Veterinarians

Rick Rodenbeck, DVM

Veterinarian Dr. Rodenbeck grew up in Boerne and graduated from Boerne High School in 1978. He attended Texas A&M University and graduat...

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Rick Rodenbeck, DVM

Veterinarian Dr. Rodenbeck grew up in Boerne and graduated from Boerne High School in 1978. He attended Texas A&M University and graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. He moved back to Boerne and started working for Dr. Herbst and Dr. Focke, where he has continued to practice for the last 24 years. Dr. Rodenbeck married Karol Ann Binford of College Station, Texas in 1987. Their 4 children are Reid born in 1988, Garrett born in 1992, Wyatt born in 1995, and Riley Ann born in 2002. Dr. Rodenbeck enjoys taking trips with the family, going fishing and wakeboarding at Medine Lake, and working around the house on his days off. His main interests were equine medicine during his early years in practice but he has focused on small animal medicine and surgery for the last 10 years. He spends most of his professional time at the small animal clinic. Dr. Rodenbeck is a member of First Baptist Church here in Boerne, a former member and past president of both Boerne Bergesfest and the Kendall County Centurions Civic Club.

Seth D. Jones, DVM

Veterinarian Dr. Seth Jones and his wife Becca moved to Boerne in 2002 after earning their undergraduate and then Seth’s veterinary ...

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Seth D. Jones, DVM

Veterinarian Dr. Seth Jones and his wife Becca moved to Boerne in 2002 after earning their undergraduate and then Seth’s veterinary degree from Texas A&M. Coming back home to Boerne and entering such a progressive and capable practice family was an opportunity that they couldn’t miss out on. The Joneses lived in downtown Boerne for about 9 years before moving out into the country in 2011, where they are currently raising their daughter Emmy Lane and son Cason. Daddy (as he is called there) is most happy fishing with the kids and playing with them after work. And there’s nothing better than the occasional day when he gets to be home in “the good-morning time” as the children call it. Crash the dog and Cuatro and Callie (cats) provide babysitting assistance as needed and tons of entertainment. A decade into practice, Dr. Jones enjoys it more every day! He welcomes challenging medical and surgical cases and focuses on his relationships with his patients and clients. He counts himself lucky to know and call friends so many of the fine two- and four-legged residents of Kendall County, and especially lucky to be a part of the team at Herbst.

Robert B. Quinn, DVM

Veterinarian Dr. Quinn graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. He has practiced in three different small animal...

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Robert B. Quinn, DVM

Veterinarian Dr. Quinn graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. He has practiced in three different small animal clinics in Texas full time, and did relief work for some time giving him a broad view of practice. Most recently before moving to Boerne, Dr. Quinn was the Chief of Staff at Southeast Texas Animal Emergency Clinic in Beaumont. These experiences gave him an interest in internal medicine, surgery, and ultrasound. Dr. Quinn moved to Boerne and started working at Herbst Veterinary Hospital in August 2005, and became a partner in January 2008. He lives in Boerne with his wife, three children, and two Golden Retrievers. Dr. Quinn and his family LOVE Boerne, and their only regret is that they didn’t move here sooner! In his spare time, he enjoys working in the yard, trying to keep up with the kids’ activities, and playing bagpipes with the Black Bexar Pipe Band.

Travis Nichols, DVM

Veterinarian Dr. Nichols is a proud member of the Texas Aggie Class of 2003 where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets. While at Texas...

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Travis Nichols, DVM

Veterinarian Dr. Nichols is a proud member of the Texas Aggie Class of 2003 where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets. While at Texas A&M, he met his love Katy, now his wife, who also majored in Biomedical Science. He then went on to veterinary school at Texas A&M, graduating in 2007. After graduation, he moved to Boerne, where he and his wife have made this community home. They are both members of and involved with Boerne’s First Baptist Church in the Young Marrieds Class as well. They have two sons, Tyler and Mason. When not working, Dr. Nichols enjoys spending time with Katy, running, fly-fishing, and playing with his dogs Maddie and Lady.

K. Michelle Shaw, DVM

Veterinarian Dr. Shaw joined Herbst Veterinary Hospital in the summer of 2009 after graduating from Texas A&M University. She was born a...

