Doctors
Dr. Norsworthy

Dr. Norsworthy

Dr. Gary D. Norsworthy earned his DVM degree in 1972 from Texas A&M University and has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 40 years. Dr. Norsworthy began writing professionally in 1975 and has published over 50 articles in various veterinary journals. He is an accomplished lecturer for veterinary associations. He has spoken over 400 times from Alaska and Canada to Brazil to Australia.

Dr. Norsworthy is the editor and major author of six feline textbooks that are used by students and veterinary practitioners around the world. They have been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Italian, and Korean. He is the medical editor for Cat Fancy Magazine.

Because of his contributions to veterinary medicine Dr. Norsworthy was chosen as the 1992 Companion Animal Practitioner of the Year by the Texas Veterinary Medical Association and 1997 Outstanding Alumnus of the College of Veterinary Medicine of Texas A&M University. He received the 1998 Clinical Consultation and Referral Award from the Texas Academy of Veterinary Practice and the 1998 Diplomate Achievement Award from the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP). Most recently, he was selected 2009 Practitioner of the Year in the Medical Specialists Category by the Texas VMA. He is a Charter Diplomate of the Feline Practice Category of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.

Dr. Norsworthy and his wife Linda have two children and four grandchildren. He also has an affinity for black cats of which he owns two, Noche and Preto.


Dr. Restine

Dr. Lisa Restine received her DVM degree from Western University of Health Sciences in Southern California. At twelve years old, her family cat, Rowdy, became ill with hepatic lipidosis (fatty liver disease). Watching the veterinarian treat her cat and bring her back to health ignited a passion in Dr. Restine for feline medicine.


Dr. Restine followed this passion into her professional life, working for over six years as a veterinary technician for two clinics in her home state of New Jersey (born and raised!). Simultaneously, she earned her undergraduate degree in Animal Science from Rutgers University where she also participated in the equestrian team, worked with the Seeing Eye Puppy Raising Club, and did research with Standardbred mares. She continued to work as a veterinary technician while studying at Western University, spending her free summers engaged in activities such as studying nesting habits and survival rates of terrapin turtles in the wild.


In her spare time, Dr. Restine enjoys dance-both ballet and ballroom, cross stitching, maintaining a healthy knowledge of Disney trivia, and remaining active, especially at the beach. She lives in a full house with her three domestic long hair cats, Ruby, Albus, Roxie, and Burt Tyrannosaurus Macklin, FBI; her two chinchillas, Marshall and Lily; and her husband's snake, Salazar. She spoils them all.


Dr. Restine is ecstatic to be joining the wonderful staff at the Alamo Feline Health Center and to join them in giving your cats the best medicine possible!



Dr. Romeo

Dr. Anne Romeo, a native San Antonian and graduate of MacArthur High School, graduated from Texas A&M University with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2015. Her career in veterinary medicine started in high school when she was a technician at Alamo Feline Health Center.

Dr. Romeo worked at Alamo Feline for eight years and decided to pursue her love of learning and helping animals. While continuing to work part-time, she graduated from Texas State University with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Animal Science. Her love for science and research led her to attend the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio where she researched the role of stem cells in pediatric cancer. Initially planning to continue in science and get her PhD, Dr. Romeo realized how much she missed veterinary medicine and applied to veterinary college. She graduated from the University of Texas with a Master's degree in Cell and Structural Biology and subsequently enrolled in the DVM program at Texas A&M University.

During her time at A&M, Dr. Romeo was an active member in the Student Chapter of the American Association of Feline Practitioners and studiously learned all she could about every facet of feline medicine. Furthering her interest in feline medicine, she was on a One Health interdisciplinary research committee, investigating the overarching health effects of feline welfare and how to increase societal regard for feline ownership.

Dr. Romeo enjoys an active lifestyle by participating in spinning classes and CrossFit. When not at the gym, she can be found at home spending time with her husband, Blair, and their small menagerie of pets.

After reaching her childhood goal of becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Romeo is delighted to be joining the Alamo Feline Health Center team once again, and she looks forward to providing the best care to your furry feline friends.

