Meet Our Dedicated Staff!
Dr. Rachel Speed
She enjoys spending her free time with Ryan, her husband, and their two daughters. Their four-legged children include their rescued pups: Cricket and Roofus their two boxers, Eddie the pit bull terrier, and Olaf the cat.
Dr. Tess Gopffarth
In her free time, Dr. Tess enjoys being outdoors, hiking, skiing, and camping with her husband, Kramer. Their four-legged family includes Jerry, a mixed breed dog from the Caribbean, and two tuxedo cats; Beau and Dexter.
Dr. Brooke Bemis
In her free time, Dr. Bemis enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending concerts, traveling, and being outdoors. Dr. Bemis and her boyfriend, Patrick, adopted the light of their world, Tito, a Border Collie mix. Trophy Club Animal Hospital is super excited to welcome Dr. B to our team!
Lauren has been a veterinary receptionist at TCAH for several years. Lauren is dedicated, loyal, and compassionate about her job. She has a kind heart, is an excellent communicator, is exceptionally organized, and has a passion for helping people and animals.
In her free time, she enjoys entertaining, baking, and spending time with her son, husband, and their three fur children: Cruz, Paris, and Cousin Mittens. Lauren is a hard worker, exceptionally organized, and is excited about making your experience at Trophy Club Animal Hospital be amazing!
When able she enjoys going back to Scotland to visit her parents or vacationing in Orlando. Karen loves to spend time watching her soccer team, Glasgow Celtic “COYBIG”, and watching any college football especially-Texas A&M University. Karen enjoys giving back to help fundraise for both Celtic and MS foundations. She has also spent many years assisting in Cavalier rescues.
Renita was born and raised in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Her first job in veterinary medicine was working in an animal shelter vaccine only clinic drawing up vaccines, collecting payment, and filling out rabies certificates.
She moved to Texas in 2001 with her husband, Jeff, and started working in a small animal hospital as a receptionist in Fort Worth. She loves animals and working with them. She also enjoys interacting with clients and meeting new people.
She has been married to her husband Jeff for 19 years and has a cavalier named Stonee, whom she loves to pieces.
Renita enjoys reading suspense novels, reading travel blogs, and traveling. She has 2 sons and 4 granddaughters that she enjoys spending time with.
Lauren Cowles, LVT
Medical Director/Licensed Veterinary Technician
Lauren has been a veterinary technician for 11 years, and is a licensed veterinary technician. She graduated with her bachelors degree from Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. Lauren has always known she wanted to work with animals and can’t see herself doing anything else. She enjoys getting to know clients and their pets on a more personal level. Lauren has found a close bond with both the patients and their owners makes even the tough visits a little easier. Lauren enjoys life with her husband, Michael, her 2 dogs (Lilly and Lobo), and her cat Mila. Lauren enjoys traveling, hiking, and doing anything outdoors. She also enjoys kickboxing in her free time.
Shannen Casados, LVT
Shannen is originally from Los Alamos, New Mexico. She moved to Denver, Colorado, where she received her Associate’s degree in Animal Technology from Bel-Rea in 2014. When she moved to DFW in 2015, she became licensed in the state of Texas. Shannen has a wide variety of experiences, including emergency medicine, large animal medicine, zoo medicine, and feline specialty. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her daughter, stepson, and husband. She shares her home with three cats: Mittens, Magic, Minnie the Mouser, and one dog named Maxamillion.
Carianne is a Veterinary Technician that recently moved to DFW from Houston. Carianne joins Trophy Club Animal Hospital with 4 years of veterinary medicine experience. She is passionate about saving animals lives and making certain they feel loved every second they are under our care. Carianne loves being apart of the Trophy Club Animal Hospital team and loves getting to work everyday with our wonderful clients and patients.
In her free time, Carianne loves hiking with her two rescue dogs, Sammy and Blue.
