2222 Veterinary Clinic


Frank Metzler, DVM

Veterinarian/ Owner

Dr. Frank Metzler graduated from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in May, 2009. His veterinary interests include soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, opthalmology, and internal medicine. Receiving over 50 hours of continuing education yearly, he is a member of the Texas Academy of Veterinary Practitioners. Dr. Frank has been planning his dream veterinary practice since early veterinary school, when he and his now wife (Dr. Mindi) would go on long walks discussing their future plans. He is excited to see his dreams become a reality.

Dr. Frank has always loved the Texas Hill Country. He has canoed since he was a young child and completed the Texas Water Safari in 2004 with his dad. In his free time, Dr. Frank enjoys hiking, cooking, and spending time with his family. He is a loving husband and wonderful father to his 3 human kids (Bryce, Ainsley, and Embry) and 6 fur kids (Coty, Dusty, Peyton, Ronney, Kit Kat, and Sophie).


Mindi Metzler, DVM

Veterinarian/ Owner

Dr. Mindi Metzler graduated from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in May, 2009. After practicing in San Antonio for 3 years, she and her husband (Dr. Frank) decided to pursue their dream of owning their own practice in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. She has a strong interest in veterinary dentistry, soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, and client education. Once monthly, she gives free lectures on a variety of topics to help pet owners further understand their pet's health.

Dr. Mindi has loved playing soccer since she began at age 4. After finishing her soccer career as First Team All Conference at Centenary College, she went on to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian. Her personal interests include reading, coaching soccer, and playing word games. She enjoys every second she gets to spend with her 3 children, Bryce, Ainsley, and Embry. Together, they have 4 dogs and 2 cats.

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Dr. Cristina Danks

Dr. Cristina Danks is originally from a small town in Northeastern Ohio. Dr. Danks completed her undergraduate education at the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio where she received her Bachelor of Science in both Biology and Pre-Veterinary Medicine in 2010. She then went on to complete her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2014 at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, West Indies. She completed the clinical portion of her training at Oklahoma State University.

Dr. Danks began her career in a mixed animal practice in a small town in central New Mexico. After that adventure, she practiced in the Las Cruces, NM/ El Paso, TX area for 5 years. After COVID, Dr. Danks worked for the United States Army as the Veterinary Medical Officer at Ft. Bliss. Her professional interests include building relationships with clients through education and compassion so that they may provide the best care possible to their pets, internal medicine with an emphasis on geriatrics, pain management, and end-of-life care. Eventually, she would like to get certified in acupuncture to further help the aging pet population.

Dr. Danks has a dog, Ivy, whom she got in the Caribbean as a 4-week-old puppy during vet school, a Bambino Sphynx Cat, named Queen Minnie Pearl, and a betta fish named Rangoon. In her spare time, Dr. Danks enjoys traveling, hiking with her dog, off-roading in her Jeep, crocheting, and, recently, she has gotten into kayaking.

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Susanna Dold, DVM

Dr. Susanna Dold has been a practicing veterinarian since she graduated from Texas A&M University in 2013. She grew up in Texarkana, Texas, and also attended Texas A&M for college, where she earned a double degree in Biomedical Science and Entomology. She worked at a fast-paced small animal practice in Houston for 9 years before moving to the Austin area. Her veterinary interests include feline medicine, wound management, endocrinology, soft tissue surgery, and hospice care. 


Susanna married her husband, David, in 2011, and together they have two kids (Julian, 7, and Valerie, 2), and one cat (Liam, 13). She enjoys yoga, tennis, prestige TV and movies, and a good cup of coffee. 


Mel. Whitten, DVM

Dr. Mel. Whitten is new to the Austin area but is blessed to have been a Texan for almost thirty
years now. Born and raised in Christopher, Illinois, she moved to Anahuac, Texas in 1995. She
was the sole practitioner there for fifteen years until she sold her practice in anticipation of
retirement. Eventually making her way to Austin, she found that she missed practicing medicine
and sought to continue her career here in the beautiful hill country.

Dr. Whitten attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she received a
Bachelor of Science in both Biology and Animal Science. She received her Doctor of Veterinary
Medicine from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. Her areas of
professional interest include preventative medicine, internal medicine, surgery and helping
strengthen the human/animal bond, with special interest in military working dogs, police canines,
and service animals.
Dr. Whitten and her husband, Mike, have a German Shepherd named Ransom, and two cats,
Xander who was a Hurricane Harvey rescue, and Dreyfuss who was a stray kitten dropped at her
With more free time now, Dr. Whitten’s hobbies are many and varied. They include scuba
diving, traveling, hiking, attending theater, enjoying music, wine tasting, playing Dungeons and
Dragons, scent training with Ransom, and learning new things by taking classes in person or

  • Natasha Anderson
    'I have always loved animals and pets so working with them all day and learning how their bodies work fascinates me. Everyday, I feel like I am making a difference in the lives of not only my pet patients, but also their human families as well.'
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  • Matt Mason
    Veterinary Assistant
    'When I made the decision that I wanted to join the Anderson Veterinary Clinic team, Dr. Anderson really took me under her wing and helped me invest myself wholeheartedly. Since then, I've been helping pet owners make healthier choices and living a healthier life with their pets.'
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  • Talia Noble
    Veterinary Assistant
    'I love coming to work everyday! Ever since I started working here at Anderson Veterinary Clinic I have been reading and learning as much as I can about pet health and well being. Now my pets and I are living a healthier life and can pass my knowledge and experience to other families so they too can discover wellness!'
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2222 Veterinary Clinic


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7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm


4:00-4:30 pm Special Pick up Time


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