Meet Our Team

Dr. Leslie Bauer
Senior Veterinarian, Emergency Department
Medical Director

Dr. Leslie Bauer earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Georgia in 2002. She completed a small animal internship at the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School prior to starting work at the Emergency Pet Clinic in 2003. In 2009, Dr. Bauer became certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) in Canine and Feline Medicine. She is also a certified veterinary acupuncturist from the Chi Institute in Florida.

Emergency medicine has always been a passion for Dr. Bauer. She enjoys the variety and stimulation of not always knowing what will walk in the door brings next. She enjoys passing on that knowledge and experience to younger veterinarians through the Emergency Pet Clinic’s internship program. Dr. Bauer is the current medical director of the Emergency Pet Clinic and is proud to help provide a positive working environment for other like-minded veterinarians who like to work nights, weekends and holidays.

In her spare time, Dr. Bauer enjoys skiing, beer tasting, geocaching, and gardening. She shares her home with 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a husband.

Dr. Tracy Gati
Senior Veterinarian, Emergency Department
Internship Coordinator

Dr. Tracy Gati is a staff veterinarian and the co-coordinator of the internship program at the Emergency Pet Clinic. She had been a valued member of the EPC team since 2010. Dr. Gati attended the University of Mississippi and Louisiana State University for her undergraduate studies and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University in 2003. Though she proud to hail from Louisiana she considers herself a converted Texan and loves calling San Antonio home.

Dr. Gati decided to become a veterinarian when she was taking an elective in comparative anatomy at the age of 16. She has a special love for feline medicine and enjoys the challenges cats often present as patients. Emergency medicine has been her love since she began her career and she could not imagine doing anything else. Dr. Gati says, “the emergency veterinarian is a rare breed that feeds off the adrenaline of fast-paced decision making and the unpredictable nature of what is going to walk in the door next. I love going to work knowing that in the next few hours I will have the opportunity to save an animals life.”

Outside of work, Dr. Gati is kept busy by her husband, 2 children, black cat and yellow lab, Cornbread. She is a Brownie Troop leader, homeroom mom, and volunteer extraordinaire for various groups at her children’s school and her church. In her spare time, when she finds some, she enjoys reading, walking and going to the movies.

Dr. Kimberly Golden
Veterinarian, Practice Limited to Internal Medicine

Dr. Golden is a native New Englander who now calls Texas home. She obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University, School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, West Indies. It was during her clinical year of veterinary school at the University of Florida where she discover a keen interest in internal medicine. She continued her education with a 1-year small animal rotating internship at Bay Area Veterinary Specialists in California and then an internal medicine specialty internship at Memphis Veterinary Specialists. She then completed a 3-year internal medicine residency at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Michigan.

Dr. Golden enjoys forming long-standing relationships with clients while working together to determine the best treatment plan tailored to each individual patient. Dr. Golden has clinical interests in all aspects of small animal veterinary internal medicine with special interests in feline medicine, infectious diseases, immune-mediated disease, and gastroenterology. She is proficient in ultrasonography and endoscopic procedures.

True to her northeast coast roots, she is an avid New England Patriots fan. Dr. Golden has two cats named Mia and Wilson who adopted her in St. Kitts and a dog named Guinness. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, weightlifting, and running.

Dr. Christina Holmes
Veterinarian, Emergency Department

Dr. Christina Holmes attended Texas Tech University and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors in Animal Science in 2007. After graduation, she pursued other interests and took her a few years before getting back into the veterinary field. Dr. Holmes attended Texas A&M and graduated Cum Laude with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. At A&M she was awarded the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Award for Proficiency in Primary Care, an award given to one student from each school per year. She did an emergency internship with Emergency Pet Clinic and loved it so much she decided to put down roots in San Antonio. Dr. Holmes is an associate emergency veterinarian has been with the practice since 2016.

Dr. Holmes is a member of the AVMA and VECCS (Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society). Being an emergency veterinarian, she has a special interest in emergency surgeries and management of critical cases. Emergency cesarean is among one of her favorite surgeries as it is rewarding to see the mom go home with a new litter of puppies.

