Thomas Rodriguez, Practice Manager
Thomas was born and raised in Waco, Texas. He graduated from University High School and later went on to McLennan Community College and obtained an Associates degree in Science. He then continued his education at Texas A&M University and earned a Bachelor of Animal Science. Thomas joined the SBVC team in 2012 as a Veterinary Technician and became the Practice Manager in 2016. Thomas married his wife Liz in May of 2010, and they have three beautiful children as well as two dogs (Chato and Shelby) and a cat named Oreo.
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 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 married her husband Tyler in March 2015. She enjoys reading and watching movies (especially Disney movies) in her spare time.
Erin Anderson, Veterinary Technician
Erin was born in Waco and has lived here her whole life and joined the SBVC team in July of 2015.She graduated from Bruceville-Eddy High School in 2013 and is graduated the MCC Veterinary Technology Program in 2016. She previously worked at a dog rescue and is very passionate about her work with animals. Erin married her husband Drake shortly after graduation. She has three dogs named Beau, Ronald and Tank. In her free time Erin loves to spend time with her family and all of her fur babies.
Morgan Kiphen, Reception Supervisor
Morgan Kiphen is originally from Bruceville-Eddy, Texas. After high school Morgan attended McLennan Community College and graduated from the Veterinarian Technician program in 2012. Soon after graduating Morgan started her first job as a Veterinary Technician at South Bosque Veterinary Clinic and has loved it ever since. Morgan married my husband Ryan Kiphen in 2016 and together we have one daughter named Riley Kiphen. Morgan also has one dog named Oakley and one cat named Duncan. As a family the Kiphens love being outside, playing and watching sports.
Alyssa Roznos, Veterinary Technician
Alyssa was born and raised in West, Texas. She attended the Veterinary Technology Program at McLennan Community College and graduated in 2018. Alyssa has two dogs, Max and Charlie, and a cat named Mayloo.In her spare time, Alyssa loves to spend time with her friends and family. Alyssa also loves listening to musing and watching movies.
Kira Megason, Veterinary Technician
Kira Megason is originally from Fort Worth, Texas and has recently moved from East Texas to the Waco area. Kira’s love of caring for animals started when she was 14 and had to care for her sick tortoise, Lucy, she has been caring for animals ever since. Kira is married with 3 children and has 3 dogs and the best cat in the world, Grands Biscuits. As a family the Megason’s love going to any outdoor activity and watching their kids play sports.
Kayla Pavoggi, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Kayla was raised in a military family and grew up around the world. She claims Texas as her home since she was born in San Antonio and grew up there for 5 years. Kayla graduated from the Blinn Veterinary Technology Program in 2016 and earned her license a few months after graduation. Kayla and her husband Micheal were recently married in September 2019. Together they have two dogs, Penny & Ellie, and four cats, Huckle, Boo, Atta, & Max. In her spare time, Kayla loves watching movies, spending time outside and playing board games.
Wendy Sanchez, Veterinary Technician Intern
Wendy was born in South Carolina raised there for 3 years before moving to Eastland, Texas to be closer to family. Her love for animals has grown since she was 7 years old when her dad worked at a Ranch with horses. She is now studying at Mclennan Community college and she aspires to be a Veterinary Technician. Her hobbies include when she’s not working you can find wendy making terrariums, tending to her plants, and long hikes.
Tara Tomes- Veterinary Assistant
Tara was born and raised in Pontotoc, Mississippi. In November of 2018, she got married and moved to Waco, Texas, where she now lives with her husband Aaron. Tara graduated from Itawamba Community College with an associates degree in psychology in 2016.
Tara is also certified through NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) and teaches group fitness classes. Some of her hobbies include hiking, drawing, going to the gym, and spending time with her cats Lilo and Tsumi.
Kylie Briggs, Receptionist
Kylie was born in North Carolina and moved to Waco in 2006 to be closer to family. Kylie graduated from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin with a Bachelor’s in History. Kylie’s love for animals drew her to SBVC. Kylie has two dogs, two goats, one horse, and many chickens.
Meagan Vahue, Receptionist
Meagan relocated to Waco after her husband left the military and got accepted to Baylor University. Meagan is a graduate of the Aveda Institute in Tucson, Arizona and a former Salon Manager. She is originally from San Antonio, Texas and has 2 spoiled chihuahuas. Meagan also loves to cook and try new food.
Shannah Pyland, Receptionist
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Shannan was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Shannan, her husband, and their daughter moved to Hawaii in 2005. They were able to enjoy the beautiful island of Maui for 15 years.
After Shannan’s husband retired from law enforcement, they chose to make Texas their new home.
Shannan loves cooking, traveling, enjoying the outdoors, and watching movies. She has four fur babies: Maloo (Heeler mix from the Big Island), Uri (Lab mix from Texas), and two cats she rescued from Maui.