Lauren, aka "La"
Clinic Manager/Receptionist At LABAH Since: April 2002
Qualifications: Biology and Psych Degree from UT
Caiden - 7 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback.
Sprocket - 3 year old Terrier mix from TLAC.
Mr Bease & Bentley – 10 year old domestic long hair cats.
Guiness (aka PANTS!) – 5 year old domestic short hair cat adopted from LABAH.
"I started at LABAH part time in college and have been here ever since. I love LABAH because we treat animals like family and the staff acts like family.
I graduated from UT in 2002 with a double major in Psych and Biology."
Front Office Manager/Receptionist At LABAH Since: July 2006
Qualifications: Love animals (dogs/cats) more than life.
2 dogs: Juniper – Beagle Mix, about 12 years old. She’s my best friend. I adopted her from LABAH, and she’ll be mine forever. Phoenix, about 3 years old. Was rescued as a cruelty case. I fell in love with him as he was being treated at LABAH.
1 cat – Mr. Moo (the kitty cow). I found him as a sick kitten the day before I moved to Austin. He's been here with me since 2004.
"I also help care for various animals around Austin, including the Deep Eddy feral cats, for the last several years.
I’ve lived in Austin for 7 years, moving here from San Angelo, TX. I enjoy eating really good food, music, nature, art, dancing, animals, friends and good stuff in general. I am going to school to become a nurse someday (if I can leave LABAH!)"
Receptionist At LABAH Since: Birth
Caleb is Dr. Spitz's son and has been at LABAH longer than almost anyone. A doorframe in the front desk area attests to that fact, acting as a growth chart since he was a 3’ toddler.
He has been helping out at the clinic for years in various ways and of late is to be found a lot at the front desk during holidays and after school assisting clients, scheduling appointments etc. He likes the variety of animals that come to the clinic – shapes, sizes ,breeds – and with a lifetime of clinic experience certainly knows his stuff.
When not at the clinic Caleb likes playing card games and basketball. His pets include numerous dogs, cats, horses, birds and goldfish.
Receptionist At LABAH Since: September 2010
Pets: Jack- 5 yr old terrier mix and Lili- 8 yr old Corgi
Receptionist At LABAH Since: July 2012
Grew up in Chicago
Pets: 8mo old shep mix named Arlo