Tallecia used to work in a feed store and realized she was selling deworming and medical products for illnesses she didn’t fully understand herself. She ended up studying veterinary technology to have her questions answered! Now Tallecia cares for pets every day as a Veterinary Technician.
Originally from Magnolia, Tallecia attended Lone Star College-Tomball to earn her degree in veterinary technology. Here at the clinic, she’s particularly fond of performing blood draws and examining pathogen samples under the microscope.
Tallecia lives in Hockley with her two pets, Simon and Maddie. When she isn’t spending time with them or tending to the needs of the area’s pets here at the hospital, Tallecia enjoys growing tadpoles and making her own jewelry—she’s even sold some of her pieces!
Maria was born and raised in Snow Hill, North Carolina. Her father worked at a hog farm and started taking her with him when she was four years old. It was this event that helped eventually bring her into the veterinary industry. “Growing around chickens, goats, horses, dogs, cats, and ducks made me more curious about how animals lived and saw a veterinarian come and visit every once in a while made me start thinking about that as a career.” When she was eight, she helped a mama goat give birth and even had to assist with positioning the baby for an easier birth! “That was the day I decided to go into the veterinary field.”
Maria went to school at the Vet Tech Institute of Houston and completed her schooling online to earn her Associate’s degree. Her passion is being in the lab!
Maria’s passion are her sons, Alonso and Isaac. She loves working with animals, but her favorite is farm animals as that’s what she grew up with!
Kennel Tech Assistant
Meet our kennel tech assistant, Hannah! She is originally from Cleveland, TX and found her way to the Conroe area! She has always had an interest in animals and even played doctor with her childhood dog, Lily.
She first took a veterinary medical app. her junior year of high school and she’s now enjoying the veterinary field and the TVMA program!