Meet Our Staff

Dr. Joe Gardial

Dr. Gardial comes to us from Florida, where he went to vet school, but is originally from Arkansas. He grew up just outside of the resort town of Hot Springs, AR. As a kid, his family had dogs, cats, horses and cows, as well as the occasional guinea pig or other small pet. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a B.S. in Microbiology (Cum Laude), and then married his wife, Reyda, before moving to Gainesville, FL. They both attended the University of Florida, where he graduated with honors from vet school and his wife earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology.

After vet school, Dr. Gardial worked for a great practice in Orlando, but they made the move to Austin both to be closer to home and because his wife has great opportunities in central Texas. After about 2 years at another great practice in northwest Austin, he made the move up to Georgetown.  He took over the practice from Dr. Breen in 2016.

In his off time, Dr. Gardial is an avid woodworker, very poor gardener, and enjoys the outdoors with his wife. They also enjoy playing in a couple of soccer leagues. They have two little terriers that keep them occupied at all times–Atlas and Juno.

Dr. Bonnie Ory

Dr. Ory joined our team in April 1998. She grew up in Ft. Worth and moved to the Georgetown area in 1992. She enjoys spending time with her husband Bill and children Avery, Taylor and brand new daughter in law Jessica. She and Bill live with two cats and one dog. Her hobbies include swimming, gardening, shopping, and reading, and she loves doing mission work and hanging out with friends. She has been in practice for over 30 years.

She attended undergraduate and vet school at Texas A&M University. She owned a clinic in Hearne, Texas for six years before moving to Georgetown in 1992 for her husband’s job and to raise their children. She loves supporting their kids’ activities and careers. She works with the non-profit group Drops of Grace on the local, national and international levels, going on trips to rebuild homes after natural disasters, and to drill water wells in Central America and Africa.

She has a new found love of refinishing old furniture to make unique additions to her home or to give to friends and family. She is also active at their First United Methodist Church.

She wanted to be a vet at 5 years old and is pretty much the only thing she ever wanted to do. Her favorite part of practice is getting to know the pets and their families and helping them from kitty- or puppy-hood, to old age. She has a special interest in cytology and geriatric medicine

Brandee

Brandee joined our team in 2000. She grew up in Georgetown and lives with her husband, two cats and two dogs. Her hobbies include solving puzzles, watching movies and she loves to be outdoors. She has her Veterinary Assistant Level 1.

When Dr. and Mrs. Breen retired, she agreed to take on the role of our Office Manager, and everyone has been excited to have her in that position!

Amy

Amy joined us in December of 2013. She grew up in Georgetown and her hobbies include reading and exercising. She loves to watch TV and play with her dog, Bella. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Cindy

Cindy joined our team in August of 2011. She grew up in Houston, Texas and moved to Georgetown in 1985. She has four dogs and her hobbies include traveling, sporting events and she loves dining out with family and friends. She has her Veterinary Assistant Certification from Austin Community College, Veterinary Assistant Program.

Appointments

Pet appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm. We do offer limited drop-off appointments as well. Contact our staff at 512.863.0470 to schedule.

Emergency Care

After hours care for your furry companion

Heart of Texas Veterinary Specialty Center

115 East Old Settlers Blvd
Round Rock, TX 78664
512.351.4333
www.heartoftexasvets.com