Our Veterinary Team

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

Dr. Gudipally hails from Hyderabad, India. He Received his Bachelors in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Hyderabad, India in 1991. He then received his Masters in Medical Microbiology from Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY in 1996. He successfully completed his clinical rotation from Iowa State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital in 1997. He went on to receive his ECFVG (Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates) Certificate from AVMD in 1997. He then practiced as a small animal veterinarian in a multi doctor hospital in Chicago from 1998-2001. He also worked as a relief vet from 2001-2004 in Chicago, Southern California, Austin and San Antonio. Dr. Gudipally, along with his wife Indira Gudipally, opened Pflugerville Animal Hospital in 2003. He then opened FM 685 Animal Hospital in Hutto in 2009.

In addition to being licensed in the state of Texas, Dr. Gudipally is also USDA accredited. His favorite past time is spending time with his wife, two sons, and family pet Maya.

Marla Reith, Receptionist

Originally from San Antonio, Marla moved to the Austin Area in 2012. She started in the Cedar Park area and moved to Hutto in 2016. She started working a Pflugerville Animal Hospital in June of 2017 and moved to the FM685 in October 2017. Marla has been working in the veterinary field since 2001. She is married and has one daughter, who is married. She has a German Shepherd named Gretchen, a Husky Mix named Ginger, a long haired cream colored cat named Jack, a long haired black cat named Wendy, a short haired orange tabby named Hook. In her off time she likes to watch movies, read and spend time with my family and pets.

Susann Montouri, Receptionist

Originally from Maryland, Susann has been employed with the Maryland and Florida court systems for a combined 30 years. Upon moving to Texas, she was eager to try something different and her love for animals led her to FM685 Animal Hospital in January of 2018. Susann has a son and a daughter who also live in Texas. In her spare time she enjoys riding horses, restoring old houses and writing. She currently owns a miniature donkey, a miniature horse, a Dachshund and 18 chickens.

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 Bear her rescue Pomeranian Mix, and Ellie her other Pomeranian Mix.

Kaitlyn Phillips, Technician

Kaitlyn was born and raised in Georgetown and currently resides in Round Rock with her boyfriend and their pets. She has an 11 year old Dachshund named Duke, and two kittens Cosmo and Wanda. Kaitlyn also has a Guinea Pig named Floppy. She has always loved working with animals and has been a Veterinary Technician for 3 years and counting! She has a way of winning animals trust and always treats other pets like they were her own. Kaitlyn has worked with us since October of 2017. In her spare time, she likes to relax at home and watch movies with her cats.

Stephanie Fletcher, Technician

Stephanie has worked with us since the summer of 2017. With her love for all animals she knew that working as a Veterinary Technician would be the career for her. She is also an active supporter of cleaning our oceans. She was born and raised in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and made the big move to Austin in 2010. She now lives in the beautiful hill country with her family. She has three dogs, Ziegen, a German Shepherd, Gunner, a German Short-haired Pointer and Ragnar, a Lab mix. Stephanie also has a Tabby cat named Galileo. In her spare time she loves to go to the lake with her family and spend as much time as she can with her 3 year old son. Her hobbies includes running, sketching and training her dogs.

Kai Arguelles, Technician

Kai was born and raised in Austin Texas, she now lives in Round Rock with her partner of three years, their two adorable puppies, and four Ferrets. Matthias and Amelia are Healer mixes and are both about to be 2! Her Ferrets, Namjoon (who is Albino), Yoongi, Seokjin, and Hoseok are super playful, funny and all around entertaining.  She finds caring for our patients and helping inform out clients about animal care is what makes her feel happy and fulfilled. Her hobbies include reading, especially Novels from her favorite author Haruki Murakami, taking her dogs on adventures, and hiking on the beautiful trails Austin has to offer. She is currently enrolled in college courses and is determined to make her way into the Human medical field. 


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