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Our Careteam

At North Star Animal Hospital, your pet’s emotional and physical well-being is prioritized with every visit. We put the patients first!

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Tanya was a client here at North Star Animal Hospital before she was an employee—she brought her own pets to see Dr. Youssef ever since moving to San Antonio a number of years ago. For Tanya, being able to join a team of compassionate, skilled animal-lovers just like herself was a dream come true! She’s proud to now serve as one of the hospital’s front-desk receptionists.

Tanya grew up in Laredo, Texas, and volunteered for several years there at the Laredo Animal Protective Society. It was there that she developed deep passions for fostering—she’s a member of the San Antonio Feral Cat Coalition to this day!—and animal healthcare. In July of 2016, Tanya decided to apply for a job here at North Star Animal Hospital; she was hired on the spot, and has been serving the pets and animal owners of the area ever since.

At home, Tanya enjoys the company of several pets of her own. She has three dogs—Larry, a sweet and snorty white Schnauzer; Peanut, the tan and white Chihuahua who can never get enough pets; and a vocal tricolor Chihuahua named Khaleesi—as well as three feline companions: Twinkle, a grumpy domestic shorthair, Thor the mischievous orange tabby, and the mama-cat of the group, Queen Alexandria.



Veterinary Technician

An animal owner herself, Elizabeth knows exactly how much pets mean to the families of San Antonio. She’s wanted to help improve the lives of pets for as long as she can remember! Elizabeth is proud to serve as a Veterinary Technician with the North Star Animal Hospital team.

A Houston native, Elizabeth worked in a practice there for three years following her undergraduate studies in biology and chemistry. After that, she moved here to San Antonio, where she is currently enrolled in a program to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Elizabeth joined the North Star Animal Hospital family in March of 2016, and has particular interests in radiograph diagnostics and client education. She absolutely loves imparting helpful knowledge to brand-new pet owners!

In her time away from work, Elizabeth enjoys working out in her Zumba class and spending time with her own pets at home. She lives with an Australian shepherd, Spot, who enjoys doing tricks for his daily dental treat; Sasha the Siberian husky, who can play for hours before she’s tired out; and a young Chihuahua/terrier mix named Bambi who tucks himself under the covers at night.

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