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 is a regular speaker for the annual Hot Diggity Dog Jog for Pet Cancer Awareness in Greenville, TX.
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”.
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 lives with her boyfriend in Pearland, and together they have a cat named BamBam and a pitbull named Luna. She loves going on adventures to new cities and trying local breweries.
Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA II)
- Hometown: Houston, TX
Kris was born and raised in Houston. She started working in the veterinary field at the age of sixteen. Kris is a mom to several fur-babies, as well as two energetic boys–Tristan, age 8, and Tyler, age 5. Outside of GOVC, she enjoys reading, horseback riding, and spending time with her children and family. Kris’s favorite patients to work with are geriatric and senior pets, as they hold a very special place in her heart.
Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA I)
Xena was raised here in Houston where she attends Lone Star College in the hopes of becoming a certified veterinary technician in the near future. Xena has one four-legged friend named Dex, who is a Labrador Retriever Mix. In her spare time, Xena enjoys trying new restaurants with friends and family as well as taking Dex to the dog park and biking trails. She adores working with all animals, both large and small!
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.
- Hometown: Thicket, TX
- Pets: Bella (German Shepherd, Labrador Retriever Mix), Maggie (Pomeranian Chiweenie), Sadie (English Shepherd)
Molly is currently a business student at the University of Houston. After graduation she plans on attending Texas A&M to gain her Doctorate in veterinary medicine with the hopes of eventually opening up her own clinic. Molly is excited to further her knowledge and skills while gaining hands-on experience to pursue her dream career. In her spare time, Molly likes to enjoy live music with friends, finding a place to hammock on campus, or taking walks with her fur babies, Bella and Maggie.