SHELLEY HARBIN, VETERINARY TECHNICIAN
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 WALD, OFFICE MANAGER / VETERINARY TECHNICIAN
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, 37 head of cattle, and 35 (plus or minus a few) chickens.
HEATHER CATES, VETERINARY TECHNICIAN
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.
ROWDY ROLLINS, LARGE ANIMAL TECHNICIAN
Rowdy was born and raised here in Eastland County. For the previous 12 years Rowdy worked for a ranch here in Eastland County. Rowdy joined the Lazy 3 Animal Care team in 2016 where he enjoys working with the large animals and being outside. He also enjoys working for the same company as his wife. Rowdy, and his wife Tavia, have 3 children, 4 dogs, 3 cats, and 2 sheep. In his limited spare time away from work he enjoys working on their property with his wife, as well as reading and studying the bible.
MARY K. BLAKNEY, RECEPTIONIST
Mary was born and raised in Ranger, Texas. She has worked in Eastland County all of her adult life where she has met so many of her good friends. Mary has 2 children, and a grandson. Mary joined the Lazy 3 Animal Care team in 2011 where she has especially enjoyed meeting all the different pets over the years. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, playing golf, and attending sporting events. She also enjoys spending time with her animals which includes 3 dogs and a cat.
TAVIA ROLLINS, RECEPTIONIST
Tavia was also born and raised here in Eastland County. After volunteering here for 2 1/2 weeks Tavia decided to join our Lazy 3 Animal Care team in 2018. Tavia feels very blessed to work with a great group of people as well as her husband, Rowdy. Together, she and her husband have 3 children, 4 dogs, 3 cats, and 2 sheep. In her limited spare time away from work she likes to spend as much time with her husband as possible, working on their property, studying the bible, and she enjoys repurposing things that others might consider trash into beautiful decorative treasures.
REECEE, THE OFFICE SUPERVISOR (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 is in training right now to become the clinic dog. 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.