Meet Our Care Team

Our team is passionate about pet care and dedicated to taking the absolute best care of your furry best friend.

Regina Perry

Regina Perry

Bookkeeper

During high school, Regina worked for a veterinarian in Tomball, Texas, and loved every minute of it. After attending college for business management and accounting, she began working at Western Hills in May of 2012 as the Office Manager, where she adores interacting with four-legged patients every day!

Regina does a bit of everything around the office: bookkeeping and accounting, customer service, reception, kennel help, human resources work, and the occasional dog catcher! She enjoys watching surgeries and seeing the recovery of the patient along with the relief on family members’ faces.

At home, Regina has a large animal family—five horses, four dogs, four house cats and three barn cats! In her spare time, Regina likes watching a good barrel race or bull ride, fishing, photography, and spending time in her garden. When it’s too hot to be outside, she enjoys painting, sewing, and being creative in any way she can.

Mary Ehrman

Mary Ehrman

Veterinary Technician

Mary’s family moved to Montgomery County when she was an infant, and she’s been here ever since. After bringing her own pet to Western Hills Animal Medical and Surgical Clinic, she was offered a position and enthusiastically accepted. Now she’s worked at Western Hills as a Veterinary Technician for over 17 years!

Mary says that a career in animal care just seemed like the natural thing for her to do—she’s always had a sensitive spot for animals, especially since they can’t speak for themselves. At the clinic, she works in every aspect, including the exam rooms, triage, nursing care, the lab, kennels, and even the reception area! She especially likes surgeries and fixing whatever has gone wrong.

When she’s not at the clinic, Mary can be found working in her yard, gardening, fishing, and spending time with her family. She has two dogs: Gidget, a little Chihuahua with the attitude of a diva princess, and Bailey, her excitable, always into something Labrador Retriever rescue puppy.

Anne DeShetler

Anne DeShetler

Veterinary Technician

Anne has felt a special bond with animals ever since she was a young girl. By working as a Veterinary Technician, she’s able to spend time with the pets she loves so much while ultimately bettering the lives of animal owners and their companions!

Anne is originally from Colorado. She began college as an education major but started to consider animal care after hearing fascinating stories from her cousin, who was training to become a veterinarian. Anne eventually secured a job at the clinic where her cousin worked, and before long she was hooked—she decided to change her major to animal science and become a veterinary professional herself! Anne completed her animal science degree in Louisiana, then moved to Texas to expand her career as a Veterinary Technician.

Here at the hospital, Anne is particularly fond of critical-care work and seeing puppies and kittens grow and mature over the years. Most of all, she loves forming lasting relationships with the area’s pet owners and their beloved animal friends.

Outside of her interests in the veterinary world, Anne likes practicing building and landscape photography, spending time with her family, and enjoying the company of her American Bulldog, Cade.

Ashif Majeed

Ashif Majeed

Technician/Trainee

Ever since he can remember, Dr. Ashif Majeed has been fascinated by animals, medicine, and science. Working in the animal care field gives him a window into the true diversity of nature, ultimately allowing him to serve his fellow man by providing top-notch care for pets!

Dr. Majeed was originally inspired to become a veterinarian by a close friend of his. He studied veterinary medicine in Pakistan and then worked as a licensed veterinary practitioner in Dubai, where he served in a mixed-practice hospital and focused mostly on treating large animals. He particularly likes surgery, pregnancy cases, and diagnostic work.

Although he doesn’t currently own any pets, Dr. Majeed used to have a pigeon, a parrot, a rabbit, and even a lamb. He and his wife live with their two sons and a daughter. In his spare time, Dr. Majeed enjoys reading and is especially fond of historical texts and research articles.

Tallecia Hill

Tallecia Hill

Veterinary Technician

Tallecia used to work in a feed store, and realized she was selling deworming and medical products for illnesses she didn’t fully understand herself. She ended up studying veterinary technology in order to have her questions answered! Now Tallecia cares for pets every day as a Veterinary Technician.

Originally from Magnolia, Tallecia attended Lone Star College-Tomball to earn her degree in veterinary technology. Here at the clinic, she’s particularly fond of performing blood draws and examining pathogen samples under the microscope.

