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Stefani
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.
Jennifer
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.
Tawny
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 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!
Jessica
Jessica
Veterinary Assistant
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.

Jessica was born in Houston and moved to Cypress with her family at a young age. She’s been here ever since! She first joined the Fairfield Animal Hospital team in 2007, then took time off a few years later to start a family. When Jessica’s kids started school, she decided to return to doing what she loves: helping the area’s pets and animal owners live the best lives possible. She rejoined the clinic family in 2018 and serves as a Veterinary Assistant.

Away from work, Jessica enjoys running 5Ks and 10Ks with her sisters and spending quality time with her family. She and her husband have four daughters, and stay quite busy between the girls’ various games, tournaments, and competitions in soccer and gymnastics. The family also shares their lives with two loveable dogs, Roscoe and Marley.
Julie
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.
Nataly
Nataly
Client Care Specialist
Nataly grew up in Houston with her parents, older brother, and a slew of family pets. She cared for everything from dogs and cats to birds, fish, and a turtle—those early experiences made it clear to Nataly that she would love to work hands-on with the earth’s creatures one day. Now, she simply can’t imagine doing anything else! Nataly is a proud member of Fairfield Animal Hospital’s front-desk team.

Nataly moved to Houston Heights a few years ago and took a summer job at a cats-only boarding facility. It didn’t take long for her to realize that she’d found her true calling! Next, she became a receptionist at a pet clinic in The Heights, where she would serve pets and animal parents for the next two years. Upon moving to her new home in Cypress, Nataly started looking for another opportunity—she was thrilled to join the Fairfield Animal Hospital family in July of 2018, and has been caring for this area’s pets and owners ever since.

In her free time, Nataly likes doting on her own pets at home, drawing and painting, and making and modeling her own costumes. She even works part-time as a performer for parties and conventions in and out of town!
Kelsey
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.
Ivy
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!
Tiffany
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!
Cameron
Cameron
Veterinary Assistant
Cameron’s family has been bringing their own pets here to Fairfield Animal Hospital ever since moving to Texas. For Cameron, helping animals to live better lives as a member of the clinic team is a dream come true! He’s thrilled to advance his veterinary journey here at the hospital, and even hopes to become a veterinarian himself in the future.

Cameron is originally from Anchorage, Alaska, but was raised right here in Texas. He joined the Fairfield Animal Hospital family in July of 2018, and serves the area’s pets and animal parents as a Veterinary Assistant. One of his favorite parts of the job is soaking up knowledge from the clinic’s doctors and support staff. Most of all, Cameron loves getting to meet a wide variety of pet personalities on a daily basis!

In his time away from the hospital, Cameron enjoys showing animals in local competitions, driving and showing his Jeep, and spending time with his family and friends.
Angela
Angela
Veterinary Technician
Angela is a pet owner herself, and she knows just how valuable our animal companions really are. Being able to give something back as a veterinary professional is the ultimate reward! Angela uses her skillset as a Veterinary Technician to improve the lives of the area’s families every day right here at Fairfield Animal Hospital.

A native Texan, Angela worked at a pair of other animal clinics before joining the Fairfield Animal Hospital family. As a Tech, she loves to perform dental cleanings and help with surgeries—the feeling of helping to save a pet’s life is something that Angela will never tire of! She also enjoys seeing lost pets reunited with their loving owners.

Most of Angela’s free time is spent with her family. She shares her home with her young son and four loveable pets.
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