Our Doctors

Dr. Dawn Fradkin

Dr. Dawn Fradkin earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University, and has over 10 years of experience in small animal medicine and surgery. After working as an associate small animal veterinarian in San Antonio for 3 years, Dr. Fradkin spent two years providing relief veterinarian services at practices in Bexar, Kendall, and Comal Counties. Dr. Fradkin founded Bergheim Pet Hospital & Clinic in October 2007, and became the first female veterinary hospital owner in Kendall County.

Her active lifestyle includes kayaking the Guadalupe River, riding her Missouri Foxtrotter horses Jamaica and Java, and hunting with her Labrador Retrievers Tess and Kayla. Dr. Fradkin is active in the local veterinary community, and served as continuing education coordinator for the Veterinary Medical Association of Bexar County for 3 years. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, Boerne Chamber of Commerce, and Hill Country Women in Business.

While at Texas A&M, Dr. Fradkin founded the internationally recognized Aggie Feral Cat Alliance of Texas (AFCAT). The alliance was formed to address the growing problem of feral and stray cats at Texas A&M and set the standard for educating and training veterinary students in humane feral cat management. She has a direct line of communication with Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and local veterinary specialists in every discipline, and always offers whatever services or procedures are in the best interest of your pets. Dr. Fradkin promotes responsible pet ownership and fosters the human-animal bond through honest and personable consultations where pets are viewed and treated as loved family members.

Dr. Mikeline Gladman

Dr. Mikeline Gladman earned her DVM at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, and holds a BS in Marine Biology from Texas A&M Galveston. She is a Texas native raised in Dallas. Dr. Gladman enjoys everything about veterinary medicine, from caring for sick pets to yearly wellness checks. She treats every patient as if it is her own pet, and enjoys communicating with clients to help their pets live longer and healthier lives. She and her husband Josh have two beautiful children, a daughter named Aubrey and a son named Jaxon, and three dogs named Misty Mae, Trigger, and Remi. In her free time Dr. Gladman enjoys the great outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

Our Support Staff


When you walk through our front doors, Madellaine will be there to greet you and get you checked in for your pet’s appointment. Madellaine was born and raised in Warwick, Rhode Island, but has lived in the San Antonio area for most of her life and married her husband in November 1999. She graduated from UTSA with a Masters in Educational Leadership, a Bachelors in American Studies, and a Minor in Art History and Criticism. She has 2 dogs and 3 cats of her own that she adores, so when animals come into our clinic for treatment, she loves to help them feel safe and loved. During her free time away from work, Madellaine enjoys reading, going on walks, playing golf, and going horseback riding!

“What I find most fascinating about veterinary medicine is the trust and grace that animals demonstrate toward their caregivers. Animals often come in hurting and scared, yet they allow us to help them, then reward us with kisses and wagging tails – very gratifying.”


Ian is one of hard working Veterinary Technicians. He was born in Ohio and raised in Boerne. He attended Boerne High School and studied Biology at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Ian has a love for all animals, and is known to cuddle with a puppy from time to time. Outside of work Ian enjoys the outdoors, camping, swimming, and spending time with his pet bird Mary.


When you visit Bergheim Pet Hospital and Clinic, you will be greeted with an exuberant “Hello!” from Marisa, our Lead Client Relations Specialist. Marisa is a graduate of Boerne High School. She and her husband married in 1995, and have two children, one grandchild, two dogs and a cat. Marisa enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as sewing and fishing.


Melissa, one of our caring veterinary technicians, was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts where she attended UMass before moving to San Antonio. She loves getting to know you and your pets and learning about various health conditions in cats and dogs so that she can better help them! During her free time, Melissa likes swimming, going to the gym, reading books, and cooking delicious food (especially tacos). She does not currently have any pets of her own, so she just loves on everyone else’s!

“The only thing I love more than a taco…is TWO tacos! And dogs, of course!”


When your fur babies are in need of a spa day, Misty is your girl! She grew up in Tennessee and Mississippi, then moved to San Antonio when she was 19. Misty has been grooming for 10+ years and takes pride in her work! When she’s not giving your pets a makeover, she enjoys kickboxing, listening to music, cooking, and spending time with her two daughters, her dog, and her cat.

“Oh, my life, I love it!”


When your pets come to board with us, Fiona is here to care for them like they are her own. She keeps the clinic well stocked and “spic and span” clean, but also assists our doctors and vet techs with pet exams and treatments. She grew up in McMinnville, Oregon, graduated from high school, and plans to further her education to become a veterinary technician. Fiona has 3 dogs, 3 cats, and 2 cows that she cares for at home with her parents and older brother, and she loves it! Her favorite aspect about working at BPHC is having the opportunity to help animals in their time of need. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, baking and cooking, and raising, training and showing her mini Hereford cattle!

“Animals are truly our family and should be treated medically with the same diligence and fervor, and that is what I believe veterinary medicine is all about.”


Kendall provides our boarding animals with lots of love and care! She grew up in Rock Springs, Wyoming before moving to Boerne, where she graduated high school in the class of 2019! Fiona plans to continue her education and training to become a certified vet tech. She has 2 dogs and is the middle child in her family with four brothers! In her spare time, Kendall quite enjoys singing, playing piano, and spending quality time with her family.

“I love getting the chance to be around the sweetest, cutest animals.”


Jazz is one of our kennel techs and our social media marketing genius. You will find her helping care for the animals that come into our clinic or planning our next monthly special and Facebook post! She loves being able to work with animals and learning how to better care for them. Jazz was born in Florida, but raised in Oregon with her five little siblings, where she graduated high school. She plans on completing college to become a wildlife biologist. When she’s not working, Jazz enjoys video games with her cat in her lap, reading books, camping, scuba diving, and baking the best cookies ever for her coworkers!

“I just love how every individual animal has his own unique personality, and it’s intriguing to me to learn and get to know them all. They’re just like people, only cuter.”