Meet the friendly staff at Western Hills Animal Medical & Surgical Clinic!
Courtney’s passion for rehabilitating animals has led to a satisfying career in the veterinary medicine field. Courtney has spent countless hours bottle feeding cats, goats, and sheep who needed regular nourishment to survive. She has also worked with equine rescue groups, giving neglected horses a second chance to thrive. After seeing animals’ lives changed through skilled, compassionate care, Courtney realized that a veterinary medicine career was the right choice for her. She wants to keep contributing to animals’ good health for many years to come!
Born in Kentucky, Courtney lived there and in Illinois until she was 15 years old when her family moved to Texas. After completing high school, Courtney became quite interested in the veterinary field. Courtney enrolled at Lone Star Community College in Tomball, Texas; and she soon earned her Certified Veterinary Assistant credential. Courtney then enrolled in the college’s Veterinary Technician program, working as a horse trainer while she learned essential veterinary care skills.
For the past ten years, Courtney has enjoyed working as a veterinary technician and manager. After previously working at Western Hills Animal Medical & Surgical Clinic, Courtney is happy to be back where she belongs. She loves educating clients about their pets’ health care, and she also delights in experiencing each client’s journey with their pet. Courtney feels a special appreciation for her coworkers, as they each play a major role in clients’ and patients’ positive experiences.
On occasion, Courtney finds herself in the exam rooms, where she thoroughly enjoys seeing the playful puppies and kittens who arrive for their new patient exams. Courtney also loves seeing the results of patients’ dental cleanings, as she knows those beloved pets will be much more comfortable and will have a better quality of life.
Away from the hospital, Courtney enjoys life with her husband, James, and their family. Courtney and James are active members of the nearby Lonestar Cowboy Church, which positively influences their life.
Courtney treasures her four stepchildren and daughter. Kade is a musician, in whom she is continually amazed by his ability to play several instruments, teach others to play, and write music. Tanner plays the guitar and is active in church while finishing school. Seth plays saxophone, guitar, football, and basketball while attending school in Montgomery. Jenna is into basketball, Girl Scouts, and swim team. Stephanie is learning gymnastics and loves to ride her pony in parades and looks forward to more adventuresome trail riding. When she is ready, they may go out with the local riding club, the Yeehaw Sisterhood, from time to time, like her mommy used to do.
Courtney and James have two much-loved equine family members. Rose, the family’s horse, is learning to trail ride. Courtney’s young daughter, Stephanie, loves to ride Jewel, her sweet pony.
Courtney’s household also includes two canine family members. Honey, the family’s rescued golden retriever/Chow Chow/coyote mix, serves as an intensely loyal companion and a formidable guard dog; and Zeus, their aging pug, has quite a repertoire of tricks, but also has an insatiable appetite for anything he sees…whether it’s food or not.
Both feline family members are also rescued pets. Biscuit, the family’s indoor cat, absolutely thrives on love and attention. On the other hand, Monk is definitely an outdoor cat who greatly enjoys his freedom. While Monk has no intentions of living inside, he’s a smart kitty who enjoys a good meal and a scratch behind the ears when he does come home.