Tallecia lives in Hockley with her two pets, Simon and Maddie. When she isn’t spending time with them or tending to the needs of the area’s pets here at the hospital, Tallecia enjoys growing tadpoles and making her own jewelry—she’s even sold some of her pieces!

Courtney Kaaz

Courtney Kaaz

Assistant Office Administrator

Courtney’s passion for rehabilitating animals has led to a satisfying career in the veterinary medicine field. Courtney has spent countless hours bottle feeding cats, goats, and sheep who needed regular nourishment to survive. She has also worked with equine rescue groups, giving neglected horses a second chance to thrive. After seeing animals’ lives changed through skilled, compassionate care, Courtney realized that a veterinary medicine career was the right choice for her. She wants to keep contributing to animals’ good health for many years to come!

Born in Kentucky, Courtney lived there and in Illinois until she was 15 years old when her family moved to Texas. After completing high school, Courtney became quite interested in the veterinary field. Courtney enrolled at Lone Star Community College in Tomball, Texas; and she soon earned her Certified Veterinary Assistant credential. Courtney then enrolled in the college’s Veterinary Technician program, working as a horse trainer while she learned essential veterinary care skills.

For the past ten years, Courtney has enjoyed working as a veterinary technician and manager. After previously working at Western Hills Animal Medical & Surgical Clinic, Courtney is happy to be back where she belongs. She loves educating clients about their pets’ health care, and she also delights in experiencing each client’s journey with their pet. Courtney feels a special appreciation for her coworkers, as they each play a major role in clients’ and patients’ positive experiences.

On occasion, Courtney finds herself in the exam rooms, where she thoroughly enjoys seeing the playful puppies and kittens who arrive for their new patient exams. Courtney also loves seeing the results of patients’ dental cleanings, as she knows those beloved pets will be much more comfortable and will have a better quality of life.

Away from the hospital, Courtney enjoys life with her husband, James, and their family. Courtney and James are active members of the nearby Lonestar Cowboy Church, which positively influences their life.

Courtney treasures her four stepchildren and daughter. Kade is a musician, in whom she is continually amazed by his ability to play several instruments, teach others to play, and write music. Tanner plays the guitar and is active in church while finishing school. Seth plays saxophone, guitar, football, and basketball while attending school in Montgomery. Jenna is into basketball, Girl Scouts, and swim team. Stephanie is learning gymnastics and loves to ride her pony in parades and looks forward to more adventuresome trail riding. When she is ready, they may go out with the local riding club, the Yeehaw Sisterhood, from time to time, like her mommy used to do.
Courtney and James have two much-loved equine family members. Rose, the family’s horse, is learning to trail ride. Courtney’s young daughter, Stephanie, loves to ride Jewel, her sweet pony.
Courtney’s household also includes two canine family members. Honey, the family’s rescued golden retriever/Chow Chow/coyote mix, serves as an intensely loyal companion and a formidable guard dog; and Zeus, their aging pug, has quite a repertoire of tricks, but also has an insatiable appetite for anything he sees…whether it’s food or not.

Both feline family members are also rescued pets. Biscuit, the family’s indoor cat, absolutely thrives on love and attention. On the other hand, Monk is definitely an outdoor cat who greatly enjoys his freedom. While Monk has no intentions of living inside, he’s a smart kitty who enjoys a good meal and a scratch behind the ears when he does come home.

Barbara Anne

Barbara Anne

Pet Groomer

Barbara says she became a pet groomer so she could do her part in helping pets live happier, healthier lives. She’s been grooming since she was 18 years old, and hasn’t looked back since!

Born in Illinois, Barbara moved to Kansas when she was still a baby. At the age of seven, her family moved to Texas. She answered a newspaper ad to get her first grooming job, where she still grooms pets two days a week. In 2007, Barbara even started her own mobile grooming business called Groom and Zoom.

Barbara has two daughters who love to dance and spend time outdoors. The family also has four dogs and three cats, all of whom keep Barbara very busy! When time permits outside of work, Barbara enjoys playing softball and basketball but is quick to mention that her first love will always be photography.

