Laurie Petty is one of our Customer Service Representatives who joined the Animal Hospital of Collin County team in May 2000. When she is not at work, she enjoys srapbooking, cross stitching, taking pictures, spending time with her family and friends, watching Survivor and The Golden Girls. She also likes to watch football (being from Chicago she loves the Bears), going to baseball games, and watching her other half, James, play disc golf. They have 3 cats: Piggie, Cheryl, and Joey.
Brandy Slaton is a Customer Service Representative who joined the Animal Hospital of Collin County team in March 2012. She is the proud mother of one son and 4 four-legged kids. Growing up in the surrounding community, she has made her love of animals known to everyone and enjoys interacting with our clients and their pets. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading and horseback riding.
Zuri Spray is a Customer Service Representative who joined our team in July 2019. After working in an animal ER for 4 and 1/2 years, she appreciates the calm and pleasant atmosphere at Animal Hospital of Collin County. She enjoys making a difference in the lives of both our pet patients and their human families. She is a proud mother of her 3 fur kiddos including a German Shepherd named Annabeth, and Orange Tabby cat named Onix, and a Tortoiseshell cat named Jager. Her hobbies include spending time with family and friends, attending concerts, watching hockey, and traveling.
Sara Ruyle is our Lead Technician who joined the Animal Hospital of Collin County team in March 2015. She has 4 fur kids: two dogs, Sabrina and Levi and 2 cats named Mango and Tango. She got married to a Cornhusker from Nebraska in March 2018. She graduated from Allen High School in 2010 and has fond memories of the Allen Eagle Escadrille, Allen FFA and Friday Night Lights. Her love of animals started at a very young age and has grown as she has. She also fosters and volunteers for a rescue organization, The Street Dog Project, which rescues dogs from the streets of Dallas.
Kelsey Pickrell is one of our Veterinary Technicians who joined the Animal Hospital of Collin County team in February 2017. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma in 2016. She is currently enrolled in the Distance Education Veterinary Technology Program at Cedar Valley College. She and her family have 3 dogs, Coby, Kahlua, Tiger and a crested gecko. She also loves to play soccer.
Chase Barnes is one of our Veterinary Technicians who joined the Animal Hospital of Collin County team in August 2017. He went to Texas Tech where he received his Bachelor of Animal Science. He has a dog named Jamie and a cat named Jinxy. His hobbies include watching the Dallas Stars, movies and skateboarding. He has a 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo, and he was ranked 1st in Texas and 3rd in Worlds Weapon Competition in 2011.
Cara Little is our Social Media Specialist and Event Coordinator who joined the Animal Hospital of Collin County team in January 2017. She graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University and has a Bachelor’s degree in both Biology and Nursing. She worked as a Registered Nurse for 7 years, specializing in ICU and post anesthesia care. She married her college sweetheart, Dr. Rodney Little, in 2006. They have lived in Texas since 2011 and now have two sons, Ian and Zachary. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, scrapbooking and making jewelry. She also loves spending quality time with her family and traveling whenever she can.