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Donald Vestal DVM
Veterinarian: Dr. Vestal attended Texas A&M University earning his BS in Veterinary Science in 1973 and graduating Cum Laude with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1974. He immediately came to work at Dodd Animal Hospital (in the neighborhood where he and his wife grew up) and over the next 35 years enlarged, expanded, modernized and updated with the latest veterinary technology, building this hospital into a state-of-the art medical facility.
Married to his high school sweetheart, Liz, they have three children, Sarah married to Aaron, Joshua married to Valerie and Michael, a student - and the newest additions to the family - a beautiful little granddaughter, June Elizabeth and 2 handsome grandsons, Jacob and Grant. The Vestals also have 2 Labrador Retreivers, Luke and Hunter, two English Setters, Echo and Styx, and four cats, Kiki,Gracie, Leo and Alice.
Dr. Vestal's special veterinary interests are orthopedics, surgery and dermatology. In his spare time he enjoys hunting and fishing.
Jonathan Dyes DVM
Veterinarian:Dr. Dyes was born in Corpus Christi, Texas and grew up in Louisiana. He went to Louisiana State University then transferred to Texas A&M for veterinarian medicine. Dr. Dyes has been a veterinarian since 1993. Dr. Dyes has 2 sons and 1 domestic cat named Tall Tail.
Ryan Andrews DVM
Veterinarian:Dr. Andrews is a native of North Mississippi, and attended both his undergraduate and veterinary school at Mississippi State University. Growing up on a small cattle farm, Dr. Andrews has always been very passionate about caring for animals in need. Along with the countless things he loves about veterinary medicine, he has a very strong interest in small animal medicine surgery. He has recently relocated to San Antonio with his fiancé Mary Elizabeth and their Labradooddle (Raisin), two dachshunds (Vivian an Buzz), and domestic shorthair (Bonnie) . He is excited to have the opportunity to care for your pets and looks forward to meeting each and every pet owner here at Dodd Animal Hospital!!
Tim Kretzschmar DVM
Veterinarian:Dr. Tim is a 2012 graduate of Free University Berlin, Germany. Following vet school he took the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree in small animal clinic research at Texas A & M. It was then that he met his wife Monica, together they moved to Denver, CO in 2015, when Dr. Tim worked at a 24 hour small animal emergency practice. His professional interests encompass everything related to companion animal medicine in general and surgery in particular. He is a fan of the outdoors, Dr. Tim is convinced that time off is best spent fishing, hunting, working on a car or riding motorcycles. He's also been known to enjoy a good wine or bourbon on occasion. Dr. Tim and his wife share their home with Willy the cat, whom they lazily refer to as Kit Kit most if the time.
Surgical Tech: Donna has been in the veterinary field for 34 years and has been with Dodd Animal Hospital since 1977. Her pets include four dogs, a Yorkie mix, Doberman, Mastiff, Siberian Husky and a corn snake. She has been married for 28 years and has two children. Her son is serving in the military and has given her a beautiful granddaughter and her daughter is a CPA.
Technician: Floyd came to work for Dodd bringing year of technician experience. He and his wife are the proud parents of three terrific children. Most of his "off time" is spent keeping them occupied.
Technician: Caitlin is new to San Antonio. She is originally from Philadelphia. She has been involved in the Veterinary industry for six years and joined the Dodd Animal Hospital team as a Technician in July 2016. Caitlin has two dogs Bo and Maeve, and a cat named Meow Meow.
Technician: Kim moved to Texas in March of 2017 from Seattle and started working at Dodd Animal Hospital. Kim has been a vet tech for 15 years and is working on her Bachelors degree in Zoology. She has 3 teenage daughters, 2 dogs, a cat, and a guinea pig. Kim likes hiking, fishing, camping and being by the ocean on her spare time.
Technician: Heidi has been a licensed vet tech for 3 years. She recently moved to Texas and loves the warm weather. Heidi has 3 dogs that she loves and does some home remodeling in her spare time.
Technician Assistant: Heather is a Veterinary Tech Assistant and is a Vet Tech student. She has a dog, a cat, and a turtle. When she is not busy working or going to school she likes to spend her free time watching anime’ and playing video games. She aspires to be a Veterinarian one day.
Receptionist: Lydia has been in the veterinary field for 14 years and has been working for Dodd Animal Hospital since August 2003. Her pets include 3 dogs , Hot Dog, Pickles, and Peanut. She also has a cockatiel named Tweetie. Lydia has two grown children and 6 grandchildren. In her free time she enjoys listening to music, dancing and spending time with her family.
Receptionist: Kristen has been in the Veterinary field for three years and has been a Receptionist at Dodd Animal Hospital since 2014. She loves working with animals and has one fur baby, Woody, a spoiled Chi-weenie. Between work, school, and family she loves to shop and enjoy the outdoors.
Receptionist: Janelle is from San Antonio, Texas and has been working for Dodd Animal Hospital as a Receptionist since September 2015. She has four cats and two huskies. She enjoys spending time with her family and her animals.
Accounts Receivable: Mary Ann has had several long-term jobs, including 32 years at USAA.
“My all time favorite job is here at Dodd Animal Hospital. My passion for animals is unlimited, and I have a menagerie of my own. I love working with and meeting new people through the clinic.”
Groomer: Becky has been grooming since 1990 and has been with Dodd Animal Hospital since 2005. She has a Pitbull named Cooper and a cat named Zoe. She has one son a high school student and competitive swimmer. Becky enjoys reading, going to the movies and swimming.