Danielle has been with Washington Heights Veterinary Clinic since 2012. She graduated from the University of Houston with dual majors in Biophysics/Biochemistry and Chemistry. She has since returned to school and is working towards her nurse anesthetist degree. Danielle has spent a majority of her professional career in customer service. She strives to provide knowledgeable, compassionate, and quality care to patients and their owners. What she finds most rewarding about the years spent at WHVC are the many wonderful relationships she has formed with the people/pets we serve. She strives to ensure that every experience you have with us is an outstanding one. In her free time, Danielle enjoys running, biking, and traveling.
Stephanie has found herself right at home since joining the WHVC family in June of 2018. Prior to moving to Houston in 2016, she gained animal experience around the globe, including supervising a kennel in Edinburgh, Scotland, and shadowing veterinarians at Oregon State University. Stephanie is passionate about helping owners provide excellent care for their furry and not-so furry creatures, great and small. She also loves managing a team of animal-lovers dedicated to making an impact on pet’s lives. In her spare time, Stephanie can be found chasing around her dogs Cleo and Tut, hiking and bouldering, playing showtunes on piano, or watching really weird indie films.
Dawn has been with us since we opened in February of 2009; her visit and skill set helped us open the practice. She has been a veterinary technician since 2000. She has two dogs, Ripley and Lola, and a kitty named Tawdry. Her lifelong passion has been taking care of sick and injured animals.
Chava is from Querataro City, Mexico. He has a doctor of veterinary medicine from the University of Querataro. From 1991 to 1994 he worked as a veterinarian in Mexico, focusing on reproduction in dairy cows. He moved to the United States in 1994. Since then he has been working with small animals. His work ranged from kennel attendant, to technician, technician manager, and administrator. Outside of work he enjoys mountain biking, lifting weights, running, cycling, tennis, soccer, hiking, reading, snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, and watching movies.
Patricia Olmos, LVT
Patricia graduated from the Vet Tech Institute of Houston in 2011. She has been a part of the WHVC team since 2013. She enjoys working at WHVC because she feels everyone is easy to work with and is very compassionate with everyone that walks through the door, especially those on four legs. She has a Chihuahua named Milkyway and she enjoys fishing with her husband in her free time.
Deisy loves the instant satisfaction she feels from helping a pet and it’s family feel better. She joined the veterinary industry in 2016 after graduating from the Vet Tech Institute and shortly joined our team after. She currently has three dogs of her own so she can truly understand how important it is to want our pets to be healthy.
Yoselin Lopez, LVT
While attending school for interior design, Yoselin quickly realized she was pursuing the wrong profession. Yoselin’s true passion was caring for animals so she transferred from HCC to the Vet Tech Institute. Yoselin has 4 cats, Yoki, Muffin, Kimmy, Luke and a dog named Loki. She loves reading, drawing, arts/ crafts and food. She was born in El Salvador and moved to Houston at the age of 13 where she has been living ever since.
Wendy enjoys working in the veterinary field because helping animals feel better has been a passion of hers since elementary school. She joined the veterinary industry after graduating from the Vet Tech Institute of Houston in May of 2018. She has a Boston Terrier named Willy and two cats named Sabrina & Siamese. Outside of the veterinary industry, she loves going on nature runs, hiking, exercising, and reading books!
After 20 years in business management, Jeremy realized he wanted to make a more positive difference in the world. He graduated from Vet Tech Institute of Houston in May 2018. He enjoys working at WHVC because everyone here is very passionate about animal care and client education. He is most interested in animal behavior and really enjoys daily interactions with pets and their owners. Jeremy moved to Houston from Baton Rouge, LA in 2003. He is loving life with his wife, Angela, and their 10 year old Catahoula-boxer mix, Maggie, and 17 year old cat named Cleo. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to music, swimming, bike riding, and kayaking. He also enjoys watching sports including the Astros, the Saints, and LSU.
