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
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.
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!”
Kenny is an Assistant Veterinary Technician. She was born in Rock Springs, Wyoming where she lived until the age of 13 at which point her family moved to Boerne. Kenny has two dogs; a labradoodle and a staffy mix. Kenny is a recent graduate of Samuel Champion High School and is working towards a degree in psychology. She hopes to get her masters and help trauma patients. For fun, Kenny likes to sing, travel and spend time with friends.
Pez is another one of our invaluable Kennel Techs. He is a graduate of Boerne High School. He was in the band all four years playing the tuba and all of the low brass section. Pez is “owned” by his boxer, Ezra. Boxers are his favorite breed of dog. Pez is currently going to school at Northwest Vista in San Antonio and his current goal is to be a vet. Pez likes to go by a quote from Will Smith “Talent is natural, but skill is only developed by hours and hours of beating and beating on your craft.”
Two fun things about Pez: his favorite color is sky blue and he is a gear head. He hopes to one day build his own car…maybe he will paint it sky blue.
Caden is one of our invaluable Kennel Techs. He was born in Texas, moved to Minnesota for eight years and then came back to Texas. He is a graduate of Samuel Champion High School with aspirations to earn a political science degree. He might just be a future Mayor or Senator. Caden has one dog named Tesla. In his free time, Caden enjoys playing the guitar and going on road trips with friends.
Laura is passionate about the veterinary care industry and has worked on and off in the industry since 2007. She was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, attended the University of Tennessee and received her B.A. from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Laura and her husband of 23 years are proud parents to daughter, Mason, a current Oklahoma State University Cowboy-“Go Pokes”. Laura and her family enjoy living in the Hill Country and taking advantage of the many river opportunities and outdoor live music venues that abound. Laura’s beloved four leggers include Lucy, Penny, Talulah, Ivy and Dreamer along with a few chickens.
When you visit BPHC, you will be welcomed by Brandy one of our smiling Customer Service Representatives. Brandy was born in California and moved to Texas when she was eight. She graduated from Canyon Lake High School and married her high school sweetheart in 2018. Brandy and her husband are excited to welcome their first baby girl in July of 2020. In her free time, Brandy likes to be at the river with her husband and lab, Annie.
Morgan is one of our outstanding Veterinary Technicians. She is a native Texan who grew up around horses and cattle on a working ranch. Morgan loves dogs and has two of her own named Sadie and Zoe. When Morgan isn’t at the clinic she enjoys hunting and running barrels at rodeos. Her most recent accomplishment is the birth of her beautiful daughter, Maycee Lane.