Allandale Veterinary Clinic
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6800 Burnet Road, Suite 1
Austin, TX 78757
- Mon-Fri: 7:30am - 6:00pm
- Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm
- Sun: Closed
Allandale Veterinary Clinic is a full-service practice that strives to offer excellent care to our patients. We understand the uniqueness of each pet, and we are committed to working with each pet owner to help ensure his or her pet’s overall wellness. Our highly trained staff and state-of-the-art equipment are important to the care we provide, but that is only part of our story. You and your pet will be treated with care, compassion, and professionalism, which are critical to the friendship we hope to build with you. Call today to learn about our services or to schedule an appointment.
Allandale Veterinary Clinic Services
- Dental Care
- Fully Stocked Pharmacy
- Hospice and Euthanasia Services
- Laser Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Parasite Prevention and Control
- Puppy and Kitten Care
- Radiology (X-Rays)
- Senior Care
- Wellness Exams
Allandale Veterinary Clinic Staff Profiles
Paula Baker, Doctor of Veterinary MedicineVeterinarian
Dr. Paula Baker in addition to serving the healthcare needs of the pets in the Allandale area for nearly 30 years is a familiar face at many school and neighborhood functions. Having had two children attend Gullett, Lamar and McCallum, she has sponsored and volunteered for many athletic, band booster and Girl Scout activities in the past. She continues to enjoy talking with young students on the importance of responsible pet ownership and mentoring older students interested in veterinary medicine as a career.
Dr. Baker knows how important it is to stay up-to-date with current medicine and ever-changing protocols and standards of practice. She attends more than 30 hours a year of continuing education and has been an associate member of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association Academy of Veterinary Practice since 1985. Dr. Baker is also an active member and a past president of the Capitol Area Veterinary Medical Association, as well as an active member of the Texas Veterinary Medical association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Baker enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but has special interest in internal medicine including oncology and endocrinology.
Now that their children are grown, Dr. Baker and her husband, Steve, enjoy traveling and exploring the great outdoors. Together they enjoy hiking, camping, golfing, dog walking and scuba diving. They make occasional trips to the West Coast to visit daughter Alyssa who graduated from Texas A&M and is a coastal engineer in California. Son Bradley, who worked several summers at Allandale Veterinary Clinic, is earning his master's in Accounting at Texas A&M and plans to settle in Houston for a while after graduation. Steve recently retired as a Commander from the Austin Police Department after more than 27 years of service and is trying to perfect his golf game when he isn't busy maintaining and running errands for the clinic. Their current critters include Maya, a spunky Labrador; Greyson, a naughty young cat; and a 30-year-old Amazon parrot named Tommy who keeps them all in line.
The Bakers spend many weekends traveling to the Texas coast where Dr. Baker has spent several years volunteering for the Padre Island Turtle Research and Restoration Project at the Padre Island National Seashore in Corpus Christi. This involves searching for nesting Ridley turtles (the most endangered of the marine turtles) in the Spring and helping with the release of hatchlings in the Summer as well as helping rescue cold-stunned turtles in the Winter. For more information about the program, please visit the Sea Turtle Recovery Project - Padre Island National Seashore (U.S. National Park Service).
Dr. Baker loves living in Austin. After 3 decades in the neighborhood, she has seen a lot of change, but loves that the neighborhood continues to cultivate families young and old who have a strong sense of community and allow her to participate in the strong bond that comes with owning and loving a pet.
Mary Skiles, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Master of Preventive Veterinary MedicineVeterinarian
Mary Skiles grew up in Orange County, California with a keen interest in the sciences, animals and the outdoors. She did her undergraduate work at Humboldt State University on the coast of Northern California in wildlife management, where she graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in Zoology in 1985. While in Pacific Coast range, she did three months of field studies on river otter prey selection on the Eel River.
She went to professional school at the University of California at Davis. In 1989, she earned an MPVM degree after studying the link between taurine deficiency and heart disease in cats, and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, graduating valedictorian.
In Southern California, Dr. Skiles practiced as an associate for nine years before converting to relief work. Relief veterinarians provide services at a wide variety of hospitals, working part time or covering in case of vacation or illness. In 2003, she moved to Austin and has been with Allandale Veterinary Clinic since 2008.
Dr. Skiles enjoys a variety of activities. She played volleyball and softball competitively in high school and college. She enjoys road biking, photography, and geology field trips. She is an avid canoeist, relishing flatwater freestyle, river tripping and whitewater. Dr. Skiles is a performing member of the Japanese drumming group, Austin Taiko.
Kerry Weisz, Doctor of Veterinary MedicineVeterinarian
Dr. Kerry Weisz is a 2006 graduate of Oklahoma State College of Veterinary Health Sciences. After graduation, she completed a one-year small animal internship at the California Animal Hospital in Los Angeles working with specialists in internal medicine, cardiology, neurology, surgery and dentistry. Dr. Weisz started working at Allandale Veterinary Clinic in August of 2007 and is very excited to be here and looking forward to getting to know Austin.