Animal Emergency Room - San Antonio, TX - Meet The Doctors

Animal Emergency Room

4315 Fredericksburg Rd
San Antonio, TX 78201



Meet The Doctors


Dr. Kim Buck

Kim Buck DVM, DABVP (Canine/Feline)

Dr. Buck received 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.  She has spoken on emergency medicine and surgery topics both internationally and nationally.

Her husband David and she have four children: Jennifer, Arthur, Lilly, and Mick. 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 an Associate Editor for the Emergency Medicine Folder.


She certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) specializing in Canine and Feline Practice in 2014.  She became a Founding Fellow in Emergency Practice in 2022.  Dr. Buck mastered a rigorous and demanding application process and certification examination in order to obtain Diplomate status. For more information about ABVP, please visit