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Renee Bazan, DVMMedical Director: Renee Bazan, DVM

Dr. Renee Bazan is a 2000 Texas A&M University veterinary graduate (Cum Laude) and 1996 Bachelor in Zoology graduate (Magna Cum laude) who was initially employed by a full-service clinic in south Houston.  Since 2006, she has been employed with nonprofit, high-volume, spay/neuter clinics focusing their efforts on eliminating Houston's and the surrounding area's pet overpopulation problem.  She has gained invaluable experience necessary for successfully managing a specialized clinic while providing the community with a priceless service for their pets.


Wellness Vet:  Adria Flowers, DVM

Dr. Adria Flowers was born and raised in Beaumont, Texas. Since she was little she always aspired to be two things an Aggie and a Vet.

She received her B.S. in Entomology from Texas A&M University and later pursued her DVM at Tuskegee University. At the current time

she is pursuing her masters in Public Health from the University of Florida. The only one true love her life is her dog Pippa Anne Middleton-Flowers.


Wellness/Surgical Vet:  Melia Washington, DVM

Dr. Melia Hollis was born and raised on her family farm and ranch in western Kansas.  Growing up training and showing horses and caring for a variety of their injuries, Melia knew that veterinary medicine was the path for her.  She received her bachelor's and doctorate degrees from Kansas State University, and upon graduation in 2012, moved to Houston, Texas. Equine medicine and surgical procedures have been a passion throughout her career; and after spending two years in mixed animal medicine and two additional years in shelter medicine, Dr. Hollis was able to find her perfect fit here at KAAWS. She joined our team in August 2016 and remains present in equine medicine with her own part-time mobile veterinary business.  When she isn't working, Dr. Hollis loves spending time with her wonderful family. She, along with her fiance and two amazing boys, reside in Spring, Texas.


Practice Manager:  Lyndsey Edwards

As a young girl growing up I always had a love for animals. I was raised in Memphis, TN where we always had pets in the house and I continued to do so when I moved to Houston in 2005. I attended Texas Southern University and received my bachelors in liberal arts and sciences.  My career with animals started in 2011 as a technician assistant and I have never looked back.  I have enjoyed learning and growing in this wonderful field of veterinary medicine. And in doing so I have become part of a great team here at Kaaws as the Practice Manager. It's such a pleasure to help clients care for their furry friends and ensure that every pet is a happy and healthy pet. I am a proud canine mom to an 11yr old lab mix Dakota, 6yr old Chihuahua Dollar and a 8yr old Chihuahua Chloe. 


Clinic Manager:  Jessica Menjivar

Jessica was born and raised in Houston, Texas with Salvadorean heritage. Growing up as a child, she was never allowed to have any pets of her own besides a fish tank, which only made her love for animals grow even stronger. Her biggest dream is to one day become a Veterinarian specialized in exotic animals. In December of 2011 she graduated as Veterinary Paramedic from Houston Community College. In August of 2012 Jessica was blessed with a lovely boxer puppy to whom she named Venus, the Roman goddess of Love and Happiness. Jessica wishes to meet new furry friends and provided the best care they could ever have.


eNrTT87PLUjMq9Q3NLfQLy3IyU9M0U9MMkpKNDI318sqSAdcMLL6CqA_.jpgVeterinary Technician:  Ave' Maria Serges

has been involved in animal care since childhood and was raised in an environment with many different varieties of pets.  She has previously worked at UTMB/Galveston and HHMI/Denver as a research associate and graduated with a BA in communications from Colorado University.  For the last 6 years she has worked with spay/neuter clinics and believes that everyone in the family should have access to affordable healthcare, including the four-legged ones.  She has 2 male family members in her houshold, son Jordan and a well mannered chihuahua Bishop.


