Leslie Walenta – Office
started working at Rose-Rich Veterinary Clinic in
September 1981 at the age of eighteen. She started
out as a Co-op student assisting the doctors working
with both small and large animals. Eventually she
moved to the front desk with a little persuasion
from Dr Robinson and then later became the office
manager. She will proudly tell you that she has had
only two jobs in her lifetime.
Leslie graduated from Lamar High School in 1982 and
married Chris Walenta the same year. She has rescued
and fostered many animals over the years but admits
she doesn’t make a good “foster mother” because they
tend to stay. Most weekends are spent out lure
coursing or at a dog show with her Borzois.
Leslie is a member of the Lone Star Borzoi Club and
is the Secretary for the Houston Area Hound
Association. She is also a Life Member of the Fort
Bend County Fair.
Trestina Gilbert –
joined Rose-Rich Veterinary Clinic in 2009. Not a
stranger, Tres had worked with both Dr. Moore and
Dr. Duty in years past. Trestina has worked in the
veterinary field for fifteen years and more
specifically, veterinary management for thirteen.
Trestina grew up in California and was entirely
surrounded by dairy, beef, and beefalo farms. She
started riding around with the local large animal
vet when she was twelve. She was completely
enthralled with animals and animal care. Her parents
were certain that she would become a veterinarian.
She, however, was more than certain she would become
a rock star. Married now with three children,
Mekechnie, Zachary, and Madison, music has become
more of a hobby. Her father strongly urged her to
major in computer science in college. Her love of
animals drove her back to the veterinary field where
she was able to take her computer skills and put
them to work.
Outside of work Tres enjoys spending time with her
husband Mark, and three children. They love to go
fishing, play music and are presently renovating
their house and back yard.
Michael Moore –
to Dr. Sharon Moore since 1991, Michael began his
work with Rose-Rich Veterinary Clinic in 2007 as
project manager to design and build the new clinic
A native of Seguin, Texas, Michael received
undergraduate and graduate degrees in history from
the University of Texas and the University of
Houston. He spent more than two decades leading
museums and historic sites in Austin and Fort Bend
counties, during which time he managed numerous
restorations and capital projects. This experience
helped him take Dr. Moore’s vision for her new
clinic structure and translated it into reality.
He remains active with the clinic after completion
of the building, serving as business manager,
including responsibilities for finances, information
technology, facilities, and marketing. Moore
continues to be involved in heritage projects as
well, serving as a consultant to the Texas
Historical Commission in the development of Texas
historic sites and is writing a history of Austin’s
Colony and its impact on the settlement of Texas.