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Veterinary Assistant II

Ever since she can remember, Jennifer has wanted to spend her time helping animals in need. The love that she feels when she helps an animal in need makes it all worth it!

Jennifer was born in Puerto Rico but grew up in Virginia Beach. She started here at Fairfield Animal Hospital in the fall of 2002, only a year after Dr. Hicks opened the clinic. Jennifer confirmed that she’d found her true calling a year later, when she helped perform a C-section on a Golden retriever. As she was handed puppy after puppy to stimulate their breathing, she knew she was doing what she was meant to do.

Outside of her interests in the veterinary world, Jennifer prefers to stay active in the outdoors by mountain biking, camping, and going to the beach. She takes part in a lot of runs, obstacles courses, and mud challenge races—the act of pushing herself physically and getting dirty is quite a thrill!

At home, Jennifer lives with her wonderful son and daughter, as well as a pair of cats named Mork and Mindy. Mork is Mr. Personality and always wants to be right alongside Jennifer, while Mindy prefers to lay low and watch from a distance.

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Veterinary Assistant

Albert always dreamed of working in an animal hospital—he longed to see firsthand how pets were cared for by the professionals! As a Veterinary Assistant here at Fairfield Animal Hospital, Albert is thrilled to learn more every day about the career he’s pursuing in veterinary medicine.

Albert grew up in Houston, Texas, where Animal Planet helped spark his adoration for the world of pet care. He began here at the hospital as a volunteer, then was eventually hired on as an employee. Albert is particularly fond of helping to calm down anxious animals, and also enjoys soaking up as much knowledge as he can from Dr. Hicks and Dr. Harris.

In his time away from the clinic, Albert likes playing video games, kick boxing, studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and spending time with his own pets. He has a dog named Shadow, who is smart enough to open doors by himself, as well as a lovable hedgehog named Sebastian.

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As soon as she adopted her Golden retriever/Collie mix, Cisco, Alexis knew she wanted to work with animals for the rest of her life. Watching Cisco go through his exams and get his vaccinations made her realize something else: working in animal care would allow her to not only keep pets healthy, but improve the lives of family members as well! Alexis is thrilled to begin her veterinary journey here at Fairfield Animal Hospital.

Alexis was born in Houston and has lived in Fairfield her whole life. She started shadowing here in August of 2014 when her mother brought to her attention the opportunity to gain experience at their local pet hospital. After nearly a year of shadowing, Alexis was offered a position as a Veterinary Assistant and eagerly accepted.

Alexis’ favorite parts of her work day include holding pets during routine exams, listening in as a veterinarian gives a prognosis, and learning something new every time she walks into an examination room. Alexis also enjoys cleaning and stocking the clinic—she says giving the hospital a new look for the next day satisfies her OCD tendencies!

Outside of work, Alexis enjoys spending time with her family and Cisco, staying active in the Future Farmers of America organization, and traveling. She’s also an avid artist, and even plans on earning a minor in art during college.

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When she was a little girl, Caitlin would make her friends leave their stuffed animals with her so that she could “operate” on them. She had her own veterinary kit, medical tools, a kennel, and at least fifty stuffed animals. As she grew older, Caitlin’s passion for animal care didn’t waver—for her, a career in veterinary medicine was the perfect fit!

Born in Jacksonville, Florida, Caitlin moved around with her family as a kid thanks to her father’s career in the military. After stints in Japan, Rhode Island, and Virginia Beach, the family settled in Texas. Caitlin recently joined the Fairfield Animal Hospital family after a friend recommended the clinic to her, and she’s thrilled to gain invaluable experience in the animal care world. In the future, Caitlin plans on attending Lone Star Community College before earning her veterinary degree at Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

In her time away from the clinic, Caitlin loves spending time outdoors. She enjoys riding dirt bikes, scuba diving, swimming, and flying. Currently, she’s working on earning her pilot’s license so that she can fly alongside her father, a former fighter pilot!

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Julie used to work for a school district, and had the summers free once the spring semester ended. One summer, she decided to get a job at a veterinary hospital and fell in love with the profession right away! She’s been a part of the Fairfield Animal Hospital family since 2007.

A Houston native, Julie attended school to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician and then began her career in veterinary medicine immediately afterward. After nearly 15 years of working as a Tech, she decided it was time for a change, but had no desire to leave the pets and clientele that she’d come to know and love. That’s when Julie became a receptionist to best serve the pets and animal owners of the area.

Julie and her husband have been married for over 20 years, and have two sons and a daughter. They currently live with seven dachshunds and a dachshund mix, Brandee, who isn’t told she’s not a full-blooded dachshund so as not to hurt her feelings. When Julie’s daughter whispered to Brandee that she wasn’t a purebred, Brandee’s response was a short, menacing growl!

In her spare time, Julie enjoys being outdoors and spending time in her garden; she has a special fondness for planting orchids.

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Will decided he would like to become a veterinarian when he was only seven years old, and his dream has held strong. He’s always been fascinated by animals and the way the body works; for him, a career in veterinary medicine simply makes sense!

Will is from Houston, Texas, and moved here to Cypress with his family when he was five years old. They had always brought their own pets here to Fairfield Animal Hospital, so Will knew it would be a perfect fit for him. He started here during the summer of 2001, and is now a Certified Veterinary Assistant. Medically, Will is fond of bloodwork and utilizing a small sample to diagnose a problem. Most of all, though, he likes seeing the reactions of pet owners when they’re reunited with their happy, healthy animal companions.

At home, Will and his family have two dogs, Lola and Remi, as well as a pair of cats named Darby and Jewels. When he isn’t studying for his college courses, spending time with his own pets, or caring for the area’s animals here at the hospital, Will enjoys reading science fiction and fantasy novels, drawing, playing video games, and listening to music.

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Veterinary Assistant II

Shannon grew up in the Piney Woods region of eastern Texas, where animals were simply a natural part of life. She was even involved in the Future Farmers of America organization during high school, which further solidified her desire to one day work with pets. Now, Shannon gets to live her dream as a Certified Veterinary Assistant here at Fairfield Animal Hospital!

When Shannon and her husband moved to Coppell, Texas in 2007, she began working as a receptionist at a local animal hospital. It didn’t take long before she began advancing in her career; Shannon obtained her Veterinary Assistant Certificate and then became the Hospital Manager in 2010. Upon moving to Cypress in 2014 for her husband’s job, Shannon took a position at a pet clinic in Tomball before joining the Fairfield Animal Hospital family in August of 2015.

Outside of work, Shannon likes camping, spending time with friends, and enjoying the many beautiful state parks in the area. She and her husband share their home with four pets: Missy, a mixed-breed dog who likes sunbathing and getting belly rubs; Pepo, a miniature Australian shepherd; a Siamese mixed-breed cat named Stoney; and Beaux, a Manx cat who enjoys bringing Shannon or her husband his toy and getting loved on for his efforts.

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