Sarah has worked in the animal care industry since 1998. She grew up in Houston and moved to Louisiana where she completed high school and then attended Southeastern Louisiana University. Sarah moved to Austin in January 2001 and started at SSAH in August 2006 as a receptionist. She eventually became the Lead Receptionist and Bookkeeper. Sarah enjoys spending time with her friends and family, including her husband and their two children. They have two dogs, two cats, and three chickens at home.
Lead Technician & Inventory/Equipment Manager
Sarah is a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She has been working in the animal care industry since 2009 and a part of the SSAH team since 2013. 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.
Social Media Director & Events Coordinator
Ali is a Fear Free certified veterinary technician. She joined Spicewood Springs Animal Hospital in October 2016 and has been involved with animal rescue since moving to Austin in 2011. She has two rescue dogs, Lucy and Justine, and has a sweet spot for all bully breeds. Outside of her work with SSAH, she is starting an organization to help temporarily care for pets of survivors of domestic violence.
Chastity started working with animals through her high school’s agriculture science class. Shortly after high school she began working in animal intake at an animal shelter which led her to becoming a veterinary receptionist at an emergency hospital in 2017. Chastity joined us at SSAH in 2019 and in 2022 became lead receptionist. She enjoys working with animals and helping educate people on proper pet care. She has one dog, named Bugsy, who is a shy couch potato. In Chastity’s free time she enjoys reading, movies and spending time near the water.
Naomi has been with Spicewood Springs Animal Hospital since 2018. She 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 two pugs, 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.
Aaron is new to the field of veterinary medicine, joining the reception team Spicewood Springs in Spring of 2021. Born and raised in Texas, he graduated from UT with a bachelor’s in East Asian Studies and a minor in Japanese. Previously he worked in Japanese restaurants in the Austin area and has developed a love for food and cooking. One day, he hopes to teach English overseas. Outside of work, Aaron enjoys games, studying language, and spending time with his cat Maria.
Abigail joined the Spicewood Springs family in 2020 and works as a veterinary technician. She has worked in the veterinary field all her life, first being introduced to it through wildlife rehabilitation volunteer work in her native Minnesota in her teens. She shares her home with Enola June, a rescue mutt extraordinaire, and two personable cats named Boy Cat and Momma Kitty. In her free time Abigail enjoys spending time with her pets and loved ones, knitting, cooking, and listening to true crime podcasts.
Alice is new to SSAH and works as a receptionist. She received a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology in 2011. She previously worked as a receptionist at a church and before that at a zoo. She has also volunteered at small farms, hostels, and an animal rescue. Alice is the proud auntie of two dogs, Ramona and Carrie. She enjoys reading, writing, exercise, art, and music.
Allie is a Fear Free-certified technician who has been with Spicewood Springs since 2016. At home she has three dogs: Eddie, Krueger, and Hyde; and one cat, Agnes, who rules the house. She is currently pursuing a veterinary technology degree, and is especially interested in clinical pathology. Allie’s favorite activities outside of work include outdoor adventures, art, and traveling — whether home to Maine or visiting new places.
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.
Becca is a receptionist and veterinary technician at SSAH. She joined this team in 2019 and has been working with animals since 2012. She has two cats, Sweet P and Catbot, and a dog, Carmel, who are all rescues. When she’s not at work, she loves gardening and hanging out with her pets at home.
Caitlin works as a veterinary technician at Spicewood Springs Animal Hospital. She previously worked with us as a receptionist from 2010-2016, and a kennel technician prior to that. She can also be found working at a local med-spa as an esthetician and laser technician. She has a bachelors in marketing/fashion merchandising and in her free time enjoys trying new restaurants, exploring the Austin outdoors, and naps. She and her partner Chris share their home with Maddox the pitbull, and Penny, a small terrier mix.
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.
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.
Tamil has been working with animals for over 20 years. She started with Spicewood Springs in 2021 and became Fear Free certified in 2022. Tamil is originally from Las Vegas, but has lived all over the country. She has a super sweet, one-eyed husky mix named Nico and a former street dog, lab mix named Mathis. In her free time, Tamil enjoys cooking, camping, drawing, traveling, and spending time with her boyfriend and his sons.
Tammy has been in the veterinary field since 1998 and a certified technician since 2000. She was an oncology technician for 5 years. Tammy started with Spicewood Springs in 2013, and she worked as our Lead Technician from 2017 through the end of 2022. Tammy and her husband Ken have two Australian cattle dogs, Storm and Trooper, and a cat, T’Challaa. They enjoy hiking with the dogs, traveling, being outdoors and scrap-booking.
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.
Zoe joined the Spicewood Springs team during the Texas freeze of 2021. They have been in the veterinary field since 2018, starting as an overnight receptionist at a local emergency clinic and making their way up to being an ER technician. They decided to make the transition to general practice to further expand their veterinary knowledge and become more familiar with animal wellness. They have one dog, Sir Andrew Maxwell Dwyer, who loves long walks, being the center of attention, and will always appreciate more treats.