Meet the friendly staff at Southlake Animal Hospital!
Shanber was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. In Shanber’s spare time, she enjoys the lake, and anything power-sport related. She currently has two dogs, one named Jelly Bean (a female pit bull) who was adopted after she lost Zippo (a female pit bull mix) and Pumba (a male red nose pit). Both dogs keep Shanber on her toes. Prior to Shanber’s work at Southlake Animal Hospital (SAH), she worked for one of largest distributors for aftermarket power-sport products. Shanber has more than 15 years’ experience in customer service, which includes: Supply chain, Sales, Inventory Management and Accounting. She is proud to be a part of the SAH team. Shanber loves working side-by-side with her fellow team members and she looks forward to her future. Shanber says, “The icing on the cake is I get to see and be a part of animal health care daily.”
Andrea was born in Mexico but considers Texas her home. She lives with her boyfriend and their pets (Gunner, Luke, Bella, Emma and Luna). She has had an interest in animals for as long as she can remember but it peaked when she adopted Gunner and Luke in 2017. She enjoys watching movies, shopping and spending time with her pets for as long as she can. Andrea speaks both English and Spanish fluently but would also like to learn Japanese. Her long term goal is to become a veterinary technician at SAH.
Emily was born and raised in Texas. She lives with her husband Adam and their 2 dogs Omen B, Linus and 1 cat Kitty in Grapevine. Some of her hobbies are working out, traveling, plant shopping, and relaxing with her animals and family. Emily has always had an interest in cats and dogs, but working with exotics has been her favorite. She has been in the veterinary field since 2012 and she started at SAH in 2019.
Kimberly was born in Houston, Texas but grew up in Fort Worth. She has always loved all animals but has a special interest in exotics. She volunteered at an early age with a local veterinary clinic and started working as a Veterinary Technician in 2011 while still in college. Kimberly has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from The University of North Texas. She has worked at Southlake Animal Hospital as a Veterinary Technician since 2016. Kimberly has a Frenchie named Bastien, a Chihuahua mix named Peter, a Chihuahua named Zoey, cats Jack and Zeek, two snakes and a pig.
Johanna 'JoJo' Porter grew up in the Haslet, Texas area. She graduated from Northwest High School in 2015. She completed the Veterinary Assisting program at Weatherford College, as well as completed courses in the Equine Production and Management program. She has a love for animals no matter the size or species. She has a Great Dane named Zara, that is the biggest baby, a Dachshund named Zoey and the newest member of the gang is Milo, a Siamese kitten. After completing her internship at Weatherford, JoJo wanted to continue to learn anything and everything to do with the Veterinary Medical field. Her long term goals are to possibly pursue Veterinarian School and become a DVM. specializing in orthopedic cases. In her spare time she loves going to the movies, taking Zara to the dog park and enjoying time with family and friends.
Brooke grew up in Springtown, Texas her whole life. She is the baby of the family, growing up with 3 brothers. Animals have always been a huge part of her life. She has grown up around all species of animals, from being apart of showing animals in FFA to Queening/rodeoing in HS, and having companion animals. She knew from an early age that her passion was for animals. She took her passion and turned it into my career. She has been in the vet med field since 2013, where she started out working in a mix practice of equine, small animal, and some exotics. Her passion for animals fuels her want to learn and know more on how to constantly be able to help animals and their owners. She enjoys learning all the different ways to help and educate others. Her favorite thing about her job is her client/patient relationships and surgery. She currently has 4 dogs, Bill (Aussie), Gunner (Catahoula mix), Jaxson (Pointer/Heeler), and Biscuit (Chi/Terrier), and she lost her horse Missy in Jan 2021. Her future plan is to continue her education in Veterinary medicine by obtaining her Veterinarian Technician license because She loves the nursing side of the field. In her spare time she loves cuddling up on the couch with her 4 dogs watching movies, going dancing, riding horses, and just having a good time with family and friends. Working at SAH is definitely exciting to her because she gets to learn something new everyday. She is very excited to continue to learn and grow as a technician as well as a person.
Brandy has been working with animals since 2011. She started out answering phones as a receptionist for a clinic, where she worked her way back to animal care, dentistry and surgery. She became a Certified Veterinary Assistant through the Texas Veterinary Medical Association in 2012 and has been working at Southlake Animal Hospital since May 2016. Her strength and passion is pet dentistry. She says, “I could clean teeth all day.” She lives with her two cats Cali and Ritz. When she is not caring for animals, she enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with family & friends.
Katye graduated from Keller High School May of 2019 where she interned at Southlake Animal Hospital through the KCAL program offered at KISD schools. She loves all types of animals, she has a cat named Tabby, a German Shepherd named Joy as well as chickens, fish, turtles, and a Chinese Water Dragon named Wasabi. She is really excited to be a part of this field, where she gets to help care for all types of animals and getting to see all the exotic animals that come into the clinic for care. Her hobbies include travel, anything Disney and of course animals. Katye is looking forward to receiving her veterinary technician license.
Abby was raised in Keller, Texas and has always loved animals. While attending Keller High School, she participated in the veterinary program in the Keller Center for Advanced Learning. During her senior year of highschool, she worked as an intern and obtained her Veterinary Assistant Certification from the state. She is currently studying to get her license as a veterinary technician. She enjoys spending time outdoors hiking with her dog, Kasey.
Dennis is originally from Dallas, Texas but has spent his childhood in many states. He graduated from Birdville High School in 2014 and went on to the Marine Corps. In 2018 he was able to start exploring his career working with animals. He has had a passion for animals since he was a child, his favorite show being Zoboomafoo. He is currently pursuing a major in Ecology for Environmental Sciences at UNT. Dennis wants to eventually follow a career in wildlife conservation/rehabilitation as well as visit Australia Zoo. He has two cats, Vincent who was feral and became a house cat and a new addition Alexander a kitten that was found by a family friend.
Dustin has been working as a Kennel Technician at Southlake Animal Hospital since 2011. She enjoys working with all the different animals that are seen. She has a Siberian Husky name Nikko. In her spare time, she loves to travel, take Nikko to the dog park and spend time with friends
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