Sarah has been working in the animal care industry since 2009, and is currently studying towards becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Her special interests include surgery and animal behavior.
She has one dog, a miniature Australian Shepherd, with which she does obedience training and agility. In her spare time she enjoys knitting, weaving, thrift store shopping, horror movies, and a good IPA.
LeeAnn retired from the world of software development in 2008. To complement her passion for animals, she became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in order to start a “retirement career”. She has been with SSAH since June, 2012.
LeeAnn and her husband share their home with two cats and a Great Dane. When not working, LeeAnn enjoys sculling, traveling, snapping photos of wildlife, building bird houses, and spending as much time as possible outdoors with family and friends.
Janice has had a love of animals her entire life. With a successful career in Marketing Communications, Janice started her second career, by completing her vet tech training in 2007 and joining the staff at SSAH. She enjoys taking care of both our pet and people clients serving various roles at the clinic.
You will find her and her rescue dog Maggie, enjoying a walk around Lady Bird Lake and chasing squirrels at Redbud Isle whenever they can. Janice also enjoys the Texas Hill Country while in the saddle on her Arabian horse, Starr.
Niki began working at SSAH in February, 2014 as a kennel technician and is currently completing her Veterinary school prerequisites at the University of Texas at Austin.
She lives with a voluptuous Maine Coon and a (suspected) Corgi/Kelpie mix named after April Ludgate from Parks and Recreation. She can often be found hiking and swimming at the greenbelt, listening to live music, or using her cat as a pillow.
Rachel is the lead technician, she joined SSAH in 2010, after moving here from Ohio, where she volunteered at the city’s shelter and tended bar. She has a special interest in the Deaf community and obtained a certificate in American Sign at ACC.
Her current housemates include a Pit bull mix, a senile foster dog, a tabby cat and a tortoise. In the future she hopes to travel a lot, backpack and master the accordion.
Matthew is a veterinary technician and has been a member of the Spicewood Springs Animal Hospital team since 2013.
He is compassionate towards four legged friends of all kinds and is a proud father of two gorgeous canines, one a hound mix, the other a shar-pei/boxer mix. In his free time Matthew enjoys solving puzzles and binge watching a good Netflix series with his fiancé Lauren.
Sarah is the lead receptionist and bookkeeper, she has been with SSAH since 2006 and has worked in the animal care industry since 1999.
She and her husband have three dogs (Allie, Bowie, and Jett) and one cat (Matty) who wishes he was the only pet. In her free time Sarah enjoys traveling, gardening, and spending time with her family and friends.
Leonardo served as a medic in the army for 4 years, and has been working as a veterinary technician for 3 years.
Leonardo and his wife Erin are both animal lovers and have four pups they adore. Leonardo joined Spicewood Springs Animal Hospital on July 6 2015 and he thinks dachshunds are the best.
Brittany has been a kennel tech at SSAH since March 2015.
She has two cats, Patches and Aces and has recently adopted a cute puppy named Riley. In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors and watching Netflix with her husband Jeremy.
Kena is a veterinary technician and has been working with animals since 2004.
She enjoys kitten farming and hiking with her dogs. Apart from animals – she is keenly interested in medicine, history, epic poetry, antiquity, crafting, drawing, cycling and running.
She is the proud pet parent of 3 adorable rescues and thinks that rescues are the best breed.
Courtney Lipsitz Lizmi
Courtney is the practice manager at Spicewood Springs Animal Hospital. She graduated from University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Middle Eastern Studies. She moved to Houston to work at the Consulate General of Israel and then worked in Israel for two years. She returned to Austin in 2007 and decided to pursue her passion, working with animals. She began volunteering at Spicewood Springs and then joined the staff as a kennel/veterinary technician and has loved every minute. In her free time she hangs out with her husband and daughters, Daniel,Isabel and Ivy, two dogs, Kobe and Jeefa and two cats Loki and Mimi.
With a dog, a cat, two rats and three fish, it becomes quite obvious that Doug is a lover of animals. He has surrounded himself with animals of all types since he was a child, and has been working within the pet industry for well over 3 years. He started at SSAH as a Kennel Technician in August of 2015. Outside of work, he enjoys writing, drawing, and spending time outdoors.
Tammy has been in the veterinary field since 1998 and a certified technician since 2000. She was an oncology technician for 5 years. Tammy and her husband Ken, have two Australian cattle dogs, Sookie and Bill, and a cat, Princess Puddle Butts. They enjoy hiking with the dogs, traveling, being outdoor and scrapbooking.
A native Austinite, Brian Cordell has several years’ experience working with animals. He has been a kennel technician at SSAH since 2015.
Cassie has been volunteering at SSAH since August 2015, and she started working as a kennel technician and receptionist this year. In her free time, you can find her spending time with her family or spoiling her dog, Stella.