Our Technicians


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 husband, Todd, daughter in law Bonny, 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.


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.


Carey joined the Southside Animal Hospital family in April 2016, with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Texas A&M Commerce, and an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from San Juan College. She lives with her husband, Marshall, her two sons Cooper and Barrett, and her four great danes, Heidi, Dubi, Maize, and Sterling. She is a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) and works with our surgical and hospitalized patients. Prior to this, she grew up on a farm raising cotton and cattle. She was also a lab technician for 1 year, a zoo keeper for 1.5 years, 2.5 years being a technician in emergency medicine, and 6 years being a technician in day practice. She loves to spend time with family and friends, as well as watching movies, TV shows, and live theatre. Ultimately, nothing beats a beach vacation!!!


Kristi became part of the Southside family in October 2017. Prior to Southside, she worked for 2 years as an ER Veterinary Technician at Concho Valley Veterinary Emergency Association. She is homegrown here in San Angelo, graduated from Central HS and attended Angelo State University. She lives with her husband, Mike, and 2 Pekingese fur-babies, Kai and Rui. She is also a proud aunt to her niece and nephew who live in San Antonio and has been told she is a pretty cool grandma too. Kristi considers herself a self proclaimed foodie and work aside, you can find her out on her motorcycle, kayaking, cycling or just being at home with family.


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 grew up in Greenwood, just outside of Midland, Texas, with her brother and sister. She has an Associate of Science from Midland College and a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Angelo State University. She lives with her husband John and a Chihuahua mix named Munchkin that they rescued in 2014. Emiley’s previous animal experience includes growing up with numerous dogs and cats as well as six years of working summer and Christmas vacations at Shannon Animal Hospital in Midland. She also spent time volunteering with SPCA organizations. Animals are her biggest passion and she hopes to make it her career. She loves all things exotic and really enjoys tending to our feathered and scaly patients! In her free time she enjoys reading, listening to music, crafting, and puzzles.


Aimee started as a kennel technician in May 2015 and is now seeing clients and patients in rooms as a veterinary technician. 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 2015. She is currently attending Angelo State and is working towards an Animal Science degree with a minor in Chemistry, expecting to graduate in December 2018. Aimee’s family includes her parents, and her two brothers. Her animal family consists of her cat, Pancake, 2 dogs: Minnie , and Zoe and 4 ferrets: Taz, Hazel, 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.


Candice is a recent addition to our team, and has been helping care for hospital patients here since February 2018. She was born and raised here in San Angelo and has just returned after living in San Antonio for 15 years. She is currently enrolled in Penn Foster online school to become a registered veterinary technician. She has two cats that are her fur- babies Chingy and Sheba. Candice has been working in the veterinary field for 13 years and values it daily. When not taking care of the animals here at Southside she enjoys spending time with her family,friends, and two nieces. Candice’s interests are being outdoors, swimming, watching movies, reading, and laughing with family and friends.


Candida has been a technician at Southside since June of 2016, and has really enjoyed her time here. She is originally from Del Rio, Texas, and her mom, dad, and younger brother and sister still reside on the ranch where she grew up. She has a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Angelo State University, and is currently working on her masters there. She frequently helped her dad work cattle on their ranch, and her knowledge of both livestock and small animals has been expanded during her time in San Angelo. She has a Pit-bull mix rescue dog named Shylee, and in her free time enjoys long walks with her. Her interests also include running and hunting.


Jamie has been with Southside Animal Hospital since June of 2016. She is responsible for maintaining inventory and assisting with other administrative work. Southside is very grateful for all she does behind the scenes. Jamie was born and raised in Michigan, and is currently residing in Winters, Texas. Her family includes her parents, siblings, and nephews along with one fur-baby, Jezzey, who was rescued as a kitten. She has had many years of on-the-job training at both medical and veterinary hospitals, several of those years were spent at a small veterinary practice in Michigan. Her family also had pets growing up and often helped orphaned baby animals. Horse camping trips to northern Michigan were also a great tool in learning more about horse care, as well as having a good time! Jamie has many interests outside of working with animals which include photography, nature, cooking/baking, supporting University of Michigan football, and playing Hayday (a computer game). She is also very passionate about her Biblical Faith and sponsoring children through World Vision.


