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Leanne Parker, Owner & DVM

Dr. Leanne Parker is the owner, president, and head veterinarian of AM/PM Animal Hospital. In 1994, Dr. Parker graduated from Texas A&M University School of Veterinary Medicine with the honor of magna cum laude. Her years of experience in combination with her compassionate nature and leadership qualities guide our hospital team in offering outstanding care to clients and their pets.

Her career in veterinary medicine began on the Texas Gulf Coast in 1994. After moving to Austin in 1996, Dr. Parker soon became the lead associate veterinarian at AM/PM Animal Hospital. Several years later, in 2002, she purchased the practice and has been dedicated to its growth and success ever since.

Dr. Parker realized she wanted to work with animals at a young age. She recalls, “My family’s dachshund had several serious illnesses when I was a child. I remember feeling so powerless and wanting to be able to help him. When he would come home from the vet, he was like new again and I thought, ‘what a great profession!’ What could be better than caring for pets all day and helping them get healthy? It seemed like an amazing job to me and it is.”

Before attending veterinary school, in 1990, Dr. Parker earned her bachelor’s degree in biomedical science with the honor of summa cum laude from Texas A&M University. While working towards her degree, she proudly received the Gathright Award for two consecutive years for earning the highest grade point average in her major.

With the dream of becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Parker started working with the kennel staff at a local veterinary hospital for her first job. One of the technicians sensed her enthusiasm and quickly took her under her wing. Dr. Parker explains, “She helped me learn how to run tests, prepare for surgery, and so much else. It was so interesting and she made everything fun to learn.”

An avid volunteer, Dr. Parker volunteers her time with PALS (Pets Assisting the Lives of Seniors) and she also supplies donations to support Austin Pets Alive. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and Texas Veterinary Medical Association, and has professional interests in internal medicine and dermatology.

At home, Dr. Parker and her husband, Owen, share a home with their sweet canine companion, Darby. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and traveling.

Kelcie Theis, DVM

Dr. Kelcie Theis is an Associate Veterinarian at AM/PM Animal Hospital. She grew up in Dallas, Texas, and received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas. Dr. Theis went on to pursue her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in Alabama. She graduated with magna cum laude honors, a reflection of her love for veterinary medicine and drive to serve her clients and their pets with the most skilled and dependable hands.

Dr. Theis has areas of professional interest in emergency medicine, internal medicine, and Theriogenology.

Dr. Theis has over ten years of experience working in the veterinary field, and has worked in every hospital role. She started out as a kennel technician and worked her way up to being a veterinary assistant; next, she attended veterinary school, and finally achieved her career goal of being a veterinarian. At AM/PM Animal Hospital, Dr. Theis is grateful for the community vibe and the willingness of everyone to fill multiple roles to get the job done.

Outside of the hospital environment, she enjoys spending time with friends, traveling, thrifting, and water activities, like paddle boarding, kayaking, and boating. She is also a fan of trying new restaurants and, presently, El Alma and Juiceland are her top picks in Austin.

Dr. Theis favors the Shih Tzu breed, bird dogs, and nice cats. Her first forever friends were a black Labrador named Bailey and a Parakeet named Casper. Currently, she has a German Shorthaired Pointer named Scout, who despite her size, can squeeze into any space or bed no matter how small.

Brianna Mundahl, DVM

Dr. Brianna Mundahl is an Associate Veterinarian at AM/PM Animal Hospital. Dr. Mundahl has always had a love for the sciences. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Forensic Science with minors in Biology and Chemistry from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Upon realizing a career in veterinary medicine was the right path for her, Dr. Mundahl earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island in May 2013.

Dr. Mundahl started her career as a veterinarian in May 2012. She has areas of professional interest in feline medicine and surgery.

Dr. Mundahl has lived in the Austin, Texas area on and off for her whole life. Most recently, Dr. Mundahl moved back to Austin in January 2018, and in between moves she’s lived in Georgetown, TX, Waco, TX, Charlottetown, PEI, Bangor, ME, and League City, TX.

Dr. Mundahl can’t take the cuteness when she sees a Ragdoll or Sheltie. At home, Dr. Mundahl has two dogs named Tonka and Buford, and four cats named Jenks, Zephyr, Chubbs, and Raoul Amur. Fun fact: Tonka, her Shepherd mix, rolls over for exams and bloodwork. He is every veterinarian’s dream patient!

In her free time, Dr. Mundahl enjoys crocheting, baking, painting, and spending time with her husband and pet family. As a Texas native, she is also a lover of Tex Mex, with Italian coming in as a close second.

Danielle Chapman, DVM

Dr. Danielle Chapman was born and raised in London, England before moving to California as a teenager.

