We’re one big family.
Hunter Bowen, DVM
Dr Hunter Bowen is warm, approachable, compassionate, and down to earth. He translates complicated medical issues into everyday language, and he’s happy to email with clients so they can receive quick answers.
Clients appreciate Dr Bowen’s relatability and sense of humor. He works to understand their concerns and practical limitations. Dr Bowen offers clients a treatment plan that best supports the pet; then he works with clients to revise and prioritize so treatment plans fit into clients’ lives and provide the best possible quality of life for the pet.
To stay active in his own veterinary education, Dr Bowen enjoys mentoring vets-in-training. He’s a crusader against heartworms and dental disease. He also represents Central Texas on the Board of Directors of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr Bowen earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Trinity University and his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Texas A&M University. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, often while cooking, hiking, and camping. His pets include a 12-year old Heeler mix named Roy, an 8-year old DSH named Josie, and 2 juvenile primates (Will and Max).
Rebecca Davies, DVM
Dr Rebecca Davies believes communication is key to understanding pets’ lives and providing the best possible preventive care and treatment.
She also knows that when pets and their owners are comfortable, time in the treatment room can be spent learning about the issues affecting pets, assessing lifestyle and behavioral patterns, and finding the best possible treatment plan. So, Dr Davies uses Fear Free techniques, plenty of treats, and positive reinforcement to ensure pets feel at ease during consultations.
Dr Davies is a strong advocate for the fight against dental disease in pets, and she specializes in treating painful and infected teeth. She also takes a strong interest in cytology, the study and treatment of lumps and skin lesions that often make pets uncomfortable and anxious.
Clients describe Dr Davies as approachable, empathetic, and passionate about pet care. She regularly participates in continuing education opportunities and attends local meetings and national conferences that address new developments in veterinary medicine.
Dr Davies attended the University of Texas at Austin where she received her undergraduate degree in Biology. She received her DVM from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008.
In her free time, Dr Davies spends time with her family doing fun activities outdoors and cooking. She has 4 pets of her own: Doc, a 3-year-old Collie/Retriever mix; Miss Piggy, a 2-year-old Bull Terrier; Beaux, a 3-year-old Abyssinian, and Annie Rebel, a 1-year-old Abyssinian.
Sara Moreman, DVM
For Dr Sara Moreman, education is a vital component of veterinary care. She wants clients to understand their pets’ medical conditions — and treatment — so they feel informed and empowered to make choices for their pets.
Dr Moreman understands how stressful veterinary visits can be. When pets come to see her, she offers a soothing, gentle touch to connect and put pets at ease. Even angry Chihuahuas quickly come around to her warm, calming presence!
Dr Moreman treats each pet as if they were her own, tailoring treatment plans to individual situations, and considering all preventive options available. She is particularly interested in dermatology and works with many patients and clients to alleviate Central Texas allergy symptoms.
As part of her veterinary training, Dr Moreman spent time in South Africa treating wildlife. She has also volunteered with World Vets in Nicaragua, spaying and neutering stray populations of dogs and cats and providing medical treatment to local livestock.
Dr Moreman graduated Summa Cum Laude from Texas State University with an Animal Science major and Biochemistry minor in 2015 and graduated Cum Laude from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. She is the proud momma of a middle-aged Belgian Malinois/Plott hound mix named Autumn (who is obviously perfect in every way!). She also loves baseball and live music.
Brianna Armstrong, DVM
Dr Brianna Armstrong believes veterinary visits should be as fun as a play date or walk to the park! However, she understands that vet visits aren’t always that easy and so she uses Fear Free tactics to create a friendly and inviting environment for pets. Dr Armstrong is passionate about facilitating the human-animal bond with client education and prioritizing a positive in-hospital experience for patients and clients.
Dr Armstrong understands the importance of clear communication to ensure her patient’s well-being. She has a special interest in animal behavior and enjoys continuing education to stay current about the newest technology and medical advancements.
