Our Team

Meet our amazing doctors and staff!


Dr. Michael Pavlov


Dr. Pavlov's Bio

Graduated from the Institute of Veterinary Medicine, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria in 1981 and practiced veterinary medicine there until 1987, when he achieved his lifelong dream and came to the United States of America and obtained his citizenship. In 1990, he was licensed with the Texas Board of Veterinary Examiners. His goal is to treat their clients and pets with honesty, dignity, and with a spirit of servanthood. Love God, love your neighbor.

Diana Garza

Practice Manager

Diana's Bio

Diana has been with the clinic for six years. Growing up, she always helped her dad with his farm animals. She lived in Uvalde, Texas and moved to San Antonio to go to college. In 2016, she graduated from San Antonio Texas A&M. She has a four-year-old dog named Apollo. On the weekends, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and dog.

Francis Sanchez

Francis' Bio

Francis has been with the clinic for 18 years. She assists the doctors during surgical procedures. She has a passion for her job working with animals. She has a passion for decorating the clinic. On her time off, she loves spending time with her five sons and her husband.

Sabrina Gonzalez

Sabrina's Bio

Sabrina has been here for over two years and has a passion for her job and all the animals that she works withbig and small, she loves them all! She has been living in San Antonio for six years and started off her career here at Pavlov’s, which has helped her grow in this field to a point that she didn’t even imagine. She is a Certified Veterinary Assistant and went to Palo Alto College for one and a half years in the Vet Tech Program. She believes we have an awesome team here, and that makes the job that much better, not only for her but for our fellow patients/clients as well.

Mary Herrera

Mary's Bio
Mary Herrera is originally from Napa, California but has lived in Alaska, Germany, and now Texas. She has been a vet assistant for over 6 years and has a deep love for all animals. Mary received her bachelor’s degree in environmental science and is finishing her master’s degree in environmental geography while also applying to veterinary school. Mary is married to a US Airman and has 7 fur babies which include 2 dogs, 1 cat, and 4 guinea pigs. Mary has a special interest in exotics and plans on specializing in them during veterinary school.

Natxeli Miller

Natxeli's Bio
Natxeli was born in Colorado but has lived in San Antonio most of her life. She cares for all animals but has a particular fascination with the scaly ones. She also has a soft spot in her heart for elderly animals. She has 3 dogs, a kitten, and a giant tortoise named Nuniz. She enjoys live music, going on long road trips, and spending time with her fur/scaly babies.

Dina Rymers


DINA's Bio
Dina was born and raised in San Antonio Texas. She’s has had pets all her life from dogs, ferrets to turtles. She loves crafting, hiking and going on walks with her two pups Vadier and Rex.

Roman Soto

Roman's Bio
Roman graduated from Bandera High School in 2016. He joined the Texas Army National Guard and is currently enlisted. When Roman is not fulfilling his military duties, he enjoys working with animals. On his downtime, Roman enjoys being outdoors and taking care of his ducks and chickens. Roman hopes to continue his education to be a veterinary technician one day.

Nereida Moreno


Nereida's Bio
Nereida was born and raised in San Antonio. She cares for and enjoys working with all animals from reptiles to mammals and everything in between. She spends her weekends with family and frequently makes trips to the zoo with her wife and daughter.

Sheryl Kazter


Sheryl's Bio

Sheryl has been grooming for 30 years in South Texas. She has a wonderful rapport with our clients and strives for 100% satisfaction for her customers! She moved to Bandera 26 years ago. In her off-time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, four children, and eight grandchildren. Sheryl is also a reputable dog breeder.

Elena Fitch

Kennel Assistant

Elena's Bio
Elena is currently attending UTSA, pursuing a Bachelor’s in Biology. Much like her coworkers, she has a deep love for animals of all kinds. She has been saving stray cats since a very young age, and now has five beautiful cats and one dog who is the absolute love of her life.

Courtney Coronado

Courtney's Bio
Courtney was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. After graduating high school, she enlisted in the United States Navy. She has always had a love for animals big and small. When not working with animals she loves fishing, camping, and hiking.