She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan, and went on to earn her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Michigan State University. In the process, she fulfilled her childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian.

A highly experienced veterinarian with 16 years of experience, Dr. Chapman has practiced in various cities across the world, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, and New York. She was also a  house call veterinarian in Los Angeles and Manhattan, NY. 

Dr. Chapman is committed to staying current with the latest in veterinary medicine, and regularly attends continuing education conferences throughout the year. She is a member of a number of relevant bodies, including AVMA, SCVMA, VMA NYC, and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in the UK.

Dr. Chapman currently lives in Austin, TX with her husband and daughter, plus her doggy, Bella. In her spare time, she enjoys practicing yoga and she is also a certified yoga teacher. Dr. Chapman also loves to hike, box, play tennis, and travel.

Fun fact: Dr. Chapman’s little terrier mix, Bella, has traveled with her across the world and even has her own passport!

Diana Kimbrough, BVMS

Dr. Diana Kimbrough earned her degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Edinburgh Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies in 2018. She entered private practice for one year following graduation, and she joined the clinical team at AM/PM Animal Hospital in February 2019.

Dr. Kimbrough is a highly skilled and compassionate veterinarian, and feels a deep connection to the pets she helps keep happy and healthy. She has professional interests in exotic medicine, dermatology, and surgical care.

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Dr. Kimbrough started working in animal shelters in 2009. She found her experiences in the shelter environment to not only be fulfilling, but also to serve as inspiration to make a difference in the lives of all pets through dependable and high-quality veterinary medical care.

In her free time, Dr. Kimbrough enjoys practicing Muay Thai and playing the alto saxophone. She is also an adventure seeker, lover of burritos, and proud pet parent to a Australian Shepherd named Buffy and a Ragdoll named Versace. Fun fact: Dr. Kimbrough’s first pet was a Fire-Bellied Newt named Newty.

Krista Boyles, DVM

Originally from Houston, TX and Southern California, Dr. Krista Boyles is excited to join the AM/PM Animal Hospital Team in Austin, TX! Dr. Boyles earned her undergraduate degree at Texas A&M University, and went onto receive her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the Veterinary School at University of California, Davis in May 2019. Her areas of professional interest include soft tissue surgery, emergency medicine, and internal medicine. Dr. Boyles has worked in the veterinary field for over 8 years. Her roles in the clinic included an internship, kennel attendant, veterinary assistant, and now a veterinarian.

Dr. Boyles currently lives in Austin, TX with her partner in crime, cat Millie. Growing up in Texas and California, she considers herself a true hybrid between the two states. When she isn’t practicing veterinary medicine, she enjoys adventuring around Austin and discovering Tex Mex restaurants! She also enjoys running, yoga, DIY projects, and checking out new local breweries. She says that although she loves cats, especially fluffy long-haired kitties, she also has a weakness for dog breeds that end in -oodle!

Jessica Urias, Practice Manager

Our in-house bookworm and Practice Manager, Jessica is one of the most essential people in the place. As if being a Senior Veterinary Medic wasn’t hard enough, she has the responsibility of hiring and training all new medics. But it definitely does not end there, she also helps, supports and guides the staff as a whole, is the inventory guru, all general medic duties and the most excellent patient care. As soon as she earned her Associate’s Degree she jumped right into the vet world and has been working hard for over a decade. From a kennel tech to her current boss lady role, she is one of the most knowledgeable and passionate people in the hospital. She fell in love with emergency animal medicine very quickly, she says “I could not see myself doing anything else. The relationships I get to build with the patients are priceless”.

At home, Jessica has her two dogs, a long-haired old man dachshund named “Toko” and a crazy blue-eyed “Sadie”. As aforementioned, Jessica is an avid reader that devours one book right after the other. She is a great mom who values spending time with her family and watching her sons grow into little men. Her mom skills come in handy at the hospital too.

Vanessa Estala, Veterinary Assistant Supervisor/Senior Veterinary Medic/Media Supervisor, Day Lead

Vanessa is way more than just a good head of hair, she is AM/PM Animal Hospital’s very own Media Supervisor, Veterinary Assistant Supervisor, and Senior Veterinary Medic. Vanessa has been working her way up to big dog status with AM/PM since 2007.

As a Veterinary Assistant Supervisor she is responsible for training, guiding and teaching Veterinary Assistants all of the ropes. Being a Veterinary Assistant is a very demanding job. Training someone everything they need to know to be great at that, while still working as a Senior Veterinary Medic takes a tough, capable and highly responsible candidate; which is why we are lucky to have Vanessa on our team. Under her guidance, V.A’s have thrived, become more confident employees and even moved up in the chain and become Veterinary Medics. As for her role as Media Supervisor, she provides general guidance and instruction for our media efforts.

