Our Team

Dr. David Cardwell : Veterinarian

Dr. David Cardwell


Dr. David Loy Cardwell grew up in Texas in the small town of Pleasanton where his Dad had a veterinary practice.  Helping his dad in the 1960-70s instilled a love for the practice of veterinary medicine and he decided to follow in his dad’s footsteps.  He attended TexasA&MUniversity and graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1981.  After practicing for 9 years in Corpus Christi, he moved to Kerrville and bought Kerrville Veterinary Clinic.  Even after 30 years, he still finds something new and rewarding each day in the practice/art of vet medicine. Since graduating, he has always worked in a mixed practice where “All creatures great and small” are welcome.  In his time off, he is usually checking on cows and other creatures at his family ranch near Junction which has been in his family for more than 100 years.  His dad grew up there and Dr. Cardwell has deep roots there as well.  He also loves visiting the wild country in the mountains of Colorado.  He is married to Sheryl Cardwell and has a daughter, two sons, and two grandkids!.

Dr. Melanie Vanicek : Veterinarian

Dr. Melanie Vanicek


Dr. Vanicek is a 1997 graduate of Texas A&M and 1989 graduate of University of Texas. She has been here at Kerrville Veterinary Clinic since 2007. She has also been practicing at the Emergency Animal Hospital of NW Austin for the past 12 years. Her passions include small animal internal medicine and behavioral issues. She lives with her husband, 5 dogs, and 3 cats. She enjoys going for walks, gardening, reading, and spending time with her animals.

Dr. Ashley Stricklin : Veterinarian

Dr. Ashley Stricklin


Dr. Ashley Stricklin is a 2012 graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. She grew up in San Antonio where, in 2004, she graduated from O’Connor High School. She then attended Tarleton State University where she received a B.S. in Animal Science in 2008 while working on a show pig farm. She also received a scholarship to be a veterinary intern during the 2012 San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo where she was able to work primarily with show animals. Dr. Stricklin was also the show veterinarian for the Bexar County and Walter Gerlach Junior Livestock Shows in 2014. She is very excited to become a part of the Kerrville community and looks forward to meeting all the clients and patients at Kerrville Veterinary Clinic. Her personal interests include reading, hunting, flyball, and spending time with family and friends, which of course, includes her horse, 3 dogs, and 2 cats. She enjoys working with all types of animals, but her passion lies in the show animal industry.

Dr. Richard Grafe : Veterinarian

Dr. Richard Grafe


Dr. Grafe received his bachelor science degree in Animal Science in 2009 from Texas A&M University and received his doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2014 from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Grafe is a Hill Country native who grew up on his family ranch in Boerne. He raised both Angora and Boer goats and showed goats as well as pigs, steers and horses through FFA and 4-H. He is no stranger to Kerrville as he often participated in the Kerrville Livestock show. He takes pride in working with both large and small animals and strives to bring the best care possible to his patients and getting to know owners that make up this great community. He enjoys being outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with his wife Christina and family.

Dr. Kimberly Carter : Veterinarian

Dr. Kimberly Carter


Dr. Carter grew up in San Antonio and went to high school in Helotes where she was very active in the FFA program. In 2009 she received Bachelor of Science degrees in Animal Science and Wildlife Management from Tarleton State University. In 2013 Dr. Carter received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University. Since then, she has been in busy practices in Belton and Meridian, Texas. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary practice including small and large animal medicine and surgery, and also cervid medicine. She is a member of several professional organizations including the American Veterinary Medical Association, Texas Veterinary Medical Association, Wildlife Disease Association, and American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners. She loves spending time with her family, her 2 dogs and hunting with her husband Dave.

Beverlee : Surgery Tech


Surgery Tech

Beverlee has been with Kerrville Veterinary Clinic since 1984. She preps pets for surgery and assists the doctor during surgeries. In her spare time, Beverlee enjoys spending time with her two grandchildren and three dogs. She is also an exercise fanatic and has recently started running marathons.

Lauren : Vet Tech


Vet Tech

Lauren moved to Kerrville from Fort Collins, Colorado after College.  She has a bachelors of science in equine science for Colorado State University. She also has an associate of science in equine science from Clarendon College. She enjoys riding and showing her horses at AQHA and open shows. She has a Border Collie named Ranger and 3 quarter horses Lori, DJ, and Clyde.

Julia : Vet Tech


Vet Tech

Julia is originally from San Diego, California. She moved to Arizona where she worked for the Pima County Animal Shelter for 3 years. She played hockey for 12 years and still enjoys watching games.  Julia also enjoys listening to music.

Anastacia : Veterinary Assistant


Veterinary Assistant

Anastacia was born and raised in the Texas Hill Country. After high school she moved to Arizona where her husband was stationed. This is where she received her certification as a veterinary assistant. She enjoys being back in Kerrville near family and friends. Anastacia enjoys spending her free time with her husband, daughter, and her pets.

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