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 assistant. 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.
Nikki Summerfield is the Front Office Manager and Social Media Manager for the practice. She is just an absolutely wonderful individual who brings so much to the table. We are so lucky that she a part of our team. We look forward to all of the things that we will be able to accomplish with her on the 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 assistant, 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.
Meghan Meloy is the newest member to the team. Meghan is a true blessing when it comes to the office. She is super friendly and has an incredible work ethic. We are truly excited to add her to our team and blessed to be able to call her one of us. Meghan absolutely loves animals and always has a smile on her face.
Melissa Rosborough Heinrich is the newest addition to the team. We are so lucky to have her be a part of this experience. She is so kind and eager to help. She is the mother of a marine and a vet tech and has kind of taken over the role as the "office mom". We are so lucky to have her here.
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. We are located across from the Pearland Town Center, just north of Manvel and east of Missouri City.
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.
Dr. Jenny Pirela
Dr. Jenny Pirela was raised in Buffalo, New York. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Biology from Cornell University in 2008, and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University in 2012. After veterinary school, she completed a small animal rotating internship at the University of Pennsylvania. For the past 7 years, she has worked in emergency medicine, general practice, and shelter medicine in the Houston area. Her interests include cardiology, orthopedics, and toxicology. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Rafael, her two children Alicia & Marcus, and her three dogs Lexi, Dante, and Omega. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society.
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".
Meghan was born and raised in Alief. As the newest member to the team, Meghan brings a smile on her face and an unparalleled enthusiasm. She loves animals and helping others. She is a proud Gryffindor and the sister in-law of Dr. Cupples.
Front Office Manager
Nikki is the Front Office Manager at Above & Beyond. She also runs our social media. She recently moved her with her husband Rob from Annapolis, MD. They have three furbabies Varly a 7 yo Puggle, Taco a 2 yo Lab/hound mix and Oscar a 1yo French Bulldog.
Melissa Rosbrough Heinrich
Melissa has worked in the veterinary field for many years. She started as a pet groomer and has been a receptionist for the past nine years. She is married to a wonderful man and they have many pets. She also has a daughter who is a vet tech and a son who is a US Marine.
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".