Meet Our Team

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of San Marcos Veterinary Clinic in San Marcos! We’re all animal lovers here and understand how important your furry friend is to you!

Julie G. House


Dr. Julie graduated from Texas A&M Veterinary School. She moved to San Marcos in 1990 and has owned San Marcos Vet Clinic since then. She has three daughters she was able to raise in the clinic. Many of our long-time clients will remember watching them grow up.
When not at the clinic, Dr. Julie enjoys Aggie Football, reading, and painting. She has one dog: Alex and five cats: Klinger, B.J., Pierce, Ferrari, and Shea. (Yes, some are named after MASH characters.)

Laura House


Dr. Laura has been with us while not in school since 2007. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Away from the hospital, Dr. Laura is an avid fan of Aggie Athletics, especially Aggie football or baseball. She has two polydactyl cats, Olsen and Bluebell, that she enjoys dressing up in cute clothing; as well as a tuxedo cat Pistachio, who does not enjoy dressing up as much.


Practice Manager

Pam is a graduate of Texas A&M with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Marketing. She tried to avoid the clinic growing up, however, she couldn’t resist it calling her home and she officially joined in 2015.
When not at the clinic, you can find her curled up with a book and a cat. She has five cats:
Sherman, Trapper John, Sidney, Winnie, and Maggie. (Yes, they are all named after MASH characters.)



Amy has been with San Marcos Vet Clinic since 2002. She grew up on a horse farm and always knew that helping animals was her calling. In her spare time, she enjoys bowling, piano, and helping out at her church. She and her husband have two daughters and a house full of pets- two dogs, Stitch and Ashes, and three cats, Armani, Angel, and Penny.



Jewel joined our team in 2021. Passionate about advocating for the health and welfare of animals, Jewel is studying Animal Science at Texas State with the goal of attending vet school once she graduates.
While not at the clinic you can find Jewel reading or watching movies with her judgmental husky Kovacs.



Jessica has been with us since 2016. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys baking delicious
treats for the clinic, reading, video games, and hiking in the mountains. She and her husband have two cats, Midna, and Starscream, and a dog, Corbin.



Yolanda first joined our team as a high school intern in 2020 and joined the clinic full-time after graduation. She is known around the clinic for keeping everybody laughing. While not at the clinic, you can find Yolanda at the gym or dancing. She has more cats than she can count, but her favorite cat is her solid white cat Princess Aurora.



Daniella got her start with SMVC as a high school intern in 2021 and remained a member of our team after graduation while attending Texas State and studying animal science. Daniella enjoys singing and can be found serenading everybody in the clinic. She has two cats, Opal and Oreo.



George joined SMVC as a high school intern in 2021 and then stayed on with us while studying Animal Science at Texas State. While not in the clinic, you can find him playing video games or watching Marvel movies with his two cats Cosmo and Pete.



Alicia has been with SMVC since 2023 but has been in the veterinary field since 2011. A San Marcos native, her passion for animals began as a child watching her mom rehabilitate birds. When not in the clinic you can find her outdoors- hiking, camping, swimming, etc. Alicia has a cat named Lulu and a snake named Boris.



Lori first joined SMVC as a high school intern in 2022 and joined full-time after she graduated. Growing up with pets of her own with health conditions, she knew from a young age that she wanted to help animals and their families. Lori is an avid fan of music, with her favorite being K-Pop. Lori loves both cats and dogs and has a full house of both.



Dylan joined SMVC as a high school intern in 2022 and continued on with us. While not in the clinic, you can find Dylan on the baseball field or hanging out with his dog.


Chief Feline Officer

Cocoa, also known as Cocoa Bean or just Bean, has been the official clinic cat since 2022. Known for her grumpy expressions, she keeps a close watch over all the team members of SMVC. You can sometimes find her sunbathing in her hammock (her baked bean time) when she isn’t busy supervising (or napping) in the back. Cocoa is very compassionate with our feline patients and always makes sure that they are receiving the best care, however, her compassion for our patients does not extend to dogs. Her passion is food, and does not appreciate the strict diet that has been forced upon her. If anybody opens the fridge, you can expect to see her right there, expecting food to be shared with her.


Client Liaison

Maggie, full name Lt. Maggie Dish, is Pistachio’s litter mate and a part-time clinic
cat since 2022, commuting to the clinic only on days when she feels like it. Maggie
can be very shy at times, however, she has been known to try and make friends with clients as they check-in for their appointments. Maggie loves dogs and is disappointed that Pam has not gotten her one of her own (especially a golden retriever), but Maggie makes up for it by befriending dog patients that come in.


Food Quality Assurance Officer

Pistachio, nicknamed Loaf, is Maggie’s litter mate and has been a part-time clinic cat since 2022. He got very sick as a kitten but Dr. Laura was able to nurse him back to health. He can be very mischievous, which means he isn’t allowed around the clinic unsupervised, but he is very happy to provide companionship to all team members. He is an avid fan of food,
and the joke is he is part raccoon- because if there is food, he will find it. His favorite foods are breakfast tacos and donut holes; however, he has been known to bite through an aluminum soda can.