Anyone who knows Dr. Cathy Cupples as a veterinarian, knows that she is not only a ridiculously smart and capable doctor, but her best trait is that she is highly empathetic. She truly cares about every animal she takes care of and every person who owns those animals. When we say that Dr. Cupples handpicked her team, it means something truly special. Our team complements her skills perfectly to provide not only the best care while you are with us, but to help provide knowledge to make the pet's life better outside of our office as well.
Now let's meet the team...
Monique Virgo-Pearson is a wonderful veterinary technician. She not only is highly knowledgeable and experienced vet tech, but she provides a certain "Canadian Kindness" to all animals she takes care of. I have personally witnessed her going the extra mile for very complex pets, to make them feel at home even when at the vet. She is a truly special person and we have the privilege of saying she was the first vet tech that Dr. Cupples sought out when she started this business. Mo will always hold a special place in our hearts as she helped us put down our dearest dog, Gary, when his time came.
Jessi Garcia is so valuable to us. She is irreplaceable, but she does not act like she knows it. She is not only the perfect person for this place because she has an insane work ethic, but she is so great at stepping up to fill whatever roles that we need. She is very versatile in her skill set and this company would not be where it was today without the work that she has contributed and the time that she spent helping us get it off of the ground. Dr. Cupples, the moment that we decided to open this business, said that she knew exactly who she wanted to run the front. We can write a million wonderful things about Jessi, but to keep it short, we are so grateful that she is a part of this team.
Myranda Fendall was our very first addition to the Founding Four Members. She is such a joy to have in the work environment. She is always smiling and making everyone laugh. She is great at handling complex animals and brings a very important skill set to our team. She is not only a wonderful vet tech, but just a great all-around person. Honestly, the moment that we were ready to expand our family, Myranda was nor only the first on Dr. Cupples' list, but on everyone's. Myranda is awesome and we are blessed that she is a part of our team.
Now for Haylee Ungaro. She is the newest member of our team and as I write this, it is her official third day with us. We are so excited that she wanted to move to the veterinary field. We had an interview with her at Starbucks before we even opened our doors to the public. We have been working diligently to be able to hire her and we are so excited. She is such a wonderful human being. A very diligent worker with a "team first" attitude. She is a highly empathetic individual who has a very big heart. She fits in perfectly in this team and we are honored to have her with us.
And then there is Matt Meloy, the "Behind the Scenes Guy". He was the high school sweetheart of Dr. Cupples and he runs the business side of the practice. Administrative duties, the business direction, and marketing all run through him. Since he is the one typing this paragraph, he will keep it short and sweet. It is an honor to have not only hired the above staff, but to work alongside these amazing individuals. All that he tries to do is to make sure that the above amazing individuals have the tools that they need to provide the highest standard of care and to have a lot of fun along the way. When you come in here, you will truly witness something special. We love our employees and they love you all. Come see what separates us from everyone else. You will not only love our doctor, but everyone else and everything about the way that we care for your pets.
Dr. Cathy Cupples
Dr. Catherine Cupples has over 7 years of experience practicing Veterinary Medicine in Pearland. She graduated Veterinary School Summa Cum Laude in 2012 from Texas A&M University. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biomedical Sciences and Animal Science from Texas A&M University in 2008. She prides herself in building life-long relationships with her clients by practicing the best medicine for their pets.
Above & Beyond Veterinary Hospital is her chance to not only practice quality medicine, but also a chance to give back to the Pearland community. Pearland has become very important to us over the last six years and owning her own vet practice is a dream come true.
When not at work, Dr. Cupples can be found spending time with her family and exercising.
Monique has worked as a Veterinary Technician for the last 7 years. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree and aspires to one day become a Small Animal Veterinarian. Monique is a prideful Canadian and a huge cat lover, with a passion for surgery and emergencies. When she isn’t at work, Monique enjoys going to hot yoga and spin classes, as well as spending time with her husband Michael and fur babies, which include her two Red Tabbies "Eggo" and "Waffle", and her Pit Bull "Juju Bean".
Myranda was born and raised in Monroe, Louisiana where she attended school at ULM and received her Associates in Business Management. In 2016, she moved to Houston, TX and has been a veterinary technician ever since. She especially enjoys emergencies, challenging animals, and educating clients on their pet's health. In her free time she enjoys relaxing at home and spending time with her boyfriend Taylor and their two dogs, "Nova" and "Grover".
Jessi has been in the Veterinary field for 6 years in the Pearland area. She has always had a passion for the well-being of others, animals even more so. With the support of her husband and two kids, she is able to provide the excellent care you want for your fur-babies.
Haylee, a born and raised Texas resident, has always had a love for all types of animals. Growing up, she raised White Tail and Axis Deer, Potbelly Pigs, Turkeys, Ducks, etc.! Haylee is excited to expand her love for animals to Pearland and surrounding areas! On her free time, Haylee and her husband like to go hiking with their two Leopard Catahoula’s: Ladybug and Gator.
Matthew graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor's in Political Science. He is excited for the opportunity to not only work with his wife/best friend, but also for the chance to utilize his enthusiasm for animals. He is a father to an amazing daughter ,Madison. He is also a personal trainer, an Aggie, a proud Gryffindor, and a Houston Astros fan. He and Dr. Cupples have 3 cats: "Virgil", "Reek", and "Patchface".