Our Support Staff

Below are the individuals that make us our support team. These individuals are Technician Assistants, Student holding Extern/Intern positions and volunteers. We’re glad to have all of them on our team.

Christina Strickland

Client Relations Specialist

Christina began working at Claws & Paws in February 2009. She began her veterinary career in 1997, in Southern Maryland, working in wildlife, veterinary emergency, avian and exotics practices. Christina made the leap to Texas in 1998 only to move on to Seattle, Washington in mid 2000. After giving birth to her lovely Daughter, Christina and her family made the journey back to Texas, where she has been living happily ever since. Read more..

Jessica Birdsong

Social Relations Specialist

Jessica is a Pearland High School Class of 2013 graduate who has a Great Dane named “Moose.” Two Golden-Doodles, a Terrier mix, and a German Shorthaired Pointer. Jessica has always loved animals. Because she tries to bring home (rescue) as many animals as she can, her dad affectionately calls her Ellie Mae Clampett. Read more…

Faith Butts

Technician Assistant

Faith was born in Greeley, Colorado, but moved to Pearland when she was just four years old. She attended school at Rustic Oaks Elementary, and during one of her hearing and vision screenings learned she was completely deaf in her left ear. Read more…

Sara Rodrigues


Sara Rodrigues was born in Texas where she lived for two years before moving to Holland due to her parent’s jobs. A couple years later she moved again, this time to Toulouse, France where she enjoyed four years of the French culture. Read more…

Iris Cinara

Student Volunteer

Currently, a Veterinary Technician Institute (V.T.I.) student with a projected graduation date in 2018, we are so excited that Iris is with us. Originally from Bosnia, she moved to the United States when she was six years old.

Val Herrera


Val Herrera is currently a student at Turner High School and Career Center.