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Our Team

Meet our amazing doctors and staff!

Carina Bunde, DVM

Dr. Carina Bunde


Dr. Bunde's Bio

Dr. Bunde was born and raised in Austin, TX where her passion for animals developed early in life. Her childhood pets included gerbils, fish, budgies, and a cat. She received her Bachelors in Biology at UTSA, and adopted her dog, Nala, during her last year of school. Soon after graduating she flew to St. Kitts to attend Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine where she developed the love for snorkelling, hiking, and overall culture of the Caribbean islands. Dr. Bunde is interested in meeting your cats, dogs, birds, and small mammals. Her goal is to create great relationships and provide the best care to your loved ones.

Dr.Karen Cousins

Dr. Karen Cousins


Dr. Cousins's Bio
Dr. Karen Cousins is a native of Slidell, Louisiana. She graduated LSU with a B.S. in Animal Science and Technology in 2013. She later attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts and upon finishing up her clinical year back home at LSU, received her DVM in 2019. Her interests include preventative medicine, exotics, and integrative medicine. She has two fur babies at home, Fonzie and Allie (cats). She enjoys baking, brunching, travel, Netflix, and spending time with family.

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.

Samantha Saenz

Samantha's Bio
Samantha is our new vet assistant. She is passionate about learning about veterinary medicine. Sam is an agriculture major hoping to become an agricultural science teacher. She is from Edinburg, TX and grew up showing Indu Brazil and Red Brahman cattle. Sam has two fur babies, Hondo and Kenedy, and a leopard gecko named Winnie. She enjoys hiking and traveling, and spending time with her family and dogs.

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.
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Drew Gershman


Drew's Bio
Began working at Pavlov’s on November 16, 2021, as a Customer Service Representative and continue training as a veterinary assistant as well. He’s worked in customer service since 1997, studied at the University of Texas at Austin from 1999-2003, and enjoys billiards, comedy, and cooking. He currently has one dog named Kenny Loggins but, in the past, he’s also been the proud owner of ferrets, rats, cats, ball pythons, bearded dragons, parakeets, and freshwater fish.
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Jara Lopez

Jara's Bio
Jara (as we call her) is from Puerto Rico, arrived to San Antonio in 2016. She graduated from Alamo College in 2019 with her Medical Front Office Certificate. Has 5 years of excellent Customer Service and in her time off she loves playing and reading with her 3 kids.