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, her dog, Jeefa and Rupert, and cat, Mimi.


Sarah is the lead receptionist and bookkeeper.  She has been with SSAH since 2006 and has worked in the animal care industry for almost 20 years.
She enjoys spending time outdoors, gardening and traveling with her husband Mike and their son Grayson.
They have two dogs and a cat-Allie, Bowie and Matty.


Tammy is the lead technician at Spicewood Springs.  She 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 outdoors and scrap-booking.



Sarah is the kennel manager at SSAH, and a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She has been working in the animal care industry since 2009. Her special interests include surgery, dentistry, and animal behavior. Constantly striving to provide the best level of care for our patients, Sarah is also Fear Free® certified and PennHIP certified.

She has one dog, a miniature Australian Shepherd, with which she does obedience training and agility. In her spare time, she enjoys knitting, sewing, cooking, and true crime documentaries.


Ali works as a receptionist, veterinary technician and social media manager at SSAH. She has worked at SSAH since October 2016 and has been involved with animal rescue since moving to Austin in 2011. She has two rescue dogs herself, Lucy and Justine and has a sweet spot for all bully breeds.


Originally from Maine, Allie relocated to Austin in 2012. She has a six-year-old border collie mix, Eddie, and a long-haired tortie named Agnes. She joined Spicewood Springs Animal Hospital in 2016 and serves as a veterinary technician. In her spare time she enjoys art, music, and the outdoors.


Amanda has been in the veterinary field since 1998. She originally joined Spicewood Springs Animal Hospital as a receptionist in 2016, briefly moved to Houston, then returned to us this year. She shares her home with two chihuahuas and two cats. Amanda is also a student, an avid Netflixer, an enthusiast of all things rainbow and unicorn.

Andrea Andrea

Andrea joined the SSAH family in June 2015 as a receptionist and veterinary assistant. She possesses a passion for animal welfare and building rapport with people and pets alike.

She is the proud pet parent of 3 adorable rescues and thinks that rescues are the best breed.


Becca is a receptionist as well as a veterinary technician at SSAH. She is new to this team, having joined in 2019 but has been working with animals since 2012. She has two cats and a dog,  who are all rescues. When she’s not at work, she loves gardening and hanging out with her pets at home.



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.


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.


Francesca has been with SSAH since 2017 working as a receptionist and veterinary technician. She started out at the ASPCA after finishing university, which solidified her passion for animals. In her free time, she enjoys archery, theater, and grilled cheese sandwiches.


Kerrie joined Spicewood Springs Animal Hospital as a veterinary technician in 2016. She is originally from Boston, MA, and attended the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque before moving to Austin. Kerrie shares her home with CiCi the shih tzu, and two cats: Flannagan and Ariel. In her spare time Kerrie enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and friends, and playing pickleball.


Leo has been a veterinary technician for seven years, taking a break from 2010–2014 while serving in the United States Army as a combat medic. He has worked in veterinary general practice, emergency, and neurology. Leo has a daughter, whom he adores, and two dogs: Athena, a chiweenie, and Isis, a shepherd mix. He enjoys going on walks with his daughter and pups. Leo has worked at Spicewood Springs since 2015.  On his personal time Leo is a dedicated D&D gamer.


Naomi has been working with animals since high school when she started volunteering at the Austin Human Society. Animals have always been her passion. She currently has one pup, two cats, a green cheek conure and a cockatiel. Right now Naomi is working on getting her Vet Tech Certification but her ultimate goal is marine biology and working with rescuing and rehabilitating marine life.


Thomas joined the Spicewood Springs Animal Hospital team of veterinary technicians in 2019. He has prior experience working with critical patients in a local animal shelter. In his free time, Thomas enjoys spending time with his family, including two pups, and fishing.


Bridgette is a receptionist and veterinary technician who joined Spicewood Springs in 2019. Her passions include working with animals, creating art, and fitness.