PENNY PAWS ANIMAL CLINIC TEAM

Our Team at Richland Hills Animal Clinic

  • Melanie

  • Richland Hills Clinic Manager
Melanie

What I do at Penny Paws: Provide leadership and guidance to our great Reception team at the Richland Hills clinic

Hometown: Cawood, North Yorkshire, England

First Pet: Tiny, a mixed breed dog who went from house to house getting fed by all the neighbors!

Current Pets: Bella, 3-year-old Maltipoo with attitude and Bailey, 1-year-old Poodle mix with a pea size brain!

What I like best about helping animals: The joy I see on our clients’ faces when we have helped their pets to start to feel better, and of course all the puppy kisses that I receive on a daily basis!

  • Amanda

  • Technician Team Lead
Amanda Tetro, Richland Hills Technician Team Lead

What I do at Penny Paws: I help keep patients comfortable while assisting the doctors to perform top quality care.

Hometown: Aledo, TX

First Pet: Cici - Golden Retriever

Current Pets: Tank Tank - Chihuahua mix

What I like best about helping animals: I like being the voice for patients that cannot speak for themselves.

  • Chelsea

  • Veterinary Technician
Chelsea McKinney

What I do at Penny Paws: Help the doctors take care of the animals, prep & monitor patients for surgery, dental cleanings, and pet all the dogs.

Hometown: Weatherford, Texas

First Pet: A cat named Grimmie.

Current Pets: a mutt butt named Peavey

What I like best about helping animals: You feel at home and can be yourself. Everyone is genuine and compassionate about every pet that comes in.

  • Lanie

  • Veterinary Technician
Lanie Bitar

What I do at Penny Paws: I assist the vet with all services and give the pets tons of love.

Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas

First Pet: A dog named Benji

Current Pets: Pancake, Jack Russell mix & Keoki, Siamese mix.

What I like best about helping animals: I love that I am advocating for the animals, they can't express themselves like we do. It makes my heart happy to know when I come to work that I truly do what I love. Pets are not just pets, they are family!

  • Delilia

  • Veterinary Technician
Delilia Martin

What I do at Penny Paws: Assist the doctors to provide the best possible care for our clients and patients.

Hometown: Arlington, TX

First Pet: Cali, a stray Calico kitty

Current Pets: 3 Chihuahuas: Chloe, Shadow & Q

What I like best about helping animals: Knowing that, whether it's a preventative vaccine or a life-saving treatment, that I've made a difference in an animal's life.

  • Loralea

  • Veterinary Technician
Loralea Guiette

What I do at Penny Paws: Assist the doctors in rooms and surgery and provide a loving hand or shoulder to cry on whilst loving on all the pets even if they use me as a chew toy!

Hometown: Haltom City, Texas

First Pet: Reba - Blue Heeler

Current Pets: Bear - Mastiff, Ragnar - Pit/Husky mix, Lexi - Kitty, 2 human kids!

What I like best about helping animals: Being a voice for the pets when they can't.  "You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you" - John Bunyan

  • Maddie

  • Veterinary Technician
Maddie Auxenfans

What I do at Penny Paws: Assist the doctors in surgery and in rooms, placing catheters, drawing blood, monitoring the sleeping babies.

Hometown: Colleyville, Texas

First Pet: Bella - Golden Retriever

Current Pets: Lucy - kitty cat

What I like best about helping animals: If they're sick they can't tell you what's wrong so it's like solving a puzzle and it is so rewarding when you are able to put the pieces of the puzzle together and solve the problem

  • Karina

  • Customer Support Representative
Karina - Customer Support Representative

What I do at Penny Paws: Answer phones, schedule appointments and provide great customer service.

Hometown: Arlington, TX

First Pet: Fluffy, a Japanese Bobtail

Current Pets: Buddy, a Pomapoo (fluff ball), Squirtle, a Painted Turtle

What I like best about helping animals: I love being a part of helping the fur babies owners/parents with any questions or concerns they might have.  Also being able to love on all the fur babies.