Originally from New Orleans, Dr Armstrong got to Texas as quickly as she could and received her undergraduate degree and her veterinary degree from Texas A&M! When not caring for patients, Dr Armstrong spends her time exercising, painting, and enjoying game nights with her husband, Tim. They recently adopted an orange tabby named Xiomara.
Haley brings exceptional leadership skills and attention to detail to her role as hospital manager of Firehouse Round Rock. These strengths were developed during her 11+ years of military experience in the United States Army and during a tour to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Clients love her friendly demeanor and compassion. Her team loves her resiliency and go-get-em attitude.
Haley was raised in Taylors, South Carolina with her grandparents. She attended the University of South Carolina from 2006-2009 to study Pre-Veterinary Medicine before enlisting in the United States Army. In her free time. Haley is an avid gamer and loves anything scary. On the weekends, you will find her at local gaming bars or enjoying brunch in Austin! She currently lives in Austin with her partner, Troy, and 3 dogs (Ganon, Nintendo, and Chewbacca).
Mary was raised in Laredo, Texas where she was fascinated by the animals on her property and loved caring for them.
Those early experiences influenced her decision to become a veterinary technician, which she has been doing since 2002. She has worked at vets to help heal small animals, large animals, and exotics.
In her free time, Mary enjoys exercising and spending time with her family. She has a corgi named Lana and a chihuahua named Peanut who she rescued and brought back to perfect health.
Chantal is a recent undergraduate from Southwestern University, where she studied psychology and animal studies to get an understanding of the behavior in animals. She liked the behavioral studies so much that she joined a research lab where she worked on her 6 publications and went to many conferences concentrating in behavioral neuroscience. After her internship with Dr. Kempf at the Williamson County animal shelter, She came to Firehouse because she wanted to get more experience with working with animals and follow her passions in the veterinary world and education.
Other than being obsessed with the behavioral aspects of the animal world, Chantal likes to be the smile that brightens everyone’s day. She will do anything she can to make you and your pets feel comfortable. In her free time she spends time at her parents’ property with her horses and African grey parrot or walking with her new foster failure Mort.
Mario, a Hutto native, first discovered his love for animals while rescuing strays around his home. After fostering and rehabilitating many pets, Mario found a passion in Veterinary Medicine. His career started at in 2009 and immediately loved working with animals. When Mario isn’t at work bringing a smile to all around him, he enjoys an eclectic range of interests and hobbies. You can find Mario hanging out with his German Shorthair pointer, Wrangler, or tending his enormous vegetable garden and house plant collection. His regular activities also include feeding his hens, crafting jewelry, and stalking Facebook marketplace for the best deals.
Daniel brings his love and admiration for pets to his job every day. His goal is to make sure clients and pets have the best, calmest, and easiest experience you have ever had at a veterinarian’s office. He brings out his humor and humility to provide you and your pet with a smile and a laugh. He also brings his knowledge from working at APA! to the room in hopes that you will walk away informed and completely in the loop on your pet and their health.
Daniel has had a diverse background as an actor, director, producer, talent agent, bonsai master, and restaurant manager. He has lived in New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and now Austin. Austin has brought him and his husband great joy and significant change – three years ago Daniel found he was back to his first love – animals – landing a job working for Austin’s only no-kill shelter Austin Pets Alive!. There he worked extensively in the cat department before transferring to the clinic where he dove deep into helping all the sick shelter animals that came through their doors. After a big move to Round Rock, Daniel found Firehouse Animal Health Center and is very happy and excited to be a part of such a terrific team.
Ariel is a native Austinite and grew up loving all creatures, big and small. After graduating from Round Rock High School, she volunteered and traveled with WOOF (Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms) where she maintained a community permaculture-based farm in North and South Carolina. Ariel’s passion developed in veterinary medicine as an Animal Care Specialist and Adoption Counselor at Texas Humane Heroes.
