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Emilie is the Hospital Manager at Springtown Veterinary Hospital and has been with us since September 2006. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and a Master of Business Administration from Texas State University. She is also a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager.
"Working at Springtown is by far the best job I've ever had. Not only do I get to work with animals, but I also get to work with some amazing doctors and staff members. I think of Springtown as my second home!"
At home, Emilie has a mini dachshund named Homer, a mini dachshund named Katie, a dachshund mix named Eleanor Rigby, a chihuahua mix named Julia, and a gray tabby named Olive. Emilie's interests include traveling, baking, biking, and kayaking.
Our client relations representative Ann greets our clients as they walk through the door and also helps schedule appointments, refill medications, and communicate with doctors. She joined Springtown Veterinary Hospital in December 2012 but worked previously as a kennel technician at Taurus Dog Training. Ann's background in dog behavior, socialization, and basic training are valuable skills that make her a wonderful addition to our hospital staff. "I love helping clients find answers to questions about their pets, and I have learned so much from the veterinarians by doing so," she says.
Ann earned her Bachelor's Degree from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where she completed a double major in Music and French and a minor in Italian.
In her spare time, Ann enjoys collecting recipes, cooking, baking, and eating. She also enjoys studying improvisational comedy and has performed in Austin, Los Angeles, and New York. When at home, she makes time for Pilot, her beautiful Newfoundland.
Katie joined our team in September 2016. She studied Nutrition at Blinn college for two years and is working toward a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science at Texas State University.
"My mom was a dog trainer when I was growing up, so I was constantly surrounded by dogs and loved every minute of it!"
In her free time, Katie enjoys hiking with her doberman, Dozer, and teaching yoga.
Kenna joined our team in October 2017. She has two years experience in the veterinary field and previously attended college for International Studies and Japanese.
At home, Kenna has a DSH named Nina. She enjoys watching movies, playing video games, knitting, and puzzles.
Veronica is a Veterinary Technician with an Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. She has been a part of Springtown Veterinary Hospital since 2007. Veronica is our head surgery technician.
"I trust all the doctors that work at this hospital," says Veronica. "My bosses couldn't be any better to us. We are a family, and we treat our clients and patients like they are family, too."
She spends her spare time hiking, playing with her beagle Winston, swimming in the river, traveling, and singing.
Rebekah earned a Bachelor's of Science in Animal Science from Texas State University. She has four years experience in the veterinary field and currently alternates between surgical tech and exam room tech.
In her spare time, Rebekah enjoys making jewelry and taking care of her many pets. Her family includes Scarlet, a German Shepard mix, Droopy, a Catahoula mix, Itty Bitty, a chihuahua, Fearless Kitty, a DSH, Kirby, a DLH, Mozart, a bearded dragon, three chickens, and multiple fish in a saltwater coral tank.
Kara is currently working toward a Bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology at Texas State University with hopes of becoming a wildlife conservationist for endangered species. She has always been in a home with pets and started loving animals at a young age.
"I love working at Springtown because I get to fulfill my life passion of working with animals and I get to help make a difference every day. I also love having coworkers that are just as passionate about the care of animals as I am. My coworkers inspire me every day with their vast knowledge of pets and their desire to help in any way possible."
In her free time, Kara enjoys hiking, swimming in the river, and taking photos. She also loves hanging out with her dog, Scout, who just so happens to also love hiking, swimming in the river, and getting his picture taken.
Jenn has 10 years of experience in the veterinary field and joined our team in February 2018 after working in an emergency veterinary hospital. She has a Bachelor of Science in Sociology with a minor in Women's and Gender Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.
At home, Jenn has a Border Collie/GSD mix, Adelaide, and a one-eyed DSH, Hank. She enjoys aerial hoop, making paper flowers, and clicker training her pets to do fun tricks.
Andrea assists the doctors and technicians in surgery and exam rooms. She is working toward a Bachelor's in Animal Science. Andrea has extensive experience working with animals, including volunteering at shelters and working at a boarding facility.
At home, Andrea has Paisley, a chihuahua mix , Presley, a Jack Russell mix, Berkley, a Jack Russell mix, and Brynnley, a German Shepard mix. She enjoys hiking, canoeing, biking, cooking, and reading.
Candace cares for all of our boarding and hospitalized patients. She is currently studying Animal Science and Biochemistry at Texas State University with plans to attend vet school.
In her spare time, Candace volunteers at the San Marcos Animal Shelter and enjoys hiking and spending time with family and friends. She has a German Short hair mix, Lucy, and a Lab mix, Jake.
In her spare time, Sam enjoys swimming with her dog Beau, volunteering with animals, and cooking.
Kenza cares for all of our boarding and hospitalized patients. She is currently studying Animal Science at Texas State University with plans to attend vet school.
In her spare time, Kenza enjoys running, reading, camping, and spending time with her two cats.