About Us

Meet the Team

The healthcare team at River City Companion Animal Hospital is committed to providing the absolute best care for your pet. We strive to provide you with the most accurate diagnosis for your pet’s specific needs and pride ourselves on the wonderful relationships we have developed with each of our clients and their four-legged friends!

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Meet Our Doctors


Dr. Chris Kohnen
Practice Owner, DVM

Dr. Kohnen was born and raised in Houston, Tx.  He graduated from Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995.  After graduation, he served 4 years in the US Army as a Veterinarian from 1996-2000.

Dr. Kohnen is happily married to his wife, Kayla, for 29 years and father of 2 daughters, Delaney and Jenna, and a son, Kody. His four-legged family members include 3 dogs- Hank, Bogie, and Ruby, and 3 cats- Colton, Skylar, and Asher.  When not caring for your pets, Dr. Kohnen enjoys hunting, fishing, spending time on the farm, and traveling.


Dr. Doug Owens

Dr. Doug Owens received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Auburn University. He is a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel who has more than 20 years of experience caring for animals with routine, specialty, and critical illnesses.

While serving as a military veterinarian he completed a three year residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Illinois. Some of the positions he has held include Chief of Internal Medicine and Outpatient Clinics at the U.S. Army Military Working Dog Center, Chief of the Animal Health Branch at U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, and the Chief of the Animal Health Branch at US Army Medical Department Center and School where he led instruction to veterinarians and technicians in both general and advanced medical & surgical care of animals.

Dr. Owens’ veterinary career has focused on many aspects of general and specialty medicine, battlefield health trauma surgery & research, and public health. Dr. Owens has a special love of marine mammals and exotics and has worked at SeaWorld San Antonio as a relief veterinarian for the last decade. Dr. Owens enjoys volunteering for scouting, youth sport programs, and with his church. He is married with four children and has multiple family pets including a Great Pyrenees, Tortoiseshell cat, Teacup Poodle, and other exotic pets.

Meet Our Team

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Laura D.
Hospital Manager

Laura joined RCCAH in 2013.  She has been in the vet field since 2000.  Laura was born and raised in SA (minus 8 years) and is a MacArthur Brahma Alumnus.  Her family includes her husband Wayne, kids, Lauren and Scott, and her furbabies Carlin, Murphy, and Crowley.  When not working, Laura enjoys crafting, traveling, and binging Netflix.

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Kim T.
Head Veterinary Tech

Kim has been with RCCAH from day one!  Her  20+ years in the veterinary industry help her provide our patients with the very best care.  Kim wears many hats at the clinic and we are so lucky to have her.  With her dad serving in the Air Force, Kim has lived in some cool places including Korea and Panama.  She has called Texas home since 2002.  Her fur-family includes 3 pups, Skipper, Bagger Noonan, and Toffee.

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Nadia L. 
Veterinary Technician

Nadia is a Maryland native and moved to South Texas when she started high school. Her love and passion for animals started from a very early age, thanks to frequent trips to her father’s ranch in Mexico. Nadia eventually went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at Berry College in Rome, GA. She immediately began working with livestock and did so all throughout college (sheep are her absolute favorite). It was very hard work but also extremely rewarding. After graduation, she went straight into small animal medicine and hasn’t looked back since. She loves veterinary medicine because there are always opportunities to learn something new. Nadia has two fur babies of her own:  Waldo (terrier mix) and Freddie (domestic shorthair), both of which are incredibly spoiled. During her free time, Nadia enjoys hiking, binge-watching Netflix, and spending time with her family.

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Lin J. 

Lin has worked in the veterinary field for 15 years,  9 of those with RCCAH.  Her love for animals and helping people makes her a great asset to our healthcare team.  She enjoys her position as a receptionist and being able to greet our patients when they come in.  Lin’s family includes her hubby of 22 years and a teenage son. Her four-legged family includes Poe, Puck and Shadow. When not at work, Lin enjoys crafting,  camping with her family and caring for her herd of cattle on the family ranch in South Texas.

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Skylar B. 
Technician Assistant

Skylar joined the RCCAH team in December 2019.  She is originally from Lytle, Texas but made her way to SA as fast as she could.  Skylar has 4 furry felines at home~ Jasper, Joey, Ricky, and Roxanne.  While not caring for your four-legged family members, she loves spending time with her little sister, reading, and watching movies.

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Abbey O. 
Technician Assistant

Abbey has been in the field for a little over a year now and loves learning new things to help better pets lives! She plans on going to Texas A&M to earn a Doctorates degree in Veterinary Medicine. She loves the level of care that we provide here at RCCAH and hopes to one day match it in her own clinic. When she’s not loving on fur babies at the clinic, she’s at home with her two rescue kitties Caesar and Sebastian.

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Emma W. 
Technician Assistant

Emma was born and raised in San Antonio and is currently in school studying biology. Her pet tribe consists of her cat, sweetheart, her two dogs, Bella and Queenie, her rabbit, Pepper, and 12 chickens! In her free time, she loves to fish and spend time outside.