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Your pet’s emotional and physical well-being is prioritized with every visit. We put the patients first!

Valerie Pena

Practice Manager

When Valerie was younger, she had a pregnant white Chihuahua named Weda. After witnessing her dog endure a tumultuous pregnancy, Valerie vowed to learn more about animal care so that she could help other animals in the future. Today, Valerie has fulfilled her dream. As the practice manager at Corner Vet at the Heights, she’s in a prime position to help her beloved animals lead a healthy, happy life!

Born and raised in Houston, TX, Valerie always had an interest in animals, insects and reptiles. She eventually got a chance to work at a vet clinic, where she gained experience in assisting doctors with surgeries and handling appointments. After honing her skills and gaining experience, she was ready to begin a new journey and was able to find a new home at Corner Vet at the Heights.

From helping animals, to working closely with doctors, to watching the growth and development of her team, Valerie enjoys various aspects of her job. She looks forward to successfully conquering whatever challenge comes her way at the clinic.

In her free time, Valerie enjoys spending time outdoors and watching and playing sports. Whether it’s listening to her daughter’s jokes or watching her dog Timmy run around in circles, she also cherishes being around her loved ones!

Karla Cosio

Veterinary Technician

Born in Houston, Karla has spent her entire life caring for animals. Finding a job where she could help pets and their owners just seemed like the natural path for her. Now, as one of the veterinary technicians here at The Corner Vet, Karla is able to do something she loves each and every day!

Karla’s journey began as a kennel technician in 2006. Slowly but surely, she moved her way up, gaining experience and learning as much as she could along the way. She joined the Corner Vet family in March of 2022 and has fit right in. Her favorite aspect of the job is developing relationships with our clients, bonding with their pets and providing both with exceptional service.

At home, Karla is mom to four fur babies of her own: three dogs – Einstein, Mia and Alvin – and a ferret named Lulu. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, swimming, eating and being with family.