Katy HendersonICU Manager
Katy has been in the veterinary field since 2010 and joined the SLVS team in 2013. After much hard work, in 2015 she became the ICU Manager. When not taking care of everyone else’s 4-legged babies, she spends her time with her 2 daughters, dogs and cat. Her daughters are active 4-H members which they raise show pigs. Her family usually spends time outdoors, in water recreation or volunteering.
Gerri PrittLVTICU Veterinary Technician
Gerri grew up in the Houston area (mostly Kingwood) and graduated high school in 2009. She then graduated from the Vet Tech Institute in August of 2013 and became a licensed veterinary technician in March 2014. Gerri is currently attending Tarleton State University to get her Bachelors of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. She has 1 cat, Lucy, and she is her world! Animals have always had a special place in Gerri’s heart and she couldn't imagine doing anything else. She spends her free time with family and friends.
Malloy RiosLVTICU Veterinary Technician
Malloy grew up in Houston and graduated from high school in 2012. She attended the Vet Tech Institute of Houston in 2015 and fell in love with the world of veterinary medicine. She is now an LVT and began working with the incredible ICU team here at SLVS in September of 2017. One of her dreams is to work with the exotic animals at the Animal Kingdom theme park in Walt Disney World. Her hobbies include playing video games, collecting Disney merchandise, drawing, and spending time with her boyfriend and their dog, Brittle.
Yvette GarzaLVTICU Veterinary Technician
Yvette was born in South Texas (Rio Grande Valley), raised in Northern California, and Mexico. She has always had a passion towards animals and shortly after graduation high school in The Valley she decided to move to Houston, and enroll in the Vet Tech Institute of Houston. She recently graduated with her Associate of Applied Science Degree, and obtained her LVT in 2016. Yvette started working at SLVS in December of 2016 in our ICU section. Outside of work Yvette enjoys music, art, nature, and spending time with her boyfriend (Hayden) and 2 cats (Pickles and Ozzy). Her dream/goal is to travel as much as life will allow her.
Gissel RijoLVTICU Veterinary Technician
Gissel is a native Texan, born and raised in Aleif she graduated from Elsik High School in 2013. Gissel then attended University of Texas at San Antonio for 2 years studying Biology. She then realized, that what she really wanted to work with animals, and quickly enrolled in Vet Tech Institute of Houston where she graduated in December 2018 (with a 4.0 GPA). Gissel performed her externship at SLVS and immediately fell in love with our ICU section, upon completion of her externship she was hired full time.
Ashley GaddisICU Veterinary Technician
Ashley is a transplant here to the great state of Texas from northern Ohio where she was born and spent the majority of her life. She graduated from Sandusky St. Mary Central Catholic High School in 2014 and was accepted into the University of Findlay (OH). Ashley studied Criminal Justice Administration and Sociology but her passion and love for sports (especially baseball) took her to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex where she spent 4 years. In that time, she began her career in veterinary medicine. Ashley spent two years working in general daytime practice before taking the leap to emergency and critical care medicine where she spent another two years. (Her experience there also included extensive work with exotics and wildlife, two of the things she greatly enjoys). Ashley moved to southeast Houston (League City) after purchasing a home with her boyfriend Ryan. Ashley interviewed with the SLVS team in December of 2017 and shortly after, excitedly accepted an overnight (she's definitely not a morning person!) technician position in the Intensive Care Unit. There they share their home with 5 cats (Maverick, Max, Orbit, Astro and their 'hurricane baby' Cane), Italian Greyhound Zeus (more affectionately known as 'Pants'), Yorkshire Terrier Nellie and, of course, a snake and a hedgehog. When Ashley isn't working, she enjoys spending time at home with both her boyfriend and her pets, attending sporting events, traveling and explaining to everyone how Greyhounds are perfect in every way, especially the little Iggies.
Tliani DeVriesLVTICU Veterinary Technician
Tilani spent her school years in Houston and her summers in American Samoa with her mom’s family. Tilani graduated from The Vet Tech Institute in 2010 and passed her VTNE/State exams in 2011. She started off her career in veterinary medicine in small animal day practice. In 2018 Tilani joined the SLVS Intensive Care Unit section starting her career in specialty medicine. Tilani and her husband Ronnie have fostered for Shaggy Dog rescue since 2012. Tilani, an avid Astros fan has even traveled out of state to watch her team play. In her spare time Tilani, enjoys traveling with her three-legged “foster failure” Watson on road trip in their van turned camper.