Dr. Holmes shares her home with a yellow Labrador named Riley and a cat, Munchkin, who rule the house. Her husband, Andrew, is very supportive of the long and strange hours emergency veterinarians have. She also has a son, Braden, who was born during her first year of vet school. When not working, she likes spending time outdoors with her family. She also enjoys traveling with Andrew and has a bucket list that includes places in the states and around the world.

Dr. Delaina Skinner
Veterinarian, Emergency Department

Dr. Skinner is currently completing an internship in emergency medicine with EPC and has been at the practice since graduation in May 2017. She was born and raised in Oklahoma and completed her undergraduate and veterinary school degrees at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. Dr. Skinner was accepted into an internship program with EPC after graduation.

She has had animals her entire life including dogs, horses and goats. It wasn’t until Dr. Skinner started working for a veterinary practice after graduating college that she found a passion for medicine. It was then that she decided to pursue the journey to become a veterinarian. Her interests in veterinary medicine include soft tissue surgery and emergency medicine. When asked about these passions, she said: “I find fulfillment in being able to offer my clients and patients comfort during their most stressful times.”

Dr. Skinner’s family includes her daughter, one dog, and two senior cats. When she isn’t working, she enjoys hiking, camping, lake activities, reading and movies.

Dr. Lauren Tully
Senior Veterinarian, Emergency Department

Dr. Lauren Tully came to us in June 2017 from New York State. After graduating from Cornell Veterinary College, Dr. Tully completed a residency in veterinary anesthesia at the Ontario Veterinary College in Canada. She found her true passion in emergency medicine while working relief shifts at an animal emergency clinic in New York. Dr. Tully helped found a new veterinary emergency clinic in upstate New York in 2004 and has worked exclusively in emergency medicine and surgery ever since.

Although Dr. Tully loved her job in New York, she and her husband were no fans of winter weather. They sold the house they had built and embarked on a cross-country journey in a camper with their 2 children in search of their new home. After visiting some amazing and beautiful places, the family agreed that Texas was the place for them.

Dr. Tully had the opportunity to visit many terrific veterinary emergency hospitals throughout the US but was most impressed with the Emergency Pet Clinic of San Antonio. She is honored to be a part of a hard-working team whose clear focus is the healing and wellbeing of each animal that is brought to us. There is an emphasis on continuing education both for veterinarians and veterinary technicians and assistants to that staff is kept up to date on the most current treatments and on evidence-based medicine.

Dr. Tully knows how stressful a medical emergency with your pet can be. It is her goal to give the best service she can to each patient and to their human family.

Dr. Alex Weston
Veterinarian, Emergency Department

Dr. Weston has been a veterinarian with Emergency Pet Clinic since 2015. Dr. Weston obtained a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from University of California, Davis and Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. After graduating veterinary school, she and her husband were seeking to continue their adventures in a new, exciting, and warm region of the U.S. and San Antonio immediately caught their eye. We have resided here happily ever since.

When asked why she loves the veterinarian industry, Dr. Weston said: “As a child, I had a profound love and fascination for animals that drove me into pursuing a career where I could devote my life to helping animals of all types. Whether they are furry, scaled, or feathered, In veterinary medicine, the diversity of cases and disease processes we see every day is always interesting and constantly keeping me on my toes One of my favorite things in working with animals is the fascinating sense of wonder and beauty in the facial expression of every animal I encounter.”

She has a passion for emergency medicine because, despite the strenuous nature, there is deep gratification in saving lives and helping to bring compassion and care to animals during their hour of greatest need. She also has a passion for exotic animal species and is continuously being amazed when learning about their unique abilities, characteristics and the challenges they present in medicine.

Her husband is Gary Weston and they share a home with 3 cats; Mia, Keyser Soze, and LeeLoo, as well as a red tail boa constrictor, Rooi. She is inspired by the natural world and always seeks out ways to spend time with exotic wildlife through activities such as world travel and scuba diving. Aside from spending quality time with pets and listening to her husband’s British voice, she also enjoys movies, mud runs, and martial arts; having achieved a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a brown belt in Kenpo.