Encino Park Veterinary Clinic is a well-established, full-service, small animal veterinary hospital providing comprehensive medical, surgical and dental care. We provide a broad spectrum of diagnostic procedures through in-house testing and the use of external laboratories. We also work closely with local practices when special diagnostic procedures are required. The facility includes a well-stocked pharmacy, in-hospital surgery suite, in-house x-ray capabilities, a closely supervised hospitalization area, and indoor boarding kennels with outdoor walking areas.
At Encino Park Veterinary Clinic we strive to offer not only sound advice, but also optimal veterinary care, thus allowing you the enjoyment of your companion for a maximum number of years. Our job is not only to treat your pet when he or she isn't feeling well, but also to help you learn how to keep your best friend happy and healthy.
We understand the special role that your pet plays in your family. We are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pet's health care. We treat your pet as we would our own. Our goal is to practice the highest quality medicine and surgery with compassion and an emphasis on client education. Our entire healthcare team is committed to providing personal attention to the unique concerns of each individual pet owner.
Dr. Kaiser grew up all over as the daughter of an Air Force dentist. She graduated from the University of Alaska-Anchorage in 1995 and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M University in 1999. She came to Encino Park Veterinary Clinic in 2000 and took over as owner in 2005. Her professional interests include internal medicine, dermatology and animal behavior. She is a member of the American Animal Hospitals Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, Texas Veterinary Medical Association and Veterinary Medical Association of Bexar County. She has served on the VMABC board of directors, as well as on the Palo Alto Veterinary Technician advisory board.
Dr. Kaiser and her husband Jason have four children. As animal lovers, they are also parents to one horse, four dogs, four cats, and a herd of goats. In her spare time Dr. Kaiser enjoys watching her children’s sports and activities, working out, being outdoors, traveling and volunteering.
Dr. Almquist grew up in Sugarland, Texas. She graduated from Texas A&M University in 1995 with a Biomedical Science Degree, and from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. She came to Encino Park Veterinary Clinic in 2003 and has a special interest in surgery and dentistry. She is a member of the American Animal Hospitals Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, Texas Veterinary Medical Association, and is a past President of the Veterinary Medical Association of Bexar County (2011-2012).
Dr. Almquist is married to local dentist, Pete Almquist (Dr. Kaiser's brother). They have one daughter, three dogs, three cats, chickens, two pet goats, and a miniature donkey. Dr. Almquist enjoys spending time with friends and family in her free time as well as traveling, volunteering, spending time outdoors, and watching her daughter play golf.
Karen has been with Encino Park since 2001 and is from San Antonio. She and her husband Mark have two grown daughters Christy (and son-in-law Ben) and Rachel. Karen has a Bachelor of Arts in Horticulture from Texas A&M University. She enjoys gardening, hiking, reading, and murder/mystery podcasts.
Tammy has been with Encino Park Vet since February 2006, with many more years before us as a veterinary receptionist to her credit. She has been married for more than 30 years, has 3 children, 4 grandsons, 2 dogs and 1 cat.
Kari joined Encino Park in 2017 after moving to San Antonio from Illinois with her husband Morris and daughter Mikayla. Kari is a licensed veterinary technician and serves as our office manager. She is originally from Batavia, Illinois. Kari has a B.S. in Sports Management, Marketing and Coaching from Mankato State University, where she also played collegiate softball. She completed a Masters of Science in Education from Northwest Missouri State University where she also coached softball. She has worked in the veterinary field since 2013 and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 2016. Kari enjoys hanging with her family, sports, watching college softball, and working out with her village at Fit4Mom.
Jenn came to Encino Park in 2015. She is originally from Washington state and has a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation Management with a minor in Business Administration. She and her husband Curt have two sons, Chase and Owen. Jenn enjoys travel, family, and outdoor activities.
Vicki started as a client at Encino Park in 2003 and joined our staff in 2016. She is originally from Afton, TX. Vicki has a Bachelor of Arts from UT Arlington and is a retired Municipal Government Professional. She and her husband Steve (retired USAF Colonel) have three grown children and six grandchildren. She has a Miniature Schnauzer named Diego, and a Boxer named Suki. She is an animal lover and advocate and has done extensive work with rescue organizations. She is an amazing artist and does custom oil paintings in her free time.
Victoria came to Encino Park in 2018 and is from San Antonio. She has one daughter, Evelyn, two dogs, Avery and Daisy, and one cat named Kitty. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2015 and loves watching the Spurs play.
Jenn joined Encino Park in early 2018 and has worked in the veterinary field since 1989! She is originally from the Lake Houston area and has a Biology degree from The University of Texas. Jenn has a son Zach, and a daughter Zoey. She has two horses, Seapro and Elwood. In her free time Jenn enjoys volunteering (CASA, Animal Rescue groups and her church), riding horses, Rodeo, anything outdoors, and travelling.
Avery came to Encino Park in early 2018 and has worked in the veterinary field since 2010. She is from San Antonio and has a perfect Golden Retriever named Charlie and a mischievous grey kitty named Otis. Avery particularly enjoys veterinary surgery. She stays busy in her free time pet sitting all over the area. She is a talented and studied artist, loves to travel, spend time with her pets, and enjoy the outdoors.
Simply cannot praise this place enough. They saved our 13 year old lab, Duke. So incredibly professional and so compassionate. They were even sweet enough to make a follow-up phone call to check on Duke. Highly recommend!
We have been going to EPVC for years because of their excellent care of our fur family members. The entire staff is professional, compassionate, and sweet to our pets. The doctors are thorough and knowledgeable. EPVC has been there for us through the happy and sad, and the quality of care for both us and our pets has always been exceptional!
I am so grateful for the wonderful care we received during a very difficult time for our family. Thank you for your caring and kindness.
We took Livy for her first visit today & were so happy with the experience! Dr. Kaiser & staff are all super nice & informative. They took very good care of Livy & she loved everyone, too. Looking forward to our next visit! I highly recommend this facility!
Very compassionate and caring staff! We couldn’t be happier.
Good honest people. Will give you an honest opinion for treatment and not try to take advantage of you.
Encino Park Veterinary takes very good care of my pets!