Our Careteam

Hannah

Veterinary Assistant

Hannah can’t remember a time when she didn’t adore the company of pets. She’s always wanted to learn more about the healthcare and wellness needs of animals in order to give them the best lives possible—what better way to do that than by working in the veterinary field? Hannah gets to care for pets as a member of Fairfield Animal Hospital’s Veterinary Assistant team!

Hannah is a Texas native and first began her journey in veterinary care by working at a local dog rescue, where she helped stray pets to find loving homes. It didn’t take her long to decide that she wanted to continue working with animals—Hannah was happy to join the Fairfield Animal Hospital family in March of 2018, and she’s been here ever since!

Away from work, Hannah is active in her school and serves as President of the school choir and as a member of both the National Honor Society and the National English Honor Society. She’s also fond of working out and spending time at home with her parents and two brothers.

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Stefani

Veterinary Technician

Stefani was born and raised in Katy, where she cared for everything from cats and dogs to guinea pigs, gerbils, and even a snake. Her inclination to help the earth’s creatures was evident at an early age—Stefani constantly brought home stray animals, and her passion simply never quit! For her, one career choice was the perfect fit: veterinary medicine.

Stefani earned her degree in animal science from Texas A&M University, then moved back to Cypress to launch her career as a Veterinary Technician. She started with the Fairfield Animal Hospital team in May of 2018, and is excited to continue helping the area’s pets and animal owners life happier, healthier lives.

When she isn’t tending to pets’ needs here at the hospital, Stefani enjoys crafting, painting, and hiking. Big Bend National Park, Brazos Bend State Park, and Palo Duro Canyon are a few of her favorite places to visit, and she hopes to make trips to Yellowstone and Yosemite in the near future!

At home, Stefani lives with her husband and several pets. They share their lives with their dog, Toby—who loves to go hiking with his mom and dad even if it means an extra bath after he’s rolled in the mud—as well as three cats who go by Baby, Bumper, and Skippy.

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Alex

Veterinary Assistant

Alex has wanted to work with animals her entire life; for her, nothing beats getting to be a firsthand witness to the incredible bonds between pets and owners. When the opportunity arose for her to join the team here at Fairfield Animal Hospital, Alex didn’t hesitate!

A Cypress native, Alex first started shadowing here at the hospital as a part of her veterinary medicine course in school. When the opportunity came along for her to join the team as an employee, she jumped on it! Alex especially loves getting to meet a wide variety of dog and cat breeds and learning about the different characteristics of each.

In her spare time, Alex enjoys raising goats and rabbits as a member of the Future Farmers of America organization, practicing her art skills, and doting on her own pets at home. She has two dogs, Dixie and Kat.

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Tatiana

Veterinary Technician

When Tatiana’s first dog, Bella, came down with a serious case of parvovirus, Tatiana felt helpless while watching her beloved pet suffer. Then, everything changed. A family friend—a veterinarian herself—contacted Tatiana to offer help. With the help of expert veterinary guidance, Tatiana was able to nurse her dog back to full health. She’s known that she wanted to pursue a career in veterinary medicine ever since!

Tatiana was born in Houston and spent several years growing up in Puerto Rico thanks to her father’s career in the military. After a brief stint in community college, she enrolled in the PIMA Medical Institute’s veterinary assistant program in 2016. By the end of that year, Tatiana was officially a Certified Veterinary Assistant.

Tatiana joined the Fairfield Animal Hospital family in the spring of 2018, and has been tending to the needs of the area’s pets ever since. Her favorite part of her job is the fast-paced nature of the work; Tatiana is always kept on her toes and learns something new every day!

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Jennifer

Lead Veterinary Technician

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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Alexis

Veterinary Assistant

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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Tawny

Practice Manager

Tawny holds a degree in finance and enjoyed a lengthy career in wholesale banking with a national bank before launching her own consulting firm in 2002. She has worked with the Fairfield Animal Hospital team for more than a decade in a part-time accounting capacity. In early 2018, Dr. Hicks persuaded her to come out of semi-retirement and become a member of the clinic team on a full time basis serving as the Practice Manager.Tawny’s passion for animal care began during childhood, when she fell in love with the world of horses while growing up in Houston, Texas. She even used to own and show Quarter horses! For Tawny, putting her background in accounting and consultation to good use in the veterinary field simply made sense—now, she’s Fairfield Animal Hospital’s Practice Manager!

Tawny holds a degree in finance and enjoyed a lengthy career in wholesale banking with a national chain before launching her own consulting firm in 2002. More than a decade ago, she joined the Fairfield Animal Hospital team as an in-house accountant. In early 2018, Dr. Hicks persuaded her to come out of semi-retirement and become a member of the clinic team once again—Tawny was happy to rejoin the hospital family as Practice Manager that February.

Tawny and her husband of more than 30 years have two wonderful sons—their eldest recently gave them their first grandchild, and their younger son currently attends Texas Tech University—and love to spend quality time with family whenever they can. They’re also passionate DIYers, and love working on home design and remodeling projects!

