Upon moving to McKinney from Sugar Land, Texas in June 2003, Frances began to pursue a career as a Veterinary Technician after raising three children, Justin, Jason and Jordan. She started out as a receptionist and has been attending classes to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. With a life long love for animals and always having pets as part of her family, the choice to become an RVT was inevitable. Frances joined the Custer McDermott staff in April 2006 as a Veterinary Technician. Helping clients take care of their pets, which in many cases are like family members, is one of the aspects of her work she really enjoys. Frances shares her home with her cat, Romeo, who is a domestic shorthair tabby, and a labrador retriever, Polo. Outdoor activities are a big part of Frances’s life. She enjoys hiking with her dogs, swimming, fishing, and riding her Morgan horse, Skeeter.
Michael was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He has been working with small animals for 6+ years, with two of the past years working exclusively in the veterinary field as a veterinary technician. In the future, he plans to receive his Bachelor of Science in Nursing and then he plans to enroll in a Master of Science in Nursing program to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. He shares his home with one Siberian Husky named Sasha, two Russian Blues named Mikoyan and Ilyushin, and a Tabby named Skittles. In his spare time he enjoys reading, going to movies, going to concerts, and hanging out with friends. He looks forward to meeting your furry children!
Sadie grew up in the DFW area, graduating high school in 2004 from Garland High. She then went on to Texas A&M University in Commerce where she received a Bachelors in Animal Science with a minor in Equine Science in 2009. Sadie has been working in the veterinary field since 2005 and has been with the Custer McDermott team since spring of 2016. She shares her home with her 5 horses, 3dogs, 2cats. and husband of 5 years. When not at work Sadie enjoys riding her horses and competing in barrel racing, traveling, camping, and riding ATVs.
Zach started in the veterinary field while in high school with an internship, then started working in 2011 at the same clinic. He grew up in Independence, Missouri. He then moved to Texas in 2006. Since preschool he has known that he wanted to work in the veterinary field, and since then his passion has only grown. While in Missouri he enjoyed going to his grandparents farm and help take care of the cows. Now, Zach enjoys spending time with his pack at home, a Staffordshire terrier Zuko, a domestic shorthair Za Za, two bearded dragons Gana (female) and Korbit (male), a Rankin dragon Vise, and two Russian tortoises Torterra (female) and Grottle (male).
Callie has been a Veterinary Technician since 2008, joining the CMAH family in May of 2016. Originally from Louisiana, she spent most of her life in the Plano/Allen area. Her and her husband Perry welcomed a son Josh in 2006, later adding 3 cats (Elvis, Willie Nelson, and Beyonstray) a Dachshund ( Drake) and 2 gerbils (Cookie and Raven). In her free time she enjoys painting, reading, and volunteering at the second chance SPCA; offering her technical skills performing laboratory testing as well as fostering kittens.
Mandy joined Custer McDermott Animal Hospital in October 2014 and has been in the veterinary field since 2012. She grew up in Abilene, TX and moved to the DFW area to further her education working with and helping animals. She graduated from Cedar Valley College with an Associates in Veterinary Technology and is currently in the process of obtaining her license to become an LVT. Outside of work, Mandy enjoys spending time with her husband Jonathan. In their spare time they enjoy camping, hiking and fishing. They share their home with their furry friends: a Border Collie mix named Piper, a Whippet named Ace, a cat named Iris and their cold blooded crew: a corn snake, ball python and poison dart frogs.
Shannon was born and raised in Texas and has always had a passion for veterinary medicine. She graduated from Cedar Valley College in May 2014 where she obtained an Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. She also received her license as a Licensed Veterinary Technician in Oct. 2014. Shannon has a special interest in veterinary dentistry, animal behavior, and large animal medicine. Right now, Shannon is currently taking classes to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry, while pursing the lifelong dream of getting into veterinary school to become a veterinarian. Shannon has an awesome Siberian husky named Xena, a lovable Chihuahua named Tyrion, and two sweet Californian rabbits named Champ and Dusty. When Shannon isn’t studying or working, she loves to hang out with family and friends (and of course her pets!), geek out over Star Wars and Disney, and play video games.
Krista is a native Texan who lives in McKinney with her fiancé, Ben, two young boys and her extended 4 legged family which includes Roxxi a Rottweiler, Buck a Pit Bull mix, Champ a Boston Terrier, and 2 turtles. After receiving training as a veterinary assistant Krista joined the Custer McDermott Animal Hospital family eager to use her skills and make a difference in the lives of pets and their owners. During her spare time she loves flea markets, cooking, shopping and crafting. Having been raised around fur babies her entire life; Krista has found her calling as an advocate for animal of all breeds.
Picture and Bio Coming Soon!
Picture and Bio Coming Soon!