Our Technician Team

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.

GerryGerry Thornton

Lead Technician

Gerry is one of the longest term staff members at at Claws & Paws and is one of the two lead technicians. She began working at Claws & Paws on February 2, 1998. We’ve lost count of the number of years that she has been working as a Technician altogether, but it is 20+ years. Read more…

KristenKristen 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”. Read more…

Emily Renick ThumbnailEmily 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 associates degree. Read more…

Stephanie Harnish

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. Read more…

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. Read More…

kenneth-125-x-125Kenneth 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. Read more…

Lindsay Diekman

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. Read more…

Brooke Russell

Kennel Technician

Brooke was born and raised right here in Pearland, Texas. She graduated from Pearland High School in 2013 and was recently accepted into Sam Houston State University’s Pre-Veterinary Medicine Program. Read more…

Jackson Fallis

Kennel Technician

Jackson was born in New Hampshire, but with his family began moving down the east coast at a young age. He landed in Kingwood, TX a few years later and attended school through his graduation in 2008. That summer he moved to Birmingham, Alabama. Read more…

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. Read More…

Tiffany Cummings

Veterinary Technician

Tiffany grew up in a very small country town in Tivoli, Texas. Her family owned a ranch and a farm so she was raised around a plethora of different animals. If Tiffany was missing you could definitely find her amongst the animals. Ever since she can remember she always knew she wanted to be in the animal field.  Read more…