Client Services

  • Client Service

    Ellen Clickard
    School: Howard Payne University

    Ellen joined our team in 2003! She lives in Italy with her husband, 2 year old son, Colton, Bunnie, a 13 year old chocolate Labrador, Chance, a 6 year old yellow Labrador, and their horse, Copper.  She graduated from Duncanville High School in 2000.  Ellen enjoys time with her family and friends during her free time.  However, Colton keeps her pretty busy having to follow him around everywhere!!  Over the years, God has given Ellen a realization that this family, VCA DeSoto Animal Hospital, is where she belongs because she gets to help clients and their babies on a daily basis!  We here it said sometimes and she truly believes it, "You can't find a place like this anywhere else!"


  • Receptionist

    Amy Argumaniz

    Hi!  My name is Amy Argumaniz.  I have really been here for almost 6 years, but a few months ago I left to go find myself!  All I did was find myself back here where I belong!!!  I make it a habit of spoiling your babies while they are here in our care.  This is Cirr Duke Woodson in the picture with me.  He is an honorary member of my "boyfriend club!!!!"


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    Dori Elswick

    Dori was born in Massachusetts, but move to Texas in 2009 with her best friend of 15 years, who is now her husband!  Dori has 2 4-legged "kids" (but no kids currently with 2 legs!!!).  Friend is a 14 year old cat and Probie is a 1 year old cat.  Dori has worked at a few different vet clinics for a total of 12 years!  She loves helping people AND their pets!!


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    Ashley Hicks

    Ashley was born in Maryland and moved to Cedar Hill in 1992.  She graduated from Cedar Hill High School in 2004. Ashley recently married her high school sweetheart, Juan, in June of 2013. She has a 7 year old daughter named Esperanza and a 2 year old named Victoria. Her fur babies are Sophie, a 16 year old Chihuahua, Bianca, a 4 year old Staffordshire Terrier, Marley, a 2 year old Staffordshire Terrier and 2 kitties, Lola and Socks. At the same time as working here at VCA DeSoto, she also takes care of her father. She loves her job because she gets to help people and pets - what better job is there than to be able to love on pets every day?


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    Staci Melton

    Staci was born in Topeka, Kansas and moved to Cedar Hill in 1987. As a child, Staci was an avid basketball, volleyball and softball player, as well as participating in the FFA program. In 1996 she won Reserve Grand Champion out of 1200 market hogs at Centennial Fort Worth Stock Show. Following high school graduation, she attended Cedar Valley College and has worked for veterinary hospitals since she was 15. She has been employed at VCA Desoto Animal Hospital since 2002. She has two children, Kelsea, 17, and Max, 12.  Her 4 legged family members are 2 kitties, Moon and Sergeant Popcorn.

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