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 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.
After CJ graduated college, she took a moment to figure out what she wanted to do next. She decided that she wanted to get to her roots of working with people and animals, and she knew the perfect place to do this. She joined Fairfield Animal Hospital as a client care specialist where not only is she able to help animals, she’s also able to meet all sorts of new people!
While Cierra grew up surrounded by animals – domesticated and wild – if she had to pinpoint the moment when she knew she wanted to work in the veterinary industry, it would be when she landed her first job at an animal clinic at the age of 19. Seeing sickly and painful pets come into the clinic broke her heart, but as she watched them progress and return to their joyful, playful selves, she knew she wanted to work in a field where she could make a difference in the lives of people and their pets.
Unlike many of her colleagues, Stephanie didn’t initially set out to work in the veterinary field. An experienced LPN, she worked in human medicine for many years. Shortly after relocating to Cypress, the pandemic struck and Stephanie made the decision to leave nursing. It didn’t take long for her to begin longing for a purpose again. Having lived on a farm prior to her move, she also missed her livestock. She decided to combine her two passions: medicine and animals, and the rest is history!
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!
Born and raised in Cypress, Lisi grew up in a household full of animals. She cared for everything from dogs and cats to rabbits, birds, fish, and a turtle! Lisi was destined to help all the animals she possibly could as a member of the veterinary profession—she’s proud to do just that as a part of Fairfield Animal Hospital’s Veterinary Technician team.
Natasha has been drawn to animal care her entire life. She’s always been the person to root for the spider in the corner who is just trying to survive. The more time she spent with the earth’s creatures, the more she knew that it was something she wanted to do for the rest of her life. That’s why Natasha dedicated herself to animal care! She helps pets and their owners on a daily basis as a Veterinary Technician.
Like many kids, Kayla grew up loving animals. That wasn’t enough for her, though. She also had a strong desire to know more about them. At the age of five, she found herself questioning things like how do puppies grow, or how do their bones heal after breaking? This combination of interests would eventually lead Kayla to pursue a career as an orthopedic specialist. For now, she is perfectly happy to serve as a veterinary assistant, helping our patients feel calm and keeping the clinic clean and friendly for all!
Growing up in a military family, Valeria has lived all over the United States, and even spent some time outside of the country. While this experience may have been somewhat chaotic and unpredictable, the one thing that has remained constant throughout Valeria’s life was her love of animals. Helping our furry friends live healthy, comfortable lives is what makes her the happiest!
One of Jessica’s favorite things to do while growing up was play with the family dog—she’s never taken for granted the unconditional love and loyalty that our animal friends give us. She’s always wanted to expand her own knowledge in order to help all of the pets she possibly could! As one of Fairfield Animal Hospital’s Veterinary Assistants, Jessica is able to do just that every day.
Aly has wanted to be a vet since the age of three. When she was old enough, she began caring for and training horses in Waller, TX. It was during this time that she met Lily – a special horse who showed Aly just how much she truly loved and was called to work with animals. Aly credits Lily with inspiring her to never give up on her dreams. Today, as a veterinary assistant, Aly is on the path toward achieving her lifelong goal and loving every minute of the journey along the way.
Brandi comes from a long line of German farmers who helped found the community of Klein, Texas. Agriculture and animal care is in her blood—she’s always held a deep respect for the earth’s creatures. For Brandi, being able to give something back is a dream come true! She enjoys identifying ways to improve clinic operations to ensure the best possible experience for clients. It’s truly gratifying knowing her efforts go toward optimizing each patient’s health and quality of life.