Manager and Technician
Matt comes from an animal loving family where he grew up raising and showing 4-H animals from rabbits and pigs to lambs and horses. He has always had a dog and learned that he had a true love for cats when he bonded to his first cat Baxter in 1998. (Baxter lived to 21 years of age!). Wildland fire fighting and managing his own fire crew gave him great management experience where he had to manage several people in stressful and potentially life threatening situations. Matt left the job he loved to finish his college degree in Criminal Justice. He spent three years working and managing a veterinary boarding facility where he learned what it took to run a boarding facility as well as picking up some technician skills. Matt is now our bookeeper, Mr Fix It, tech assistant and boarding kennel manager.
I started working with animals when I was 22, and have helped out in all areas of the hospital. From working in the kennel to being a technician, and helping out at reception and inventory manager. I had my daughter in 2011 and decided to stay at home with her. Once she started preschool, I went back to taking care of animals again through walking and pet sitting, and now back to being a technician. I even helped out with horses for a while. I absolutely adore being around animals and definitely missed my time away. One of my favorite things about my job is being able to help calm a nervous pet, and hopefully, make them feel more comfortable during their visit.
When I’m not working with animals, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading, and staying active. I love watching scary movies and true crime shows. Yoga and Pilates are some of my favorite ways to exercise, and taking my pups on a hike around my neighborhood. Hawaii is a favorite travel destination for my family. My husband and I were married there in 2007, and I’ve been lucky enough to travel back several times. My daughter is named after the beach we were married at, Makena Beach. Hawaii is definitely my happy place and I would love to live there someday!
He worked with Dr. Walden at a previous hospital in 2006 and again from 2009 until she left in 2018. Dr. Kramr also had the opportunity to work with Jeff previously from 2013 to 2018. We are happy to work together again.
Alicia has been in the veterinary field for 15 years. She is originally from Illinois (you can hear it in her Midwest accent!). She spent two decades working with Standard Bred horses at a breeding farm where she helped with foaling, breaking yearlings (she started training yearlings at 13 years of age!), breeding and Harness racing. She found her place in the veterinary field where she has been every since. She moved to the Austin area in 2017 where she met and worked with Dr Walden, Dr Grigsby and Dr Kramr. You will hear her voice if you are calling in with questions about your pet or getting help with medications. She is also the technician that is often helping take care of your pet when they are hospitalized. Her favorite past times include baking yummy food, hiking with her dogs and cheering on the Chicago Bears. She shares her home with her longtime partner Erik, her son Jake and her pet children Gobbles (Boston Terrier), Roxy (Lab Mix) and Pip (Terrier Mix).
Alex was born and raised in Cedar Park Texas where she graduated from Vista Ridge High school in 2022 with a Veterinary Technicians Assistant license. She’s had a love for animals from a young age and found a passion in caring for animals through her time in veterinary medicine. Although she loves all animals, cats hold a special place in her heart. She can’t remember a time where her family didn’t have a cat around. Right now they have 5 fur babies, including 4 cats named Kendall, Oreo, Ginger and her cat Mae Mae who she raised from just 3 weeks old as a bottle baby. And of course her sweet aussie named Bentley who she adopted in 2018. Some of her favorite things to do include singing along to her favorite songs, dancing and spending time with friends and family.
Licenced Veterinary Technician
Bri grew up in Abilene, Texas in an animal loving home. Her passion is caring for and working with small and large animals of all kinds. Throughout high school, she worked with a rescue and fostered over a dozen dogs and a cat. Each animal had a different obstacle they had to overcome before being adopted, which helped Bri realize the veterinary field is where she belonged. After high school, she went to College Station and attended the Veterinary Technician program at Blinn College. During the program, she had the opportunity to learn about and work with many different species ranging from small and large animals to exotics. She graduated from the program with an Associates of Applied Science Veterinary Technology degree in 2022. Later that year, she took the licensing exams and became an LVT. She moved to the Austin area in 2020 when she married her husband, Josh and commuted to College Station to finish her degree. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with friends and family and playing with her dogs, Raven, Dakota, and Maggie. Bri is excited for the opportunity to further her education at Whitestone and care for the patients like they are her own!
Technician and Kennel Manager
Technician Assistant and Receptionist
I grew up in Green, Wisconsin, and in 2012 moved to Austin. Before moving here, I met my husband, and we were married in 2014. I come from a large family of 9 and have two daughters and eight grandchildren.
For the past 20 years, I’ve worked in a call center. In 2020 I decided to leave the 4×4 cubicle to find a job where I could continue to help people face to face. I love animals, so I decided to find a position where I could continue to help people and meet their adorable pets.
We have two dogs, Maxx and Rocko, that keep us entertained when our grandkids are not visiting. I love to cook, spend time with my grandchildren, and hang out at the pool on my days off.
Kelly grew up in Austin and has always loved animals of all shapes and sizes. She joined the veterinary field in 2013 and cannot see herself anywhere else. Kelly is passionate about client education and Fear Free Practices. She is so excited to be on a team that prioritizes excellent medicine and patient care. She has a soft spot for senior pets and enjoys embroidery, reading, and attempting DIY projects in her spare time (with varying levels of success).
We are proud to support these students with work during their time off of school. They also help keep us up to date on all that they are learning!
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