DR. WILLIAM L. CAMPBELL D.V.M
Dr. Bill Campbell was raised in Austin and graduated summa cum laude from Texas A&M University in 1975. He earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1978 and moved back to Austin in 1980. In 1983, he became an owner/partner at Anderson Mill Animal Clinic. After practicing veterinary medicine at Anderson Mill for 26 years, Dr. Campbell opened Parmer Lane Pet Hospital in 2006, and sold Anderson Mill shortly thereafter. His professional interests include soft tissue surgery, geriatric health care, and avian medicine. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA), the Capital Area Veterinary Medical Association (CAVMA), and the Texas Academy of Veterinary Practice.
Dr. Campbell married his wife Linda while in veterinary school and they have four children and eight grandchildren. When not in the office, Dr. Campbell can usually be found out on Lake Austin, at the gym, or working at home maintaining his National Wildlife Federation Certified Natural Habitat yard. He also enjoys playing handball, reading, traveling to historical sites, birdwatching, genealogy, vexillology, and of course spending time with the kids and grandkids.
**While Dr. Campbell continues to own and manage Parmer Lane Pet Hospital, he is not actively practicing and no longer sees patients. See his note to clients written after his 2015 retirement at the bottom of page.
DR. ANGELA WILSON D.V.M
Dr. Wilson grew up on a farm in southwest Iowa. In 1997, she completed her undergraduate studies in biology at Concordia University in Nebraska. She then attended the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine and earned her DVM, with distinction, in 2001. Dr. Wilson went on to complete an internship focusing on internal medicine and cardiology at the California Animal Hospital in Los Angeles. She moved to Austin in 2002, and has been on staff at Parmer Lane Pet Hospital since 2007. She is a member of CAVMA, TVMA, and the AVMA. Her professional interests include internal medicine and senior pet wellness.
Dr. Wilson is married and has two daughters, Autumn and Camryn. The family also includes a chihuahua mix named Akeela and a cat named Romey. Outside of work, Dr. Wilson dedicates a lot of her time to a nonprofit youth track and field program that she and her husband established in 2013. Her daughters also keep her busy with their various activities. She is living the dream!
DR. JENNY STEIN D.V.M
Dr. Stein grew up in Dallas and attended Texas A&M University. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Science in 1994 and graduated from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine cum laude in 1996. Dr. Stein worked with Dr. Campbell for ten years at his previous hospital and began practicing at Parmer Lane in 2007. Her professional interests include internal medicine, geriatric medicine, and soft tissue surgery. She is a member of AVMA, TVMA, and CAVMA.
Dr. Stein and her husband, Kyle, are kept busy by their four children, Julia, Emma, Ryan and Olivia. The family also includes their dog Pebbles, and three cats, Thunder, Lightning, and Biscuit. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family which usually includes chauffeuring duties as well as watching their numerous activities. She also enjoys exercising, outdoor events, and traveling to see extended family and friends.
DR. JENNY BRYANT D.V.M
Dr. Jenny Bryant was born in New York, but moved to Austin at a young age. She began her career in veterinary medicine in high school working as a kennel assistant for Dr. Campbell at his previous hospital. She attended Texas A&M University and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Science in 2004. She continued her education at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine with honors in 2008. While in veterinary school, she was active in the student chapters of the American Association of Feline Practitioners and the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. Currently, she is a member of AVMA and TVMA. Her professional interests include cardiology, dentistry, internal medicine and soft-tissue surgery.
Outside of her job, Dr. Bryant enjoys spending time with family and friends here in Austin. She also spends a lot of time outside training and participating in endurance events, particularly ultra-trail running, but also road running and cycling. She shares her home with husband Eric and four cats and one dog. Dakota, a Maine Coon mix, Ernie, an orange tabby, and Libby and Petey, both black and whites. The newest addition is Penny, the most lovable golden doodle ever.
DR. MELANIE THEVIS D.V.M.
