Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Our Veterinarians

Dr. Aresue Shokrollahi-McClain


Dr. Zoo has been working as a veterinarian since 2006. She has worked at two local emergency clinics for 3 years. She has experience with small, large, and exotic animal medicine and hopes to combine all of that knowledge now in her very own practice. She is a board member for Southern Comforts Animal Rescue as well as her personal rescue, Zoo's Rescue. Besides loving animals, she loves to travel and experience other cultures and foods. she also enjoys charity and volunteer work. She has been on mission trips to Honduras for spay and vaccinations clinics. When she has a moment to herself she enjoys hiking, biking, cooking, and camping.

Dr. Vanessa Romano


Dr. Romano grew up in Houston in a house full of pet including cats, dogs, turtles, and frogs. In college, she first started working as a kennel/veterinary technician in a small animal practice. She graduated from Trinity University in 2015 with a degree in biochemistry and Molecular Biology. In May 2019, she graduated with honors from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. She has volunteered in fields clinics in Nicaragua and on Native American reservations with Rural Area Veterinary Services. Her professional interests include preventive medicine, shelter medicine, and soft tissue surgeries. In her free time, she loves traveling, knitting, painting, baking, and crafting in any way.

Our Staff

Kristin, RVT and CVPM Practice Manager photo

Kristin, RVT and CVPM

Practice Manager

I have been in the veterinary field since 1997. I began as a kennel technician and have worked various jobs from there to being a practice manager at a corporate veterinary hospital and everything in between but always in the veterinary field. I have even done some substitute teaching for a veterinary assistant program. I am also a licensed veterinary technician in the state of Texas. I love being part of this business, and I am excited to be working with my long time colleague, Dr. Zoo. Currently, at her hospital, I am the front desk/office manager so look for me when you check in the front door. I look forward to meeting you and making you part of our family

Sarah, CVA Level III Social Media Coordinator, Veterinary Nurse photo

Sarah, CVA Level III

Social Media Coordinator, Veterinary Nurse

Sarah joined the veterinary field in 2012, but has been with FAH since 2016. She enjoys bonding and tending to animals needs. She is currently pursing a degree in Marine Biology, and plans to go into conservation/marine mammal rehabilitation, but being here helps her in that pursuit. In her spare time she enjoys hunting, fishing, and being outdoors. 

Kelsey Veterinary Nurse photo


Veterinary Nurse

Kelsey has been in the field since 2015. She graduated from the Vet Tech Institute of Houston in 2016 and is in the process of taking her boards. She enjoys watching all of our patients grow and building relationships with our clients. She has 2 dogs and 2 goats at home. When she is not working she enjoys sleeping and going out dancing. 

Cynthia, CVA Level I Customer Service Representative photo

Cynthia, CVA Level I

Customer Service Representative

Cynthia has been in the veterinary field since 2018. She joined the FAH family in July 2019 as a receptionist. Her favorite part about working is gaining knowledge about animal care to further her experience in the field. She enjoys the company of her two dogs, Miloh and Phoebe, and of her free time she likes reading and going to the beach 

Kayli  photo


Kayli has been in the veterinary field since 2013 and started at Family Animal Hospital in April of 2020. She enjoys being able to learn new things every day and this field allows her to do so. She came to FAH for two reasons. Because she has been looking for a clinic to call “home” and because everyone here is very welcoming. She has also wanted to work with exotic animals for some time and this clinic allows for her to broaden her knowledge on them. In her free time, Kayli enjoys spending time with family and watching movies with her Chihuahua Benji.

Marissa  photo


Marissa has been in the veterinary field since 2016 and joined our team in October 2020. She loves her job as a technician with being able to help and save animals, and since Family Animal Hospital works alongside many rescues she thought this is the perfect place to be. When Marissa is not working she enjoys weekend car cruises to Galveston with her dad and going on outdoor trips with her dog Frankee.  

Hannah  photo


Hannah has been in the veterinary field since 2014. She was attracted to Dr. Zoo’s practice because of the welcoming atmosphere. She loves working with the amazing, hardworking ladies here. Getting to know all of our clients and their furry or scaly family members has been her favorite part of working here. She spends most of her free time cycling and doing anything that keeps her outdoors.

Macy  photo


Macy has been in the in the veterinary field since 2016 and start at family animal hospital in May of 2020. She loves being able to help those who can’t tell us what is wrong. In her spare time she drawing, painting, and spending time with her four fur-babies (Hercules, Dobby, Vedder, and Peter Pettigrew).

Family Animal Hospital Friendswood

1 Oaktree Street

Friendswood, Texas 77546

For general information, questions, appointment requests, contact us at:

Phone: (281) 482-1594
​​Fax: (281) 482-1593


Monday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Tuesday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Wednesday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Thursday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm

Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm

Sunday Closed