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Shelley Harbin moved to Texas from Illinois in 1979 and is a 1985 graduate of Tarleton State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. She has worked as a Veterinary Technician since 1990 and went on to obtain a Veterinary Technician license in 1995. Realizing a passion for emergency medicine Shelley pursued a specialty certification in emergency and critical care, becoming certified in 2002. She has been a technician for Lazy 3 Animal Care since it's establishment in 2002. Shelley has also enjoyed speaking and teaching at veterinary conferences. Speaking on topics including reproductive emergencies in dogs and cats; fluid therapy and CPCR (airway & breathing). Shelley is a published co-author in the emergency & critical care training manual (Reproductive Emergencies). Away from the clinic Shelley enjoys spending time with her husband Terry, three boxer dogs and horse, gardening, traveling, and going on family camping trips where she enjoys sitting around the campfires. 

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Tammy was born and raised in San Diego county in Southern California. She was raised around and remembers having all kinds of animals both large and small growing up. She has always had a love for and has felt a connection with all animals. She worked for California Institute of Technology at the Palomar Observatory located on Palomar Mountain for the 12 years prior to moving to Texas. Tammy, and her husband, Greg, purchased their property just outside of Cross Plains, Texas in November, 2005, and then made the move to Texas in 2006. Tammy then became a proud member of the Lazy 3 Animal Care team in July, 2006 where she enjoys being around and working with animals on a daily basis. Away from the clinic Tammy enjoys spending time with her husband, traveling, being outside on their ranch, going for horseback rides, and working their cattle. She also enjoys spending her spare time with her pets and animals which include, a High Content Wolfdog, a Standard Australian Shepherd, 2 Miniature Australian Shepherds, a Toy Australian Shepherd, 7 horses, 5 barn cats, cattle, and chickens.

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Heather was born and raised on a farm in Southeast Ohio and has always had a love for animals big or small. Heather moved to Las Vegas, Nevada where she graduated High School. While living in Las Vegas she started working at the largest veterinary clinic in Southern Nevada. Heather graduated from basic training with the United States Coast Guard just 3 days after 9/11 and served on board the Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis (WHEC 725). Heather met and married her husband, Chad, while stationed in Hawaii. In 2005 Heather, husband, and their daughter moved to Texas after her husband was discharged from the United States Navy. In 2015 she moved to Ranger along with her husband, 2 kids, 3 horses, a ornery mini-donkey, 2 Great Danes, a Pitbull, a rather fat cat, and her tree squirrel, Alvin, that she raised from a 2 week old orphan. Heather started working at Lazy 3 Animal Care in August of 2016. In her spare time Heather enjoys riding horses, gardening, and spending time with her family. 

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Katie was raised on a ranch in the mountains of Colorado. She moved to Texas in 2014 to attend the Texas Christian University ranch management program where she met her husband, Tate. She spent the past 15 years training horses and managing ranches. Katie joined the Lazy 3 Animal Care team in March of 2020. Katie and her husband Tate raise cattle and horses and enjoy spending their spare time at horse shows or relaxing on the ranch with their 5 dogs. 

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Kaitlynne Hicks was born and raised in Hobbs, New Mexico. Kaitlynne moved to Eastland with her family in 2015. Kaitlynne graduated from Eastland High School in 2016. She currently lives in Ranger on a farm where she shares the land with cows, chickens, turkeys, goats, guineas, cats, and dogs. Kaitlynne not only grew up around all kinds of animals but has always had a love and passion for them. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and going to the lake. But mostly, she enjoys hanging out with her fur baby "Kodi". 


Madi was raised in Gorman, Texas where she graduated from Gorman High School in 2015. She went on to college at Texas Tech University where she recently graduated in May of 2020 with a bachelor's degree in Animal Science. She lives on her family’s farm in Gorman that has all kinds of pets and livestock. Madi and her family own a show lamb business which is where she spends most of her time. When she’s not at the clinic or in the lamb barn Madi enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her boyfriend, Ty.  But most of all she loves spending time with her 3 dogs, Sammie, Anna, and Mosley!

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REECEE, THE OFFICE MUTT (Yup, still in Training) 

ReeCee is a Pit Bull and was born in Cisco, Texas on August 6, 2018. When ReeCee was 6 weeks old she had a large abscess on the left side of her face. As a result of the abscess she now has nerve paralysis. This has left her with a permanent, but endearing, smirk. ReeCee joined the Lazy 3 Animal Care team in November of 2018. ReeCee enjoys her job of meeting new friends. Because Reecee is so shy she mostly likes meeting other four legged friends. She likes making her rounds when the staff are eating because she always manages to get a little something from everyone! She likes taking long naps under Tammy's desk on her blanket. She also likes to go for long walks outside for her potty breaks! (This is also her play time to stretch her legs) Away from the clinic in her spare time she enjoys going to local Furballs and competing in costume contests where she just recently took first place in Abilene at their Mardi Gras themed Furball.