Our Mission

 

To support families one pet at a time!

AVDH was founded on family values, with one objective; to offer the best in veterinary care to our community while always searching for the most advanced methods and technology to treat your fur babies.

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Our culture is one of continuous change and improvement in our hospital and in ourselves. We place great value on new innovations in veterinary medicine, and we aim to compassionately provide the highest quality care available for your pets.

Great strides are being made in the quality of human, as well as veterinary medicine. We embrace these new technologies, pharmaceuticals, and procedures and have embarked on a new and exciting era to provide effective diagnosis and treatment for your pets so they can live long, healthy lives!

We invite you to stop by to see us anytime and take a hospital tour. Check out what our clients say about us. While you are here, enjoy one of our delicious cappuccinos that some say are even better than Starbucks!  You can even like us on Facebook to get a peek into our eventful hospital activity. Give us a call at (512) 288-1040 if you are ready to come see us!

Dr. Jeremy Varga, Owner

Dr. Jeremy Varga joined the AVDH team in 2008 and became a partner in 2011. He was awarded top surgeon in the Texas A&M 2008 graduating class. Dr. Varga’s enthusiasm in embracing technology and his commitment to excellence makes him a rising star in national veterinary medicine. He has a special interest in gallbladder, liver and digestive diseases with pending publications on canine gallbladder disease.

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Dr. Sarah Kneupper, DVM

Dr. Sarah Kneupper, otherwise known as “Dr. Sarah” is a 2015 graduate of Texas A&M University.  Dr. Sarah’s strong work ethic and commitment to veterinary medicine make her a natural fit at Austin Veterinary Diagnostic Hospital.

Dr. Sarah attended an advanced ultrasound course and is skilled in diagnosing liver and gall bladder disease, splenic tumors as well as cardiac conditions.  When not working, she and her husband, Brandon, and their son, Josiah, enjoy family time outdoors. Sarah’s hobbies include:  hiking, camping, water skiing, and scuba diving.

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Dr. Josh Pascoe, DVM

Dr. Josh Pascoe is a Texas native and a recent graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Growing up in Dallas, Dr. Pascoe developed a love for American Staffordshire Terriers from his grandfather’s kennel in Forney, Texas. Dr. Pascoe went on to attend college at the University of Oklahoma where he quickly ruled out a pursuit in business courses in favor of sciences.

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Dr. Camacho, DVM

Dr. Camacho grew up in a small town surrounded by farm animals, and developed a great interest and love for animals. Her veterinary school is located in Mexico City where she had contact with many species through practical classes. Areli really enjoys working with all kinds of animals including pigs, chickens, goats, cows but her love and biggest interests have always been to work with and treat dogs and cats.

Areli was working with pigs for a few years when in 2023 the opportunity arose to move to Austin, Texas and join the team at Austin Veterinary Diagnostic Hospital.

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Shannon P.

Job title(s): Client Relations Supervisor

Year started at AVDH: 2010

I have a beautiful doggy named Summer and 3 awesome cats named Frankenstein, Situation and Nosferatu.

My heart belongs to my partner , Dari.  We just celebrated our 18 year anniversary!

My favorite part of working at AVDH is such a hard thing to pin down to one thing, but snuggling with all the fur babies cannot be beat!

I Love to travel anywhere, enjoy camping at the lake, and enjoy going to concerts. My favorite band is Tool.

Fun Fact: I LOVE LOVE LOVE Nicolas Cage!

 

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Karina

Job title(s): Client Relations Specialist

Year started at AVDH: 2015

I have 2.5 kids, a step-daughter, daughter, and son as well as 2 Havanese dogs named Juliet & Tsuki.

My favorite part of working in client services is seeing our regular clients and their dogs, puppies, and getting to work every day with the nicest doctors ever!

I enjoy reading and watching movies. The Greatest Showman, The Philadelphia Story and Kate and Leopold are 3 of my favorites.. My family and I take lots of road trips and camp along the way. Austinhas some of the best walking paths to take my dogs on walks.

Fun Fact: I love making lists. I have lists for everything!

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Shannon M.

Job title(s): Client Relations Specialist

Year started at AVDH: 2022

I have 3 dogs, Littles, Mia and Frankie and 3 cats named, Ziggy, Ash and Tiger.

I love meeting the animals and their humans.
I really enjoy traveling , my favorite place is Paris!

