Meet Dr. Gaffrey
Dr. Tim Gaffrey was born in Redlands, California and grew up in California and Virginia. He played tennis and ran cross country in high school and is an Eagle Scout. As an undergrad, Dr. Gaffrey majored in forestry at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and originally aspired to be a firefighter (can you spot him in the picture of the forest firefighters?). His interest in ecology and wildlife eventually grew into a desire to become a veterinarian. After graduating summa cum laude from Cal Poly, he went on to attend North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
In veterinary school, Dr. Gaffrey focused on small animal medicine with a sub-focus in companion exotic animals. He got to work with a variety of wild and unusual species including sea turtles, marine mammals, parrots, waterfowl, and exotic pet animals. He was also the president of the wildlife, zoo and exotic animal medicine club and studied abroad in India (he took the photo of the wild bengal tiger you see below himself!). After graduating as a member of the Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society, Dr. Gaffrey began practice at a small animal clinic in his hometown of Porterville, California.
In February 2017, Dr. Gaffrey and his wife, Casey, moved to Texas to purchase their own veterinary hospital- now known as Stoneside Veterinary Hospital. The Gaffrey’s live with their dogs Snickers and Miles and their cats Baxter, Ozzie, and Pineapple. As a veterinarian, Dr. Gaffrey has special interests in medicine, soft tissue surgery, laser therapy, and a high level of service to his clients. Dr. Gaffrey’s hobbies include hiking, fishing, hunting, music, and playing both roller and ice hockey weekly in Houston.
Please stop by to meet Dr. Gaffrey and the whole Stoneside family!
Meet Julie, Practice Manager/Head Receptionist
Julie was born and raised in Houston, Texas and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else! She has been with this clinic since 2013 and loves what she does. She lives in the Cypress area with her partner Brandon, son Spencer, and two fur babies, Murphy and Jag. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, traveling, and binge-watching new television series.
Julie wears many hats, but usually you will find her in the front office!
Rocio is one of our receptionists and she loves animals, especially cats. Her fur babies, Luna, Sylvester and Khloe keep her busy with all their sass. Rocio is originally from Brownsville, but now lives in the Hockley area with her husband, Chris. When she isn’t at the clinic, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
Meet Ally, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Ally was born and raised in Texas and has been with us since 2018. She is a graduate from the Lone Star Tomball Veterinary Technician Program and got her license for veterinary technology in August 2019. Some of her hobbies are exercising, gardening and spending time with her four legged kids, Sienna and Snowflake.
Amber was born in Oklahoma but got to Texas as fast as she could at age 1. She became a CVA in 2017 from PIMA, but plans to return to school in the near future to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She has 2 precious girls ages 5 and 10. Amber loves to spend her down time reading, spending time with her fiance, and playing with her 2 girls and her three fur babies (Rascal, Darla and Oliver).
John was born and raised in Houston Texas and is a current student of Prairie View A&M University class of 2024. He is an agriculture major with a pre-vet/ animal science focus and hopes to attend vet school someday. Growing up on a farm John has developed quite the love for animals, especially his dog Freya. John’s hobbies include horseback riding, running, fishing and spending time with his family.
Beth is originally from Puerto Rico but moved to Texas in 2016. She graduated as a Certified Veterinary Assistant from Pima Medical Institute in 2017 and is currently in the process of becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Her passion for animals started back home in Puerto Rico where she rescued strays. During her free time, she enjoys visiting dog parks with her fur baby, Thor, as well as going to the movies and traveling.