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 2 human children (Dylan & Conner), 4 mixed breed dogs, 3 Cornish Rex cats, & 1 Sphynx cat.
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.
Michelle has been a Veterinary Technician with Silverlake Animal Hospital since February 2020. She is so excited to be a part of our team! She has been in the veterinary industry for 10 years- She started as a kennel technician and has worked her way up to veterinary technician over the years. She is currently in school to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician and wants to continue her education after her license for a 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!"
Erin is one our our Veterinary Technicians. She has been in the veterinary industry for 8 years. Erin started out as a Kennel Tech before furthering her career as a Veterinary Technician. She attended Lonestar College in Tomball and graduated with an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology and with a Certification as a Veterinary Assistant.
Erin joined the Silverlake Animal Hospital team in March 2021 and is currently preparing to take her veterinary technician national and state exams to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician.
When Erin is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family/friends, playing video games and watching anime. Erin currently has 2 wonderful kids, 2 huskies, 1 german shepard mix, 1 sheltie and 2 cats.
Stefen is one of our Veterinary Technicians who primarily works in our Surgery Department. Stefen graduated from Alvin High School in 2015 and earned an Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology in 2017 from the Vet Tech Institute of Houston. At the young age of 16, Stefen knew he wanted to have a career in animal care. His first job towards his career was at PetSmart, where he would care for a variety of animals. Upon obtaining his degree, he began expanding his knowledge in the veterinary field and has been enjoying doing so for 6 years.
Stefen loves to spend his free time with his two rescue dogs, Buddy and Ginger, and his rescue cat, Aphrodite. His family always looks to him as the "one to call" for advice or guidance when a family pet is in need.
"I have always had animals in my life, so this field is ideal for me. I enjoy my career and love seeing all the different animals that come through the clinic and caring for them."
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!"
Animal Care 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."
Amber is one of our Animal Care Attendants. She started working at Silverlake Animal Hospital in May 2021. She graduated from Alvin Community College in 2014 with a degree in general studies. She loves animals and has a fur baby of her own, Magnolia (blue heeler mix). In the future she will pursue becoming a Veterinary Technician.
"I am super excited to be here at Silverlake. I love working with and taking care of your fur babies. When I am not working you can find me at the baseball fields, hanging with family/friends and of course Magnolia."
Emily started working at Silverlake Animal Hospital in June 2021. Born and raised in League City, Texas, and graduating from Clear Creek Highschool in 2019. She's lived surrounded by animals her whole life. Currently having a furbaby of her own, a shih tzu/pomeranian mix named Obi; along with two parakeets named Sora and Kumo.
When she is not at work, she spends her time playing video games, drawing, hanging out with friends, singing, or...all at once.
Currently she is considering going into schooling to become a Veterinary Technician.
Mackenzie- Bio coming soon!