Dr. Melanie Thevis joined the staff of Parmer Lane in 2015. She grew up in Orange, Texas and attended Texas A&M University, earning a BS degree in Biomedical Science in 2001. She graduated from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004 and has been practicing in central Texas since then. Dr. Thevis enjoys emergency medicine, internal medicine, and surgery. She is a member of the Texas Academy of Veterinary Practice, the Capital Area Veterinary Medical Society, the Texas Veterinary Medical Society, the American Veterinary Medical Society, and the American Animal Hospital Association.
Dr. Thevis is married and has two little boys that keep her busy when not working. The family includes Swimmer, a lab mix, Martin, a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel, and a cat, Rhino. Favorite activities include reading, crossword puzzles, beach and lake activities, and snow skiing.
**A note from Dr. Campbell
To My Clients :
I have been a practicing small animal veterinarian since 1978. The last 9 years have been at Parmer Lane Pet Hospital which I opened in August 2006. They have been wonderful years, but after much thought, I have decided it is time to retire from active practice. I will continue to own and manage Parmer Lane, but I will no longer be seeing patients on a regular basis.
I remember in the 6th grade deciding I would be a veterinarian when I grew up. I started working at a local pet shop here in Austin when I was 14 and worked there every Saturday until I graduated from high school. I then entered the Pre-Vet curriculum at Texas A&M in 1971 and during the summers volunteered or worked at several different veterinary clinics. In 1975, I entered the professional curriculum at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. In those days, it was an accelerated year round program – 21 hours of course work in each of 3 “trimesters” a year. Class time was 8-12, 1-5 Monday through Friday, all year long. Tests were given at 7 AM before classes began so no teaching time was lost. I am still not sure why they were in such a rush to push us through school, but it was quite a ride. After graduation in 1978, I went to work for a small animal practice in Mesquite, Tx until getting the opportunity to move back to my hometown of Austin where I have been practicing since 1980. The long hours spent working in private practice soon made my school years seem easy.
As you can see, I have been engaged full time in veterinary medicine since I entered the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1975. That is 40 years in veterinary medicine. Somewhat single minded I suppose, but looking back, I would not change a thing. I have never encountered another profession that I thought could compare to my job. There were many that you could make more money and certainly some with more time off and shorter work days. But none had the variety and challenges that made every day in practice a new adventure. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to meet people of all kinds, with pets of all kinds, that had problems of all kinds. I consider many of my clients, some who I have know for twenty or thirty years, to be very good friends. Visiting with folks over a cat, dog or bird on the exam table is something I will miss. I hope in a small way I have made the world a better place by caring for pets the best way I know how, regardless of size, from finches to Great Danes.
I have a wonderful staff who will continue to give the same level of care you have come to expect at Parmer Lane. Dr. Stein has worked with me for almost 20 years, Dr. Wilson for 8 years. Dr. Bryant first worked for me as a kennel assistant when she was in high school. Most of you have met one or more of them and I know if you have not, you will find them to be caring, compassionate, and extremely competent. Our newest doctor, Dr. Thevis, began working for us this summer. She has been practicing in central Texas for the past 11 years and we are excited someone of her experience and talents has joined us.
I would be remiss if I did not mention that I could never have accomplished anything without my wife Linda. She raised 4 terrific kids, made my house a place I always wanted to come home to, and somehow found the time to learn the skills needed to be our bookkeeper and an exceptional practice manager. I also must mention Cathleen Reynolds, my technician who has worked with me for 32 years, who helped me open Parmer Lane, and is someone I have always been able to count on in every situation. Part of the reason I can step back from active practice is that they are not. Most of you already know that all of my staff at Parmer Lane are wonderful, caring people and I know I am leaving my clients and patients in good hands. I wish I could personally thank each of you for your confidence in me and your friendship over the past years. Perhaps there will be the opportunity since I will still be actively involved in managing Parmer Lane and there is every reason to think that we may see each other on occasion.