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.
OUR TALENTED SUPPORT TEAM
KAELYNN BOWERS | VETERINARY TECHNICIAN
Kaelynn is from Austin, Texas. She decided to pursue her lifelong dream of working with animals in 2019 and she is currently enrolled in Austin Community College studying veterinary technology.
Kaelynn likes camping, painting, listening to music and spend time with her family. She has two dogs, a Golden Retriever and a mini Aussie. Kaelynn is very excited to start her journey here at Springs Veterinary Care!
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.
MATTHEW MOORE | VETERINARY TECHNICIAN
Matthew was born and raised in Elk Grove, California, were as a child he dreamt of being a firefighter. Little did he know, he would bring 17+ years of experience in veterinary medicine to the Springs Veterinary Care team. His specialties in the field include internal medicine and anesthesia.
Matthew is known for sharing his passion through education and mentorship, and is responsible for the development and implementation of training protocol in anesthesia, small animal dentistry and microscopy.
In his free time, Matthew can be found relaxing at home with his wife and two kids-- or enjoying game night with his friends!
MEGAN HILL | VETERINARY TECHNICIAN
Megan spent her childhood in Houston, Texas, where she dreamt of one day pursuing her interest in veterinary medicine while volunteering at various local rescues. In 2017, her passion for the field was officially translated into a career, where she gained experience in areas like surgical and emergency medicine.
Megan thrives in high-volume work environments and has a special interest in dentistry and emergency care. With a powerful and supportive team on her side that helps in making a difference in patients' lives, Megan finds this career very rewarding.
When not at work, Megan can be found enjoying the local breweries and wineries with her significant other-- or curled up on the couch with her pup reading a book!
KATELYN HUDSON | TECHNICIAN ASSISTANT
Katelyn is a veterinary assistant with the Springs Vet Care family. She grew up all over the country, but has lived in Austin, Texas, the longest. Katelyn grew up with a lot of pets (big and small), loves animals, and is known for being a hard worker with a positive attitude. She is determined to learn and achieve goals everyday.
Katelyn is currently attending Dripping Springs High School and will be a senior in the fall of 2021. As a kid, her dream job was to become an actress, so when she's not working, Katelyn can be found either at the DSHS's auditorium for theatre or on the lake in the summer.
ABBIGAYL | CERTIFIED VETERINARY ASSISTANT
Abbigayl started at Springs Veterinary Care as an intern in 2019 and is now a certified veterinary assistant. She is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in animal science at Texas A&M University with plans to go on to vet school. Abbigayl can't wait to meet you and your furbabies!
HEATHER | CLIENT CARE SPECIALIST
Heather was born and raised on the coast of South Africa. She came to the States in 2008 temporarily, planning to go back and study further to someday be a Game Ranger. In 2009, she met her husband and has been living in the States ever since. Heather has lived in New York, Tennessee, Colorado and now Texas.
In Colorado, she was given the opportunity to get back on track with her dream of working with animals. Since September of 2018, Heather has client care specialist, training as a veterinary assistant.
Her favorite thing is spending time with her husband and two dogs. She also loves talking to family abroad on Skype when the time difference allows for it.
Heather enjoys hunting, fly fishing, oil and acrylic painting, photography and surfing.
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.