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Meet the Team


Kimberly Person, DVM

Chief of Staff
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Lacy Ballis, DVM

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Jason Kingstad, DVM

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Zee Mahmood, DVM

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Support Staff

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Mae, Manager

“Connecting with clients through compassion, clarity, and cooperation.” From your pup’s first troubles in training to making your kitten’s golden years the highlight of their life, Mae is excited to be a part of your pets and your wellbeing!

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Melissa, Vet Assistant

A Pennsylvania native who loves the finer things in life, including indie music, plants, and thrift shopping. She can often be found serenading your dogs and cats and dressing her own dog up in silly hats.

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Emily .G., Vet Assistant

Emily just graduated from The University of Texas at Austin! She has a true heart for animals and so much love for all of the pet patients here at SoLa. If she is not at ZippiVet, she is probably rock climbing, swimming, or traveling the world!

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Emily .H., Vet Assistant

A Texas girl, born and raised! She has always had a love for animals and jokes that her fashion philosophy is, if you're not covered in dog hair, your life is empty. She loves to chat about restaurants, where to workout, and cool bands!

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Megan, Lead Veterinary Assistant

The resident cat lady, and a lover of the weird. With hairless gremlins of her own, if you also have a pet you consider “so ugly that they’re cute” she will be right there with you basking in their wonderfulness.

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Haley, Vet Assistant

Haley graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor in Science to pursue becoming a veterinarian. She loves all animals of any shape or size, and she is excited to meet yours!

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Andrew, Vet Assistant

With a passion for animal care that began while working at a local shelter, Andrew loves Austin's affection for all things pets and is looking forward to taking care of your furry friends.

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Tiffany, CCS / Reception

Our clinic Fairy Godmother! Tiffany is always there behind the scenes making sure we are taken care of. She is never without her beloved pup Gina. You can always count on Gina leaving the competition in her dust at the wiener dog races. Go GINA GO!

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Brian, CCS / Reception

Brian is manning our front desk along with his pup Charlie (sometimes in the drawer). He has an amazing daughter who is his world. When he is not here he is reading, painting, writing, playing video games or creating something. Sometimes all at once!

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Amaya,CVA, Veterinary Assistant

Amaya just became a CVA and is continuing in school to further her education in veterinary medicine. She loves all things animals, music, anime, video games, and everything she gets to do and learn at Zippivet South.

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Chase, PCA / Kennel

Chase is a proud Texas State University student! He plans to continue his Vet Med journey by going to vet school after graduation. If he is not at Zippivet or studying, he enjoys wake surfing or playing video games.

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