We’re one big family.
Adriana Mendoza, DVM
Dr Adriana Mendoza’s priority is creating a comfortable environment for pets. She lets cats explore the exam room, uses slow movements, and speaks in a hushed voice. To connect with dogs, she sits on the floor and offers treats to establish trust.
Clients love Dr Mendoza’s empathetic approach to medicine. She devotes time to talk with clients so they understand what’s going on with their pet. She offers various treatment options. And she demonstrates how to give medicines and treatments once at home. Dr Mendoza wants clients to leave Firehouse with all questions answered. Her ultimate goal is to help pets live longer lives with their human companions.
While Dr Mendoza loves all animals, she holds a special place in her heart for cats. And she has a special touch with even the most nervous cats.
Dr Mendoza received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and then completed her DVM at Texas A&M. After work, she enjoys spending time with her team at home: her husband, 3 kids, and dogs and cats! She also loves traveling and dancing to country music.
Amanda brings many years of experience in the animal health field; she has volunteered and assisted with animals and worked as a technician and supervisor within the veterinary field.
She has a practical, efficient, and transparent approach that allows her to collaborate with clients. She empowers pet parents to make informed decisions about their pets’ health care. As Hospital Manager at Firehouse Leander, Amanda works hard to elevate each client’s experience at the vet. She is committed to Firehouse’s 100 Little Things — the small acts that we do every day to offer clients and pets a phenomenal experience.
Amanda understands that each animal has their own personality, unique needs, and comfort levels. She is Fear Free certified and uses this approach when handling patients, helping both the pets and clients feel more secure and comfortable.
Amanda has experience with a variety of animals: reptiles, small animals, and horses. She received her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Lubbock Christian University. She, her husband, and their two cats (Mar and Baloo) are so excited to live in the beautiful hill country.
Jennifer Moon, DVM
Dr Jennifer Moon’s passion is preventive care so pets live their healthiest lives. Her clients love that she’s compassionate, empathic, and friendly.
She prides herself on personable and effective communication. Dr Moon’s willingness to thoroughly explain treatment plans and recommendations allows her to establish a trusting partnership with all her clients. She makes herself available for her clients, all while providing the gold standard in patient care.
Always mindful of decreasing her patients’ anxiety, Dr Moon uses Fear Free techniques to relax timid pets. She has a keen interest in dental care and soft tissue surgery, as well as dermatology. She attends conferences around the great state of Texas and uses webinars to stay up-to-date with continuing education.
Dr Moon graduated from the University of Texas in Austin and received her veterinary degree from Texas A&M. She stays busy with her husband and children on weekends. You’ll find them BBQing, hiking, or baking. Dr Moon’s pets include Candy, a Bichon Frise; and Kermit, a Boston terrier.
Betsy Henslee, DVM
Dr Henslee has a soft spot for senior pets. She has a strong interest in managing chronic diseases of older pets and helping them have the best quality of life possible in their later years. She might recommend alternative therapies such as acupuncture or chiropractic, as well as traditional medications and supplements. One of her favorite things about being a veterinarian is the ability to see a variety of pets and cases, from seniors to puppies, to the sick patients and surgeries.
Clients love Dr Henslee’s desire to help their pets. She truly loves each patient who comes to see her and works to build trust with client and their pets.
After graduating from the University of Texas, Dr Henslee attended Texas A&M University, where she received her DVM. She, her husband, and two daughters love watching Longhorn Football in the fall and going for hikes. Her pets are Addie, a great Pyrenees/Australian cattle dog mix, and her early-bird senior cat, Sophie.
Michelle Montes, DVM
Dr Montes is Fear Free and AVMA First Responder certified. She adjusts her physical exam approach and treatments to fit each pet’s comfort level. Dr Montes has a Masters in food safety. She is passionate about small animal pathologies and diseases that can spread from animals to people. Alongside traditional pets, she also loves sheep and goats.
Dr Montes studied Animal Science at the University of Puerto Rico. She then received her Master of Science in Food Safety and Processing. She attended vet school at Ross University in St Kitts, and completed her clinical year at Texas A&M University.
She loves spending time at home in Puerto Rico, especially at the beach. In Austin, she loves to try new restaurants, camp at different national parks, do yoga, and read. She has a schnauzer mix named Chewbacca (Chewi); she is a huge Star Wars fan.
Jenny Bryant, DVM
Dr Jenny Bryant is patient and compassionate with her clients and patients. Her goal is for your pet to live a long, happy, and healthy life. She believes in preventive care through annual wellness exams. She utilizes Fear Free techniques to make visits comfortable for all pets, including the anxious ones.
Clients appreciate that Dr Bryant is thorough and communicative. She takes her time with every cat and dog to meet their individual needs. And personalizes care plans for each family. There is no one-size-fits-all approach for Dr Bryant. Clients also love that she’s detailed and an active listener.
Dr Bryant is interested in dentistry, internal medicine, and chronic allergic dermatitis. She attends continuing education classes to sharpen her surgical and medical skills. Plus, she has a soft spot for all cats.
Dr Bryant attended Texas A&M for both undergrad and veterinary school. When she’s not at the hospital, she enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves to run, bike, and hike the Texas Hill Country with her goldendoodle named Penny. She shares her heart with her three cats: Ernie, Artie, and Oliver.
Client Service Coordinator
Sara strives for clients and pets to have the best possible experience when visiting Firehouse. She works with clients and veterinarians to find the best solution for their pets’ needs. She loves meeting all the people and animals who come into the hospital. She is always ready to greet patients with pets and treats that each pet likes. She has a soft spot for cats and stocky pit bulls.
Sara shares her home with her husband, daughter, three cats (Phedre, Maze, and Raha), and a red ear slider turtle named Momiji. When not working, she loves to go to the park with her daughter, play video games, or watch anime and tv shows.
