Dr.Emily MediciDVM, Diplomate ACVIM
Board Certified Specialist in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Emily Medici, DVM, DACVIM came to SLVS in the summer of 2011. She is originally from Baton Rouge, LA and received her DVM degree from the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. She practiced in a small animal private practice for two years before entering a small animal Internal Medicine residency at Oklahoma State University which she completed in 2009. She practiced for two years in Kansas in a specialty clinic before deciding she missed the South. Her areas of interest include endocrinology, infectious disease and gastroenterology.
Emily lives in Sugar Land with her husband, son and daughter as well as a bulldog, boxer and feisty cat. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time her family, running, and watching sports, especially LSU.
Dr.Jennifer GarciaDVM, Diplomate ACVIM
Dr. Garcia became part of the SLVS Internal team in 2011. She earned her DVM at Colorado State University, and did her internship in Small Animal Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. She brings with her a vast array of experience in the veterinary field, including working in private specialty practices, medical consulting, and medical writing. Her clinical interests include endocrinology, renal and hepatic diseases and endoscopy.
Dr. Garcia enjoys spending time with her husband and son, and working as a medical writer and editor. Despite the heat and mosquitos, she enjoys spending time outdoors, particularly in the Texas Hill Country whenever possible.
Kristina BrissonIM Lead Client Service Technician
Kristina has known all her life that she wanted to work in the veterinary field and started as a junior in high school. She worked at day practices as a technician and a receptionist and obtained her AAS at WCJC while working full time. She joined the SLVS team in 2013 as a Client Care Specialist and moved to the Internal Medicine team in late 2013, where she is enjoying the relationships she is forming with patients and their owners. At home, Kristina enjoys spending time with her husband and their 4-legged babies, which include 2 dogs and a Russian Tortoise – which were all rescues, as well as movies, bicycling, and backyard grilling.
Nancy ValdezLVTIM Veterinary Technician
Nancy has worked in the veterinary field for over 11 years, and obtained her RVT status from Lone Star College in 2004. She has lots of experience in general practice as well as emergency/critical care. Her main areas of interest include neonatal and geriatric care. Nancy enjoys spending her free time with her 2-legged and 4-legged family members, and she loves all outdoor activities – especially camping and fishing.
Zoey HoltryLVTIM Veterinary Technician
Zoey graduated from Blinn College and obtained her LVT in 2014. She joined the SLVS team in 2015 after working for 2 years at Texas A&M in the Small Animal Intensive Care Unit. She has a true passion for learning and making a difference in the critical care field. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, writing, playing video games, and watching sci-fi and fantasy TV shows. She shares her home in Angleton, TX with her boyfriend Jason, and their 3 rescue dogs (Sheldon Cooper, Lei Lei, and Shade) and her rambunctious cat Artemis.
Erin SziyIM Client Service Technician
Erin is a native of Sugar Land and earned her BS in Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University. She has several years’ experience in Research, Avian, and Exotic Medicine, and spent 3 years running a low-cost vaccination clinic for the local community. She decided to return to the quality medicine of specialty in 2013, when she joined the SLVS team in ICU, providing specialized care of pets hospitalized by all Sections of the hospital. She shares her life with 2 Amazon Parrots, 2 cats who were rescues, a German Shepherd (rescued and revived to a happy life) and her beloved husky-shepherd mix, Bentley (who was hit by . . . a Bentley). Her passion is animal rescue, specifically baby and young kittens.
Alison McGrathLVTIM Client Service Technician
Alison has always had a passion for animals, even from a young age. Eventually, this leads to the inevitable career path of becoming an 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 an 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