Meet the friendly staff at Southlake Animal Hospital!
Shanber was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas where she met her husband, Mark. They have a beautiful teenage daughter named Kallista, who dreams of becoming a Veterinarian. In Shanber’s spare time, her family enjoys the lake, and anything power-sport related. They currently have two dogs, one named Jelly Bean (a female pit bull) who was adopted after they lost Zippo (a female pit bull mix) and Pumba (a male red nose pit). Kalli and both dogs keep Mark and Shanber on their toes, and complete their family. 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 10 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 here. 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 three pets (Gunner, Luke and Bella). 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.
Kelly may be new to Texas, but she's always had a passion for animals. Born and raised in Michigan, she was always fascinated with wildlife, growing up fishing with family and going to Girl Scout camp at every opportunity. Her family moved to North Carolina while she was in high school, where she earned a bachelor's degree in Wildlife Conservation from NC State University. From there she participated in several internships - from counting cacti in Minnesota (no, really!) to tagging horseshoe crabs in Massachusetts, as well as several seasons monitoring shorebird populations along the east and gulf coasts. She moved to the DFW area on Christmas Day, 2015, and has been learning to be a Texan ever since. She worked for a city shelter long enough to adopt her pittie mix Lucy before joining the crew at Southlake Animal Hospital in March of 2019. When she has a minute to slow down, she enjoys hobbies like reading, bird-watching and exploring the nature parks in the area, and spoiling her 1-year-old niece, Maya.
Jessie was born and raised in Orlando, FL. She moved to Texas in 2018 to live with her Fiance, two cats (Lionel & Belle) & dog (Penny). She grew up spending most of her weekends & summers at the beach where she grew to love & admire Marine life.Ever since she was in Elementary School , she knew she would want to work with animals.Her lifelong dream is to become a Wildlife Biologist specializing in Aquatics & her favorite animals are Sting Rays, Manatees, Wolves & Alligators. In her free time she loves to go swimming & spending time with her fur babies.
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 move up in the clinic environment to become a Veterinary Technician or possibly pursue Veterinarian School and become D.V.M. 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.
Born and raised in a small town in Wisconsin, Kelley has always had a deep love for animals of all shapes and sizes. While studying for her associates degree in veterinary science, she worked as a care giver for those afflicted with dementia. After graduation, Kelley spent the next several years living in various parts of the US, working as a Certified Veterinary Technician in day practices and surgical centers. She made her way to the great state of Texas in 2015, for a short while, and returned to her 'second home' in 2019 to plant her roots in the state she loves, Texas. Kelley's companions include 2 cats: Walter Lee and Lil' Dwayne, a 3 legged Vizsla/Whippet mix: Margo Franscine, and a Russian Dwarf hamster: Odezza (Mama Odie). Kelley enjoys spending time outdoors kayaking, fishing, floating, camping, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.
Logan is originally from Stephenville, Texas, however, after serving in the U.S. Army and deploying he decided to relocate to the Keller area and attend The University of North Texas. Logan graduated in the fall of 2017 with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry. His goal is to obtain his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the Oklahoma State University where he currently attends school. He lives in Oklahoma with his wife Emily, their two dogs (Bo and Oakley) and one sand boa (Elvis). He usually spends most of his time studying. However, he enjoys working out, going to the movies, traveling and anything outdoors in his insufficient free time
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.
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