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!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Katie

  • Veterinary Technician
Katie

What I do at Penny Paws: Help the doctors with their exams as well as assist with their treatments and surgeries. I also provide pets with comfort during their time at the vet.

Hometown: Bedford, TX

First Pet: A dog named Saki, who my mom and dad had when I was born.

Current Pets: A lab named Duke, a cat named Penny and a horse named Moon.

What I like best about helping animals: My favorite thing about helping animals is being an advocate for their wellbeing and seeing how happy their owners are when their beloved pet is healthy again.

  • Ashley

  • Veterinary Technician
Ashley

What I do at Penny Paws: Help the doctors to treat the sick babies and cuddle all the cute dogs.

Hometown: Born in New Jersey, raised in Texas

First Pet: A Min Pin named Peanut

Current Pets: Nala, a German Shepherd/Labrador, Simba, a Golden Retriever and 4 cats, Aria, Norman, Dexter and Tripod (yes he only has 3 legs!)

What I like best about helping animals: I love smelling the puppy breath and helping to make the sick babies feel much better.

  • Maddie

  • Veterinary Assistant
Maddie Auxenfans

What I do at Penny Paws: Assist the technicians when they need help with a procedure on a dog or cat

Hometown: Colleyville, Texas

First Pet: Bella

Current Pets: Lucy

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

  • Loralea

  • Veterinary Assistant
Loralea Guiette

What I do at Penny Paws: Assisting the technicians and trying not to take all the animals home!

Hometown: Haltom City, Texas

First Pet: Veba, a blue heeler.

Current Pets: A dog named Bear and a cat named Lexi

What I like best about helping animals: Being a voice for them when they can't. The feeling I get when one comes in sick and I get to be the one to help make them feel better.

  • Diego

  • Veterinary Assistant
Diego

What I do at Penny Paws: Help the doctors and technicians during treatment, examinations and lab work.

Hometown: Fort Worth, TX

First Pet: Maine Coon kitten

Current Pets: Kade - a Maine Coon cat, Guts - a Ball Python

What I like best about helping animals: I love being able to provide them with lots of love, aid, care and support.

  • Jessica

  • Receptionist
Jessica Sage

What I do at Penny Paws: Greet, check in, love on the patients, clerical duties, answer phones and such

Hometown: Richland Hills, TX

First Pet: Guinea pig named Pookie

Current Pets: Pug puppy named Gilly

What I like best about helping animals: I love helping people take care of their fur babies!

  • 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.

  • Randi

  • Receptionist
Randi Boyd

What I do at Penny Paws: Welcome Clients, answer phones, schedule appointments and love on all the fur babies that will let me.

Hometown: Indianapolis

First Pet: Doberman named Baby

Current Pets: American Pit Terrier named Stevie 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.

  • 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.

  • Trinity

  • Client Service Representative
Trinity Shinberg

What I do at Penny Paws: I answer phones, schedule appointments and help to ensure that our clients and their pets have the best positive experience!

Hometown: San Tan Valley, Arizona

First Pet: A black lab named Shadow.

Current Pets: None yet!

What I like best about helping animals: I like being able to help other people provide the best care possible for their fur babies!

Our Team at Dallas-Ft. Worth Animal Clinic

  • Trista

  • Receptionist
Trista

What I do at Penny Paws: Greet clients and their pets. Make them feel welcome and comfortable.

Hometown: San Diego, California

First Pet: A Siamese cat named Lucky

Current Pets: Bruno, my sweet Pit Bull

What I like best about helping animals: The thing I enjoy most is making them feel better.

  • Natalie

  • Veterinary Technician
Natalie

What I do at Penny Paws: As a technician here at Penny Paws, I assist the doctor with surgeries and exams, educate clients on annual wellness and prevention, and administer treatment as directed by the doctor.

