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.
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.
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.
Why Jenn choose the veterinary industry: "I was always drawn to animals growing up. The human-animal bond is uniquely special, and our pets love us so unconditionally that it's hard to NOT want to be an advocate for them. I am a natural caretaker and take great pride in helping others."
About Jenn and her pets: Jenn is a native Texan, born and raised in the Dallas area. She relocated to Austin after high school to attend the University of Texas, where she studied Theatre Arts. After several years in the service industry, she decided to pursue her passion for working with animals and found her true calling. She has worked in the veterinary industry for over a decade, with several years of experience in a management role.
A strong believer in the value of continuing education, Jenn encourages her coworkers to seek learning opportunities on a daily basis. She recently went back to school and is currently working on her Bachelor’s degree online in Business Administration with a focus in Human Resources Management. She is a certified Associate Professional in Human Resources (aPHR) as well as a Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional (CCFP). When she accepted the position with Southwest Vet, she became a Fear Free Certified Professional (FFCP) as well, to familiarize herself with the special techniques used to lessen the stress associated with veterinary visits.
Jenn is a huge football fan and her favorite team is the Dallas Cowboys. She is renowned for her fantasy football prowess and participates in multiple leagues each season. She is also a James Bond buff who has read every book and seen every movie at least twice. She enjoys a good Netflix binge, but can also be found at the gym strength training on a regular basis. Jenn currently lives in the Oak Hill area with her husband and two fur-children: "Soto", a Chihuahua/Min Pin mix, and "Atlas" a Domestic Short Hair kitty.
Why Geoff chose the veterinary industry: “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.”
About Geoff's pets: 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.
Why did Haylie choose the veterinary industry? I have always had a love of animals and participated as a board member of a rescue for a number of years. Once realizing the culinary world was not for me, I decided to embark on a new career path so why not work with animals?! This has been one of the best decisions of my life. I find the work and connection so fulfilling.
About Haylie and her pet: I have a sassy terrier mutt I rescued about 7 years ago, named Harland. He is full of personality! Unfortunately, that personality got him in a bit of trouble prior to his adoption (not a fan of people and wasn't afraid to show his distaste). It's taken A LOT of significant training and behavioral rehab but he has turned into an amazing companion! He's flown across the country many many times, lived in 4 states, road tripped, camped all throughout the PNW and made many friends! He has some of the best snuggles in the world. I couldn't ask for a better furry best friend!
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Why Chandler chose the veterinary industry: "I grew up with pets, and I love animals, so working with them has always been appealing to me. I am also a people person, and I am so glad I get to foster the doctor-client relationship and make sure that animals get the care they need. I think it is important to advocate for our furry friends who cannot speak for themselves. I don't have any pets of my own yet, but I know I can't work here for much longer without giving into the temptation!"
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Why Luisa chose the veterinary industry: "I am currently a senior at Texas State University, working towards a major in Animal Science and minor in Chemistry. Similar to everyone else, I have always had an interest in animals and decided to move forward with this interest by getting a job at a dog boarding facility. Moving forward, I got an internship at a veterinary practice and was confident that I wanted to pursue the field. So, I decided to change my major to a pre-veterinary concentration and have continued to work at veterinary practices ever since."
About Luisa's pets: Luisa has two dogs, Frida Bean and Diablo Rivera. Frida is a 3-year-old Olde English Bulldog, and Diablo is a 2-year French bulldog. Their names are supposed to be after Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, and also a homage to Luisa's favorite foods, beans, and the diablo sauce from Torchy's Tacos! Luisa will be the first to admit that they run the house, but she loves them to death. She even has both of their portraits tattooed on her!
Why Madison chose the veterinary industry: "Ever since I was a little girl, I was surrounded by animals and was lucky enough to grow up in a home with lots of different kinds of pets. I knew from a very young age I had a passion for animal welfare and wanted to be an advocate for them. After getting my bachelor's degree in Biology, with a concentration in Ecology, Evolution and Organisms, I was determined to help animals in need. I started my career working in wildlife rehab, working with a wide range of local Texan wildlife. Once I started getting trained on intake procedures for patients at the rehab, I developed a strong interest in the medical side of animal care and decided to pursue that field more specifically."
About Madison and her pets: Madison always had family pets in the home when she was growing up, but the first pet she got by herself was her dog, Bonnie. Bonnie is a Siberian Husky with a fiery personality and a sassy mouth. She is one of the sweetest dogs Madison has ever met, a friend to all dogs and people she meets. Madison got her as an 8-week-old puppy while she was living in California for school, but she joined Madison on her move to Texas 2 years ago. Bonnie's been her right-hand lady on countless road trips, camping excursions, and she loves getting out into the world to explore new places with Madison.
Why Hannah chose the veterinary industry: "I am a recent graduate of Texas A&M University (whoop!) and have had a long-time interest in biology and physiology. I grew up on a large sheep ranch in Priddy, Texas, and have made it my career to involve myself in animal science from a young age. This included placing a variety of specimens (mostly bugs) under my $40 children’s microscope and hunting for fossils on the property. In addition to my interest in veterinary medicine, I also love to do landscape and portrait photography, hike, fish and immerse myself in the outdoors. A lot of my favorite aspects of veterinary medicine stem from building relationships with both my patients and my clients. I hope to continue forming these valuable connections someday as a Small Animal Veterinarian."
About Hannah's pets: Hannah has a cat named Odo. Odo was found by her partner underneath his truck at work during their senior year of college. He has now grown up into a rambunctious feline who loves to eat any, and all plants, treats, and papers.
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