Meet the Staff

Veterinary Technicians

Ashley – Lead Veterinary Technician

Ashley is an Austin native who has worked as a veterinary technician in the area since 2012. She has always had a special appreciation for felines and is excited to call South Austin Cat Hospital her new home. Ashley has one cat of her own, Cassius, who continues to inspire her interest in geriatric feline care. When not at work Ashley enjoys reading, writing, and playing video games.

Carla – Veterinary Technician

Carla was born in Mexico City where she graduated with a degree in Design & Visual Communications. While visiting family for a wedding, Carla met her now-husband and moved permanently to the US. She then realized that Graphic Design was not her vocation. After a couple of years of discernment, Carla stumbled upon the realization that she had been living with her passion all along: animals. She took the Veterinary Assistant course at the Animal Behavior College and started her journey in the animal care world. Carla is proud and happy to be part of the South Austin Cat Hospital family. She feels right at home in a practice where being a crazy cat lady is the norm. Carla has a big family with three cats, three dogs, and two chinchillas. In her free time she enjoys continuing to learn, reading, watching movies, and playing video games, as well as spending time with her husband and fur babies.

Veterinary Receptionists

Emily – Veterinary Receptionist

Emily has been in the veterinary field as a receptionist since early 2016, but she has worked in the customer service and pet care industry since 2010.  She grew up in a town just northeast of Dallas, but has been living in Austin since 2014.  She has two beautiful cats, a deaf white kitty named Doodie and a sweet calico named Zuri.  Her love of felines is immense and she cannot see herself living without one.  Emily is currently in school working on her BA in Anthropology and in her free time she enjoys practicing yoga, playing video games, and relaxing with her kitties.  Emily is proud to be a part of the South Austin Cat Hospital team!

Kristian – Veterinary Receptionist

Kristian moved to Austin from Kilgore, TX in 2011 to attend Texas State University. As a small child, she began feeding strays and trying to love every feline she came across. She has consistently had a cat companion by her side since infancy and can’t imagine a life without one. She currently lives in San Marcos with her roommate and their three cats, Bowie, Freddie, and Samson, and senior dog, Pita. In her down time, she enjoys reading, watching Sci-Fi, and being outside whenever possible. She is thrilled to be working in an all feline facility and proud to be with South Austin Cat Hospital.

Clinic Cats

Princess Chloe