Hometown: Fort Worth, TX

First Pet: Susie, a tortoiseshell Siamese mix

Current Pets: 2 chihuahuas: Romeo and Cecil

What I like best about helping animals: I enjoy helping them live better lives because they constantly give us so much to make our lives better and they deserve it.

  • Evangelina

  • Veterinary Technician
Evangelina

What I do at Penny Paws: I help ensure pets are getting quality pet care with the help of our amazing doctors. I do anything from placing catheters to cleaning. I love talking to customers and making a bond with not only them but with their sweet pets.

Hometown: Arlington, TX

First Pet: Nala

Current Pets: Nala, my PURRty kitty

What I like best about helping animals: I love seeing the familiar faces of beautiful pets that are getting treated. My favorite part is seeing their behavior change compared to the first visit when the pet was feeling sick. Helping not only the pets but also the people by providing affordable, quality pet care is something I really enjoy about this company. Our practice revolves around helping animals and I am very happy to say that we as a company love what we do.

  • 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.

  • Claudia

  • Veterinary Technician
Claudia

What I do at Penny Paws: I assist the vet when needed and love on all the fur babies!

Hometown: New Mexico

First Pet: Roxy

Current Pets: Diesel, Bowser, Roxie, Ginger, Ariel, Chychy, Kali, & Mama Kee

What I like best about helping animals: They are innocent creatures that need someone to do the talking for them when they don't feel good.

  • Lawrence

  • Kennel Technician
Lawrence

What I do at Penny Paws: Care for and love all boarding animals that stay with us!

Hometown: Burleson TX

First Pet: Romeo, a german shepherd

Current Pets: A German Sheperd named Daisy Duke; and a Black Feline named Kitty.

What I like best about helping animals: I enjoy the affection that is returned when working closely with animals.

  • Maisy

  • Veterinary Receptionist
Maisy

What I do at Penny Paws: I welcome pets to our clinic, schedule appointments, and help ensure everything runs smoothly!

Hometown: Ridgefield, CT

First Pet: A tortoiseshell cat named Putty Tat (named after the classic Tweetie Bird quote, "I thawt I thaw a Putty Tat.")

Current Pets: Two sweet kitties! Clifford is my goofy, mischievous boy, and Rosie is my gray-and-white, no-nonsense girl who only loves two things on this earth: tortilla chips and people's laps.

What I like best about helping animals: I love watching their whole demeanor and body language change when their pain is gone and they feel all better!

Our Team at Arlington / Mansfield Animal Clinic

  • Alicyn

  • Clinic Manager
Alicyn Hendrix

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.

  • Terrence

  • Lead Tech
Terrence Cheatam

What I do at Penny Paws: I work with the doctor to help your pet stay healthy.

Hometown: New Orleans, LA

First Pet: King (iguana)

Current Pets: Boxers(9 of them)

What I like best about helping animals: I love seeing them get better and seeing puppies get grown up.

  • Miguel

  • Shift Lead
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 Assistant
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!!

  • James

  • Kennel Technician/Receptionist
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.

  • Gabi

  • Lead Receptionist
Gabi T

What I do at Penny Paws: I handle scheduling appointments, answer phone calls, interact with our amazing clients and get to watch each sweet fur baby walk through the door!

Hometown: Arlington, Texas!

First Pet: My first pet was my sister’s rat terrier named Puddles! I grew up with him and maybe, once or twice, tried to ride him like a horse when I was a toddler - I don’t think I understood what a dog was haha! To this day, I love and miss him with my whole heart!

Current Pets: Currently, I have a box turtle named Pangea, a Lionhead Rabbit named Beemo, two chihuahua mixes named Titan and Pixie (yes, they bark all the time) and a pit bull mix we rescued a couple years ago named Indie (the actual light of my whole life)!

What I like best about helping animals: What I love most about helping animals is seeing how grateful they really can be when just showed even an ounce of affection or care. Not all animals receive the love they deserve and to see how they light up when they finally get to experience it makes my heart overflow with joy every time! To help those that are not able to help themselves - that’s why we all go into work everyday!

