Our Team

Our Team

Aqua

AQUA

Practice Manager
contact me at: aqua.heinrichs@hillsidevc.com 

Aqua was born in Milwaukee, WI, and graduated in 2012 from Northland College with a BS in Biology and Chemistry. She moved to Dallas in 2013 and started working at Hillside Veterinary Clinic. She quickly earned a supervisor position and became Canyon Creek's new practice manager in 2015. In 2019, she began managing Prestonwood Pet Clinic as well. Professionally, Aqua's focus is maintaining a positive, fun work environment for the team while fostering relationships with our clients. When not working she enjoys hiking, camping, visiting national parks and spending time with her three mix breed dogs Jalisco, Jasper, and Cheese Curd.


KATIE

Supervisor/Surgical Director

Katie is a native of Dallas and now lives in McKinney, TX. She went to Colorado State University to pursue her Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management and Zoology and moved back to Texas in 2017. Katie has been a technician with us since then and continues to follow her dream of working with animals! Katie and her husband, Brandon, have a son named Cameron, as well as 3 dogs (2 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels & a Great Pyrenees) and a cat. Outside of work, Katie enjoys traveling, watching movies, concerts and being outdoors.


Lisa

Lisa

Veterinary Technician

Lisa is originally from Oklahoma, but has lived in Texas for enough time to qualify as an honorary Texan. Lisa brings a whopping 35 years of veterinary experience with her and boasts a Licensed Veterinary Technician degree (2006). Lisa’s greatest veterinary interest is surgery, where she has specialized for most of the last 20 years. Outside of work, Lisa has eclectic taste and enjoys antiquing with her daughters, reading paper books, collecting western books and artifacts, and going to hockey games (Go Stars!). Lisa extends her affection for our patients to her home, where she cares for numerous geriatric cats and dogs.


Andrew

Andrew

Veterinary Technician

Bio coming soon.


Amanda

AMANDA

Customer Service Representative

Amanda was born in Oklahoma and raised in Texas. She received her Associate of Arts degree from Tarrant Count College, and went on to develop several years of experience in veterinary medicine. Amanda shines as one of our CSRs up front, but she also loves helping out as a technician in our treatment area. She loves creating relationships with out clients. She has a special spot for orange tabbies and German Shepherds and spends her time at home with her cat Thomas and dog Hilde watching horror movies and traveling when she has the chance.


Carly

Carly

Customer Service Representative

Carly moved to Texas from Maryland in July of 2020. She brings Canyon Creek Animal Clinic years of veterinary reception experience (even working in emergency practices). Carly particularly enjoys being cross-trained and developing technical skills, and spending time with our gentle giant breeds like pit bulls, dobermans, and mastiffs. At home, Carly likes watching movies, exploring new places & trying new things.


Sammie

Sammie

Customer Service Representative

Sammie is a San Diego, CA native who moved to Texas to start a family, resulting in the birth of a sweet, bubbly son. An affinity for animals of all types- housing cats, ferrets, geckos, and snakes- brought Sammie to the animal industry, with prior experience in pet stores . Sammie's favorite activities outside of work include time at Disneyworld and time in a tattoo chair. 


Alina

Alina

Veterinary Technician

Alina was born and raised in Dallas, TX and joined Canyon Creek Animal Clinic in 2021 as a veterinary technician. She's currently attending Richland College and is interested in gaining all of the experience she can in order to pursue a career as a veterinarian. Alina spends a lot of time at Canyon Creek caring for urgent visits between our regularly scheduled appointments, answering phones, and helping out in whichever areas have the greatest need. She has a senior chihuahua mix named Chloe and a Doberman mix named Nani. When Alina isn't working or studying, she enjoys watching the Mavs play, hiking, camping, and being outside with her pups.


Rachael

Rachael

Veterinary Technician

Rachael moved to Texas from Arizona in 2021 after graduating from Pima Medical Institute with her veterinary technician degree. She helps out in all areas of the practice, but is primarily Dr. Carman's exam room technician. She has two cats named Winston and Charlotte and enjoys spending time with her friends during her time off. 


Colleen

Veterinary Technician

Colleen moved to Texas from Chicago, IL in 2021 to work as a technician at our practice! Colleen is a team player in every sense of the phrase and loves to help us out in all departments. In her time outside of the clinic, Colleen loves watching movies, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. She has a 3-year-old tabby cat named Korg and a 3-month-old kitten named Gamora.


Sarai

Sarai

Veterinary Technician

Sarai was born and raised in Richardson, TX and joined us in 2021 during which time she earned a degree in Veterinary Technology at Collin College. She loves helping in all areas of the clinic, but generally juggles surgery and appointments as a floater technician. Sarai is engaged to her fiancée, Bradley, and has a cat named Musha. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family, playing video games, and doing arts & crafts. 


Abin

Abin

Veterinary Technician

Abin was born in California and moved to Texas as a youngster. He started working in the veterinary field in Huntsville, TX for several years, but has held a variety of different jobs including human medicine and pest control (he even majored in music in college). Abin lives in the Dallas area now with his wife (Bri), pup (Rosie), and cat (Jareth). Abin currently works as the primary exam room technician for Dr. Westra, but also picks up shifts everywhere else in the clinic as his sweet, calm personality endears clients and patients instantly. In his spare time, Abin enjoys sci-fi and horror movies and Pokémon.