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Below are the individuals that make up our Technician, Veterinary Assistant and Kennel team. These are the individuals who care for you and your pets when you visit us. We’re so glad to have all of them on our team. Caring for your pets is something none of them take lightly.

Stephanie Harnish, R.V.T. / Lead Veterinary Technician

Stephanie was born in Gainesville, Florida. Being the daughter of an Army Warrant Officer, she moved around but grew up in El Paso, Texas.

Since military life was what she knew growing up and seemed to be in her blood (both her sister and brother were also in the Armed Forces), she joined the Navy after college, and was ultimately stationed in Japan.

Kristen Hicks / Veterinary Technician

Kristen was born and raised in Pearland and is a graduate of Pearland High School. After graduation she attended the Veterinary Technician Institute where she graduated in 2012.

Kristen has one son, Julian who was born in 2007 and also has one Bichon Frise, “Francois”.

Emily Renick, L.V.T. / Licensed Veterinary Technician

Emily Renick is a Pearland native. She acquired most of her education in Pearland Independent School District, but she graduated from Clear Springs High School. After high school, she attended Alvin Community College (ACC) where she earned her associate’s degree.

Lisa McMaster / Veterinary Technician

Lisa has been a Veterinary Technician since 1990. While going to school to learn animal science, she worked at The Los Angeles Zoo as a keeper, and as a dog groomer.

She has three great kids- Jade, Niko, and Callisto, as well as three wonderful step-kids- Gabriel, Chloe, and Kira.

Kenneth Hill / Veterinary Assistant

Born in Houston, Texas on January 7th, Kenneth enjoyed traveling the U.S. working the pipeline. Towards the end of his traveling job, he found a puppy on the side of the highway. It was discovered the mother had already passed away. He took in the puppy and adopted him.

Lindsay Diekman, L.V.T. / Veterinary Technician

Lindsay started an externship here at Claws & Paws in March, 2017 and is so excited to start her career in the veterinary field. She is a 2017 graduate of the Veterinary Technician Institute in Houston and performed academically as one of the top in her class.

Jeanette Lamoureaux / Veterinary Technician

Jeanette was born in Houston, Texas and raised in Pearland beginning in elementary school. Her love for animals began in Junior High while volunteering at the Pearland Animal Control, wanting to bring anything and everything home.

Jessy Pugh / Kennel Technician

Jessy has lived in Alvin her entire life. She is a 2009 Alvin High School graduate. She is a proud mom to two awesome kids, Leila and Dominic and a fur-baby name Nola Leigh. Jessy eventually plans to return to college to earn her Associates in Applied Science.

Nick Landrum / Kennel Technician


Nick Landrum is a Kennel Technician who started working with Claws & Paws in June of 2018. Nick is currently in college student studying Engineering Design- Graphics at San Jacinto College. Nick’s expected graduation is Spring 2019.

Kaitlyn Hughes / Veterinary Technician

Bio coming soon

Ty Crabb / Kennel Technician

Ty was born in Longview Texas and lived on a horse farm for 12 years and learned how to ride horses at two years old. She moved to Pearland at the age of twelve and ended up going through ninth and tenth grade. Her freshman year was at Turner High School as part of the first freshman class at that school.

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