VCA Southwest Freeway Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Kathleen Whittington, RVT
    Veterinary Tech School: Vet Tech Institute of Houston

    Kathleen is a graduate of the Vet Tech Institute of Houston and joined VCA Southwest Freeway in March of 2009. Kathleen is a native of Maryland, a mother of four and a grandmother. She lives in Richmond, TX with two of her daughters, Duke her chocolate lab, and two cats, Bruce and Kitty.

  • Technician

    Crystal Herron

  • Technician

    Jessica Lowe

    Jessica joined our team at VCA Southwest Freeway in October of 2009. She is a Sugar Land native and is a proud momma of 2 cats, an orange tabby named Sherlock and a calico named Arie

  • Technician

    Sandra Shaner
    Veterinary Tech School: Texas State Technical Institute

    Sandra has been working with animals for more then 20 years. She spent several years working in emergency medicine before joining VCA. Sandra also has experience working with exotic species and is a Certified Behaviorist Trainer. Sandra is the mother of a toddler named Edgar Dulton and has 10 American Staffordshire Terriers, 2 German Shepards and 2 cats.


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.