  • Kristen

  • Veterinary Assistant
Kristen Rivers, Richland Hills Veterinary Assistant

What I do at Penny Paws: I assist the technicians and ensure the animals are as comfortable as possible.  I help run tests, assist in surgery, shots and much much more!

Hometown: Eastland, Texas

First Pet: Suki, a blue heeler mix

Current Pets: 3 dogs, 2 cats, 12 hens, 1 rooster and 2 20 gallon fish tanks!

What I like best about helping animals: I love helping animals because they love so unconditionally, no matter what.  They have no voice and I push to be that voice for them.

  • Randi

  • Lead Receptionist
Randi Boyd

What I do at Penny Paws: Greet clients, answer phones and ensure our clients are treated well while waiting for their appointments.  Provide leadership and training to the Front Desk team.  I also help out the technicians when needed.

Hometown: Indianapolis

First Pet: Baby (Doberman)

Current Pets: Stevie (Pit Terrier), named after Stevie Nicks

What I like best about helping animals: It just makes me feel good to know that every fur baby gets the best treatment from our clinic and the owner knows we are here for them no matter the circumstance. Our fur babies are our family and they deserve the very best in life.

  • Amanda

  • Receptionist
Amanda Atwood

What I do at Penny Paws: Answer phones, check clients in and out and love on all the babies.

Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas

First Pet: Fancy - Chinese pug

Current Pets: Toby (Long-haired Dachshund), Hazel (Pitbull-Boston Terrier mix), Roscoe (cat), Sylvester (cat), Buzz (cat)

What I like best about helping animals: Being able to help the Owner/Parent of the pet, this can range from something serious to something simple. Knowing that we can be there and help and make things easier on them. Plus I have always loved animals since I was little.

  • Serinity

  • Receptionist
Serinity Howell

What I do at Penny Paws: As a receptionist, I answer phone calls, schedule and cancel appointments, greet clients, and much more.

Hometown: Hurst, Texas

First Pet: Rocky

Current Pets: Bailey, Sadie, Franklin, And Shadow

What I like best about helping animals: I love being able to develop a bond between the patients and giving them a service they could not give themselves.

Our Team at Ft. Worth Animal Clinic

  • Jennifer

  • Veterinary Technician
Jennifer

What I do at Penny Paws: Assist the doctor in different treatment plans for our patients.

Hometown: Fort Worth, TX

First Pet: My first pet was a mixed breed dog named Rocky!

Current Pets: I have two cats, both were rescued at 5 weeks old. Their names are Niklaus and Oliver.

What I like best about helping animals: What I like best about helping animals is their resilient nature. They tend to bounce back so well after an injury or pain and still show the same amount of love as before. They learn quickly how to trust again even after a bad situation. To me, seeing animals after treatments and feeling better with wagging tails, trying to lick you, is just so heartwarming.

  • Gabby

  • Veterinary Assistant
Gabby

What I do at Penny Paws: I care for and love on every animal that walks.

Hometown: Fort Worth, TX

First Pet: Rabbit

Current Pets: 6 cats, 1 dog, 1 parrot, 2 love birds

What I like best about helping animals: Knowing they are taken care of with a happy tail and seeing a smile on their owner’s face.

Our Team at Arlington / Mansfield Animal Clinic

  • Alicyn

  • Clinic Manager
Alicyn - Arlington Clinic Manager

What I do at Penny Paws: I assist the Veterinarians with pet care by providing care while pets are hospitalized, helping prepare them for surgical procedures, collecting samples for the lab and helping explain and administer preventative care.

Hometown: May Pearl, TX

First Pet: A Pomeranian named Princess

Current Pets: I have two cats, a Norwegian Forest Cat named Pippin and a domestic shorthair named Artemis.

