Dr. Amy Vogt


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Veterinary Assistant

Jillian’s passion for animals and the profound connections formed with them led her to pursue a career in the veterinary industry. Growing up surrounded by numerous pets and actively participating in 4-H, Jillian’s love for animals deepened, motivating her to provide the same level of care to others’ furry companions.

For Jillian, the joy of working with animals lies in the opportunity to establish trust and comfort. She takes pride in gradually winning over her animal patients, ensuring they feel at ease and excited during their stay at the clinic. Jillian’s commitment to caring for pets extends beyond professional duty, reflecting her genuine love for animals.

Outside of her role as a Veterinary Assistant, Jillian finds solace in the simple pleasures of life. Whether engrossed in a good book with a cup of tea, enjoying quality time with friends, or exploring delectable culinary delights, she embraces a well-rounded and fulfilling life beyond the clinic walls.


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. 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.


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. She has her CVA 1 nd 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!


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.


Technician Assistant

Hailing from Houston, Texas, Sarah’s origins are rooted in a rich blend of Salvadoran and Pakistani heritage. Currently in high school, she is committed to nurturing her passion for animals while pursuing her education.

Sarah’s journey in the veterinary industry was sparked by a deep empathy for animals in need. Witnessing the plight of stray and injured animals left a lasting impact on her, inspiring her to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian. Working at Friendship Animal Hospital brings her closer to that goal every day, allowing her to fulfill a childhood dream and make a positive impact on the lives of animals in need. What Sarah cherishes most about her work is the sense of purpose it brings to her life. Every day, as she tends to her patients and extends a healing hand, she feels a surge of contentment and joy. For Sarah, her profession isn’t just a job; it’s a calling that resonates deeply with her compassionate nature.

Outside of her work at the hospital, Sarah finds strength and inspiration in her family. Her father’s role as a mechanical engineer and her mother’s work in the energy sector have instilled in her a strong work ethic and the value of contributing to a thriving foundation.

In her leisure time, Sarah immerses herself in her books, particularly those centered around psychological disorders and fantasy realms. But perhaps her most significant source of inspiration is her older sister. A beacon of resilience and love, her sister’s unwavering determination in the face of adversity propels Sarah forward.


Technician Assistant

With a warm smile and a passion for animals, Heather serves as a dedicated Technician Assistant in the bustling veterinary practice. Graduating from BF Terry High School in 2010, she initially embarked on a path towards criminal justice at Johnson & Wales University in Denver, Colorado. However, her heart was always tied to animals, and after leaving college in 2012, she returned to Richmond. There, she attended Houston Community College while nurturing her lifelong passion for animals.

Working with animals has always been Heather’s true calling. She recalls her childhood home as never being without the company of various pets – from dogs and salamanders to tarantulas. This deep bond and understanding with animals led her to her role at Friendship Animal Hospital. Her favorite part of the job is witnessing the genuine love and compassion animals offer, whether it’s a comforting cuddle or an affectionate lick on the face. For Heather, animals have an innate ability to make even the toughest days better.

Outside of work, Heather finds joy and comfort in her family. She shares her life with her husband, Josh, and their vivacious 3-year-old daughter, Courtney. When she’s not caring for animals, Heather enjoys the simple pleasures of reading, crocheting, listening to Taylor Swift’s melodies, and indulging in True Crime and Murder Mystery videos on YouTube. Her downtime is also dedicated to her beloved dog, as well as spending quality moments with her family and friends.


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.