“We can’t say enough about how pleased we’ve been with the people and services at this fine facility and highly recommend entrusting your little ones to their care.” ~ John and Ann Cornwell
The Dedicated Veterinary Staff of Bay Glen Animal Hospital, Clear Lake TX
Jennifer Donaldson, Practice Manager
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Jennifer has lived in Texas since she was in third grade. Jennifer began her career in veterinary medicine in 2005 when she joined Bay Glen Animal Hospital as a Client Relations Specialist. She was later selected to be a core member of the team that opened and established The Feline Medical Center, where she not only learned a great deal about cats, but also acquired valuable nursing experience. Since that time, she has continued her education, building on her practice management skills. She recently moved into the Practice Manager position in charge of both Bay Glen and The Feline Medical Center.
Jennifer enjoys meeting Bay Glen’s clients and their animal companions and feels that helping pets and their owners is the most rewarding part of her job. A devout animal lover, Jennifer has a special fondness for kittens and golden retrievers—because she has one of each! She also loves to shop and spend time with her family and friends whenever she can.
Melissa C., Client Relations Specialist
Melissa grew up in a suburb north of Dallas and moved to the Gulf Coast area in 2005. She has been with the Bay Glen team since June of 2005 and couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Her relationships with clients and their pets are very important to her.
Melissa and her husband, Carlos, have been happily married since June of 2003. Melissa’s free time is spent with her husband, who is the youth minister at their small church. She enjoys spending as much time with their youth group as possible!! Additionally, Melissa enjoys reading and spending time with her bossy Pomeranian, "Brutus" and her sweet Chihuahua mix, “Sophie”.
Mary W., Client Relations Specialist
Mary started her career in 1990 working at a well-established small animal practice in Midland, Michigan. After relocating in 1996, she continued to work as a technician in a busy practice in Houston before moving to Clear Lake in 2002, when she joined Bay Glen. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary care but has a passion for animal behavior and the challenge of rehabilitating pets with behavioral issues using a positive, gentle approach through operant conditioning.
Mary is also very involved with training and showing her own dogs in obedience, tracking, and conformation. Mary lives in the Clear Lake area with her husband, Darrell, and their three dogs (a Chesapeake Bay retriever, a Belgian malinois, and a rat terrier) and one dilute calico Persian, who runs the household. Outside of work, her hobbies include photography and kayaking.
Elyssa P., Veterinary Nurse
Elyssa grew up in New Orleans and started working with a rescue organization when she was 12 years old. From that point on, she knew she wanted to spend her life helping animals. She graduated from the Houston branch of the Veterinary Technical Institute in April 2011. Elyssa had spent her 8-week student internship working with the staff at Bay Glen Animal Hospital, so when an opportunity for a full-time position became available, it was an easy decision for her to join the Bay Glen team. Elyssa recently completing her state and national board examination, and she is now proud to wear the title of Registered Veterinary Technician.
When she isn’t working, Elyssa enjoys spending her time with her son, Dylan; her dog, Maddie; her cat, Bailey; a bird named Ziomi; and her three pet snakes.
Crystal M., Veterinary Nurse
Crystal was born and raised in Houston, Texas where she graduated from Milby High School in 2000. After high school, she attended the University of Houston where she received her Bachelor's degree in English in 2005. After working in the research field for several years, Crystal answered her calling and attended the Vet Tech Institute of Houston. There, she graduated Alpha Beta Kappa and was awarded an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology in December of 2011.
She takes great pride in fulfilling her life-long dream of working with animals. Her past experience includes volunteering for the Houston Zoo and the Houston Humane Society. Crystal says the best part of her career is being able to witness young pets grow up and become healthy, happy adult pets.
Crystal has two four-legged children that she adopted from local shelters. "Duke" is a black lab mix who is the best cuddle bug, but also loves the outdoors. "James" is also a black lab mix who keeps the whole family in active mode. In her time away from the hospital, she spends it with her family engaging in outdoor activities, cooking vegetarian dishes, and watching movies.
Ashley T., Veterinary Nurse
Ashley was born and raised in Houston, TX. She has been an employee at Bay Glen Animal Hospital since 2012. Ashley has always had an interest in animals and science and in 2012 she graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Biology as well as in Environmental Science.
Ashley enjoys working with our patients and their owners and says it is a pleasure to come to work every day and do what she loves. Ashley has several four legged children "Marley", "Tiki" and her newest addition to the family "Fajita" her bearded dragon!
In her time away from the office, Ashley enjoys playing guitar, driving, and spending time with her fiancˇ. Ashley hopes to attend school to become a veterinarian in the future; she knows this is her calling in life.
Danielle O., Veterinary Nurse
Danielle was born and raised in the Houston area. She began her career in human medicine. Danielle served her country for 8 years as a corpsman in the United States Navy and during those years, she also became a licensed medical assistant.
Following her service in the Navy, Danielle attended culinary school in Chicago and received training to become a pastry chef! All of her fellow staff members are very grateful for this training, since her desserts are awesome!
Danielle has been an employee at Bay Glen Animal Hospital since 2012 and really loves educating clients and meeting new pets and their owners. Danielle is the proud mother of 3 miniature horses "Waffles", "Beans" and "Outlaw", as well as 2 pygmy goats "Mr. Pickles" and "Jelly Bean" (Can you tell she likes to cook?!) When she is not at work, Danielle loves doing anything that allows her to spend time outdoors, and of course baking!
