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. They have one daughter, Emma, who was born in June 2012 and a son, Thomas Matthew, born in June 2014. Thomas has one dog, Chato, and one cat, Oreo. He joined the SBVC team in January of 2012.
Kaitlan Hansen – 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
Hannah Shepherd – Animal Caretaker
Hannah graduated Midway high school in 2012 and will further her education to become a nurse in the near future. She has been with SBVC since 2011. She left back in 2013 but couldn’t stay away and came back to work with us in 2014. She has 2 cats named Adam and Samuel, and 2 dogs named Korgi and Bear. In her spare time she loves to draw cartoons and be outdoors.
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.
Payton Marshall – Licensed Veterinary Technician
Payton was born and raised in Denison, TX. After graduating from MCC with an Associate’s in Veterinary Technology, Payton joined the SBVC team full time in August 2014. She is currently continuing her education at Tarleton State and will graduate with a Bachelor’s in Veterinary Technology in May 2018. Payton loves spending her time wither her dog, Titus.
Sarah Kirkpatrick – Veterinary Technician
Bio coming soon!
Kelsey Duarte – Veterinary Technician
Kelsey was born and raised in Texas and has been living in Waco since 2013. Kelsey joined SBVC in 2017 after graduating with her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Baylor University. She enjoys doing anythingg outdoors with her husband, Andy, and two pups, Presley and Briles. Kelsey hopes to be attending veterinary school in the near future.
Casey was born and raised in Temple, TX. She graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Law Enforcement. Her passion and love for animals brought her to the SBVC team in November of 2015. Casey has one fur child, a kitty named Cheeta. In her spare time she enjoys working out and spending time with family and friends.
Auburn Ryan – Animal Caretaker
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 Assistant
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.