Specialty Teams

Monday-Friday: 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

24-Hour Emergency

Open 24/7

281-491-7800
1515 Lake Pointe Pkwy,
Sugar Land, TX 77478

Administration

ALICIA WILLIAMS

SENIOR HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR

Alicia graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University. She began working in veterinary medicine in Las Vegas, NV in 2002 as a receptionist and a veterinary assistant. She has worked in general practice, emergency and critical care and the Texas A&M small animal hospital intensive care unit. Alicia joined the surgery team at SLVS in 2010. She became the ICU Coordinator in 2011 and Director of Nursing in 2012. She enjoys backpacking and just having fun with her family which includes her red-tailed boa, “Lilith” and two crazy cats, “Mitz” and “Mew”.

Heather Mathews

ASSISTANT HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR

Heather recently moved to the Houston area and joined the SLVS team in 2021. She received her double Bachelors in Business Administration and Applied HR Management at Grand Canyon University and then went to obtain her Masters degree in Business Administration at Grand Canyon University. Her background in veterinary medicine includes over 19 years of experience in general practice, emergency and specialty care, but her true calling is leadership. Her hobbies include horseback riding and rodeo. Her household includes a menagerie of animals including 3 dogs, 3 horses and even a blind cow named “Norman”.

CICELY SOLANIC – ALVAREZ

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE MANAGER

Originally from Monroe, Lousiana, in a family of 5 siblings, Cicely came to the Sugar Land area when she was 10. She now lives in Rosenberg with her husband, 2 children and 4 dogs, Trace, Kona, Boss & Prince. She loves spending her spare time coaching baseball and softball and fishing with her family at the Bay.

DR. EMILY MEDICI

MEDICAL DIRECTOR – DVM, DIPLOMATE ACVIM
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.

Memberships

Harris County Veterinary Medical Association
American Veterinary Medical Association
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

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.

GWENDOLYN FRITZ

INVENTORY/EQUIP/FAC COORDINATOR

Gwen joined the SLVS team in 2011. She received her Associates of Arts Degree at Cy-Fair College and then went to the University of Houston and completed a BS in Anthropology. Her background in veterinary medicine includes over 10 years of experience in general practice, emergency and critical care, but her true calling is Oncology. Her special interests include biomedical equipment and repair. Her household includes “Pickles”, a chihuahua, “Moose”, a beagle and “Norman”, a cockatiel.

TIFFANY BARTLETT

DIRECTOR OF TRAINING

KRISTINA

INTERNAL MEDICINE, NEUROLOGY & SURGERY MANAGER

Kristina has known all of her life that she wanted to work in veterinary medicine. She got her introduction into the field as a kennel tech during her junior year of high school. Through the years she has worked as a technician and receptionist at local family veterinarian offices while attending WCJC to receive her AAS. She joined the SLVS team in 2013 as a Client Care Specialist. As she began to learn more about the diseases our Internal Medicine team faced, she quickly realized that was where her passion laid. Kristina joined the Internal Medicine team in late 2013. Not only does she enjoy continuously learning more about the specialty field, she also enjoys the relationships she continues to form with the pets and pet parents that come through the Internal Medicine service. In 2017 Kristina became the team lead for our Internal Medicine team and in 2019 accepted the role of manager to Internal Medicine and our Neurology team. She is excited to continue to grow her knowledge in specialized veterinary medicine.

Cierra Dickerson

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING SPECIALIST

Cierra joined the SLVS team in 2020. She attended Texas State University where she acquired her Bachelors of Science in Mass Communications and Public Relations. Outside of work she is a foster for Houston Pets Alive! She has three pups of her own, Willo (French Bulldog), Hamilton (Lab Mix) and Dakota (Catahoula Leopard Mix). Cierra enjoys music festivals, outdoor adventures, and spending time with friends and family.