TechnicianGaby Ramirez, CVA I
Veterinary Tech School: University of Texas at Arlington
I was born and raised the youngest of 5 children in Forth Worth, TX. Some of my earliest memories were playing with the dogs and cats we owned growing up. I am the first in my family to attend and graduate from college. My favorite part of this job is playing with puppies and kittens all day.
Surgical SupervisorCrystal Templin, CVA III
I grew up not too far north of here in Norman, Oklahoma (Go Sooners!!). I have been a veterinary technician for the past 13 years and cannot imagine a more interesting and fulfilling job. I’ve done it all from intensive care unit treatments, to chemotherapy administration, to assisting the doctors in surgery. However, my special interests are in radiology (x-rays, ultrasound, contrast radiography, etc.) and veterinary dentistry. For the past 7 years I have been working at VCA Sandy Lake Animal Hospital and head surgery technician. I am a certified level two veterinary assistant and hope to become a registered veterinary technician soon. During my free time in the evenings, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children, Tori and Joey. Tori loves to play soccer and since that is also one of my passions, I enjoy spending time cheering her on at her games. Joey also plays soccer and is a black belt in American Karate. When I’m not running around town playing "soccer mom," I play a bit of soccer myself, relax and watch football, and definitely watch way too much reality television.