Veterinary Technicians

The “muscle” of the veterinary clinic, the veterinary technicians are what keep everything running.

Many times compared to nurses in the human world, veterinary technicians must be proficient in many more areas to be successful.  They are responsible for taking patient history, educating clients, collecting samples, reading those samples, patient care, filling medications, anesthesia and surgical techniques, and so much more!

Each one of our team members is dedicated to the profession of animal medicine.  Just click on their paw print medallions next to their name to learn about what kind of continuing education they have attended.  We are proud that are team is so interested in learning about how to make our patient care the best.  We feel it is important to keep our team current with the latest in animal medicine.

Joseph P

- Technicians Manager

ABC Animal And Bird Clinic,Luxating Patella, Avian Specialization Certification, AAHA accretided animal hospital, emergencies, grooming, boarding and exotic animal veterinarian servicesJoseph's bio coming soon!

 

 

 

 


Jessica Alvarez

- Veterinary Technician
ABC Animal And Bird Clinic,Luxating Patella, Avian Specialization Certification, AAHA accretided animal hospital, emergencies, grooming, boarding and exotic animal veterinarian servicesJessica 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 for about 12 years.  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 Hernandez

- Veterinary Technician

ABC Animal And Bird Clinic,Luxating Patella, Avian Specialization Certification, AAHA accretided animal hospital, emergencies, grooming, boarding and exotic animal veterinarian servicesMaria has been with us about 9 years.  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 sky diving, 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.

“I’m a Vegan, so that means I really care about animals.” 🙂


Vicki Lewicki

- Veterinary Technician

ABC Animal And Bird Clinic,Luxating Patella, Avian Specialization Certification, AAHA accretided animal hospital, emergencies, grooming, boarding and exotic animal veterinarian servicesVicki's bio coming soon!

 

 

 

 


Jodi Berls, CVA

- Veterinary Technician

education exotic animal and pet services veterianarianJodi has been with us a little over 4 years.  Jodi came to us from a completely different profession; so keen was her interest in learning animal medicine.  Her professional interests include birds and exotics.  She also enjoys gardening and wildlife rehabilitation.  She is an active volunteer at the Wildlife Center of Texas.  She has a Boxer/Pit-Bull mix named Neelix, Yao an alley cat, Roger a Senegal Parrot, Weasley a Red-Fronted Macaw, and Fawkes a Red-Bellied Parrot.  She is working toward getting her 2 year degree so she can qualify to sit for the LVT (Licensed Veterinary Technician) Exam.

Continuing Education

Career Development
3.5 hours CE with TVMA Annual Conference in March 2016
Companion Animal Medicine 
1.0 hours CE with IDEXX Learning Center in January 2016
1.0 hours CE with IDEXX Learning Center in January 2016
1.5 hours CE with Zoetis in January 2016
1.0 hours CE with VetMedTeam in February 2016
Exotic Laboratory Testing
6.0 hours CE with VIN in November 2015
Laboratory Testing
1.0 hours CE with IDEXX Learning Center in March 2016
1.0 hours CE with IDEXX Learning Center in March 2016
Surgical/Anesthesia
8.0 hours CE with VIN in March 2016

“I’m fascinated with the structure of feathers and animal nutrition.  I made a major career change so that I could work with animals.”


Ruth Fuentes

-Veterinary Assistant
ABC Animal And Bird Clinic,Luxating Patella, Avian Specialization Certification, AAHA accretided animal hospital, emergencies, grooming, boarding and exotic animal veterinarian servicesRuth has been with us for over 2 years.  Ruth is soft-spoken and sweet, eager to help however she can.  Her professional interests are reptiles (especially Iguanas), and learning about the different illnesses that can affect our pets.  She also enjoys music, concerts, and riding rollar coasters.  She shares her home with Charlie Chaplin a Golden Retriever, and Dante a Bearded Dragon.  She wants to work toward being a Licensed Veterinary Technician.

“I love animals, traveling, trying new things and going to theme parks.  I also love playing video games and going to concerts.”


Corry Jones 

-Veterinary Technician

ABC Animal And Bird Clinic,Luxating Patella, Avian Specialization Certification, AAHA accretided animal hospital, emergencies, grooming, boarding and exotic animal veterinarian servicesCorry has been with us for a little over a year.  He is our jokester, always singing along to songs, helping to make everything a little more jovial.  His professional interests include research.  He also enjoys reading and music.  He is working toward his Undergrad in Biotechnology at UH. At home he has 4 horses, 1 donkey, 4 cats and two corgis - Gidget and Gordo.

 


Dimasio Jurado 

-Veterinary Technician

education exotic animal and pet services veterianarianCorry has been with us for a little over a year.  He is our jokester, always singing along to songs, helping to make everything a little more jovial.  His professional interests include research.  He also enjoys reading and music.  He is working toward his Undergrad in Biotechnology at UH. At home he has 4 horses, 1 donkey, 4 cats and two corgis - Gidget and Gordo.

 

Continuing Education

Behavior
3.0 hours CE with VetMedTeam in September 2015
Parasitology
5.0 hours CE with VetMedTeam in November 2015

 


 

 

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