Dr. Caitlin Contreary hails from Louisiana and is a graduate of Louisiana State University. She moved to Texas after completing her dermatology residency at UC Davis, and obtained board-certification status in 2015.
Her special interests include allergic skin and ear disease and cutaneous manifestations of systemic diseases. She is excited to serve the pets of San Antonio and looks forward to assisting the veterinarians of our community with all dermatology needs!
Dr. Contreary joins the MissionVet Specialty & Emergency family as a part-time team member, splitting her time between MissionVet and Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, a sister hospital of MissionVet in Houston.
Dr. Cooper is the board-certified small animal neurologist and a partner at MissionVet Specialty & Emergency. She graduated with her DVM from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine & then completed a one-year small animal rotating internship at the University of Missouri. Dr. Cooper completed a three-year Neurology/Neurosurgery residency at Texas A&M in 2012 and was awarded the neurosurgery certificate in 2013. Dr. Cooper enjoys spinal surgery as well as managing inflammatory disease and seizure disorders.
Dr. Megan Sutton Howard is an Aggie vet! She completed her undergraduate studies at Texas A&M University and continued on to graduate from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. She then completed a one-year small animal rotating internship at Auburn University. After her internship, she returned to Texas A&M for her three-year residency in medical oncology under Dr. Claudia Barton and Dr. Heather Wilson-Robles. She has experience working with vets in a variety of specialties to offer the most comprehensive treatment to her patients. Her passion though, is spending time with her patients and their families to help them determine what is best for their pet and family.
In addition to her training in oncology, Dr. Howard has extensive training in diagnostic cytology which often allows her to give preliminary information at the time of the appointment.
Dr. Sutton Howard is originally from Houston and is excited to join the San Antonio community. Away from work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, three dogs and one cat. Her hobbies include water-skiing, painting, and baking.
Dr. Ahmira Torres was born and raised in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University in 2010, including a clinical year at the University of Florida. After graduation she completed a one year rotating internship at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. She returned to the University of Florida and completed a three year internal medicine residency program. She obtained board-certification status in 2014.
Dr. Torres joined MissionVet after working at a four doctor specialty clinic focused only on internal medicine in Northern Virginia where she honed her skills in ultrasound imaging, endoscopies and laparoscopies among others for three years. Her special interests include autoimmune and gastrointestinal diseases. She is fluent in Spanish and happy to move to the San Antonio area with her family!
Dr. Grant Ramsey received his doctorate of veterinary medicine from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. After graduation, he completed a one year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Coral Springs Animal Hospital in Coral Springs, FL. Dr. Ramsey then moved to Houston for a 3-year residency program for small animal internal medicine at Gulf Coast Veterinary Internal Medicine, completing his residency in 2016. He enjoys running, meditating, and playing video games in his spare time.
Dr. Ramsey’s professional interests are endocrinology and hormonal disorders including diabetes mellitus, Cushing’s disease and Addison’s disease, as well as infectious disease including pneumonia, urinary tract infections, tick-borne illnesses and fungal disease.
Dr. MJ Redman is the board-certified veterinary dental specialist at MissionVet Specialty & Emergency and is the only in the San Antonio area. Prior to joining MissionVet in 2014, Dr. Redman owned Pacific Animal Dentistry, a mobile veterinary dentistry practice based near Seattle where she provided advanced dental services on a referral basis to local small animal hospitals. She then spent three years working in a practice limited to dentistry and oral surgery at the Animal Dental Center located in Maryland, a busy 3-doctor practice focusing solely on dental procedures including complex oral surgery.
Dr. Redman has extensive experience treating a variety of oral pathologies including periodontal disease, fractured teeth and jaws, malocclusions, stomatitis, masticatory myositis, gingival hyperplasia, cleft palates and oral neoplasia.
Dr. Tige Witsberger is a board-certified small animal surgeon and partner at MissionVet Specialty & Emergency. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. After graduation, Dr. Witsberger completed a one-year small animal rotating internship at the University of Missouri. He then completed his three-year small animal surgical residency at Texas A&M University in 2010. Dr. Witsberger stayed on at Texas A&M as a small animal surgery faculty member where he taught and performed orthopedic, soft tissue and neurologic surgery.
Dr. Witsberger has special interest in minimally invasive surgery including arthroscopy, laparoscopy and thoracoscopy as well as minimally invasive fracture repair. He also has interest in intervertebral disc disease and neurosurgery.
Dr. Ryan Birks graduated Cum Laude from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. After graduation, he completed a one-year small animal rotating internship at Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. He then completed a one-year surgical internship at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists followed by a three-year small animal surgical residency at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Birks joined MissionVet in August of 2017 and has special interest in arthroscopic surgery, fracture repair, and laparoscopic surgery.