Robert Calabrese, BVMS
Medical Director

Dr. Robert Calabrese (“Dr. Rob”) offers Firehouse Belterra clients a common-sense approach to their pet’s medical care. He focuses on involving clients’ inpatient care plans, communicating clearly, achieving positive outcomes, and educating clients to maintain health and happiness for pets at home. Clients enjoy Dr. Rob’s kindness, sense of humor, and empathy. Dr. Rob has a special interest in dentistry, nutrition, and preventive medicine.

To offer patients current and well-rounded treatment plans, Dr. Rob regularly reads research journals to keep abreast of industry trends. A seminar that stands out for him was the recent AFAST/TFAST Ultrasound course. He has also presented new web and vet tech ideas to a group of industry colleagues in London.

Dr. Rob earned his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M in 2009. He earned his veterinary degree at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. He has a yellow lab named Birdie. On weekends, you’ll find the Calabrese family enjoying Austin’s live music scene or swimming in a Hill Country river.

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Adan Davila
Hospital Manager

Adan believes in the future of Firehouse and how he and his team can continue to make client experiences better. His daily goal is to help more patients and clients than the day before. He strives for his team to continue to provide top-notch care. A fan of collaboration, he understands the importance of working with his team. Adan joined Firehouse in 2016 as a veterinary technician at the Kyle location. He has a special interest in client and patient relationships, team leadership, and hospital operations.

Adan is Fear Free certified and helps teach techniques to his team. He continues to improve his leadership skills by listening to podcasts and reading coaching books. Adan studied Veterinary Technology at Austin Community College. He has also presented information to students at Texas A&M Veterinary school.

When not working, Adan enjoys spending time with his family. He married his high school sweetheart, and they have two children. He loves college football and NBA basketball, especially the Aggies and Spurs. He also has a passion for American Quarter Horses that he owns, breeds, and trains in different disciplines.

Barbara Boechat, DVM
Veterinarian

Dr. Barbara Boechat’s philosophy is that happy pets lead to happier clients. Her friendly disposition and “think outside the box” approach help her connect with clients. She is Fear Free certified and uses her knowledge to make nervous patients comfortable.

She emphasizes preventive care so pets can live long, happy, and healthy lives. Dr. Boechat also values communication. As such, she ensures clients are aware of, and in agreement with, each step of the visit. Dr. Boechat loves explaining diagnoses and always gives clients treatment options.

Dr. Boechat stays up-to-date with developments in veterinary medicine with continuing education. She reads industry journals, views videos, and attends conferences.

She attended the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil. On weekends, she and her husband try new restaurants and breweries with friends. A lover of all dogs, Dr. Boechat holds a special place in her heart for dogs, especially Panda, her mix-breed pup.

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Alison Alcantara
Client Service Coordinator

Ali relocated to Austin in 2013 after graduating from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) with her BA in Psychology and minors in Latin American Studies and Brazilian Portuguese. Ali always had a love for animals and found her way into the veterinary field as a part-time client service coordinator. Developing relationships with clients and their pets, as well as Firehouse’s focus on creating a stress-free environment, brings her fulfillment.

Ali is taking part in Communication Training at Firehouse and she also attends frequent continuing education courses to learn new skills that improve the client experience. She loves taking the workload off clients by doing the heavy lifting. Her favorite thing about her role is relating to clients and their pets as a pet owner herself.

When she’s not helping clients at Firehouse, Ali enjoys hiking with her pup, mountain biking, going out on the lake or trying out new Austin restaurants.

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Alondra Marrufo
Client Service Coordinator

Alondra wants clients to know that Firehouse is there for them and their pets, so she takes time to accommodate each client and meet their needs. Her bubbly personality and approachable demeanor help clients feel comfortable and welcome. She listens to client concerns, questions, and information and then works with the technician and doctor to ensure that each pet is receiving the best possible service. She enjoys educating clients on how to keep their pets happy and healthy while empowering pet owners to feel confident in making the best medical decisions for their pets.

After participating in FFA and the Long Horn Program in high school, Alondra attended Brazos Port College, focusing on business. Her love of animals brought her to the Firehouse team. When not at work, she enjoys spending time at the river with her Border Collie/Catahoula mix puppy, Gianna, and kayaking.

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Candice Lyons
Client Service Coordinator

Candice’s warm, friendly personality helps clients and patients feel welcome and safe. She is an active listener who not only hears client concerns, but finds solutions for their needs. She is adept at reading patients’ body language and adapting her care to help support their needs. She helps out in all areas of the hospital, assisting with appointments when needed to make patient care go smoothly.

Candice joined the Firehouse team in 2015; after a brief break to attend school, she is excited to be back. Hard-working and outgoing, she supports her colleagues and helps teach them new skills. She is the “mama bear” of her Firehouse team. To keep her skills current, Candice enjoys attending online professional development classes.

After graduating from Avenue Five with her esthetician license, Candice opened a spa in Kyle, TX, where she works on the weekends. She has five children who keep her busy. When not working, she likes to travel with her family in the RV, go boating, and spend as much time on the water as possible. She owns two Pit Bulls – Buster and Chief.

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Maureen Galleymore
Client Service Coordinator

Bio coming soon!

Katie Oleson
Katie Oleson
Veterinary Technician

Having worked with animals since she was a young girl, Katie has a gentle and empathetic nature. She knows that making veterinarian visits less stressful for the patient allows the visit to be less stressful for the client. Katie’s value of preparation assists the team in making quick and efficient decisions in our patient’s treatment plans.

Staying informed with the best, most accurate information to share with clients and even other coworkers is important to Katie as she continues her degree in Science.

During her free time, Katie is traveling and loving on her two Richmond SPCA rescue dogs, Tank, and Captain Morgan.

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Pamela Boyd
Veterinary Technician

Pamela is an empathetic, patient, and kind advocate for all animals. Clients can be assured that their pets will be showered with a lot of love and treats while in Pamela’s care, as she strives to make each pet as comfortable as possible. Clients also appreciate Pamela’s strong work ethic and how she patiently listens to all questions and concerns in order to ensure pets get the best care. She likes to read peer-reviewed journals and follow veterinary organizations in order to stay up to date on her skills.

Currently, Pamela is finishing her Wildlife Biology degree. She has two pets of her own: Soren, a German Shepherd, and John Paw, a domestic shorthair cat.

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Daniel Diaz
Veterinary Technician

Bio coming soon!

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Alex Smith
Veterinary Technician

Alex wants to make clients’ lives easier by tailoring her interactions to each client’s needs to ensure she can answer all their questions. Clients appreciate that Alex always makes sure pets feel safe at their appointments.

Alex approaches patients with caution, judging their comfort levels before beginning treatments. She also gives treats and pets to help them feel more secure. A lifelong learner, Alex follows major animal health organizations, reads articles, and attends training to keep her skills current.

Alex attended school through the United States Air Force and obtained a degree in Criminal Justice. When not working, she likes to go hiking, play volleyball with her friends, and spend time with her family. Cats hold a special place in her heart; she has two of his own: Ned and Momo.