Veterinary Support

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    Joel Loveless
    School: Texas A& M Corpus Christi

    My name is Joel Loveless. I am 38. I use to be a teacher, but switched careers because of my love for animals. I went to Tech school at V.T.I in Houston. I have two boxers, "Shiner'" and " Cattie-Brie" and a rescue dog named "Oliver". My hobies are reading, and playing video games. My dream is is to one day own a rhino.

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    Julie Newkirk

    Hi my name is Julie, I have 7yrs experience in the vet field. I love being a part of the VCA family. I have 5 dogs. "Reece" and "Gabby" who are both chihuahuas and both are parvo survivors. I have a black lab named" Sugar Bear". and the last two I have are both foster cases- " Boo Boo" is a chihuahua with a broken back, but gets gets around wonderfully.  "Hazel" which had a stroke and now is a now a tripod. My hobbies are drawing, stained  glass. restoring my house and spending time with my fur babies.

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    Zackary Peltier

    Zack has been with our hospital since May 2003 and has been a great asset to our company since arriving with us. He is very knowledgeable and kind and our patients love him.

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    Ashley Pettit

    Hi! My name is Ashley! I've been working for VCA since January 2010 I love my job and all the friends I've made. I have 2 beautiful daughters Elise Wymberly and Capri Addyson. I've been married to my loving husband Shawn for 5 years. I also have 4 furry babies that drive me crazy but I love them. Banjo and Chuy are brothers and are half Shih-Tzu and half poodle, my grumpy cat Molly who I adopted from the Brazoria County SPCA, and Gummy Bear my 9 year old Pomeranian.  I love my job here at VCA and plan on being here for many more years to come :)

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    Payton Shanks

    My name is Payton Shanks.  I am the daughter of a retired veterinarian.  I've been in the veterinary field my whole life!  I have two children, my son Michael Wayne, and my daughter Seusannah Rein.  I also have a dog, Gauge, a Beagle/Jack Russell I adopted from the Montgomery County SPCA.  For fun, I like to ride horses, sing karaoke, write poetry and visit with my friends.  I am also a huge sports fan; my favorite teams are, Houston Texans, Astros, Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, Texas A & M Aggies, Alabama Crimson Tide, and Auburn Tigers.