The total love for animals is a lifestyle, if you ask Vanessa how many pets she has, her response is, “We have 2… Actually 4… 5… 6, we definitely have 6 animals. My husband just says it’s too many”. Her family consists of 1 husband Damian, a 10 year old bichon named “Miss Tina Tula”, an 8 year old pitbull, “Cash”, 3 senior cats, “Mae”, “Gavin” and “Lux”, a younger kitty, “Leeloo” and now a brand new little human boy of her very own!

With so much to do at work and all that love waiting for her at home, it is only natural that her favorite things to do are hang out with her family, listen to vinyl and paint at her house on her free time. Enjoy that relax time, Vane, you deserve it!

Janice, Senior Veterinary Medic

Janice obtained an Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology in 2012. She has professional interests in ophthalmology, intensive care, and large animal medicine.

As an Austin native, one of Janice’s favorite parts about working at AM/PM Animal Hospital is forming positive relationships with clients and their pets. She also enjoys working on tricky cases, and seeing a patient’s condition improve and knowing she helped him or her to regain their health and happiness. To her, this is the most rewarding experience of all.

Janice shares a home with her two children, along with Lulu, a senior Chihuahua, and Share Bear, a hamster. A few of Janice’s favorite things include dancing, listening to music, and the Red Golden Retriever breed. If you’re in town and looking for good Mexican food and even better margaritas, Janice highly recommends visiting Jardin Corona. You won’t be disappointed!

Rachel, Senior Veterinary Medic

Rachel grew up in Amarillo, Texas and has found a second home at AM/PM Animal Hospital. She is motivated by the team mentality and collective goal to care for the patients to the absolute best of their abilities. She has a professional interest in phlebotomy.

Outside of the hospital environment, Rachel enjoys drawing and cooking. Her favorite foods of all are noodles and cheese, especially when they’re together.

Rachel is married and has a special place in her heart for black cats and the Whippet dog breed. At home, Rachel has a black cat named Noctis, who she bottle-fed since he was a tiny baby. She also has a Bengal cat named Haruko and a completely neurotic, but even more endearing, Heeler/Whippet dog named Cricket.

Tammy, Senior Veterinary Medic, Swing Lead

Oh Tammy, our silly overnight Veterinary Medic is a bit of the shy sort until she is not. Tammy Archer Bole works extra hard both here and other veterinary practices and has a sassy funny personality and a cool middle name. Tammy has been working in the animal field for over seven years and has been with us since July of 2016 and we could not be more pleased. She has worked out in Silicon Valley at the Humane Society, in many general vet practices but her favorite by far is emergency hospitals.

She does have two adorable dogs who own her heart, a Havanese pair named “Banksy” and “Lolly” who are both 6 years old. Her little ones are a big part of her free time. They often go out to the dog park and generally just enjoy the sunlight together since Tammy doesn’t get to see much of it with her shifts. Just give this girl some coffee, good tunes, sitting lakeside with her pups and it’s a good time for her.

Meredith, Veterinary Medic

Oh Meredith, our tall little traveler. Before coming back to work with us Meredith took a small year break back to her hometown in New Jersey. But how could she live without us, right? Really, we were ecstatic to have her back. She left as a Veterinary Assistant and came back into training as a Veterinary Medic and we are beyond happy that she did. “Mer”, as we like to call her, has proved to be a great asset to the team as a tech and she continues to learn and strives to become a better Medic. Her attitude with clients and patients is always great. 10 years in the animal-related field has definitely given her the tools to excel in the hospital. She’s done it all from boarding, daycare, pet sitting, dog walking, and now this and she has done it in multiple cities and states.

Other than her skills at her position at AM/PM, Mer has some sweet dance moves and is a diehard Greenbay Packers fan and that is no secret, you can find it on her arm. Needless to say, football is one of her pleasures along with reading, camping, checking out new breweries, listening to records on the porch and tubing with her lab/ border collie mix, Sir Augustus, or Augie for short. He is a regular visitor at work and everyone loves him and he is included in most things Mer does. She also has an eight-year-old long-haired cat, Loki, at home and they are her loves. We are glad to have Meredith back and are happy that she enjoys being a part of the team too.

Gracie, Veterinary Medic

Gracie was born and raised in Texas. She has a positive, go-getter attitude in the workplace and is always eager to learn more and do her job to the best of her abilities– even when it involves learning to fail. Gracie has a special interest in exotic pet medicine.

To Gracie, it’s impossible to choose a favorite breed. Instead, it’s all about personality. Gracie’s first pet, Little Rainbow Butterfly was a beautiful feline Torti, and provided her with 16 years of irreplaceable companionship. Gracie has an eclectic pet family, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. She has two dogs, Mallatatha and Lowbacca, two feline friends, Padawan and Levkomimous, two senior horses, two box turtles, and two domestic rats, Madeline & Macy. All of her pets have mastered a very special trick: eating faster than most.

