Leslie is our Hospital Administrator & Practice Manager. Leslie was raised in Alvin, Texas & graduated from Alvin High School. After high school, she attended Texas A & M University in College Station where she earned her bachelor’s degree by completing a major in Biomedical Science & a minor in Business. Leslie is a member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of ’09! After college, she decided to further her studies in Veterinary Technology while working full time at a veterinary clinic. After completing her degree through the Distance Education Veterinary Technology Program through Cedar Valley College, Leslie passed her Veterinary Technician National Exam & Texas State Exam, which accredits her the title of Licensed Veterinary Technician.
Outside of work, Leslie loves to spend time with her family & friends. She & her husband Michael have two energetic toddler boys, one sweet baby girl, & one furchild- “Madeline”, a gorgeous but bossy medium hair cat.
Leslie joined the team here at Silverlake Animal Hospital in December of 2012, but she has worked in the veterinary industry since 2006. She has come to us with experience in all areas of the veterinary hospital including boarding, technical nursing, anesthesia, dentistry, & management. She loves working with dogs, cats, & exotics & looks forward to serving you & your pets!
Elyssa is our Floor Manager and Lead Veterinary Technician. Elyssa was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. It was there that she first discovered how strong her love for animals was and began volunteering with a local dog/cat rescue group. Since then she has worked and volunteered with many different types of wild, exotic and domestic animals.
Elyssa earned her Associate of Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technology at the Vet Tech Institute of Houston in 2010. Shortly after completing her degree she passed her Veterinary Technician National Exam and her Texas State Exam, which earned her the title of Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT). Elyssa has been a technician here at Silverlake Animal Hospital since August 2013, but has been in the veterinary field since 2007.
When Elyssa isn't at work she enjoys reading, swimming, spending time with her family/friends and taking care of her own animals. Elyssa currently has a human son named Dylan, 4 mixed breed dogs, 3 Cornish Rex cats, 1 Sphynx cat, 3 ball pythons, 1 Senegal Parrot, and 2 Bearded Dragons.
Melanie is our Veterinary Technician Shift Leader. Melanie came to Silverlake Animal Hospital in July of 2014 as an extern shortly after completing schooling. She attended the Vet Tech Institute of Houston where she graduated with an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology.
Melanie has one fur child, Trixie, a 5-year old golden retriever/lab mix. She is currently preparing to take her veterinary technician national exam & Texas state exam to become a licensed veterinary technician.
Hey there! I'm Michelle and I have been a veterinary technician with Silverlake Animal Hospital since February 2020. I am so excited to be a part of this team! I have been in the veterinary industry for 10 years, I started as a kennel technician and have worked my way up to vet tech over the years. I am currently in school to become a licensed veterinary technician and want to continue after for my specialty.
I have 2 cats, 2 dogs, and a bearded dragon whom all keep me on my toes! When I'm not working, studying, or chasing a critter around my house, I can usually be found in my kitchen eating something tasty I cooked!
Hi, my name is Meagan. I originally joined the Silverlake Animal Hospital team as a Veterinary Assistant in May 2019. I am very passionate for the care of all animals large or small, and hope to further my education to become a Veterinary Technician here in the near future.
I have three dogs- Bella, a Pekingese, Harvey, a rescue Lab/Boxer mix, and Maverick, a rescue Jack Russel mix, who are all very happy and healthy pups. When I'm not at work you can catch me relaxing outdoors typically fishing or swimming or watching the Astros play with my friends and family!
Client Service Representatives
Raven is our Senior CSR, Prescription Diet Specialist, and Accounts Receivable Representative. She was born and raised in an animal loving house in Pasadena. She has been part of the Silverlake family since June of 2015
"I am grateful to have started in this field at such an amazing Hospital. I intend to further my experience and education in the Veterinary field. I enjoy seeing all our patients that come through our hospital doors and enjoy seeing all the love their owners have for them as well."
Kristin is a CSR as well as our Welcome Representative and Safety Coordinator. She joined our team at Silverlake Animal Hospital in September of 2017. She was born and raised in Houston, Texas in a very pet loving environment. She loves rescuing and helping pets and knew at a young age that the Veterinary field is where she belonged. She has been working in the Veterinary industry for over eight years now.
"I have one amazing husband and two very spoiled fur babies of my own; Delilah, a seven year old long haired Dachshund, who rules the household, and Dartagnan, who is a seven year old black and white domestic shorthaired cat, who gets into absolutely everything.
I am so grateful to call Silverlake Animal Hospital my family!"
Samantha has loved animals for as long as she can remember. Sam's first job in the veterinary field was as a Kennel Technician in 2008. She loved being able to work with animals every day and growing a bond with them. She became a Customer Service Representative in 2011 and loves being able to help clients with their furbabies. It's wonderful to see the bond between pets and their humans. Sam is grateful to be in the veterinary field and can continue to learn new things everyday.
When not at work, Sam enjoys playing video games, watching movies, and hanging out with her boyfriend, Brian, and their sweet Australian Shepherd/Australian Cattle Dog mix- Anya."
In her free time she runs an online shop on Etsy, along with her spouse Jose. "It brings me joy to continue customer service at home sending them items they love. We have three dogs named Ava, Romeo and Fitz, one cat named Ron, and a turtle named Squirtle that keeps us entertained. Just one big family!"
Kennel Technicians/Veterinary Assistants-
These smiling faces keep our Boarding Guests happy during their stay, so that you can relax on vacay! :)
Stephanie is our Boarding/Veterinary Assistant Shift Leader. She is a Certified Veterinary Assistant and has 6 fur babies; 5 of them are chihuahuas ranging from ages 2 to 13 years old and her newest feline baby is Avocato our. She also has Cha Cha, a bearded dragon, who is 2 years old.
"When I'm not loving on your fur babies, I enjoy going to kickboxing and watching horror movies with my favorite fur baby Blanquita, dont let the others know ;)"
Sylvia started working at Silverlake Animal Hospital January 2019. She was born in Tacoma, Washington on a navy base and moved down to Alvin, Texas when she was three, so has lived most of her life in Alvin, Texas. She graduated from Alvin High School and attended Alvin Community College for Vet Assistance. She loves working with animals & gets a great feeling when helping animals in need. In the future, she wants further her veterinary education to become a Technician, and one day become a Zoologist.
"When I’m not working, I love to play with my 2 dogs- Bella, a rat terrier and my puppy Django, a Husky/German Shepherd mix. I’m really big on working out and eating healthy and also do pro wrestling as a hobby."
Mariama- Bio coming soon!
Magaly is one of our Kennel Technicians/ Veterinary Assistants. She began working at Silverlake Animal Hospital in November of 2020 and is currently attending Vet Tech Institute in pursue of soon becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She hopes to keep expanding her knowledge in this wonderful field and eventually get her specialty in equine science as well as begin her own grooming business. She currently owns one fur baby named Kiwi, a Schnauzer mix.
"I am super grateful to be given this opportunity to start my career at Silverlake. I enjoy learning and experiencing new things every day. When I am not working, I enjoy spending my time around family/friends, at the gym and going on walks with Kiwi!"