Oak Forest Veterinary Hopsital

Tyler Moore
Business Manager

Tyler Moore graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas A&M University at Galveston with a Bachelor of Science in Maritime Administration. After a rewarding career in the maritime field, managing break-bulk, heavy-lift, and project type cargo, Tyler joined Oak Forest Veterinary Hospital in mid 2007, serving as the Business Manager.

Having lived in Oak Forest since 2003, Tyler enjoys seeing his neighbors at work and the monthly neighborhood meetings. He rarely visits Kroger without bumping into a neighbor and saying hello.

Tyler enjoys serving the community and served as secretary and treasurer for the Oak Forest Homeowners Association from 2009 through 2012. In his spare time, Tyler enjoys his passions of hunting and fishing. Tyler shares his life with his wife, Hallie (Dr. Moore), their two precious children, and three “furry friends.”

Karly Shimerka, A.A.S
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Karly  Shimerka, A.A.S

Karly, a native Houstonian, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Blinn College in 2016 where she received her Associates degree in Veterinary Technology. She received her state license in January of 2017 and is pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Technology. Karly joined Oak Forest in April of 2017 and her favorite part about her job is the medical diagnostics as well as educating the public about their pets. In her free time, Karly enjoys photography, hiking, and building puzzles. She loves beginning and ending every day with snuggles from her lab-mix, Piper.

Adriana Gutierrez
Veterinary Technician

Adriana   Gutierrez

Adriana has been with the practice since March of 2013. She loves forming a bond with both pets and their owners. She is more than proficient in venipuncture, including central line placement. Adriana is a fluent Spanish speaker, and can be heard correcting the rest of the staff on their Spanish pronunciation. She also enjoys cooking, painting and playing PC games. Unlike the rest of us, Adriana hates coffee! But her Spanish flare gives her enough energy to live without it. She shares her home with her husband Hugo and her sassy chihuahua Athena.

Rob Hernandez
Veterinary Technician

Rob  Hernandez

Roberto was born and raised in Houston, TX. He joined Oak Forest Veterinary Hospital in September of 2016. He loves engaging with clients and working to help their fur babies alongside our doctors. In between appointments Roberto keeps the atmosphere upbeat by dancing and our staff laughing with his sense of humor! He also enjoys painting and traveling to new places which allow him to experience different cultures. Roberto shares his home with a Pekingese he rescued named Hudson and a fiery Chihuahua named Rufio.

Shirly Payano-Griffin
Veterinary Technician

Shirly  Payano-Griffin

Shirly joined the Oak Forest Family in July of 2017 as a Veterinary Technician, and has been in the field since 1997. Making patients and their owners feel welcomed and comfortable is important for Shirly; she can often be heard promising patients cookies and singing them songs about how cute they are. Currently, she is pursuing a degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography at the College of Health Care Professionals, making the transition from veterinary medicine to human medicine. Shirly shares her home with her husband, 2 children, and 2 dogs “Sage” and “Monkey”. When she has free time, she enjoys music production, Zumba, and spa dates.

Monique Virgo-Pearson
Veterinary Technician

Monique  Virgo-Pearson

Monique joined Oak Forest Veterinary Hospital in July of 2017, after working as a Veterinary Technician in Pearland for 5 years.  Monique is a prideful Canadian and a huge cat lover, with a passion for surgery and emergencies. Becoming a Small Animal Veterinarian is her ultimate goal!  When Monique isn’t at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband Michael and fur babies, which include her 2 Orange Tabbies Eggo and Waffle, and her Pitbull Juju Bean.

Erica Hernandez-Scott
Office Manager

Erica  Hernandez-Scott

Erica Hernandez-Scott joined Oak Forest Veterinary Hospital in August of 2008 as a veterinary receptionist and has worked in the veterinary field since October of 2001. Erica came to us from Gulf Coast Animal Eye Clinic, a practice specializing only in veterinary ophthalmology.  In 2015, Erica stepped up to the position of head receptionist at Oak Forest Veterinary Hospital.  She is responsible for making the work schedule, mailing reminders, overseeing the reception area, and general problem solving.  She enjoys working with a close knit team.  Erica values the relationships she builds with clients and their furry family members.  Erica’s quiet, peaceful nature makes Oak Forest a great place to visit.  Erica shares her life with her husband, 2 boys and her large dog, Tyson, who thinks he is a lap dog.  Please be sure to say “Hello” to Erica the next time you come in.   She would love to meet you! 

Natalie Fawcett

Natalie  Fawcett

Natalie joined Oak Forest Veterinary Hospital in March of 2010. She is originally from Cheyenne, Wyoming, although she is right at home here in Houston. Her favorite part of working here is interacting with clients on a day to day basis and getting to know our regulars. Outside of work she enjoys running, being outdoors and spending time with her family. She has three boys: Rayne, and twins, Liam and Levi. She also shares her home with her brown tabby, White Sox, and her bubbly Chihuahua, Tink. 

Victoria Martinez

Victoria  Martinez

Victoria Martinez joined Oak Forest Veterinary Hospital in March of 2017. Her passion for animals and customer service is why she enjoys being a part of the Oak Forest Team. When she is not at work, she can be found running, watching HGTV or relaxing with family and friends. She also enjoys spending time with her fur baby Jasper, the Japanese Chin!

Kimberly Archie

Kimberly joined Oak Forest in November 2017 and loves getting to know all of our clients and their pets. Outside of work you can find her at the dog park with her lab Charlie, reading, or catching up on her favorite shows. While Kim loves Houston, she is originally from Berlin, Germany. She is currently working on her bachelors in History to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a real Indiana Jones.

Monica Barnes
Kennel Technician

Monica  Barnes

Monica was born in Houston and joined Oak Forest Veterinary Hospital in June of 2015. She describes her job as Kennel Technician as having several pets that she gets to love on and care for daily. Each pet has their own personality, quirks, and characteristics. When Monica is not at work, she enjoys writing, playing video games, drawing and baking cakes. In fact, she sometimes draws our pets that are boarding for fun! Monica shares her home with 2 cats named Shadow and Pepper and Mimosa, a Dachshund mix dog she rescued.

Amber Contreras
Kennel Technician

Amber  Contreras

Amber was born and raised in Houston, TX. She joined Oak Forest Veterinary Hospital in January of 2017. Amber’s favorite part of her job is getting to bond with all the animals while they are our guests. Amber enjoys reading, exploring nature and spending time with her beloved pets. She has 4 pets that she adopted through rescue: Donna, Chiween, Blanca, and Chip. Along with her furry family members, Amber also has several brothers and sisters…she’s the youngest girl of 8 siblings!