Brittmoore Animal Hospital - Meet Our Doctors

Brittmoore Animal Hospital

1236 Brittmoore Rd.
Houston, TX 77043


Meet Our Doctors

Matt Dikeman, D.V.M.

Dr. Matt Dikeman is a graduate of Texas A&M University in 1968 and College of Veterinary Medicine in 1969. He began his career with Brittmoore Animal Hospital in 1970. He and his wife, Sarah, were raised in  Spring Branch and returned to the area after graduation. He is a member of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Over the years, Dr. Dikeman has become known within the community as the "friendly country doctor in the big city". He has also become known as the "bulldog doctor" as he has treated and/or preformed corrective surgery on numerous congenital bulldog conditions. Dr. Dikeman is also certified through the University of Pennsylvania Hip Improvement Program (PennHIP).  

Matt and his wife Sarah have two children, Neal and Rebecca, and four granddaughters. Neal and his wife live in Houston with daughters, Gwendolyn and Clara. Daughter Rebecca and her husband Mark are both veterinarians in Tennessee. They have two daughters, Kaitlyn and Madelynn.  Matt enjoys his two cats and his weekly trip to the ranch in Roberson county with his dog, Sandy, to tend to the cattle.


Sharon Gunter, D.V.M.

Dr. Sharon Gunter


Dr. Sharon Gunter was born and raised in Texas. She received her Bachelor of Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University in 2006 and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University of Veterinary Medicine in 2012.

Her professional areas of interests include client education, animal behavior, pathology and surgery.  

When outside of work include not in the clinic, Dr. Gunter enjoys drawing, spending time with family and friends, training her dogs, traveling, and Kendo (a Japanese fencing martial art). Along with her husband, the Gunter household includes "Remington", a German shepherd/'coconut retriever' mix, "Sonic" a Dutch Shepherd mix, "Tiwi", a New Guinea Singing Dog, and a cat named "Odin".

James Rieman,D.V.M.

Dr. Jim Rieman received a Bachelors in Biology degree from Loyola University in Baltimore and a Masters degree in Biology from Virginia Tech. He graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. He has been involved in breeding and showing dogs for over 30 years, including several top-ranked dogs. Dr. Rieman's other hobbies and interests include offshore fishing, birding, gardening and photography.

McKinlea Wells. D.V.M.

Dr. McKinlea Wells is a 2012 cum laude graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. She is originally from a small town in North Texas, and graduated in 2008 from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science. Dr. Wells is excited to return to Brittmoore after having been away for a couple of years!
Her veterinary interests include canine reproduction, internal medicine (especially endocrinology) and soft tissue surgery. She is a member of TVMA and TAVP (Texas Academy of Veterinary Practitioners), where she receives over 50 hours of continuing education each year. The state mandated minimum is 17 hours.
Dr. Wells is married to her husband, Stephen, a mechanical engineer, and they have two beautiful daughters, Anna and Vera, along with four black and tan mutts - Snickers, Lola, Twix, and Lily. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, refinishing furniture and other DIY projects around the house, playing piano, and hopes one day to get back into horseback riding!

Dr. Rhooms

So here are some facts…from the beginning.

Born and raised in NYC, Brooklyn to be specific.I grew up surrounded by animals but never went to the vet. I attended D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY - obtained Bachelor’s in Biology. Had to take a year off to gain experience to apply for vet school (poor planning). Spent that year working at the ASPCA as an animal technician. Graduated from The Royal Veterinary College in London, England 2014 - BVM degree. I spent some time traveling through the years, while there, everything was so close.

I returned to NYC. Bounced around a few hospitals before opening my own clinic in 2017. Open for 5 years before closing it down and moving to Houston, Texas. Never set foot in Texas beforehand. A fresh start.

Currently live with 2 rescue cats (Joots and Toulouse) and two ferrets (Jacob and Wilhem-Brothers grimm authors). I love big dogs, especially the Cane Corso. I’ve had three in the past. My first Cane Corso was my logo for my clinic-my inspiration. I actually flew her with me to England to go to school!
So ferrets and Mastiffs all the way. There perfect combo.

I love to try new things and I am not afraid of DIY. I was very good at clay shooting in veterinary school, so I may get back into that. I was a vegetarian for about ten years, so all sorts of dishes are welcome except bugs. Never bugs. And no dark chocolate.

I like to make sure the client understands what we are doing and why. For difficult cases, we come up with a feasible plan together.