Harry Stretcher

Kennel Technician

Harry is originally from French Lick, Indiana. In 1982 he was finishing his senior year in high school and was undecided on what to do with his life. He got an after-school job working for a veterinarian. After graduating he and his mother moved to San Antonio so she could finish nursing school and start her career; he wanted to experience the big city life. In one week he was hired to clean kennels at a veterinary hospital. He was promoted to head technician and eventually assistant supervisor and worked at this hospital 21 years.

In 2000 he and his wife, Elizabeth, purchased property close to Bandera to build a house on. In 2003 he started working at Herbst Veterinary Hospital so he could work closer to home. When he was hired a new position was created, the surgical technician position. Harry’s being the surgical technician has worked out well. Don’t be surprised if you’ve never met Harry. If one of your pets has ever had a surgical procedure or dental cleaning they know him well. When Harry isn’t working he enjoys hiking in Big Bend National Park, collecting antique bottles, and playing the banjo.

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Location Hours
Monday7:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday7:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday7:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday7:00am – 6:00pm
Friday7:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday7:30am – 12:00pm
SundayClosed

After Hours Emergencies: 830-249-3543



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