Formerly a vet tech at ATX Animal Clinic, Chris is now our Office Manager. He was born and raised in Germany in the Eifel mountains and spent much of his childhood out in nature. “This is where my love of animals flourished,” says Chris. Chris loves all things nature, and nature seems to love him back! Most animals tend to be at ease with Chris as wild animals would follow and befriend him as a child. “I’ve learned to incorporate that ease and calm into the workplace.”
Chris started his career with animal care in 1998 with the Austin SPCA as a lab tech and rehabilitating abused animals. ATX Animal Clinic will be Chris’s 5th vet clinic that he’s worked at since then. He states that his position at ATX Animal Clinic “allows him to work in all aspects of the veterinary field: including vaccinations, dental and surgical assistance, educating clients, primary care, inventory management, cleaning (lots of cleaning) and assuring that you and your pet have a pleasant and smooth experience.”
At home Chris spends time with his 16-year-old son Jake, 2 dogs, Izzie and Rubi, and his fiancée Felicia. His family enjoys hiking, camping, gardening, beachcombing…pretty much all things outdoors. Chris especially loves fishing and cooking with his son. He looks forward to meeting you and your pets!
We are currently offering two appointment options:
1) CURBSIDE: you may call upon arrival and a tech will meet you at your vehicle to retrieve your pet. The doctor will perform an exam and call you to discuss treatment options. Payment will be taken over the phone and your pet will be returned to you along with any medications, food, etc.
2) IN-CLINIC: you may accompany your pet into the exam room, as before. Please note that you will be asked to wear a mask. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you. We also ask that you try as much as possible to maintain a 6 foot distance from other clients, staff, etc. All employees will be wearing masks and all techs/doctors will be wearing gloves.
If you opt for an in-clinic appointment and the lobby becomes crowded, please let the receptionist know you are present and wait outside or in your vehicle until we can get you safely into an exam room.
We are taking employee temperatures daily and asking employees who feel ill to self-isolate at home and contact their healthcare provider.
In addition to our pre-existing sanitation protocol, we are now sanitizing door knobs, pens, clip boards, etc. between each client.
We are encouraging all clients not scheduled for an appointment with the veterinarian (i.e., tech appointments, picking up meds/food, etc.) to stay in the car and call to pay over the phone. We will send someone out with the meds/food or to bring your pet inside and back out to you.
We are also now offering Saturday hours by appointment.