Meet Our Team

Team member Dr. Anna Chan the veterinarian at Abraham Veterinary Clinic

Dr. Anna Y. Chan, DVM

Dr. Anna Y. Chan is the primary veterinarian at Abraham Veterinary Clinic and has been practicing veterinary medicine since 1989. The practice owner since 1997, Dr. Chan has continued to offer and enhance the compassionate case that Dr. Robert Abraham, the founding veterinarian, provided his clients for twenty years.

Dr. Chan focuses on providing primary care to dogs and cats and has developed extensive experience in treating geriatric pets. Dr. Chan also practices traditional Chinese medical techniques such as acupuncture. Dr. Chan emphasizes spending time with clients, talking about the details of their pet’s medical needs and condition.

Before taking over fully for Dr. Abraham, Dr. Chan worked as a relief veterinarian at Abraham Veterinary Clinic as well as other clinics in the Austin area for six years. Prior to her experiences in Austin, Dr, Chan practiced for two years in Las Vegas, NV and provided veterinary care to such notables as Jerry Lewis and David Copperfield. Dr. Chan received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University.

Dr. Chan and her husband Ben stay busy with their two boys, Reece and Jaden. When they have a reprieve from acting as chauffers to kids’ soccer and lacrosse games, you might find them walking their two dogs – a Welsh Pembroke corgi ‘Boomer’ and newly adopted chihuahua mix ‘Agedashi Tofu Mango’ along the trails in the Mueller development.

Dr. Jenneka McCarty, DVM

Dr. McCarty is a recent transplant to Austin, moving from upstate New York in the summer of 2019. After graduating from vet school at the University of Pennsylvania in 2007, she returned to her hometown of Ithaca, NY, where she was in private practice for the last 11 years. Since moving to Austin, she is enjoying getting to know the city with her two daughters, as well as a menagerie of two cats and two dogs.

Team member Jennifer

Jennifer, Management

Jen discovered her love for the veterinary industry through working at Abraham Vet Clinic since January of 2009. She has a degree in Mathematics and Education from Texas A&M and spends most of her free time playing soccer on women’s and co-ed indoor and outdoor leagues. When she is at home, Jen spends time with her two ‘big-boned’ cats, Kali (yes, she’s a Calico) and Rooney.

Team member Drew

Drew, Technician

Drew has been with Abraham Veterinary Clinic since early 2014. He enjoys handling the patients and monitoring anesthesia for surgeries. When he is not at the clinic, he is playing trivia around town or hanging out with his orange cat Baxter.

Shannon Walczak, Technician

Shannon moved to Austin, Texas from Slidell, Louisiana with her fiancé in August of 2017. After working several odd jobs she started at Abraham Vet Clinic in May 2018 and quickly discovered a love for all things pets. Here at Abraham she has a particular interest in surgery prep and meeting all the new clients and patients that walk through the doors. When not at work (which isn’t much), Shannon and her fiancé John enjoy playing video games, watching scary movies and generally relaxing with their cats Milo, Tara and Witch Hazel.

JG Davis, Receptionist

JG recently found her way to Abraham Vet Clinic via Columbia, South Carolina. Her love of animals and thirst for new knowledge brought her into the veterinary community. She recently graduated from high school and is taking some valuable time off for herself to explore and enjoy life in the great city of Austin, Texas. In her spare time she enjoys playing guitar, rock climbing and does dabble in writing and poetry. And we have heard that she has some mad baking skills also which may randomly be on display at our clinic as well.

Alli Hettrich, Veterinary Assistant

Alli basically grew up as an Austinite as she has been here for 17 years. She is currently studying public health at the University of Texas and shares a passion for helping both people and pets. She spent some time volunteering in the Parvo unit ICU which increased her curiosity about the veterinary industry and naturally brought her to Abraham Veterinary Clinic in July of 2019. Alli has a particular interest in pet personalities and quirks and is getting better at “reading” their signals every day. When not at the clinic or school, Alli enjoys spending time with her Mom here in Austin and their chunky pit mix Finn or playing Gaelic football.

Devon Forsyth, Veterinary Assistant

Devon is originally from Spring, Texas but is currently on her way to a BSA in Neuroscience at the University of Texas and hoping to attend a Veterinary school after graduation in May 2020. Since starting at Abraham Vet Clinic in June 2019, Devon has been all business and efficiently handles anything thrown her direction. Her instinct for animals started at an early age raising livestock in FFA and she was able to do some vet shadowing in Costa Rica last year. Her family in Spring includes her parents, a younger brother and sister and two mastiff friends. Devon also plays some guitar and is actively involved in her sorority at the University of Texas.