Our technicians function as the veterinary analog of nurses in human hospitals. They assist the doctors in providing high quality medical care to our patients.
Joni has worked at Heights Veterinary Clinic since September of 2002. She is HVC’s technician team leader. She has been a technician for over 30 years and is a dental procedure guru. Known as “mother” by the staff she is who the team leans on for any problems or questions that may arise. Joni is the proud MoM of a United States Marine. She also has two four legged children named Clover and Madison.
Larry has been with us since June 2001. He started working in the kennel, caring for the animals, and then moved to assisting the doctors as a veterinary technician. He was born and raised in the Heights area. He owns one dog, Wilbur, a very unique looking Corgi / Pitbull mix, and is a proud father of 2 girls, Ava and Vivian. He is probably the biggest Rockets fan you will ever meet, and is still strangely obsessed with the Ninja Turtles.
Lauren joined HVC in 2014. Lauren’s compassion for animals is what drew her to begin working in veterinary medicine during her college years, and despite receiving a BS in Environmental Science from Baylor University, she continues to follow her true calling. She has been in the industry since 2007. She is a Fear Free Certified Professional and is also certified in the Human-Animal Bond.
Lauren has been a resident of Houston since 2011 and lives in the Heights with her better half and their furkids: Chowder the Shih Tzu, their six cats; Lambert, Gizmo, Pirate, Toshio, Juliette, and Tuxedo Mask, Ferngully the snake, and Cinderella their turtle. When she is not at work Lauren enjoys snuggling with her pets, reading, going to the gym, and relaxing with family.
Cassie started with HVC in 2016 after completing her externship here and graduating from the Vet Tech Institute of Houston with a Veterinary Technician Associates. Cassie has developed her technician skills here at HVC in all areas of patient care, but her true passion is surgery. She is often found in the surgery building assisting the Veterinarian to ensure that our patient’s receive the best care possible.
Bethany is a Licensed Veterinary Technician who started her career caring for for animals in 1999. She put her veterinary technician career on hold to serve in the US Navy from 2001-2012. After her time in the military she decided to reenter the field that she loves. Bethany graduated from Windward Community College in Kaneohe, HI and received her LVT License in 2014. She moved to Houston in 2015 then joined the HVC family in February 2018. Bethany has a background in specialty and emergency/critical care. Bethany is Mom to a dog Buddy, 3 cats Nani, Niko, and 2-Thumbs, 2 horses Spotticus and Asher, and her daughter Savannah.
Jose started at HVC in the beginning of 2018. He earned his CVA Lvl 1 certification in 2017 and has continued to learn and develop his skills as a veterinary assistant. Along with his career serving as a veterinary assistant, Jose has enjoyed volunteering his time at the BARC animal shelter and Houston SPCA since 2012. He is passionate about being the best veterinary technician that he can be, and takes every chance that he can to educate himself and help his fellow team members.
Victoria ( aka Tori ) joined our team in June of 2018. Tori is one of our veterinary technician assistants with a little over a years experience in the animal care industry. Her positive attitude and drive to care for every patient and client that she comes in contact with to the best of her ability is admirable. She plans to continue her education in this field and one day obtain her LVT License.
Kassandra is a recent graduate from the Vet Tech Institute of Houston with a Veterinary Technician Associates. She plans to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam by the end of the 2018 and be able to add Licensed Veterinary Technician on to her credentials. She joined our hospital at the beginning of 2018 with previous experience working as a kennel attendant. From day one she made it known that she wanted to learn, see, and do as much as possible so that she could advance her technical skills. It has been exciting to watch her grow in her career here at HVC and we can’t wait til the day that we can hand her LVT License on our walls.
Jenelle joined our team in 2018 as a veterinary technician assistant. Before joining our team she worked as a kennel attendant for two years and then advanced and worked as a veterinary assistant for one year before joining HVC. Jenelle enjoys being in the room with clients building relationships and working together with the client on their pets healthcare. It is not unusual for a client to request Jenelle to be there technician when they need to bring their pet in.
Amanda …bio coming soon…
Heather …bio coming soon…
Kimberly …bio coming soon…
Jordan …bio coming soon…
Kayvonne … bio coming soon…