Kennel Technician Manager/Veterinary Technician
Delaine joined the team in January 2019 with 10 years of experience as a veterinary technician. She has 3 dogs and 3 cats of her own at home. Pictured is her dachshund mix Remmy. Delaine has always had a passion for working with animals and takes great pride in helping them be healthy and happy. She also often fosters with local rescues. Delaine specializes in taking infant puppies and kittens whom have lost their mother and enjoys making sure they are well and find forever homes.
Customer Service Specialist/Veterinary Technician
Trophy Club Animal Hospital is fortunate to have Sydni on its team. Sydni has 9 years of experience as a veterinary technician and we call her our “cat whisperer”. She has a passion for providing excellent care for all animals, while focusing on making them feel at home. Sydni is kind, compassionate, and very knowledgeable about animal healthcare.
In her free time, Sydni likes to spend time with her family, read, and attend veterinary continuing education events. She also enjoys spoiling her crew: Fritz, Millie, Goober, and Munchkin.
In her free time, she enjoys quiet nights at home with her husband and 3 fur children; Harley Quinn, Goo, and Milton. She also enjoys time with family and friends, cooking, reading, and crafts.
Kira is a dedicated, kind, and knowledgable veterinary technician. She has an associate’s degree in Science. Kira’s favorite part of her job is that she loves learning, and helping pets stay healthy. Kira lives in Sanger with her husband and their rugrats; Nala, Max, Todd, and wally.
Kira enjoys trying to keep plants alive, trail walks, camping cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
Casey has been a part of the Trophy Club Animal Hospital family for over two years. She has grown her love for medicine even more during the time spent here. Casey is a senior at Byron Nelson High School, and currently is enrolled in the Biomedical Sciences Academy. Casey is on path to become an certified EMT at the end of this school year. Casey has committed to a hockey team up north through Endicott College where she can continue her studies in medical sciences. Casey loves learning new things as well as spoiling dogs and cats with love and compassion while working at the hospital. In her spare time she loves playing ice hockey, hanging out with friends, and snuggling with her polar bear of a dog, Piper.
Veterinary Technician / Kennel Technician
Hannah has been part of the TCAH team for over two years now, and she loves giving special care to each and every patient she sees. She passed her Certified Veterinary Assistant exam in May 2021. She’s currently a college freshman studying Pre-Veterinary Medicine with a goal of attending Texas A&M University for vet school. Hannah’s positive attitude and willingness to help make her an amazing asset to our team. In her free time, Hannah enjoys working out, spending time with family and friends, and playing with her Cornish Rex, Logan.
Before joining the TCAH team in July 2019, Sami worked at a boarding facility for 2 years. She has always dreamed of working with animals for a living as it is where she is the happiest! Sami loves being able to learn new things about veterinary medicine every day, and her long-term goal is to be a veterinary technician. Sami enjoys ensuring our patients are enjoying their stay at Trophy Club Animal Hospital, whether it is with extra snuggles and belly rubs or just throwing the ball in the yard. Sami’s hobbies include traveling and fishing with her husband and going to the park with her 4 fur kids, Jax, Chief, Mercy and Buddy.
Peyton graduated from Tarrant County College with an associates degree in Art. She is currently enrolled in a veterinary technician program to become a licensed veterinary technician. Peyton loves to learn about veterinary medicine and is especially interested in parasitology. Peyton enjoys meeting each patient and enjoys spoiling them during their stay at Trophy Club Animal Hospital.
Peyton’s hobbies include: painting, exploring national parks, spending time with her fiancé Hudson, and spoiling their fur babies: Gunner, the blue tick hound, Apollo, the Doberman, and Triton, the German shepherd.
When not grooming, Dominique enjoys spending time with her family and watching her son play baseball.
Sonia, and her husband Alex, reside in Fort Worth, Tx, and have four kids, three boys, and one girl, along with their fur baby Kubo. Hobbies include spending time with her family and friends.
Watch our facebook page to see what Olaf is up to each week. #MondayswithOlaf
Sven is not shy at all and will come running like a puppy when called. His favorite wrestle partner is Olaf. Sven loves other kitties, kids, dogs, and all of his Trophy Club Animal Hospital family.