The Team

Ryan Bullock, DVM

Dr. Ryan Bullock earned his Bachelors degree from Texas A&M in 1999 and his DVM from Texas A&M in 2005. He spent 6 years working as an associate at a busy practice just east of Dallas. In 2011, he and Dr. Keith Leakey decided to strike out on their own and purchased Canyon Animal Clinic and Canyon City Animal Hospital in Canyon Lake, TX.  In May of 2015, they were proud to open their third location in New Braunfels, TX, called Hunters Canyon Animal Hospital.  Dr. Bullock is very proud of the positive culture that has been developed at all of the Canyonvet hospitals since 2011.  He says this is the result of a lot of hard work and holding our employees accountable to our 5 core values.  Dr. Bullock currently serves as President of all three Canyonvet Hospitals and enjoys the management side of practice ownership.  His veterinary interests include osteoarthritis, platelet enhancement therapy, and dermatology.  He has two little boys that he loves spending most of his free time with, but, he is also an avid golfer and outdoorsmen.  He also has two yellow labs named Augie and Andi.

Erin Farrell, DVM

Dr. Farrell graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences and a minor in Business Administration. She then went on to graduate from Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. She is originally from Dallas, Texas but is excited to experience life in the Hill Country. She can’t wait to meet your dog or cat but also enjoys working with small mammal exotics and reptiles! In her spare time, she loves traveling, reading, and any outdoor activity. She also enjoys long walks with her two dogs, Riley and Sammy!


Lauren Casares, DVM

Dr. Lauren (Thompson) Casares graduated from Texas A&M University in 2013 with a degree in Animal Science and again in 2018 from the College of Veterinary Medicine. She grew up in the small, rural town of Grandview, Texas where she enjoyed spending time on her family’s farm raising cattle and other livestock through her involvement in 4H and FFA. During veterinary school, Lauren met her husband (Dr. Justin Casares) and they moved to the Hill Country area shortly after graduating. She spent her first year in a busy mixed animal practice and is now excited to be joining the CanyonVet team. Lauren says “she considers it a privilege to care for God’s creation by practicing veterinary medicine” and looks forward to caring for your pets as she would her own. In her down time, Lauren enjoys spending time outdoors, managing her family’s cattle, Aggie football and baseball games, and spending time with friends and family (including the furry ones)!

Jade, Hospital Manager, Technician

Jade has been in animal medicine since 2007. She is originally from San Antonio and has recently moved back from North Texas. Her family is from Louisiana and since she also went to school there she is a huge LSU fan! In her spare time she enjoys staying active playing sports and catching any live concerts and sporting events she can! She has one daughter, a “pet” daughter that is, named Siarra!

Chelsea, Technician

Chelsea started out in the pet service industry in 2003. Chelsea grew up South East of Houston on a small farm and raced cross country endurance on Arabian horses! She also has about 8 years of grooming experience. She and her fiancé have two French Bulldogs named Jdam and Lampy! In her spare time she enjoys fishing, boating, kayaking, shooting 4×4 – basically anything outdoors! Chelsea is also currently studying Health Science working towards a Nursing Degree.


Elise, Technician

(Bio Coming Soon!)

Stephanie, Receptionist

Stephanie found her love for working with animals by starting out with Blue Pearl Specialty Animal Emergency as the Lead Receptionist Manager! She has a history with Early Childhood Education as she was a Kindergarten teacher for 16 years! In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her Retired Coast Guard husband and her 4 children!


Sharon, Boarding Technician

Sharon has lived her whole life in New Braunfels, Texas!  Her passion for taking care of animals came from growing up on her family’s ranch. There she worked by taking care of different animals like Blackbuck, Fallow Deer, horses, donkeys and cattle to name a few. If she’s not loving on animals you can find her at the beach on a surf board!

Leadership Team

Ryan Bullock, DVM
President, Owner

Keith Leakey, DVM
Visionary, Owner

Practice Director 

Marketing Director

Finance, IT Director

We pride ourselves on providing high quality veterinary care for our patients and exceptional customer service for our clients. In order to offer you the best, all team members are required to complete a 12 month staff training and education course. Upon completion, the team member is considered “Canyon Certified”. Everyone in the Canyon Family works hard to complete this course and is proud to be Canyon Certified!


1935 W State HWY 46, Suite 106
New Braunfels, Texas 78132


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