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, 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.

Rachel

Veterinary Technician CVA Level 3

Rachel was raised in San Antonio and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Anthropology from UTSA in 2011. She completed her college internship with the San Antonio Zoo in the large mammal department. She moved to Sugar Land with her husband in 2015 and is now a Level III Certified Veterinary Assistant.

Her passion for animals started at a very young age. She feels a responsibility to care for all creatures, great and small, exotic and domestic. After her zoo internship, she began her career in exotic husbandry with the Wild Animal Orphanage, caring for exotic animals that had been surrendered from the exotic pet trade, retired lab animals, or rescued from roadside circuses. The WAO, unfortunately, shut down due to lack of funding, and she continued her career with a clinic in San Antonio that saw feline and canine patients, plus avian, reptile and rodent.

Once she realized the depth of the relationship she can have with her non-human patients she knew she was fulfilling her calling. Being recognized as a friend by everything from a dog to a lion is an indescribable experience.

She’s been married to her husband for 8.5 years, and she sings and leads with him at church every Sunday. They have a 6-year-old son and a 2-year-old daughter. She is also passionate about fitness and bodybuilding.

Cindel

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 Technician 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.

Lexie

Veterinary Technician and Client Experience Lead

Lexie has always been fascinated by medicine. She is passionate about animals and enjoys helping people and their pets. Outside of work, she does a lot of hiking/herping and fishing. She enjoys playing darts and is an avid book reader!

Dave

Veterinary Technician Assistant

Dave is from India and is an undergrad student at UH (majoring in biology). He moved to Houston in 2019. Before that, he lived in New Jersey for 2.5 years. He grew up around stray cows, dogs, cats, etc. Helping and spending time around animals has always made him happy. Loving and serving animals has always been his dream. There’s no doubt being a veterinarian would allow him to give them the best service possible. Dave lives with his parents. He is 19 years old and loves hanging out with his friends, playing guitar, singing, and playing soccer. He played varsity soccer for 2 years.

Alejandro

Veterinary Technician Assistant CVA Level 1

Alejandro moved here 5 years ago from Mexico after his dad got a job offer to work in Texas. He began working in the veterinary field because he has always loved animals. He loves learning about them, looking at them, watching documentaries, and reading about them, so he knew he wanted to work to help them. His favorite thing about working with animals is making someone that cannot speak or communicate where it hurts, feel better. He knew he was in the right profession when he saw a patient that came with a broken leg, walk and wag his tail as if nothing happened.

Alejandro has 3 brothers and his mom and dad. Some of his passions are working out, lifting weights, and playing sports, especially lacrosse and football. He wants to finish his degree in Biology so he can become a veterinarian.

Maris

Veterinary Technician Assistant

Maris grew up in Sugar Land, Texas. She used to volunteer at FAH during the summer and has always had a passion for animals and getting them the help they need.

She knew she was in the right field when going to work didn’t feel like another chore on the list of to-dos.

She grew up with her older brother and father. Throughout high school, she was involved in FFA, agriculture, girls basketball, and the track team. She’s currently majoring in welding at Texas State Technical College and working towards an associate’s degree and welding certification 2.

Luis

Veterinary Assistant

Luis’s desire to help animals of all sizes and shapes and his view of them as friends and family led him to enter the veterinary field. His favorite thing about working in this industry is helping and treating those in need. He is still working on his degree in Agriculture so he can become a veterinarian and one day help even more animals, big or small. Luis knew he was in the right profession from the feeling of joy after helping and treating sick and injured animals.

He comes from a large family of six people, including his mother and father, one brother, and two sisters, one of whom is older than the other. He likes to spend his free time outdoors hiking, fishing, or occasionally working on some project builds at home.

Riya

Veterinary Technician Assistant

Riya moved to Texas in 2012 and has been in the Katy area through high school. She recently graduated from Texas A&M University in August of this year with a bachelor’s in Animal Science and a minor in Wildlife and Fisheries. In undergrad, she joined organizations like Aggie Sisters in Healthcare, Guide Dogs and Service Dogs, and the university’s wildlife center. She is currently spending her post-grad life working on applications to veterinary school with the hopes of earning a DVM one day.

She has had a love for animals her entire life, something that only grew as she moved around in the vet med world. She worked in clinics both in high school and during undergrad and gained lots of experience with different types of animals through classes and organizations. She loves working and seeing the bond between people and their pets!

Riya knew she was in the right profession after working for animal hospitals and seeing the effect caring for people’s dogs and cats can have on their lives. Helping them and helping another member of their family makes working in veterinary medicine so special.

Her family includes her mom and dad, her sister, and her dog, Milo. Some of her hobbies include reading, watching TV, and spending time with her friends.

Jessica

CSR

Jessica has always been that person who comes home with strays because and has such a soft spot for animals and their well-being. She started working with animals about 5 years ago and has loved every minute of it.

She knew she was in the right profession because she’s never seen herself working in the same industry for the rest of her life until now. She loves animals and being able to help them in any way means the world to her.

She has a large extended family and loves spending downtime with them. Family is extremely important, whether it is one you are born with or one you create. She has 4 fur babies, 2 dogs, and 2 cats and loves them like they are her children. She enjoys going to the beach, fishing, cooking, painting, and good movies but most of all just making memories with her loved ones.