Our technicians 

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BRIANA MENDOZA

In another life, we are pretty sure she was a mermaid.

 

Briana is a Certified Veterinary Technician at Big Spring Veterinary Diagnostic Hospital.  Full disclosure:

 "I love cleaning dog and cat’s teeth.   For me and for them, it’s instant gratification.  I gently scrape away their plaque and tarter which is going to give them better breath….come on…. I know a lot of you sleep with your pets, and annual dentals reduces bad breath,  a real plus when you’re sharing a pillow with a four-legged family member."

We call her "Bri" around BVDH and is Queen B when it comes to fitness. She also enjoys being outdoors, coloring, and snacking. If she won the lottery tomorrow, she'd start a women ONLY gym and you know keep working here. 

Our client relation specialists 

Christina Balderas

One of the first contagious smiles as you enter is Christina! Client Relations Specialist at Big Spring Veterinary Diagnostic Hospital.

 

"One of the most inspiring parts of this job is seeing pets come in that are knocking on heavens door and then watching them leave back home recovered with their families!"

 

Originally from Del Rio, if this woman could invent a holiday it would definitely involve street tacos! Zeus, Orion, and Luna are her fur-babies! 

Our HEART...

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Dr. Sandy Hurwitz

Dr. Sandy Hurwitz is the Medical Director and a founding partner at Big Spring Veterinary Diagnostic Hospital.  Born in San Antonio and raised in Corpus Christi, Dr. Hurwitz earned his Master’s Degree in Physiological Psychology from Trinity University.  After graduation he headed east to Texas A&M University where he earned his doctorate in veterinary medicine. 

 

Dr. Hurwitz has founded 5 veterinary hospitals all of which are still thriving medical facilities.  “I take great pride in helping young veterinarians get into practice.  The veterinary profession has been my passion for over 50 years and it still is today.”

 

Attributing to Dr. Hurwitz success has been his intense curiosity of finding answers to difficult cases.  “Diagnosing and treating medical conditions is almost impossible without advanced diagnostic imaging and a well equip surgical suite,” says Dr. Hurwitz.  “I could not practice the level of medicine BVDH offers without our CT, Ultra-sound, Endoscope, Video Otoscope and Digital X-ray.  After diagnoses are made, I usually treat or alleviate the condition the same day.  Surgery is my favorite aspect of medicine.  Every time I open a pet it’s a new puzzle to solve and opportunity to heal.” 

 

Most recently, Dr. Hurwitz served as a member of the Texas Tech School of Veterinary Medicine’s steering committee.  

 

When Dr. Hurwitz is not practicing medicine, he can be found at one of his two wildlife photography ranches in South Texas.  He is an avid photographer and his photos can be seen in the BVDH lobby.  He shares his life with Leslee, and their six children and 8 grandchildren.  Rounding out their large family are 5 horses, 7 Black Angus, 2 Great Pyrenees, 2 Donkeys and 1 amazing terrier named Mommy Dog.