Janet OttoLVTReferral Coordinator
Originally from Angleton, Janet joined the SLVS team in 2011. She received her AAS degree in Animal Science from the Veterinary Technician Institute of Houston in 10/2010, and became an Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) in 5/2011. During her short stint in general practice medicine, it became clear to her that her true calling was specialty medicine. At SLVS, she became an accomplished member of the Surgery and Internal Medicine Team, with that knowledge, she is now our Referral Coordinator. Her special interests include fishing, dancing, and traveling. She says Schotzy, her Miniature Schnauzer, is her soul dog since adoption in 2012.
Billie TeagueClient Care Specialist
Billie who is originally from Texas is the middle child of 5 siblings. She attended school for medical assistant and worked shortly in the medical field, but soon realized that her true passion was working with animals. Billie comes to SLVS with over 10 years of veterinary field experience and joined our team in July of 2016. Billie has one of the cutest teacup yorkies named Squintz who is periodically featured on our facebook page. In her spare time, Billie enjoys cooking, working out, spending time with her husband and 5 kiddos, watching football (GO TEXANS), Basketball (Warriors), and Baseball (New York Yankees).
Adina GloriosoClient Care Specialist
In 2016 Adina moved to Houston, Texas and began her career as a Client Care Specialist with SLVS from her hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a child, she grew up on a farm caring for her family’s thoroughbred racehorses in addition to a collection of just about every animal you can imagine. Over the years she combined her love for animals with her extensive client service experience working at various primary care veterinary hospitals and eventually finding her passion working for several years as a Client Care Specialist at a veterinary emergency hospital. In her free time, Adina can be found loving on her dog Winston and her four cats King, Kitten, Kuster, and Kassidy
Tanya Kathleen-PikeClient Care Specialist
Originally from Baytown, Tanya earned her Associates Degree in Emergency Medical Technology, Paramedic II. She worked as a paramedic for several years, but then realized her true passion was working with animals in specialty veterinary medicine. With over 20 years of veterinary experience, she has worked as a technician in emergency, neurology, ICU, and internal medicine and has been with the SLVS family since 2010. In late 2014 she transferred from the technical side of veterinary medicine to become the SLVS Marketing and Social Media Coordinator, and then in 2018 joined the Client Care Specialist Team. She spends most of her time with her husband Devin, and 3 rescue dogs, Molly (Poodle/Schnauzer mix), Trooper (Chihuahua/Terrier Mix) and Daisy (Vizsla mix). She is also a mentor with the Houston Amputee Society and the American Amputee Society. In her free time she enjoys traveling, reading, and attending Sci-Fi & comic book conventions as an active member with the 501st Legion and Rebel Legion which are worldwide Star Wars costuming organizations that raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, as well as various other charities.
Kimberly SandersClient Care Specialist
Kimberly was born in Richmond, Texas and raised on a small farm in Belleville. Her passion for animals started at a young age while tending to the farm animals and many family pets. She got her start in veterinary medicine by working as a kennel tech in high school and training up to the technician role. After high school, she attended the Vet Tech Institute of Houston and Pima Medical Institute to obtain her certification. Kimberly loves spending her free time outside in nature, rescuing and re-homing animals of all kinds as well as volunteering for the Texas Wildlife Refuge Center. At home, she dedicates herself to her young son Aiden and her 3 dogs: Precious and Chloe the chihuahuas and Coco the chi-weenie. She also has a tortoiseshell cat named Motley and a dumbo rat named Henry. She started with us at SLVS in September with eight years experience as a technician and three years as a client care specialist.