Richard Clive, DVM
“I absolutely love my job and can’t imagine doing anything else for a living.”
Dr. Clive’s lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian came true when he graduated from Texas A & M in 1993. He practiced as an associate veterinarian until 2010 when he opened his own practice, Midtown Veterinary Hospital. At Midtown, Dr. Clive’s philosophy is to provide high-quality health care using state-of-the-art technology and the latest in veterinary techniques in a friendly and supportive setting.
When he’s not caring for your furry friends, he enjoys spending time with his lovely wife, Janelle, and their Yorkie kids, Baci Faith and Bailey Bear. Their favorite pastime is to walk around their neighborhood, although Baci and Bailey prefer to run. It’s tougher than you think to keep up with those little dogs!
Gabriel Ferrer, DVM
Dr. Gabriel Ferrer is originally from the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. It was there that he developed a passion for animals at a very young age. Because there is not a veterinary school in Puerto Rico, he left his Caribbean Island to pursue his dream of becoming a Veterinarian.
Dr. Ferrer graduated from Louisiana State University with an undergraduate degree in Animal Science. Then he graduated from Michigan State University with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M) degree. After finishing veterinary school, he decided to get more experience in the veterinary field and finished a one-year medical and surgical rotating internship at The Ohio State University. During his internship year he became very interested in veterinary dermatology and came to Houston to do a specialized one year Dermatology Internship at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists. He loved Houston so much that he decided to stay in this amazing city.
When Dr. Ferrer is not at Midtown Vet Hospital, he enjoys spending time with his wife Rosa and their two rescued dogs Luna Sofia and Jimmy Changa. Also he enjoys running, playing Volleyball or just enjoying everything this great city of Houston has to offer.
Catherine Lang, DVM
Originally from Austin, Dr. Catherine Lang is excited to start her career as a veterinarian in Houston, home to many friends and family. Dr. Lang earned her veterinary medicine degree from Texas A&M University, graduating magna cum laude as a member of the Phi Zeta honors club. She previously graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical science from Texas A&M University. While pursuing her studies, Dr. Lang was involved in multiple organizations, including serving as president of Green Vets Society, vice president of Imaging and Dentistry Club, event coordinator for the veterinary class of 2016, and an officer in Delta Delta Delta fraternity.
Rounding out her education at Texas A&M, Dr. Lang spent time studying veterinary medicine abroad at the University of Padua in Italy and through an externship at a hospital that specializes in orthopedic surgery in Faxe, Denmark. These experiences gave her a unique and global perspective on her vocation. She has since published two articles about these experiences in the Vet Gazette, a nationally available series of online publications written by and for veterinary students.
In her spare time, Catherine loves spending time with her friends, family, and one-year-old feline friend Vincent Vega. During the fall, she loves watching Fightin' Texas Aggie football, preferably at Kyle Field. You might see her trying new workout classes around the Montrose area, spending time outside on a sunny day, or planning her next trip abroad!
Janelle Rios, PhD
Janelle is thrilled to play a part in helping Dr. Clive reach his dream of opening his own veterinary hospital. She has a vested interest in his happiness because, well, they’re married. Although Janelle is new to the veterinary business, she has joyfully jumped in feet first to learn from the experts in the industry so she can keep the hospital running smoothly. “The timing for the new hospital was perfect! I’m incredibly lucky to be able to help Richard in these pivotal moments.”
Janelle has an undergraduate degree in Biology and a doctorate in Public Health. She’s a self-proclaimed neat freak and has thoroughly enjoyed bringing her organizational skills to Midtown Veterinary Hospital. One of Janelle’s favorite past times is curling up on the couch with her Yorkie kids Baci and Bailey. On occasion, there may even be room for Dr. Clive!
RVT, Office Manager
Norma is an RVT at Midtown Vet. She is a graduate from the Veterinary Technician Institute of Houston with several years of experience working in the animal medical field and customer service. Norma started working at Midtown in August of 2011, and still loves coming to work everyday. She does her best to make sure she provides the best of care for you and your pet and to make your vet visit enjoyable. On her down time she enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and two loves; her son Sam and dog Tiny Dog.