Lead Veterinary Assistant
Born in the heart of downtown Houston at St. Joseph Hospital, Veronica has been a Houstonian her entire life. Her love and adoration for animals is a life long passion that started when she was just a kid. Growing up, her family always had dogs, cats, or both. In fact, random stray dogs would follow her home from school almost weekly! Veronica entered the veterinary field in 2008 and has devoted her career to patient care ever since. She has climbed her way up from kennel technician to now managing our Kennel department. Over these 10 years she has remained devoted to learning as much as possible about patient care. She currently lives with her 10 cats, 5 dogs, 2 rats, 1 bearded dragon, a turtle, a human roommate, and her amazing vet tech fiance. When able, her and her fiance take in abandoned senior dogs and care for them through the last season of their lives. She considers it a great honor to do so. When not spending time with her fur family, you can find her driving down some old dirt road or wandering through some nature rich hiking trail. To her, pet care, behavior and their well being are the most important things in life. She is grateful everyday for the opportunity to both live and work with them.
Jennifer Russo, CVA II
Jennifer has worked in the veterinary industry since 2005 and she has always had a fondness for animals. Her favorite dog breeds include Newfoundlands and Pomeranians… she loves all cat breeds! She is affectionately referred to as our resident “cat lady” and has a clear love of our patients and experience caring for them.
She graduated from high school in Alaska, where she lived for five years. She attended the University of St. Thomas and Houston Community College, and earned her Associates of Arts degree in 2008. She attended the College of the Mainland in Texas City where she was an active member of the Theater Department. She’s been in Houston since 2002 and currently lives in the Heights with her two cats. Along with caring for animals, Jennifer loves reading, listening to music, following the Houston Rockets, and supporting local theater and music.
Karen Cucci, CVA I
Karen has worked in the veterinary industry for over 10 years. She has an unconditional love for animals and it shows in the way she cares for our patients. It has been a lifelong dream of hers to work with animals. She has one dog, a toy poodle named Isabel. Her other passion is painting. She also likes to read, watch movies, and spend time with her family and friends.
Luis Perez, CVA I
Luis has lived in Houston for over 25 years. He has worked with animals for about 20 years. A large portion of his animal experience prior to working with WHVC was acquired at the Houston Zoo – he is a former Zookeeper! Luis has a wealth of knowledge of different animal types and always has a positive attitude when he’s at WHVC.
Bridgite McCreary, CVA I
Bridgite is new to the veterinary field. She has always loved animals and doesn’t remember a time in her life without them. She is originally from England where she spent summers helping on her grandparent’s farm tending to chickens, sheep, and horses. She moved to southwest Florida when she was 9. Growing up there fueled her passion for the ocean and marine life. She graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a degree in Biology in 2016. She then moved to Houston in August of 2017. She has two older brothers in the Army that have blessed her with her amazing nieces and nephews! She recently adopted a kitten from Harris County Animal Shelter whom she named Meera because she is a huge Game of Thrones fan. Meera is now 4 months old and acts crazy enough to belong in Kings Landing. Photography is her favorite hobby. She also loves maintaining her 36 gallon aquarium (she loves fish!), kayaking, scuba diving, exploring, travelling and pretty much anything outdoors.
Client Service Representatives
Lead Client Service Representative
Nominique has always had a passion for helping and taking care of animals. Nominique also works as a veterinary assistant here, to satisfy her need for hands-on pet care. In her spare time, she volunteers at a no-kill pet rescue shelter. She has several rescue pets at home. She enjoys coming to work every day to see all the animals’ smiling faces!
Lois has loved animals since she was 3 years old. Working with animals and people have always been her passions, so being a Client Service Representative is the perfect fit for her! She was born in Galveston, TX and later moved to Houston in 2013. She is a wife and proud mother of three girls. After the loss of her Pomeranian, Q-Tip, three years ago, Lois is ready and in search of a new fur baby to love. She considers herself very much a girly-girl. She loves dancing, signing, red lipstick, and long nails. She also considers herself country at heart so being outdoors and taking care of animals is her idea of a good time.