Animal Emergency Room 

Serving San Antonio Pets for over 13 years


Danette Schweers  DVM, DABVP (Canine/Feline)

Elissa Jackson DVM

Dr.  Jackson is an Austin native. After high school, she attended Texas A&M university at College Station  and was accepted into Veterinary School after her junior year. She received her B.S. in 2000 and graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. After veterinary school, she settled down at  a predominately small animal hospital  in San Marcos, Texas, where she worked for 3 years.  Since that time, she has filled in at a variety of hospitals including the Animal Emergency Room allowing other veterinarians to have some well deserved time off. She joined Animal Emergency Room in a more permanent capacity in 2013. Her interests include feline medicine, dentistry, geriatric care and emergency/critical care. 

She currently has a small zoo at home consisting of 3 cats, 3 dogs and multiple tanks full of fish including a small salt water tank. The current photo was taken spring of 2013 in Boerne with her dogs, Buddy - the blue heeler, Hunter - the German Shepard mix and Zorro - her San Antonio special as she calls him.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time gardening, playing with her pets and training for sprint triathlons.

Kim Buck DVM,  DABVP  (Canine/Feline)

Dr. Buck recieved her B.S. in 1982 and her DVM in 1987 from Texas A&M University. She spent four years in mixed animal practice in central Texas and three years in emergency medicine in Texas and Oklahoma. She settled down into a small animal practice in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma for eleven years. Wanting to try something different, she found a position with Banfield, The Pet Hospital in Norman, Oklahoma. Banfield transferred her to their central office in Oregon to work in the education department coaching and teaching veterinarians. Because of her experience in emergency medicine, she was asked to return to practicing medicine and helm two of the new urgent care hospitals owned by Banfield. To move closer to family and practice in a critical care setting, she chose to travel back to Texas and work in a large critical care/emergency hospital in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. She began working at the Animal Emergency room in 2010. 

Her husband David and she have four children;  Jennifer, Arthur, Lilly, and Mick and a budgie named Blizzard.  She just recently lost her elder Labrador retrievers and German Shepherd.  Her interests include emergency and critical care medicine, internal medicine, cytology, and ultrasonography. She tries to find time to read, bicycle, hike, listen to music, write, and practice yoga. She volunteers with the Veterinary Information Network as a VIN Rep for the Emergency Medicine Folder.