Meet Our Staff

Jill Hedler, DVM

Jill Hedler

I earned my veterinary degree in 2006 from Texas A&M University. I have three beautiful children as well as three dogs and five cats. I have a deep compassion for companion animals, and I am committed to practice the most advanced medicine and provide the customer service you deserve. Welcome to our family and thank you for trusting us with your best friend’s care.

Melissa Hensley, DVM

Melissa Hensley, DVM

I was born and raised in New England and moved to Texas with my family while in high school. I attended Texas A&M where I received a B.S. in Animal Science and Bio Medical Science as well as my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. I have been practicing in the North Austin area since that time. My professional interests are client education, preventative medicine and soft tissue surgery. My husband and I share our home with our son Nathaniel and our 2 dogs - O.D. & Charlie. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, snow skiing and going to the Lake on hot Texas summer days!

Cynthia
Practice Manager

Cynthia

Cynthia has worked in the Veterinary field since 2005. She stumbled into the veterinary field when offered at job with a veterinary dental clinic in south Florida during college. It was at this clinic where she discovered her passion for veterinary medicine. Cynthia met her husband, Chad, while he was stationed in Miami for the US Coast Guard. They left Florida after Chad received orders to California. She and her husband have 2 young boys: Chase & Christopher. After Chad received an honorable discharge from the USCG, their family relocated to Pflugerville, TX. Cynthia Joined the team at Animal Care Clinic July 2017. When she is not at work, Cynthia spends her time making new memories with the family, exploring all that Austin has to offer.

Michelle
Lead Client Care Specialist

Michelle

My name is Michelle and I grew up in Austin and currently call Leander home. I share my home with my beautiful wife (Tracy), 2 wonderful stepsons (Jaxon & Jayce), our 2 dogs (Tugless & Eris), 3 cats (Duncan, Tucker & Big Papa) and we can't forget our 3 guinea pigs (Vinny, Paulie & Chunks), 2 chickens (Goldy & BayBay) and our pond fish. In my spare time I love watching football (Hook Em Horns), playing video games with the boys, but most of all I love traveling and creating new experiences with my family.

Ashley
Veterinary Technician

Ashley

My name is Ashley. I was born and raised in El Paso, Tx. I moved to Austin 5 years ago to attend The University of Texas at Austin where I received my bachelor's degree in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior. I have a very handsome, silly cat named Thackery Binx (like from Hocus Pocus), a corn snake I've had since I was in 6th grade named Pistol, and a 75-gallon fish tank full of vicious cichlids! Along with my interest in science and medicine, I have a great love for art and music. I have played the violin for 9 years and have been drawing and painting since I was a kid. I was a kennel technician for 2 years in high school and a veterinary technician here at ACC for 7 months. On my down time, I like to go bird watching, play my violin, paint, and go to local shows and support the Austin music scene! 

Asia
Veterinary Technician

Asia

Asia joined Animal Care Clinic October 2017. She moved to Austin in 2015 & is originally from Houston. She has been in the veterinary field for about 2yrs now. She loves it & can't see herself doing anything else. She has a wolf pack of 5 that lives in Houston with her mother and a cat named Sushi has adopted her as her owner. In her spare time she loves being outdoors, taking photos or brunching. 

"Animals are life!"

Christine
Veterinary Technician

Christine

I'm Christine and I worked at a vet clinic in Georgetown for about 7 years and then went on to a vet clinic in Pflugerville for about a year and a half. Now I am here at Animal Care Clinic and I love it! Everybody is awesome and really cares about what they do. I have been in the field and have been a vet tech for about 10 years now. There is nothing else I want to do. I have a black lab named Gus Gus and a tuxedo cat named Baby. I have lived in Georgetown since I was in 4th grade where my mom, brothers, and grandmother also live. I went to Georgetown High School. My biggest pride in life is my daughter. She plays softball in Georgetown and has played since she was little. In our free time, other than softball, we like to go to the movies and spend time with the family. We also like to go watch live country music anytime we can.

Jared
Veterinary Technician

Jared

Jared recently moved to Austin from New York. He studied Paramedicine at Monroe Community College and continued his studies of critical care through the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He has previously worked as a critical care paramedic as well as lab instructor for the paramedic program. He is joining Animal Care Clinic in October 2017 from one of our sister emergency clinics in Central Austin. In his free time, Jared enjoys exploring Austin with his growing menagerie of animals which include two dogs, a potbelly pig, and a cat. 

"I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals." -Winston Churchhill 

Nathalie
Veterinary Assistant

Nathalie

Nathalie has been a Veterinary Assistant since February 2017. This is her first veterinary related experience. She has a Pitbull named Truki back home in Tampa, Florida where she moved from 2 years ago to be close to her sister, nephew and niece who live in Jarrell, Texas. In her free time, she enjoys movies, music and art related activities. She really loves taking care of incoming patients.

“I really love seeing the change that is being made with animals that come in, seeing how they grow, or get happier after being treated really makes a difference in any hard times.”