When we talk about the founding of MTC, the staff member who has been here since "the beginning", is Jan.
Before the merger of Town & Country and Memorial Animal Clinics, Jan worked with Dr. Benson and Dr. Saxe at their clinic on West Bough beginning in 1984. And she was there when the clinics came together to form Memorial Town & Country Animal Clinic in 1986.
Pursuing her love of animals, Jan started as a teenager assisting in the kennel, to a veterinary technician, and finally to the front desk.
Jan has 2 kitties; "Beetlejuice" and "Toodels", and "Poppy" the bull terrier, who you may sometimes find sitting on Jan's chair at the front desk.
Shannon and "Wilis"
Shannon has been with us since 2014. If you every pick up a bag of supplies from us with a sticky note on it that has a happy face or a flower or a heart drawn on it, that's from Shannon! In addition to her artistic talents, she is an avid aquarium hobbyist in her spare time. Along with all her fishies, her crew at home includes the 2 dogs "Frog" and "Booba" that you will see with her at the front desk, and a couple of kitties.
LEE is the newest member of our MTCAC family. She is originally from Houston, growing up in Tanglewood. Lee attended Robert E. Lee High School, and graduated with a degree in Landscape Architecture from Texas Tech University. She lived in Canada for 35 years, working in a veterinary clinic in Ottawa for 20 years.
While in Ottawa, Lee was a "horse person", riding in the jumper show circuit. Now she's loving being back in Texas with her golden retriever "Newman" and golden mix running buddy "Frank"
She is a perfect addition to our team!
Starlyn began to work with the MTC Gang in June of 2000. She works as a part-time receptionist, and has been a great source of help to the front desk. Starlyn is a great animal lover, having 2 cats in her pet family.
Starlyn was born in Indiana, and moved to Houston in 1984. Her interests include dancing, reading, sewing, and, of course, anything to do with animals.
Everyone in the MTC Gang could tell a few funny stories about things that have happened while working here! Starlyn's favorite was the time one of our clients came in from the parking lot to report that our clinic cat at the time, "Benny" was sitting in the back seat of her car visiting with her brother and her dog! When we went out to see, he was sitting on the seat next to the dog like it was a cool thing to do.
The Gang and the clients have enjoyed Starlyn's kind nature, and welcomes her help at MTC.