What I like best about helping animals: I like being a part of the most important times in a pet’s life. We get to help walk them through the baby stages, help with surgeries and any life crisis by being a reassuring partner to both the pets and their owners And we get to be a part of helping any pain and suffering.

  • Miguel

  • Lead Technician
Miguel-Angel Mendoza

What I do at Penny Paws: Tech work

Hometown: Dallas, TX

First Pet: Samantha

Current Pets: Samantha, Calypso, Piper, Bambi, Luna, Penny

What I like best about helping animals: Is knowing they have caring moms and dads.

  • Mandi

  • Veterinary Technician
Mandi Barker

What I do at Penny Paws: At penny paws I provide love and care to animals in need.

Hometown: Dallas, TX

First Pet: A 19 year old Persian car named Lou

Current Pets: Maggie, a Miniature Australian Shepherd

What I like best about helping animals: I love the reward of helping a sick animal and seeing them grow into amazing companions.

  • Keiko

  • Veterinary Technician
Keiko, Veterinary Technician

What I do at Penny Paws: Help our vets provide the best care possible for your pets.

Hometown: Carrollton, TX

First Pet: Layla the English Bulldog

Current Pets: Oliver, Yuki, & Luna

What I like best about helping animals: Getting to be a part of their journey towards living a healthy and happy life.

  • Brandi

  • Veterinary Technician
Brandi, Veterinary Technician

What I do at Penny Paws: Along with the Veterinarian, I help provide the care and support the client needs for their pet's health.

Hometown: Arlington, Texas

First Pet: Labrador retriever mix named Jack

Current Pets: A chiweenie named Ginger that is known for her radar ears

What I like best about helping animals: I love to see the relief clients have when they receive the health care they need for their pet and of course giving the fur babies scratches and rubs! Giving back to the animals means the most to me.

  • Morgan

  • Veterinary Technician
Morgan, Veterinary Assistant

What I do at Penny Paws: Help keep the clinic running smoothly by helping my coworkers and helping give vaccines or cleaning up!

Hometown: Mansfield, TX

First Pet: A Pomeranian named Cocopuff

Current Pets: 2 dogs and 2 cats! Hunter- a great Pyrenees mix, Mickey- a chihuahua mix, princess- a calico cat, and peanut- a tan tabby

What I like best about helping animals: I love being able to love on the animals and make them comfortable. I love checking up on them by seeing them get better and grow up!!

  • Matilyn (Mattie)

  • Veterinary Technician
Mattie - Arlington Veterinary Technician

What I do at Penny Paws: As a veterinary technician, i assist our amazing doctors with anything they may need. I do everything from monitoring pets under anesthesia, to cleaning up after them when they get too excited. I love talking to clients and bonding with their sweet pets.

Hometown: My dad was in the Navy and we moved all of the time, so I don't really have a hometown.....but I graduated high school in Whitney, TX and still live near there, so let's go with that.

First Pet: An orange tabby named Huey that I found in an abandoned barn near my house when I was 7.

Current Pets:  I currently have 36 pets -- 13 dogs (yes, they all live inside), 8 cats, 6 goats, 4 donkeys, and 2 horses.

What I like best about helping animals: I like that I can be a voice for those who typically go unheard. 

  • James

  • Veterinary Technician
James Lowery

What I do at Penny Paws: As a kennel tech, I oversee your pet’s safety, health and happiness as they board in our facilities. I keep their area, along with the entire clinic, clean and tidy and form relationships with your amazing pets! As a receptionist, I answer calls, schedule appointments and ensure customer satisfaction by offering excellent customer service!

Hometown: Ft Worth, TX

First Pet: cat

Current Pets: Greta- dog, Nel Tu/ Neliel- bearded dragon , assorted tropical fish

What I like best about helping animals: seeing a happy animal live to its potential.

  • Jessica

  • Veterinary Technician
Jessica - Arlington Reception / Assistant

What I do at Penny Paws: Help pets stay healthy and live their best life.

