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Meet Dr. Gaffrey
Dr. Tim Gaffrey was born in Redlands, California and grew up in California and Virginia. He played tennis and ran cross country in high school and is an Eagle Scout. As an undergrad, Dr. Gaffrey majored in forestry at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and originally aspired to be a firefighter (can you spot him in the picture of the forest firefighters?). His interest in ecology and wildlife eventually grew into a desire to become a veterinarian. After graduating summa cum laude from Cal Poly, he went on to attend North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
In veterinary school, Dr. Gaffrey focused on small animal medicine with a sub-focus in companion exotic animals. He got to work with a variety of wild and unusual species including sea turtles, marine mammals, parrots, waterfowl, and exotic pet animals. He was also the president of the wildlife, zoo and exotic animal medicine club and studied abroad in India (he took the photo of the wild bengal tiger you see below himself!). After graduating as a member of the Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society, Dr. Gaffrey began practice at a small animal clinic in his hometown of Porterville, California.
In February 2017, Dr. Gaffrey and his wife, Casey, moved to Texas to purchase their own veterinary hospital- now known as Stoneside Veterinary Hospital. The Gaffrey’s live with their dogs Snickers and Miles and their cats Baxter, Ozzie, and Pineapple. As a veterinarian, Dr. Gaffrey has special interests in medicine, soft tissue surgery, laser therapy, and a high level of service to his clients. Dr. Gaffrey’s hobbies include hiking, fishing, hunting, music, scuba diving, and hockey. You can find him playing in a roller hockey league in Houston on Friday nights.
Please stop by to meet Dr. Gaffrey and the whole Stoneside family!
Stephanie is a 1984 graduate of Cy-Fair High School and a 1988 graduate of Texas A&M University. She has been happily married to her husband, John, for 25 wonderful years and they have 3 beautiful children (2 girls and 1 boy) together. Kristen, 21, Dylan, 18 and Peyton 15. She is also the proud Mom of 4 amazing fur babies. Rocky, Tori, Macie and Jax. Stephanie genuinely enjoys spending her free time with family, friends and her fur babies.
You can find Stephanie working in the front office as well as in the exam rooms.
Julie is a 2008 graduate from Cy-Creek high school currently enrolled in college to further her education. She is the mom of a smart, sweet, football loving 9 year old boy named Spencer, and a fur baby named Roxie. Julie spends her free time watching her son play football and spending time with family and friends.
Julie wears many hats, but usually you will find her in the front office!
Meet Leslie, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Leslie is a native Houstonian and attended the University of Texas at Austin and Lonestar College. She received her degree in veterinary technology and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 1992. After graduation, she worked at a busy small animal practice in Houston for 11 years as head technician; as well as intermittent animal emergency work. After giving birth to her second daughter, she stayed home to raise her family in Cypress. Now that she has one daughter in college and the other is close to graduating high school, Leslie decided to return to work part time. She now lives in Hockley with her husband, Dave, daughters Kara and Alyse, 5 dogs, 2 cats and 2 horses. Leslie's hobbies include horseback riding, spending time with family and friends, and outdoor activities. She is very excited to be a part of the Stoneside Vet Hospital family and is looking forward to meeting you and caring for your furbabies!
Meet Erin, Veterinary Assistant
Erin worked as a veterinary assistant at our practice while attending Cypress Ranch High School. She now lives in College Station and recently rejoined our team as a veterinary assistant, but plans on getting her veterinary technician license in the future. She has a handsome black lab named Brody and two cats, Sammy and Bella. In her free time she enjoys riding horses, spending time with family and friends, or floating the river! You will find Erin helping your pets in exam rooms and assisting with procedures and surgeries.
Meet Kari, Veterinary Assistant & Kennel Tech
Kari recently graduated from Cypress Woods High School and is now attending Lone Star College to take the next step in her education. She has her license in Cosmetology and is currently working on becoming a Certified Veterinary Assistant. She is the proud owner of two lovable Labrador Retrievers, Annabelle and Lucy. In her free time she enjoys getting together with friends and family and watching her favorite show, Grey's Anatomy. You will find Kari assisting in exam rooms and her creativity is usually on display on our waiting room welcome board!