Meet Our Care Team

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

Ken Parris

Ken Parris

Kennel Technician

Ken was born in Pasadena, Texas, but grew up in Magnolia. Living in this part of the country, Ken says, it was only natural for him to have horses, dogs, cats, a pet squirrel, a bird, chickens, and cows!

Ken works as a kennel technician at Western Hills Animal Medical and Surgical Clinic. He is responsible for keeping the clinic and kennel clean and safe for patients and boarders. Ken’s patience, knack for organization, ability to notice changes in an animal’s behavior or mood, and calming disposition makes him a natural for the position! He especially enjoys taking dogs out for walks and having some one-on-one time outdoors.

Sadie is Ken’s rescue dog. She loves to play in the water at Lake Conroe and Galveston. Ken’s oldest son is currently in college and wants to become an aviation engineer. Ken’s youngest son will graduate high school in 2015.

When he’s not at work, Ken likes to spend time with his friends at the lake for some fishing, or just enjoy the peace and quiet of the forest. He’s also been known to take a few turns around the dance floor!

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.

Kailee Surratt

Kailee Surratt

Receptionist

Thanks to her mother’s dog and cat allergies, Kailee grew up caring for other types of critters—she was no stranger to chickens, turkeys, and sugar gliders! Early on, she developed a passion for animal care that just wouldn’t quit. Kailee knew that a career in veterinary medicine was the only choice for her.

Kailee is a native of Houston and attended Texas A&M University to earn her degree in wildlife management. Following her internship with a conservation program at the Houston Zoo, she took a job at a family-owned moving and storage company. It wasn’t long before Kailee realized that something was missing: animals! She started volunteering with several wildlife rescue groups, then relocated to Willis and signed on with the Lake Conroe Veterinarians organization. Now, she’s a receptionist here at Western Hills Animal Medical and Surgical Clinic and couldn’t be happier!

Recently, Kailee joined a local wildlife rescue group called Friends of Texas Wildlife and gets to help with injured or baby animals’ care needs on a regular basis. When she isn’t giving her time to the organization or caring for pets here at the hospital, Kailee enjoys spending time at home with her own pets. She lives with Butterball, a cat who seeks out belly rubs whenever possible, and a dog named Lilah who prefers soaking up the morning sun by the window.

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 feisty Border collie mix, Miles.

Dr. Ashif Majeed

Dr. 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.

Casey White

Casey White

Receptionist, Kennel Technician

Raised on a cattle farm in Douglas County, Missouri, Casey has had a passion for animal care ever since she was a little girl. She remembers feeding calves from a bottle when she was very young, and knows that these early experiences left a permanent impression on her! Now, Casey is a full-time veterinary receptionist and kennel technician.

Casey worked in the retail industry for several years before starting her journey in veterinary medicine but always sensed that something was missing. As soon as she began her career with Lake Conroe Veterinarians, the puzzle felt complete! Casey particularly enjoys greeting clients and their pets at the front desk and loves jumping in to help out her fellow staff members when needed.

In her time away from the clinic, Casey enjoys fishing, hunting, riding four-wheelers, and horseback riding, which she’s been fond of since she was young. She lives with her husband and their two lovable dogs, Diesel and Zoey.

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

Maria

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

Bio coming soon.

Alyssa DeSisto

Alyssa DeSisto

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Olivia Holland

Olivia Holland

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Lee Owens

Lee Owens

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Brittany Rankin

Brittany Rankin

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