Patti is an El Paso native. She has worked with animals for 9 years – 6 years as a jack-of-all-trades with the Humane Society of El Paso and 3 years as a receptionist at TLC Animal Hospital. Her interests include all types of animals (including reptiles), cooking/baking, movies, coffee, baseball and football (mostly baseball). She enjoys both veterinary medicine and psychology. She’s studied Education and Psychology before settling on Pre-Vet at EPCC. She has 7 dogs (Belle, Nani, Lulu, Kavik, Brewtus, Stella Bo Bella, and Harley Quinn), as well as several geckos (Hadley and Duckie).
Iliana is originally from Phoenix, Arizona. She has 8 years of experience working as a receptionist at TLC Animal Hospital and has a Medical Office Specialist Certification. She loves dogs, zombie movies, coffee, and spending time with her family. She likes all animals, with the exception of bugs or spiders. She is the proud mother of 3 children and 4 dogs (Marla Pelotas, Rhino, Knuckles, and Murphy).
Working at TLC Animal Hospital has been Samantha’s first foray into the veterinary field, but she has hit the ground running and greatly enjoys helping our furry patients and their families. She is an El Paso native, and enjoys reading, binge watching TV shows, and spending time with her family and dog (a poodle mix named Tomasa).
Kayla is from Petoskey, Michigan. Prior to joining TLC Animal Hospital, she worked as a veterinary technician at a local veterinary clinic for 3 years. She also has 1 year experience with medical assisting, kennel work, and behavior testing at a humane society, as well as a variety of volunteer experience with large and small animals. She is working toward her technician license, and enjoys Parelli Natural Horsemanship, reading and watching sci fi and fantasy books/movies, and spending time with her daughter. Kayla grew up on a farm around horses, cows, pigs, sheep, chickens, dogs, and cats. She has experience working with rabbits, ferrets, turtles, chinchillas, and bearded dragons, so she is comfortable working with almost any animal. She is also a pet parent to several cats and dogs, most of which are failed fosters.
Megan carries the mantle of head technician at TLC Animal Hospital. She is originally from New Jersey and started working as a veterinary technician in 2003. She has many years of hospital management experience. Megan especially enjoys exotics, emergency medicine, preventive care, and challenges. Outside of work, she spends her time cooking (this includes fattening up her co-workers), decorating, exercising, dancing, and spending time with her family. She is the proud parent of 3 dogs (Fredo, Hector, and Jorge), 2 cats (Petter and Finn), and her son Mason – all of whom work to keep her on her toes.
Yvette is a proud El Pasoan with over 6 years of experience volunteering and working at veterinary practices. She is very passionate about pet care, with interests ranging from grooming to management. Yvette is certified in animal first aid and is pursuing a degree in Animal Health Science Management. She is the proud pet mom of 3 dogs, 2 ferrets, 1 bird, 3 turtles, and 1 tortoise.
Crystal was born and raised in El Paso. She completed the veterinary technician program at the Vet Tech Institute of Houston and has been working at TLC Animal Hospital ever since. She enjoys painting, photography, working out, and spending time with loved ones. Crystal’s pets include two pups (Snoop and Chloe) and a cat named Marley.
Jenna is also from El Paso. She has 3 years of veterinary experience and a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. She enjoys working out and spending time with her dog, Zoe, and three cats: Benji, Gracie, and Gypsy.
Lauren is a native to El Paso. She has over 4 years of experience as a veterinary technician and a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. She greatly enjoys working with animals, with a special interest in horses, small animals and exotics. Lauren is working toward entry into veterinary school. She enjoys working out, volleyball, and lavishing attention on her pets, Sugar and Emmy.
Aysia is originally from Florida. She has 7 years of experience working in veterinary practices and is currently pursuing her Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. Her professional interests include wildlife rehabilitation, feline medicine, and zoological medicine. Aysia personal interests include archery, rock climbing, crafting, hiking, boating, camping and reading. She has two cats, Lestat and Louie, and two pups, Loki and Ash.
Rocio is originally from Juarez. She has a long and diverse background in animal care. Rocio has volunteered at the El Paso Zoo and worked at Sea World helping with a variety of animals including elephants, sea lions, and birds. She has a strong interest in exotic and small animal medicine. She dotes on her long haired mix named Oliver.
Marco is originally from Cuba, where he worked as a nurse. He has 2 years of experience caring for pets as a veterinary assistant and kennel manager. In his spare time, he enjoys dancing, working out, and spending time with his family. He has 4 incredibly lovable dogs of his own.
In his words: “Before I came to live at TLC Animal Hospital, I used to live with one of their clients. I roamed the outdoors and was constantly a victim to mosquitoes (I have the scars to prove it as I’m highly allergic to mosquito bites). After many trips to the vet, I realized it was time to become my worst nightmare: an indoor cat. Luckily the humans at TLC Animal Hospital took me in; it was the least they could do. I now wander the clinic like John Wayne supervising all day. My other activities include eating whatever I can find, sneaking into empty carriers, and taking naps in the most inconvenient places. I will invade you and your pet’s personal space at times, so don’t be alarmed if you see me when you come to visit. Feel free to give me treats and scratch my belly. Just don’t tell the humans, it can be our little secret. PS: Don’t really give me treats. I’m on a strict diet and Bikini season is coming! Thanks!”
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