Meet Our Team

Team member Dr. Leslie Bauer

Dr. Leslie Bauer
Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Canine and Feline Practice)
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
Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Canine and Feline Practice)
Senior Veterinarian, Emergency Department
ER Academy Intern Supervisor

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. Alex Weston
Senior 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. They have resided here happily ever since; so much so, that they extended their family with the birth of a son, Bruce in October 2019.

When asked why she loves the veterinarian industry, Dr. Weston said: “As a child, I have always had a profound love and fascination for animals of all types that lead me to a career where i could devote my life to helping them. 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.”

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.

Outside of veterinary medicine, she and her husband, Gary share a home with 3 cats as well as a red tail boa constrictor. 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.

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. Alesha Rimmelin
Veterinarian, Emergency Department

Dr. Alesha Rimmelin attended Arizona State University where she earned a degree in English, intending to become a lawyer. After college, however, she started volunteering at an animal shelter in Houston and fell in love with the work and the patients, and decided to make a career out of her newfound passion. She attended Texas A&M University for veterinary school where she graduated with honors.

Dr. Rimmelin enjoys having to think on her feet and finds plenty of opportunity to do so in the ER setting. She aims to make an emergency for you and your pet seem a little less scary and has a passion for being there for people in those (often overwhelming) situations.

Dr. Rimmelin is a native Texan and a lifelong Spurs fan. When not at work, she enjoys gardening, listening to True Crime podcasts, and eating at any of the many amazing San Antonio restaurants. She has a dog named George and a cat named Greg, and she and her husband have a goal of hiking in every national park in the USA.

Dr. Karin Hinkle
Veterinarian, Practice Limited to Ultrasound and Echocardiograms

Dr. Karin Hinkle received her veterinary degree from Texas A&M in 1996 followed by a small animal internship at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. Returning to Texas she entered small animal private practice where she became interested in diagnostic veterinary ultrasound and began taking ultrasound courses at The Academy of Veterinary Imaging. She has had the opportunity to instruct other veterinarians in the use of ultrasound through The Academy of Veterinary Imaging and during her position at the Department of Defense training veterinarians in the Army. Most recently, she trained under and worked for a board certified radiologist performing mobile veterinary ultrasound services for veterinary clinics in the San Antonio, Boerne, and New Braunfels area.

Dr. Sam Seramur
Veterinarian, Emergency Department

Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Dr. Seramur is a lifelong fan of beer, cheese, and the Green Bay Packers. After earning his B.S. in Animal Science from the University of Minnesota in 2009, Dr. Seramur moved to Seattle to initially pursue a PhD in microbiology. While looking at PhD programs in the Seattle area, Dr. Seramur took a job at the Woodland Park Zoo to pay the bills. It was there that serendipity inspired him to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. One fateful morning while making a daily visit to his friend Chai, one of the resident Asian Elephants, she became upset and used her trunk to point towards the neighboring exhibit. Following her direction, Dr. Seramur discovered an injured hummingbird had crashed into the neighboring exhibit window. At that moment, he had realized Chai enlisted his help to care for the injured hummingbird. After bringing the hummingbird to the zoo veterinarian and watching him revive the bird, it dawned on him that a career in veterinary medicine was the only path that made sense for him. He recently graduated from Washington State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2020.

Dr. Seramur is beyond excited to join the EPC team. He is drawn to emergency medicine because he enjoys being a calming presence and helping pets and their families through their times of crisis however he can. Alongside emergency medicine, Dr. Seramur is passionate about cultivating skills in surgery and servant leadership. He believes practicing veterinary medicine with emotional intelligence is of paramount importance in order to meet clients where they’re at through empathy, understanding, and positivity.

When outside of the clinic, Dr. Seramur loves bicycling and bicycle touring. So far, his longest journey on two wheels was a round trip from Seattle to San Francisco. He enjoys trying new recipes, sculpting with wire, standup comedy, live music, learning fiscal responsibility, and hanging out with his 2 year old cattle dog, Mac.

