Dr. Whitney Keller DVM
Veterinary Wellness Center is a full-service veterinary clinic complete with x-ray room, surgery suite, in-house lab, and on-site pharmacy for your convenience.
In addition to a licensed veterinarian, the Veterinary Wellness Center maintains a staff of highly trained assistants and technicians.
They will do anything possible for their patients and the owners who love them.
Learning and education are very important here at Veterinary Wellness Center. We strive to have a state-of-the-art hospital with a staff trained in the latest medical advances. Our patients deserve the very best veterinary care.
Basically, our team is full of animal lovers. They make it a goal to treat each patient like their own. They give each patient plenty of love and attention. They are prepared to discuss preventative medicine so that every pet can stay as healthy as possible. They will also do everything that they can to make a sick pet feel better as soon as possible.
If you would like to speak to someone on our team, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (956) 386-9310.
Shana Chaleff Office Manager
Shana has always had a love for animals and caring for them. She especially loves educating clients on preventative care! Shana's goal is to promote the health and well-being of every pet by giving their moms and dads the knowledge they need to provide the best life possible.
Outside of the clinic, Shana loves to play with her daughter and her daughter loves to play with their 4 dogs.
Selina SandovalVeterinary Assistant
Selina has always wanted to care for and work with animals. As a child, she was constantly bringing stray cats and dogs home and that still has not changed. Selina worked at a local animal shelter for several years as a kennel technician and part of the rescue and lifesaving teams. In Selina’s opinion the amount of care, client education, and patience that the staff and Doctors at Veterinary Wellness Center have is what sets us apart.
Selina loves spending time with her dog (Sweet Dee) and cat (Alfie) both of who are rescued and love to cause trouble. She also enjoys spending time with family, binge-watching horror movies, spending time at the island, road-tripping, and camping.
Liliana AielloVeterinary Assistant
Since she was young, Lili has always had a love for working with animals. Lili worked at a local animal shelter for several years where she was part of the medical and foster team. Lili knew that once her time at the shelter would come to an end, she wanted to continue working and caring for the animals of the RGV. Lili loves making sure every animal, whether nervous or not, is as comfortable as they can be and that their experience at VWC is the least stressful it can be.
At home, Lili has 3 dogs (Rhea, Nova, and Cosmo) and 4 cats (Plum, Bing, Speenatch, and Tofu). Several of whom are foster fails from the shelter. Lili also continues to open her home up to new shelter fosters. Outside of caring for animals, Lili loves to take care of her house plants.
Matthew GarzaVeterinary Assistant
After graduating from Texas A&M University in Kingsville, Matthew came to join the Veterinary Wellness Center team. Matthew grew up working with livestock on his family’s ranch which embedded his passion for helping animals. Matt is a customer service superstar who thrives off of our clients and patients having an exceptional visit each time they walk through our doors.
Matt’s best friend is a chocolate Labrador named Mila who helps him with his small herd of cattle. Outside of work, Matt enjoys hunting, fishing, and playing sports.
Sarah PhillipsVeterinary Assistant
Sarah’s love for animals drove her to become a technician. She knew she wanted to help animals to the best of her abilities and that love has poured over into her job. Sarah loves educating clients on preventative health and the best possible recommendations for each pet to stay or get healthy.
Sarah loves to paint, read, and listen to music in her free time. She has 4 huskies and 1 cat that all keep her busy.
Naila GarciaVeterinary Assistant
Naila’s love of animals and dream of becoming a veterinarian are the reasons she decided to become a technician. She graduated from Texas A&M University majoring in Biomedical Sciences. Naila also has a certification in Spanish communication and competency. She has worked as a technician since her senior year of high school and every summer throughout her undergrad career. She also worked as an animal caretaker at the Aggieland Safari. Naila loves treating each patient as if they were her own. She believes the extensive and detailed care we provide for each patient is what sets VWC apart from other clinics. She also enjoys making sure each patient is cared for emotionally, physically, and mentally with the highest quality of care.
Naila loves having movie marathons with her family, sitting outside with her dogs, and watching Gordon Ramsey cooking shows. She has 4 dogs and 1 heifer! Leah is a 9-year-old chihuahua, who is the boss of the house and loves to perch on the couch. Duchess, a chocolate Labrador, is shy at first but can’t resist cuddles! A one-year-old mixed Breed puppy, Amber Rose, is a ball of energy and smiles whenever you compliment her! Last but not least she has a 15-year-old Chinese crested named Tag who loves watching Aggie football games on Saturdays. Naila is also the proud owner of a 9month old Angus mixed heifer!
Kenia GonzalezVeterinary Technician
Kenia received her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology from Texas A&M Kingsville. Kenia is currently working on her DVM at Texas A&M University. Kenia knew she was in the correct field when she started volunteering at a spay and neuter clinic. Her passion is helping animals and their owners. Kenia’s compassion, dedication, and attention to detail make every appointment she has personalized for every pet.
Outside of work and school Kenia enjoys painting, spending time with family, exercising, and spending time with her 4 dogs (Moby, Twix, Laycee, and Ariel).
Kendra MorenoKennel Technician
Kendra has always had a soft spot in her heart for animals which has fueled her passion for caring for your pets as if they were her own. Kendra loves the teamwork that goes on behind the scenes to care for our patients at Veterinary Wellness Center.
Kendra has 2 dogs, Rey a Maltese mix, and Kamir an American Staffordshire Terrier, with who she loves to spend time outdoors. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with family or at the park.
Addie Poulton Kennel Technician
Addie is currently attending South Texas College after spending a year studying in Montreal, Canada. Addie spent time working at a local animal shelter where she worked for the Admissions and Rescue departments. During her time at the animal shelter, Addie discovered her obsession with working to provide happier and healthier lives for animals. Addie is dedicated to providing a stress-free environment for your pets and treating them like her own. Addie’s favorite part of her job is the many opportunities to give cuddles to each patient.
Outside of work, Addie spends her time at home studying with a cup of hot tea, binge-watching Netflix, or at band practice where she plays the guitar. She has a much-loved cat named Pepper who she rescued from an alley behind a Chili’s restaurant and Daisy, a Shepherd mix who she rescued from the shelter.
Kassandra Fonseca Customer Service Representative
Kassy is a graduate of McAllen Memorial high school and a Certified Medical Assistant. She loves interacting and greeting each pet and owner that walks into our doors. Kassy loves working with the Veterinary Wellness Center team because of how willing they are to go above and beyond to make sure your pet is well taken care of and that owners have the necessary resources to make sure their pets stay healthy!
Kassy has 3 dogs at home. Neji, a German Shepard who is shy and picky with food like Kassy. Wesley, her perfect indoor dog that will do anything with her. And last but not least Choji, thinks the world is his and requires a lot of attention from Kassy. Kassy loves spending time at home with her pets and also enjoys playing sports.