Veterinary Technician:  Jazmine Aguirre

My name is Jazmine and I was born in Houston Texas. I graduated from the Pima Medical Institute Veterinarian program. Far back as I can remember I've always known I wanted to have a career helping and caring for animals. Now I do just that. I love and care for 5 amazing pets. Susan who is a 2 year old blue heeler, Nacho who is a 7 year old chihuahua, Camilla who is a 5 year old rat terrier mix, Chewy who is a 2 year old chihuahua mix and Leia who is a 1 year old fancy rat.


Veterinary Technician:  Tracy Alvarado

I was born in San Fernando Valley, CA and was raised in Lincoln, NE.  I always knew I would work with animals since I was little.  I attended the Vet Tech Institute of Houston and received my Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology.  I have 7 pets total – 2 dogs named Tyson and Trixie, 2 guinea pigs named Reesey & Bubbles, a hamster named Kiwi, a bearded dragon named Mr. Guapo, and a panther gecko named Paco.


Veterinary Technician: Liz Waweru

I was born and raised in Nairobi Kenya and have always loved animals since I was young. I grew up in a household with lots of dogs, cats, and farm animals. I graduated and received my Associates Degree from Vet Tech Institute of Houston. I worked with Wildlife in Kenya which was a once in a lifetime experience and now come to work with a wonderful team that love and care for animals as much as I do.


Veterinary Technician:  Brenda Romero

My name is Brenda Romero.  I was born and raised in Houston, Texas.  I attended Vet Tech Institute of Houston and received my Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology in 2015.  I am very enthusiastic and always look out for the best care of the animals, treating them like my own.  On my free time I like going to the gym, listening to music, taking pictures, and, of course, spending time with my dogs.  I am an owner of 3 dogs:  Joey, Simba, and Chapo.


Customer Service Representative: Amanda Stilwell

I was born in Sacramento, CA but raised in Katy, TX. I attended The University of Texas in Dallas and studied mathematics. I have always had a love for animals but was never able to pursue them until I became a receptionist at KAAWS. I love small dogs, especially Chihuahuas, and have one of my own at home named Bella who is 8 years old. When I'm not at work, I love spending my time watching movies and Netflix and going to dinner with my friends.


Customer Service Representative: Cara Maenza

I was born and raised in Houston, Texas.  Ever since I was little, I have always wanted to work with animals.  Growing up, I had everything from rabbits, to hamsters, to dogs. I can honestly say I love them all.  I am currently attending Lone Star College (major undecided).  I am the proud momma to a cat named Leo and a dog named Kato.


Customer Service Representative: Didi Martinez

Born and raised in Lancaster, California I moved to Houston, Texas about 7 years ago. I attended Baylor University and I have a passion for assisting individuals as well as animals. I have an immense love for cats in particular. I have a HUSKY black cat who I absolutely adore! After working many years in customer service, I felt it would be wonderful and very fulfilling to work with people who love and value their pets as much as I do mine!


Customer Service Representative:  Leslie Joines

Leslie is one of our part-time CSR’s who had the privilege of getting to assist Dr. Bazan with opening the KAAWS clinic, from the ground up. She graduated from the Veterinary Paramedics program, from Houston Community College. She grew up with many dogs in her home and has always felt a strong love for them. She looks forward to coming to work and meeting new clients and their adorable pets. She has one special dappled dachshund that is 14 years old, named Spotsy.


Customer Service Representative:  Ashley Rechen

I grew up in Wisconsin. I have a bachelor's degree in Spanish and German from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. I moved to Houston in 2011. I have worked as a CSR in veterinary clinics for 2 years and hope to continue working in this field. I love seeing animals come in and get quality health care, and how pets become members of families. I am married and have a chihuahua/dachshund named Bagel, a cat named Chloe and 2 guinea pigs named Krusty and Lola.


Customer Service Representative:  Lizzie Moreno

I'm Lizzie Moreno. I was born and raised in Houston, TX. I am currently attending Lone Star College to become a Veterinary Technician. I am a proud mamma of 3 pit bulls, Quinn, Korra, and Bud. I have always loved animals since I was little and knew that one day I would work with and help them. I love that I not only do I get to help animals but I also get to help owners keep their pets happy and healthy.


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