Meet Our Care Team

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

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 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!

Maria Fuentes

Maria Fuentes

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!

Olivia Holland

Olivia Holland

Bio coming soon.

Lee Owens

Lee Owens

Technician

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!

Kristen Soule

Kristen Soule

Bio coming soon.

Ashif Majeed

Ashif Majeed

Veterinary Assistant

Ashif is joining our team as a veterinary assistant until he clears all of the licensing and registrations and certification exams set by the AVMA for foreign veterinary graduates. Ashif is a veterinarian with extensive experience with camels, horses, cows, sheep, goats, wild animals, exotics, and dogs and cats.

Ashif first joined the veterinary industry to get closer to nature and to learn more about animals, their diversity, and to do research that can help mankind. He originally became a veterinarian because of his love for animals. During his pre-medical studies, he decided he wanted to devote all of his energy to becoming a vet.

Ashif is interested in gynecology and obstetrics because he loves to help animals during difficult births. He also has a passion for surgery and internal medicine.

They currently don’t have pets, but Ashif, his wife, and their three kids are living happily together and excited to add a pet to the family soon. Ashif also loves reading and writing, and loves to write poetry!

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!

Maggie Loring

Maggie Loring

Kennel Tech Assistant

Meet our amazing Kennel Tech Assistant, Maggie! She is originally from Houston, Texas.

She became a veterinary professional because she has been around animals and in FFA her entire life, and loves being around them. She started joining FFA in high school and then joined a VMA program, which brought her to this industry.

During the day, she gets to walk the dogs that are staying with us, feed them, and make sure they have a nice, clean environment.

Maggie has a cow named Rose, a dog named Bud, a dog named Buea, a dog named Murray, and a cat named Gus!

In her spare time, she does some pretty exciting stuff! She places 10th in the Houston livestock show and rodeo, and made sale with her chickend for three eyars.