Leanne Parker, Owner & DVM
Dr. Leanne Parker is the owner, president, and head veterinarian of AM/PM Animal Hospital. In 1994, Dr. Parker graduated from Texas A&M University School of Veterinary Medicine with the honor of magna cum laude. Her years of experience in combination with her compassionate nature and leadership qualities guide our hospital team in offering outstanding care to clients and their pets.
Her career in veterinary medicine began on the Texas Gulf Coast in 1994. After moving to Austin in 1996, Dr. Parker soon became the lead associate veterinarian at AM/PM Animal Hospital. Several years later, in 2002, she purchased the practice and has been dedicated to its growth and success ever since.
Dr. Parker realized she wanted to work with animals at a young age. She recalls, “My family’s dachshund had several serious illnesses when I was a child. I remember feeling so powerless and wanting to be able to help him. When he would come home from the vet, he was like new again and I thought, ‘what a great profession!’ What could be better than caring for pets all day and helping them get healthy? It seemed like an amazing job to me and it is.”
Before attending veterinary school, in 1990, Dr. Parker earned her bachelor’s degree in biomedical science with the honor of summa cum laude from Texas A&M University. While working towards her degree, she proudly received the Gathright Award for two consecutive years for earning the highest grade point average in her major.
With the dream of becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Parker started working with the kennel staff at a local veterinary hospital for her first job. One of the technicians sensed her enthusiasm and quickly took her under her wing. Dr. Parker explains, “She helped me learn how to run tests, prepare for surgery, and so much else. It was so interesting and she made everything fun to learn.”
An avid volunteer, Dr. Parker volunteers her time with PALS (Pets Assisting the Lives of Seniors) and she also supplies donations to support Austin Pets Alive. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and Texas Veterinary Medical Association, and has professional interests in internal medicine and dermatology.
At home, Dr. Parker and her husband, Owen, share a home with their sweet canine companion, Darby. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and traveling.
Jennifer Renner, DVM
Dr. Jennifer Renner earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004, and joined the medical team at AM/PM Animal Hospital in July of 2006. Highly experienced with a wide-range of animals, Dr. Renner contributes great skill and knowledge to our medical team.
While in veterinary school, Dr. Renner participated in the Veterinary Medical Scientist Research Training Program in 2003 and earned the Kaytee Avian and Special Species Excellence Award in 2004. Dr. Renner has professional interests in internal medicine and dentistry.
Before earning her degree in veterinary medicine, Dr. Renner worked at a veterinary facility in Fort Worth, and later at the BioAquatics Facility at Texas A&M where she cared for fish, sea turtles, and invertebrates. She was also a laboratory animal technician, which provided the opportunity for her to learn proper procedures for working with environmental biohazards.
Dr. Renner was interested in working with animals since a young age. “My high school biology teacher, Mrs. Saddler, enrolled me in the Boy Scouts’ Co-Ed Veterinary Explorer program when I was 15. Later, I worked with exotics and learned the hard way that iguanas are not as sedate as people think they are,” she recalls. “I once also had a squirrel use me as a tree.” Fun fact: Dr. Renner used to breed hamsters for sale at pet stores as a hobby!
Prior to veterinary school, Dr. Renner obtained her bachelor’s degree in biomedical science from Texas A&M University. During her studies, she achieved the Dean’s list and was the recipient of the four year Ella McFadden Charitable Trust Scholarship. In addition, she was an active member in the Zoological Society, the Aggie Speleological Society and the Fightin’ Aggie Texas Band.
When Dr. Renner is not caring for pets at AM/PM Animal Hospital, she enjoys hiking, gardening, reading, playing the French horn, writing letters, or taking her dogs swimming. She also likes to spend time with her husband, Dennis, and their dogs Cooper, Loretta, and Dellmar.
Kelcie Theis, DVM
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Bri Mundahl, DVM
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Danielle Chapman, DVM
Dr. Danielle Chapman was born and raised in London, England before moving to California as a teenager.
She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan, and went on to earn her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Michigan State University. In the process, she fulfilled her childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian.