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)
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.
David started with Healing Hands in February 2019 and is our Veterinary Technician Supervisor. Dave has had a career in the veterinary field for over 26 years and utilizes his vast knowledge to educate our technical staff. Dave has a variety of experience under his belt ranging from working in small animal general practice, emergency hospitals, spay/neuter clinics, and even experience with livestock and exotics. What Dave enjoys most about his career is educating clients on all aspects of their pets’ health to try and help prolong their pets’ time with their family. At home Dave has 1 dog named Champ and 3 cats-Rebel, Pumpkin, and Shadow. Outside of work he enjoys playing darts, fishing, hiking and camping, kayaking, and watching the music shows at SeaWorld and Six Flags.
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.
Samantha joined the Healing Hands staff in October 2018. She is our resident “cat whisperer” for our feline patients. She has two years of college under her belt and is currently enrolled in school to complete a degree in Biology and is planning on completing the necessary requirements to obtain her CVT (Certified Veterinary Technician) certification and Canine Rehabilitation Certification. Sam has five years of experience in the field of veterinary medicine and has worked with shelters, rescues, and currently works with the San Antonio Zoo teaching continuing education. She truly enjoys working in this field and helping animals in any way she can and assisting pets feel their best through treatment and rehabilitation. Sam has a feline companion at home, a grey tabby named Dr. Seuss aka “Doc”. During her down time she enjoys drawing and painting.
Amber joined the Healing Hands staff in April of 2019. She is currently still attending Northwest Vista College where she is pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Biology. Amber enjoys working with animals and building relationships with our clients and their pets. She has two pets at home, a Blue Heeler named Dakota and a Golden Retriever named Iris. Amber’s hobbies include exercising, reading, walking/playing with her dogs and enjoying time with her friends.
Lisa joined the Healing Hands team in October 2018. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in Math and Science Education. Lisa has 5 years of experience in the field which she obtained working as a kennel technician, receptionist, and veterinary assistant. Lisa enjoys working at Healing Hands and seeing improvement in our patients, and building relationships with both the clients and their pets. Lisa has a 5-year-old Shetland Sheepdog named Dizzy and enjoys gaming outside of work.
Allison is our client relations specialist who started in November of 2019. She has an associate degree in Applied Science and has been in the veterinary field for about 10 years. Allison started out in the emergency field as a receptionist, who was then trained to be a veterinary technician. Allison enjoys working with our clients and patients here at Healing Hands and being able to see and help with the patient’s recovery. At home Allison has a 2 year old domestic long haired grey cat named Fetty, and a 2 year old French Bulldog/Pug named Brooke. She enjoys spending time with her husband and kids outside of work. Allison takes pleasure in fishing, camping, cooking and decorating cakes/cupcakes.
Cecilia is our newest technician assistant who started in November of 2019. She previously worked at Vetco for 1 ½ years as the clinic lead of their mobile vaccine clinic. What she likes most about working here at Healing Hands is being able to help pets be happy and healthy. She lives with 2 dogs at home; Daisy a 3 year old beagle and Zoey a 3 year old Italian Greyhound mix. Outside of work she likes hiking, playing video games and watching The Office.
Tiffany is our newest veterinary technician. 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 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.
Healing Hands Veterinary Hospital
15503 Babcock Road
San Antonio,TX 78255
For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at: (210) 372-9955
Emergency: 210-737-7373 Fax: (210) 372-9960 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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