Dr. M. A. Urbanczyk, Jr., has owned and operated Block House Creek Animal Hospital since it’s founding in 1988. With over 25 years experience in the general practice of veterinary medicine, Dr. Urbanczyk is also a USDA accredited veterinarian. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1982, with degrees in Animal Science and Veterinary Science, and earned his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1984. His passion for animals, his commitment to excellence in veterinary medicine, and his dedication to his patients have won him the trust and loyalty of many long-time patients and their caregivers.
Dr. Stacy Curl, DVM, began her passion for veterinary medicine in 2002 when she began working for Dr. Urbanczyk in the kennel after school. In 2007 she graduated from the University of North Texas with a BS in Biology and Chemistry. Next she pursued her veterinary education at Ross University on island called St. Kitts in the Caribbean, and then finished her clinical rotations at Auburn University in January of 2012. Stacy has a special interest for all animals large, small and exotics, as well as internal medicine including ultrasonography. Stacy comes home to her Great Dane "Dallas", a white German shepherd "Maverick" as well as her white long haired kitty "Astro." Stacy enjoys anything involving the great outdoors, and her animals.
Dr. Robert Rhyne graduated from Texas A&M University with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1984. After graduation, he practiced in Florida for eight years before returning to Texas in 1992. His pets include a female sheltie, Skittles, and two cats, Phoebe and Chi Chi. He enjoys saltwater fishing, mountain biking, and racquetball.
Dr. Bruce Lawhorn received his Veterinary Medicine degree, his Veterinary Science degree and his Veterinary Microbiology degree from Texas A&M by 1989. He has a special interest in the diagnosis, management, prevention, and control of swine diseases, swine surgical techniques, swine biologics, and new swine disease diagnostics techniques. He is also currently a visiting professor at Texas A&M University.
Kathy Babola, Office Manager, began working at BHCAH in 2009 as a receptionist. She spent 16 yrs as an Operations Manager at a Resort and 8 yrs. working in Hospitals with Medical Records, Family Therapy and Obstetrics. Kathy was born in Texas but spent 7 years in Alaska where she learned to love animals and archeology. She spends her free time at the lake with her family and two dogs, Sable and Malenka.
Stacie McDonald, Groomer. Stacie lives in Leander with her husband and two daughters. They share their home with a cat and a very rambunctious Australian shepherd/border collie mix. Stacie and her family moved to Texas from Omaha, Nebraska in June 2011. Stacie has been grooming for 25 years and couldn’t imagine doing anything else. She has experience in most breeds and over the years has enjoyed the many personalities of our four-legged friends have to offer.
Additionally, our reception staff, veterinary technician staff, and grooming and kennel staff are typically experienced in either the veterinary field or a related field; all receive in-house training in providing caring services to all our patients.