MEET OUR TEAM !
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.
Chris La Brie, DVM
Veterinarian : Dr. Chris La Brie completed his undergraduate education with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry from Texas A&M University. He completed his veterinary degree from Ross University in June of 2013. Dr. LaBrie joined the staff at Dodd Animal Hospital right after graduation but he is not new to veterinary medicine as he grew up in a veterinary clinic. His father, Dr. Mark LaBrie is one of our favorite colleagues.
When not working in the veterinary clinic, Dr. LaBrie enjoys fishing, soccer and spending time with family and friends.
Erin Porter, DVM
Veterinarian: Dr. Erin Porter is a native San Antonian and thrilled to be working back in her hometown. Dr. Porter attended Texas A&M for her undergraduate degree and Ross University for vet school . She completed her clinical year at Auburn University.
Dr. Porter has a collection of rescue animals from each state she has lived in; 2 sweet dogs and a sassy cat. In her free time she enjoys cooking, scuba diving, reading and crafts. Her professional interests include dermatology, behavior and internal medicine.
Dr. Porter is excited to join the wonderful community at Dodd.
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.
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.
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.