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 is a 2008 graduate from Cy-Creek high school currently enrolled in college to further her education. She is the mom of a smart, sweet, football loving 9 year old boy named Spencer, and a fur baby named Roxie. Julie spends her free time watching her son play football and spending time with family and friends.
Julie wears many hats, but usually you will find her in the front office!
Meet Leslie, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Leslie is a native Houstonian and attended the University of Texas at Austin and Lonestar College. She received her degree in veterinary technology and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 1992. After graduation, she worked at a busy small animal practice in Houston for 11 years as head technician; as well as intermittent animal emergency work. After giving birth to her second daughter, she stayed home to raise her family in Cypress. Now that she has one daughter in college and the other is close to graduating high school, Leslie decided to return to work part time. She now lives in Hockley with her husband, Dave, daughters Kara and Alyse, 5 dogs, 2 cats and 2 horses. Leslie’s hobbies include horseback riding, spending time with family and friends, and outdoor activities. She is very excited to be a part of the Stoneside Vet Hospital family and is looking forward to meeting you and caring for your furbabies!
Victoria has been working with animal rescues her whole life. Her favorite breed: Pit Bull (she has 3 of her own). She is currently in college to get her licence as a veterinarian technician. Her hobbies include: Rock climbing, volunteering, and advocating for better treatment of Pit bulls.
Rocio is one of our receptionists and she loves animals, especially cats. Her fur baby, Luna, keeps her busy with all of her sass. Rocio is originally from Brownsville, but now lives here in Waller with her husband, Chris. When she isn’t at the clinic she enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
Ally was born and raised in Texas and has spent a lot of her time volunteering at local rescues. She recently graduated from Vet Tech School this past August and is working on getting her license in the near future. Some of her hobbies are baking, gardening and spending time with her three fur babies Tank, Iris, and Sienna.