Our Team

Longwood Animal Hospital and Pet Resort’s experienced support staff of Client Care Specialists, Certified Veterinary Technicians, Animal Health Technicians, and Animal Care Assistants strive to provide personalized, compassionate care for our patients and clients alike.

Chad Henderson at Cypress Animal Hospital

Annkatrin Cabrera​
Hospital Manager

Katie was born and raised in Germany moved to the US about 11 years ago. She mostly worked in retail management but was able to make a transition to the veterinary field in January 2018. She is very excited to join the Longwood family. Katie has a daughter and two dogs name Cash and Roxie. In her free-time Katie enjoys going to the gym and spending time with her family.


Dezi Funnell - Lead Receptionist

Dezi, Receptionist at Cypress Animal HospitalDezi has worked at Longwood for over 3 years and is crossed-trained in multiple departments. She has been in the animal industry since 2013 and enjoys being a part of the Longwood family. Dezi likes to spend her spare time playing with her dogs Bubba and Jasper, riding her horse Kasey and hanging out with family and friends.

Brooke Knight

Brooke, Receptionist at Cypress Animal HospitalBrooke has been a receptionist here at Longwood since 2017. She has three fur babies named Esmae, Sammy and Hershey. In her free time Brooke likes to ride dirt bikes and hangout with friends and family. She has done volunteer work for several of shelters and loves to be involved with animals as much as she can.

Brittany James

Brittany, Receptionist at Cypress Animal HospitalBrittany has several years of professional experience working with both domestic and exotic animals. She currently resides in Cypress with her partner, Christopher, their dog Sailor, and two cats, Docelyn and Luna Tuna. When she is not working at Longwood she is pursuing her degree in Wildlife Science and Marine conservation, and enjoys spending time with her family. She is very excited to be a part of the Longwood family, and looks forward to getting to know you and your forever best friends.

Leanna Gilbert

Leanna, Receptionist at Cypress Animal HospitalLeanna was born and raised in Houston. She has always had a great love of all animals. She has been active in rescue since 2000. She has worked with several rescue groups over the years. She is the mommy to two fur babies, Loucie and Otto. In her spare time Leanna likes to go to the gun range for target practice.

Veterinary Technicians

Skye Greene - Lead Technician

Skye, CVT at Cypress Animal HospitalSkye has been a veterinary nurse for 20+ years and at Longwood since 2011. She is a mom of three humans, one hooved, one feathered and an ever-changing number of four-legged fur-riends! In her spare time she likes to throw darts, dance and sing karaoke.

Alyssa Stern

Alyssa Stern, RVT at Cypress Animal Hospital Alyssa has been a veterinary nurse at Longwood since June 2015. She is currently in school for (human) nursing. She is a mom to one human child and three fur babies ( a golden retriever ,and two cats) Animal behavior is a passion of her and she currently helps with the clinic’s Fear Free protocols and practices. She loves educating clients and helping their pets feel better and stay healthy.

Katrina Macias

Katrina Stern, RVT at Cypress Animal Hospital Katrina received her Veterinary Technician Certification from Pima Medical Institute in 2014. She has worked at a couple of other veterinary clinics and volunteered at the SPCA during the time she found employment at Longwood Animal Hospital. She has a daughter named "Destiny" and a fur baby named "Leia". Katrina is committed to providing compassion and care to pets and their owners. She likes to spend her free time with family and friends.

Maria Medrano

Maria Stern, RVT at Cypress Animal Hospital Maria graduated from Vet Tech Institute of Houston in 2016. She has been in the veterinary field since then. On her off days, Maria enjoys reading a good book and spending time with her two Chihuahua and three cats.

Brenda Romero

Brenda Stern, RVT at Cypress Animal Hospital Brenda graduated from Vet Tech Institute of Houston in 2015 with an Associate in Science of Veterinary technology. She has been working in the veterinary field since then. In her spare time she loves to stay active and spending as much time as possible with her three fur babies; Joey, Simba and Groot.

Kennel Technicians

Brittney True

Brittney, KT at Longwood Animal Hospital and Pet ResortAs a family member of Longwood since 2015, Brittney is an animal lover of all shapes and sizes. She has been one of the primary care givers of all boarding patients here at Longwood. Brittney loves to draw and play video games in her spare time. Currently, she has two dogs, and a cat. She hopes to stay at Longwood for more years to come.

Oreo  at Cypress Animal Hospital

Oreo - Hospital Administrator

Oreo joined Longwood Animal Hospital in 2000 as a Hospital Greeter. She quickly excelled in this position and eventually took on the role as Hospital Administrator. Oreo plays a crucial role in hiring, supervising, and dust bunny control. In her spare time she enjoys laying on charts, blocking the computer monitor, eating paper, and sunning in the hospital windows.