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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


  • Haylee

  • Receptionist / Vaccine Clinic Assistant
Haylee, Receptionist / Vaccine Clinic Assistant

What I do at Penny Paws: Answer phones, schedule appointments and help to make sure that our clients and pets have a positive experience, I also assist at our weekend vaccine clinics.

Hometown: Keller, Texas

First Pet: Lady

Current Pets: Lady and Bella

What I like best about helping animals: Seeing their progression and helping them grow and stay healthy.

Our Team at Ft. Worth Animal Clinic

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Carol

  • Veterinary Technician
Claudia

What I do at Penny Paws: I help the veterinarians care for your furry babies, and I fill in wherever I can be of assistance.

Hometown: San Jose, CA

First Pet: Rat terrier named Spot

Current Pets: Terrier mix named Boston

What I like best about helping animals: Seeing the animals get better and getting the love from them, they can brighten my day.

  • Gabby

  • Tech Assistant
Claudia

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.

  • Allison

  • Kennel Technician
Claudia

What I do at Penny Paws: I look after the boarding pets and help technician.

Hometown: Connecticut

First Pet: Kennedy

Current Pets: Rocky Road, Twix, Kennedy, Tater Tot

What I like best about helping animals: I love to meet new pets and help them feel better.

  • Christina (Tee)

  • Receptionist
Claudia

What I do at Penny Paws: Make appointments, great customers and their pets, and make calls for past and future clients.

Hometown: Dallas, TX

First Pet: Wolf

Current Pets: Mateo & Mojo

What I like best about helping animals: They are loyal, love unconditionally, and great listeners. They make me feel good, so I want them to feel good.

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 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!!

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

Our Team at Grand Prairie Animal Clinic

  • Jami

  • Clinic Manager
Jami

What I do at Penny Paws: Provide direction to our awesome veterinary team to ensure that a high standard of care is met for each furry baby that we see at the clinic.

Hometown: Arlington, TX

First Pet: grey tabby named Lazy

Current Pets: 2 conures Weavel, 2 cats Fluffy, Chloe and Yorkie named Bella

What I like best about helping animals: Being able to help a patient that can't tell me what's wrong, and comfort owners during a difficult time

  • Aracely

  • Team Lead
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!

  • Carlos

  • Team Lead
Carlos - Veterinary Technician

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.

  • Delaney

  • Veterinary 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.

  • Kaleigh

  • Veterinary Technician
Kaleigh

What I do at Penny Paws: Keep dogs & cat healthy.

Hometown: Arlington, TX

First Pet: Cat - Reagan

Current Pets: English Bulldog - Lily, Siamese Cat - Gary

What I like best about helping animals: I believe pets are part of the family & it is rewarding to see pets & pet parents leave happy & healthy.

  • Marisol

  • Veterinary Technician
Marisol

What I do at Penny Paws: I greet customers, check them in if they have been with us before and if not I will make an account for them.

Hometown: Fort Worth

First Pet: Bebe

Current Pets: Lola, Daisy, Batman, April, Moo

What I like best about helping animals: I love knowing that they are being taken care of, and healthy, I also love being able to see multiple dogs that I've never seen before. It's a great experience.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Stephany

  • Veterinary Assistant
Stephany

What I do at Penny Paws: I help assist the vet tech's and the doctor in anything they need.

Hometown: Arlington, TX

First Pet: Chicka (Dachshund)

Current Pets: Chanel and Rosie (Chihuahuas)

What I like best about helping animals: Making sure they have the proper care and stay at our lovely clinic.

  • 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!

  • Brisa

  • Veterinary Assistant / Receptionist
Brisa

What I do at Penny Paws: Provide comfort and care to patients.

Hometown: Dallas, TX

First Pet: Turtle named Thomas Jefferson.

Current Pets: Cocker spaniel named Sir, and two cats named Nala & Eclipse.

What I like best about helping animals: Making a difference in their lives and being their voice.

  • Megan

  • Kennel Tech/Vet Tech Assistant
Kayla

What I do at Penny Paws: Take care of the boarding pets, clean up after the techs and vets. Help the techs in anyway possible.

Hometown: Mansfield, TX

First Pet: Puppy - Yorkie

Current Pets: Timothy - Grey Tabby Cat

What I like best about helping animals: Unlimited Cuddles and kisses watching puppies grow up.

  • Astajuh

  • Intern
Aracely

What I do at Penny Paws: I assist with whatever the techs need help in and with what the vet needs me to do. I help stock up on supplies, sanatize the clinic, take care of boarding animals, and help feed and water the animals. Assisting in rooms and draw vaccines and help retrain the animals.

Hometown: Topeka, KS

First Pet: Monster - Presa Canario

Current Pets: Kasava - Presa Canario, Nova - English Bulldog, Pumpkin - Ginger Tabby Kitten, Topanga - English Bulldog Puppy

What I like best about helping animals: What I like best about helping is that there are so many ways that I can help them. Whether you're helping a friend's pet, all the way down to a stray. I love the relief of knowing that this animal will be okay and that the owner is happy because their bestfriend is gonna be okay.

  • 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.

  • Kimberly

  • Intern
Aracely

What I do at Penny Paws: Helping out with cleaning and restraining.

Hometown: Red Oak, TX

First Pet: Rottweiler

Current Pets: 3 Cats

What I like best about helping animals: Making them healthy again so they can live longer with their owners.