Meet the friendly staff at Southlake Animal Hospital!
Shanber was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas where she met her husband, Mark. 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). 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 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.
As a child Travis was frequently told he was found under a rock yet Texas born and raised. The only intimidating life forms he faces would be giant centipedes and humans. The three most inspiring people in his life are Steve Irwin, Dr. Moore and Indiana Jones. His long-term goals are to become an exotic veterinarian, herpetologist with a side of zoo keeping. Every day he deals with scaly, tongue flickering creatures. One day he plans on living in Australia. During his free time on warm spring and summer nights he prefers to be walking down creek beds in search of reptiles and amphibians. His favorite calibers are the .308 and 9mm. He is a functionalist and republican, that loves God and all animals.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Erica Schneider was born and raised in Fort Worth Texas. After receiving her associates from TCC and working retail for 7 years she decided to restart and try her hand at working with animals. That is when she found Southlake Animal Hosptial, and started work as a Kennel Technician. It’s now the best job she’s ever had. Erica has three cats, Sonny, Musa, and Maya, as well as two Red Eared Sliders, Spike and Mike. In her spare time she paints, games, and sews her own clothing. Erica isn’t sure how far she wants to go with working with animals, but she hopes to work at SAH for the foreseeable future.
Ray was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. He is the oldest of three siblings whom he would do anything for. He has two dogs, Gypsy an American Bully and Prada a French Bulldog. He is attending TCC while working for Southlake Animal Hospital. He enjoys going to the gym, playing football, hanging out with his girlfriend, and he is an avid car enthusiast. 'If you ain't first. you're last'.
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