  • Dani

  • Receptionist
Dani, Receptionist

What I do at Penny Paws: Coming Soon

Hometown: Coming Soon

First Pet: Coming Soon

Current Pets: Coming Soon

What I like best about helping animals: Coming Soon

  • Hailey

  • Receptionist
Hailey, Receptionist

What I do at Penny Paws: Coming Soon

Hometown: Coming Soon

First Pet: Coming Soon

Current Pets: Coming Soon

What I like best about helping animals: Coming Soon

  • Jolie

  • Resident Doctor
Jolie, Resident Doctor

What I do at Penny Paws: Coming Soon

Hometown: Coming Soon

First Pet: Coming Soon

Current Pets: Coming Soon

What I like best about helping animals: Coming Soon

  • Gunner

  • Resident Doctor
Gunner, Resident Doctor

What I do at Penny Paws: Coming Soon

Hometown: Coming Soon

First Pet: Coming Soon

Current Pets: Coming Soon

What I like best about helping animals: Coming Soon

Our Team at Grand Prairie Animal Clinic

  • 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.

  • Carlos

  • Veterinary Technician
Kayla

What I do at Penny Paws: I assist with surgeries, I perform diagnostic tests, treatments, dental procedures, take x-rays, help educate clients, as well as help train your techs.

Hometown: Grand Prairie, TX

First Pet: Boss, German Shepherd

Current Pets: Kitty Witty, 1-yr old longhear, Jim Halpert sweet old short hair

What I like best about helping animals: I love being able to treat your furry friend and being able to keep them healthy so that their families can enjoy many years together.

  • Kenya

  • Veterinary Technician
Kayla

What I do at Penny Paws: Assist in care of animals. I may perform an initial evaluation of the animal's condition, clean and wrap wounds. Check vital statistics, collect samples and admin medications. I also communicate with pet owners and update the patient files.

Hometown: Synder, TX

First Pet: Tuck and Babygirl

Current Pets: Kodee

What I like best about helping animals:

I like making sure our patients are in great health and making sure they feel happy and like themselves.

  • Delaney

  • Technician
Delaney

What I do at Penny Paws: Hug cats and dogs, monitor patients in operating room, comfort or care for distressed or nervous patients, perform diagnostic requests, administer and dispense medications, send clients home with instruction and home care to succeed!

Hometown: Dallas, TX

First Pet: When I was born, my parents had a Golden Retriever named Heidi. But the first pet I ever independently adopted was a black kitten named Salem.

Current Pets: 2 kitties - Murphy (3 year old Tabby) and DMX (1 year old I named after the rapper himself)

What I like best about helping animals: I mean - EVERYTHING. This is about the most rewarding line of work I could ask for. I've been noticeably obsessed with animals my entire life.

  • Samantha

  • Receptionist
Kayla

What I do at Penny Paws: Help our furry friends get checked in and help their owners with any questions they have.

Hometown: Grand Prairie, TX

First Pet: Bunny and a bird (cockatiel)

Current Pets: None, sadly

What I like best about helping animals:

I love being able to help others who aren't able to help themselves!

  • Aracely

  • Receptionist
Aracely

What I do at Penny Paws: Front end, scheduling and discharging Clients as well as keeping the office tidy.

Hometown: Fort Worth

First Pet: Cat - Binx

Current Pets: 2 cats Bix, Bella & 2 Dogs Bubbles, Blue

What I like best about helping animals: Being able to be their voice!

  • Destiny

  • Receptionist / Team Lead at VCO
Destiny

What I do at Penny Paws: I work in the clinic in the front. I also work VCO doing low cost vaccines at different locations.

Hometown: Arlington

First Pet: Koda (German Shepherd)

Current Pets: Bunny (Cinnabon) and Bernese Mountain Dog (Sage)

What I like best about helping animals:

I enjoy seeing them happy and healthy. I like caring for others, people and animals.