• Our Mission

    We exist to serve our community and provide affordable, compassionate care to the furry, feathery, and slithery among us. We treat our clients like family.

    Lakeway Vet is recognized by the AAHA Standards of Accreditation.
    AAHA certified veterinary clinics provide you and your pet with the most current and highest quality of care in the country.
    We are held to stringent standards focusing on you and your pet FIRST!

    “Today, only 12%–15% of veterinary practices in the US and Canada hold the ‘AAHA-accredited’ designation.”

  • Doctors

    Dr. Jean Heppner

    Administrators

    Julia Sini

    Hospital Manager

    Kelsey Blair

    Head Veterinary Technician

    Technicians

    Colton Elliott

    Veterinary Technician

    Erika Bohlmann

    Critical Care Technician

    Arlene Silva

    Surgery Technician

    Sarah Dutton

    Veterinary Technician

    Abbey Malatesta

    Veterinary Technician

    Jessel Gomez

    Veterinary Technician

    Gavin Jackson

    Technician Assistant

    Trey Clair

    Technician Assistant

    Linn Plant

    Veterinary Technician

    Dominic Morgan

    Veterinary Technician

    Laura Hilland

    Veterinary Technician
  • Trainers

    Cyndi Gunzer trains duck and bird dogs at a safe, 110-acre facility far from roads, with ponds, fields, and woods. She’s been working with hunting dogs since 2003, and formerly, she trained field trial competition dogs. Now she offers basic hunting training for pups and pre-season tune-ups for more experienced dogs. She also works with pets in her own home, on a handpicked basis. Over the course of a few weeks, these in-house trainees learn obedience, leash walking, and inside manners.They may also learn to control undesirable behaviors, such as digging and barking.

    Behaviorists

    We partner with board-certified behaviorist, Kenneth Martin, DVM, to help you and your pets get a grip on their emotional experiences and redirect problem behaviors. Dr. Martin is an avid dog trainer and one of only 72 veterinarians in the world to be named a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. He works with both dogs and cats, specializing in psychopharmacology and alternative medicine, cognitive issues, learning, and pet aggression.

    Opthalmologists

    Did you know that cats and dogs get glaucoma and other eye diseases? We work with Danielle Paglia, DVM, to find the right diagnosis and treatment, so that your pets keep their vision eagle-sharp. Dr. Paglia graduated from Mississippi State University School of Veterinary Medicine and did a rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship, before completing an ocular pathology fellowship at the University of Wisconsin. Her ophthalmology residency was completed at University of California Davis. What this means is, she went to school…and school…and more school! So she’s the best of the best.

    Cardiologists

    The most loving thing you can do for your fuzzy buddy is to make sure their ticker is strong and true. Robyn Roberts, RDMS (Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer), helps us understand—through getting the clearest picture possible—what’s going on with our cardio patients. Heart health is important, no matter your species!

  • Caring for Cambodia

    At Lakeway Vet Clinic, we offer a great dental deal—for some deserving kids and for your furry companion! We’ve joined forces with Caring for Cambodia, a grassroots organization headquartered in Austin, that provides education and basic healthcare for 6,700 children, from pre-K through 12th grade. Founder Jamie Amelio started the nonprofit 15 years ago, after vacationing in Cambodia and meeting a girl who asked her for $1 to pay school fees. Jamie visited the girl’s school, saw an overwhelming amount of need, came home and asked friends for help.

    One of those friends was Lakeway’s own Dr. Rand Doyle, who became an enthusiastic supporter of Caring For Cambodia. Each February, Lakeway clients who bring in a new toothbrush and tube of toothpaste receive $60 off a pet cleaning. With your help, Lakeway collects over 9,000 toothbrushes for Caring for Cambodia each year. The nonprofit distributes about 25,000 toothbrushes annually, supplying students at their 21 schools, students’ families, and other community members.

    Rescues

    We believe that all creatures have value, but some creatures get a tougher break. That’s why we do our best to help those who help others. We work with multiple animal rescues to help stretch the dollars they spend on veterinary services.

    Community

    Lakeway Vet Clinic is a regular contributor to the Lake Travis Education Foundation. This grassroots nonprofit, founded by Lake Travis residents in 1985, has provided the Lake Travis Independent School District with over $3.75 million in program funding. We are also strong supporters and contributors to student organizations at Lake Travis High School.

    We are proud to support the Lakeway Police Foundation and provide lifetime care for Orka, the first—and now retired— K-9 member of the Force.