Meet the Technicians

dermatological technician Tami P.Tami P.

Tami has worked at ADRC since May, 2004. Tami’s pet family includes three dogs: Kitti, an Akita; Cash, a Dorkie (Dachshund/Yorkie); and Nero, a Morkie (Maltese/Yorkie). Two of her favorite dermatologic conditions are pemphigus foliaceus and lupoid onychodystrophy.

Tami’s favorite quote:

“To err is human, to forgive, Canine” ~ Anonymous


Dermatological Technician Stephanie ZStephanie Z.

Stephanie started with ADRC in July 2014. She then left in December 2017 for an Oklahoma adventure. She missed Texas and ADRC so returned July 2018. Stephanie’s fur kids include 2 dogs, Heidi (Jack Russell) and Gypsy (Terrier mix) and a ferret named Evie. Stephanie’s favorite dermatological disease would be the different types of skin cancer because of her past experience working with a veterinary radiologist.

Stephanie’s favorite quotes:

“If You can calm the raging sea / You can calm the storm in me / You’re never too far away / You never show up too late / So here I am, lifting up my heart, / To the one who holds the stars” ~ Skillet

“How can you see into my eyes like open doors? / Leading you down, into my core / Where I’ve become so numb, without a soul / My spirit’s sleeping somewhere cold / Until you find it there, and lead it, back, home” ~ Evanescence

Dermatological Technician Leah MLeah M.

Leah had worked in general practice for several years when she realized very quickly that her true passion lay with dermatology. She joined the ADRC team in February, 2016. Leah has one fur baby, Cali, a 9-year-old calico. Her two favorite dermatologic disorders are pemphigus foliaceus and epithelial inclusion cysts.

Leah’s favorite quote:

“She believed she could, so she did.” ~ R.S. Gray


Dermatological Technician Sarah ZSarah Z.

Sarah joined the ADRC team in June, 2016. Sarah’s pets include two loving dogs, “Kipper” and “Scout”, two wonderful cats “Penelope” and “D’Artanian”, and two beautiful horses, “Arizona” and “Brigador”. Sarah’s favorite dermatological disease is Pemphigus foliaceus.

Sarah’s favorite quote:

“Before you get a pet, you can’t quite imagine what living with one might be like, afterward, you can’t imagine living any other way.” ~ Caroline Knapp

Leslie CLeslie C.

Leslie moved to Texas in 2002 from Pasadena, CA. At the time, she didn’t know what she wanted to do in life, until a few years later, she realized her true love for animals and began working with them in 2008. Leslie started with the ADRC team in October 2018. She doesn’t have any pets of her own at the moment, but is surrounded by family pets, which she loves as her own. Leslie’s favorite dermatological disease is Symmetrical Lupoid Onychodystrophy.

Leslie’s favorite quotes:

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” ~ Josh Billings


“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” ~ Andy Worhol

Kacey CKacey C.

Kacey joined ADRC in December 2017. She has a five-year-old red Shiba Inu named Sakura, which means “cherry blossom” in Japanese. Her favorite dermatologic condition is Demodicosis.

Sarah’s favorite quote:

“Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Veterinary tech EmilyEmily M.

Emily joined the ADRC team in October 2020.

Emily’s pets include two itty bitty chihuahuas, “Kiki” and “Eevee”, three crazy cats “George”, “Voodoo” and “Lacey”, a cute leopard tortoise named “Koopa”, and a friendly ball python named “William Snakespeare”.

Emily’s favorite dermatological disease is Vitiligo.

Emily’s favorite quote:

“The least I can do is speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves.” ~ Jane Goodall