Beth has been in veterinary medicine for over 20 years and has known Dr. Fronefield for even longer! She has held a variety of positions throughout the clinic over the years including in the kennel, as a Veterinary Assistant and, for the majority of the time, as a Client Care Specialist. We are now proud to call her our Practice Manager. She is passionate about providing the highest quality of patient care while delivering exceptional client service and education. She has special interests in feline medicine, end of life care, and keeping her fantastic team happy!
Beth has too many cats! All of them are rescues. She currently has 5 under her care. There’s Waffles, Torchy (Bad Baby), Minou (she’s a total daddy’s girl!), Sunny, and Bowie (a Harvey Foster)!
Outside of work Beth enjoys art projects, cooking, traveling, and listening to live music – usually performed by her husband.
Jose Perez, LVT
Lead Veterinary Technician
Jose has been with us since September 2013. He loves that every day at ABC is different. There are always new cases and new patients from 6-gram turtles to 190-pound Great Danes!
Jose has three pets, Logan a 9-year-old Lab mix who loves to eat, sleep, poop and not in that specific order. Marly a 7-year-old Lab/Shiba mix, she loves to eat, especially dads dinner! Qizmo, a 12-year-old Peek-a-Poo who sleeps all day (25hr/ 8 days a week) Warning: Never get him wet and never feed him after midnight!
Jose’s hobbies include watching sports – anything Houston! Watching Marvel and Star Wars movies and taking long walks on the beach with his significant other and his dogs.
David is new to the veterinary field and excited to be working at ABC. He loves animal and they love him.
Outside of work, he enjoys getting together with friends and taking care of his father.
Jessica is another of our long-term technicians. She is our busy little bee, always gliding one from patient to the next with a calm grace that the clients and patients appreciate. She’s been with us since January 2005. Her professional interests include preventative care and surgery (she thinks it is pretty awesome all of the things that we are able to do here for our pets). Outside of ABC she loves being a Mom, gardening, trying different foods and anything Disney World related. Her family at home includes Ziggy (Pitbull), Lila (Jack-Russell Terrier), Una (Shih – Tzu), Atticus (Domestic Medium Hair), Suey, Rosie, Bindy, Bourke (Parakeets) and Zephyr (Indian Ring-Neck). She would like to one day become a nurse.
“I really love being a veterinary technician. Sometimes it is difficult, but overall it is very rewarding.”
Maria has been with us since August 2006. She is one of our highly skilled technicians who has a wide variety of experience from different areas of animal medicine. Her professional interests include emergency and critical care, exotic animal medicine and attending various continuing education opportunities. She enjoys skydiving, paintball, running, going to museums and Science. At home, she has a chihuahua named Calista, a black cat named Dahlia, another black cat named Oreo, a third black cat named Batman :), and Nubs an African Grey with no legs. Maria is working toward being a well-versed technician in all areas of veterinary medicine.
Bio coming soon
Jodi Berls, LVT
Jodi has been with ABC since July 2011. She loves helping a wide variety of types of animals, especially birds. She says it is a great feeling to see them leave in better health than when they arrived.
Jodi has 4 parrots, 1 cat, and a chameleon. Her birds are the reason she changed careers to work in veterinary medicine. Outside of work she enjoys gardening and reading mystery novels.
“I’m fascinated with the structure of feathers and animal nutrition. I made a major career change so that I could work with animals.”
Gaby Canelo, LVT
Gaby has been with us since February 2018 and loves being able to make a difference. To us, our pets are a small part of our entire world, but to them, we are their entire world. Being able to make their lives better
Gaby currently has 2 dogs and 3 goldfish. “Coco” her teacup chihuahua and “Kylie” hey beautiful “ginger” Boston Terrier.
Outside of work, Gaby spends time taking care of and helping her family. When she has down time, she loves to watch/listen to musicals, read fantasy books, do puzzles, and learn more about her career path.
She doesn’t currently have any pets but wants a black cat.
In her free time, Maifiza enjoys creating whether it’s writing or art/painting. She also enjoys reading, manga, and anime.
Veterinary Assistant, CVA
Nubia has been at ABC since 2019. She loves to be around animals as it’s very comforting and relaxing.
At home, she has 4 dogs! 3 Shih Tzus and a Shih-poo.