Client Service Coordinator
Sami uses a collaborative approach to help clients and patients feel welcome. Her detailed communication, empathy, and organization keep veterinary visits stress-free. She loves getting to know people and pets and helping owners through all stages of their pets’ lives. Sami keeps a positive, calm energy when working with pets to help them feel secure while at Firehouse. She also uses Fear Free handling techniques.
Sami has volunteered with animal shelters for many years. She shares her home with her three rescue pets: Charlie (a lab/pit bull mix) and cats Nala and Athena. For fun, she loves going hiking and swimming, and creating all types of art. She also paints and illustrates comic books.
Client Service Coordinator
Sabrina creates lasting connections with clients through her genuine love for animals. She is dedicated to helping pets live long, happy lives. Her ability to empathize and communicate effectively ensures that clients feel heard and understood. Her goal is to create a welcoming and collaborative environment where clients feel confident making decisions for their pets’ needs. Clients appreciate her positive and compassionate demeanor.
Sabrina has two pets: Franny Pants and Ladybug. While she loves all dogs, she has a soft spot for French bulldogs. In her free time, she loves spending as much time as she can outside, going hiking and taking Franny Pants for trail walks.
Breanna’s positive and calm demeanor helps put clients and patients at ease when visiting Firehouse. She tries to read the patient’s cues and respect their boundaries to keep their stress level as low as possible.
Breanna is always learning by expanding her knowledge base with training courses and learning from coworkers. She likes to educate owners in their pet’s healthcare and well-being so that can care for them properly at home.
When not being distracted by all the cuteness at Firehouse, you will find her buried in a good book, spending time outdoors, or on a camping adventure with her husband and their daughter, Freja. Their furry family includes a Tortoiseshell cat named Tori, and two handsome Great Danes named Baldur and Fenrir.
Sarah finds fulfillment in helping pets live happy, healthy lives. She wants vet visits to not be scary or overwhelming for pets or their people. Sarah loves to educate pet owners on the importance of prevention and yearly lab work. In addition to answering any questions clients may have, she also provides resources for clients to review.
Sarah believes in the importance of Fear Free techniques. She is always willing to adjust the plan to make pets feel more comfortable. Her care goes beyond the clinic; Sarah cares about how pets do after their appointments as well. She also fosters pets in need of homes so that they can get out of the shelter.
Sarah attended Angelo State University, where she received a Bachelor’s in Animal Science. An avid animal lover, she shares her home with cats, dogs, horses, and fish. Sherlock is a Stafford Terrier mix and Sarah’s adventure buddy. Her six rescue cats are: Aoshi, Hubcap, Zant, Rudye, Cloud, and Eevee. She also has two horses: Ariel, a Polish Arabian Horse who has been Sarah’s best friend since Sarah was fifteen, and Pepper, a Quarter Horse. She’s learned a lot about animal body language from her horses. She has four fish tanks with a medley of fish.
Meredith loves being a voice for pets. She understands that animal care can be confusing and overwhelming at times, so she works with clients to help create the best plan for each patient. She uses simple language and educates clients on diagnostics, treatments, and at home care. She is always happy to answer client questions. By collaborating with clients and the doctor, she helps make veterinary visits successful. She enjoys working in radiology and surgery, and researching pet nutrition.
Meredith originally studied Business in college, but discovered her passion was helping animals. In her free time, she likes to attend live music events and visit local pubs and breweries with her friends. Her family includes two dogs, a cat, and a fish, and she is hoping to adopt a dwarf caiman soon.
Karenne creates lasting bonds with clients and patients through her empathetic, collaborative approach. She puts herself in the client’s position when providing care for pets, helping them find a plan that works for their lifestyle and unique needs. Clients appreciate her willingness to help and the genuine care she has for each patient.
To keep pets comfortable, Karenne adapts her care for each individual pet. She enjoys learning about animal behavior and applying her knowledge to ensure pets are comfortable. She is currently working on becoming Fear Free certified. Her favorite things about working in the veterinary field are seeing the bond between people and their pets and helping pets live longer, happier lives. She has a soft spot for cats, as well.
Karenne has a degree in Biomedical Sciences from Texas A&M University. Her goal is to continue on to vet school so she can keep helping pets while also learning new skills. She spends her free time with her orange tabby cat, Bart, who can sit and shake on command. She enjoys playing video games and doing all sorts of puzzles, including escape rooms.
Veterinary Technician Assistant
Clients appreciate Jona’s exceptional communication skills. She actively listens to clients’ questions and concerns, summarizes their needs, and takes time to answer their questions. She wants clients to feel heard and involved in their pets’ visit. She is empathetic to client concerns and builds lasting relationships with people and patients by taking time to get to know them.
Jona knows the vet can be a scary place for pets, so she uses Fear Free techniques to keep pets comfortable and secure. She treats each pet like her own, adjusting her care to fit their unique needs. Whether a pet needs extra time, a calm voice and touch, or even just some belly rubs, Jona will find something to help scared and nervous pets feel better.
Jona shares her home with her rescue pets: Koda (pit bull), Remi (lab mix), Emilio and Charlie (cats), and several reptiles who needed extra love and care. She has a soft spot for exotic pets and large animals. When not working, she loves to explore nature or watch scary movies.
Client Service Coordinator
Crystal works diligently to create the best relationship between clients, doctors, and pets. She uses effective communication and a compassionate approach to create trust with clients and patients. Her problem-solving skills allow her to find solutions efficiently, making veterinary visits less stressful. Her goal is to create the best experience for everyone involved. She has worked in the veterinary field for many years.
Crystal’s family includes her daughter, Hayleigh, and their senior Yorkie, Kindle. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding, traveling, and reading a good book (with a cup of coffee).