Meet Our Care Team

Our team is passionate about pet care and dedicated to taking the absolute best care of your furry best friend.

Anne DeShetler

Anne DeShetler

Veterinary Technician

Anne has felt a special bond with animals ever since she was a young girl. By working as a Veterinary Technician, she’s able to spend time with the pets she loves so much while ultimately bettering the lives of animal owners and their companions!

Anne is originally from Colorado. She began college as an education major but started to consider animal care after hearing fascinating stories from her cousin, who was training to become a veterinarian. Anne eventually secured a job at the clinic where her cousin worked, and before long she was hooked—she decided to change her major to animal science and become a veterinary professional herself! Anne completed her animal science degree in Louisiana, then moved to Texas to expand her career as a Veterinary Technician.

Here at the hospital, Anne is particularly fond of critical-care work and seeing puppies and kittens grow and mature over the years. Most of all, she loves forming lasting relationships with the area’s pet owners and their beloved animal friends.

Outside of her interests in the veterinary world, Anne likes practicing building and landscape photography, spending time with her family, and enjoying the company of her American Bulldog, Cade.

Brandi Arning

Brandi Arning

Receptionist, Kennel Tech, Tech Assistant

Brandi was born in Conroe, TX and raised in Willis, TX.

Growing up loving all animals, she’s been in FFA since 9th grade. Once she got in, she entered the fast track program to become a CVA.

Even though her mom said no, she spent her life bringing stray animals home. In 2005, she got her first puppy and was hooked! This was the moment she decided to spend her life dedicated to veterinary medicine. She was intrigued by vaccinations and the veterinary industry in general.

“I enjoy interacting with my clients when they come into the clinic. I love helping team member when I can and learning new things constantly.”

Her dog Shiner was rescued from the side of the road, and she loves her dearly. She also shares a home with her Balinese, Bella, who is 11-years-old.

In her spare time, she loves riding four-wheelers, horseback riding and barrel racing, and dirt track race cars. Sprint cars are her favorite because she used to build and drive them with her dad.

Alyssa DeSisto

Alyssa DeSisto

Kennel Tech

Meet our amazing kennel tech, Alyssa! She was born in Conroe, TX and has moved around a little bit before finding her way to us.

She has always had an interest in the medical field and knew she wanted to be a doctor. She has always loved animals. Working at Lake Conroe Vets is the beginning of her story. She knew she always wanted to work with animals and working here has cemented that for her.

Her favorite part of her job is interacting with all of our wonderful clients. She loves meeting so many interesting people and spending quality time with the companions that are boarded with us!

At home, she has two dogs – Paisley and Sassy! In her spare time, she likes to read and watch scary movies!

Olivia Holland

Olivia Holland

Receptionist

Meet our awesome receptionist, Olivia! Another awesome human from Montgomery County!

Why did she want to be in the veterinary industry? “When I was a baby, still just crawling, I took off down the road when my mom took my brother inside over a scraped knee or cup of water. When she found me, a pack of neighborhood dogs, 4 or 5 of them, were surrounding me and protecting me. I’ve wanted to help animals all of my life. I share a special bond with them.”

After volunteering at Vista Veterinary Hospital, she found her way to the Lake Conroe team, and we’re so happy to have her. Plus, she loves spending her days doing what she loves. She loves greeting patients and clients as they walk in, using her friendliness to set the tone for the entire visit. She also loves holding our patients to let them know everything will be okay.

At home, she has Belle – a hyper little puppy who likes to play and cuddle. She is also learning to listen to Olivia’s two-year-old who loves to boss her around! In her spare time, she loves pleasure writing. She handwrote a 137-page book in junior high and is working on another story now. She also loves photography and scrapbooking her daughter’s life.

Kristen Soule

Kristen Soule

Bio coming soon.

Chelsey Pool

Chelsey Pool

Meet our amazing LVT, Chelsey! She is recently engaged and plans on starting a family in the future! Since she was little, she wanted to be in the veterinary industry. She never really played with Barbies, but she always had stuffed animals and would play doctor with the littlest pet shops.

After graduating high school, she attended Tomball College where she attained her degree of an Associate’s of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. She then passed her state and national board and became licensed! She has mainly worked in the Houston area but also spent a year in Memphis, TN!

Her passions are surgery and emergency care and she loves doing anesthesia.

