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Vjay R Gudipally, D.V.M, M.S, Practice Owner

Dr. Vijay Gudipally D.V.M. M.S. founded FM 685 Animal Hospital in 2009. He graduated from A.P. University of Veterinary Medicine in 1991 in India and has a Masters degree in Medical Microbiology from Long Island State University,N.Y.  In 1997, he did his internship at Iowa State University.  He then started his career as an Associate Veterinarian at Potage Park Animal Hospital in Chicago, IL. After that he worked for several years in various hospitals across Illinois, California & Texas before opening Pflugerville Animal Hospital in 2003 ( Our sister location).  His interests include Internal Medicine & Dentistry. Dr. Gudipally and his wife have two sons. He has Levi his long haired chihuahua, Moses a Tabby Maine Coon Mix, and Medusa our calico clinic cat. He recently lost his long time friend Pfluger the kitty.  We all miss him!

Dr. Swathi Reddy, D.V.M, M.S

Dr, Swathi Reddy D.V.M M.S – Comes to us from a small town near the seaside resort area of Chennai, India. Her compassion for animals lead her to the College of Veterinary Medicine in Andhra Pradesh.  She graduated in 2008 and in 2010 Graduated with a Masters in Microbiology from Sri Venkateswara University, and the distinction of being “Top of the Class” an extremely prestigious honor at both. Her love of companion animals has proved her to educating herself into the fields of Internal Medicine and Dentistry. She and her husband moved to Austin in 2011. She has a German Shepherd Mix Seema and is a recently new mother to a beautiful baby boy!  Her other interests in reading, cooking, gardening and walking.

Melinda Elkaim, Lead Technician

Melinda was here when FM 685 opened its doors in September 2009.  She has worked as a veterinary technician at clinics in Toronto, California and Texas before settling here in Travis County. She brings to the table a font of knowledge in the veterinary field which she gives to our clients.  She has  Poshie who is a beautiful Anatolian Shepard, Bear her rescue Pomeranian Mix, and Ellie her other Pomeranian Mix.  

Ashley Montoya, Technician

Ashley joined the team in 2014.  She has a passion for all animal and loves to help them feel better. Since she was young she has had experience with domestic animals.  She has Raskal and Weebo (Miniature Schnauzers), Hope (Cocker Spaniel Poodle Mix), Killer (Chihuahua Min Pin Mix),  Big Girl (Border Collie Lab Mix), and Rupert her hedgehog.  She understands the importance of making sure your pets are treated as her own. 

Ariana Muniz, Technian

Ariana joined the team in 2014.  Ariana grew up on a ranch in Coupland, Texas.  She has experience with large animals. Her passion started young and her dedication to animals is what makes her great at her job.  She truly cares about your pets and is sympathetic when they are feeling under the weather. She has a pit bull named Ruby and a miniature dachshund named Cinnamon


Lourdes Miranda, Technician

 Lourdes joined our team in 2015.  She is working here while she strives to learn knowledge that can help her when she becomes a veterinarian one day.  She has a passion for caring for your fur babies.

Khaila Gilliam, Technician

Khaila joined the team in 2015.  Her bubbly personality welcomes you in to assist you with questions you may have.  She has two standard poodles and a Poodle English Sheep dog mix Roscoe.  

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