Our Staff

Our Practice Manager

Kathy is Southside Animal Hospital’s Practice Manager and has been here since 2001. She is a native of San Angelo having attended Wall High School. In addition to completing some college hours in business, she has completed continuing education for veterinary practice management. Kathy and her husband Bobby have 2 children, Heather and Grant, 2 grandsons and one angel of a granddaughter. Rounding out their family are 3 Border Collies – “Emma,” “Cowgirl” and “Flower.” Kathy has a small farm with chickens, guineas, sheep and a horse named Flint. They will be adding rabbits and a garden soon and plan on selling produce at the local farmers market. When not at Southside, Kathy enjoys reading, hiking, and cycling, and she loves being outdoors and playing with her grandchildren.

Our Technicians

Katie has been a veterinary technician with Southside Animal Hospital since August of 1995. Katie is a native of the San Angelo area. She and her husband Jr. have 5 children and 2 beautiful granddaughters. Their animal family includes 1 cat - “Dirt” (an outdoor kitty who adopted them) and 2 dogs - an 11-year-old Miniature Schnauzer “Smokey” and 3-year-old English bulldog “Nos.” Katie loves her job and all of our clients and patients that she has the pleasure to work with every day.

Kelly has been a surgical technician at Southside since 2005. She is originally from Michigan but transplanted to Texas shortly before joining us at Southside. Kelly’s extensive on-the-job training has been supplemented by continuing education for veterinary technicians. She and her husband have one son as well as numerous cats, several dogs and horses. Kelly’s previous animal and work experiences include multiple years at a wildlife center in Michigan, 2 years at a horse ranch, and multiple years at a small animal hospital in Michigan before joining the Southside Animal Hospital family. She also has an interest in feline behaviour and creates commissioned artwork.

Diane has been a veterinary technician at Southside since 2007. She is originally from Woonsocket, Rhode Island. She completed an Associate degree in Veterinary Technology before moving to Texas. Diane’s family includes her son, Chad, her fiancé, Todd and their dog “Nala” – a Blue Lacey. Diane also has 4 years of large animal experience, primarily equine, from when she lived in Maine. When Diane is not working at Southside, she enjoys hunting, working out and spending time with her family.

Laci has been a veterinary technician at Southside since 2009. She is originally from Snyder, Texas, and completed her Bachelor of Science degree from Angelo State University in Animal Science in 2009. Laci and her husband, Tyler, have two young sons. She also has numerous pets: 5 dogs - “Roscoe,” “Corona,” “Pepper,” “Coop” and “Mabel”; 4 cats – “Annie,” “Mike,” “Oliver” and “Punky;” and 3 horses – “Candy,” “Cisco,” and “Cochise.” Laci grew up farming and ranching, showed steers, pigs and lambs, and previously worked at West Texas Animal Clinic. When not at Southside, she enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, spending time with family and friends and going to church.

Emiley has been at Southside Animal Hospital since the fall of 2013. She started as a kennel technician and has worked up to a veterinary technician. She is originally from the Midland, Texas, area – Greenwood. She has completed an Associate of Science degree from Midland College and is currently working on her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Angelo State University. Emiley’s grandparents raised her and her brother and sister. She and her fiancé, John, were not able to take any of her 36 dogs and 6 cats with them to San Angelo, but she has adopted a dog “Munchkin.” Emiley’s previous animal experiences include 6 years of working at Shannon Animal Hospital in Midland during summer and Christmas breaks as well as volunteering with SPCA organizations. Emiley states that animals are her biggest passion and wants to make it her career. She also enjoys hunting, fishing, camping and being outdoors.

Lisa joined Southside as a surgical technician in August 2015. She is originally from Seaside, California, and received her Registered Veterinary Technician license from Hartnell College in Salina, CA. Lisa moved to San Angelo with her husband, Ronnie, who has been in the Army 15 years to include 3 deployments to Iraq. They have a young son and newborn daughter, and her animal family includes three 10 year-old pit bulls, “Rudy,” “Drake,” and “Duke,” and 2 cats “Sage” and “Socks.” Lisa has 21 years of experience in the veterinary field and worked from a kennel staff position to veterinary technician. She has worked in 12 practices over this time and been in several supervisory and management positions. Lisa’s outside interests include camping, hiking, bike riding, quilting and taking weekend motorcycle trips with her husband.
Carey joined the Southside Animal Hospital family in April 2016. She is a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) and works with our surgical and hospitalized patients.

Aimee is another recent addition to Southside. She started as a kennel technician in May 2015. She is originally from Houston but her family has lived in San Angelo for several years, and she graduated from Central High School in May. She is currently attending Angelo State and is working towards an Animal Science degree. Aimee’s family includes her parents, two brothers and an uncle. Her animal family consists of 3 dogs: “Mia,” “Minnie,” and “Pico” and 3 ferrets: “Bandit,” “Spitfire,” and “Shadow.” Prior to working at Southside she volunteered at the San Angelo Nature Center in middle school. Other interests include music, movies, shows, books, and writing.

Our Office Staff

Lauren has been a receptionist at Southside since 2011. She is originally from Miles, Texas, and completed her Bachelor of Business Administration from Angelo State University in Finance/Real Estate in 2013. Lauren’s family includes her fiancé Clayton, her parents and nephew. Lauren grew up with animals and her parents have been long-time clients of Southside Animal Hospital. Her love for animals extends to her bloodhound mix “Jesse,” Bassett Hound “Lilly,” and calico cat “Molly.” When not working at Southside, she enjoys cooking, watching movies, gardening and shopping.

Lacey has been with Southside since the summer of 2014 starting as a kennel technician. She is currently one of the friendly faces that will greet you as a receptionist. Lacey is originally from Denver City, Texas, graduated from high school there. Her animal family includes “Opie” the Chug and “Mr. Wiggles” a playful kitten.