Maria Fuentes

Maria Fuentes

Veterinary Assistant

Maria was born and raised in Snow Hill, North Carolina. Her father worked at a hog farm and started taking her with him when she was four years old. It was this event that helped eventually bring her into the veterinary industry. “Growing around chickens, goats, horses, dogs, cats, and ducks made me more curious about how animals lived and saw a veterinarian come and visit every once in a while made me start thinking about that as a career.” When she was eight, she helped a mama goat give birth and even had to assist with positioning the baby for an easier birth! “That was the day I decided to go into the veterinary field.”

Maria went to school at the Vet Tech Institute of Houston and completed her schooling online to earn her Associate’s degree. Her passion is being in the lab!

Maria’s passion is her sons, Alonso and Isaac. She loves working with animals, but her favorite is farm animals as that’s what she grew up with!

Brandi Arning

Brandi Arning

Brandi was born in Conroe, TX and raised in Willis, TX.

Growing up loving all animals, she’s been in FFA since 9th grade. Once she got in, she entered the fast track program to become a CVA.

Even though her mom said no, she spent her life bringing stray animals home. In 2005, she got her first puppy and was hooked! This was the moment she decided to spend her life dedicated to veterinary medicine. She was intrigued by vaccinations and the veterinary industry in general.

“I enjoy interacting with my clients when they come into the clinic. I love helping team member when I can and learning new things constantly.”

Her dog Shiner was rescued from the side of the road, and she loves her dearly. She also shares a home with her Balinese, Bella, who is 11-years-old.

In her spare time, she loves riding four-wheelers, horseback riding and barrel racing, and dirt track race cars. Sprint cars are her favorite because she used to build and drive them with her dad.

Alyssa DeSisto

Alyssa DeSisto

Kennel Tech

Meet our amazing kennel tech, Alyssa! She was born in Conroe, TX and has moved around a little bit before finding her way to us.

She has always had an interest in the medical field and knew she wanted to be a doctor. She has always loved animals. Working at Lake Conroe Vets is the beginning of her story. She knew she always wanted to work with animals and working here has cemented that for her.

Her favorite part of her job is interacting with all of our wonderful clients. She loves meeting so many interesting people and spending quality time with the companions that are boarded with us!

At home, she has two dogs – Paisley and Sassy! In her spare time, she likes to read and watch scary movies!

Olivia Holland

Olivia Holland

Receptionist

Meet our awesome receptionist, Olivia! Another awesome human from Montgomery County!

Why did she want to be in the veterinary industry? “When I was a baby, still just crawling, I took off down the road when my mom took my brother inside over a scraped knee or cup of water. When she found me, a pack of neighborhood dogs, 4 or 5 of them, were surrounding me and protecting me. I’ve wanted to help animals all of my life. I share a special bond with them.”

After volunteering at Vista Veterinary Hospital, she found her way to the Lake Conroe team, and we’re so happy to have her. Plus, she loves spending her days doing what she loves. She loves greeting patients and clients as they walk in, using her friendliness to set the tone for the entire visit. She also loves holding our patients to let them know everything will be okay.

At home, she has Belle – a hyper little puppy who likes to play and cuddle. She is also learning to listen to Olivia’s two-year-old who loves to boss her around! In her spare time, she loves pleasure writing. She handwrote a 137-page book in junior high and is working on another story now. She also loves photography and scrapbooking her daughter’s life.

Lee Owens

Lee Owens

Lee grew up in a small town in Arkansas. In a previous life, Lee served four years active duty in the Army Military Intelligence Airborne Unit!

Lee fell in love with the veterinary industry when our of the country serving in the military when he would help catch animals for spay and neuter in Honduras. He believes that pets are much better companions when they’re spayed and neutered.

At the clinic, Lee helps draw blood, dental health, and loves meeting new puppies and kittens!

Amanda Chavana

Amanda Chavana

Receptionist

Amanda is from Montgomery, Texas and went to Montgomery schools from pre-k to high school! She is now attending Lone Star College to earn her Associate’s Degree in science.

Ever since she was a little girl, she has had a passion for rescuing and helping animals. She’s so excited to learn more about animals so she can help them in the future.

Her first experience in the veterinary industry came on a high-fenced ranch in Huntsville, TX where she was able to watch the veterinarian interact with all breeds of animals.

