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Heather Puksta
Staff Veterinarian DVM

Dr. Puksta moved to Texas from the Pacific Northwest in 2007 with her husband. She attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and Louisiana State University for Veterinary School.

Dr. Puksta obtained her veterinary degree in 2005 and began practicing as a mixed animal practitioner. She has been with VCA almost 15 years and performs small animal medicine. Dr. Puksta has obtained veterinary licensure in Texas, Washington and California.

Dr. Puksta has special interests in pain management and arthritic conditions, dermatology and preventative care.

Dr. Puksta and her husband, Josh, have one daughter, Kierra, and three dogs: Sofia, Finn and Paisley.

In her free time, Dr. Puksta loves, reading, hiking and anything involving being outdoor or traveling.


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