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

    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

      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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        Team Leadership

        • Anthony Bennett

          Lead 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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          • Brandi Barragan

            Community Outreach / New Clients Director
              Brandi has been working for RVAH since 2001.  She is our Community Outreach/New Client director.  It is her job to work on our social media accounts, welcome and care for new clients, find ways for RVAH to contribute to our local community and do anything that she can to ensure that every client experience is exceptional. Brandi says, "I love Continue Reading
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            • Anita Martinez

              Lead Veterinary Technician / Assistant Practice Manager-in-training
                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 Lead Veterinary Technician/Assitant Practice Manager-in-training 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 Continue Reading
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              Veterinary Technicians

              • 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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                • Nina

                  Veterinary Technician
                    Nina was born in Missouri City, TX. She has one fur baby, Zeke that she spoils, who is the love of her life and she enjoys every moment with him.  Her dream job has been to be a vet tech and her dream was realized one year ago. She loves to work at RVAH because the entire staff has the Continue Reading
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                  • Alex

                    Veterinary Technician
                      Alex was born in Honolulu Hawaii, but was raised in Texas And Washington. She started her vet tech career in 2007 and graduated from Western Career College.  She received an A.S. in Veterinary Technology in 2009.  She has two sons, Jamaal and Devin.  She enjoys reading, writing, Karaoke, trail riding, and finding interesting things to do around Houston.  Alex says, Continue Reading
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                    Client Care Specialists

                    • Karen Williams

                      Receptionist
                        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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                      • April

                        Receptionist
                          April has been working with animals since 1991.  She especially enjoys helping pet parents help their anxious pets be more comfortable both at the clinic and at home.  She has one dog and two cats who mostly love each other.
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                        • Nancy Quinteros

                          Receptionist
                            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

                            Receptionist
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                            Kennel Technicians

                            • Jonathan

                              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, he takes great pride in knowing he makes a difference in the lives of our Continue Reading
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                              • Michael

                                Kennel Technician
                                  Michael was born in Cali, Columbia but has lived in Houston since 1992. Michael has a miniature dachshund named Blondie.  Michaels love for animal comes from memories of his grandfather ranch where there were many different types of animals.  Michael was able to focus his passion for animal care by enrolling in a veterinary assistant program  and graduating with honors.
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                                • Elias

                                  Kennel Technician
                                    Elias has grown up around animals all his life due to his immediate family being in the veterinarian field, and introducing the passion for taking care of animals very early on. He decided to pursue it, and has since then interned with several different animal clinics, been a part of the FFA, and even was an equine vet assistant before Continue Reading
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