Kenneth Kirlin, DVM
Dr. Kenneth Kirlin came to San Antonio in 1983 after graduating from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine. His passion for veterinary medicine stems from the pleasure he receives every time he helps his client’s pets recover from an illness or injury.
Seeing a dog wagging its tail or the cat that wants to be petted after their recovery brings Dr. Kirlin personal as well as professional satisfaction. After working for another practice in San Antonio, Dr. Kirlin started Eagle Veterinary Hospital in 1996, a practice that was originally started my Dr. Albert Nagle in 1947.
As a result of the continuation of this practice Eagle Veterinary Hospital was recently named a Texas Veterinary Heritage Hospital for more than 50 years of continuous service.
Dr. Kirlin is thankful for his outstanding Veterinary education which enables him to give back to his community in many ways.
Dr. Kirlin has served as past president of the Veterinary Medical Association of Bexar County and 4 terms as President of the Board of Directors of the Emergency Veterinary Pet Center. Dr. Kirlin currently serves on the Dean’s Associate Committee for the Center for Veterinary Medicine at Oklahoma State University and Chairperson of the Animal Services Committee of the San Antonio Area Foundation.
Dr. Kirlin enjoys traveling with his family. When not traveling together as a family, Dr. Kirlin enjoys backpacking and camping with his children’s Scouting and Venture troops. Dr. Kirlin and his wife Pamela, have 3 children, Nichole, Brenda and Wesley.
The favorite pet of their house is an Italian greyhound named Cody. The Kirlin household has also fostered many other 4 legged friends. The children have had many other pocket pets, such as fancy rats, rabbits, and tadpoles harvested into frogs.
Danette Schweers, DVM, ABVP
Dr. Danette Schweers is our part time associate. She has special interests in pain management, surgery, and emergency medicine.
She was born and raised in Boerne, Texas and attended Southwest Texas State University as an undergraduate studying Animal Science. She then attended Texas A & M University for veterinary school, graduating in 1996. Afterwards, Dr. Schweers chose to serve an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at California Animal Hospital in Los Angeles, with an emphasis on surgery, emergency, and critical care. and provided extensive training and high caseload management of surgery patients, and frequent rotations in the emergency department, with oversight by specialists in veterinary surgery, emergency and critical care.
The next several years were spent working care centers in California and later in San Antonio. In 2000, Dr. Schweers opened the Animal Emergency Room with the goal of providing outstanding emergency and critical care to the pets of the San Antonio area. Always seeking the best for her patients, she diligently worked to raise standards of care in the emergency room and achieved the goal of accreditation by the American Animal Hospital Association in 2008. Dr. Schweers also earned the status of Diplomat of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, Canine and Feline Practice in 2013. That same year she made the move away from full time emergency work in order to spend more quality time with the family.
Outside of work, she spends her time raising three wonderful children with her husband Roy, and trying to keep up with their 90 year old house. She continues to enjoy the Texas Hill Country whenever possible, usually with other hobbies like running and occasional hunting.