JODY D. NORRIS, DVM graduated from Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine School of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. She completed her BS degree in Animal Science at Texas A&M in 2000. She and her husband have a small ranch in Caldwell, TX where they raise racing quarter horses. Her primary interest is in small animal surgery, preventive medicine and equine reproduction. She joined Animal Friends in August of 2016.
JENNY R. WIGHT, DVM graduated from Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine n 2005. She completed her MS degree at Teas A&M in Reproductive Physiology, as well as her BS degree in Biomedical Science at Texas A&M. She has worked in both mixed and small animal private practices since graduating. Her primary interest is in small animal surgery and preventive medicine. She joined Animal Friends in March 2011.
CYNTHIA ELLIS is a native Houstonian and she has worked at various veterinary clinics in the Houston and surrounding area. She owns or has owned, rescued and rehabilitated a variety of animals including box turtles, water turtles, tortoises, snakes, baby squirrels, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, pot belly pigs, chickens, goats, domestic mice & rats, horses and ponies – along with countless kittens and puppies over the years. She is a certified phlebotomist, graduating top of her class from Blinn College. Cyndi has one amazing daughter who shares her love for God and all His creatures.
LYNDA FICKLIN assisted her husband with his own Veterinary Practice in Colorado. She works full-time as a medical technician at Conroe Hospital and is a part-time employee at the Animal Friends Clinic.
BETH FRY graduated from Texas A&M University in 2013 before coming to work at Animal Friends. She is currently taking classes to become a licensed veterinary technician. Beth has a dog, a cat, chickens, and horses. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family.
AMANDA FULLER is a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She graduated from Vet Tech Institute of Houston in 2011. She completed her externship with a mixed animal practice, and passed state and national exams to become a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2011 and her license to practice as a Licensed Vet Technician in 2014. She has experience in dairy goat husbandry, is a Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist, and attends many continuing education seminars to keep current on event and topics in the veterinary field. She is from south Texas and now resides in Brenham with her husband, two sons, her barrel horse Hank, Baxter the Chihuahua, and Chupa the cat.
ELIA GARCIA graduated from The Vet Tech Institute and has passed her state exam and will be taking her national exam in the fall to receive her RVT. Elia has worked for VCA Hospital in Cypress for several years. She also interned with Gulf Coast Emergency and volunteered at Houston SPCA. Elia is also bi-lingual.
RACHAEL KNISTEIN-GOEKE graduated from Brenham High School in 2000. She was a member of FFA, 4-H Horse Club and a Washington County Calf Scrambler winner. She attended the Texas Academy of Animal Control Officers in 2008 and graduated Valedictorian. She joined Animal Friends as a Veterinary Technician in January 2009. Rachael has been a member of the Bellville Heritage Cowgirls for many years. She has several horses, dogs, cats and cattle. Her late Dad was a great inspiration for Rachael’s love of animals.
SONJA TURNER began her career as a Veterinary Technician in 1988. She moved to a ranch in Caldwell in 1994 to further her career at Texas A&M as an Exotic Animal Technician. She subsequently worked in several Veterinary Emergency Clinics in the Houston and surrounding areas during her 24 years as a technician. She managed a small animal clinic in Cypress Texas for 4 years. Sonja became the Manager at Animal Friends Clinic in 2015. She and her husband have horses, goats, a donkey and chickens and of course dogs and cats. They have 1 daughter, 2 sons and 6 grand children.