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.
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 12 years- She started as a kennel technician and has worked her way up to veterinary technician. She completed her Associates of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology and earned her Veterinary Technician License in 2022.
"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!"
Deanna first joined the Silverlake Animal Hospital team as an VTI extern in July, 2022. In August 2022, she completed her studies at the Vet Tech Institute of Houston, where she earned an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology.
Preceding her Veterinary Technology studies, she earned a Bachelors in Agriculture with an emphasis in Animal Science from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2021. Deanna is currently preparing to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam and Texas state exam so that she can then earn her certification as a Licensed Veterinary Technician.
Client Service Representatives
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."
"I am so grateful to call Silverlake Animal Hospital my family!"
October of 2022. She has been in the pet care industry since 2011 and
has always had a passion for animals of all sizes.
Military MaCaw named JoJo.
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."
Aly- Bio coming soon!