Meet the Staff

We strive very hard to work as a team whose primary goal is to provide quality and compassionate care for your pets. Our staff consists of an Office Manager, Technicians, Client Care Specialists and Kennel Attendants.

Brenda Roughton, Office Manager

My family moved to Texas in 1993 and we’ve lived in Round Rock since November 1997. My husband and I have three grown children, two cats, three Border Collies, two parakeets and a never ending supply of pet hair floating through the house. We also have two beautiful granddaughters who were both born in 2014 and are five months apart and one burly grandson who was born in 2018. I love to work in my garden and enjoy feeding the birds and squirrels that come to our feeders.

I have worked at the clinic since February 1998. I handle most of the paperwork side of the practice and enjoy organizing. I love seeing the bond shared between clients and their pets. I have gained friends and hope to continue to gain more as the years progress.


Cheryl Willis, Technician

I have been a Technician at Brushy Creek Veterinary Clinic since January of 2000. I live in Hutto with my husband and daughter. I have two pets, a Great Pyrenees named “Cally” and a cat named “Lula”.

I have enjoyed working at Brushy Creek and continue to. The best part of my job is seeing a sick pet come in and leave a happy and healthier one.

Maria Crowder, Technician

My husband and I moved to Texas in 1998 and we have lived in Round Rock ever since. I have three children. Two of them are in elementary school and the third is a toddler at home. I have a cat named Wendi and 20+ fish that fill up two tanks. I love to cook, bake and tend to my garden when I get the chance.

I earned an associates of science degree in veterinarian technology from St. Petersburg Junior College in Florida. I worked at the clinic as a technician
from 1998 to 2002. I started working at the clinic once again in February 2013. I love animals and thoroughly enjoy being part of the process that helps keep them healthy and happy.

Kylie Santos, Technician

I grew up in Connecticut and moved to Austin in early 2013. I live with my husband, our dog, two cats and a bunny. I’ve always known I would be working with animals as a career.

I started at this clinic in early 2019 and am enjoying every minute. I love knowing that we can make a difference in our patients’ lives to keep them happy and healthy.

Aubrie Elliott, Technician

I am originally from Midland, Texas but I recently moved to Austin to pursue my career in veterinary medicine. In May 2020, I graduated from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor with my bachelor’s degree in Biology. From a very young age I knew I wanted to work with animals and that desire has only grown as I’ve learned more about this field.

I currently have one cat, River, and when I’m not hanging out with her or at work, I love hanging out with friends and running the trails near my apartment! My favorite part about working as a veterinary technician is having the opportunity to make your pets feel safe, healthy, and happy whether they are in the clinic or at home! Though

I have only been at Brushy Creek for a short time, this job has been the biggest blessing to me, and I am so thankful to be able to serve you and your pets!

Valerie Groves, Technician

I was born in Redwood, CA, but I have lived in Austin for as long as I can remember. I am currently studying Animal Science and Biochemistry at Texas State University and hope to graduate in Spring 2021. I currently have two cats, Blueberry and Pilchard, and two dogs, Shiner and Dixie.

I have worked in various positions around the clinic since 2016 and have loved every minute of it.`


Marjorie Stephen, Client Care Specialist

I am originally from Cape Cod, MA where I spent my summers living on a boat. I had planned on a career in marine biology but my love for children pushed me in another direction. I earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Miami University in Oxford, OH and taught biology and outdoor education for 12 years.  In 1995, I ventured out to Leadville, CO to teach at 10,000 ft and met my future husband. We married in July 2000 and moved to Round Rock in 2007. We have three kids and two dogs.

I have been working as a Client Care Specialist since October 2013. I absolutely love spending time with all the different animals that come into the clinic. As a result, I go home most days wanting a new pet.