Brad Singleton is from southwest Louisiana originally, and attended Louisiana State University for both undergraduate studies and to earn his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, he worked for 2 years in a busy exotic and small animal practice in Las Vegas, Nevada, before deciding Austin was the best place to call home.
Dr. Singleton’s professional interests include non-traditional pets, surgery, and dermatology. Very early in his career, Dr. Singleton gained a reputation for his laid-back, personable demeanor and for his dedication to fully educate pet owners about their pet's health.
When Dr. Singleton set out to start a veterinary clinic, he wanted something different than what he had personally experienced. He envisioned a practice that took time to educate clients on the issues their pets experienced, as the pet parent is ultimately the care giver. He feels that clients are better able to make important decisions regarding their pet's care once they have been thoroughly educated on the options and have had all of their questions answered.
He also wanted a place that did not feel like a traditional veterinary clinic. Animals are in tune with much more than we realize, and they can often pick up on the things that make a veterinary hospital a scary place for them. Creating an environment that feels like visiting a friend’s home and taking an individualized approach to reducing stress for each patient has been a constant theme in the veterinary hospitals he has created. Dr. Singleton attributes the success of his hospitals to the amazing teams that carry out this vision each day and the clients who share in the goals of creating the best life for their pets.
He is married to Alisha, who helped found South Park Animal Hospital in 2011 and has 2 sons ages 7 and 4. They share their home with their 3 rescued dogs, two adopted bunnies, a snake, and a crawfish. In his free time, Dr. Singleton enjoys tending his yard and outdoor adventures with his family and pups.
Dr. Liu graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009, and fell in love with Austin after completing an externship in the city during her senior year. She practiced in the Canyon Lake area for 3 and 1/2 years before joining South Park Animal Hospital in January 2013.
While Dr. Liu was initially interested in becoming a wildlife vet and spent time volunteering at the Raptor Center in St. Paul, she shifted her focus to companion animal medicine after speaking with frustrated owners as a Behavior Helpline volunteer at the local shelter. As a veterinarian, her goal is not only to make every pet’s visit as stress-free as possible, but to educate owners on prevention of behavior problems before they can occur. In addition to behavior, other professional interests include feline medicine and senior pet care, and she is a member of the AVMA, TVMA, American Association of Feline Practitioners, and certified as a Fear Free Veterinary Professional.
Outside of work, she has a herd of three cats and a dog, and her hobbies include film, cooking, travel, and searching for the perfect chicken fried steak.
Dr. Rachel Knight graduated from Louisiana State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, followed by her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. After graduation, she worked at a fast-paced mixed animal practice in Baton Rouge.
Originally from Houston, Rachel was very excited to be back in Texas when she and her husband made the decision to move to Austin for the start of 2016.
Dr. Knight’s professional interests include surgery, dermatology, and internal medicine. Outside of work she enjoys hiking, birding, and watching movies at home with her husband and their two dachshunds Frankie & Maggie.
Dr. Natalie Thompson earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Genetics, her Master of Science degree in Microbiology, and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University. While attending veterinary school, she was involved with the Student Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, the Student Veterinary Dermatology Club, and the Zoo, Exotics, and Wildlife club. She remained involved with the local shelter groups, as well as taking three externships with shelter facilities in Austin, Houston, and Baltimore. After graduation, she worked in a fast-paced small animal practice in Austin, before joining the South Park Animal Hospital team.
Her professional interests include surgery, dermatology, behavior, and dentistry. Dr. Thompson is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA), the Capital Area Veterinary Medical Association (CAVMA), and the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB).
Outside of work, Dr. Thompson enjoys traveling with her husband, gardening, reading, and adding to her record collection. She lives with four dogs, three finches, one cockatiel, and the occasional foster dog.
Dr. Lauren Andrews received a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from the University of Kentucky and continued on to receive her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University.
Dr. Andrews is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA), and is a certified Fear Free veterinary professional. Her special interests include pain management at all stages of life, surgery, and dermatology.
In her free time, Dr. Andrews enjoys playing soccer, fishing, camping, traveling, brewing beer, enjoying the Austin music scene, and hanging out with her shelter mutt, Carmen.