A few of Gracie’s favorite pastimes include drawing, singing, and reading. She is also an avid Star Wars fan and volunteers her time at her church helping her neighbors with Mobile Loaves and Fishes.

Devinne, Veterinary Medic

Devinne grew up in Anna Maria, Florida, and attended the State College of Florida. She relocated to the Austin area in 2018 and has proven to be a valuable addition to the AM/PM Animal Hospital team for her strong communication skills and ability to put stressed pets and pet owners at ease.

She is a foster parent with Austin Pets Alive and, thanks to her compassion, she has helped many dogs find their forever families. Ollie, a smooth-haired Border Collie from the Humane Society, was Devinne’s very first forever friend. Presently, she is a proud dog mom to Gilligan, a lab rescue from Tampa, and Grizzly, a Terrier mix. In her free time, Devinne enjoys practicing yoga, running, traveling, and attending live music events.

Autumn, Senior Veterinary Assistant & Inventory Control Specialist

Autumn is a new face in the Austin, Texas area. She grew up in Houston before finding a happy home in Austin in the summer of 2018. Autumn has an insatiable craving for Mexican cuisine and sushi, and is always ready to visit Sushi Zushi for a good meal.

Autumn has a zest for the outdoors and enjoys spending her free time hiking and enjoying nature. You may also find her creating art or watching her favorite movies, like Moulin Rouge, The Great Gatsby, and Beetlejuice, to name a few.

A female Calico named Callie was Autumn’s very first forever friend. Presently, she is a pet parent to a Siamese mix named Ghost and a German Shepherd Pitbull mix named Dex. Ghost is a super smart kitty who can even open doors!

Autumn is a lover of all animals, but has a special place in her heart for German Shepherds and Border Collies. After working in the veterinary field for several years, she most enjoys having a second family at work. She is always happy to be at the hospital helping clients and their pets alongside her coworkers no matter how crazy the day may get.

Colleen, Veterinary Assistant

Colleen is a Veterinary Assistant at AM/PM Animal Hospital and is currently working towards obtaining her Certificate and Veterinary Technician degree. Although she has just begun her veterinary career, Colleen has past experience with fostering dogs and cats, while also working in animal care at the SPCA. She especially loves working at AM/PM Animal Hospital because of how helpful and passionate the team is, and looks forward to learning more about surgery and exotic pets.

She currently shares a home in Austin with her Australian Shepard, Daisy, who loves cuddles and trips to the park. In her free time, Colleen enjoys camping, finding new books to read, and binging good shows and movies.

Evelyne, Reception Lead

When you think about giraffes, imagine how lovely it would be to reach all of the top shelves around you. That’s how we feel about our resident tall drink of water, Evelyne.

One of the coolest gals we know, she has travels and experiences that most of us only dream of. We don’t know too many people who travel to France and are trained as a pastry chef (and, yes, her handmade cheese biscuits are totally to die for.)

A stickler for the details and an ease with handling a range of different scenarios, you want her on your side to help guide you through—fellow employees and clients alike. She came to AM/PM Animal Hospital in 2014 then returned to Pennsylvania to be near family and finish school, only to return to our practice in 2016. With a long stride and a cool head, she’ll get your information where it needs to go quickly and accurately.

Evelyne may not own any pets herself (yet), but her favorite breeds are Chartreux and Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog. Plus, she definitely gets her fair share of cuddles and pets being up front to greet all the babies that come in the front door, not to mention the staff’s pets.

And let’s just say that her hair kind of has its own attitude… sassy. She grew up in Pittsburgh, loves Indian and French food (it’s a tie), loves the movie “Alien” (solid choice), and volunteers for AIDS Services of Austin and Central Texas Food Bank.

Alicia, Receptionist

Alicia is a Receptionist at AM/PM Animal Hospital and enjoys being able to connect with families and their pets at the clinic. She was born and raised in Creedmoor, TX, and is currently studying esthetics. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering at Christian Life Church where she works with youth and young adults. She also loves reading, writing, skateboarding, cars, and taking care of her two pet beta fish, Little P and Benjamin Franklin.

Cayla, Receptionist

Cayla is a Receptionist at AM/PM Animal Hospital. She is originally from Colorado, and has lived in Austin, TX for five years. When she is not welcoming clients and their pets to AM/PM, Cayla enjoys music festivals, painting, and eating at her favorite restaurant, Magnolia Cafe. Cayla’s fur babies include William, a Great Dane, and Kitter, a Calico cat.