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K. Michelle Shaw, DVM

Veterinarian Dr. Shaw joined Herbst Veterinary Hospital in the summer of 2009 after graduating from Texas A&M University. She was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, and has always enjoyed being with animals. She participated in barrel racing, play days, and trail riding as a child. Dr. Shaw works at Herbst Veterinary Hospital seeing small animals and at Kendall County Equine seeing horses. She has a special interest in internal medicine and oncology. Dr. Shaw and her husband, Ryan, had their first child in May of 2014, a baby girl named Paisley. Their family also includes a yellow lab, Cabela. Dr. Shaw enjoys spending time with her family, boating, and participating in Crossfit.

Alison Harper, DVM

Veterinarian Dr. Alison Harper moved to Boerne in 2013. She received her bachelor degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M (whoop) in...

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Alison Harper, DVM

Veterinarian Dr. Alison Harper moved to Boerne in 2013. She received her bachelor degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M (whoop) in 2008 . She then graduated with her veterinary degree in May 2012 which she graduated magna cum laude. After graduation , Dr. Harper continued her training with an internship at Bracken Equine under the direction of Dr. Robert Ball. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Harper enjoys sewing, photography, working with her dad and anything to do with the outdoors. Dr. Harper comes to Boerne with her gray tabby cat Gypsy.

Meghan Kirkpatrick, DVM

Veterinarian Dr. Meghan Kirkpatrick grew up in the San Antonio/Boerne area and graduated from Boerne High School in 2002. She attended C...

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Meghan Kirkpatrick, DVM

Veterinarian Dr. Meghan Kirkpatrick grew up in the San Antonio/Boerne area and graduated from Boerne High School in 2002. She attended Colorado State University for her undergraduate studies in animal science as well as receiving her DVM from the CSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. After graduating she worked for 4 years at a mixed animal practice in eastern Colorado. In 2014, Meghan and her husband decided to move back to Texas to raise their family in the Hill Country. They have 2 children, Mattie Jo and Hunter. In April of 2014, Dr. Kirkpatrick received her certification in veterinary medical acupuncture for both small and large animals. In her free time, Meghan enjoys cooking, relaxing at her family ranch in Colorado and spending time with her family.

Kristyn Kimball, DVM

Veterinarian Dr. Kristyn Kimball moved to Houston from Twinsburg, Ohio while in her teenage years. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in...

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Kristyn Kimball, DVM

Veterinarian Dr. Kristyn Kimball moved to Houston from Twinsburg, Ohio while in her teenage years. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in biochemisty and animal science from Texas A&M University. Captivated by the Aggie Spirit, Dr. Kimball joined the A&M DVM program in 2012. She graduated as a member of the Century Class during the College of Veterinary Medicine’s 100th year celebration in May of 2016. Shortly thereafter, she joined the Herbst Veterinary Hospital and Kendall County Veterinary Center family. Dr. Kimball truly enjoys working with “all creatures great and small” and never stops learning along the way. While in school, she worked as a MRI technician at the veterinary imaging center, served as a class officer, and taught 5th and 6th grade Sunday school. When not at the clinic, Dr. Kimball likes spending time with family and friends, traveling, cooking, cycling and eating Bluebell ice cream. She and her calico cat, Jubilee, are happy to now call Boerne home.

Kaitlyn Behrend, DVM

Veterinarian Dr. Kaitlyn Behrend was born and raised in the small town of Elgin, Texas. She worked at the Elgin Veterinary Hospital thro...

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Kaitlyn Behrend, DVM

Veterinarian Dr. Kaitlyn Behrend was born and raised in the small town of Elgin, Texas. She worked at the Elgin Veterinary Hospital throughout high school and college where she developed a love for veterinary medicine. She attended Texas A&M University for her undergraduate degree in Animal Science and graduated with her doctorate degree from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2016. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Cameron, and her stubborn Scottish Terrier, Duke. In her spare time she also loves crafting, fishing, and traveling the country. She is excited to be a part of such a wonderful community and looks forward to meeting everyone and their family pets.

Lloyd Willis, DVM

Veterinarian Dr. E. Lloyd Willis joins HVH from Corpus Christi, TX where he practiced for 6 years. He is a 2004 graduate of Texas A&M Un...

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Lloyd Willis, DVM

Veterinarian Dr. E. Lloyd Willis joins HVH from Corpus Christi, TX where he practiced for 6 years. He is a 2004 graduate of Texas A&M University and a 2011 graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on the island of St. Kitts in the West Indies. Dr. Willis and his amazing wife Lara have 3 children: Peyton, Cason, and Joslyn, with the fourth child due in April of 2019! Dr. Willis in his spare time loves reading, time outdoors, and especially time with his family!

