OUR CARING AND COMPASSIONATE VETERINARY TEAM
The team at Springs Veterinary Care goes out of our way to make you and your pet feel comfortable. Whether greeting you on the telephone or caring for your pets when they are sick or injured, the team at Springs Veterinary Care wants to make every patient’s experience a positive one!
AMANDA SMITH, DVM | MEDICAL DIRECTOR
Dr. Amanda Smith began her career as a veterinarian in Dripping Springs. She warmly welcomed the opportunity to return home to Dripping Springs to practice her brand of family-centered care and high-quality medicine at Springs Veterinary Care! Dr. Smith has a special interest in dentistry, pain management, hospice care, and community outreach. She hopes to foster strong, long-lasting relationships with her patients and their loving families.
Dr. Smith’s goal is to make every patient’s experience at Springs Veterinary Care a positive experience. Feel free to stop by our hospital, conveniently located in the heart of Dripping Springs, during our open hours to say hello to Dr. Smith. She looks forward to meeting you and your pets!
- Medical Director - Springs Veterinary Care | Dripping Springs, TX
- Associate Veterinarian - Chisholm Trail Veterinary Clinic | New Braunfels, TX
- Associate Veterinarian - Cornerstone Animal Hospital | Buda, TX
- Associate Veterinarian - Dripping Springs Animal Hospital | Dripping Springs, TX
- President, Pre-Veterinary Society - Texas A&M University | College Station, TX
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine | College Station, TX
- Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Sciences - Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine | College Station, TX
MICHELLE HENTHORNE, DVM | ASSOCIATE VETERINARIAN
Dr. Michelle Henthorne is a 2000 graduate of Texas A&M University, School of Veterinary Medicine. She grew up in Houston and has practiced medicine all across the country, from California to Florida. She is passionate about high quality patient care and communicating with her clients. She enjoys dermatology, dentistry, soft tissue surgery, and internal medicine.
When she’s not caring for her patients, she is busy with her family. Dr. Henthorne has two amazing kids who attend Dripping Springs schools and a loving husband. She also enjoys working out, being at the lake, and spending time with her own four legged family members.
Dr. Henthorne is excited to be practicing at Springs Veterinary Care and serving the Dripping Springs community.
JULIE KENZIOR, DVM | RELIEF VETERINARIAN
Dr. Julie Kenzior has gotten her veterinary degree in 2006 from the University of Missouri - Columbia and completed a year internship in a private specialist clinic in Brisbane, Australia. She has been working as a relief veterinarian in Austin area for the past 10 years. She is passionate about the quality of pets’ lives and preventive care and has special interest in internal medicine and oncology. She lives in Dripping Springs with her husband, three kids and six gerbils and enjoys crafting and watercolor painting whenever she has a moment.
SOFIA PITA | PRACTICE MANAGER
Sofia is originally from Venezuela, where she was raised until she was 17 years old. Following her translocation to Florida, she began volunteering at low-cost pet neuter organizations. She quickly fell in love with veterinary medicine.
Sofia brings 13+ years of veterinary medicinal experience to our practice. She has a mixture of passions, including emergency and primary care. In 2022, Sofia decided it was time for a change and came to Texas. Ultimately, her goal is to support her team and ensure their personal and career growth.
In her free time, Sofia can be found hiking with her pup, rock climbing, and enjoying the great outdoors!
OUR TALENTED SUPPORT TEAM
AUNNA DETRICK | VETERINARY TECHNICIAN
Aunna is a veterinary technician from the Austin area who has two spoiled rotten cats that she loves dearly. She graduated from Texas State University with a Psychology degree, but realized her passion for veterinary medicine in 2017. She strives for the best patient and client care, ensuring all parties are comfortable and well taken care of.
Her hobbies are hiking, getting lost on backroads, and finding new places to explore. One day she hopes to be able to travel and explore different areas of our world.
AMBER MANNIE | CLIENT CARE SPECIALIST
Amber grew up in Pennsylvania, moved to Austin in 2013, and has lived in Dripping Springs for the past two years. After spending the last seven years as a Massage Therapist, Amber decided it was time to pursue a different career. Her passion and love for animals lead her to Springs Veterinary Care.
In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, woodworking, and visiting local breweries with her husband and fur baby Sydney, (who is named after one of our favorite hockey players). Amber is so excited to join the Springs Veterinary Care team.
JENNIFER NEEDHAM | CLIENT CARE SPECIALIST
Jennifer is a native Texan but has lived in Iowa, Colorado, Virginia and New Jersey. She attended Texas Tech University and University of Houston, but ended up obtaining a real estate license several years ago and has been working either as a Realtor or in a supportive role in the industry. Jennifer decided to make a complete career change and is thrilled to work every day with one of her passions-animals.
Jennifer and her husband moved from Houston to Dripping Springs in 2020 and have three grown children and seven fur babies! Outside of work, you can find her cycling, hiking, spending time with family, and exploring the Texas hill country.
COURTNEY KIRKLAND | ONLINE PHARMACY SPECIALIST
Courtney oversees the online pharmacy program for our veterinary practice, ensuring clients receive savings, convenience, and peace-of-mind when purchasing medications and products for their pet's optimal health and wellbeing.
Courtney grew up in Brackettville, Texas. She has 7 years of experience in the veterinary industry working as a vet and kennel technician. She is a certified laser technician and safety specialist and at her prior clinic, she was the on-site laser technician.
In her free time, Courtney enjoys spending time with her three children and their chocolate lab, Creek. She also enjoys reading, cooking and fishing. During the spring, she can be found with her husband on the diamond coaching Little League Baseball.