Meet Our Team

Veterinarians

Jon Brandes, DVM

A member of AVC since 2005
Education: Bachelor degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M.
Experience: Practicing Veterinary Medicine since 1998

Dr. Brandes is from Austin, TX. He has been practicing since 1998 at the Metric location, since before it was Austin Vet Care. He has a Goldendoodle named Leo. In his free time, Dr. Brandes enjoys spending time with his family, reading, woodworking, playing the guitar and trail running.

“I enjoy working with animals because they are such unconditional givers. Also because of the joy, they bring to us, and the people that bring them in, through the bond we share with them.”

Tracy Karlinger-Smith, DVM

A member of AVC since 2008
Education: Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University – 1995
Experience: Practicing Veterinary Medicine since 1995

Dr. Tracy grew up all over the US. She has been practicing since 1995 and had her own clinic until merging into Austin Vet Care in 2008. Her pets include Snoopy Dooby Doo, a Basset Hound; Goody Guy, a domestic longhair cat; and Enzo, a Boxer. In her free time, Dr. Tracy enjoys spending time with family, travel, scrapbooking and genealogy.

“Animals add such joy to our lives. I feel privileged to get to help them (and their owners). I can’t imagine doing anything other than veterinary medicine. I know that this is what I was made to do.”

Office Team

Summer, Practice Manager

A member of AVC since 2007
Experience: In the Veterinary field since 2000

​Summer was born in Richmond, VA but she has been in Austin since Preschool. Her pets include Titan, a Pitbull; Cheech, a Chihuahua, and Trisket, a cat. In her free time, Summer enjoys spending time with her son, kayaking, and fishing.

“I enjoy working with animals because I love being able to come to work every day and help people and their pets. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else!”

Veterinary Team

Ana, Veterinary Technician

A member of AVC since 2014
Education: Bachelors in Animal Science
Experience: In the Veterinary field since 2002

Ana is from California. She has 2 cats that are siblings, Wilson and Cochina. She also has a 10 month old Chiweenie puppy Obi. In her free time, Ana loves the outdoors and traveling. She also enjoys movies, music, and reading books.

“​I enjoy working with animals because they are lovable, kind, innocent and it’s a great feeling when you help them get better. I love my career.”

Amanda, Veterinary Technician

A member of AVC since 2015
Experience: In the Veterinary field since 2005

Amanda was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV and moved to the Austin area in August 2014. She has a Pomeranian/Chihuahua mix named Toby, a Husky/Collie mix named Arianna, a black and white rat named Rose-Tyler, and a leopard gecko named Michelangelo. In her free time, she loves baking, dancing, spending time with her husband and her two children.

“I enjoy working with animals because it’s rewarding. It is such a wonderful opportunity to be able to assist with helping pets be happy and comfortable. At the end of the day, knowing that I’ve helped make a difference makes it all worth it, even in the challenging and sad times.”

Jerica, Veterinary Technician

A member of AVC since 2017
Experience: In the Veterinary field since 2009

Jerica is from Dinuba, CA and has been working with animals on a farm or in a veterinary clinic her entire life. She has a dog named Dunder and two cats, Cooper and Beau. In her free time, Jerica enjoys hanging out with her friends, hiking, crafting, baking and spending time with family and pets.

“I enjoy working with animals because that is just what I was meant to do! I love the good, bad, and the ugly.”

Megan, Veterinary Technician

Bio coming soon.