Dr. Pat O’Neil, DVM
Dr. Daniel Patrick (Pat) O’Neil was born and raised in Terrell, Texas, the son of two lifetime educators. Dr. O’Neil attended Texas A&M University, where he ran track for the university. After completing three years of undergraduate work at A&M, he was accepted into the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program and completed his Bachelor’s of Science in Biomedical Science while simultaneously working toward his veterinary degree. When Dr. O’Neil was not studying, he could be found playing with his new puppy or attending the A&M Methodist Church with his future bride, Amy. Dr. O’Neil graduated from A&M with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 1983, and began his career as a veterinarian in Fredericksburg shortly after.
Pedernales Veterinary Center was established a few years later, and has steadily grown into the distinguished practice that it is today. Dr. O’Neil works hard to serve his loyal clients in all areas of animal care. He is extremely skilled at treating an array of animals, however he is most well-known for his expertise in the field of exotic hoofstock and deer immobilization, transport and medicine. He has volunteered with teams of veterinarians in South Africa, utilizing chemical immobilization to treat and relocate such species as Giraffes and White Rhinos. Dr. O’Neil is actively involved in the Exotic Wildlife Association, and also serves on their Board of Directors. In addition to volunteering and raising money for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Dr. O’Neil was a guest speaker at the North American Elk Breeder Association meeting in 2014, where he spoke on the topic of chemical immobilization. Most recently, Dr. O’Neil has been a guest speaker at his alma mater twice this year, both times serving as an authority in the field of wildlife health, disease and immobilization.
Dr. O’Neil has been married to Amy Cardwell O’Neil since 1984. Together they have raised three wonderful children (and many special animals). Their oldest child, Eleanor Madison graduated from Southwestern University and works in Washington, D.C.; their son, Morgan Patrick graduated from Texas A&M University and is currently interning for Space X. Upon completion of his internship, he will resume his work towards obtaining a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering at A&M. Jennifer Kay will graduate from Fredericksburg High School in 2016, and looks forward to earning admittance to a college of her choice. Dr. O’Neil is a longtime owner of racing Quarter Horses and enjoys watching them run whenever possible. In addition to the organizations mentioned above, Dr. O’Neil is also a member of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Quarter Horse Association and Ducks Unlimited.
Dr. Juliette Carroll
Dr. Juliette Carroll was born and raised in the beautiful hills of Northwest Connecticut. Dr. Carroll began her college career at a small agricultural college in Pennsylvania, but fell in love with Texas after her employment on a large Angus seedstock operation in the Texas panhandle. She relocated to Texas in 2004 where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Tarleton State University, and later moving to College Station, where she earned her Master’s degree in Veterinary Parasitology from Texas A&M University. While pursuing her graduate degree, Dr. Carroll developed a strong interest in drug-resistant parasites and tick-borne parasitic diseases, which has carried into her career as a veterinarian. She attended veterinary school at Colorado State University, graduating in 2013 as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Upon her graduation, she returned to Texas to complete an internship in advanced equine medicine and lameness at Elgin Veterinary Hospital. After spending a year at Elgin Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Carroll worked as a mixed animal veterinarian in San Marcos before joining Pedernales Veterinary Center.
As part of Dr. Carroll’s unique equine experience, she is extremely skilled in foal pneumonia, equine ophthalmic disorders, lameness, internal medicine and reproduction. Aside from her equine knowledge, Dr. Carroll also enjoys small animal, livestock and exotic hoofstock medicine. She has particular interest in wound care, small animal soft tissue surgery, exotic ruminant parasite management, challenging medical cases and bucking bull performance. Dr. Carroll is a true mixed-animal practitioner in every sense of the word, and looks forward to caring for your large and small animal patients.
Dr. Carroll is married to her very supportive husband Corbin, who she met while attending undergrad at Tarleton. Together they spend their time trying keep up with their energetic 2yr old, Weston. You’ll often see Weston “helping” his mom around the clinic. He a lover of animals as well and insists on making sure they get the best care. Recently, Dr. Carroll and her husband purchase a piece of property in town and are in the process of building their first home.
Dr. Carroll enjoys hiking and traveling back to the mountains of Colorado any chance she gets. She devotes a great deal of time to advancing her skills through copious amounts of continuing education and is a member of the following organizations: American Association Of Equine Practitioners; Exotic Wildlife Association; American Association Of Bovine Practitioners; Texas Equine Veterinarian Association; American Association Of Veterinary Parasitologists; American Veterinary Medical Association.