Dr. Amy Vogt

DVM

Dr. Amy Hoyumpa Vogt is a board certified specialist in canine/feline medicine. She was that kid who was always rescuing injured and orphaned animals in the neighborhood. She knew in early grade school that she wanted to be a veterinarian. Her first job at 11 years old was as an animal caretaker in the live animal room of her local children’s museum. During her four years working there, if an animal didn’t do well, whether a sick owl or an orphaned opossum, she always thought that if she just knew more, she could have done more for them. That drive has stayed with her throughout her career to use knowledge and skill to do her best for her patients. It was the drive behind becoming a specialist.

Dr. Vogt has a passion to give back to the profession through service to the organizations that support it. She is the past president of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (her specialty board), and the Harris County Veterinary Medical Association, and has coordinated the continuing education programs for both organizations. She has served the Texas Veterinary Medical Association as a long time committee member, as a member of the Board of Directors, and is currently on the Executive Committee. She served several years as the American Animal Hospital Association’s Vet Student Advocate for Texas A&M University, providing guidance and support to the student chapter at the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Vogt has helped to write several national veterinary practice guidelines:

Dr. Vogt is married to Todd Vogt, a chemical engineer (and fellow Aggie). In addition to their twins, their family has included many pets over the years, including some much-loved pets who blessed the family with 16 to 19 years of companionship. Living with very old pets and their many chronic health conditions gave Dr. Vogt a deep appreciation of what it takes to care for those pets. And that has translated into more compassionate and understanding care for her patients.

Rebecca

Office Manager, Licensed Veterinary Technician, Lead Veterinary Technician

Rebecca is our office manager and lead veterinary technician. She earned her A.A.S. degree in Veterinary Technology and is a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She has always had a passion for animals, so she decided to follow in the footsteps of her grandfather and make a career in the veterinary field. Rebecca loves learning new things and says the best part about her job is waking up every day to do a job she loves. Her hobbies and passions include anything outdoors, traveling, and photography. She also loves spending time with her 2 dogs, Tiekan and Tank, and her cat, Bagheera.

Lauren

Licensed Veterinary Technician Trainee

Lauren is a dedicated member of our team, serving as a Licensed Veterinary Technician in waiting. A Sugar Land native, Lauren embarked on her journey into the veterinary field at Pima Medical Institute in October 2021, graduating with her associate degree in November 2023.

Driven by her profound love for animals, particularly cats, Lauren finds immense joy in witnessing their recovery and growth following illness or injury. Her passion for enhancing their quality of life fuels her commitment to continuous learning within her profession. Outside the clinic, Lauren runs her own pet sitting business, where she applies feline-friendly techniques to cater to even the most discerning cats. With three beloved guinea pigs of her own, she extends her passion for animal care beyond the workplace.

Cindel

Lead Veterinary Assistant

Ever since she was a little girl, Cindel was always interested in being around animals and wanting to take care of them. As she got older that passion just grew. Her favorite thing about working with animals is that they have their own personality and it’s always a joy to get them to trust you and get excited when they see you.

Outside of work, she likes to read and spend time with her family. She believes family comes above all else. She loves to spend time in her garden taking care of her plants and adding new ones.

Karen

Veterinary Assistant

Karen was one of the very first technicians hired when Friendship Animal Hospital opened its doors in 2009. She has degrees in nursing and vet tech. She was born and raised in Houston and started working in veterinary medicine because of her love for animals. She loves caring for them, especially the kittens and puppies. She knew she was in the right profession after the first time she got a job in veterinary medicine. Karen lives with her daughter, husband, and two-year-old granddaughter. Her interests include gardening and genealogy. On her mother’s side, she has traced the family back to the 1700s in England.

Haley

Veterinary Assistant

Haley’s journey into the veterinary industry was deeply inspired by a personal experience with her beloved dog, Nylah, who was diagnosed with Parvo. Faced with the financial challenges of hospitalization, Haley took it upon herself to provide comprehensive care for Nylah at home. Through her unwavering dedication, Nylah miraculously recovered and is now approaching her fourth birthday. This pivotal moment fueled Haley’s desire to work in veterinary medicine full-time, knowing that she could make a significant impact on the lives of animals and their owners.

What Haley values most about her role in the veterinary field is the opportunity to enhance the lives of animals in diverse and meaningful ways. Whether it’s through medical treatment, care, or simply sharing in the joy of their existence, she finds fulfillment in every aspect of her work.

For Haley, the realization that she had chosen the right profession came when she woke up one day brimming with excitement to go to work, knowing that she would spend her day helping animals in need. This deep sense of purpose and enthusiasm is a testament to her genuine love and dedication to the welfare of animals at Friendship Animal Hospital.

Hannah

Certified Veterinary Assistant Level 1

Hannah started out at Friendship Animal Hospital as an intern for her high school vet science class. Now she is working towards her CVA and plans to study animal science in college next year. When she started her first day at Friendship Animal Hospital she knew a vet clinic is where she belongs.

Outside of work Hannah raises/trains guide dogs for the blind and visually impaired. She loves seeing how smart an animal can be and how willing they are to help people. She also enjoys reading and crafting in her free time! Her family includes her mom, dad, little sister, her two pet dogs Charlie and Suzie, and her guide dog in training Fajita!

Zoe

Lead Technician Assistant

Zoe is a compassionate individual dedicated to the well-being of animals. With a strong background in animal care and a genuine love for furry friends, Zoe has found her calling in the veterinary industry.  Inspired by her mother, who instilled in her a deep appreciation for animals and their well-being, Zoe embarked on a career in the veterinary industry. Growing up with a variety of pets and actively participating in fostering animals, she developed a strong bond with them and witnessed the impact that compassionate care can have on their lives.

As Zoe continues her journey as a technician assistant at Friendship Animal Hospital, her dedication and empathy drive her to provide the best care for each and every animal she encounters. With her exceptional abilities and unwavering commitment, Zoe remains a valuable asset to the veterinary team, making a positive impact on the lives of the animals she serves.

Le’Tasia

Technician Assistant

With a lifelong affinity for animals cultivated in the heart of Louisiana, Le’Tasia developed a deep-rooted passion for animal care and responsibility while raising chickens, dogs, cats, and even a few reptiles. Her journey in the veterinary industry was marked by a defining moment when she realized her true calling at her first clinic. The instinctive desire to care for every furry companion came naturally to her. Beyond her professional dedication, Le’Tasia aspires to pave the way for black-owned veterinary clinics, making her mark on the industry and ensuring that every fur baby receives the best care.