The friendly, professional staff at VCA Northwest Hills 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.
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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.
Dr. Lauri Mendelzon graduated from Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006 after early acceptance into their veterinary program. After graduation, she spent the next 8 years working in emergency medicine. She also worked as a relief veterinarian all over the Austin area before joining our hospital team in 2012. In addition to her extensive emergency experience, she also has an interest in internal medicine and radiology. Dr. Mendelzon is licensed in the state of Texas and is also USDA accredited.
Dr. Mendelzon is the proud owner of a beautiful black lab named CJ. In her spare time, she loves taking him swimming and doing scent work training with him. She hopes to one day be able to do search and rescue with him. She also has a mild addiction to HGTV and interior design.
Hello, my name is Amy, I’m originally from Minnesota, though I’m not a Texas native, I am proud to call Texas my home! I graduated from Saint Cloud State University, with a degree in biology and minor in psychology. From a young age I have always loved helping animals and hoped someday to make it my career. In 2008, I joined the VCA Northwest Hills family. I love that my job with VCA allows me to help so many pets get the quality care they need and deserve. In my spare time, I foster and volunteer with several local rescue and animal welfare groups. I’m particularly active within both the collie and pug rescue communities. Rescue is my passion! My husband and I regularly foster anywhere from 1-3 dogs at a time. Our own dogs do a great job of helping teach our foster dogs to follow routines and what it means to be loved, so that they can be ready for their forever homes. We also have a wonderful and very tolerant cat that is the alpha of our little pack.