Jennifer CarpenterDiagnostic Imaging Lead Technician
Jennifer grew up in Katy, Texas, graduating from Taylor High School and attended University of Houston. Starting at a general veterinary practice, she has worked in the veterinary field since 1999. She came to SLVS in January 2008, joining the Diagnostic Imaging section where she has climbed to head technician and manager of the section. In March 2012, she completed the studies and satisfied the requirements for Certificate of Completion in Advanced Imaging from the Academy of Veterinary Imaging. She enjoys all modalities but has a love for ultrasound. She is launching mobile ultrasound, a new service offered by Sugar Land Veterinary Specialists.
Sheila BeutellMRI Veterinary Technician
Sheila worked in human Radiology for over 25 years after graduating from the University of Akron. After she retired, she started her career at SLVS in the beginning of 2008. Sheila has a love for all animals and is presently the MRI Technologist. She has had retired racers for over 22 years and is very involved with Greyhound Pets of America-Houston.
Maverick PittsDiagnostic Imaging Technician
Maverick graduated from the Vet Tech Institute of Houston in 2016 with an Associates in Applied Science. Before he graduated he did a 2 month externship at SLVS where he rotated through the departments and fell in love with the Diagnostic Imaging section and was then hired onto their team shortly after. He grew up in Richmond, Texas where he has lived all his life. He currently only has one pet, a wirehaired terrier named Brittle that he raised from birth while he was in his schooling to become a vet tech as part of his education.
Megan CamusDiagnostic Imaging Technician
Megan grew up in Austin, TX where she graduated from high school in 2011. She went on to graduate from Texas State University with honors where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in General Studies. Her first job was working in general practice as a kennel technician in Austin, TX in 2009. Megan recently moved to the Sugar Land area and is ready to learn and grow at SLVS. She has 3 pets of her own. A dog named Charlie and 2 cats named Meow Meow and Tigger.
Tynalea BarrettoDiagnostic Imaging Technician
Tynalea Barretto graduated from Tomball College Veterinary technician program in 2003. She went on to work in general practice before transitioning to working in emergency medicine. She has enjoyed working in many different speciality areas over the years such as ophthalmology, surgery and dentistry. Tynalea joined SLVS in 2016 in our Diagnostic Imaging section. She has recently completed the Academy of Veterinary Imaging and now has a certificate of completion for abdomen ultrasound. She has recently taken responsibility of assisting in treating the I-131 cats. She is well experienced in working anxious cats and making them more comfortable. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons.
Alison McGrathDiagnostic Imaging Technician
Alison has always had a passion for animals, even from a young age. Eventually this lead to the inevitable career path of becoming a LVT. Alison recently graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at PIMA Medical institute in February 2018, with honors. Before graduating she did a 6 week externship with SLVS rotating through the different sections, this allowed her to experience what each section had to offer, and she quickly fell in love with Internal Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging. In March 2018 Alison officially joined SLVS as a Diagnostic Imaging/Internal Medicine technician with hopes of complete her state board and becoming a LVT. In her spare time Alison enjoys reading, watching movies, and traveling. Alison shares her household with her husband and 3 dogs: Luca, Hagrid, and Dublin
Megan was born in Houston, TX and shortly after her family moved to Baton Rouge, LA. She has always had pets and a love for all animals. Currently, she is working on her bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in chemistry at the University of Houston. During the semester, she stays pretty busy with studying and attending Pre-Veterinary Student Association events. While during her semester breaks she really enjoys traveling, going to the beach, and spending time with friends and family. She has the sweetest longhair Chihuahua, Tiny, and takes him almost everywhere with her. Here at Sugar Land Veterinary Specialists, Tiny is pretty well known for his Spicy attitude. Megan began her career at Sugar Land Veterinary Specialists in 2015, coming to us with a few years of vet assistant experience in general practice. She currently works part time as an assistant in the Diagnostic Imaging section at Sugar Land Veterinary Specialists, and she fell in love with the specialty side of vet medicine. Her long term goal is to become a Veterinarian, complete an internship and residency, and eventually become a Veterinary Specialist.