Education: University of North Texas, Bachelor of Fine Arts
Graduating with an associate’s degree from Temple College she moved forward to pursue a BFA in Photography from the University of North Texas, photographing animals all along the way. She scored an internship at the Dallas Zoo as a photography intern during her time in college and that’s when she knew her life would forever revolve around animals. After graduating, a veterinary technician job became available so she thought, why not? And that leads us to where we are today.
Kelsey grew up, right here, in the Temple area.
Kelsey discovered her love for birds while she was working at the Dallas Zoo and now has two feathered friends: Clarence, the parakeet, and Scarlett, a Solomon Island Eclectus. She also has a passion for aquatics and currently has five aquariums ranging from 100 gallons large to 5 gallons small.
Damon Palomino has been here a year with our amazing team of vet technicians. He grew up in the great state of Texas & a local of Salado Tx. With a dream of working with animals, he works with passion in everything he does. Your fur babies are cared for & loved as if they were his own. He then goes home to his 2 dogs named Rosko & Maverick & a beautiful cat named Annie. He enjoys spending free time working on the farm with live stock, rescuing his goats on the daily. He also has a passion for art, creating our beautiful logo for Animal Medical of Salado.
Hi, my name is Araya and I have 7 pets in total. I have always loved caring for animals, even if they aren’t mine. My favorite animal is the raccoon, and in the future I plan on opening a rehabilitation center for them!”