Hometown: Dallas, Tx

First Pet: A German Shepard named Oso 

Current Pets: A husky named Lobo and a Pomeranian named Lucky.

What I like best about helping animals: Having the opportunity to watch them get better after being sick. 

  • Naylie

  • Kennel Tech/Assistant
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  • Alanna

  • Kennel Tech/Assistant
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  • Wesley

  • Lead Receptionist
Wesley - Arlington Lead Receptionist

What I do at Penny Paws: Help answer client questions and schedule appointments

Hometown: Mansfield, TX

First Pet: Hank - Black Lab

Current Pets: Hemi - Basset Hound/Blue Heeler Mix

What I like best about helping animals: I enjoy being around animals and care about their health and safety

  • Kaileigh

  • Receptionist
Kaileigh - Receptionist

What I do at Penny Paws: I answer client's questions and provide excellent customer service!

Hometown: Mansfield

First Pet: Sam - a Golden Retriever

Current Pets: 3 cats and 4 dogs! Mickey - a fat black & white cat, Lily - a brown long hair tabby, Leo - a black long hair kitty, Teddy - German Shepherd, Ellie - Border Collie mix, Chippers & Puff Daddy - Pomeranians.

What I like best about helping animals: I love being the first person your pets meet when they come in the clinic and getting to love on them and make them more comfortable.

  • April

  • Receptionist
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  • Hannah

  • Receptionist
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  • Gunner

  • Resident Doctor
Gunner, Resident Doctor

What I do at Penny Paws: I help my mom take care of your babies. I also offer emotional support to our surgery and hospitalized patients so that they know they are going to be okay!

  • Jolie

  • Resident Doctor
Jolie, Resident Doctor

What I do at Penny Paws: I help my mom take care of your babies. I also offer emotional support to our surgery and hospitalized patients so that they know they are going to be okay!

Our Team at Grand Prairie Animal Clinic

  • Blaine

  • Clinic Manager
Coming soon

What I do at Penny Paws: Lead a team of dedicated veterinary professionals as they work to better the lives of the pets and people we serve.

Hometown: Dallas, TX

First Pet: We have had dogs for as long as I can remember, in all shapes and sizes: Chows, Basset Hounds, a Miniature Pinscher, a Golden Retriever (Shadow), and few Heinz 57 varieties too (Izzy and Ozzy).

Current Pets: Willow Castiel- Whippet Cross ( my problem child), Reiny Cooper- Long Haired Dapple Dachshund (my kid with an attitude problem), Bellatrix Norris- A rescue kitten I inherited who has NO manners, and Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan- a former clinic cat who now lives in luxury in my home.

What I like best about helping animals: Veterinary medicine is my passion. I learn something new every day and then I get the opportunity to share that knowledge with others. I thrive in environments where I get to educate the people I serve and being in clinics like Penny Paws allows me to do that. Essentially I get to help pets by helping their people first.

  • Kayla

  • Veterinary Technician
Kayla

What I do at Penny Paws: Help educate our clients on keeping their furbabys healthy, assist the doctors with surgery and ensure outpatients leave healthy and happy.

Hometown: Kennedale, TX

First Pet: My kitty Harley

Current Pets: Hooter - dog, Harley- cat, Gizzy and ziggy - leopard geckos

What I like best about helping animals: I love being able to make not only our patients feel better but giving out clients a little piece of mind. It's very rewarding getting to those who can't help themselves.

  • Cris

  • Veterinary Technician
Cris

What I do at Penny Paws: I help our veterinarians and Penny Paws’ staff ensure your furry family members are well taken care of in their time of need.

Hometown: Corpus Christi, TX

First Pet: A short-haired dachshund/ chihuahua mix named Starr.

Current Pets: No pets currently due to always babysitting all my family’s and friend’s fur babies. However, I do spend most of my time with my niece who is a long-haired dachshund named Mia and my best friend Hudson who is a German spaniel mix.