Our Office Staff


Starting in May of 2009, Laci originally began as a technician, and enjoyed seeing both clients and patients. She has been heading up our great team of receptionists since August of 2017. She was born and raised in Snyder, Texas, and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Angelo State University. She lives with her husband, Tyler, and two boys, Sutton and Stockton, in Wall, Texas. Her large animal family include three dogs, Pepper, Mable and Clarabelle, four cats, Mike, Oliver, Lucy and Whinny, and three horses, Candy, Cisco, & Cochise. Laci grew up on a cattle ranch, so her livestock experience began at an early age. She showed steers, pigs and a lamb from age eight all the way through high school. As well as being active in FFA. During her high school and college years she expanded her animal knowledge by working for T & K Dairy some and West Texas Animal Clinic. When not greeting our clients you can find her outdoors hunting, fishing, and camping. She also enjoys golf as well as going to church and spending time with family, and reading.


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 daughter Avery. Lauren grew up with animals and her parents have been long-time clients of Southside Animal Hospital. Her love for animals extends to her dogs, Jesse When not working at Southside, she enjoys cooking, watching movies, gardening and shopping.


Lynsi is a receptionist who started in winter of 2017. Her hometown is Alpine, Texas and is currently enrolled at Howard, working toward her BSN. Lynsi’s family consists of 2-year-old Olivia, Lexi the dog, and Charlie the cat. Aside from work she loves to read, learn, and meet new people. This is her first job working with animals!


Merrisa is a receptionist who started working in September of 2017, with 3 years college experience and 2 years experience being a Veterinary Receptionist. She resides in San Angelo with her husband Will, and her children Luke, Cole, & Susanna. In her spare time she enjoys reading, watching movies, listening to music, and being an avid Dallas Cowboys fan!


Emily has been with Southside since May of 2018. She is originally from Abilene, but is living in San Angelo while working on her business management degree from Angelo State University. She comes from a large family with 2 sisters and 5 brothers. Her four legged family consists of Bruno, the one year old Pit Bull, and Roxy, a five year old Dachshund. Emily has experience from multiple clinics in the Abilene area starting from 2016 until moving here, and has worked several positions including kennels, reception, and technician. Southside is proud to have her as one of the friendly faces that will greet you upon arrival. In her free time she enjoys napping, shopping, hunting, watching movies, and spending time with family.


Melissa has been a kennel technician since winter of 2017, living in San Angelo. Prior to this, she majored in Animal Science from ASU. Her family consists of her mom Vanessa, her sister Stephanie, her dad Kenny, and her step mom Cori. She has 4 pets: Penny, Sampson, Baine, and Fendley. In her spare time, she likes running, reading, spending time with family, and outdoor activities, namely, camping hiking, and swimming.


Our Kennel Staff


Teah joined Southside in May 2018, and is currently helping to care for our many boarding animals. She was born and raised in Silverton, Texas, and she is here attending Angelo State University. She is currently working on a degree in animal science, and grew up showing lambs, goats, and pigs. Animals have always been a part of Teah’s life and back home, her family usually has at least 4 dogs running around and 10 or so cats that come and go with the wind. She has a brother, two sisters, and a Corgi she calls her own named Jagger. When not working or in class she enjoys napping and working out.


Alyssa is the daughter of doctors Scott and Mylea Flanagan, and as can be expected, has been helping out around Southside for most of her life. In June of 2015 she was brought on to work kennels, along with continuing to help in other areas. She was born and raised with her two brothers, Shane and Ben, and sister Avery in Ballinger on her family’s ranch. They have two dogs, Mitzi, a feisty Dachshund, and Chip a loving Chihuahua mix, that are both part of the family. Her family also raises and shows Southdown sheep, and have working dogs, a llama, and numerous cats. In her spare time, which there isn’t much of, she enjoys reading, listening to music, and being a part of Pro-Life Activism and an active member in her church.


Emma began at Southside in July of 2018. She is working in cat boarding and kennels with our numerous boarding animals. She was raised in Ballinger, Texas and is currently working on her Animal Science degree at Angelo State University. She grew up on a ranch with a younger brother and sister, where her family primarily raised beef cattle. They also had a few sheep and goats over the years and currently have two dogs and four cats. Her animal experience also includes working for two years as a technician at her local clinic. Working with animals is something she truly enjoys, and when not working she likes to read, be involved with kids, and spend time outdoors.