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Our team's core values are to provide exceptional customer service and quality healthcare by building and maintaining relationships through respect, communication, and trust.

Our Management Team

Maria Mondragon
Hospital Manager

Maria Mondragon

Maria joins us from Dubuque, Iowa. She currently lives in West Austin. She has a degree in Biology from the University of Dubuque (Iowa) and in her spare time she enjoys working out, hiking, baking, photography and spending time with her two dogs, "Pina" (who is a Yorkie) & "Oakley" (who is a German Shorthaired Pointer).

Kelly Skinner
Administrative Manager

Kelly Skinner

Kelly is originally from Houston, but has been in the Austin area for 15 years. She is joining us with a background in pediatric health care and she is also a Certified Medical Assistant. Kelly has 2 dogs, Lucy and Daisey, who bring joy & happiness to her life. In her free time, Kelly loves to play disc golf, guitar and listening to music.

Nathan Shimandle
Treatment Manager

Nathan  Shimandle

Originally from Carlisle, PA, Nathan currently lives in Round Rock, TX.  He graduated with a Bachelors in Science from the University of Pittburgh. Nathan has a 10 month old orange/white DSH cat, named "Ravioli", and a 8 year old Rottweiler/Pitbull dog, named "Caesar". In his free time, Nathan enjoys golfing and fitness. 

Our Support Team

Ashley Beard
Client Care Coordinator

Ashley Beard

Originally from Maryland, Ashley lived in San Antonio since she was 10 year old and recently moved to Austin in July 2020. She has an Associates in Psychology and takes special interest in mental health awareness and criminal justice. Ashley has a rescued chihuahua mix named Roxy, who looks like a little fox, earning her the nickname “Foxy Roxy”. In her free time, Ashley enjoys concerts, comedy shows, and walking with Roxy.

Dakota Davis
Client Service Representative

Dakota Davis

Dakota is originally from Florida, where he worked as a sous chef and a personal chef before moving to Austin. He has 2 cats, Remy and Tiberius. Dakota's hobbies include playing chess, cooking and baking, and he occasionally consults for a martial arts team in Florida.

Javorian Acosta
Client Service Representative

Javorian Acosta

Originally from Odessa, Texas, Javorian has lived most of his life in Austin. He is currently working towards a Bachelor's Degree in Digital Media and Computer Engineering at Southeastern University in Georgetown. He has an Old English Bulldog, named Nova. When they're not watching movies together, Javorian plays on a semi-pro football team.

Beyonce Lopez
Client Service Representative

Beyonce Lopez

Beyonce recently moved to Austin from Brownsville, Texas. She has a background working in the human medical field. Beyonce has a tuxedo cat, named Eden, who loves to snuggle and watch Netflix with her mom. In her free time, Beyonce loves to crochet, read, and journal. 

Yessica Garcia
Veterinary Technician/Lead Tech

Yessica Garcia

Originally from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Yessica has lived in North Austin since 2003. She recently graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Veterinary Medicine and Biomendical Sciences and plans to apply to become a Small Animal Veterinarian soon. Yessica trained a total of 17 service dogs for veterans with PTSD and disabilities, during her undergrad studies (8 dogs graduated!).  She has a “drop out” service Labrador, named Harry (aka, Scaredy Harry because he’s a scaredy cat!).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nubia Cardona
Veterinary Technician/Lead Tech

Nubia Cardona

Nubia is originally from El Paso, Texas. She recently graduated from New Mexico State with a Bachelor's in Animal Science. Nubia enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and two dogs -- "Sierra", a Siberian Husky, & "Nyla", a Belgian Malinois. She is also a big reader and just started to learn Jujitsu a few months ago.

Lindsey Lucke
Veterinary Technician

Lindsey Lucke

Lindsey has been in the Austin area for 5 1/2 years. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography and an Associates Degree in Interactive Media. While she doesn't have any pets right now, she hopes to be a dog mom soon! In her free time, Lindsey enjoys her creative hobbies like drawing, photography, and embroidery and also likes to hike, cook, and do yoga!

Joey Havens
Veterinary Technician

Joey Havens

Joey recently moved to Austin from Virginia Beach, VA where he completed a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemistry and Biology at the University of Virginia. He is currently a Doctor of Pharmacy student at The University of Texas and is actively working on his pharmacy internship. He has one dog, “Buddy,” who LOVES to play fetch, and 2 cats named “Zippy” and “Ziggy.” In his spare time, he enjoys snow-skiing and surfing.

Abbey Geraghty
Veterinary Technician Assistant

Abbey Geraghty

Originally from Toledo, OH, Abbey has been working in Austin for the last 4 years as a dog trainer. She has a Bachelor's of Science degree in Sports Management from Heidelberg University with a concentration in fitness. She has a 5 year old Belgian/GSD mix and a 10 month old Belgian/Dutch mix, who she enjoys competing with in The Protection Sports Association (PSA) competitions. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, running, and hiking.

Skylar Melnick
Veterinary Technician Assistant

Skylar Melnick

Born and raised in Texas, Skylar spent the last 4 years attending The University of Colorado Boulder. Skylar graduated with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Ecological and Evolutionary Biology and recently started a marine archeology internship. She has two cats named “Spot” and “Wiggles.” In her spare time, she enjoys playing soccer and creating art. Skylar is passionate about environmental conservation and plans to go back to school to get her master’s in marine biology and conservation.

Brisza Isaola
Veterinary Technician

Brisza Isaola

Originally from Miami, FL, Brisza has lived in Austin most of her life. She is currently attending Texas State University with a major in Animal Science and a minor in Japanese. She has two pets, an 11-year-old cat named Perscilla, and a 2-year-old Siberian Husky named Atlas. In her spare time, she enjoys playing video games, attending Austin Symphony Orchestra performances, writing, and embroidering.