When she’s not working, she enjoys reading, binge-watching TV shows, and playing video games.
Dani has three cats, one bearded dragon, and an endless supply of foster kittens! Outside of work, she enjoys yoga, spending time outdoors, and fostering kittens.
At home, he has a Border Collie mix named Ellie, she’s spoiled and will chew anything to shreds.
Outside of work, Zachery enjoys baking and cooking as well as gardening.
Client Care Specialists
Senior Client Service Specialist
Ann has been with ABC since October 2017 and has been veterinary medicine for about 7 years! Ann’s favorite thing about her job is all of the adorable clients! She has 5 cats, a dog, some hamsters, and a Betta fish. Outside of work Ann enjoys playing outside with her daughter Alice. Binge watching shows and loves loves loves cooking! (But not baking unless she wants to blow something up!)
Client Care Specialist
Jozie has been in veterinary medicine for almost 10 years and started with us in May 2018. She loves being an advocate for clients and helping to meet their needs, as well as the needs of their pets, through expert communication with the medical staff.
Jozie has a Vizsla/Pitbull Terrier mix named LaVeau. LaVeau was born in February 2018 and was found in a box, and Jozie adopted her shortly after. She has a lot of energy she uses to play with her big brother,
Outside of work, Jozie is a Reiki Master + Clinical Herbalist. She loves to practice yoga and meditation.
Client Care Specialist
Jenny worked at ABC in the early 2000s for four years before taking a break to have a family and stay home with her four babies. She rejoined us in July 2018! She loves everything about her job, clients, coworkers, her bosses, and most of all, the animals!!
At home, Jenny has a bird named Sweety, she is a green quaker who talks a lot and she has had her for 16 years! She also has a longhaired chihuahua named Magie who is the love of her life! Her kids have a beautiful Siamese cat with blue eyes that they named Donut!
On her time off, she spends time with her four kids and all of her loved ones! She also loves music and cooking for her family.
Client Care Specialist
Colleen shares her home with her kitten Finley, a pug named Winston, a pit-terrier mix named Baxter, and a terrier mix named Sugar. Outside of work, she enjoys hanging out with friends by the pool, watching live music shows, cooking dinner for her sons, and snuggling with her fur babies while watching movies and drinking wine.
Theresa has worked in veterinary clinics for over 25 years and has been with ABC for 22 years. She loves being with the dogs and cats and doing what she can to help make their lives as best as she can.
Theresa has a Chihuahua named Pee Wee who is 18 years old and a cat named Pocket. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, crafts, and plants.
“I have a great family at home. My husband Ronnie; children Amber, Melisah
Tori has been grooming for 6 years and has been with ABC for 3 years! She loves interacting with customers and putting out well-done grooms!
She has 2 dogs, Scarface & Carmellow and a cat named Miss Kitty. They have their own personalities and funny habits!
Outside of work, she loves to ride horses and train them, as well as watersports like boating and jet skiing!
Meagan started her veterinary medicine career in February 2019 with us. The part of her job she loves the most is getting to work with different animals.
At home, she has 5 ferrets (her favorite animal), 1 axolotl, 2 cats, and she’s also currently fostering a dog!
Outside of work, Meagan enjoys writing music!
Summer started her career in veterinary medicine with us 13 years ago. She loves getting to know and form relationships with people and their pets. She has a Pacman Frog named Goblin. Outside of work, she enjoys writing, reading, and video games.
Kristen has been in the veterinary industry for 13 years and at ABC since 2007. Her favorite part of the job is working with the animals, making them feel better, and watching them improve.
At home, she has 3 cats (Tornado, Hurricane, & Iris), 3 ferrets (Riddle, Bellatrix, & Regulus), and two lizards (Jesse & Willow).
Outside of work, Kristen is a special education teacher who enjoys gardening succulents and spending time with her pets.
Valentina has been with us for over 3 years now. She loves getting to meet all kinds of animals and gaining experience for a future career as a veterinarian.
Valentina has three pets. Luna was rescued from a shelter at 5 months and is now 13 years old. Ruby was adopted from ABC and was surrendered to the clinic due to her owners not being able to pay for surgery on her broken leg. Rocco was rescued off the streets after the Memorial Day flood 2-3 years ago.
Outside of work, Valentina enjoys baking and going on nature walks. She is also currently studying to be a veterinarian!
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