Tony Miranda, Penn Hip Cert. – Multi site Practice Manager. The buck stops here. He is responsible for the day-to-day management and staffing of Stuebner Airline Veterinary Hospital since September 2023, Veterans Memorial Drive Animal Hospital since 2007 and Champions Forest Animal Clinic since 2021. He has been involved in veterinary medicine industry since 1996, and since he has advanced through every position the hospital has to offer except veterinarian. He has worked with and been around animals since he was a child. He has completed over 100 hours in equine anatomy, physiology, and neurology, from the Vluggen Institute of Equine Osteopathy in 2008. Although not a veterinarian he has also completed advanced courses in veterinary dentistry, critical care, radiology, anesthesiology, and management. Tony has also taken canine rehabilitation lab courses from North Carolina State University Canine Rehabilitation and has begun testing for certification for Canine Rehabilitation from The University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He is currently in charge of scheduling, inventory, and hospital administration, stem cell processing, platelet rich plasma (PRP) preparation, Low Level Laser Therapy, canine physical rehabilitation, underwater treadmill, land treadmill, therapeutic whirlpool, and ozone therapies. In his time away from the clinic, Tony currently concentrates on hoof health through barefoot methods and other modalities available. Tony dedicates time to farrier work and education, equine health, trail riding, horse training and his Bully dogs. His wife, four children, multiple dogs, cats, and horses keep him very busy when he's not at the clinic.
Abbie and Danish
Assistant Hospital Manager
Hello there, my name is Abbie and I have a Associates degree in Hospitality Management. I have been working at SAVH since April 2016, September 2023 as assistant hospital manager, was the Lead receptionist until September 2023; however, I was pretty much born and raised here. My mom started working for Dr. Whitmore when he was had a hospital on 1960 back in the seventies. She worked back and forth with him managing the boarding facility until 2019, when she then retired. In addition, two of my five children have worked here. One at boarding and grooming with her nana, and the other came aboard to help us in a difficult time during COVID. She moved into reception until she left to start her BIG girl career as a BCBA working with Autistic children. As you can see my family considers this Hospital as family and we treat it as such. We are avid animal lovers. I have two American Bullies (Doug and Naomi) and I rescued a sweet but crazy dog named Duke. I have multiple cats as well. My love for animals runs deep.
Liz Kacal Roesner LVT & Alphonso
Client Advocate, Social Media, Marketing
I had the pleasure of my third job being kennel assistant at Champions Veterinary Hospital in 1973. Dr Maury Coop, Dr Gary Sizenbach and Dr Jack Whitmore were the doctors at the hospital on FM 1960. Dr Whitmore had talked to me in 1977 about going to take the technician exam at A&M. You had to have 4 years experience with a veterinary hospital. I signed up and started with a study group at University of Houston and the Houston SPCA. I was one of the first licensed veterinary technicians in the state of Texas. I have been blessed by the doctors sending me to continue education seminars and teaching me the skills of their field.
As the years have gone on I find myself as Office Manager and Human Resource at this wonderful practice. Stuebner Airline and Champions Veterinary Hospital have merged into one hospital at the current location. As of 2023 I have been asked to take on a new role of Client Communications, Social Media and Hospital Relations Guide, to go to the schools for career day and speak about the many opportunities in this field. I am blessed to be given the choice to choose the things I enjoy the most to end my career with. I am going on a 5 year time line which at the end of each 5 years am I will ask myself am I ready to retire or am I still sharp in my mind to continue to do the best for this amazing hospital. The biggest blessing at the hospital is working with the most amazing staff.
I have been married to my high school sweet heart Walter since 1978 and have 2 amazing sons with their beautiful, intelligent wives who both work in education. Walter and I are also blessed with 2 grandsons and 1 granddaughter. We cherish the time we are able to spend with them. We have the love of our life, Alphonso our pup in the picture that our kids say we love more than them.
My hobbies are a small garden, canning, genealogy, photography, birdwatching and time spent with family and friends. My husband and I also have been given the opportunity by our Lord Jesus Christ of having a blanket ministry. When we go for checkups at MD Anderson and run into someone Cold, lonely or just plain scared of the unknown we offer them the blanket. It then opens up all kinds of conversations and all of the sudden we are not thinking about the cancer. New friendships are made from all around the world.
Moe and Ashes enjoying the climbing tree with Nan
Cookie, Aggie and Nan having love fest.
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