Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Kerrville Veterinary Clinic PLLC in Kerrville! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 830-895-5533 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

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, his daughter Gracie and family.

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 Texas A&M University 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 three grandkids!

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 past experience of working in emergency hospitals for 12 years. Her passions include small animal internal medicine and general care. She lives with her husband, 5 dogs, and 3 cats. She enjoys going for walks, gardening, reading, and spending time with her animals.

Dr. Kendra Wade

Dr. Kendra Wade was born and raised in the small west Texas town of Water Valley (near San Angelo). She grew up on a farm/ranch and knew from a young age that she wanted to be a veterinarian. She completed her undergraduate degree in Animal Science at Angelo State University in San Angelo, TX, and her veterinary degree at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. She loves working with animals both large and small, and especially enjoys meeting and helping the people that come with those animals. Dr. Wade and her husband, Taylor currently have two cats, Lia and Snoop. In her spare time, she likes spending time with her husband, visiting family, camping, crafts, and various other activities. She is excited to meet everyone and looks forward to becoming a part of the Kerrville, TX community.

Dr. Katlyn Rosenbaum

Dr. Rosenbaum grew up in Clear Lake City, Tx before heading to Aggieland, where she spent 10 years working and going to school. She graduated in 2013, 2015, and finally 2019 with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. She loves the excitement and variety that comes with mixed animal practice and has particular interests in equine, ruminant, and exotic hoofstock medicine. Emergency response is a great passion of Dr. Rosenbaum’s and a way she hopes to give back to the community. She has also begun her certification in acupuncture, which should be complete in the next couple years. Her hobbies and interests include traveling, obstacle course racing, music, eating, crafting, and playing with her handsome black lab, Bo.

Dr. Kelcie Fredrickson

Dr. Kelcie Fredrickson is originally from Central Illinois where she grew up on a small cattle farm.  She attended Augustana College and received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology.  She then attended the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in May of 2023.  When she is not in the clinic, Dr. Fredrickson can be found spending time with her friends, taking her dog on walks, reading, and enjoying the Texas heat poolside.


Lara is a native Texan and loves calling the Hill Country home. In her free time she loves hiking, camping, cooking and running with her dog Roscoe.

Lead Technician/Staff Manager

Wendy has been working in veterinary medicine since 2008 and has worked in clinics in east and north Texas.  She now happily calls the hill country and KVC home.  In her down time she enjoys hiking and spending time with her husband of 33 years and their two dogs, Mauser and Dasy.

Surgery Tech

Nick’s been living and working in the Hill Country for 5-6 years. Other than his job, Nick loves hiking, fitness, and hanging out with his cats: Pabu and Link.

Surgery Tech

Born and raised in Minnesota. Graduated from Argosy University, Minnesota in 2004 with an Associate Degree in Animal Science. Then attained Minnesota Certification as a Veterinary Technician. Experience with: Small practice- dogs, cats, pocket-pets, birds, livestock, exotics. Traveled from Chilly Minnesota to “Komfey” Kerrville, TX and plans to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician in Texas.

Vet Tech

Mel was born and raised in the Texas Hill Country and lives in Kerrville with her husband, two boys and her dog.  Mel recently joined KVC and has enjoyed learning how to  keep your pets safe and healthy.  Mel loves her little Dachshund Baxter. He’s always the first to greet her when she gets home from the clinic. In her spare time Mel loves going to the lake, camping, kayaking and all things outdoors with her family


I was born in Chicago, Illinois, and grew up in El Paso, Texas. I’m married and have a daughter and I’m now a grandma! I’ve always had a special love for animals. My first job experience with animals was as a volunteer docent at the El Paso Zoo. This experience opened doors for me and I went to work for a pet store and eventually my first job at a veterinary clinic. I loved working with animals in a medical environment and I’ve been working in the veterinary field for over twenty years now. When I’m not at the clinic or home spending time with my own furry friends, I also do pet sitting. My life would not be complete without animals to love and take care of. I am blessed to work at such a wonderful place with people who share my special love for animals.