Technician SupervisorShelly C.
Shelly has worked in Veterinary Medicine since 1998. Originally from Vernal, Utah, Shelly has called many places home such as Oklahoma, Louisiana, and California. After arriving to Texas in 1992 she found her passion to be working with animals. She has experience in large animal and small animal medicine. She has a soft place in her heart for Dachshunds, as she has one at home named Scrappy Doo. Her other four legged children include three horses: Brandy, Dakota, and Midnight. Shelly is the "mother" of the technicians with her nurturing and empathetic personality. She and her husband are avid campers and enjoy spending time in the great outdoors. If she isn't caring for her patients, then she is at the ballpark rooting for her husband's softball team. She is also a devout Christian and attends church in Magnolia where she is involved in the ladies ministry.
Licensed Veterinary TechnicianDenise A.
Denise is a 2006 graduate of the LSC-Tomball Veterinary Technology program where she earned her Licensed Veterinary Technician degree. Denise has been a member of the VCA team since her graduation. She has an advanced degree in Psychology and Sociology from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio and is keenly aware of the importance of recognizing and nurturing the human-animal bond. She is especially interested in veterinary geriatric medicine, hospice care, and grief support. Denise is married with two adult children and two grandchildren. She is the proud pet parent of two dogs, Taffy and Tootsie, and also caters to the whims of four spoiled feline housemates, Chelsea, K.C., Titan, and Oogie.
Licensed Veterinary TechnicianRhonda R.
After a successful 30 year career in sales, Rhonda decided to follow her passion of working with animals. Accepted into the veterinary technician program at Lone Star College, she became a Certified Veterinary Technician. Rhonda went on to graduate from the program and passed both her State and National Board exams to become a Registered Veterinary Technician (now known as a Licensed Veterinary Technician after 2014 state mandated changes). In her free time, Rhonda enjoys breeding and showing her champion quarter horses. She has earned 2 Reserve World Champions, and once won Grand Champion Stallion at the Houston Livestock Show.
Natalie has worked as a veterinary technician for the past 14 years, and cannot see herself doing anything else! Growing up in Katy, TX, Natalie relocated to the Spring area after graduation, where she eventually met and and married the love of her life. Her super cute and very smart Boxer, Kendyl, joined her human family, consisting of 3 boys and 2 girls, a few years ago, and doesn't seem to have any idea that she is a dog. In her spare time, Natalie enjoys traveling, scuba diving, reading, and dabbling in the culinary arts. For fun, Natalie would really like to go to a culinary arts school, but for now, she is continuing to pursue her degree in business management and helping creatures that cannot help themselves.
Veterinary Tech School: Vet Tech Institute
Lauren moved to Texas from Colorado in 1989. In 2011, she started working as a veterinary receptionist, where she discovered her love of working with animals. Deciding to turn her passion into a career, Lauren attended and graduated from Vet Tech Institute in 2014. She currently has a very sweet, loveable Boston Terrier named Frankie. When she is not working, Lauren enjoys playing softball, and spending time with her family and friends.
Veterinary AssistantDerick M.
Originally from Los Angeles, CA, Derick relocated to Texas in 2007. When he's not teaching a class as a church youth leader, going to school or working, Derick enjoys spending time with his mother and two dogs (Mario, a Pomeranian, and Molly, a Beagle mix), playing the occasional video game and working out at his local gym. Derick hopes to transfer to Sam Houston State University to pursue a Bachelors degree in Biology.