Mardee has been with Ford Veterinary Surgery Center since the very beginning when it was only a truck and a converted garage the year 1993. When Mardee is not at the clinic or with her three sons, she loves to ride, work with her Labrador Retrievers, snorkel and scuba dive and be on a beach in a hammock with a drink in her hand.
Matt has literally grown up at the Ford Veterinary Surgery Center. Matt has been working at the clinic since 2004 doing everything from cleaning barn stalls to working the front desk. He recently graduated from Fresno State and was accepted at Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine. His devotion to the field veterinary medicine has been there from the very beginning. In his free time Matt loves to cook, snow ski, travel, snorkel and scuba dive.
Lucia Aznar studied at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico veterinary school (UNAM). She worked at the Donkey Sanctuary to perform her social service for six months. She completed an externship with Dr. Ford in 2016 to complete her veterinary education. In her gap year prior to vet school, she went abroad to South Africa where she spent six months performing conservation work and gained her field guide license (FGASA). In her free time, she gardens, rock climbs, and cooks. Her career goal is to become a board certified large animal surgeon.
Leann first joined the Ford Team back in 2004 as a ROP student through the CUSD Veterinary science program as a junior at Buchanan High School. Leann grew up in Clovis and had minimal experience with horses. She approached a local vet and was turned away because he didn’t want to take a chance on a student that had little experience. Dr. Ford took on 2 students that year for the program and Leann was one of them. Leann grew to know that horses were her passion and continued to work for Dr. Ford for 2 more years. Since then she has worked at two large ranches and a small animal clinic in Clovis while going to school at Fresno State University. Leann followed her passion to become a veterinarian technician through the VASE program. Leann married her husband Dustin in 2010 and moved to the central coast. Together they had Wyatt and John. In 2015 they moved back from the central coast and Leann rejoined the Ford Team helping care for patients over the weekend. More recently Leann has started working in our front office and also helping with the small animals when necessary. Leann enjoys raising and working with her horses on her off hours.
Kellen Habib is a senior at CSU, Fresno as a Pre-Vet student. Following graduation he will pursue veterinary school and a Ph.D. to work in researching infectious diseases in livestock animals. He works as a professors assistant in the ASAE department and as performs research with a faculty advisor as a member of the Jordan College of Ag Honors cohort 4. He serves on the Alpha Zeta Ag honors Fraternity national board. He spends his free time at Disneyland or eating cheesecake.
Susan joined the team at Troy Ford Veterinary Surgery Center upon moving to California 7 years ago helping out in many different areas of the clinic, presently in the position of medical record transcription. Born and raised on the East Coast, Susan has lived on the West Coast for approximately 15 years, with the last 7 being in California. She is married with 2 daughters, one born in New York and one born in Texas. While living in Texas she attended the University of Texas at El Paso for business administration. While living in Georgia she became a certified paralegal as well as managing a show barn (jumping and dressage) which housed approximately 45 horses. She is now a registered medical transcriptionist. She has been involved with horses basically her whole life and is currently riding a Hanoverian Dutch warmblood in the discipline of dressage and is currently at 4th level. During her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and riding her horse.
Vicki joined Ford Veterinary Surgery Center in September of 2014. She has lived in the Clovis area the past 45 years and has watched it grow into the small BIG town it is today. She is a member of the Mountain Rodeo Association and participates in local events. Her new passion is sorting and team penning. The love of her equine life is her Mustang Rocky. Rocky was abused by his past owners and has had serious trust issues in regards to humans. Since Vicki has acquired Rocky, she has had a strong desire to understand the equine behavior in a much deeper level. Today they compete in local events and are a great team.