Bear Branch Animal Hospital's Dedicated Team
Our team of veterinary professionals is dedicated to delivering the best customer service and compassionate care to you and your pets.
Lynda McCoy, RVT — Hospital Manager
Lynda McCoy is our practice manager and is licensed in the state of Pennsylvania as a Registered Veterinary Technician. She first received her Veterinary Technician License in 1985 and has now worked in the veterinary field for over 35 years.
Currently, she has five dogs, five, and 11 chickens at home. In Lynda's spare time she likes to ride her motorcycle in the Texas Hill country and spend time with family and friends.
Erica Rodriguez — Lead Veterinary Technician
Erica is our Lead Surgery Veterinary Technician and has been with Bear Branch for five years.
She has three pets at home named Blue, Faith and Olaf. Erica has a passion for the homeless and takes part in a weekly ministry on Wednesday nights in downtown Houston with the Montrose Street Church.
Lauren Benner — Veterinary Technician
Lauren has been with Bear Branch Animal Hospital since 2013. She enjoys working with rescued animals and recently took in two rescue dogs of her own. Lauren is also currently studying to become a registered nurse.
Jenna Grimley — Veterinary Technician
Jenna joined the Bear Branch Animal Hospital family in Sept 2017. She has been in the veterinary field for 17 years.
Jenna has a passion for rescuing cats and Chichuahuas and is an advocate for Pit Bulls.
Tori King, CVA — Veterinary Technician
Tori has been a Veterinary Technician with Bear Branch since 2014. She earned a CVA designation from Lonestar College Tomball. Tori enjoys country life raising cattle. Her and her husband David, a firefighter serving in Montgomery County and Magnolia, also enjoy spending time with their daughter Paisley.
Alyssa Staloch — Veterinary Technician
Alyssa has been a Veterinary Technician with Bear Branch Animal Hospital since 2013. She attends Sam Houston State University as a part-time student studying public education.
Alyssa has three dogs Chaos, Honcho, and Riot as well as a cat named Sassy. When she is not at work or attending class she enjoys spending time with her daughter Hadley.
Kaleena Salsbury — Veterinary Technician
Kaleena started as a Veterinary Technician in Pennsylvania in 2007. She later moved to Texas in 2012, where she continued her Veterinary Technician career before joining Bear Branch in August of 2016. Kaleena has two German Shepherds and four cats. She has an interest in neonatal care of kittens.
Kendall Byrd — Veterinary Technician
Kendall graduated from Lone Star College Tomball's Veterinary Technology program in December 2017. She hopes to earn her license to become a certified veterinary technician next year. Kendall would like to work in a wolf sanctuary or in a zoo someday.
Kendall lives on a ranch surrounded by many animals including exotic deer, horse, longhorn cattle, chickens, dogs and cats. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Haley, one of our veterinary technicians, joined the Bear Branch Animal Hospital family in September 2015. She has two horses, Doc and Apache. Haley also has a Pittie Sweetie named Lexi and four cats, Meeka, Pearl, Salem and Binx. Haley enjoys barrel racing, calf roping and trail rides.
Mary Chandler — Client Care Specialist
Mary has worked at Bear Branch since 2012. She has a pet "ottoman" named Chewbacca and another dog named Stella. Mary loves dragging her family to triathlons and other races. Her first true love is Batman.
Lori Lindner — Client Care Specialist
Lori joined the Bear Branch team in March 2017, but has worked in the veterinary industry since 2012. She has two very spoiled cats, Willie and Bella. When Lori isn't working, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, Brinleigh, baking, spending time outdoors, going to the beach, and volunteering at a local dairy.
Rikette Guillory — Client Care Specialist
Rikette joined the Bear Branch Animal Hospital team in July 2013. She is one of our happy faces at our front desk.
Rikette has three dogs at home named Bentley, Carlee, and Rooster. Her interest outside of work include spending time with her family, especially her son Dawson, outdoor activities, watching movies, cooking, and arts and crafts.
Abbey Foerster — Client Care Specialist
Abbey has worked as a customer service representative for over 20 years. She has an incredible love for animals of all kinds with a menagerie of her own pets. When Abbey isn't working, she enjoys spending time with her family, rescuing animals, and helping others.
Danielle Brown — Client Care Specialist
Danielle is one of our customer service representatives. She moved to The Woodlands three years ago from San Antonio. Danielle started working at Bear Branch in August 2016, but has worked in the field for many years.
She has several pets including two rescued Boxer Mixes, Clark and Pepper, two guinea pigs, Peanut and Walnut, and a fish Bernie. Danielle enjoys spending time with her husband and two crazy boys! They enjoy movies, outdoor activities and basketball - they are huge San Antonio Spurs fans.