Only the BEst
Our team is dedicated to the care of your companion animals.
Dr. Ben Kyzar
Veterinarian, Practice Owner
Dr. Sarah Izard
Having worked at CPHC since 2012, Dr. Sarah Izard has long enjoyed being a part of the special bond between San Antonian pets and their human family. She relishes the challenge of investigating internal medicine cases, figuring out why an animal is unwell, and helping them feel better. Dr. Izard earned her veterinary degree from Oklahoma State University in 2002 after graduating from Trinity University in 1998. Outside of work, she can be found on the soccer pitch or hanging out with her family, which includes four cats (who have only 14 legs between them) and two dogs, both of whom were rescued through SNIPSA.
Dr. Sarah Denum
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, and interested in animals from a young age, Dr. Sarah Denum graduated with a bachelor’s in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin before getting a DVM from Oklahoma State University. She is passionate about promoting a high quality of life for the pets of San Antonio and has been working at Community Pet Health Center since 2015. Dr. Denum enjoys traveling and spending time with her family, particularly her yellow labrador, Zac. A typical lab, Zac likes to swim, play fetch, and lay on the bed.
Dr. Chris Rivera
Due to her father’s long career in the Army, Dr. Rivera was born and raised overseas until she moved to San Antonio at the age of 13. Her interest in veterinary medicine began in high school with her first job as a kennel technician here at CPHC. After high school, Dr. Rivera went on to earn both an undergraduate and veterinary degree from Texas A&M University before returning home to CPHC. Throughout the years, Dr. Kyzar has encouraged her journey in becoming a veterinarian and continues to be a great mentor. Dr. Rivera has a passion for small mammals, improving her Spanish, and educating clients about all things pet related. Outside of the clinic, she enjoys traveling, reading, and painting. She also shares her home and snacks with a spunky old cat named Amber and her young mixed breed dog named Lyla.
Front Desk and Inventory Manager
Born and raised in Texas, Lori and her partner Mike enjoy living on the shore of Canyon Lake. She has been an animal lover from the start, dragging strays home as a child. She has one daughter and 3 four-legged Grandbabies. Her and Mike have 1 Chihuahua, 4 cats and 10 chickens. Lori’s enjoyed a long career in customer service and loves meeting people and their pets.
Head Veterinary Technician
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Brittney started working at Community Pet Health Center in 2021. Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is sharing information about preventive care with pet owners, and how to get their pets’ lives started off on the right paw! When not at work, Brittney enjoys spending time with her Boxer, Darla, her Pitbull, Zale, and her black cats, Bo and Malakhi. Not only is Brittney a passionate animal caregiver, but she enjoys using her green thumb to care for her plant babies!
Certified Veterinary Technician
Jamie has been at Community Pet Center since the beginning of 2021. She enjoys being able to help pets grow up healthy and strong, but also helping them in their healing as they become ill. In her spare time, Jamie enjoys reading, mountain biking, video games and listening to music.
Jamie is the proud pet-mom to two rescue dogs, Nommers and Goofy, as well as four cats, Skittles, Gray, Pumpkin and Dori.
Kennel Technician / Veterinary Technician