Dr. Withrow grew up in Ponca City, OK where she raised several interesting pets including dogs, rabbits (domestic and cotton tail), turtles, chameleons, fish, pheasants, and sheep. She discovered her love of veterinary medicine while volunteering at a mixed animal practice when she was twelve, and she followed this interest throughout her undergraduate degree by volunteering at several veterinary clinics while pursuing her bachelor of science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with a minor in Economics from Oklahoma State University. She went on to graduate with honors from the OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences in the top of her class while participating in numerous professional organizations and leadership activities. After Dr. Withrow and her husband completed their graduate degrees, they moved to Katy to pursue professional opportunities and raise their family. Since moving to Katy, she has enjoyed working with many local veterinarians from Texas A&M, Kansas State, and LSU while developing her medical and surgical skills. She maintains close personal and professional relationships with many of these local doctors.
Dr. Withrow and her husband Mathew have two children, Mason and Madison. They also have two furry children, Parker and Gundy. Parker is a Brittany Spaniel who is convinced he is a lap dog, and Gundy is an English Springer Spaniel that is an easy going side kick up for anything. Dr. Withrow enjoys exercising, target shooting, flower gardening, horseback riding, watching OSU sports and spending time with her family. She has a professional interest in soft tissue surgery, diabetes mellitus and pain management, and she is actively involved in the TVMA and AVMA. Dr. Withrow is excited to meet you and your pet.
Mathew grew up in Harrah, OK and was very involved with the FFA throughout his childhood raising several pets and show animals including dogs, pigs, and cattle. He also ran his own hay hauling company while in high school for which he earned his American Farmer Degree in FFA. His experience in FFA and his high school agricultural education instructors inspired him to pursue an undergraduate degree in agricultural education from Oklahoma State University. After receiving this degree he achieved certification in several other subjects in order to find a position in the area where his wife, Dr. Withrow, was finishing her education. This led him to a special education position which helped him discover another area of education that he had a passion for. He went on to receive a masters degree in educational leadership with an emphasis in special education from OSU. As mentioned above, Mathew and Michelle moved to Katy after receiving their graduate degrees to pursue professional opportunities and raise their family.
Mathew was a part of the Katy Independent School District as a special education teacher at Stan Stanley Elementary for several years, and is currently an Assistant Principal at Selman Elementary in Sealy. Their children, Mason and Madison, also attend school in Sealy. Mathew's professional interests include communication, math, behavior modification, as well as personnel leadership and management. While maintaining his full time position with Sealy ISD, Mat functions as our office manager assisting in a number of activities around the clinic. Mathew has always had a passion for animals, people, and business and is looking forward to the opportunity to meet you and your pet.
Natalie has had the opportunity to work with the wonderful staff at Long Meadow Veterinary Clinic since September 2015 and became the full-time practice manager in February of 2016. Natalie has four cats, three Seal Point Siamese (Spiderman, Toasty and John-John) and one Domestic Short Haired Tabby (Stitch). She was a client first and visited frequently since Stitch has a reoccurring eye infection. Natalie loved the people and the environment at Long Meadow so much she decided to stay full time.
She is an active member of the Houston Veterinary Practice Managers Association (HVPMA) and is in the process to become a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager throught the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association.
Natalie loves getting to know the clients and patients that visit our clinic and is looking forward to building strong and meaningful relationships with them.
Rachael has been a part of the amazing team here at Long Meadow Vet Clinic since our opening in April of 2014, as one of our veterinary technicians. Rachael has always been very passionate about the love and care for animals. She works daily on continuing her education by expanding her knowledge of all species. She is going on about her 5th year of experience working in the veterinary field and is eager to further her career; she aspires to be able to go back to college one day and become an LVT, Licensed Veterinary Technician.
She has a handsome lab/pit bull mix named Costa, whom she rescued from a shelter when he was about 6weeks old.
Rachael's hobbies include dancing, fishing, attending her favorite Texas Country Bands concerts and she also enjoys watching sports like football and baseball. The Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers are her teams. She is always excited to be able to meet new clients and patients. She is extremely passionate about helping educate owners about quality healthcare and providing continued preventative care and love to our furry four-legged families here at LMVC.
Alejandra joined the LMVC team in early 2015 as a veterinary technician. Alejandra graduated from PIMA Medical Institute with her associates in applied science, and plans on furthering her education in veterinary medicine. Along with having a soft spot in her heart for all animals, Alejandra is a huge pit bull advocate and really prides herself in helping re-home pitties as well as being their voice. She is also known as our in clinic pittie person. Alejandra has 2 handsome pit bulls of her own Rosco and BootStrap. Rosco is her special needs pittie who is definitely the baby of the family and is a major momma’s boy. BootStrap is a happy 3-legged pup who loves to play! Alejandra also owns a Dogo Argentino named Rogue, who is definitely the trouble maker out of the three.
Alejandra enjoys going to concerts, napping, shooting pool, watching movies, and going dancing in her spare time.
Katherine has worked at Long Meadow since August 2016. She graduated with an Associate's of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology in April 2012. Her primary experience is in Small Animal Preventative Care and hopes to go onto Internal Medicine and maybe Emergency in the future. She recently joined the Mom Club with the birth of her 5 month old son Rylie. She shares a home with her boyfriend Derik, their son Rylie, a Lab named Trigger, and two cats named Reptar and Charlie who are all troublemakers. Yes, even the boyfriend and son.
Maria is one of our newest employees here at Long Meadow. She has been a friendly voice and familiar face since June 2016. Maria has always possessed a deep love and understanding for all animals. As a young girl, she would take in strays and help them out until they found their forever home. Maria is from Houston and has three amazing pets which include Lila, a white Chihuahua with EXTREMELY big ears. She also took in two stray cats which she names Shadow and Snowflake.
Her hobbies are going out to eat (she enjoys trying new and exciting foods), working out, going to the movies and especially having a great time with family and friends.