Dr. Douglas is one of the owners of Cedar Park Animal Clinic. He graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. Dr. Douglas is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Texas Veterinary Medical Association. His veterinary interests include internal medicine and lameness. Dr. Douglas has two children, Noah and Maddie. His four-legged crew consists of Snuff, a mutt, Taps, a mini-dachshund, and two domestic short hair cats, Wilson and Moomba. Dr. Douglas enjoys golfing, the outdoors, and spending time with his kids!
Dr. Thompson is the other owner of Cedar Park Animal Clinic. He graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. Dr. Thompson is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Texas Veterinary Medical Association. He and wife, Amy, have four children: Ashley, Will, Ben, and Jake. Pixie, a Jack Russell terrier, adds to the fun! Dr. Thompson enjoys the variety in veterinary medicine and surgery. Spending time with the family keeps Dr. T busy when away from work.
Dr. Jonathan Jenkins was born in Butler, PA, but grew up outside of Boston, MA. He earned his bachelor’s degree in animal science at the University of Massachusetts in 2003, and his DVM degree at Iowa State University in 2007. He joined a mixed animal practice near Pittsburgh, PA after graduation. Dr. Jenkins decided to start a new life chapter and move to the Austin area, and joined CPAC in November 2014. Dr. Jenkins enjoys general medicine, and is especially interested in surgery and orthopedics. Outside of veterinary medicine, he enjoys travel, cooking and food, reading, and Pittsburgh Penguins hockey.
Dr. Karen Vallee grew up in Los Angeles, CA. She graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. After veterinary school she completed an internship at VCA Emergency Animal Hospital and Referral Center in San Diego. She went on to practice with small animals and exotics in Los Angeles and Washington state before moving to the Austin area in 2013 for the warmer climate. Dr. Vallee enjoys internal medicine, oncology, and soft issue surgery. Outside of veterinary medicine she enjoys spending time with her children, family, and cats, swimming, exploring Austin’s outdoors, and playing the French game of pétanque.
Dr. Amy Birdwell is a lifelong Texas native. Prior to her career as a veterinarian, she earned a degree in engineering from Rice University and worked as an engineer for Texas Instruments for five years. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas A & M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. After veterinary school she completed an additional internship at VCA Emergency Animal Hospital and Referral Center in San Diego. In 2011, she completed a course in veterinary acupuncture and uses this method to help pets. She has recently completed her certification in Chinese herbal medicine (CVCH), which involves over 150 hours of continuing education, as well as review by a certified veterinarian of three acupuncture and herbal cases. More importantly, this gives her more options to treat patients when Western medicine has reached it’s limits, especially with chronic conditions or if pets experience side effects from medications. When Dr. Birdwell is not treating animals, she enjoys reading and swimming, as well as spending time with husband Jason, daughter Emma, son William, dog Baby Girl and their 3 cats Jingles, Yoda and Jack.
Dr. Julie Kenzior was born in Moscow, Russia. She moved to the States when she was 18 and completed her veterinary degree in the University of Missouri – Columbia in 2006. After that she moved to Brisbane, Australia and completed a year long internship in a specialty private practice, concentrating on internal medicine, surgery and oncology. Then her husband’s work brought them to Austin, Texas, where she has been doing relief work and raising her 2 daughters, Valerie and Margaret, since 2009. In her free time she enjoys cooking, crafting, reading and gardening.