Carol recently joined MSVH as Hospital Director after working in the veterinary field since 2002. After obtaining her Bachelor's degree in Ecology, she spent a few years in Alaska working with Marine Pinnipeds and then made her way back down to the lower 48 to work in Specialty & Emergency Veterinary Hospitals. She has a rescued kitty named Princess and two rescued cavies named Gizmo and Tank. She enjoys spending time with her family and attending live music concerts (pre-Covid).
Shannon Van Trease
Director of Veterinary Dentistry, Shannon VanTrease, joined Main Street Veterinary Hospital's dental team in January 2014. 'With Dr. Lobprise joining the team at Main Street Veterinary Hospital and Dental Clinic, I have been given the opportunity to again work in my area of special interest, veterinary dentistry,' he says. 'The Main Street staff is extremely knowledgeable, caring, and eager to help our clients and patients.' He shares his home with a three-legged dog named Nubs.
Angie E, LVT
Angie is the hospital's Office Manager. A Licensed Veterinary Technician, Angie has worked in the veterinary field since 1980 and earned her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology in 1983. Angie has been with Main Street Veterinary Hospital since 1992. She loves her job because 'Pets enrich our lives in so many ways; I love being involved in strengthening the bond between pets and people, and in helping pets live happy, healthy lives.'
When not working, Angie enjoys singing and playing music with her guitarist husband; spending time with family; writing poetry and short stories; reading; and making crafts. She is owned by a Flame Point kitty named KiKi Rose.
Heather M, CVA
Heather began working at Main Street Veterinary Hospital in 1994. A Client Service Representative, she is certified through the Texas Veterinary Medical Association as a Level I Certified Veterinary Assistant.
Heather has worked in all departments at the hospital: kennel, technician and now reception. Heather enjoys interacting with clients and patients and appreciates the learning opportunities created by the doctors, who use every experience as a chance to educate and challenge the staff.
In her spare time, Heather likes to swim and play tennis. She also enjoys photography, taking pictures of her pets and spending time with her young niece and nephews. She shares her home with two sister kitties named Georgia and Precious.
Eva brings 15 years of experience to her position as Client Service Representative at Main Street Veterinary Hospital. She joined our team in October 2013. 'Main Street Veterinary Hospital is well-equipped for the high-quality care we provide,' she says. 'The staff members all have compassionate hearts toward both the patients and the clients. The human-animal bond is truly cherished here and I love being a part of that.' In her free time, Eva enjoys watching and attending any sporting event, staying active with her family, and cooking. She has a cat named Coconut, also known as 'Tiny Tiger.'
Amber earned her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology and is in the process of taking her licensure tests to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. In addition, she has a Small Animal Nursing certificate. She has four years of veterinary hospital experience and has been a full-time veterinary technician at Main Street Vet since June, 2015. Amber has a cat named Jake. She says she likes her work at Main Street Vet because the team members are very personable and are genuinely concerned about the well-being of their patients. She appreciates the hospital’s passion for educating clients and explaining things thoroughly. When not working, Amber enjoys running, hiking, and spending time with her daughter, Maddie, and her husband, Mike.
Laura (aka: 'LK') joined the Main Street team in June of 2017. She has worked with animals all of her life and obtained her B.S. in Animal Science with a Biology Minor from Tarleton State University in 2010. She then spent 6.5 years in shelter medicine before joining our hospital as a Veterinary Technician. She is certified through the Texas Veterinary Medical Association as a Level I Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA I). LK has a special interest in dentistry and has evolved into working with the Dental Team on a full-time basis. Outside of work, she shows her Australian Shepherds in competitive agility and conformation, and keeps busy with non-profit work by serving as the TX/OK Representative for a national Australian Shepherd rescue organization. She also works actively with a community cat program, having TNR'd over 100 stray/homeless cats in her neighborhood. She shares her home with her husband, Nathan, three Australian Shepherds, a Pitbull/American Bulldog mix, and one bossy cat to rule them all... not to mention 1-2 foster dogs at any given time.
Lauren has been working in this field for over 13 years. She is CVA1 certified. She began working at Main Street in March 2017. She said what she loves most about working at Main Street is how friendly everyone is and how passionate everyone is about the pets. She loves learning new things in this profession. When she is not at work she enjoys spending time with her family and gardening.
Jennifer has been working at Main Street since November 2017. She has been in the animal field for over 19 years. She is currently pursuing her vet tech license. She has 2 cats named Circe and Minerva. She likes working at Main street because the doctors and staff are all knowledgeable and compassionate. She also likes the organization on Main Street. When she is not working, she enjoys cooking and baking. She also loves to go camping and hiking with her life mate, Chris. She is also an avid movie buff.
Sandi began working at Main Street in March 2018 and has been in the animal related field since 1997. She has a Boston terrier, Ripley, and a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Tyson. Her favorite thing about working at MSVH is the friendly staff. During her free time, she loves spending time with family and taking care of her saltwater aquarium.
Kaitlin works at Main Street as a dental tech. She graduated from Vet Tech Institute of Houston in 2018. She interned at Houston Zoo as an avian keeper, and she also interned at UTSW as a lab animal tech. During her time-off she enjoys bike riding, bowling, and billiards. She is also a compost queen.
Ashley SKennel Manager
Ashley joined the Main Street team full-time in October, 2014. Ashley likes working here because she enjoys learning and wants to train to be a veterinary technician. Ashley's pets include Shiner, a boxer dog; a red-eared slider turtle named Koopa; and B.T. the box turtle. She enjoys spending time with her family, hiking in the dog park, and repurposing or redesigning objects found in the house.
Sarah has been working in the veterinary field since 2001. She works full time as kennel tech and vet tech assistant. Sarah has 2 dogs named Katrina and Butters, along with 5 cats. She loves working at Main Street because the staff works together for the same goals making sure the patients & clients are comfortable, and treating each pet as it were our own. She has been a volunteer for the Animal Rescue Foundation of Texas since 2012. She spends her spare time raising and fostering kittens. Sarah also enjoys watching movies and reading.