Karina is a native Houstonian and a 2014 graduate of Lone Star College - Tomball. After graduating, she completed her preceptorship at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists. She joined the Midtown Veterinary team in October 2015.
From an early age, her compassionate and caring nature towards animals guided her in selecting a career as a Veterinary Technician. She currently shares her home with her three beautiful daughters, a great dane named Rocco, a poodle named Kathy and a cat named Harbie.
She dedicates most of her free time doing activities with her daughters, going on walks with her dogs, and attending church on Sundays.
Catherine is originally from the northeast but has been living in Texas for about 5 years.
She is a Licensed Veterinary Technician who has been practicing for 4 years. Her background is mainly in emergency and critical care and she has a passion for diagnostic imaging.
She is very happy to be a part of the Midtown team and is especially excited to meet any ShihTzu patients (they're her favorite!).
Celene is from San Fernando Valley, California. She studied at The Vet Tech Institue and graduated in 2011. She has 2 pitbulls named “Layla” and “Barney”, a chihuahua named “Bullet”, a bichon named “Cookie” and 2 black cats “Marley” and “Hendrix. She has a zoo! When she’s not at the clinic she goes to school and takes modern dance classes. She also loves to paint, draw, and do outdoor activites with her boyfriend, Robby.
Cassandra Lee, CVA
Cassandra is looking forward to caring for your loved ones. She is currently in school and hopes to be an RVT in a few short years. Cassandra spends her free time with her perfect dog named Kat and her quirky kitty, Norman!
Abby was born here in Houston, but she grew up in Fredericksburg, TX. She has always had a love of animals, and was lucky enough to grow up with many pets. She is a 2015 graduate from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. As an undergraduate, she worked at a non-profit animal shelter, which sparked a passion for the improvement of animal care and education of pet owners. After graduating, Abby moved to Houston to be closer to her family, and she began working for Midtown. She shares her home with her high school sweetheart, Scott, and her two beloved dogs, Rylie and Timmy. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and working on her photography for shelter pets.
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Rosina Barker is originally from northern Indiana. She moved to Houston in 2011. As a child, she would help any animal in need, from birds with broken wings to squirrels trapped in fences. She has enjoyed sharing her life with a variety of animals such as dogs, hamsters, frogs and cats. Her compassion for animals inspired her to choose a career that would fulfill her love for animals.
She graduated from PIMA Medical Institute in 2012 with a Veterinary Assistant Certificate and worked at a clinic for 3 years. She loved what she did so much that she returned to PIMA Medical
Institute to strengthen her bond with animals and expand her knowledge. She graduated from PIMA Medical Institute in 2017 with an Associate of Applied Science.
She is currently proud to have the companionship of two cats, Sox and Scaredy Cat. She is excited to work with all kinds of pets and their pet parents to provide quality and loving care!
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B is a Houston native. You can usually find her making friends with your pets at the front desk. She possesses excellent customer service skills and ensures that you and your pet feel welcome the minute you walk in the door. When not at work, she is usually busy pet sitting, practicing the art of gastronomy, and spending time with her two very cute Boston Terriers, Thomas and Jasmine.
My name is Sebastian. I am a very sweet rescue found from the streets of Houston. I go home with my mom, Julia, every night, but during the day, I can be found wandering in the back. My favorite thing to do is help the girls with typing and play with my toys. If you stop by, don't forget to say hi!
Front Desk Greeter
My name is Thomas and I am a very cute Boston Terrier (although a lot of people confuse me for a Frenchie!) I come to work with my mom every day and you can usually find me in someone's lap or under my mom's desk taking a nap. I am very friendly and sometimes will bring one of my cherished toys to you so we can play. I love playing chase and eating all kinds of treats, especially carrots. When not at work, I am either accompanying my mom on all of her adventures or at home with my baby sister Jasmine and my cousin Momo.