Veterinary Technicians


Deirdre Heiman

Veterinary Technician

Deirdre has worked as a Veterinary Nurse since 1996, and joined our family in 2010. Since starting here she has warmed all of our hearts with her dazzling personality, wit, and work ethic. She makes us laugh and keeps us motivated. She shares her home with the love of her life Domestic Shorthair Extraordinaire: Captain Jack, her husband, and four beautiful children. She also has two dogs, three other cats, and various other critters that wander in.


Sorayda Noyola

Veterinary Technician

Sorayda has worked at CTAH for over 7 years. Over the years she has grown from a Kennel Technician to a Veterinary Nurse. Sorayda dedicates herself to providing the highest quality of care for each of our patients. She also loves to spend her free time having outdoor adventures with her family. She enjoys camping and hiking with her dog Arya.


Shay Ashley

Veterinary Technician

Shay is a graduate from McNeil High School. She has always loved animals and has always dreamed of being a veterinarian. She is working hard to get closer to that goal every day! Shay joined the family at Central Texas Animal Hospital in 2018. Shay likes to read and spend time outside going for walks.

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Ariana Muniz

Veterinary Technician

Ariana or Ari started her Veterinary Nurse career in 2007. As a child, she dreamed of helping animals after watching a TV show about Emergency Animal Care. After the show, Ariana spent all of her free time shadowing a large animal vet on her grandparent’s ranch. She has worked in Emergency care, Large animal care, and Avian care. Joining our team at CTAH in December of 2020, she brings her experience and her drive to learn with her. Ariana has two children, four fur-babies, five feathered-babies, and 3 scaley babies (1 snake and 2 fish)! Ariana couldn’t imagine a life lived without caring for animals.

Alexus Moore

Veterinary Technician

Hi, this is Alexus Moore! Alexus joined our CTAH Family as a college summer intern in May of 2019. She is pictured with her fur baby, Precious. Precious is 12 years old and the inspiration for Alexus wanting to work with animals! She completed college and received her Undergraduate Bachelor’s degree of Science. In her free time, Alexus loves to draw and paint to relax her mind and express her creativity.


Shelby Hill

Veterinary Technician

Shelby is a 2003 Honors Graduate of the Bel-Rea Institute of Veterinary Technology. She has 8+ years of experience in various clinics, including CTAH. Although she now has a job working for The State of Texas, she continues her passion to care for animals here on the weekends. Shelby enjoys hiking, caving, and hanging out with her pets: her dog Ranger and her cat Luna.


Adriana Rappolt

Veterinary Technician

Adriana began working at Central Texas Animal Hospital in 2018 after she and her husband moved to Texas. Adriana is a native of Canada who grew up in Toronto. In addition to her 3 dogs, Adriana also has one of the largest fluff balls of Maine Coon cat you will ever see, Jack, and one other cat.


Natalie Perez

Veterinary Technician

This is Natalie, she is a lovely young lady who loves animals, her family, and her friends. She is the middle child, with an older brother and a young sister. She also has a big extended family so her life is never dull! She has always wanted to work with animals. She joined our CTAH family in December 2017. Being able to work at Central Texas Animal Hospital has allowed her to fulfill one of her childhood dreams. She is currently enrolled in school pursuing a Licensed Veterinary Technician certification, but has also taken an interest in Nursing. We hope that she is able to see where both paths lead in her bright future.


Veronica Darley

Technician Assistant

Veronica Darley is a college student at Temple College. She is currently completing the Veterinary Technician program and working at CTAH as a Tech Assistant. Veronica is pursuing her childhood dream of working in the veterinary industry. She is a proud pet parent of her dog Ella and 4 cats Ariel, Velcro, Tex, and Maddy. In her free time Veronica enjoys walks and playing video games like Animal Crossing. There is nothing she loves more than working with animals!


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Rebecca Ramage

Technician Assistant

Rebecca Ramage joined our family in March 2021. She went to Spur High School, graduating as Salutatorian, and then enlisted in the United States Army where she served for 17 years and retired as a Sergeant First Class. She then enrolled in college and graduated with a B.S. in Animal Science from Tarleton State University. Having grown up on a small farm, she has always enjoyed working with animals both large and small. She participated in the Mustang Heritage program and adopted two mustangs Tornado and Bobcat. She has 3 dogs; Corvus her 5 year old German Shepherd (her main man), Primo her 13 year old dachshund (the ham), and Lil Girl a border collie mix who likes to hide. They all help on her small farm guarding the livestock which includes chickens, bees, and goats.