Please note: All three locations will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day!

Bluebonnet Animal Hospital

Bluebonnet Animal Hospital is proud to provide top-of-the-line veterinary health services for your pets in the Austin, TX region. We have three easily accessible locations!

Austin’s Top Rated Local® Veterinary Care

At Bluebonnet Animal Hospital, we are building on a legacy of providing the best available veterinary care in south Austin beginning in 1972. The doctors and staff at Bluebonnet Animal Hospital strive each and every day to deliver the highest standard in veterinary care and help you make the best decisions regarding your pet’s health by keeping you informed and in-touch with your best friend’s needs. We look forward to serving you and your pet.

Download Our Free Pet Portal Mobile App!

We’re excited to announce that we now have a pet portal mobile app! With the PetCare by DaySmart Vet mobile app, you can easily:

  • Book, confirm, or cancel appointments
  • Pay for appointment deposits and invoices
  • Quickly access pet vitals and medical records

To get started, simply download the PetCare app for iPhone or Android, create an account, and select your Bluebonnet Animal Hospital location as your veterinarian within the app. It’s that simple!

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Our Mission

Our mission at Bluebonnet Animal Hospital is to deliver the greater Austin community veterinary medicine of the highest standard by treating each patient as though he/she were a beloved member of our own family and their human companion with kindness and respect.
We strive to maintain a state-of-the-art facility and our veterinarians stay on the cutting edge through regular continuing education. Finally, we aim to help you maximize your pet care dollar by being open and honest. We want to give you everything you need to make an informed decision on your best friend’s care.

Meet Our Doctors

Meet our amazing team of doctors that provide the best care for your pets.

Melissa (Vogeler) Barrow, DVM

Melissa (Vogeler) Barrow, DVM

Veterinarian & Owner

About Dr. (Vogeler) Barrow

Melissa (Vogeler) Barrow, DVM received her Bachelor of Science degree from North Carolina State University (Go Wolfpack!) and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University. She purchased Bluebonnet Animal Hospital, formerly South Lamar Animal Hospital, in the Fall of 2012. Her professional interests include dentistry, dermatology, and preventative medicine. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and four kids!

Kabita Deka, DVM

Kabita Deka, DVM

Veterinarian & South Lamar Medical Director

About Dr. Deka

I started working at Bluebonnet once weekly at the end of 2015. Eventually, I decided to become a full-time employee at the beginning of 2017 (after having the pleasure of working with such amazing people). I’m the only non-Aggie in the building and went to veterinary school in Alabama. After graduation, I decided to move to Austin to start something new. I grew up in a small town in North Louisiana where there was nothing to do except eating good southern food. My main interests in veterinary medicine include surgery and internal medicine. In my free time, I enjoy running, most outdoor sports activities, traveling, eating, spending time with friends/family, and of course, being with my main squeezes – my chocolate lab (Cosby) and my handsome kitty (Romeo).

Kelly Hopkins, DVM

Kelly Hopkins, DVM

Veterinarian & Riverside Medical Director

About Dr. Hopkins

Dr. Kelly Hopkins received her Bachelor’s in Biology at the University of Texas at Austin in 2010. She went on to Texas A&M to receive her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree then spent 5 years practicing at a small animal practice in Dallas, TX. She was excited to return home to Austin in 2019 to set up roots. Her professional interests include surgery, dentistry, ultrasound, cardiology, and preventative medicine. Dr. Hopkins has a goofy rescue pug and kitty who are best buddies. Outside of work, she loves traveling, hiking, and trying new restaurants!

Cheryl York, DVM

Cheryl York, DVM

Veterinarian

About Dr. York
Dr. Cheryl York received her Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Tech University in 2009, then went on to graduate from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. She practiced in Southern California for several years prior to her recent move back to Texas to settle down and establish roots in Austin. She finds great joy in advocating for her patients to allow them to live long, healthy, and comfortable lives. Her professional interests include dermatology, cardiology, ophthalmology, diagnostic imaging, and organized veterinary medicine. Outside of work, she enjoys scuba diving, running, hiking, and her close friends and family. She loves spending quality time with her husband, daughter, and 2 cats – Jasmine and Zazu.
Ana Michel, DVM

Ana Michel, DVM

Veterinarian

About Dr. Michel

Dr. Ana Michel graduated with honors from Oklahoma State University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science and biochemistry & molecular biology. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M University in 2014.

Dr. Michel enjoys providing individualized, compassionate care for a variety of pets. She is dedicated to educating the public about preventative care and loves to help owners understand their pet’s medical conditions and daily needs. She is constantly learning new things at continuing education seminars locally and nationally and particularly enjoys soft tissue surgery and dentistry.

Originally from Dallas, Dr. Michel lives in southwest Austin with her husband and their one-year-old daughter. Other family members include Finn, a husky mix rescued as a puppy, and Faith, a quarter horse mare.

When not focused on pets and their people, Dr. Michel enjoys playing music (piano, guitar, singing) with her family and friends. Her other interests include gardening, horseback riding, hiking around Austin, cooking, and reading.