I like golf , although I'm not good at it I really love it!
My favorite food is Carpaccio!
Favorite movie is Life is Beautiful!

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Belinda

Job title(s): Client Relations Specialist

Year started at AVDH: 2022

Pets/Family: Has 2 kids, 2 cats named Sadie and Baby Kitty, and 1 dog named Buddy.

Favorite part of your job: Petting and hanging out with all of the sweet fur babies.

Hobbies/fun facts about self: I love taking the kids to do things all over Austin such as visiting parks and farms! I like going to concerts including DJ Shadow, Odessa and Pink which was my favorite concert. My favorite food is spicy pickles.

Fun Fact: I drive way too fast.

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Natalie

Job title(s): Client Relations Specialist

Year started at AVDH: 2021

I have 3 great children!

My favorite part of working at AVDH is seeing all the fur babies and getting to work with some of my favorite people.

Watching crime shows. My favorite crime show is FBI files.

Fun Fact: I break into song constantly which entertains my co-workers!

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Morgan

Job title(s):Client Relations Specialist

Year started at AVDH: 2015

I have 3 pets! My dog Jack, my cat Harley, and my leopard gecko Groot.

One of my favorite things about working at AVDH is getting to be a part of the best supportive team, creating relationships with the clients.

My favorite movie is Forest Gump.

Fun Facts: I love to cook and my favorite dessert is banana pudding!

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Magda

Job title(s): Veterinary Technician

Year started at AVDH:

I have two Arabian horses named Rousseau and Shaqoeur , my doggy goji and my kitty Cambria.

Favorite part of your job: Being at service for the pets and clients and creating relationships.

Hobbies/fun facts about self: I love to travel anywhere! Some of my favorite places to travel are my home of Poland, Southeast Asia and Cuba!

Favorite food: All Polish food and Sushi.

Favorite movies: Run Lola Run and Fight Club.

TV hows: Peaky Blinders.

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Annie

Job title: Veterinary Technician

Year started at AVDH: 2019.

I have a dog named Dixie and a beta fish named Reynolds (named after Ryan Renolds)!

Favorite part of your job: I love the nursing aspect and helping hospitalized pets, the hard cases and being a detective and all the diagnostic work we do!

I am in charge of our Wags To Riches program where we have adopted out 85 dogs!

Favorite Movie: Legally Blonde or anything with Ryan Renolds.

Favorite Food: Mac and Cheese , Sushi and Avocado Toast.

Hobby: Horseback riding!

 

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Matt

Job title(s): Veterinary Technician

Year started at AVDH: 2021

Pets/Family: My cat Blue

Favorite part of your job: I love seeing the positive results that come from our work. It's all a process, and seeing our patients at the end recovering and doing so much better makes me so happy. (Getting to see the corgis too!!)

Hobbies/fun facts about self: I love traveling, hiking, paddle boarding, or basically anything out in the sun!

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Kristin

Job title(s): Veterinary Technician

Year started at AVDH: 2019

Pets/Family: 2 beautiful puppers (Bear and Obi) and 3 rambunctious kitties (Emmy, Gizzy, and Kirby) Loving husband Ian. We are expecting our first child in March 2023

Favorite part of your job: cuddling all the fur babies that come in. I love client communication/education and bringing calm to what might be a stressful/fearful event. Calming stressful kitties brings peace to my soul

Hobbies/fun facts about self: I have a lot of spunk. In the Coast Guard Reserves (oil spills) Love to create fun art and craft cards/gifts for family and friends

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Leigh

Job title(s): Job title Veterinary Technician

Year started at AVDH: 2019

Pets/Family: Toki, the love of my life and the terrible twins Artemis, Apollo.

Favorite part of your job: Healthy rechecks, when they come back and are doing better. Tail wags and purrs.

Hobbies/fun facts about self:

Fun Fact: I can hoola Hoop for 7 hours straight. Love to read, paint and play video game, Bioshock.

Favorite food: Boiled Crawfish.

Favorite movie: True Romance

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Gabe

Job title(s): Veterinary Technician

Year started at AVDH: 2022

Pets/Family: Zena (dog), Gypsy (ball python - 4ft!), Latte (hedgehog), Gio (cat), and OJ (cat)

Favorite part of your job: Doing life-saving surgeries and seeing the patients do a 180!