At home, she and her fiance Christian have a horse named Comanche, who is a gray and white paint and was her very first horse! She also has a tuxedo cat named Lord Beerus, a Pit Bull named Jetta, and a bunch of fish!

When she’s not at work, she enjoys horseback riding, barrel racing, cats, and swimming! She does go racing in her Corvette every now and then!

Amanda Chavana

Amanda Chavana

Receptionist

Amanda is from Montgomery, Texas and went to Montgomery schools from pre-k to high school! She is now attending Lone Star College to earn her Associate’s Degree in science.

Ever since she was a little girl, she has had a passion for rescuing and helping animals. She’s so excited to learn more about animals so she can help them in the future.

Her first experience in the veterinary industry came on a high-fenced ranch in Huntsville, TX where she was able to watch the veterinarian interact with all breeds of animals.

Amanda has a passion for radiology and loves to see things from a different perspective. When families are worried about their pets, she’s proud to be able to help.

Her dog Jessie likes to cuddle up on the couch and give hugs. Her other dog, Sadie, prefers to go to the dog park or for a run around the neighborhood. Her kitten, Elle, is very mischievous and loves to get into new things.

In her spare time, she loves doing crafts or taking her dogs on adventures with her!

Abriana Reece

Abriana Reece

Kennel Tech Assistant

Meet Abriana, our Kennel Tech Assistant that was born in Conroe and proudly raised in Texas! She interested the veterinary field because she wanted more hands=on training with animals. In her current role, she gets to do just that. She helps animals when she’s needed, and takes them out for a little exercise and fun.

When she’s not at work, she loves to play tennis and walk animals!

Sarah Mullis

Sarah Mullis

Veterina Assistantry

Sarah was born and raised in Magnolia, Texas. She graduated from Magnolia High School in 2008. She is married to Skyler Mullis who retired from the United States Navy. They have three children and three fur babies. Sarah has always had a love and passion to help animals; from helping a turtle cross the road to helping a stray animal in need. She has also volunteered at Norfolk SPCA in Norfolk, Virginia from 2011-12. Sarah has been active in the veterinary industry since 2013. She graduated from Animal Behavioral College with Veterinary Assistant and Animal Behaviorist certifications. She is currently enrolled in Penn Foster to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician.

Madison La Sell

Madison La Sell

Receptionist

Meet our amazing receptionist, Madison! She was born and raised in College Station, Texas, and is currently a second-year biology major student at Sam Houston State University with the hopes of working with wildlife rehabilitation. She has been riding horses since the age of 5 and has been working with exotics since the age of 9.

She got into the veterinary world because the natural world and its creatures are fascinating to her. She has always been the one to search for any creatures in need, whether it’s befriending a stray kitten or rescuing a tiny bee from the pool.

Here at the clinic, Madison will work at the front desk, learning our software, and the communication processes necessary for a successful workplace.

At home, Madison has one fur baby that means everything to her. Nash is a 2.5-year-old Fawn Boxer who loves attention and stealing hearts. His tongue is always out, especially when he’s relaxing or sleeping because life is better this way.

Madison is proud to earn Honor Roll each semester and loves learning so that she can educate others. She looks forward to her growth opportunities at Lake Conroe Vets!

Meredith Krus

Meredith Krus

Veterinary Technician

Meet our veterinary technician, Meredith! Her job is to ensure patient health, safety, and happiness.

She was born and raised in Texas and has loved dancing since she was 7. She even went on to start teaching and doing choreography. After high school, she went to VII to get her Associate’s degree of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. She found her way to the veterinary industry because the only thing that brought her happiness was the companionship of animals. One day it just clicked, being in the veterinary industry was what she wanted to do with her life. After an externship with a surgery center, she was hooked. She decided to keep going high-volume, low-cost spay and neuters and took a job doing that in a no-kill shelter. From there, she took a job in a general practice working with exotics and small mammals.

Meredith’s interests lie in parasitology and clinical pathology. She loves looking at cell morphology and doing anything with a microscope. She also really enjoys dentistry!

At home, she shares her life with Achilles, an 8-year-old Scottish Fold cat with the sweetest personality. She also has a 7-year-old cat names Spacta that she bottle fed when she was a baby!

In her spare time, she loves to cook, paint, and do anything creative. She tries to spend as much time with family as she can. She also loves to teach young kids how to handle exotics, showing them proper restraint, how to take vitals, animal behavior, and even how to process a fecal sample.