SOURCE: Dessau Veterinary Clinic

October 04, 2011 07:00 ET

New Veterinary Technician Joins Austin Veterinary Clinic

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Oct 4, 2011) - Dessau Veterinary Clinic in Austin, Texas has announced the newest addition to their veterinary team, Veterinary Technician Kristina Spieler. Ms. Spieler previously served as an intern with the Texas Wildlife Management Association where she bottle-fed 32 orphan fawns. Dessau Veterinary Clinic, according to their website, is a full-service animal hospital that provides wellness examinations, dental care, emergency animal care, vaccinations and dog and cat grooming. The animal vet clinic also has on-site dog and cat boarding facilities.

Dr. Kellee K. Campbell, veterinarian and owner of Dessau Veterinary Clinic, announced that Veterinary Technician Kristina Spieler has joined the animal hospital's veterinary care team.

"Kristina's love for animals and compassionate care is evident in everything she does," said Dr. Campbell. "We are thrilled to have her as part of our animal clinic's veterinary care team. We know that she will make a tremendous contribution to our animal vet clinic and continue our tradition of caring, personalized and attentive service."

Ms. Spieler chose to become a veterinary technician after working as a summer intern with the Texas Wildlife Management Association. As part of her previous work, she raised 32 orphaned fawns by bottle-feeding them.

"I have always loved animals, and I am excited about the opportunity to be part of the Dessau team," said Ms. Spieler. "Each day is a new learning experience, and I am thrilled to be working with such a caring and knowledgeable veterinary team."

As a veterinary technician, Ms. Spieler assists during wellness exams, keeping pets comfortable and calm. She administers vaccinations, provides first aid care for animals, assists with anesthesia monitoring, measures vital signs and conducts blood tests.

An important part of Ms. Spieler's work at the animal clinic is educating pet owners about preventive care. This summer, Ms. Spieler and the entire veterinary team have worked closely with pet owners to raise awareness about the dangers of heatstroke and heat exhaustion.

"With record breaking temperatures, hitting over 100 degrees for the last few months, the summer heat has been particularly tough on pets," said Dr. Campbell. "Our entire veterinary team is committed to raising awareness about the dangers of heatstroke."

Unlike humans, dogs cannot sweat to cool themselves off, and they can only release heat through the pads on their paws and by panting. Dr. Campbell cautioned that dogs with heavy fur coats are at increased risk for heatstroke. To keep pets comfortable in the extreme heat, the vet clinic is offering a 10% discount on summer clippings for Austin pet grooming.

Founded in 1985 by Dr. Campbell, the North Austin vet clinic provides care for all breeds and sizes of dogs and cats as well as dog grooming and dog boarding services for Austin and Pflugerville pets.

Pet owners, who would like to schedule an appointment for their pets or take advantage of the animal hospital's special grooming prices, can do so by using the online appointment request form on the animal clinic's website, More information about the clinic, the staff, and their services are also available on the website.

Contact Information

  • Dessau Veterinary Clinic
    Austin, TX