MEET THE TEAM
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Crystal was born in to an animal loving family. From a very young age she had a special bond with pets and animals were naturally drawn to her. It only made sense for her to end up in the veterinary field.
She spent over 13 years providing medical care for pets. She has now moved into a management role so that she can help shape the way your pet is cared for.
When not working, she can be found baking, crafting, and spending time with her family.
Gwyn joined the Animal Eye Specialists team in January of 2016. She has worked in the veterinary field as a receptionist since 2009. Gwyn started out in general practice, then worked in internal medicine and oncology for a short period. Gwyn has always had a love for animals, art and reading. In 2014, Gwyn started a small pet artwork business combining two of her passions. “I start and end every piece with the eyes. The eyes tell you so much about the personality of the animal.” Working in animal ophthalmology seemed like a natural transition. “Eyes are so much more complex than you would think. I am really enjoying learning more about the health and anatomy of the focus of my artwork.”
Michelle is a native of Corsicana, Texas. She attended Navarro College and Texas A&M University at Galveston, then moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. She has worked in the veterinary field for over 14 years, including emergency and critical care specialty practice, general practice, and 8 years in ophthalmology. After 15 years in Las Vegas, she returned home to Texas with her husband to be closer to family.
Michelle loves working in ophthalmology and was excited about finding Animal Eye Specialists. She looks forward to exploring this field more. In her spare time Michelle loves to shop, especially at farmer’s markets, and spending time with (aka spoiling) her nephews whom she adores, as well as her friends and family. Michelle and her husband reside in Dallas with their dapple dachshund, Einstein and a cat named Dweezel.
Carly joined the Animal Eye Specialists team in November 2020. She relocated from the San Francisco Bay Area with her Fiancé and her dog Marley.
Carly has been in veterinary medicine for over 7 years, starting out in general practice and emergency medicine. She received her AS degree in veterinary technology through Carrington College in 2015 and just recently obtained her veterinary technician license in the state of Texas in March of 2020. Carly has really enjoyed her transition into ophthalmology as being able to help animals see
again is one of the most rewarding things she has done in her career.
In her free time she loves to cycle, lift weights and go hiking with her dog Marley and Fiancé Maceo. She recently adopted a very ‘dog’ like orange cat named Charmander who always keeps her on her toes.
Born in Houston Texas, Lauren grew up loving and having many different kinds of animals. That fire was fueled when she got the opportunity to work for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
She attended Tarleton State University and studied animal sciences. She has been a vet tech for the past 12 years originally started in general practice then later moving on to emergency medicine for the next 6 years. Lauren was super excited to get to join the team at Animal Eye Specialists and learn in depth about the intricate structures of the eye.
She has two German Shorthaired Pointers one named Rio who is her good ol' boy and Oliver the spry adventurous one. She enjoys the outdoors and taking photos in her spare time.