San Antonio, TX – (210)-331-7100


Hours of Operation

Mondays – Fridays: 7 A.M. to 6 P.M. Saturdays: 9 A.M. to 2 P.M.

Walk-ins Welcome!

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Our Practice

Our Facilities

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

Complete best of class IDEXX in-house laboratory

State of the art surgery and anesthesia monitoring

Cutting edge digital x-ray technology

Treatment tables for dental x-rays and cleaning
Our Doctors
Dr. Dannette Schweers
Chief of Staff DVM
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.


Dr. Roque Gonzales
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.


Our Staff


Sarah Helm-Director of Hospital Operations
Sarah has eight years experience as a Veterinary Technician, six in small animal practice, and two in emergency medicine. Sarah recently graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with her masters degree in microbiology. She plans on applying to a DVM program, and hopes to eventually become a veterinarian herself. She has one cat named BK, (Big Kitty) and one dog, Harley.
Pearl Chagolla-Veterinary Technician
Pearl’s interest in dentistry turned into an interest in anatomy, especially animals. This set her on the veterinary path. She has animal handling experience, beginning with volunteer and shadowing positions at the San Antonio ACS. A graduate of Texas A&M, she is glad to be back home in Texas with her two senior dogs and umbrella cockatoos.
Jennifer Caswell-Veterinary Technician
Jennifer Caswell was born and raised in San Antonio, TX. She received her Associate’s of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from Palo Alto College in 2012. Her interests in veterinary medicine include critical care and internal medicine. Outside of the clinic, Jennifer is a part-time author of romance novels and enjoys playing video games. She lives with her 13-year old dog Pavarti and her 2 year old cat Elvira.
Traci Athanas-Veterinary Assistant
Traci is originally from South Padre Island, Texas. She recently moved to San Antonio, Texas to study becoming a veterinary assistant. Traci plans to further her career into becoming a veterinarian. She loves animals and enjoys being around them. When she isn’t working, she spends most of her free time with her black Swedish duck, Anezka.
Andrea Perez-CSR
Andrea grew up in Kennesaw, Georgia and started working in the vet industry in 2006 which opened up opportunities to work in different places such as New Orleans, and San Antonio. She has always had a passion for animals. Andrea loves learning about the different breeds and ways to care for pets, as well as helping and educating others on how to care for pets. Outside of work she lives for her three kids who also love animals. In her spare time she loves exploring outdoors, hiking on trails, swimming in the lake or just watching a good sunset.
Eve Davis-Groomer
Eve has been grooming animals for seven years, and adores it. She specializes in grooming “difficult” pets, who really just need a little extra patience and love. She enjoys earning their trust, and watching them grow. Eve has three amazing dogs and two beautiful birds, who are all her babies.
Brittany Munoz-Lead CSR
Before moving to Texas, Brittany completed her bachelor’s degree at Chico State University in California. She majored in Animal science with a minor in biological sciences. Brittany’s ultimate dream is to become a veterinarian and wildlife conservationist. She plans to attend Texas A&M veterinary school. Brittany owns three loving cats, each with their own distinct personalities.
Amanda Jourdan-Veterinary Technician
Amanda grew up in New Braunfels, Texas, where she currently resides with her family. Amanda has worked in the veterinary industry since 2010. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with family, going to the movies, fishing and barbecuing. She has four dogs, two cats two turtles, two tortoises, a pig, fish and a bearded dragon.
Jaylen Mata-Veterinary Technician
Jaylen has three years of experience in being a vet tech. She is currently am going to school full time to become a Veterinarian. She has three dogs, named Titan, Bud, and JW, and a cat named Rosco. In her spare time she likes to play as much basketball as she can and spending time with her pets. Another of her hobbies is learning more about engines in fast cars and trucks.
David Doraei-Veterinary Assistant
David grew up in Iran, and moved to the United States when he was nine years old. He speaks Farsi, English and understands Arabic. David was always interested in animal medicine, and decided to make a career of it. He is currently a student at San Antonio College, with veterinary technology, AAS as his major. He is on his way to becoming a licensed veterinary technician.
Deja Diaz-CSR
Deja grew up an “army brat” and is fortunate enough to travel to 8 different countries. Her favorite place in the world (so far) is Germany, where she lived for 4 years. Deja’s first veterinary job was in 2010 and most of her experience is in small animal practice.  She also has experience as an inpatient/triage technician at a 24 hour emergency veterinary hospital. She has one rescue dog named Jesse, a 5 y/o terrier mix, since he was 5 months old. In her free time she loves spending time with family outdoors and hiking, going to the lake/river, and kayaking/paddle boarding.









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