Thomas Rodriguez – Practice Manager
Thomas was born and raised in Waco, Texas. He graduated from University High School and later went on to MCC and obtained a Associate degree in Science. He then continued his education at Texas A&M University and earned a Bachelor of Science. Thomas married his wife, Liz, in May of 2010 and they have 3 beautiful children.
Kaitlan Joiner – Licensed Veterinary Technician
Kaitlan has lived in Texas her whole life and has been a part of the SBVC team since July 2008. She graduated with her Associates degree in Veterinary Technology from MCC. Kaitlan has plans to continue her education at Tarleton State in pursuit of her Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology. She has 2 cats named Chester and Smokee and 1 chocolate lab name Casanova. Her hobbies are singing, camping, swimming, working out and anything dealing with animals. In the future Kaitlan hopes to work in a field that involves protecting animals and making sure they are safe.
Courtney Rains – Veterinary Technician
Courtney was born and raised in Waco, TX and graduated from Connally High School in 2010. She joined the SBVC team full time in August 2014 after graduating with her Associates degree in veterinary Technology from MCC. Courtney has plans to continue her education at Tarleton State in pursuit of her Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology. Courtney got married to her husband, Tyler, in March 2015. She enjoys reading and watching movies (especially Disney movies) in her spare time. She has one dog named Renner and is hoping to add another dog to her
Alisa Leos – Receptionist
Alisa began her career in Veterinary Medicine as a technician for large animals while in high school at Midway. She has moved back to the Central Texas area after a 23 year absence and met her goal of coming back to the career she loved, which is working with animals. Alisa has 2 dogs, an Irish Wolf Hound named Hunter and a Chihuahua named Lucy. She also has 2 grand dogs, a
Neopolitan Mastiff named Athena and a loving Labrador named Darby. Alisa joined the SBVC team in 2015.
Erin Anderson – Veterinary Technician
Erin was born in Waco, TX and has lived here her whole life. She graduated from Bruceville-Eddy high school in 2013 and is now attending the MCC Veterinary Technology program and will graduate in 2016. She has worked for the last 2 years at a dog rescue and is very passionate about her work with animals. Erin is engaged to her fiancé, Drake, and they have plans to wed shortly after graduation. She has one dog named Beau and a three-legged rescue cat named Missy. School and work consume most of her days, but in her free time Erin loves to spend time with her family and all of her fur babies. Erin joined the SBVC team in July of 2015.
Sarah Kirkpatrick – Veterinary Technician
Bio coming soon!
Auburn Ryan – Veterinary Assistant
Auburn graduated from Riesel High School in 2013 and joined the SBVC team in September of 2015. She enjoys dancing, being outdoors, and spending time on the water. Auburn loves that she gets to work with animals everyday at her job and has four of her own dogs at home.
Parker Espinoza – Animal Caretaker
Parker graduated Fairfield High School in 2014 and also graduated from TJC in 2016 for her Associate’s degree in General Studies. Her love for animals brought her to Waco, TX so that she can go to vet tech school at MCC. She joined the SBVC team in February 2017. Parker has two cats and enjoys traveling and seeing different animals.
Niki Hartigan – Veterinary Technician
Niki was born and raised in New York and made the move down to Texas in the summer of 2017. Niki graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science in 2013, and found her passion working with animals while volunteering at a wildlife rehabilitation center. She plans to further her education in veterinary medicine in the future. Niki has one dog, Uma, and one cat, Nova. In her spare time, Niki enjoys hiking, camping, gardening, and playing guitar.
Sonjia Breeden – Receptionist
Sonjia is a Texas transplant from Roswell, New Mexico. Her love of animals and people brought her to the veterinary field in 2007 in New Mexico for several years. A recent move to Texas she found her love of animals again at South Bosque Vet Clinic. This grandmother of 5 enjoys in her free time fishing, photography, shooting, cooking and occasionally riding the truck with her husband Johny as he transports cattle from pastries to feed lots. She has 2 active fun kids at home and Merle, a 7 year old Catahoula mix and Kelly a 4 year old Hound mix, who found her way into our hearts
Maria Calhoun – Animal Caretaker
Maria is from Rio Grande Valley area of Texas where she graduated from South Texas College in 2017 with an Associates degree in English. Her passion and love for animals developed at an animal shelter where she worked as a Healthcare Technician. She recently moved to Waco after getting married and joined the SBVC team in 2018 in order to continue her passion of working with animals. Maria has two rescue fur babies, Petey the chihuahua and Pip the cat. In her free time she enjoys baking, cooking and occasionally curling up with a good book.
Rachel Mello – Receptionist
Morgan – Veterinary Technician
Morgan was born and raised in Waco, TX. She graduated high school in 2009 from Brucevile-Eddy, after high school she attended MCC and graduated in 2012 with an associated degree as a Veterinary Technician. Morgan married her husband Ryan in 2016 and they both enjoy doing anything outside( camping, hiking, fishing), they both also enjoy any kind of sports and love watching sports. Together they have 2 animals a dog named Oakley and a cat named Duncan.