Veterinary Technicians Assistants

  • Becky Cross, Licensed Veterinary Technician
    Lead Veterinary Technician

    Becky is our Lead Technician, and does incredible work for her patients and clients.  She has been with us since the very beginning of RAH in May 2004, and has been a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) since 1999.   Becky and her husband Barry have 2 daughters, she is pictured here with her Boston Terrier Ruckus. They also have another Boston named Gus and a cat named Jon.

  • Sarah King
    Veterinary Technician

    Sarah joined our team summer of 2011 and has been a wonderful addition to RAH.  Her passion for what she does shows through every day in the care and compassion she provides for all of our patients.  She lives with her husband and daughter and they share their home with 3 dogs, Missy Ray, Dobby and Batman.

  • Lauren Bell
    Veterinary Technician

    Lauren started with us in June 2013.  She has been in the veterinary field for several years and is always smiling and on most days is our entertainment with her great sense of humor!  She has two sweetie pie Saint Bernards named Rosie and Dax...who according to Lauren are the MOST amazing dogs ever!  :)

  • Emily May
    Veterinary Technician

    Emily joined our team in January 2018. She has worked in the veterinary field for 13 years. She has 2 cats named Turkey (14 yr) and Chester(4 yr). She loves to cook and try new recipes, but she also just like to enjoy the quiet :)

  • Krystal Mestas
    Veterinary Technician

    Krystal started with us in September of 2017. She graduated from Animal Behavior College in 2015. She has 3 dogs, Buddy, Cookies and Cutie. She enjoys dog training and learning new things in the veterinary field. Krystal is in charge of all of our dog & puppy training classes, and does an amazing job!

  • Rachel Hardegree
    Veterinary Technician

    Rachael Hardegree came to Richter Animal Hospital in September 2019.  A 2012 graduate of Sam Houston State University, she holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Animal Science and has over 8 years of experience as a veterinary technician, working in both general medicine and several specialty fields.  She prides herself on providing thorough, complete, and compassionate care to each of her patients, treating every one of them as she would treat her own pet.  In her spare time, Rachael enjoys sports, spending time with friends and family, CrossFit, and loving on her dogs Balto and Duchess.

  • Kirsty Ballinger
    Veterinary Technician

    Kirsty started as a part of the Royal Pet Resort & Spa team in 2018.  She had such a passion for the animals she took care of that she eventually transitioned to a Technician Assistant at Richter Animal Hospital.  Kirsty is now our newest Veterinary Technician, and she takes amazing care of the pets we see.  Kirsty has a dog named Dually and works in equine care in her down time.  She loves spending time at the barn with her horses!

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Richter Animal Hospital

Monday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Saturday:

7:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

The Royal Pet Resort and Spa

Monday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Saturday:

7:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

(For Pick Up Only)

4:00 PM-6:00 PM

Richter Animal Hospital

Find us on the map