Dr. Amy Birdwell is a lifelong Texas native. Prior to her career as a veterinarian, she earned a degree in engineering from Rice University and worked as an engineer for Texas Instruments for five years. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas A & M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. After veterinary school she completed an additional internship at VCA Emergency Animal Hospital and Referral Center in San Diego. In 2011, she completed a course in veterinary acupuncture and uses this method to help pets.
Dr. Birdwell has completed her certification in Chinese Herbal Medicine (CVCH), which involves over 150 hours of continuing education, as well as review by a certified veterinarian of three acupuncture and herbal cases. More importantly,this gives her more options to treat patients when Western medicine has reached its limits, especially with chronic conditions or if pets experience side effects from medications. Dr. Amy loves helping dogs and cats with these modalities and their families often refer to their sessions as “spa treatments.”
When she is not working, Dr. Birdwell divides her time chasing her two young children, finding precious free time with her husband or taking care of her furry and scaly friends (four precious cats, a rambunctious dog and four fish). She loves swimming, gardening and reading books.
Reception / Marketing
Genea was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania and moved to Houston at the age of 15 where she began work at her step dad’s veterinary hospital. During her time there, she realized her love for animals and desire to always work with them. She has experience as a kennel tech, vet technician and receptionist. After marrying, she moved to Austin where she began work in animal emergency care. She has gained invaluable experience working at animal emergency clinics for over 7 years. Genea loves all things poodle and currently has a standard poodle named Keeva and a labradoodle named Lucy. In her free time, she loves to travel and is very active at her children’s school where she serves on the PTA board. She loves spending time outdoors with her husband, three girls and of course, her pups. Genea provides both reception and marketing assistance to Dr. Amy.