Amber CrawfordLead Technician
The longest-standing member of our team, Amber began her career in vet med in 2008 as a kennel tech, then worked her way up to vet tech in 2011. She learned quickly as an apprentice and became highly skilled as a result of hands-on, real world experience. She is currently pursuing her biology degree with the goal of going to vet school and becoming a veterinarian herself. Her interest in biology serves her well in helping the doctors gather the pieces of the puzzle to determine why your pet might not be feeling well.
Her beloved three-year-old Pitbull, Luna, is sister to eight-month-old kitten, Mylie. “What I enjoy most about working in the field is learning new things every day regarding animal health. My passion is pathology and being able to help treat sick pets and nurse them back to health.”
At age seventeen, Valeria decided she wanted to work closely with animals. Just one year later, she obtained her veterinary assistant certification. In 2016, we welcomed her into the Crystal Creek Animal Hospital family as a kennel tech. She quickly rose through the ranks, becoming a Veterinary Assistant, and now a Veterinary Technician. Valeria is working on a biology degree with the goal of going to vet school and becoming a vet herself.
Valeria has four pets at home: six-year-old Chihuahua mix, Canela, three-year-old Catahoula Leopard Dog, Cookie, nine-month-old kitten, Mango, and four-month-old kitten, Lemon. “I love my job because I get the opportunity to care for and help animals back to their healthy selves, but my favorite thing is welcoming new life into this world. I will provide every animal that comes through the doors of Crystal Creek Animal Hospital the utmost attention and care he or she deserves, no matter how serious the situation.”