 

Administration
Amanda

Amanda

Amanda Rodriguez is the Practice Manager and a wonderful asset to Alamo Feline Health Center. She keeps us motivated and organized; we would be lost without her! She is always coming up with new and better ways to serve our clients, and is always happy to answer any questions you may have. She especially enjoys giving the kitten patients special attention. You may see her around the clinic with one keeping it entertained. She and her husband have three cats, Dootsie, Rootsie and Petunia, a German Shorthaired Pointer named Witten,a Jack Russell-hound mix named Ladd, and a miniature Schnauzer nammed Ellie.

Technicians
Linda

Linda

Linda Schmeltzer is our head technician. In addition to her regular technician duties, she is responsible for training our technical staff, inventory control, and generally quarterbacks our technician team. She is a 1999 graduate of The Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology. After passing her national and state board exams she earned the title of Licensed Veterinary Technician and keeps her education current by attending seminars. She has worked with Dr. Norsworthy for many years and knows how to keep us running smooth! In 2012, Linda and Dr. Norsworthy edited and authored a textbook about feline medicine for Veterinary Technicians. Linda lives on a ranch in the Texas Hill Country with her husband and daughter. They have three cats, Chisai, Queso, and Frijole, a black lab and a small herd of cows.


Aimee

Aimee

Aimee Duffy has been working with animals in the veterinary field for over 13 years and decided join Alamo Feline Health Center. Since joining the staff she has discovered the vast amount of feline care that is available. Working as Dr. Norsworthy's assistant has been both educational and entertaining. While busy at work Aimee still finds time to visit her feline boyfriend Buster who lives upstairs. She enjoys catering to Buster's every need.


Stacie

Stacie

Stacie Hopkins has been at Alamo Feline Health Center since the summer of 2012. Working as Dr. Gassler's assistant Stacie has expanded her knowledge of feline care in the veterinary field. Although she enjoys grooming, her favorite aspect of the job would have to be radiology. Stacie currently shares her apartment with Jar Jar Binks, her medium haired black and white tabby.


 

 


 

 

Receptionists

Melody

Melody

Melody Black is a wonderful asset to our front desk team. Her upbeat, helpful personality makes her a pleasure to be around. She is always helpful and very good at making a sometimes stressful trip to the veterinarian an easy one. She loves spoiling all the kitties that come in, and loves cuddling with her two cats Idgy and Loki. In her spare time you'll find Melody enjoying quality time with her husband and 1 year old son.


Diana

Diana

Diana McBrydeis excited to join the team at Alamo Feline Health Center as a recepionist. She loves meeting and greeting all the kitties coming through the door. She enjoys helping all cat lovers, and making their trip to the vets office a pleasant one. Diana has two wonderful cats of her own, Prince Winston a fluffy seal point Siamese, and Princess Ollie a blonde tabby.


Sarah

Sarah Stevenson started at Alamo Feline Health Center in the spring of 2013. She always has a friendly and cheerful attitude. When Sarah's not at home cuddling with her handsome and shaggy dog, Chance, she is here loving on the kitties and putting a smile on our faces.

Clinical Cats

Ebano

Ebano

Hi, my name is Ebano. I was welcomed very readily into the Alamo family because I am all black!! They tend to like my kind around here, which is great because unfortunately my coat color gives me a bad rep. I feel like I can definitely be considered the most active cat at the clinic. I love exploring and playing around the clinic, no matter how high I have to go. When I am not playing, you can usually find me napping on top of the kennels. It makes me feel like I am king of the world!


Marfil

Marfil

Hi, I'm Marfil. As you can see, I am a pretty interesting looking cat. I have two different colored eyes! You also may be interested to know that I am deaf. So, if I don't come to you when I am called please don't get offended, I love all the attention I can get. I am more the "love bug" of the group. Even though I also enjoy playing, a good tummy rub can always be placed on the agenda.


Hongo

Hello there, my name is Hongo. I am the fluffier of the black cats at Alamo Feline Health Center. I am fairly shy compared to the rest of the bunch, but after seeing you a couple of times I will be begging for tummy rubs and head scratches. If you pet me long enough you may even hear my unique purr! I like to chirp and purr at the same time! Even I know it's adorable! You can typically find me resting in Dr. Norsworthy's office chair or chasing my toys down the hall. Hope to see you soon!

Contact Info

Address

16201 San Pedro Ave
San Antonio, Texas 78232

Phone

(210) 404-CATS (2287)

Hours

Mon-Thur
7:00 am - 6:30 pm

Friday
7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Saturday
8:00 am - 11:30 am


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