Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Eagle Veterinary Hospital! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!
Dr. 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 clients’ 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 by 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 Alumni Association Committee for the Center for Veterinary Medicine at Oklahoma State University. He is also on the board of the Olmos Park Economic development corporation.
Dr. Kirlin enjoys traveling with his family. When not traveling together as a family, Dr. Kirlin enjoys backpacking, camping, and hiking with friends and family. Dr. Kirlin and his wife Pamela have 3 children, Nichole, Brenda, and Wesley.
The favorite pet of their house is a Labrador retriever named Nova. 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 they raised into frogs.
Dr. Kirstin Hossalla, DVM
I went to school at Texas A&M University and have been practicing since 2010. I pride myself on striving to take care of my patients the way I would my own pets. Beyond life as a veterinarian, I am training in aerial arts and I love to spend time working on my succulent garden.
Dr. Montelongo, DVM
Dr. Montelongo has had a passion for all creatures big and small ever since childhood. He has had many pets from frogs to dogs. As the passion for animals grew, it turned into a love of veterinary medicine. Dr. Erik Montelongo was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. After graduating from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016, he relocated to San Antonio, TX to pursue his career. He has been practicing small animal medicine ever since. He enjoys all aspects of Vet Med with special interests in internal medicine and surgery. Dr. Montelongo enjoys staying fit and working out in his home gym. He also loves spending time with his family; his wife Amanda and two young children, son Gryffin and daughter Margot. His family is made complete by his 2 golden retriever mixes, Clementine and Peach, his morkie Clover, and his calico cat Khaleesi.
Dr. Christopher Trust, DVM
Dr. Christopher Trust has been practicing veterinary medicine for nine-plus years now. He is a native of New Jersey but has been living in San Antonio for over 7 years with his wife of 6 years, Clarissa, and our dog-child, Belle. Dr. Trust graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012, which is where he met his wife, who also is a veterinarian. His main passion in his work revolves around ultrasonography; complete abdominal scanning, neck scanning, echocardiology, TFAST scanning, and minimally invasive tissue and fluid sampling techniques. He hopes to start including musculoskeletal imaging and ultrasound-guided joint and tendon injections in the future. Besides ultrasound, he also enjoys internal medicine, endocrinology, cardiology, dentistry, and preventative care medicine, which includes complete senior pet screenings to pick up disease processes before the pet shows clinical signs to the pet parent. Outside of work, Dr. Trust and his wife enjoy traveling and spending time outdoors. He is an avid ice hockey goaltender and likes staying as active as possible. Dr. Trust loves to cook and is the chef of the household!
I have been in the veterinary industry since 2007 and have graduated from Texas A&M. Customer Service in this industry is what I have always prided myself on. I am available if there are concerns and want to make sure that everyone has the best visit to our facility and with our team as possible. I love to spend time with my family and two dogs, take on DIY jobs, and work on cars with my oldest daughter.
Veterinary Technician Supervisor
I have been practicing as a Veterinary Technician Supervisor since 2011. I pride myself on my ability to think of the little things that may affect my patients and try to help every patient be as comfortable as possible. I am passionate about creating a space in my clinic where my patients, their parents, and my staff alike can be educated and succeed. In my free time, I like to watch movies and hang out with my family. I have 2 human kids and 5 fur kids (4 cats and one chihuahua, so basically 5 cats) I also like to play paintball with friends and try new restaurants around the city.
I have been working in my field since 2004 and attended school in the Judson District. I pride myself on educating our clients and providing the best service in order to make each visit as enjoyable as possible. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and fur babies, and living life to the fullest!
Security, Life Coach, and Workout Instructor
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