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!

Lisa Kuehl, DVM

Lisa Kuehl

The opportunity to care for animals has always drawn Dr. Lisa Kuehl to the veterinary profession; she simply loves working with pets and their families! She’s been a practicing veterinarian since 2011 and is thrilled to bring her skills to the Animal Care Clinic team.  An Austin native, Dr. Kuehl completed her undergraduate degree at Texas A&M University. She then moved to London to attend the Royal Veterinary College, graduating in 2010 with her veterinary degree. After moving back to Austin and working at a couple of local practices, Dr. Kuehl joined the Animal Care Clinic family in 2018. She’s especially fond of dentistry work and dermatology cases, and adores puppy and kitten visits because of the opportunity to start new pet owners off on the right path. In her free time, Dr. Kuehl enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and enjoying the live music, restaurants, and nature that Austin has to offer. She lives with her husband, her newborn son, and their rambunctious rescued schnauzer mix, Maxwell.

Shari Valdez
Practice Manager

Shari Valdez

Shari grew up in the Austin and Round Rock area and attended The University of Texas at San Antonio, where in 2009 she received a B.S. in Biology. Working in the veterinary field has been Shari’s dream career since she was three years old and she fulfilled that dream when she started her first high school job in a veterinary clinic back in 2003. She has never looked back and her love for veterinary medicine only grows stronger. Shari’s passion for animals and developing others led her into veterinary management in 2008. In her free time, she loves to travel with her husband, David, and enjoys capturing moments through photography. Shari and David share their home with their daughter, Emree, and four fur babies: Karma (Lab mix), Achilles (Pitbull Mix), Jayden (Pitbull Mix), and Arkham (Pitbull).

Christine
Veterinary Technician Manager

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.

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! 

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.”

Leah
Lead CSR

Leah grew up in Austin and graduated from St. Edward’s University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. After working briefly in dentistry and orthodontics, she decided she wanted to work in veterinary science. Before coming to Animal Care Clinic as the Lead CSR, she worked at a 24/7 emergency plus general practice sister clinic. She has a miniature pinscher mix named Jasper and a blue heeler mix named Juno, but has had many cats in the past. In her spare time, Leah enjoys Austin restaurants and live music with her family.

Kim
CSR

Kim has been working in the veterinary field since 1997. She was a technician, receptionist, Practice Manager and sold medical insurance for pets (which is highly recommended, by the way). She says, “I tried to leave the profession once because it can be so emotional but came right back because nothing is as rewarding.” Kim has been a Customer Service Representative at ACC since August 2017. When not working, she spends time at home with her wife Tracy, their 8 dogs, 12 cats and 2 grandchildren. If there is time for anything else, she loves to garden, go on road trips, and spend as much time as she can in the pool.

Trish
CSR

Trish has lived in the Austin and Round Rock area since 2004. She attended Concordia University at Austin, where in 2013 she received a B.S. in Mathematics. Since then she has been instructing students in a multitude of Math courses, but recently decided she wanted to follow a different path with her career. She has been with us at Animal Care Clinic since May 2018 and loves working around all of our furry patients. Trish currently has 3 cats- Tigger (Orange Tabby), Milly (Brown Tabby), and Phineas (Tuxedo)- and a dog, Rosie (Vizsla mix). She loves animals of all kinds and hopes to continue her education in the Veterinary Field and become a Technician one day.