Lissa R., Veterinary Nurse
Lissa spent approximately ten years of her childhood growing up in the Middle East. She says it was a very interesting experience, but she is glad to be back home now in the USA!
Lissa's love for animals led her to pursue a career as a veterinary nurse, and she is currently attending the Veterinary Technician Institute in Houston. She has been an employee at Bay Glen Animal Hospital since 2011, and manages to juggle a very busy schedule with work and school. Lissa says it will all be worth it when she graduates this year in April! The doctors and staff at Bay Glen Animal Hospital are very proud of her achievements as well!
Lissa describes herself as a "crazy cat lady". She loves all pets, but has a great fondness for cats of all ages, sizes and colors!! Lissa of course has two kitties of her own, "Ruca" and "Tallah". Her three other "children" are "Spencer" and "Hannah" both Dachshunds, and "Ms Bunny" who of course is a rabbit!
Lissa's long term goals are to work in a zoo as a veterinary technician or to work overseas in some type of conservation work. But for now, we are happy to have her as a member of our staff.
Lauren F., Veterinary Assistant
Lauren was also born and raised locally and has lived in the Houston area her entire life. She attended Pasadena High School and graduated in 2007. Lauren has been employed at Bay Glen Animal Hospital since 2012 and says she thoroughly enjoys her work. Her favorite aspect of her position is meeting new clients and their four legged fur babies! Lauren became a certified veterinary assistant in 2012 and working in the veterinary field is her lifelong dream come true.
Lauren has 3 four legged children. "Gracie" and "Jackson" her two dachshunds and "Gus" her kitty she rescued when he was only two weeks old! In her spare time she is an avid photographer and really enjoys scrapbooking.
Ryan W., Veterinary Assistant
Carol L., Bookkeeper
Carol grew up in Kentucky and actually started her career in human medicine before making the switch and joining Bay Glen Animal Hospital in 1994. She enjoys the diversity of her position and works in a number of different capacities for the hospital. Her relationships with the many clients she has grown close to over the years are very important to her and observing the remarkable human-animal bond that many of us share with our pets is something that brings her joy every day.
Carol has a golden retriever named Harley and two cats, Hoover and Huey. She also has two human children, David and Jennifer, and is a proud grandmother as well. Carol enjoys reading and spending time with her family when she is not at work.
April, Client Relations Specialist
April has worked at Bay Glen Animal Hospital since October 2001 as a Client Relations Specialist. April has always known what her calling was from a young age. As a small girl, she was always an animal lover, the one who would rescue and take in injured and sick birds, squirrels and ducks from around her neighborhood. To this day the people of her community still come to her for her advice and help when they come across an injured animal.
April has two furry children and a Cherry-head Red-foot Tortoise. “Beau”, the happy go lucky hairy terrier is the oldest child; “Chance”, the black lab mix is a real momma’s boy. The Tortoise “Little Foot” is the newest edition to her family. She enjoys playing outside with her brothers on sunny days.
April's kind and caring demeanor is evident to both clients and patients. Nothing is more rewarding to her than sending home a healthy patient. In her time away from the office, April enjoys photography, playing poker and riding her motorcycle with her husband, Billy.
Maria B., Client Relations Specialist
Kelly E., Animal Caregiver
Kelly was born and raised in the Clear Lake area, and is a 2007 graduate of Clear Lake High School. Following high school, Kelly relocated to the North Dallas/Plano area to attend the University of Texas at Dallas. She graduated in May, 2011 with a major in literature and a minor in history. While Kelly enjoyed her time in Dallas, Clear Lake has always been home for her, and so she moved back to the area to pursue her love for animals in a career.
Kelly has been an employee at Bay Glen Animal Hospital since 2011, and loves working with the pets she interacts with on a daily basis. She says each pet is unique and special in their own way, but they are all fun to care for! Kelly has always had a deep passion and love for animals. Growing up she had a great variety of pets- dogs, fish, mice, turtles, a rabbit and a snake too! Kelly takes great care of each and every pet she is responsible for and we at Bay Glen Animal Hospital feel very fortunate to have her as a member of our team!
Kelly currently lives with her 4- legged child, a yellow Labrador Retriever named "Banana" as well as her parents 2 dogs, a black Labrador Retriever named "Belle" and an Australian Shepherd named "Maddy". In her time away from the hospital, Kelly likes to read, and watch TV and movies while cuddling with her puppy!
Cassandra M., Animal Caregiver
Robin F., Pet Stylist
Robin was born and raised in beautiful Napa Valley, California. She relocated to Texas in 1998 and now resides in Pearland, TX. Robin has been a groomer for quite a while, and loves her job. She joined the team at Bay Glen Animal Hospital in early 2012. Robin says she finds great joy in caring for the pets she grooms, and caring for their appearance. She says it is very rewarding to see the transformation in some pets once their grooming is completed. They look good, and maintaining their hair coat, skin, etc. makes them feel better too! Robin has her own four legged child, a fox terrier named "Tucker" who she adopted from a rescue group. When she is not at work, they are inseparable. She also relishes spending time with her daughter shopping and sharing the special bond between a mother and daughter. In her time away from the office, she enjoys hiking with her fiancˇ and of course with "Tucker". Robin likes crafts and creative projects as well. Robin would love the opportunity to meet you and your four legged family member, and the opportunity to make that furry friend look and feel great!