Outside of Firehouse, she is the proud mama to three rescues: George (Yorkie mix), Bailey (red heeler mix), and Buck (red heeler mix). During her free time, she enjoys time with her family, along with reading and finding thrift store treasures.
Lauren knew from a young age that she wanted to work with animals, and she never changed her mind! Growing up, she was constantly surrounded by all things four-legged and furry. She was involved in 4-H (showing and raising livestock), which gave her the confidence to pursue her dream of working in veterinary medicine.
In her free time, she loves spending quality time with her husband, Travis, and their son, Dominik. Football and barbecue are a family favorite, so every weekend, there’s plenty of good food and a game of catch in the backyard! She also has four furry family members: an Australian Shepherd (Lance), an American Akita (Magnus), a heeler mix (Suki), and a shorthair tabby (Gidget).
When not at Firehouse, you can find him hanging out with his family or playing board games, Kenneth has two pets of his own, Dory ( blue betta fish) and Cookie, a poodle/schnauzer mix.
Coming from an impressive run in the insurance industry, she uses the resources given to her to make the clients’ experience as positive and stress-free as possible. Danielle’s organizational skills and empathetic nature ensure a positive and lasting impression on all (furry and not!) that cross her path.
A dedicated pet parent herself, Danielle has two dogs of her own. Sydney, a German Shepherd/Chow mix, and Tucker, an old Shepherd mix.
Maria recently received her undergraduate degree in Animal Science from the University of Wisconsin Madison. She brings to Firehouse her experience working in large animal hospitals, emergency rooms, critical care units, shelters, and wildlife rehabilitation. After working with Dane County Humane Society to care for ill, injured, and orphaned wildlife, she found a passion for caring for all animals, but especially wildlife. She shares her home with Mufasa, her rescue Himalayan/Maine Coon mix; Mort, a rescue pug; and Nagaina, a Kenyan Sand Boa.
Client Service Coordinator
Hailey was born and raised in Nampa, Idaho and moved to Austin, Texas in 2016. She completed a degree in Public Health with an emphasis in Health Education and Promotion in 2018 and is excited to bring a special perspective to the veterinary world. Hailey is passionate about preventative medicine and empowering pet owners to learn more about keeping their pets happy and healthy.
With a background in customer service, she wants to do everything she can to make your visit simple and enjoyable. In her free time, Hailey enjoys reading and playing games with her friends. She has two cats, Rhaegar and Lila.
Client Service Coordinator
Hailey believes in making every client’s experience the best it can be by putting client needs first and welcoming every pet with love. She makes every visit impactful by focusing on client goals and showing an abundance of compassion every step of the way.
Hailey was born and raised in St. Charles, MO, and moved to Austin in September of 2019. Hailey joined the team in February 2020 where she has found her calling in pet care. In Hailey’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend Chris and their Chihuahua, Fergie, and their Great Dane, Winston. Hailey also loves spending time with her family and friends back home in Missouri.
Client Service Coordinator
Originally from Illinois, Susie came to Austin to raise her three beautiful children. Soon after, she started her career as a Veterinary Technician and discovered her passion for understanding animal behavior and providing first-rate pet care. After several years, she decided to transition to the role of CSC where she felt she could have a larger impact by establishing long-lasting bonds with clients. At Firehouse, Susie became an instant fit with her can-do attitude and sincerity.
In her free time, Susie enjoys spending time with her daughter (Hannah) and five pets (Derby, Chloe, Boo, Quincey, and Gambino). She also likes going to concerts, watching live music, and spending time with friends.
We're Here To Help
Have questions? We’re here to help! Our Round Rock animal hospital is open, inviting and modern. Please don’t hesitate to contact us or stop by.
Mon-Fri: 7:30am - 6:00pm
Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Get in touch!
Have a question for the Firehouse Animal Health Center team? Whether it’s a question about one of our locations, a media request, or anything else, please complete the form below, and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible! If you need immediate assistance, please call us at 512.310.7387.