What I like best about helping animals: Do you know that sensation you experience when you look at your furry loved friend, and can’t keep yourself from smiling? Well, what I like best about helping animals is being a part of the process that enables them to live a long, healthy life where they can continuously receive that loving smile.

  • Gaby

  • Veterinary Assistant
Gaby

What I do at Penny Paws: I keep the front desk tidy, while scheduling clients over the phone, as well as assisting the technicians. I also care for boarding patients and clean kennels.

Hometown: Grand Prairie, TX

First Pet: Big Momma - Pitbull

Current Pets: 2 German Shepherds, Kodah and Diesel.

What I like best about helping animals: I love having the opportunity to make a difference in a pet's life.. and the animals are stinking cute!

  • Dakota

  • Kennel Technician
Dakota bio

What I do at Penny Paws: Kennel Technician, AKA Professional Doggy Play-time Provider. While most of my day is taken up with keeping the kennels clean and assisting the doctors and staff, my favorite thing that I do is taking the dogs outside for play time. I also dish out dinner ( and maybe a few snacks) and do my best to keep all of our pets (and even the humans) happy and ensure they enjoy their time at Penny Paws.

Hometown: Grand Prairie

First Pet: Maggie a Rottweiler

Current Pets: Riley the chihuahua

What I like best about helping animals: Animals are so full of love and they are purehearted but they can’t speak for themselves. I love coming into work and being the voice of our pets and helping nurse animals back to health. I like to make sure happy pets STAY happy and healthy. Your pets are our family and I love that.

  • Mikayela

  • Veterinary Assistant
Coming soon

What I do at Penny Paws: Veterinary Assistant

First Pet: Dachshund named Alex

Current Pets: Izzy, an Australian Cattle Dog mix and Sadie, a catahoula mix

  • Jadyn

  • Intern
Kayla

What I do at Penny Paws: I assist the vet techs in tasks they need finished. I also help out at vco.

Hometown: Arlington, TX

First Pet: A Shiba Inu named Nemo

Current Pets: 2 Chow Chows named Zuma & Chase and a cow name Celeste

What I like best about helping animals: I like being able to help a pet be healthy and communicating with their owners about their pets and giving them a comforting place to stay.

  • Zuleima

  • Veterinary Technician
Zuleima bio

What I do at Penny Paws: Veterinary Technician

Hometown: Desoto, TX

First Pet: Bella

Current Pets: Bella, Rambo, Shiba, Nin, Sir Boots, Peluche

What I like best about helping animals: Being able to educate clients. I also love helping animals because if veterinarians didn’t exist there would be no one else to speak for him. I love being in this field and helping animals live longer.

  • Nancy

  • Veterinary Assistant
Nancy bio

What I do at Penny Paws: I am a veterinary assistant completing her co-op for tech school

Hometown: Duncanville

First Pet: Max, a bird

Current Pets: Luna- tortie cat; Snicky Doodle- Chihuahua; Chloe - Westie X; Peanut & Bubba- Chihuahuas

What I like best about helping animals: Knowing that, at the end of the day, I have helped at least one animal live a healthier life.

  • Brisa

Coming soon

What I do at Penny Paws: Everything! Except manager/doctor duties

Hometown: Dallas, TX

First Pet: Thomas the turtle

Current Pets: Sir, a mean, 2 year old cocker spaniel; Nala, a rude, 1 year old grey tabby

What I like best about helping animals: Animals help you back by teaching you to love, care and to be patient without saying a word. Even though they may not be feeling their best, they still always try to perk you up.

  • Megan

  • Tech Assistant
Coming soon

What I do at Penny Paws: Tech assistant, receptionist and mobile clinic super star

Hometown: Arlington

Current Pets: Jim Halpert - Grey Tabbey; Pam Beesly - Calico

What I like best about helping animals: Making a difference for both the pets and their families. My work helps me see the value of giving without expecting anything in return.