DR. SINGLETON Brad Singleton is from southwest Louisiana originally, and attended Louisiana State University for both undergraduate studies and to earn his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, he worked for 2 years in a busy exotic and small animal practice in Las Vegas, Nevada, before deciding Austin was the best place to call home.

Dr. Singleton’s professional interests include non-traditional pets, surgery, and dermatology. Very early in his career, Dr. Singleton gained a reputation for his laid-back, personable demeanor and for his dedication to fully educate pet owners about their pet's health.

When Dr. Singleton set out to start a veterinary clinic, he wanted something different than what he had personally experienced. He envisioned a practice that took time to educate clients on the issues their pets experienced, as the pet parent is ultimately the care giver. He feels that clients are better able to make important decisions regarding their pet's care once they have been thoroughly educated on the options and have had all of their questions answered.

He also wanted a place that did not feel like a traditional veterinary clinic. Animals are in tune with much more than we realize, and they can often pick up on the things that make a veterinary hospital a scary place for them. Creating an environment that feels like visiting a friend’s home and taking an individualized approach to reducing stress for each patient has been a constant theme in the veterinary hospitals he has created. Dr. Singleton attributes the success of his hospitals to the amazing teams that carry out this vision each day and the clients who share in the goals of creating the best life for their pets.

He is married to Alisha, who helped found South Park Animal Hospital in 2011 and has 2 sons ages 7 and 4. They share their home with their 3 rescued dogs, two adopted bunnies, a snake, and a crawfish. In his free time, Dr. Singleton enjoys tending his yard and outdoor adventures with his family and pups.

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Associate Veterinarian
DR. FRANK SHUMAN Dr. Frank Shuman IV grew up in a small town on the Louisiana Texas border called Orange. He gained experience with animals working at the local mixed animal veterinary practice that served the close-knit community.

After high school, he earned an undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Texas. During his time in Austin, he was able to visit and enjoy the active lifestyle and entertainment that Central Texas has to offer. These great experiences stuck with him and created a goal in mind to establish deep roots in the area one day.

Dr. Shuman was accepted and completed a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. Frank’s first position upon graduation was with the Houston SPCA where he quickly ascended to Medical Director. This position afforded him the opportunity to work with companion animals, farm animals, wildlife, and occasionally with large exotic cats. The shelters high case load allowed Dr. Shuman to gain advanced experience with soft tissue and orthopedic surgery and become proficient with managing critical cases. Frank can be seen treating animals that have been severely neglected and abused on Animal Cops Houston which airs on Animal Planet.

In 2013, Dr. Shuman became an adjunct professor for Texas A&M University where he initiated and managed the Shelter Medicine and Animal Welfare rotation for 4th year veterinary students.

Dr. Shuman has a keen interest in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery. He attends as many conferences and wet labs as possible to provide the more options and treatments for ailing pets. He also enjoys treating non-traditional pets. He works closely with the Austin Zoo to provide specialized care for zoo’s exotic collection. When you go to the zoo you may catch a glimpse of Dr. Shuman on his rounds.

Frank currently resides Southwest Austin and enjoys spending time with his wife, three children, and their dogs Tucker and Jack. Soccer is still one of his passions as well as the many other outdoor activities Austin has to offer.

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Medical Director
DR. DULANEY Dr. Laurie Dulaney earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Lamar University in Beaumont while also becoming a Certified Massage Therapist (for humans). She then attended Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine where she simultaneously earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Science and her DVM degree. While at Texas A&M, Dr. Dulaney was a founding member of the spay-neuter-release program, Aggie Feral Cat Alliance of Texas.

A true Texan, Dr. Dulaney was born and raised in a small town near Houston (Splendora), and then permanently moving to Austin upon graduating vet school in 2001. She practiced in north Austin for 14 years and then worked with Dr. Singleton at South Park Animal Hospital. She also worked a short while in Kyle, and now has returned to Dr. Singleton’s team at Southwest Vet.

Her professional interests include wellness care, senior pet care, and nutrition counseling for both dogs and cats, with particular interests in feline medicine, nutrition, and behavior. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA), Capital Area Veterinary Medical Association (CAVMA), American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), and Bat Conservation International.

