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Sugar Land Veterinary Specialists

1515 Lake Pointe Parkway 
Sugar Land, TX 77478

Emily Medici, DVM, Diplomate ACVIMEmily Medici, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM

Board Certified Specialist in Veterinary Internal Medicine

Emily Medici, DVM, DACVIM came to SLVS in the summer of 2011.  She is originally from Baton Rouge, LA and received her DVM degree from the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004.  She practiced in a small animal private practice for two years before entering a small animal Internal Medicine residency at Oklahoma State University which she completed in 2009.  She practiced for two years in Kansas in a specialty clinic before deciding she missed the South.  Her areas of interest include endocrinology, infectious disease and gastroenterology.


Outside of work

Emily lives in Sugar Land with her husband, son and daughter as well as a bulldog, boxer and feisty cat.  Outside of work, she enjoys spending time her family, running, and watching sports, especially LSU.

Jennifer Garcia, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM

Jennifer Garcia, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM

Dr. Garcia became part of the SLVS Internal team in 2011. She earned her DVM at Colorado State University,  and did her internship in Small Animal Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. She brings with her a vast array of experience in the veterinary field, including working in private specialty practices, medical consulting, and medical writing. Her clinical interests include endocrinology, renal and hepatic diseases and endoscopy.


Outside of work

Dr. Garcia enjoys spending time with her husband and son, and working as a medical writer and editor.  Despite the heat and mosquitos, she enjoys spending time outdoors, particularly in the Texas Hill Country whenever possible.

Internal Medicine Support Staff

Kristina Brisson, IM Client Service TechnicianKristina Brisson, IM Lead Client Service Technician

Kristina has known all her life that she wanted to work in the veterinary field and started as a junior in high school.  She worked at day practices as technician and a receptionist, and obtained her AAS at WCJC while working full time.  She joined the SLVS team in 2013 as a Client Care Specialist, and moved to the Internal Medicine team in late 2013, where she is enjoying the relationships she is forming with patients and their owners.

At home, Kristina enjoys spending time with her husband and their 4-legged babies, which include 2 dogs and a Russian Tortoise – which were all rescues, as well as movies, bicycling, and backyard grilling.

Lauren Quong, IM Client Service TechnicianLauren Quong, IM Client Service Technician

Originally from the Bay Area in California, Lauren moved to Houston in 2004 to attend Rice University. She began working in veterinary medicine as a receptionist in 2008 at a small animal and avian/exotic practice. Since 2009, she has been working in specialty medicine, which is where her real passion for veterinary medicine lies. Lauren joined the SLVS Internal Medicine team in 2010. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys camping, playing the cello, and spending time with her furry family, which includes her lab mixes, Jolie and Ranger, and her cat, Shostie.

Nancy Valdez, LVT, IM Veterinary TechnicianNancy Valdez, LVT, IM Veterinary Technician

Nancy has worked in the veterinary field for over 11 years, and obtained her RVT status from Lone Star College in 2004. She has lots of experience in general practice as well as emergency/critical care. Her main areas of interest include neonatal and geriatric care. Nancy enjoys spending her free time with   her 2-legged and 4-legged family members, and she loves all outdoor activities – especially camping and fishing.

Zoey Holtry- LVT, IM Veterinary TechnicianZoey Holtry- LVT, IM Veterinary Technician

Zoey graduated from Blinn College and obtained her LVT in 2014. She joined the SLVS team in 2015 after working for 2 years at Texas A&M in the Small Animal Intensive Care Unit. She has a true passion for learning and making a difference in the critical care field. Outside of work she enjoys reading, writing, playing video games, and watching sci-fi and fantasy TV shows. She shares her home in Angleton, TX with her boyfriend Jason, and their 3 rescue dogs (Sheldon Cooper, Lei Lei, and Shade) and her rambunctious cat Artemis.