David Behrends, DVM
Dr. Behrends received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M in 1979. He was an associate veterinarian in Angleton, TX before returning to the hill country, where he was born and raised (Stonewall & Fredericksburg). The practice was established in 1981, and he has been an active practitioner in mixed animal medicine in Blanco since. Along with being a father of two, Dr. Behrends is an active member of First Baptist Church and a board member of the Blanco County Appraisal District.
Christina Behrends, DVM
Dr. Behrends received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M in May of 2014. Following graduation, she worked as an associate veterinarian at Bastrop Veterinary Hospital where she developed her skills as a mixed animal practitioner. As a practitioner, Dr. Behrends enjoys food animal medicine & small animal surgery/preventative medicine. Christina grew up in Blanco, TX where she was able to enjoy all the great activities the hill country has to offer. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, kayaking, traveling, and photography.
Hannah Richard, DVM
Dr. Richard was born and raised in a small town in southwest Louisiana. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from McNeese State University. Dr. Richard attended veterinary school at St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine in Grenada, West Indies and completed her clinical year at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine.
After graduation in 2016, Dr. Richard returned to her hometown to practice at an established equine hospital where she also saw small animal patients. Her professional interests include preventative care, integrative medicine and geriatrics.
Dr. Richard has three dogs, Charlie (9 year old yellow Labrador), Brownie (adopted from the island of Grenada) and Girl (4 year old Border Collie mix). In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her dogs, yoga and supporting the performing arts.
Caitlyn Cairns, DVM
Please welcome Dr. Cairns when you come see us! Dr. Cairns is a 2021 graduate of Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine. She enjoys traveling and hiking with her husband and spending time with her four dogs: Addie, Clark, Louie, and Stella.
Stephanie Fortune, CVT
Stephanie started her employment at Blanco Veterinary Clinic in March 1999. She graduated in May 2009 from Cedar Valley College with an Associate Degree in Applied Science of Veterinary Technology. She is familiar with all areas of the practice, but she spends the majority of her time working with the veterinarians in clinical medicine. In her spare time Stephanie enjoys spending time with her ‘critters’, hunting, cat fishing with her husband John, and enjoying their son, Chase.
April joined our team Spring 2019. She jumped in and seems like she’s been here for years. She loves all your babies and goes to great length to ensure your pet is comfortable.
Vickie started her employment at the Blanco Veterinary Clinic in February 2006. She is trained as a licensed vocational nurse, but she enjoys the veterinary field, therefore she helps out here at the clinic as a receptionist. She will greet you with a kind smile as you come into our office. In her spare time Vickie enjoys the company of her two dogs and two cats.
Elisabeth joined our team in July 2020 and came to us all the way from Norway! She enjoys the Texas Hill Country and got here as soon as she could! Elisabeth happily answers the phone and is anxious to to see who comes into the door.
Alex was with us a few years ago, left, then came back again! You will most definitely recognize her with her big heart and even bigger smile welcoming our patients.
After taking a 9 year break, Missy is back! With her upbeat energy, she assists with the doctors and answers phones when needed. In her spare time, she is with her family and off taking gorgeous photographs across the county.
After moving from Arizona to be closer to family, Madisyn joined our team and has quickly stepped in being a great asset to our team. She prides herself on taking great care of each and every pet that walks in.
Monday has been a technician her whole adult life. Coming to our small town from Katy, Texas has been the change she has dreamed of and loves our furry pets that come through our front door!
Cheyenne grew up in our town and knows many of the people that walk in our door – getting to see their pets is an added bonus!
Levi has been going to Texas A&M to get ready for Veterinary school. When he is on school breaks, he is helping us and learning as much as possible around the clinic.
Shirley has been with the staff since November 2011. She has been a great asset taking wonderful care of all the boarding animals staying in our kennels. In her spare time, she tends to her stress release: her plethora of house plants and trees at her home, as well as her own assortment of pets.
Clara is our ‘behind the scenes woman’, she is our bookkeeper and will not hesitate to answer the phone lines when they are going full throttle. In her spare time, she enjoys going to garage sales and spending time with her family.