Comal Pet Hospital in New Braunfels works each day to provide you and your pet with the highest level of service while maintaining a warm, safe and welcoming environment. As pet owners ourselves, we know that the relationship you have developed with your pet is unique and important to you. It’s through our experiences that the doctors and staff of Comal Pet Hospital have committed our lives to the care of companion animals.
Dr. Kathryn Gibson, DVM
A native of Austin Texas, Dr. Kathryn Gibson is a General Practitioner and the owner of Comal Pet Hospital.
Dr. Gibson credits her parents with having encouraged her to follow her childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian. Now that she is a veterinarian and owner of her own practice, she says that all of the hard work is made worthwhile by the pleasure she derives in helping clients ensure their pets lead long and healthy lives.
After graduating high school in Austin, Dr. Gibson entered Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2000. During her undergraduate studies, Dr. Gibson was a member of the college’s women’s basketball team and the Delta Delta Delta social sorority.
In 2003, Dr. Gibson enrolled in Texas A& M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. Her area of particular professional interest is dentistry and she is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Texas Veterinary Medical Association. In October of 2010, Dr. Gibson became the owner of Comal Animal Clinic, the predecessor of Comal Pet Hospital.
Dr. Gibson and her husband David are the proud parents of two daughters. Their animal family consists of a Golden Retriever named Oliver, Rhodesian Ridgeback named April, and 3 cats: Ike, Peanut and Froyo. Her interests include traveling, reading, enjoying the outdoors, watching Spurs basketball, and playing basketball.
Dr Robin Sechrest-Lang
Robin grew up in a small country town in Missouri and moved to Portland Oregon as a teenager. With this diverse upbringing Robin has a wide range of interests from white water rafting and camping to fine dining and dancing. Living on a farm and taking in all the stray animals is what sparked Robin’s interest in veterinary medicine and has been her dream career since the age of six. While obtaining her bachelor in animal science from Oregon State University (2002-2006) she worked in a feline only practice sparking a strong interest in feline medicine. Robin attended Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine from 2006 through 2010. During that time she served as the president of the student chapter of the American Association of Feline Practitioners and started a free clinic called the Feline Wellness Day which continued many years after its conception in 2008. She has a strong desire to reduce the stray and feral cat populations and has worked with the Feral Cat Coalition, a mobile spay and neuter clinic to help obtain that goal. Robin worked for a feline practice in Portland,OR for 2.5 years under a board certified feline specialist.
In 2014 Robin married her eHarmony sweetheart and moved to Vancouver, Washington, where they started a family that has grown to include two beautiful children. There are also two fur babies. One very spoiled, toy fetching kitty, Roo, and one hunting, goof ball dog, Belle. In 2018 the family moved to New Braunfels, Texas. This is where they want to raise their children and build a strong community relationship.
Dr Lang is very excited to join the family here at Comal Pet Hospital. She is always committed to quality care of her patients and the development of personal relationships with her clients. She sincerely believes a strong foundation in preventive care and client education is the key to quality and longevity of life in our furry friends. She feels a personalized holistic approach covering everything from nutrition to environmental stress to pathological disease is what’s best for each patient. Dr Lang looks forward to meeting you and your loved ones and building a strong relationship built on communication and trust!