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Melissa McGarity
Hospital Manager LVT

Melissa is a Licensed Veterinary Technician and the Hospital Manager here at VCA Capital Area Veterinary Specialists. She has always had a passion for working with animals, which lead her to the Animal Science program at Texas Tech University. She completed two years of undergrad studies focused on biology, but eventually life took her down a different path. After working in the veterinary industry and becoming an on the job trained emergency technician, her focus shifted to becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She graduated from the Vet Tech Institute in Houston, TX with an Associate's degree of Applied Science with emphasis on Veterinary Technology.

In 2012, after completing her Internship, she relocated to Austin, TX and began her journey as an LVT. She worked in general practice for two years before moving to specialty medicine. She joined our practice in 2016 as the Surgery Department Supervisor and fast tracked to Technician Supervisor, then Hospital Manager. On weekends, you will find Melissa on the lake or at the park with her three dogs, Jade, Onyx and Louie. At home, she enjoys cuddling up to her cat Risu, reading, or watching cooking shows.