COVID-19 Response Effort
In response to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic we have taken strong measures to increase the safety of our staff and clients. Please take time to review the COVID-19 Response Effort and relevant customer forms, in our Customer Portal, for your pet’s appointment.
Hours of Operation
Mondays – Fridays: 7 A.M. to 6 P.M.
Saturdays: 9 A.M. to 2 P.M.
Walk-ins Welcome – Please Call Ahead!
We are proud of our state of the art diagnostic and surgery equipment enabling us to provide your pet with the best medical care available
Dr. Tessa Downey, an Alabama native, fulfilled her childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian and graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. Since moving to San Antonio in 2013, she has greatly enjoyed caring for a wide variety of pets and their people. In her free time, Dr. Downey enjoys spending time in the great outdoors, road trips, cooking, and spending time with her fiancé and 8 pets.
Dr. Danette Schweers, in addition to general practice, has special interests in pain management, surgery, and emergency medicine. Born and raised in Boerne, Texas, she attended Texas A&M University Veterinary school. Afterwards, Dr. Schweers served an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at California Animal Hospital in Los Angeles. The next several years were spent working in emergency care centers in California, before moving back to Texas. Here she continued emergency medicine, including opening up a new emergency room for animals. Dr. Schweers has earned status of Diplomat of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, Canine and Feline Practice. Outside of work, she spends her time raising 3 wonderful kids and trying to keep up with their 90 year old house. She continues to enjoy the Texas Hill Country whenever possible, usually with other hobbies like running and occasional hunting.
Doctor Gonzales completed his undergraduate at TAMU, and his DVM at Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (UANL). He has been practicing veterinary medicine since 1981. Dr. Gonzales has been a member of the AVMA since 1980, and is also a member of the AAHA. In his spare time he enjoys playing guitar, and has played many venues around San Antonio. He is an avid reader, enjoys saltwater fishing and spending time with his wife
Sarah has twelve years of experience as a veterinary technician, ten in small animal practice, and two in emergency medicine. Sarah graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with her Master’s Degree in Microbiology in 2018, and is currently training to become a certified Veterinary Practice Manager. Sarah and her husband Clint have two cats named Takoda and Renfri, and one dog named Harley
Gennifer has four years of experience in being a veterinary assistant. She is currently going to school part time to get her associates in biology. She has four dogs, named Princess, Sasha Fierce, Lupe, and Luke, and 3 cats named Lois, Theo, and Yetta. She is a foster for a animal rescue and likes to volunteer at the wildlife sanctuary in her spare time.
Rosie is 20 years old and obtained her certification as a Vet Assistant in June of 2022. She plans to pursue her dream to become a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in the upcoming years. Rosie has an 8 year old red Dachshund named Oscar.
Thomas is a vet tech that has grown up around the veterinary field all his life thanks to his mother who is a veterinarian. Thomas has a golden retriever puppy and two cats. He loves Rabbits and working with puppies. In his spare time Thomas likes to work on his car, workout at the gym and rock climb
Blanca has experience in volunteering with the Humane Society. She is looking forward to going back to school for Biology in the near future. In her spare time she loves to cuddle with her cat, Caesar along with her 2 family senior Maltese dogs, Black and Chiquilin.
Sara is from San Angelo, Texas and has always had a passion for animals and animal rescue. She even told her Kindergarten teacher she was going to grow up and work with animals one day! Sara loves visiting the ocean, working out at the gym, paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking, and any outdoor activity she can do with her 6 year old boxer J (aka “Booshka!”), her twin sister and her dog Bud. She is looking forward to continuing her education to further her career working with animals.