Amanda has a passion for radiology and loves to see things from a different perspective. When families are worried about their pets, she’s proud to be able to help.

Her dog Jessie likes to cuddle up on the couch and give hugs. Her other dog, Sadie, prefers to go to the dog park or for a run around the neighborhood. Her kitten, Elle, is very mischievous and loves to get into new things.

In her spare time, she loves doing crafts or taking her dogs on adventures with her!

Katie Pratt

Katie Pratt

Kennel Tech Assistant

Meet our amazing Kennel Tech Assistant, Katie! She was born and raised in Texas and has lived in Waco, Fort Worth, and the Houston area.

She entered the veterinary field because “animals will always be a huge part of my life and caring for them means a lot to me. I believe they should be cared for as humans would be cared for, and not enough people treat them correctly.” She started working in the veterinary industry to show her love for animals while also trying to become more familiar with medicine. This will be a bridge to her nursing career.

She was originally part of clinical rotations in a med science class at Montgomery HS when she was first introduced to Western Hills Animal Medical & Surgical Center, and she loved the staff. We’re so happy she joined the team!

In addition to meeting all of the awesome animals that come to see us, she also loves taking the dogs out for walks because she loves being outside. Plus, working with the doctors gives her a chance to learn something new every day.

At home, she spends time with Mr. Binx, her Tuxedo cat that is a little lover.

She loves being social and hanging out with friends. She also really enjoys being active and being outdoors because she knows it’s good for her. She made a 4.0 GPA in her first semester of college and continues to achieve all As moving forward!

Madison La Sell

Madison La Sell

Receptionist

Meet our amazing receptionist, Madison! She was born and raised in College Station, Texas, and is currently a second-year biology major student at Sam Houston State University with the hopes of working with wildlife rehabilitation. She has been riding horses since the age of 5 and has been working with exotics since the age of 9.

She got into the veterinary world because the natural world and its creatures are fascinating to her. She has always been the one to search for any creatures in need, whether it’s befriending a stray kitten or rescuing a tiny bee from the pool.

Here at the clinic, Madison will work at the front desk, learning our software, and the communication processes necessary for a successful workplace.

At home, Madison has one fur baby that means everything to her. Nash is a 2.5-year-old Fawn Boxer who loves attention and stealing hearts. His tongue is always out, especially when he’s relaxing or sleeping because life is better this way.

Madison is proud to earn Honor Roll each semester and loves learning so that she can educate others. She looks forward to her growth opportunities at Lake Conroe Vets!

Tracy Taylor

Tracy Taylor

Receptionist

Meet our amazing receptionist, Tracy! She was born in Montgomery and grew up on a farm with cows, horses, goats, and a donkey!

Tracy says she became interested in working in the veterinary field because of her daughter, “She loves animals more than she loves me.”

Tracy has been a country girl since birth, and this will be her first experience working with animals as a healthcare professional. She’s ready for something new and exciting!

In her role her, she’ll work at reception to make sure all visits to our clinic are happy visits!

She has two horses of her own – a paint horse (Bo) and an Arabian mix (Jace). She also has a dog that is one half American Bulldog and another unknown mix named Patches.

When she’s not at work, she loves to sing, trailride, and spend time with her kids.

Caitlyn Caldwell

Caitlyn Caldwell

Kennel Tech Assistant

Meet our amazing Kennel Tech Assistant, Caitlyn!

She is from a small town in Hill county and recently joined our team! After high school, she began to pursue her passion for science and the veterinary medicine at the Texas A&M school for animal science.

She describes herself as having a deep, and even weird passion for animals. She grew up as an only child on a ranch and spent most of her time with animals. Today, she works for the Lake Conroe Vets and is about to graduate, hopefully entering Texas A&M’s veterinary school!

At work, she enjoys doing ear cytology type stuff, and drawing blood and assisting in the laboratory.

At home, she has a dog named Gryfin, a cat named Gracie, and two rambunxious ferrets named Oliver and Goose. She also enjoys archery, cacti and succulents, and tending to her garden which is full of tomatoes and peppers.

Kay

Kay

Bio coming soon.