Dr. Frank Shuman IV grew up in a small town on the Louisiana Texas border called Orange. He gained experience with animals working at the local mixed animal veterinary practice that served the close knit community.
After high school, he earned an undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Texas. During his time in Austin he was able to visit and enjoy the active lifestyle and entertainment that Central Texas has to offer. These great experiences stuck with him and created a goal in mind to establish deep roots in the area one day.
Dr. Shuman was accepted and completed a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. During his time in College Station he was part of the team working in the Gastrointestinal Lab at Texas A&M that optimized tests for diagnosing multiple diseases. This work has lead to a better understanding of specific diseases that have chronically plagued our companion animals.
Frank’s first position upon graduation was with the Houston SPCA where he quickly ascended to Medical Director. This position afforded him the opportunity to work with companion animals, farm animals, wildlife, and occasionally with large exotic cats. The shelters high case load allowed Dr. Shuman to gain advanced experience with soft tissue and orthopedic surgery and become proficient with managing critical cases. Frank can be seen treating animals that have been severely neglected and abused on Animal Cops Houston which airs on Animal Planet.
In 2013, Dr. Shuman became an adjunct professor for Texas A&M University where he initiated and managed the Shelter Medicine and Animal Welfare rotation for 4th year veterinary students.
This past year Dr. Shuman has been working at South Park Animal Hospital and striving to offer quality medicine to his patients of all species. He has been able to build close relationships and gain trust with pets and their owners.
Frank currently resides in South Austin and enjoys spending time with his wife, two children, and their dogs Tucker and Jack. Soccer is still one of his passions as well as the many other outdoor activities Austin has to offer.
Dr. Shuman is looking forward to cultivating a personal relationship with the pets of Dripping Springs community.
Dr. Rachel Wilson
DVM - Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Rachel (Grosvenor) Wilson is a native of Dripping Springs, TX. She first gained experience with animals in the veterinary field as a high school student volunteering here at Dripping Springs Animal Hospital. As an undergraduate student, Dr. Wilson studied Biomedical Science at Texas A&M. During her time as an undergraduate student she continued to gain veterinary experience working as a veterinary technician at a busy small animal practice in the College Station area while also managing a large scale horse boarding facility.
Dr. Wilson completed her veterinary degree from Texas A&M University in 2010. Upon graduation she was selected for a prestigious year long internship position at Austin Equine Hospital where she received specialized training in anesthesia, emergency medicine, sports medicine and equine surgery. After the completion of her internship, she joined Austin Equine Hospital as an associate veterinarian with a particular emphasis in emergency work and anesthesiology. During her time at Austin Equine, Dr. Wilson's work was published in a national veterinary journal detailing an innovative new surgical treatment method for glaucoma in horses.
In addition to her focus on equine medicine, Dr. Wilson remained close friends with her early mentor Dr. Jim Hudson (DSAH founder) and continued to work with him intermittently during her time off from Austin Equine.
In 2015 Dr. Wilson joined Dripping Springs Animal Hospital full time and loves being able to serve the community where she grew up. Away from work she enjoys spending time traveling, horse back riding and spending time with her pets and family.
Office Manager, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Why Erin chose the Veterinary Industry: “I chose the veterinary industry because I get to go to work every day and do what I love. As a veterinary technician I get the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of pets and their owners. Now, as Office manager I have been able to also make a difference every day for our team members, doctors and our clients. In my opinion, there’s no better job for me.”
About Erin’s Pets: Erin has two dogs, two cats and two rats. Kerbie and Otto are her terrier mutts who love camping and spending time frolicking about Austin. Erin’s cats, Fargo, and Sam love sleeping and fresh catnip. Spigot and Squeegee love hanging out in their hammock and eating yogurt treats.
Lead Client Care Specialist
Why Sherry chose the Veterinary Industry: “I really didn't choose it, it chose me. I left my job and and this was the first job I applied for. I went from working with truck drivers to working with four legged animals and I have never regretted a single minute of it."
About Sherry’s Pets: Sherry and her son have two dogs, a goldfish and a hermit crab. Deuce is Sherry's adorable Jack Russel Terrier/Border Collie mix who is full of energy and dreams of herding livestock. Bindi is a Chihuahua/Miniture Pinscher mix who follows Sherry everywhere and loves to give kisses. Sherry also has a goldfish named Fishy and the newest member of the family is their hermit crab named Mr. Crabs.
Why Kim Chose the Veterinary Industry: "I needed a change after my husband Mike and I moved here from Minnesota. Although I enjoyed working in the medical field, I always knew deep down there was something missing. Here at DSAH, I am able to apply my medical background, customer service skills and love of animals into a career that I am so lucky to have! I'm so grateful to be able to work with the kindest, most compassionate group of professionals that I call friends."
About Kim's Pets: Kim has a 15 year old tortoise shell cat named Cocoa and two dogs named Buster and Sunny. Sunny is 12 years old and follows Kim everywhere she goes and Buster is a 13 year old "puppy" who loves nothing more than fetching a tennis ball for hours on end.
Why Shelby chose the veterinary industry: “I have always wanted to work with animals for as long as I can remember. As a kid, I would watch documentaries about dogs and cats and wild animals like gorillas. As an adult, I love being an advocate for animal welfare for all creatures big and small.”
About Shelby's pets: Shelby has a 6 year old, 50 pound mixed breed pup named Titan who loves to spend the hot summer days swimming and splashing in the San Marcos river. Titan’s younger brother Harley, a 4 year old Boston Terrier is more of a home body and would rather spend his days napping on the couch. Completing this motley crew is Hercules, a 7 year old cat who enjoys nothing more than laying out and working on his tan.
Pet Care Attendant
Why Chris chose the veterinary industry: “I chose the veterinary field because I love animals. Working with and helping animals when they are in need makes me feel a sense of accomplishment.”
About Chris's pets: Chris has 4 year old lab named J.R. Ewing and a 15 year old chihuahua named Sister. Chris and J.R. have been the very best of friends ever since they found each other when J.R. was only a month old. Chris and J.R. quickly became best buds and enjoy playing fetch, swimming and showing off for new friends. Sister lives a more laid back lifestyle and prefers hanging out at home watching tv or joyriding in the car.
Why Becky chose the veterinary industry: “I chose the industry to help animals and to help educate owners. I love being able to be the voice for animals so they can get the care they need.”
About Becky's pets: Becky has a 12 year old chiweenie named Ollie. Ollie has been Becky’s right hand man since he was 2 weeks old. He is quite stylish and often sports a bow tie while making his rounds to say hello to everyone or when he’s patrolling the yard for pesky intruders of the avian persuasion.
Why Morgan chose the veterinary industry: “I chose the veterinary field because I believe in a world where we do our best to look out for each other and that includes our animal friends. I get the best of both worlds where I get to help animals while being of service to their people as we strengthen the bond they share and keep it happy as long as possible. In this way, I’m helping people almost as much as animals – that’s a win-win. It’s hard to imagine doing anything else!”
About Morgan's pets: Morgan has 5 beautiful fur babies. The eldest of her crew is a black lab mix named Jersey, who enjoys car rides, swimming, hiking and basking in the sun. Benny is the resident feline bad boy and loves to patrol the yard keeping everyone in line. Frances is an Old English Sheepdog mix with a ton of spirit. While she can sometimes be a troublemaker, she is also a huge sweetheart. The baby of the family is Louise, a 2-year-old tuxedo cat who loves spending time with her big brothers and sisters. The newest addition to the family is Henry, an Australian Shepherd who has already made his place in the pack and won’t go anywhere without his favorite stuffed animal.