Dr. Cameron Childress
Veterinarian, Emergency Department

Dr. Cameron Childress was raised in the heart of Houston, Texas, and graduated cum laude with a Biomedical Sciences degree from Texas A&M University. She then attended Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine where she was involved in the holistic, diagnostic imaging and emergency programs. She is certified in Companion Animal Laser Therapy and plans to add another tool to her tool belt by eventually becoming certified in acupuncture. After getting a taste of the Midwest, Cameron is very excited to return to the great state of Texas as a member of the EPC family.

Cameron loves to hike, and her goal is to explore the many parks located in San Antonio. She also enjoys gardening and sampling the local cuisine. Her furry companion is Winnie, a little white cat with a heart tattoo inside one ear and a whole lot of queenly attitude.

Dr. Childress grew up working as a technician at a hospice and euthanasia practice, so she is well-equipped to communicate with owners during stressful times. She enjoys the unpredictable nature of emergency medicine along with thinking on her feet. Her goal in the workplace is to always maintain a positive attitude and to have a smile on her face.

Dr. Chris Coulter
Veterinarian, Emergency Department

Dr. Coulter has always had a love of animals from a very early age. From taking care of the family’s cat to encouraging his mother to no longer be afraid of dogs, he has always felt that the human-animal bond was a special one. As soon as he learned that taking care of animals was a possible career, he was set on becoming a veterinarian. He worked as a veterinary assistant in both general practice and emergency while working on his undergraduate degree. It was here that he found his interest in working in emergency medicine. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Cellular & Molecular Biology from California State University Dominguez Hills and went on to earn his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from St. George’s University in Grenada, in the Caribbean. When outside of the clinic, Dr. Coulter enjoys spending time by the pool, hiking, or reading. Dr. Coulter is excited to be at EPC and to help the people and animals of San Antonio.

Michelle Crothers-Hines
BS AAS LVT, Practice Manager

Michelle was well on her way to becoming a pediatric psychiatrist when she finally realized her true passion was working in the field of veterinary medicine. She started working as a veterinary technician while attending the University of Missouri at Columbia (Mizzou), where she obtained her bachelor’s in biology with a minor in animal science. After graduation she moved into research where she managed a lab in the department of veterinary pathobiology at Mizzou’s college of veterinary medicine. During her tenure she was first author on two publications. In 2007 she moved back to Texas and was looking for a new challenge. Enter the Emergency Pet Clinic (EPC), and the adrenaline pumping excitement of emergency and critical care medicine. While working overnights at EPC she matriculated with her degree in veterinary technology from Palo Alto College and became a licensed veterinary technician (LVT). In 2011 the lure of budgets, spreadsheets and team building brought her back into management, when she took over the role of practice manager. She is active in the veterinary community as well, as a member of the Texas veterinary medical association (TVMA) she sits on their paraprofessional committee and is also a member of the veterinary emergency and critical care society (VECCS).

Outside of work she is happily married to her college sweetheart, and they share a home with some bearded dragons, while waiting for the next Great Dane to enter their lives. She also enjoys some quiet time as she is an avid yarn hoarder and enjoys knitting and crocheting. Together with her husband they both enjoy scuba diving, traveling, anime, and trips to the range like most Texans.

Danielle Storm
Technician Manager

Danielle’s career in veterinary medicine started 11 years ago at a small clinic in Corpus Christi. The veterinarian took a special interest in her and helped her learn the ins and outs of being a technician. She eventually moved to emergency medicine because of the fast-paced feel of trauma and ER. After being in emergency medicine for a year she moved to San Antonio and took a 2-year break to start her family and welcomed a beautiful son. With the push and support of her family and husband she applied at Emergency Pet Clinic in 2013 and has been growing with the clinic for the last 7 years. Danielle has strived for the best care and compassion she can provide to both animals and their human counterparts. She is known around the hospital as the cat whisperer and loves to help calm even the most scared felines. She was promoted to Technician Manager in 2020 and hopes to keep building the team with strong and compassionate veterinary technicians. She is currently in school to finish her goal of a licensed veterinary technician and eventually specialty in emergency medicine.
In her personal time, Danielle enjoys spending time with her husband, son and Australian Shepherd, Aries. Danielle enjoys cooking, baking and going to painting with a twist with her friends. Danielle is very family oriented and looks forward to her yearly trips with her in-laws visits with her parents and her 19-year-old cat Monkey in Corpus.