Veterinary Assistant and Receptionist
Anne has felt a special bond with animals ever since she was a young girl. By working as a Veterinary Technician, she’s able to spend time with the pets she loves so much while ultimately bettering the lives of animal owners and their companions!
Anne is originally from Colorado. She began college as an education major but started to consider animal care after hearing fascinating stories from her cousin, who was training to become a veterinarian. Anne eventually secured a job at the clinic where her cousin worked, and before long she was hooked—she decided to change her major to animal science and become a veterinary professional herself! Anne completed her animal science degree in Louisiana, then moved to Texas to expand her career as a Veterinary Technician.
Here at the hospital, Anne is particularly fond of critical-care work and seeing puppies and kittens grow and mature over the years. Most of all, she loves forming lasting relationships with the area’s pet owners and their beloved animal friends.
Outside of her interests in the veterinary world, Anne likes practicing building and landscape photography, spending time with her family, and enjoying the company of her American Bulldog, Cade.
Lead Veterinary Technician, Receptionist, and Kennel Technician Assistant.
Meet our veterinary technician, Meredith! Her job is to ensure patient health, safety, and happiness.
She was born and raised in Texas and has loved dancing since she was 7. She even went on to start teaching and doing choreography. After high school, she went to VII to get her Associate’s degree of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. She found her way to the veterinary industry because the only thing that brought her happiness was the companionship of animals. One day it just clicked, being in the veterinary industry was what she wanted to do with her life. After an externship with a surgery center, she was hooked. She decided to keep going high-volume, low-cost spay and neuters and took a job doing that in a no-kill shelter. From there, she took a job in a general practice working with exotics and small mammals.
Meredith’s interests lie in parasitology and clinical pathology. She loves looking at cell morphology and doing anything with a microscope. She also really enjoys dentistry!
At home, she shares her life with Achilles, an 8-year-old Scottish Fold cat with the sweetest personality. She also has a 7-year-old cat names Spacta that she bottle fed when she was a baby!
In her spare time, she loves to cook, paint, and do anything creative. She tries to spend as much time with family as she can. She also loves to teach young kids how to handle exotics, showing them proper restraint, how to take vitals, animal behavior, and even how to process a fecal sample.
Meet our receptionist, Thea! She is the first face people see when they walk in the door, and she knows she must be friendly, personable, confident, calm, and have strong knowledge of the services we provide! Thea has a passion for animals and loves working in an environment with challenges.
Thea was raised around animals because her entire family lives on farms. Her mom also worked at a vet office! When she was younger, she spent some time on her uncle’s farm and bonded with the horses. One of the horses fell ill, and she watched as they made the hard decision to put the horse down. After that day, she knew she wanted to be a vet.
Moving forward, her mom continued to make animals a large part of Thea’s life, from clubs to school courses, seminars, her first job, and even horseback riding lessons.
Thea has a bright future in the veterinary industry.
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Kennel Technician Assistant
Justus was born in Amarillo and lived there until moving to Houston in the 5th grade. Justus has always loved animals but decided to join the veterinary field after the family dog, Lilly, was attacked by a mountain lion or cougar. Watching the vet help Lilly recover from her injuries made Justus so happy and led to the inspiration to become a vet. This event has made Justus want to help other animals and be their voice.
As a kennel technician, Justus enjoys helping the doctor and assistants as well as feeding the animals. Justus is still in school and lives with parents, a brother, and a sister, as well as a cat named Zelda. Zelda is the nicest and clingiest cat you’ll ever meet!
Outside of working at Western Hills, Justus enjoys hunting, fishing, and watching baseball. A few years back, Justus caught a 6-foot-long water moccasin!