Our Team Overview

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Veterinary Hospital of Leon Springs is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives.

To be true to this mission the hospital team relies on several individuals, and each team member is equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for you and your pet. And if things get very complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists. In a word: teamwork!

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the very first person you speak with, to the person who checks you and your pet out, our team of pet lovers works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for you and your pet.

Want to join our team? Visit our Careers section.

Get to know us. Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

paw Team Spotlight
Dr. Mary Nell
Medical Director

With 17 years of experience, Dr. Wick heads our veterinary team as our medical director. Dr. Mary Nell Wick was raised in Tennessee, near the Southern mountain range where she grew up as the youngest of six siblings. Her family and upbringing on 200 acres of wooded land helped shape her desire to work with animals from a young age. "I spent most of my time outside with our pets.” She recalls. "We had both woods and a pond on our property, so I spent a lot of time outdoors. We would build forts in the forest and spend summers fishing and swimming in the pond."

Dr. Wick pursued her desire to work with animals, and earned both her undergraduate degree in Animal and Dairy Science, as well as her DVM from Mississippi State University. After graduating in 1997, she worked on a horse farm with the breeding program and as a relief veterinarian at several local hospitals near Memphis, Tennessee. In 2005, Dr. Wick and her family moved to San Antonio and joined the VCA Leon Springs family.

At home, Dr. Wick has a teenage son and daughter who keep her busy and on her toes! When she is not at work or attending one of her kiddo's sporting events, she likes to spend time riding horses, working with Student Ministries at the Oak Hills Church, participating in water sports or hiking. "Anything that takes me outdoors!" says Dr. Wick. "Although, I also enjoy curling up on the couch and reading any of James Harriot's stories...or watching a good movie! I love anything with Morgan Freeman in it...but Monster's Inc. is probably my favorite film!"

Dr. Wick’s family pets include numerous farm animals, an Australian Shepherd named Leia and three kitties - Jerry, Squeak and Link.

Cathy
Hospital Manager

Cathy, our Hospital Manager, was born and raised right here in San Antonio! Although she has lived in several other cities and states, she says that San Antonio has always felt like 'home'. "I just love the culture here in South Texas." she explains. "One of my favorite things about our community is the friendly, polite and helpful Southern hospitality that you find here. Well...that, and all of the delicious Mexican food!" Although she initially came from a background in business management and banking, Cathy followed her lifelong love of animals, and brought her customer service skills to the veterinary field. She has been the hospital manager here at VCA Leon Springs since 2000.

During her time here at the hospital, Cathy has adopted an assorted menagerie of feline friends. Penny Lane, the matriarch (at 16 years old) was adopted as a kitten who was abandoned at our hospital. Indigo, and GigI are the 'middle children' who also adopted Cathy after living here at the hospital as 'clinic cats' for some time. Finally, there are Zoey and Frito - the two youngest of the bunch. Both Zoey and Frito are tripods, who each had to have a leg (and in Frito's case, also his tail) amputated due to separate traumas.

In her spare time, Cathy enjoys going to the movies, reading and traveling. "My favorite places to travel are Colorado, Seattle, Alaska and anywhere with water, like Hawaii or the Caribbean!" she says. "I also love going to float the river!"

Veterinarians

Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.

Administration

The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.

Pet Care Specialists

Just as we emphasize health, we also understand the value of providing a full line of care to our clients, which may include boarding and/or grooming services. Our team of caring and compassionate staff are here to offer your pets exceptional services that keep them feeling and looking their best while you're away.
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