Meet The Equine Clinic Team

Dr. Matt Gomulak



Dr. Matt Gomulak grew up in the isolated rural town of Danbury, Wisconsin with his 5 siblings. He attended River Falls University as an undergrad and earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science.


Dr. Matt completed his veterinary education at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, concentrating on equine medicine and surgery. After school, the horse rich lands of Texas called and the move made perfect sense.


Dr. Matt has been practicing equine medicine and surgery in North Texas for the past 14 years. In addition to his veterinary work, Dr. Matt has 4 children and enjoys starting his own young reining stock.

Diana Garrison

Practice Manager


I am the Practice Manager at Independence Equine and Small Animal Clinic since 2009.


I moved to Texas from Ohio in 2008. I have managed Veterinary Hospitals for 21 years. I love animals and I love business so it only made sense to find a career to combine the two.


I have a horse named Pistol and one that I love to ride named Leaner (both are Reining Horses). My dog Little Bit keeps me on my toes. I love the beach and the mountains. In my downtime I love to cook, ride motorcycles, travel, watch Reining and Calf Roping, to name a few. Life is good!

Shannon Campbell

Receptionist & Equine Vet Assistant


I have worked here at Independence Equine since 2011. I grew up in Ontario, Canada showing quarter horses, which has taken me all over the world! I attended the University of Western Ontario studying to be a teacher.


My love of horses, training & showing took me to Wisconsin, where I worked training horses and working on a breeding farm prior to moving to Texas in 2011. Currently my husband and I train and sell our own horses.


We have 2 dogs: a chocolate lab named Bear and a Kelpie that we rescued named Payton. Outside of the clinic and horses, I enjoy fishing, working out, reading… pretty much anything outdoors or that has to do with staying active.

Lauren Hairston

Equine Technician


I was born and raised in Arlington, Texas. I attended Clarendon College in Clarendon, Tx on a softball scholarship where I received an Associate’s Degree in Equine Science. After Clarendon, I transferred to Colorado State University where I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Equine Science.


My husband and I have lived all over the state of Texas working on different ranches. When I’m not at work, I love to spend time with my husband and family. My husband and I have 5 dogs, 4 horses, and one cat. We enjoy showing our horses at ranch horse shows whenever we get the chance.