Noah’s Ark Veterinary and Boarding Resort began its journey 1998 by the current owner, Mark Boback. After the first three years we were able to add our first kennel building with our indoor/outdoor runs. Soon after in 2005 we added on a second kennel building! Wanting to continue the dream of a “one stop shop” for pet care, the veterinary office was added in 2008. Three short years later we expanded again, adding the second floor to create a full service veterinary hospital. NAVBR has a staff of about 45 animal lovers in combination of the resort and veterinary.

Our team strives to provide excellent service and care to you and your pets.


Mark Boback


With a degree in business management and administration combined with a passion for animals Mark decided to start Noah’s Ark. The company was established in 1996 and opened for business in 1998. Mark credits the business’ success to all the hard working, passionate, animal loving employees that have made us who we are today. Mark maintains the culture of a family business to attract and retain the best people available to provide optimal care to the pets.

Mark lives local, his home located right in Millersville. He lives with his dog, Cocoa, a chocolate Yorkie. Mark loves to spend his time outdoors. Travelling with his friends and going on fishing trips. He also enjoys maintaining historic cars. But none of that is comparable to the love he has for NAVBR, it’s employees and the pets!



Raven Martinez-Hernandez, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Raven Martinez-Hernandez grew up in southern Texas.  She attended Ross University of Veterinary Medicine on the island of St. Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean.  Her final clinical year was completed at Oklahoma State University and she graduated in May of 2017.  Dr. Martinez-Hernandez began her veterinary endeavors as a nurse at multiple clinics, avid volunteer in Texas and Maryland, and has over ten years of experience in the veterinary field.  She joined the Noah’s Ark team in 2017.

Dr. Martinez-Hernandez’s love for animals has reached multiple countries.  She volunteered in the Caribbean during her rotations to educate the local population on animal care as well as Guatemala during a VIDA trip to provide medical care and population control.  She has a veterinary focus for cats and dogs, but loves to see small exotic mammals and critters with scales.

Raven spends most of her extra time with her three cats Luna, Ebola, and Dash, puppy Ripley, as well as Johnny, her husband.  She enjoys reading, watching movies, and cooking to entertain for friends and family.  She also likes to attend local events, wineries, and shows.



Yvette Breden, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Yvette Breden is a compassionate veterinarian with deep roots in the Southwest, where she began her journey in animal care at the young age of 14. This early experience set the stage for a lifelong passion that has only grown stronger over the years. Dr. Breden pursued her education at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, TX, earning an associate degree in Animal Health Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Range Animal Science. She then achieved her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992.

After completing her studies, Dr. Breden served in the U.S. Army Reserves Veterinary Corps for 14 years and was a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom. This experience has provided her with a well-rounded approach to veterinary care and a deep appreciation for the human-animal bond. Dr. Breden specializes in canine and feline behavior, dental care and oral health, and soft tissue surgery. She is committed to staying current with the latest advances in veterinary medicine to provide the highest quality of care.

Outside of work, Dr. Breden enjoys a fulfilling life with her three young adult children, two new twin grandbabies, three dogs, and two cats. In her free time, she can be found strength training or enjoying outdoor activities. Dr. Breden is dedicated to nurturing the enduring human-animal bond and is excited to bring her expertise and compassionate care to our community. She strives to ensure every visit is a positive and enriching experience for both pets and their families.




Security Cat

Queso arrived at NAVBR in 2018. He was as stray kitten that was brought to us because they did not think he would thrive living in his current conditions. After recently losing our previous office cat, Chips, we decided he would be a wonderful addition to our family.

Queso spends most of his time lounging around in the resort manager’s office, but he loves to play with his scratching post, cat teaser wand, and interactive egg feeder toy! He can occasionally be spotted supervising our staff. Of course, his favorite thing to do is EAT!