Our Team

Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Rice Village Animal Hospital in Houston! We're pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at (713) 527-0489 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Doctors

  • Dr. Alexandra Yu

    Dr. Alexandra Yu

    Veterinarian
      Dr. Alexandra Yu was born and raised in Houston Texas. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010, where she received a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Japanese. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Mississippi State University in 2014. Being a true Texas girl, as soon as an opportunity arose to move back Continue Reading
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    • Dr. Emily Kuo

      Dr. Emily Kuo

      Veterinarian
        Dr. Emily Kuo was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Baylor University in 2005 and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Louisiana State University in 2009. She decided to start her career at Rice Village Animal Hospital because of the hospitality of the staff, the availability of state of the art Continue Reading
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      Practice Manager

      • Adrienne Turner, LVT, CVPM

        Practice Manager
          Adrienne joined Rice Village Animal Hospital as the Practice Manager in March of 2015. She brings with her over 15 years of veterinary experience and an extensive background in business management. Prior to working in veterinary medicine, Adrienne spent many years in retail management where she developed her love for team building. She found her niche when she transitioned to veterinary Continue Reading
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        Veterinary Technicians

        • Haley Edwards

          Haley Edwards

          Veterinary Technician
            Haley Edwards joined Rice Village Animal Hospital in 2015 as a kennel technician. She has always had a passion for animals and has taken two years of courses focusing on the veterinary field. She hopes to become a veterinary technician. Haley spends her days making sure all of the hospital’s patients get all of the TLC they need. Her favorite Continue Reading
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          • Monica Alfaro

            Veterinary Technicians
              Monica was born and raised in Elizabeth New Jersey. She has had a love for animals from as far back as she can remember. As a child, she just could not resist feeding and trying to care for every stray animal she came across. She joined the veterinary field because she wanted to make a difference in the lives of Continue Reading
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            • Anita Martinez

              Veterinary Technician
                Anita started her career in veterinary medicine in 2006. She was the Director of Pet Nursing/Veterinary Technician in her previous job and currently works as a veterinary technician and is the supervisor of the kennel technicians. She is also our Safety Coordinator. Anita is a Certified Veterinary Assistant Level II. She has participated in an Emergency First Aid for Pets Continue Reading
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              • Luis Lambari

                Luis Lambari

                Veterinary Technician
                  Luis was born in Brownsville, Texas and raised in Mexico.  His father was a veterinarian in Mexico and he spent his life around animals.  He spent a great deal of time with his father helping at the clinic because of his love and compassion for pets.  He returned to Texas to complete his high school education and then went back Continue Reading
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                Client Care Specialists

                • Karen Williams

                    Karen, originally from Panama, moved with her parents and her sister to Connecticut in 1995. She began working in customer service and retail, but always had a passion for animals. She began working in her first veterinary hospital in September of 2001 and fell in love with the small animal practice world. She strives to give 100% every day to Continue Reading
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                  • Brandi Barragan

                    Brandi Barragan

                      Brandi has been working as a veterinary receptionist since 2001. She returned to our team in June 2011, after being away for two years. She is a Certified Veterinary Assistant level 1. We are so happy to have her back! Brandi says, "I love working with people who love and care for their animals!" She and her husband have a Continue Reading
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                    • Nancy Quinteros

                      Nancy Quinteros

                        Nancy was born and raised in Houston, Texas.  After working in retail for some time she decided to join the RVAH team.  Nancy has found a great deal of joy in working with our furry friends and their owners.  Every day she looks forward to being able to help our clients and to see our patients, welcoming them with a Continue Reading
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                      • Livi Robles

                        Livi Robles

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                        Kennel Technicians

                        • Jonathan Alfaro

                          Jonathan Alfaro

                          Kennel Technician
                            Jonathan was born and raised in Elizabeth New Jersey. He moved to Houston during his junior year of high school. Upon graduating, he decided he would like to become a kennel technician because of his love for animals. When he comes to work every day, his takes great pride in knowing he makes a difference in the lives of our Continue Reading
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                          • Anthony Bennett

                            Kennel Technician
                              Anthony has been part of the pet care industry for over 4 years with experience ranging from small business boarding facilities to corporate retail. He acquired 2 of his beloved pets, Koda a German Shepherd mix, and "Ekans" a California Kingsnake, while on the job. He is also the pet parent of "Orion", a beautiful, longhaired cat he adopted from Continue Reading
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                            • Kris Jones

                              Kennel Technician
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