MaryBeth Soto, CVPM
Practice manager MaryBeth Soto, CVPM, has worked at Main Street Veterinary Hospital since 1997 and has been in the veterinary field since 1986. She earned the distinction of CVPM (Certified Veterinary Practice Manager) in October 2011. MaryBeth says she loves working with the people and pets here at Main Street, which represents the best of both worlds to her. She adds that the people she works with are 'awesome' and considers them to be a very talented, professional and knowledgeable group. 'I know that when a pet comes into Main Street we offer the best for that pet with a caring heart,' she says.
Beyond her work here at Main Street Veterinary Hospital, MaryBeth loves spending time with her family: three grown children, two wonderful grandsons and two beautiful granddaughters. She also enjoys spending time with her pets and scrapbooking her and her family's adventures. Lifelong learning is also important to MaryBeth and she is currently taking courses at a local college.
Angie El Gamrani, LVT
Angie El Gamrani, LVT, 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.
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.' Shannon spends his free time biking, hiking, camping, and canoeing. He also enjoys rebuilding hotrods and other classic cars, is an avid archer, and a member of the Dallas Dart League. Shannon also designs and builds vivariums. He shares his home with a three-legged dog named Nubs.
Sarah QuinnKennel Manager
Sarah Quinn 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.
Heather McCarthy, CVA
Heather McCarthy, CVA, 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 Stafford 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.'
Veterinary Technician Jeffrey Pelletier has worked at Main Street Veterinary Hospital since 2004. His position at Main Street Vet allows him to work with and help the animals he loves. Jeffrey, a mountain biking and running enthusiast, enjoys aquatic gardening, aquascaping and keeping tropical fish. He shares his home with terrier-mix Pogo, and a ball python named Snake-a-tron.
Ayah Istambouli, CVA II
Veterinary Technician Ayah Istambouli has been part of our team since September of 2014. She is certified through the Texas Veterinary Medical Association as a Level II Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA II) and has been working with animals for the past five years. Ayah says, 'I love working at a hospital that practices high-quality medicine and truly cares about patients'well-being. I trust this hospital with my own pets.' Ayah has five cats (one of whom is named Rumpelstiltskin.) three dogs, three birds, a reptile and two fish tanks. When she is not caring for our patients or spending time with her own pets, she enjoys 'mudding,' basketball and watching movies.
Amber Stout 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 Branski 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.
Amy Martin began working at Main Street in March 2016. She works at a vet tech and does the social media marketing & bookkeeping as well. She graduated from Baylor with a degree in Business Management and a minor in Mandarin. She has a goldendoodle named Moose and a tabby named Mozart. Her favorite part about working here is the continued learning environment. Amy spends her free time running, traveling, taking pictures, and spending time with her husband and family.
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.
Alex the Great
Alex began working at Main Street in April 2018. She is originally from Atlanta, Georgia. She has a Pom-Papillon mix named Zuree (Zuree also has her own Instagram account @itx_zuree) Alex pursued animal medicine because she wants to help those without a voice. The best feeling for her is when an animals walk in sick and are able to leave feeling better with a wagging tail full of happiness. Her hobbies include mixing music, playing PS4, and making trips back home to Atlanta.
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.
Rebekah Curtis has been working part-time as a Kennel Attendant at Main Street Veterinary Hospital since May of 2014. She enjoys her work here because she loves taking care of animals. When she is not busy caring for our patients and boarding guests, Rebekah spends time with her dogs: Tank, a Blue Heeler; Rex, a Labrador; and Ranger, a mixed breed. Rebekah also has two horses, Gunner and Rango, and enjoys going to rodeos.
Kylie Fisher, our Kennel Manager, began working at Main Street since February 2018. She has a dog named Scooby and a cat named Chili. She enjoys working at Main Street because of the high-quality care. She also enjoys getting to know the pets and their owners. During her free time, she likes to spend time with friends, family, and her significant other. She also enjoys playing video games, watching tv, listening to podcasts, and traveling to new places.
Groomer Maria Petrak has more than thirty years of experience. She joined Main Street Veterinary Hospital in 2001 and says that her job 'completes the picture' after pets receive great care in the hospital. Maria owns a small ranch and spends much of her time outside of work taking care of her animals. Her menagerie includes six horses and a large flock of Marans chickens. In whatever spare time she has, she raises Pembroke Welsh Corgis and shows them in American Kennel Club conformation events. She also raises miniature donkeys and rides reining horses in competitions.
Kennel Attendant Ashley Furman 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. Ashley enjoys spending time with her family, hiking in the dog park, and repurposing or redesigning objects found in the house.