Our Welcoming Front Desk Staff


Pet: Beatrice “BB” cat aka BB Rex
Joined the Heritage family: August 2012

Samantha loves animals. She has a son who is fun and happy. She lives in Friendswood and enjoys taking her son to the park. She loves coloring, shopping, hanging with her family, and taking care of her sweet older cat. She LOVES a Starbucks frappuccino daily, to help her be a morning person :). She also loves working with the public!


Pets: Dog – Frio and Cats – Bagheera, Maurice
Joined the Heritage family: January 2012

Brittany adores animals! They are her life. Outside of her 3 fur babies she also enjoys all kinds of watersports like wakeboarding and wakesurfing. Brittany also loves sports and grew up playing all kinds. When she was young, she started playing softball and fell in love with it. She played until the varsity level during high school. Brittany recently graduated from UHCL with a business degree, but decided to go back to school to become a teacher. She loves her Heritage family and all the dogs and cats she gets to see every day!

Veterinary Technicians


Pets: 3 Dogs – Coconut, Snorkel, LooLoo
Joined the Heritage family: August 2008

Margaret is very serious about what she does and takes every single patient to heart. For her, it is such a joy, every single day, to interact and care for these animals. Her job is not just a job, but her life’s passion! Margaret’s other interests and passions include music, art, fitness and running, gardening and cooking. Oh, and of course, her four furry friends; Coconut, Snorkel and LooLoo, and her precious grandchildren, Kayla, Megan, Andrew, Isaac and Avery.


Pets: Dog – Kadynn.  Cat – Tristan. Fish – Hennessy
Joined the Heritage family: July 2013

Kaysie has a sweet baby girl named Miss Presleigh. Kaysie loves all animals and is passionate about helping animals and keeping them healthy.

Veterinary Assistants


Pets: Dogs – Rose (Husky), Robyn (Husky), and Kylo (Poodle).
Joined the Heritage family: February 2013

Jessica loves her job and working with animals. She is currently a college student. Jessica enjoys drawing in her free time, and you can often find her AMAZING doodles around the clinic. She loves food, especially chocolate, and fashion. She looks forward to weekly visits at her grandparents’ house.


Pets: Dogs – Sydney (a miniature schnauzer and her best friend), Xochitl and Xitlalic
Joined the Heritage family: August 2015

Bianca is a very happy person almost all the time. She enjoys working at our small animal practice but would also like to gain experience working with other species like the exotic types! Bianca loves animals and really enjoys the time she spends with each animal here at Heritage, but nothing could ever compare to the love she has for her baby (her dog), Sydney. Sydney is her best friend and she just loves her to death!