Meet The Team
- Education: Austin College, Class of 2012
- Hometown: Dallas, TX
- Pets: Codega (Border Collie Mix) & Calliope (Pit/Boxer Mix)
Danielle is a Dallas native who simply couldn’t imagine her life without animals. After college, she began working in veterinary ophthalmology and spent her weekends as a dog trainer. Danielle moved here from Dallas to work for Team GOVC when we opened in May 2015. There is a special place in her heart for dogs with disabilities and those undergoing cancer treatment after she lost her golden tripawd, Simba, to bone cancer when he was a year old. Because of this, Danielle is passionate in her involvement with pet cancer awareness events and has been a speaker for the annual Hot Diggity Dog Jog for Pet Cancer Awareness in Greenville, TX and is a committee member for Puppy Up Spring.
Born and raised in Houston, TX, Jodi graduated from Texas A&M University and began her career teaching technology at a prestigious middle school. After deciding to make a change professionally, she met Dr. Chmaitelli and knew instantly that she wanted to be a part of his reception team. The appreciation he had for his staff was obvious and he demonstrates it regularly within the clinic. The passion for providing excellent care to our patients is contagious and is shared by the entire team. In her personal life, she is very proud that her swimming relay team still holds the 1995 record at Klein Forest High School. After a lifetime of having pets, with two young children, she is holding off on having another pet until they are older. Working at the clinic has given her the opportunity to provide comfort and love to a variety of amazing pets and clients that visit us each day.
Sarah is a Chicago native, currently pursuing her license in veterinary technology. She is a fur-mom to 3 dogs and 5 cats. In her spare time, Sarah likes to go hiking with her dogs or go thrifting. Sarah’s ultimate goal in life is to own her own personal “petting zoo”.
Jennifer grew up in San Antonio, Texas before she made her way to College Station to attend Texas A&M, where she graduated in 2010. She has a passion for animals ever since she can remember. From growing up with dogs and a cat to petsitting when she first moved to Houston, she now has a Cavapoo puppy named Chip to call her own. Jennifer actually started bringing Chip to GOVC as a client first before she became part of the team. Outside of the clinic, Jennifer likes to take Chip to the dog park, enjoys photography, and loves spending time with friends.
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Jesseka attended Texas A&M Corpus Christi to attain her BS in Biology. Ever since childhood, Jesseka has always had a passion for animals. She currently has 2 cats, Batman and Pepper, and a dog named Ghost. In her free time, Jesseka loves outdoor activities such as fishing and kayaking.
Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT)
Jessica graduated from the Veterinary Technology Institute (VTI) in Houston in 2015 and passed her national and state board exams to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 2017. She enjoys working with exotics (specifically birds and pocket pets). Jessica has a cat named BamBam and a pitbull named Luna, and she loves going on adventures to new cities and trying local breweries.
Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT)
Since he was a child, Adam always had a passion to one day work with animals of all shapes, sizes and species. Adam was previously a dance choreographer for 5 years, and he left to pursue animal medicine. He graduated from Vet Tech Institute in 2015 and went on to pass his state boards to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. He started his journey with animal medicine in laboratory research and emergency critical care. In his spare time, he enjoys watching movies and hanging out with friends.
Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA II)
Xena was raised here in Houston, and she has 3 four-legged friends: a Lab-mix named Dex, a Doberman named Pierre, and a cat named Wednesday. In her spare time, Xena enjoys trying new restaurants with friends and family as well as taking her pups to the dog park and biking trails. She adores working with all animals, both large and small, and she hopes to eventually become a licensed veterinary technician.
Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA I)
Madeleine is a native Houstonian with a passion for animal medicine. Outside of work, this Purdue grad spends her time swimming, going to pub trivia, and reading on the couch with her 3 animals. She has 1 cat, Maxi, and 2 Labradors, Joey and Daisy. She hopes to buy a big house one day and open her arms to many more rescue labs.
Victoria was born and raised here in Houston. Before working at GOVC, Victoria moved to Honduras in October 2016 to get her Dive Master’s Certification for scuba diving. She joined our team in January 2018 as a Kennel Assistant. When she’s not working at GOVC, Victoria likes to scuba dive, bike ride, and cuddle with her cat, Cartman. One day she plans to attend Texas A&M Galveston to get her Master’s Degree in Marine Biology.
Bio coming soon…