Dr. Dulaney resides in southwest Austin with her husband, daughter, 3 cats, and 2 freshwater aquariums. Her personal interests include spending time with her family, hiking, biking, kayaking, caving, cooking, reading, and napping. In that order!
Associate Veterinarian, Fear Free Certified Professional
DR. MONTANA Dr. Brittney Montana is a California native who found her love of animals when her kindergarten teacher gave her a rabbit named Leo. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from the University of California Davis and went on to receive her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University on the Caribbean island of St Kitts. She then fell in love with Texas when completing her clinical year of veterinary school at Texas A&M University. Dr. Montana's interests include pocket pet medicine, ophthalmology, emergency, and geriatric care.

Her passion for geriatric care began as her childhood dogs, Bailey and Poncho, began to age. She managed their chronic ailments with love and care until their ripe old age of 18. Having experienced first-hand as a pet owner how difficult it can be managing senior pets, Dr. Montana is passionate about keeping geriatric animals comfortable, prolonging quality of life, and educating clients.

Dr. Montana enjoys kickboxing, painting, and learning the ukulele. In her free time, she enjoys cozying up with her dachshund-mix Bandit, Caribbean cat Ozzie Pawsborne and her new rescue rabbit Houdini.
Associate Veterinarian
MIRANDA “I love animals. Growing up I always knew I wanted to work with animals but was never quite sure what that would look like for me. When I realized that being a vet technician tied all the things I love and enjoy together, I just knew it was meant to be. I get to work with animals, interact with clients and learn new things about vet medicine every day…all the while knowing I may have made a difference in someone’s life today.”

Miranda has a dog and a cat. Garfield, her orange long-haired tabby is her closest friend. He has been by her side since 2003. He spends his days lounging around on window sills waiting for dinnertime. Miranda's best friend, Roxii, is a labrador/border collie mix. Miranda adopted Roxii as a pup in 2007 after getting settled in Austin. She goes on all of the hiking adventures with Miranda and her favorite place to explore is the Greenbelt.
Practice Manager, Fear Free Certified Professional
GEOFF “I am a proud local Texan, I grew up just outside of Austin in Dripping Springs with my parents and my younger brother. Growing up we all loved to spend time outdoors and play with our dog Lexxie. When I was in high school, someone dumped 2 goats on our property and I adopted them. These 2 little goats opened my eyes to how much I enjoy working with animals. Since then, I have worked at both large and small animal clinics and sharpened my clinical skills. I am applying to Vet schools right now trying to get accepted to start my path on becoming a Mixed Animal Veterinarian myself. Through my journey so far, I have found that I not only enjoy working with the patients but the clients and my coworkers as well.”

Since high school Geoff has grown his goat herd to 28 animals; the little kid pictured is named Dot. He also cares for 2 Great Pyrenees Livestock guardian dogs named Lucy and Cooper, who keep the goats safe when he’s not home.
Veterinary Technician
EMILY Why Emily choose the veterinary industry: "I have always had a special spot for animals in my heart! Growing up I had all kinds of animals: fish, birds, rodents, canines, felines, and chickens. I've always wanted to help care for animals. I was born and raised in Austin and started at Southwest Vet when I was a high school intern in 2017. Then officially joined the team in the summer of 2018. I am very thankful to be surrounded by amazing, sweet companions and to be able to help and care for them. The experience in this industry has taught me so much and allowed me to develop as a young adult."

About Emily's pets: Pepper, born in 2012, is a domestic feline. Emily adopted her in 2013 from the Austin Animal Shelter and, she is the biggest cuddle buddy. Peanut, born in 2009, is a tiny, feisty, loving Chihuahua- Yorkie mix. Emily received her from a family member in 2009. Peanut is the perfect little purse pup and can go everywhere and loves to soak up the sun. Peanut has been Emily's longest companion. Nena, born in 2019, is Emily’s sweet little girl. She adopted her from the Austin Animal Center in 2019. Nena is a possible German Shepard- Doberman mix. Nena has been the most playful, sweet, and goofiest dog a girl can have. She loves her toys and making new doggy friends.
Certified Veterinary Assistant, Fear Free Certificate Professional
Dr. Singleton Miranda