Dan Kirby, DVM
Dr. Kirby earned his BS in Bio-Medical Science in 1979 fromTexas A&M University and graduated Cum Laude with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1984.
He has been a practicing veterinarian for 34 years and has been the owner and director of Alamo Heights Pet Clinic for 21 years. He has expanded and remodeled the clinic and has furnished it with the latest in veterinary technology. Dr Kirby’s veterinary interests are surgery, ultrasonography, rehabilitation therapy and a holistic approach to medicine.
Dr. Dan Kirby is married and has 3 children. He hosts a radio show every Sunday morning on KTSA 550AM from 11 a.m. – Noon, www.ktsa.com. Dr. Kirby spends his free time attending his children’s baseball and basketball games, hiking, fishing and playing basketball. The Kirby's have 5 dogs and 2 cats.
Claudia S. Alldredge, DVM
Dr. Alldredge has been an Alamo Heights Pet Clinic associate for the past 20 years, she graduated Cum Laude with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University in 1981 and she worked in a AAHA certified small animal/exotic practice in Fort Worth for 15 years before relocating to the Texas Hill Country in 1996.
Dr. Claudia Alldredge is married to a veterinarian who specializes in large animals and has a mobile service in the Hill Country. Together they have 3 children, her youngest is following in her parent's footsteps and is currently enrolled at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University. She admits to having quite a menagerie of animals; 12 dogs, 7 cats, 1 parrot, 2 miniature donkeys and 3 horses. During her time off from the clinic, Dr. Alldredge can be found in her garden or with her horses.
Brett Fritz, DVM
Dr. Fritz has been with our clinic for the last 4 years. He graduated from Kansas State University with a B.S. in Animal Sciences & Industry in 2009, and earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in 2013. Dr. Fritz is originally from Northwest Iowa and has enjoyed his transition to San Antonio.
Dr. Fritz is also married to a veterinarian. They were married in 2014 and have two dogs, Jackson and Sophie. During his time away from the clinic, Dr Fritz plays golf, reads, watches movies and is an avid sports fan.
Amber Fritz, DVM
Dr. Amber Fritz is our newest doctor to join the clinic. She has been practicing veterinary medicine in west San Antonio since 2013 and is excited to join us at Alamo Heights. Dr. Amber graduated with her B.S. in Biology from Texas Christian University in 2006 and her M.S. in Conservation Genetics in 2009. She completed her veterinary degree at Iowa State University in 2013 where she met her husband, Dr. Brett Fritz. Dr. Amber spent most of her childhood in Bellevue, NE following her dad's retirement from the US Air Force.
Dr. Amber and Dr. Brett Fritz have been married since 2014 and have two fur-babies, Jackson and Sophie. In their free time they enjoy finding and exploring new places in the Hill country, watching movies and sports, and spending time with friends and family.
Rose Wilson – Practice Manager
Rose has been at Alamo Heights Pet Clinic since 2004. She was our Lead Receptionist for many years and recently took over the role of Practice Manager. Rose and her husband Charles have been married since 1984 and have two sons, Kyle who is currently enrolled at Texas Tech University majoring in Petroleum Engineering, and Dusty who graduated from Texas A&M Corpus Christi. She has a Labrador Retriever named Dillon. When she’s not working at Alamo Heights Pet Clinic, she loves spending time at the coast relaxing and participating in fishing tournaments.
Valerie Dominguez – Lead Receptionist
Valerie has recently been promoted to Head of Reception and has been at Alamo Heights Pet Clinic since 2009.She graduated from the University of Texas in San Antonio in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Valerie and her husband Martin have been married 16 years. They have two young children, Alyssa 12 and Branden 9. Valerie and her family have two dogs, a French Bulldog Violet, and a poodle-x, Pepper who they recently adopted. Before joining our team she worked at a military veterinary clinic in Japan while her husband served in the U.S. Air Force. Valerie enjoys cooking, traveling and especially spending time with her family.
Ellen Rodriguez – Lead Veterinary Technican
Ellen has been at Alamo Heights Pet Clinic since 2003. She started as a Kennel Technician and then worked her way to Veterinary Technician and has been one for the last 10 years. She has 4 dogs, Pickle, Praline, Rouge, and Pischouette. Ellen is a big LSU fan and keeps up with college football and baseball games. She also loves to read and spend time with her family, especially her niece & nephew.
Sean LaHue – Lead Kennel
Sean is the Lead Kennel Technician and has been at Alamo Heights Pet Clinic for 10 years. He met his wife Amanda at Alamo Heights Pet Clinic when she was a receptionist and they have been married for 7 years. He has four children, Jackson 1 year old, Ava 6 years old, Gabriella 17, and Michael 14. Sean and his family have 2 cats, a Boston Terrier named Ben and a Havanese named J.J. Sean is adept with handling all kinds of animals, before joining our team he worked at a Wildlife Sanctuary. Sean enjoys spending time with his family and playing baseball.
Roberta Sanchez – Groomer
Roberta has been grooming since 2000 and has been with Alamo Heights Pet Clinic since 2001. She has been married to her husband Carlos for 19 years. Her son Vince graduated from Texas State University in 2012 and is a United States Army Ranger. She has 4 dogs and 6 cats. When she’s not grooming or pet sitting she enjoys belly dancing.