Our Staff


Dr. Katie Meier (DACVIM – Cardiology)

Dr. Meier graduated from the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2003.  She then went on to complete a year long rotating post graduate internship at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine.

She completed her residency in Cardiology at the University of Pennsylvania Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital in 2006.  She achieved board certification in 2007 and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, subspecialty of Cardiology.

In 2009, Dr. Meier founded Austin Heart Vet, a comprehensive veterinary cardiology practice in central Texas.  By offering advanced diagnostics and therapeutics, Dr. Meier hopes to bring the highest quality of specialty care to the largest number of pet owners and patients as possible.

Special interests include arrhythmia diagnosis and management, diagnosis and interventional therapy for congential heart disease, and long term management of congestive heart failure.

When not listening for murmurs and arrhythmias, Dr. Meier enjoys spending time with her family, checking out the best barbecue and swimming holes Texas has to offer.


 Larisa Respondek

Larisa has been working in veterinary medicine for over 10 years.  She is highly skilled and has extensive experience as both a veterinary technician as well as practice management.  She brings that experience to Austin Heart Vet with the goal of providing exemplary service to all clients and their pets.


Shannah Peters

Shannah joined the team in October 2014.  In addition to being a hard working veterinary technician, she is an avid boater and enjoys weekends at the lake with her family and two dogs.