Caleb Thomas, DVM

Veterinarian Dr. Caleb Thomas is a graduate of Texas A&M Veterinary School. He did his undergraduate studies at A&M as well in Biomedica...

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Caleb Thomas, DVM

Veterinarian Dr. Caleb Thomas is a graduate of Texas A&M Veterinary School. He did his undergraduate studies at A&M as well in Biomedical Science and Entomology. He enjoys spending time with his family, particularly his niece and nephew Norah and Graham. He likes watching old movies, cooking and eating food, and spending time outdoors.

Management Team

Dawn Leyendecker

Practice Administrator Dawn has been a Boerne resident for many years and even attended Curington Elementary School as a child. She rece...

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Dawn Leyendecker

Practice Administrator Dawn has been a Boerne resident for many years and even attended Curington Elementary School as a child. She received her Bachelors in Psychology from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2001 and attends numerous CE classes and Seminars to keep up with the latest in veterinary medicine and practice management skills. Dawn married her husband, Kenny Leyendecker, in 1999 and they happily welcomed their first child Hendrix to their family in January 2013. In addition to their handsome son, they also have a large family of four-legged loved ones. Their dogs include, Buck, Benny & Joon; Horses include Malloy & TeCe. With over 15 years of experience in the veterinary world, Dawn Leyendecker is a seasoned Practice Administrator that has brought positive influence to both Herbst Veterinary Hospital and Kendall County Veterinary Center. Dawn entered into the veterinary world as a receptionist in a San Antonio veterinary hospital in 1998 and became the office manager for that practice in 2002. As the clinic grew so did much of her responsibilities, allowing her to become the Operations Coordinator for that company in 2013. We are pleased to have her on our team and look forward to the future of our hospitals while we continue to grow with and serve the Boerne Community.

Samantha Alvarez

Practice Manager Samantha has been in the veterinary field since 2003, and joined the Herbst Veterinary Team in May of 2015. She began...

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Samantha Alvarez

Practice Manager Samantha has been in the veterinary field since 2003, and joined the Herbst Veterinary Team in May of 2015. She began as a receptionist in a small practice in San Antonio then started working as a courier for a lab company strictly for animals. That time away confirmed her passion for the veterinary world and brought her back to a new hospital as a receptionist where she worked her way up to their hospital manager. During this time she received her Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Throughout the years she has learned invaluable information about the love and care animals need to live a happy & healthy life. Aside from spending most of her time at the clinic with her team, she enjoys being outdoors camping and hiking.

Receptionists

Tricia Lea

Receptionist Tricia, aka “The crazy Yorkie lady”, is the resident University of Texas graduate and has been with Herbst Veterinary H...

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Tricia Lea

Receptionist Tricia, aka “The crazy Yorkie lady”, is the resident University of Texas graduate and has been with Herbst Veterinary Hospital since 2001. She shares her life with her husband, 2 children, 12 dogs, 3 cats, and 2 birds! Hook ’em Horns!

Orlanda Mapes

Receptionist Orlanda joined our January 2021 and has great customer service skills. We are happy to have her on our team and look forwar...

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Orlanda Mapes

Receptionist Orlanda joined our January 2021 and has great customer service skills. We are happy to have her on our team and look forward to watching her grow with our clients & patients! She enjoys painting, cooking and photography.

Mel Barnes

Receptionist Melissa joined the Herbst family originally in July 2017 for two in a half years and returned in January of 2021. Previou...

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Mel Barnes

Receptionist Melissa joined the Herbst family originally in July 2017 for two in a half years and returned in January of 2021. Previously a veterinary technician of 10 years she has now settled into the receptionist role once again. She attended Penn Foster for her Associates in Animal Science and is currently attending UTSA for her Bachelor's. She is a proud mom of two kids and they have two dogs, Leonard and Apollo; and a cat, Rory. She enjoys spending time at the coast, at the gym, or just relaxing at home.

Fabi Freire

Receptionist Fabi joined our team January 2021. We are excited to have her on our team and look forward to see her continue to grow her ...

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Fabi Freire

Receptionist Fabi joined our team January 2021. We are excited to have her on our team and look forward to see her continue to grow her animal knowledge with her background in kennels and reception. On her time off she enjoys baking and power lifting.

Veterinary Technicians

Brianna Jenkins, LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician Brianna is an LVT and has been a valued member of our team since February 2016. She is often splitting he...

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Brianna Jenkins, LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician Brianna is an LVT and has been a valued member of our team since February 2016. She is often splitting her role in surgery and training new team members.

