Texas Instructors

Victoria Munguia LVT

Tori was born in New Mexico, but raised in West Texas. She had a love for animals early on in life, and has never been without an animal sidekick. She has had a variety of animal friends ranging from the scaly, to the feathered, and the furry. She graduated high school in 2005, where she studied animal health and biology. In 2009, she graduated from Midland College where she was enrolled in the Vet Tech Program. Immediately following graduation, she took her National and State Board exams to become a Licensed Vet Tech in the state of Texas. Having obtained her Associates of Applied Science and Vet Tech License (LVT), she decided to further her education and was accepted to Sul Ross State University in Alpine Texas. In 2012, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology while minoring in Animal Health Science and Environmental Science. She moved back to her home town of Midland, and began to work in a variety of clinical settings. She has worked in day practices, but mostly in emergency clinics. In October 2012, she accepted a job at a duel practice vet clinic in Fort Worth Texas and has resided there since. She has been involved in several veterinary organizations such as: Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS), Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA), American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and National Animal Health Emergency Rescue Corps (NAHERC). She enjoys spending her free time with her 5 cats: Emmy, Oli, Nina, Moses, and Socks; her 2 dogs: Rossi and Boo; her boyfriend, Andrew; and his 2 dogs: Ripley, Furiosa, and his cat, Talia. She also volunteers with animal foster groups to bottle feed orphaned kittens. She also enjoys reading, arts and crafts, video games, movies, music of all kinds, and shopping.

Rachel Johnston ACO

Rachel is known to have a loving heart and big personality for both people and animals.  She is the mother of five children and grandmother of three.  Her four-legged babies include a nine year old chocolate Labrador named Duke. Over the years she has owned and worked with dogs, cats, horses, cows, pigs, lizards, snakes, ferrets, guinea pigs, mice and birds.  Rachel has a very diverse background with extensive focus on pet care and customer service.  This includes being a correctional officer, police dispatcher, animal control officer since 2007, veterinary technician and a client relations manager for a Houston-area pet resort. Her love of animals continues with maintaining her Texas Animal Control requirements and volunteerism with local rescue groups. She is currently continuing her education in dog training with Penn Foster and K9 Search and Rescue.  Rachel is excited to be a part of the Pet Emergency CPR team and looks forward to educating fellow pet lovers on Pet CPR.

Sherry Nicks

Currently, I am a Grooming Salon Manager, Pet Stylist and Grooming Instructor. I have been in the grooming industry for over 30 years, and prior to that I worked as a veterinary technician for 8 years and learned a lot about different animals and their needs. My passion for animals runs deep, even as a child I was always bringing stray dogs, cats, birds and even reptiles home. Before working as a vet tech and groomer, I worked with children, and for a short time, I worked as a volunteer for a wild life rehabilitation center, that was a challenge. I find that I challenge myself every day by learning something new. Earlier this year I took a class in ACO, and right now, I am learning dog training plus search and rescue. Now here I am, a Pet CPR Instructor. My hope is to help others learn how valuable it is to know Pet First aid and CPR, even if you never need to use it, just knowing that you can in an emergency makes the difference between life and death for an animal.