Leah Vela, DVM

Leah Vela, DVM

Veterinarian

About Dr. Vela

Dr. Vela is originally from the Houston area and graduated from University of Texas for her undergraduate degree in nutritional sciences. She then went to Midwestern to complete her veterinary degree, and worked in emergency medicine after graduation. She is ecstatic to get back to the Austin area where she feels is home. Her professional interests include nutrition, behavior, and dental care. Her personal interests, outside of work, include being outdoors, cooking, painting, and spending time with friends and family. Dr. Vela has three pets, 1 cat named Jefe, and 2 dogs named Chiquita and Jerome.

Laurie Dulaney, DVM

Laurie Dulaney, DVM

Veterinarian

About Dr. Dulaney
Dr. Dulaney is a native Texan. She grew up in a small town in east Texas, went to undergraduate at Lamar University in Beaumont, and then headed off to College Station for veterinary school. After graduating from Texas A&M in 2001, she moved to Austin and has lived here ever since. Her veterinary interests include feline medicine, senior pet care, dentistry, and nutrition. Currently, she owns 3 cats and has 2 freshwater aquariums. She has also owned and loved many dogs, rats, and parakeets. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading, and hanging out at local parks with her daughter and husband.
Erin Lake, DVM

Erin Lake, DVM

Veterinarian

About Dr. Lake

Dr. Lake grew up in Round Rock, Texas. She received her undergraduate degree in Animal Science with a minor in Biochemistry from Texas State University and her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Ross University.

Growing up, Dr. Lake always had a love for animals and her family pets inspired her to pursue veterinary medicine. Her goal is to help clients understand their pets’ medical conditions and treatments. She wants them to feel informed and empowered to make decisions for their pet.

Her special interests include brachycephalics especially pugs, dermatology, dentistry, senior and preventative healthcare. When she is not taking care of patients, she enjoys rock climbing with her husband and spending time with friends & family.

Michelle Gilbertson, DVM

Michelle Gilbertson, DVM

Veterinarian

About Dr. Gilbertson
Bio and Picture coming soon!
Jonathon Miller, DVM

Jonathon Miller, DVM

Veterinarian

About Dr. Miller

Dr. Jonathon Miller graduated with honors from Louisiana State University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science with dual minors in biology and chemistry. He went on to receive his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M University in 2014.

After graduating, Dr. Miller moved to the Austin area with his wife and began practicing in the Burnet area. Since then, he has continued to practice in the north and central Austin areas with experience ranging from overnight critical care to routine wellness visits. Though he is comfortable providing care in almost all situations, his primary interests include soft tissue surgery and dentistry. He is always in pursuit of more knowledge and expanding his skills with regard to these interests as well as a general practice.

When not providing care to those patients great and small, Dr. Miller spends time with his wife and their newborn son. He enjoys running with his two dogs Oddball and Looney Tunes, as well as rock climbing, obstacle course racing, and reading. Recently, though not a professional cinephile, he has spent more time at home watching movies with his wife while they both care for their adorable son.

Vanessa Adarme, DVM

Vanessa Adarme, DVM

Veterinarian

About Dr. Adarme

Dr. Vanessa Adarme grew up in The Woodlands, Texas. Her family is originally from Colombia, and she is fluent in both English and Spanish. Dr. Adarme received her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science at Bethune-Cookman University with a Minor in Biology. Afterwards, she completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies. After graduation, Dr. Adarme practiced small animal medicine in Las Vegas, Nevada prior to relocating to Austin, TX. Her primary areas of interest are soft tissue surgery, neurology, and dermatology.

Dr. Adarme is the proud dog mom of a spoiled Toy Poodle named Kingston and a loving German Shepherd mix named Mia. In her spare time, she loves traveling, yoga, and playing golf.

Laura Saunders, DVM

Laura Saunders, DVM

Veterinarian

About Dr. Saunders
Dr. Laura Saunders was born and raised outside Columbus, Ohio. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University in Biomedical Sciences. After graduation, she moved to Austin and fell in love with Texas. She then completed her veterinary degree from Texas A&M University in 2014. After graduation, she returned to Austin and has been practicing in the area ever since.

Dr. Saunders believes in collaboration when it comes to working with each patient. Her professional interests include fear-free techniques, dentistry, surgery, and internal medicine. Outside of work, she enjoys gardening, traveling, and spending time outdoors with her husband, son, and two dogs, Bluebell and Aspen.

Featured Services

Between all of our locations, we are able to cover a wide variety of services, ranging from wellness care to surgery. Learn more about our services we offer below.

Wellness Care

Annual wellness care is imperative to keeping your pet happy and healthy! Your pet’s health is important and preventive care is necessary.

Surgery

Our team of surgeons can perform many surgeries in-house, ranging from spay/neuter to mass removals. We also have many trusted specialists if the surgery is much more demanding.

Emergencies

We understand that emergencies can be very scary, we have an amazing team that can properly take care of your pet.

Get to know our team.

We have an amazing team of at Bluebonnet. Get to know the veterinarians and staff that will be servicing your pets!

Why Us?

We know it can be challenging to find a veterinarian clinic. Our vets provide the best services and treat your pets like their own.

Our Locations

Currently, we have three locations based in Austin, TX!