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Julie

Client Care Specialist

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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Sharyl

Client Care Specialist

Sharyl has always been a people person, and she’s adored animals for as long as she can remember. What better way for her to combine her passion for pets and her love of customer service, she thought, than by working in a veterinary office? Sharyl helps pets and animal owners daily as a receptionist here at Fairfield Animal Hospital, and she couldn’t be happier with her choice!

Sharyl is originally from Cleveland, Ohio, but lived in Kentucky, Alabama, Oklahoma, and even Germany before settling in Texas. Before joining the veterinary world, she saved lives as an Emergency Medical Technician. When the opportunity arose for her to use her medical skillset to better the lives of animals, Sharyl jumped at the chance! After a time working for a veterinary surgeon, she joined the Fairfield Animal Hospital family in November of 2017.

In her time away from the office, Sharyl can be found practicing yoga, listening to music, and spending time with her family. She and her husband have five wonderful children, and currently share their home with a loveable Yorkie.

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Alie

Veterinary Assistant

It wasn’t difficult for Alie to develop a passion for the animal-care world early on in life; her mother is a veterinarian, and she constantly took in pets that needed more care than most. Alie always knew that she would love to follow in her mother’s footsteps and work hands-on with animals herself. She’s thrilled to continue pursuing her dream as a member of the Fairfield Animal Hospital family!

Alie serves as a Veterinary Assistant here at the hospital, and her favorite part of the job is seeing patients get better and be reunited with their loving owners. She’s also fond of learning new things from her teammates on a daily basis—Alie will continue on to study animal medicine in college in the fall of 2019!

At home, Alie has one pet: Owen, a tiny Chihuahua who was adopted by Alie after being found and brought to Fairfield Animal Hospital. Owen’s favorite pastimes include playing with his Kong toy and getting tasty treats whenever he can.

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Kelsey

Client Care Specialist

Kelsey’s aunt is a veterinarian in the Houston area, and her love for pets inspired Kelsey early on. Growing up watching her aunt work with amazing pets and people made a permanent impression—Kelsey knew that she, too, would love to work in a pet clinic one day! She’s proud to serve as a member of the hospital’s talented front-desk team.

Kelsey is originally from Dallas, and studied at Texas A&M University before moving closer to Houston with her family. She joined the Fairfield Animal Hospital family in March of 2018, and has been serving the area’s pets and animal owners here ever since. Kelsey likes to say that it doesn’t feel like work at all when she gets to meet loveable pets on a daily basis—she never tires of hearing fun stories from the area’s animal owners!

When she isn’t here at the hospital, Kelsey can be found working out at her local gym, playing tennis, traveling with her sister, spending time with family and friends, and doting on her own pets at home. She and her husband, AJ, live in Waller with their Yellow Lab, Dallas, and a cat named Kitty Loggins.

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Ivy

Client Care Specialist

A native of Houston, Texas, Ivy was constantly surrounded by pets while growing up. She got her first horse when she was only 10 years old! Now Ivy gets to care for the pets and animal owners of the area as a veterinary receptionist here at the hospital.

Before she worked here at the clinic, Ivy was a client of Fairfield Animal Hospital’s. When a teller at her bank told her that Dr. Hicks was looking for help at the front desk, Ivy came to the hospital and put in an application. Only a short time later, Ivy was helping clients get set up with top-notch pet care as one of the clinic’s receptionists!

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Tiffany

Veterinary Assistant

For Tiffany, the choice to work in the veterinary field was a simple one—she’s adored animals ever since her earliest memories, and has always wanted to give something back to the earth’s creatures. Her dream hasn’t wavered! Tiffany is now a Veterinary Assistant with the Fairfield Animal Hospital team and looks forward to becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician in the near future.

Tiffany is originally from Louisiana but has lived most of her life here in Cypress. She began her journey in animal care by signing on as a Kennel Technician, and it wasn’t long before she realized that she was meant to work in the field long-term! She’s been serving pets as a Veterinary Assistant for several months, and is currently attending school to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician.

When she has spare time between her collegiate studies and her shifts here at the clinic, Tiffany enjoys going to the gym, working on her car, and spending time with her family and pets at home. She shares her life with Tucker, a spunky Border Collie mix, who played a huge role in Tiffany’s decision to enter the veterinary world!

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Charissa

Client Care Specialist

Charissa owned special-needs dogs herself, and working with her own companions over the years inspired her to help others’ pets live healthier lives. She couldn’t be happier to serve the area’s pets and animal parents as a part of Fairfield Animal Hospital’s front-desk team!

Charissa is originally from Sweeny, Texas, and moved to Katy after college. After some time spent in the law enforcement field, she decided to dive headfirst into the world of veterinary medicine—now, she’s a Client Care Specialist with the Fairfield Animal Hospital family. Charissa’s favorite part of her work is connecting with the clinic’s visiting patients and their owners. For her, forming lasting bonds with the community’s pets and owners is especially rewarding!

At home, Charissa and her husband share their lives with their four-year-old and a pair of loveable pets: Princess, a Welsh Corgi, and a cat named Thor.

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