A Commitment to Excellence: Support Staff

Management & Reception

Alaina, Hospital Manager

AlainaAlaina has worked at Spencer Animal Hospital since graduating from Texas A&M University in May 2004—although really, she’s been around Pasadena since she was born. Dr. Mangum is her father and has had her doing things around the hospital since she can remember. Alaina loves her job! And getting to be around furry pets in a loving atmosphere is an excellent perk, too. She spends her spare time flying and having fun with her son, daughter and husband.

Patti, Head Receptionist

PattiPatti has worked for Spencer Animal Hospital since March 2008 as a receptionist, starting in the veterinary field in 1995. In her time away from work she enjoys spending time with her Grandchildren, family, and friends. Her hobbies include cooking, reading, sewing, and riding motorcycles.

Karen, Receptionist

KarenKaren has worked at Spencer Animal Hospital since 1974. She started with Dr. Mangum, her neighbor, right out of High School. One day her dad took the dogs to get their shots, and during the visit he asked if the hospital was hiring. Of course, they were! She was a little taken aback, but now the rest is history. See, Karen was one of those kids who knew she wasn’t supposed to feed strays, but seemed to always figure out a way to do so. The Spencer Animal Hospital office is a great place to work, and so many of Karen’s clients and co-workers feel more like family.

Outside of work, she of course has a wonderful family of her own, and Karen loves to spend time with her children and grandchildren.

Cynthia, Receptionist

CynthiaCynthia started with us in March of 2012, and has been in the veterinary business for15 years. Her hobbies include playing volleyball, being outdoors, and caring for her 2 horses, who’ve been family members since 1987.

Tracie Receptionist

TracieTracie began working for Spencer Animal Hospital in October 2014, but is a long time client of the clinic, and has been working in the veterinary field since 2004. She is married to her amazing husband Mike, and has two grown children, Richard and Angel. When not at work she loves spending time with her family, playing with her many animals, playing sports and watching movies.

Melissa, Reception and Technician

MelissaMelissa has been in the veterinary field for 13 years as a receptionist and Technician and enjoys helping animals in need. She has 3 shi-tzu that are 13 years old so they are her first born children. She does have 3 beautiful children that she spends most of her free time with when off of work. She loves taking her kids to the zoo or swimming pool or staying at home watching movies and eating popcorn.

Tenille, CVA Receptionist/Technician

TenilleTenille is a level 1 Certified Veterinary Assistant who has been with Spencer Animal Hospital since June 2007. She has a Fur Child who is a 6 year old, Australian Cattle Dog, named Remi. Tenille has a passion for working with animals and teaching. She is an Agriculture Educator who specializes in Veterinary and Animal Sciences at Career and Technical High School in Pasadena. In her spare time Tenille and Remi love spending time at the dog park as well as with friends and family.

Veterinary Staff

Jan, Head Veterinary Technician

JanJan has been with Spencer Animal Hospital since February 1976. Her furry family members include Tanner, Molly and Spencer. She enjoys running with Molly, her running partner and biking.

Ana, LVT

AnaAna joined Spencer Animal Hospital in 2012 as a kennel assistant while taking classes and graduating from The Vet Tech Institute of Houston in 2014. Ana loves spending time at the beach, playing with her cats and eating pizza! She believes the best part of her job is watching a sick animal make a full recovery and seeing their owners faces light up.

Estephani, Veterinary Technician

EstephaniEstephani joined our hospital in November 2014 after graduating from The Vet Tech Institute of Houston. She is the proud owner of two amazing dogs, Rocko and Rita, as well as a green amazon parrot names Marceline. Estephani hopes to continue her education and specialize as a surgical technician in the near future. In her spare time, Estephani is a film enthusiast and tends to her garden.

Haley, Veterinary Technician

HaleyHaley recently joined our hospital, first as an intern before graduating from The Vet Tech Institute of Houston, and now a full-time technician. She enjoys spending time with her purr-fect Sphynx and Bengal cats. Her favorite part of her job is seeing healthy, happy, and healed patients after they have been sick.

Sarah, Veterinary Assistant/Kennel Attendant

SarahSarah recently moved from sunny southern California to our neck of the woods. Sarah enjoys outdoors, fishing, hiking and watching the LA Dodgers play. Sarah has a love for special needs animals, having two 3-legged dogs of her own. She is looking forward to learning from the staff and growing with our hospital.

Ashley, Veterinary Assistant/Kennel Attendant

AshleyAshley recently joined our hospital in August 2016 after graduating from Pasadena Memorial High School. She enjoys working out, playing with her animals and playing softball. She plans to go to Texas A&M to pursue a career as a Veterinarian.

Dr. Mangum and his staff have been our pets’ choice clinic since 1971. Never has there been a more knowledgeable, caring, and friendly team with such unprecedented customer service. Forty one years of great service to us and all of our pets throughout the years!
– Barbara Groh

We have been clients of Spencer Animal Hospital for over 35 years. I know I have always been given excellent care whether it has been routine health care or for an emergency. I appreciate the kindness given to us and our animals and the honest information given when sometimes it is not what we wanted to hear.
–Sue Blansett

Dr. Mangum, Dr. Borovik and the staff of Spencer Animal Hospital have become an extension of our family by caring for our beloved pets. The doctors continue to keep abreast of changes in veterinary medicine, and have also worked with specialists in the care of our pets. We know that when we take our pet to Dr. Mangum and Dr. Borovik, be it for their yearly check-up or if they are ill, we can be confident they are receiving the best care available.
– The Gregory’s