Brittanie McHorse, CVA

Technician Brittanie began working at Herbst in June of 2015. She loves working here because she's had a lifelong love of animals, but...

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Brittanie McHorse, CVA

Technician Brittanie began working at Herbst in June of 2015. She loves working here because she's had a lifelong love of animals, but beleives what really makes Herbst a great place to work is the team! She married her husband in July of 2010 and welcomed their first child, Shane, in August 2011. Their second child, Hannah arrived July of 2016! They have three dogs; Mason, Shelby and Benji and a hamster named Chihuahua Honda. She hopes to be a part of the Herbst veterinary family for years to come!

Harry Stretcher

Technician Harry is originally from French Lick, Indiana. In 1982 he was finishing his senior year in high school and was undecided on w...

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Harry Stretcher

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 adfada 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.

Cassandra Eure

Technician Cassandra joined our team in July of 2017. She comes to us with extensive knowledge in animal emergencies with 9 years of e...

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Cassandra Eure

Technician Cassandra joined our team in July of 2017. She comes to us with extensive knowledge in animal emergencies with 9 years of experience working at an Emergency hospital. She is excited to start a new path at a day practice and creating relationships with our clients. She enjoys spending time with her family when she is not spending time with us.

Katie Manning

Technician We welcomed Katie to our team in December 2017! She is generally Dr. Willis's technician and is one of the first technician...

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Katie Manning

Technician We welcomed Katie to our team in December 2017! She is generally Dr. Willis's technician and is one of the first technicians to triage our walk-ins and emergencies. She is a definite asset to the Herbst Family.

Jose Medina

Technician Jose joined our team on May of 2020 with five years of technician and kennel technician experience and can be keeping our cli...

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Jose Medina

Technician Jose joined our team on May of 2020 with five years of technician and kennel technician experience and can be keeping our clients happy as they come to drop their pets off with us. In addition to getting your pets checked in, he will be happy to bend your ear with a good joke!

Shelby Coldiron

Technician Shelby joined our team in may of 2020 with a number of years experience working in the veterinary industry. Although we are o...

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Shelby Coldiron

Technician Shelby joined our team in may of 2020 with a number of years experience working in the veterinary industry. Although we are only graced with her part time, when she is here she is often bringing our patients in from the parking lot or getting our walk in patients seen by the first available Veterinarian.

Jessica Pfeiffer

Technician Jessica joined the Herbst Family in January of 2019. She is an amazing technician and great with animals. She is usually pair...

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Jessica Pfeiffer

Technician Jessica joined the Herbst Family in January of 2019. She is an amazing technician and great with animals. She is usually paired with Dr. Jones and when she isn't she is always quick and willing to help with our tech appointments or lending a helping hand. She enjoys hiking, camping and traveling with her family and 2 rescue dogs.

Justine Hendricks

Technician Justine joined our team January of 2021 after recently moving to Texas. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, tak...

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Justine Hendricks

Technician Justine joined our team January of 2021 after recently moving to Texas. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, taking her dogs hiking, riding her horses and competing in barrel racing. We currently only have her part time and look forward to having her as a full time team member soon!

Kennel Technicians

Josh Cherry

Kennel Technician Josh joined our team in September of 2019 and is one of the main kennel technicians. He takes amazing care of all our ...

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Josh Cherry

Kennel Technician Josh joined our team in September of 2019 and is one of the main kennel technicians. He takes amazing care of all our boarding and grooming patients and always brings such a positive and vibrant attitude every day! The animals love him!

Cyerra Ruiz

Kennel Technician Cyerra joined our team in August of 2020. She is great with our boarding and grooming patients and always makes sure...

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Cyerra Ruiz

Kennel Technician Cyerra joined our team in August of 2020. She is great with our boarding and grooming patients and always makes sure that she provides the best care for her pet. She enjoys floating the river, going dancing and hanging out with her friends, fiance and puppies.

Hailey Albright

Kennel Technician Bio Coming Soon!

Inventory

Nita Fox

Inventory Nita is our inventory supervisor. She was born and raised in Boerne; her family has been here since 1911. She has one son, Kie...

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Nita Fox

Inventory Nita is our inventory supervisor. She was born and raised in Boerne; her family has been here since 1911. She has one son, Kiel, who is married to Robin and lives in New Braunfels. Nita enjoys spending time with her granddaughter Annslee and her grandson Cade. She enjoys fishing, football (Aggie football and Greyhound football!), baseball, golf, and traveling.