Technician SupervisorMary R
Veterinary Tech School: Bel Rea Institute of Animal Technology
Growing up on a dairy farm in Vermont, Mary always wanted to have a career working with animals. So after high school, she moved to Denver Colorado and graduated in 2004 with an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology. After graduation Mary moved to Texas and started working at VCA Metroplex in Irving. She joined our team at VCA Fort Worth in March 2011 and has become an indispensable part of our crew. Her main responsibilities are ICU patient care and she has a great interest in dentistry. Her technical skills, ability to train and work with anyone, and he talent at remaining positive in difficult situations were all qualities that made her the obvious choice for Technician Supervisor. When not at work Mary and her husband love spending time with their 5 dogs (the kids): Sonic, Luna, Olive Oyl, Bunny, and Bug.
Registered Veterinary TechnicianApril C
Veterinary Tech School: Murray State College
April is originally from Newport News, Virginia. She studied Biology at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma and graduated with an Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. April has 15 years of experience as a Licensed Vet Tech and enjoys emergency medical care. She joined our hospital in the summer 2016 and has become a valuable member of team! When she is not at VCA, April is involved in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts with her husband and two sons. She also enjoys quilting, crocheting, and knitting. April has a calico cat and a flock of chickens to care for in addition to her ICU patients here!
Registered Veterinary TechnicianTori M
School: Midland College, Sul Ross State University, Associates of Applied Science of Veterinary Technology, Bachelor
Hello! I’m Tori! I moved to Fort Worth from Midland on a whim in October 2012. I have been with VCA since September 2013 and could not be happier! I love working here! I graduated from Midland College in 2009 with my Associates of Applied Science of Veterinary Technology, and I graduated from Sul Ross State University in 2012 with my Bachelor’s of Science in majoring in Biology and minoring in Animal Health Science/Environmental Science. I have been a RVT (Registered Vet Tech) since 2009 as well. I am a current member on TARVT (Texas Association of Registered Vet Techs) and NAHERC (National Animal Health Rescue Corps). I have worked off and on in emergency vet medicine, and it is something I really enjoy. Here at VCA, I am one of the over night ICU techs, so I get to have a lot of one-on-one time with the pets who stay here with us. My little family consists of: Molly (my grumpy 14 year old grey tabby), Boo (my silly 12 year old Chihuahua mix), Peach (my 8 year old giant cuddle bug who is a black lab), Emmy ( my 4 year old blind rescue calico kitty, who is featured in a book to help other rescues), and the newest addition Oliver (my 5 month old wild kitten, who I have had since she was about 2 weeks old).
School: Cedar Valley College
"My interest in animals started as a little girl. My father was a bomb-dog handler in the United States Air Force." Melysa has been with veterinary field for eight years, working as a kennel tech and groomer before becoming a technician. She joined VCA Fort Worth in the summer of 2015. Melysa obtained her certification from the Texas Veterinary Medical Association in January of 2011 and is currently enrolled in Veterinary Technology at Cedar Valley College. When Melysa is not caring for the pets here at VCA, she and her husband, Jeff, are farm hands and take care of sheep, chickens, rabbits, dogs, cats, and a chinchilla! Melisa's hobbies include freshwater and coral reef aquariums, spending time with her family, mixed martial arts, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Sarah is a part-time team member here at VCA and is currently attending Penn Foster for her license in Veterinary Technology. She is originally from Denver, Colorado. She has two dogs and two cats at home that are the loves of her life. When she is not too busy working hard or hitting the books studying, she loves seeking adventure and activities outdoors. When she is feeling less spontaneous, she will quietly take to a good book or join friends at the nearest taco stand to indulge in her appetite for tacos.
Lynda has been with VCA Animal Hospitals since 2004 and joined our team in 2015 as a relief technician. Previously, Linda had been with VCA Animal Care as their veterinary technician supervisor. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Information Management degree from the University of Texas at Dallas. Lynda also continued her education and became a certified Veterinary Assistant Level II in July 2009. Lynda also enjoys helping out at some of our sister hospitals in the area. She resides in Ft. Worth, Texas with her husband Patrick. They have three dachshunds: Max, Hans and Gretchen, and two cats: Katrina and Zeus.
I joined VCA May 2016. I have worked in Veterinary Clinics since 1991. I started out as a Receptionist and moved to Technician in 1997. I have 3 grown children and 2 grandchildren and 2 more on the way. I also have 2 dogs (Moose & Dexter). In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my kids and grand kids, watching movies and shopping. I love working here at VCA because the people I work with are great!
"As far back as I can remember I've always wanted to work with animals. I treat every patient that comes in like they are my own. I wouldn't change my career for anything in the world. I can honestly say I love what I do!" Meliea has been an ICU technician for us since 2007, but started as a receptionist in the veterinary field in 2003. When she is not caring for our patients, she loves spending time with her dog, Ky'mani.
Brandie started at VCA Fort Worth in 2011, although she has been in pet care since 2007. She has completed many hours of volunteer work in Dallas and has her Canine CPR certification. She loves animals and has acquired three of her own: Malu, Tootsie Roll, and Solo Mio. She often enjoys barbequing and camping with her husband and two beautiful daughters.
Crystal has been in the veterinary field for roughly ten years--from technician to kennel staff, she's seen it all! Crystal joined our team in April of 2014 and has since then become indispensable. In her free time, Crystal enjoys spending it with her 5 dogs: Willow, a 3 year-old lab mix; Laila, a 3 year-old miniature pinscher; Bentley and NJ, 2 year-old chiweenies; and Nick, a 4 year-old rat terrier.
Veterinary Tech School: Cedar Valley College
I joined VCA in June 2016, I have enjoyed the pleasant people I work with and the opportunity to learn and grow. I attended Cedar Valley for my Vet Tech degree but had to stop for a brief time due to family issues. I want to return to further my education and knowledge of my field. I have 3 dogs currently: a Siberian husky, a Shepherd mix and a Mastiff mix. My hobbies are singing, painting and reading. I love VCA for the caring and staff and the focus on what is best for the patient.
I started working at VCA FW as an overnight ICU tech just 2 short months ago! I'm enjoying the new challenge and especially appreciate the warm welcome I've received from the entire team here. I've been a technician in a rural community in Arizona for most of the last 12 years and am looking forward to this opportunity to grow. I brought my family with me from Arizona: my Daughter Lynsy, 3 dogs, 5 cats and a tank full of fish!
Veterinary AssistantSamantha G
Sam has been in the veterinary industry for only a year, but she is certain she has found her career! She is enrolled at Pen Foster College to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician and hopes to move up within the VCA team. In her free time, Sam enjoys disc golf with friends, fishing, and watching the Rangers!
Veterinary AssistantRayanne L
Veterinary Tech School: Weatherford College
Rayanne has been in the veterinary industry for several years, working at daycares and hospitals while obtaining her degree. She is a Certified Veterinary Tech Assistant and has recently transferred from our kennel to be assistant at our hospital. When she's not at work, Rayanne stays busy planning her upcoming wedding and playing with her two dogs.
Veterinary AssistantBarb T
School: Animal Behavioral College, Certified Veterinary Assistant
Barb has been with our team since March of 2016. She is certified in Veterinary Assistance and has special interest in surgical technology. She enjoys crafts, reading, and zumba in her spare time.