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 four 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!



Amanda Rodriguez is the Practice Manager and a wonderful asset to Alamo Feline Health Center. She started here as a receptionist in January 2006 and has been the practice manager since December 2009. 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 a cat, Petunia, a German Shorthaired Pointer named Witten, a Jack Russell-hound mix named Ladd, and a miniature Schnauzer nammed Ellie.



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 two cats, Queso, and Frijole, a black lab, a small herd of cows and eclectic flock of chickens.



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 Hopkins has been at Alamo Feline Health Center since the summer of 2012. Working as Dr. Norsworthy'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.


Patricia Ramirez, Patsy to her coworkers, has been a veterinary assistant at Alamo Feline Health Center since May 2015, after moving to San Antonio. She likes short walks to the fridge and having one sided conversations with the clinic cats (they don't talk much). Her favorite part of the job is interacting with all the clients and their cats, especially the tiny kittens. Patsy has a Chihuahua named Spongebob. They have been together since 2003 and they love tacos!


Maegan Bringhurst has three cats and two dogs. She acquired a B.A. in English Literature while living in Savannah, Georgia. She loves to read, write, sing, and act in her free time. She lived in Texas since 2015 and has worked in veterinary medicine since 2007.


Michelle Ramirez's love for animals brought her to Alamo Feline Health Center. She has an outgoing personality and odd sense of humor (dad jokes are her favorite). She takes it one day at a time saving the kitties of the world! She currently has a dog named Megatron, a cat named Blix, and a snake named Camouflage, Camo for short.


Kelsey LaField was born and raised in the great state of Texas. Working with animals has been a dream for her and she loves what she does! Wanting to know more about feline medicine is what drove her to Alamo Feline Health Center. Her upbeat personality and sense of humor keeps the clinic entertained. She has two cats, Penny and Saint Cloud, as well as a chubby Chihuahua named "Meaty".


Mindy Samad is a recent transplant to San Antonio, after living in Colorado for 40 years. She graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1998. Mindy was a dancer for 23 years, teaching dance throughout Colorado. She has two teenage daughters who are finishing school in Colorado. Mindy, grew up having dogs, cats, horses, fish, and pet rats. She lives with her two dogs, Odin and Luca, and her husband, who is an instructor stationed at Fort Sam Houston.



Diana McBryde is excited to join the team at Alamo Feline Health Center as a receptionist. 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 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 pups, Chance and Oso, she is here loving on the kitties and putting a smile on our faces.


Kirstie Austin joined the team in the fall of 2016. Her bubbly personality ensures that everyone has a great day. In her spare time she enjoys game nights, dancing and traveling. Of course her favorite this is meeting all the new kitties that come to visit.


Brianna Badreau is so excited to join the Alamo Feline Health Center team. Every day she looks forward to coming to work and hanging out with all the feline friends. When she isn't working, she is studying at UTSA or pampering Chloe, her miniature pinscher pup.


Clinical Cats


Social Coordinator
I'm the reason this place is still open. Without me these humans would be lost. I help with public relations, grief counseling, and anger management. I spend my days just getting out there with the people and patients and getting to know everyone, sometimes even if they don't want to meet me. My schedule stays pretty booked up, for some reason they keep booking my appointments under Dr. Norsworhty's name, but don't worry I'll be the one taking care of you. In my free time I like to steal and hide medical equipment and hide in the supply closet to keep the staff on their toes.


Behind the scenes
If you are lucky you may get to see me, sometimes I bestow the privilege of a pet to some people. I am far too beautiful for the common human to touch. The humans that work here are still learning that I am to be pampered with no real acknowledgement as any true cat should. While humans are beneath me, for the most part I love other cats and am an amazing momma cat. I am very progressive in that way. I help out around here and monitor patients for the humans around here. While I may have all the looks I also have the brains, I consult with Dr. Norsworthy about surgical procedures and treatments. In my free time I like to chase toys. My favorite thing is to put my kills in the middle of the floor so the humans here can praise me for the great job I have done, don't get me started on my ability to catch that red light that comes from the magical object.

Philbert aka Phil

Investment adviser, CFO (chief feline officer)
The way the economy is going you can be sure I am saving my cat nip knots for hard times. I have to keep an eye on everyone here to make sure they are being frugal and smart with the food and treats. I make sure to clean every last morsel that these other wasteful cats leave in the bowl. I have been trying to advise Dr. Norsworthy to invest in plenty of cat condo real estate and to be sure to put his money in the cat treat market. So far he hasn't listened and that will be why he will never get to retire. I don't have free time because I spend most of my time on standby in the office in case Dr. Norsworthy needs to discuss business management.


Boarding manager/Therapist
I am not one for the fast paced life like those other guys are. I enjoy being able to talk to all the diverse cats that come through our boarding and get to know their histories and background. A mellow guy like myself enjoys managing the boarding facility and lounge area upstairs. I like to organize the activities itinerary for all the long term boarders, such as bird watching and mouse chasing, got to keep the mind and the body busy to keep healthy. Don't think that I am a guy that is all work and no play. I hang out with all the pretty girls that work here and we gab life drama while we have lunch, they sometimes need someone with four legs to be straight with them.


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San Antonio, Texas 78232


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