Serving San Antonio
Dr. Ben Kyzar, Veterinarian, Practice Owner
Dr. Kyzar is the son of an Army Veterinarian who moved to San Antonio when he was 13 years old after living in over a dozen cities around the world. His passion for helping family pets started in middle school while working for Dr. Eric Lange who was a great teacher and mentor to him. Dr. Kyzar founded Community Pet Health Center in August of 2006 to help families and their pets with personalized attention. He has a wonderful wife, three great kids and a cool cat named "Tiger Woods" and a terrific dog name "Toblerone."
Dr. Sarah Izard, Veterinarian
Dr. Sarah Izard received her veterinary degree from Oklahoma State University in 2002 after graduating from Trinity University in 1998. She strives to create a quality relationship with her clients and their pets focusing on communication. Professionally, she has a special interest in Internal Medicine. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and playing soccer with friends.
Dr. Sarah Denum, Veterinarian
Born and raised in Houston Texas. As a youth Dr. Denum was active in Girl Scouts, sports, and Future Farmers of America. Her desire to become a Veterinarian started at a young age anfd continued through her college education at the University of Texas and her veterinary education at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Denum's dream of becoming a Veterinarian and helping animals is enhanced by the caring and supportive staff at Community Pet Health Center. Sarah is married to her childhood sweetheart Ernest Padilla and they love to travel with their yellow Labrador Zac.
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Marchell, Veterinary Technician
Marchell was raised riding and showing Arabian horses that her family owned. As there was frequently a Veterinarian caring for the horse's medical needs, she enjoyed the opportunities she had to watch the Veterinarians at work. After high school, she worked as a technician for a local veterinarian for 3 ½ years. Marchell joined the team at Community Pet Health Center when they opened in August of 2006. She is married with two sons. Her family has two Great Danes and three cats.
Melissa, Veterinary Technician
Melissa has been working in the veterinary field as a technician since 2007. She has an Associate’s Degree in Science, an Associate’s Degree in Computer Animation, and Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. She took a brief period to go and work in a lab at the Health Science Center; it was there that she learned she could not get the fulfillment she needed, and that helping animals is her real passion.
Jazmin, Veterinary Technician
Jazmin graduated from Robert E. Lee High School (Class of 2012) She was involved in the CNA (Certified Nurse Assistant) program in high school. She has 4 furry kids; Lily, Leo, D.D. and Juliett (Julie).
Carey, Head Receptionist
Carey began working in the veterinary field in 2002. She loves being a receptionist and getting to know all the clients and their pets. In addition to being a receptionist, she also manages inventory, accounts receivable and accounts payable. She and her son, Benjamin, currently reside with her mother, Claudia. They have four dogs and two cats.
One of our "Golden Girls" team, has an extensive background in the fields of animal pharmaceuticals and neutraceuticals, regulatory compliance and law. Most importantly, though, she is a champion for animal protection laws. Along with her husband Chris, she has a full house of animals and cares for many others in unfortunate circumstances. Sharon and Chris have a deep abiding love for their four children and grandson, Aidan, as well as their furry and feathered friends.
Jan grew up in a military family of eight children. She has traveled the world and has lived from California to Maine and exotic places, including Okinawa, Japan, and Spain. She understands traveling and moving with pets. She and her husband, Harold, currently have two cats, two dogs, a feather-plucking bird, named Dakota, two aquariums and an outdoor pond with fish. All of the pets have been rescued. She teaches Sunday school and plays piano at church. She has worked in the veterinary field for fourteen years. Her unofficial title is Director of First Impressions. She values client relationships, and her goal is client satisfaction.