Staff

Spicewood-Spring-Animal-Hospital-Austin-Sarah-WheelerSarah Wheeler

Sarah has been working in the animal care industry since 2009, and is currently studying towards becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Her special interests include surgery and animal behavior. She has been serving as the kennel manager since 2016.

She has one dog, a miniature Australian Shepherd, with which she does obedience training and agility. In her spare time she enjoys knitting, weaving, thrift store shopping, horror movies, and a good IPA.

Spicewood-Spring-Animal-Hospital-Austin-Veterinarian-JaniceJanice Hilscher

Janice has had a love of animals her entire life. With a successful career in Marketing Communications, Janice started her second career, by completing her vet tech training in 2007 and joining the staff at SSAH. She enjoys taking care of both our pet and people clients serving various roles at the clinic.

You will find her and her rescue dog Maggie, enjoying a walk around Lady Bird Lake and chasing squirrels at Redbud Isle whenever they can. Janice also enjoys the Texas Hill Country while in the saddle on her Arabian horse, Starr.

Spicewood-Spring-Animal-Hospital-Austin-NikiNiki Arar

Niki began working at SSAH in February, 2014 as a kennel technician and is currently completing her Veterinary school prerequisites at the University of Texas at Austin.

She lives with a voluptuous Maine Coon and a (suspected) Corgi/Kelpie mix named after April Ludgate from Parks and Recreation. She can often be found hiking and swimming at the greenbelt, listening to live music, or using her cat as a pillow.

Spicewood-Spring-Animal-Hospital-Austin-Veterinarian-MattMatthew Binter

Matthew is a veterinary technician and has been a member of the Spicewood Springs Animal Hospital team since 2013.

He is compassionate towards four legged friends of all kinds and is a proud father of two gorgeous canines, one a hound mix, the other a shar-pei/boxer mix. In his free time Matthew enjoys solving puzzles and binge watching a good Netflix series with his fiancé Lauren.

Spicewood-Spring-Animal-Hospital-Austin-Veterinarian-Sarah-SchraderSarah Schrader

Sarah is the lead receptionist and bookkeeper, she has been with SSAH since 2006 and has worked in the animal care industry since 1999.

She and her husband have three dogs (Allie, Bowie, and Jett) and one cat (Matty) who wishes he was the only pet. In her free time Sarah enjoys traveling, gardening, and spending time with her family and friends.

Spicewood-Spring-Animal-Hospital-Austin-LeoLeonardo Duran

Leonardo served as a medic in the army for 4 years, and has been working as a veterinary technician for 3 years.

Leonardo and his wife Erin are both animal lovers and have four pups they adore. Leonardo joined Spicewood Springs Animal Hospital on July 6 2015 and he thinks dachshunds are the best.

brittany-jones-staff-photoBrittany Jones

Brittany has been a kennel tech at SSAH since March 2015.

She has two cats, Patches and Aces and has recently adopted a cute puppy named Riley. In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors and watching Netflix with her husband Jeremy.

Andrea Matson

AndreaAndrea joined the SSAH family in June 2015 as a receptionist and veterinary assistant. She possesses a passion for animal welfare and building rapport with people and pets alike.

She is the proud pet parent of 3 adorable rescues and thinks that rescues are the best breed.

Spicewood-Spring-Animal-Hospital-Austin-Veterinarian-CourtneyCourtney Lipsitz Lizmi

Courtney is the practice manager at Spicewood Springs Animal Hospital. She graduated from University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Middle Eastern Studies. She moved to Houston to work at the Consulate General of Israel and then worked in Israel for two years. She returned to Austin in 2007 and decided to pursue her passion, working with animals. She began volunteering at Spicewood Springs and then joined the staff as a kennel/veterinary technician and has loved every minute. In her free time she hangs out with her husband and daughters, Daniel,Isabel and Ivy, three dogs, Kobe, Jeefa, and Ginger, and one cat, Mimi.

Spicewood-Spring-Animal-Hospital-Austin-Doug-Andrews-thumbDoug Andrews

With a dog, a cat, two rats and three fish, it becomes quite obvious that Doug is a lover of animals. He has surrounded himself with animals of all types since he was a child, and has been working within the pet industry for well over 3 years. He started at SSAH as a Kennel Technician in August of 2015. Outside of work, he enjoys writing, drawing, and spending time outdoors.

tammy-hinxman-staff-photoTammy Hinxman

Tammy is the lead technician at Spicewood Springs.  She has been in the veterinary field since 1998 and a certified technician since 2000. She was an oncology technician for 5 years. Tammy and her husband Ken, have two Australian cattle dogs, Sookie and Bill, and a cat, Princess Puddle Butts. They enjoy hiking with the dogs, traveling, being outdoors and scrap-booking.

Spicewood-Spring-Animal-Hospital-Austin-Brian-thumbBrian Cordell

A native Austinite, Brian Cordell has several years’ experience working with animals. He has been a kennel technician at SSAH since 2015.

Allie McCleary

Originally from Maine, Allie relocated to Austin in 2012. She has a four-year-old border collie mix, Eddie, and a long-haired tortie named Agnes. She joined Spicewood Springs Animal Hospital in 2016 and serves as a veterinary technician and receptionist. In her spare time she enjoys art, music, and the outdoors.