Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Our Veterinarian

Dr. D'Lynn Thompson </br>DVM  photo

Dr. D'Lynn Thompson

Dr. Thompson graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1991 and has practiced in San Antonio since 1992. Dr. Thompson completed post-doctoral training for physical rehabilitation at the University of Tennessee in 2004, and she also completed the acupuncture certification training with IVAS in 2011. Dr. Thompson has utilized acupuncture and physical rehabilitation in her practice since 2001. Her special interests include integrative medicine, acupuncture, physical rehabilitation and laser therapy. Dr. Thompson is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. Her favorite hobby is dog agility competitions. (photo credit: Larry Ross with LifeStyle Photo and Video)

Our Staff

Mariah URIBE </br> Office Manager  photo

Mariah URIBE
Office Manager

Mariah joined Healing Hands in June 2018 as a Veterinary Technician. She graduated from Texas State with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science in 2016 where she gained experience with large animals such as cattle. Mariah has over 10 years of experience in the veterinary field and has worked primarily in small animals practices. She enjoys being able to educate our clients and help our patients. At home, Mariah lives with her husband and their three dogs; Peanut – a 4 year old Chiweenie, Jessie – a 1 year old Blue Heeler mix and Cash –a 4-month-old Australian Shepherd. Outside of work, she enjoys being outside and spending time with her family and fur babies.

Shayla Hughes </br>Client Relations Specialist photo

Shayla Hughes
Client Relations Specialist

Shayla started with Healing Hands in December 2014 and works part time as one of our client service representatives. She currently has an Associate’s Degree and is working on a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. Shayla has over 10 years of experience in veterinary medicine and has worked in small animal practice as well as rescues, shelters, and spay/neuter assistance clinics. She enjoys working with animals and being able to meet new patients and clients. At home Shayla has Sambucca- 8 year old Chow Chow/Lab mix, and two snakes, a Banana Morph Ball Python and a Honduran Milk snake. In her downtime, she enjoys reading, bike riding, and enjoying the outdoors.

Gabriella Grijalva</br> Veterinary Technician photo

Gabriella Grijalva
Veterinary Technician

Tiffany Suarez </BR>Veterinary Technician photo

Tiffany Suarez
Veterinary Technician

Tiffany joined Healing Hands Veterinary Hospital in March of 2020. She previously worked at Compassionate Care Vet Services with Dr. Maria Williams for 5 years but has a total of 12 years working in the veterinary field. Tiffany loves everything about working in this field, especially getting to be the person to help a pet that is sick or in pain. She especially loves acupuncture and being able to see a paralyzed patient benefits from it. Tiffany has 2 fur children; Coco Chanel – a 7-year-old poodle/bichon mix who is a princess, and Lexi – a 7-year-old Yorkie who is their “devil child”. Tiffany has her associate degree in dance from Palo Alto. Outside of work she enjoys dancing, practicing Peruvian folklore, walking on trails but also being a couch potato with her boyfriend and her baby girls.

Marlaina Heald</br> Client Relations Specialist photo

Marlaina Heald
Client Relations Specialist

Marlaina recently joined our team in September of 2020. She is originally from California but just moved to Texas from Arizona. She has 12 years of experience in the veterinary field; 8 of those years in a day practice and 4 years in a day practice that was also an ER and Specialty clinic. Her favorite thing about working in veterinary medicine is seeing all of the pets and the relationship they form with their owners. Marlaina loves animals and enjoys being their advocate. She has 4 pets at home; Charlotte- a 2.5 year old German Shepherd Dog, Rhino- a 2 year old Lab/Pit mix, Joey- a 1.5 year old Siamese, and Turtle- an 11 year old Sulcata. Her hobbies include reading, hiking, surfing, crafting and traveling.

Anabela Raposo</br> Veterinary Technician Assistant photo

Anabela Raposo
Veterinary Technician Assistant

Elly Boothe</br> Rehab Technician/Veterinary Technician Assistant photo

Elly Boothe
Rehab Technician/Veterinary Technician Assistant

Theadora James</br> Veterinary Technician/Groomer photo

Theadora James
Veterinary Technician/Groomer

Theadora joined us here at Healing Hands Veterinary Hospital in January of 2021. She is from San Antonio and has her Bachelor’s degree from A&M University in Animal Science and Poultry Science. She has 4+ years of veterinary medicine experience and has been grooming pets for 10+ years as one of her first jobs was at a grooming salon. Her passion and love for grooming has only grown since then and she is very excited to be able to share that joy with our clients and their pets. Theadora enjoys working as a veterinary technician in a general small animal practice because it allows her to make connections with clients and their pets. She has a 3 year old American Bully mix, 24 laying hens and 1 rooster. Outside of work Theadora enjoys reading, watching Netflix, hiking, drawing and training her dog.

Suzanna Meza </br>Veterinary Technician  photo

Suzanna Meza
Veterinary Technician

Jackie Martin</br> Veterinary Technician Assistant photo

Jackie Martin
Veterinary Technician Assistant

Lizbeth Saldana</br> Veterinary Technician Assistant photo

Lizbeth Saldana
Veterinary Technician Assistant

Evan Gomez</br> Veterinary Technician photo

Evan Gomez
Veterinary Technician

Healing Hands Veterinary Hospital

7427 N Loop 1604 West Suite 104

San Antonio, TX 78249

For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at: (210) 372-9955

Emergency: 210-737-7373
Fax: (210) 372-9960


Monday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Tuesday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Wednesday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday 8:00am - 1:00pm

Sunday Closed