Hobbies/fun facts about self: love going to the river to float or fish, working out at the gym every day, and hanging out with my grandpa!

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Krissy

Job title(s): Veterinary Technician Assistant

Year started at AVDH: 2022

Pets/Family:
1 Husky tripod named Luna and 1 kitty named Scooter

Favorite part of your job:
I adore seeing all the adorable animals that come in with different cases and seeing them get better because of our help! :))

Hobbies/fun facts about self:
I have a lot of hobbies but some of my main hobbies are working on cars, watching car races, exploring new parks and food places with my pupper, reading, taking pictures, painting and crocheting.

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Dylan

Job title(s): Lab Supervisor

Year started at AVDH: 2018 (I think)

Pets/Family:
Dogs: Dexter, Pippin, Helen; Cat: Sushi; Wife: Celeste; Son: Nathaniel

Favorite part of your job:
Keeping all the equipment in the hospital working so that we can continue to be the best diagnostic hospital in Austin

Hobbies/fun facts about self:
I like movies/TV, building models, video games, and spending time relaxing with family. Fun Fact: In high school, my brother and I went to the international science fair for building a sonar hat that helps blind people “see” their surroundings, and got a free trip to NY to promote the competition on National TV.

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Dani

Job title(s): Veterinary Technician Assistant

Year started at AVDH: 2021

Pets/Family: 1- Beagle mix named Rambo who is a tripod

Favorite part of your job: Seeing pets going home happier and healthier. The excitement when owners get their pups back from a day of being at the vet.

Hobbies/fun facts about self: I like puzzles, watching movies, and exploring nature. My all time favorite is gazing at the stars at night. I love pitties!! 🙂

Favorite Food: Enchiladas, Pozole and sweets.

Favorite Movie: Silence of the Lambs.

 

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Micaela

Job title(s): Veterinary Technician Assistant

Year started at AVDH: 2022

Pets/Family: I have a dog named Domadoo

Favorite part of your job: I like seeing all the different cats and dogs that come to AVDH. I love learning about animal behavior.

Hobbies/fun facts about self: I like going to concerts. Ghost, Def core.

Favorite Movies: Anything with Will Farrell.

Favorite food: Asian and Italian food.

 

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Camila

Job title(s): Client Relations Specialist

Year started at AVDH: 2024

Pets/Family: I had a Toy Poodle that was 16 years old. Her name was "Penny" and she will forever be my girl. Hopefully soon I can get more fur babies.

Favorite part of your job: My favorite part of working at AVDH is my coworkers. We are like family and I get to meet our amazing clients every day.

Hobbies/fun facts about self: Love to play pickleball.

Favorite movie: My favorite movie is Parent Trap.

Cake or Pie and why: Cake or Pie? Sorry neither, I am a brownie girl!

Fun Fact: Love Poodles and Espresso.

 

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Theresa

Job title(s): Vet Tech Assistant

Year started at AVDH: 2024

Pets/Family: I have three loving dogs named Hot Donna, Mako, and JustinJames.

Favorite part of your job: Learning new things everyday and helping not only the pets but everyone in the family with my lovely coworkers.

Hobbies/fun facts about self: I’m a big foodie on the weekends. My partner and I try to find new restaurants every Saturday. We take our son JJ with us most of the time to get a taste. 

Favorite movie: Fool’s Gold 

Cake or Pie and why: chocolate cake with pineapple and a cherry on top. It’s the cake my grandma always makes me, it takes me back to my childhood  

Fun Fact: I’m the youngest grandchild out of fifteen on my fathers side.

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Kelsey

Job title(s): Veterinary Technician

Year started at AVDH: 2024

Pets/Family: My partner and I share the job of wrangling five goofy, weirdo dogs: Champ, Leela, Sasha, Zag, and Cisco.

Favorite part of your job: I love figuring out what's going on with our complicated cases and that we can do so much testing/imaging in house. Getting same day answers to worried pet parents and immediate treatment for their sick pets is super gratifying.

Hobbies/fun facts about self: Outside of AVDH, I like to read, rock climb, play video/board games, and binging wikipedia articles.

Favorite movie: Too hard to choose!

Cake or Pie and why: Yes, and with ice cream.

Fun Fact: Before this, I worked in the behavior department at an animal shelter for 5 years, and "naughty" dogs will always be my favorite!

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