VCA Mainland Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician

    Cassie Davis
    Veterinary Tech School: Vet Tech Institute

    Cassie was raised in Manvel and graduated from Manvel High School in 2011.  Throughout her high school career, she was an active FFA member- showing goats and a Red Brangus heifer, and was FFA president her senior year- which led her to career in veterinary medicine.  Cassie started at the Vet Tech Institute of Houston in October 2011, and graduated in October with her Associates in Veterinary Technology.  She is currently working on becoming a registered veterinary technician.  She has already passed her state exam and will take the VTNE in the near future.  Cassie has a basenji named Logan, a cat named Chloe, and a goat named George.  In her spare time she enjoys riding horses, off-road mudding, fishing, and playing with her goat.  Later on in life she would like to have a farm and rasie goats.

  • Technician

    Monique Gregory
    School: Animal Behavior College, Certified Dog Trainer

    My name is Monique and SURPRISE, I love animals! I was born and raised in Southern California where I began my career as a veterinary technician in a VCA specialty hosptial.  There I learned many things, such as, critical care and intensive care, emergency medicine, and physical rehabilitation in dogs.  I transferred to VCA Mainland Animal Hospital in September of 2012.  I currently have 1 dog, a Australian Shepherd, named Ozzy and a little one-eyed cat named Captain Jack (or C.J. as I call him) though I find myself with various other pets from time to time as I am a big supporter of the rescue world.  I am currently in college working on my AA in Communications to be followed by my BA in Psychology.  After that, it's off to Veterinary school with me! I am a graduate of Animal Behavior College through which I have been certified as a dog trainer and I plan on specializing in behavior modification as a veterinarian.  Aside from my love of animals, I love ballroom dancing! I taught for 4 years with Arthur Murray Dance studios and have found my favorite dances to be Argentine Tango, Salsa, and Cha Cha.  I am also a huge World of Warcraft nut!  If I am not working or dancing you can find me running around the world of Azeroth (and now Panderia) where my role there is...a healer!

  • Technician

    Sunshine Shurley

    Sunshine has been part of our health care team since 2006 where she worked as a kennel technician. Sunshine has also trained as a receptionist, and currently training as a veterinary technician. She is the proud mother of 3 children. Growing up in the community, Sunshine made her love of animals known to everyone and enjoys interacting with our clients and their pets. She also enjoys spending time with her family and her 4 dogs, going to the beach, and anything hot pink!


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.