A passionate group of animal lovers who just happen to be exceptionally talented veterinary professionals. We work together to make sure your pet receives the best patient care there is. Now, meet the team at your side.


Kate Oliver

DVM, Practice Owner

Dr. Oliver is a 1998 Graduate of Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and has a BS in Veterinary Science. She is the proud owner of ‘Oscar'(Orange Tabby Cat), ‘Kiko'(White/grey Tabby Cat), ‘TinkerBell’, and ‘Dotty Marie’ (Vizsla).

Dr. Oliver opened OAH in 2006. As OAH has grown over the years she has enjoyed creating lasting relationships with both her patients and clients. Her team of veterinarians is dedicated to providing the utmost in veterinary care and believe in a team approach to their patients. She and her veterinarians are harmonious in striving to create a fear free environment for all OAH patients.

Markay Nyquist


Dr. Nyquist graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. Prior to attending veterinary school she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Texas and worked as a veterinary technician and laboratory research assistant. She grew up on the Oregon coast and moved to Texas in 2006.

Dr. Nyquist’s special interests include feline internal medicine, dentistry, radiology, and surgery.

Dr. Nyquist has three cats; Zoe, Nala and Adora, and one dog Layla. In her time off, she enjoys exploring the outdoors, bike riding, yoga, trying new foods, cooking and relaxing with her husband Brian, family and friends.


Melena McClure


Dr. Melena McClure earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from St. Matthew’s University in 2014 & completed her clinical training for her veterinary degree at the University of Georgia in 2013-2014.

Dr. McClure also holds an MBA from Davenport University in 2014 as well as a Master of Science in Nutrition from Texas A&M University in 2008. While at Texas A&M University, Dr. McClure performed research in the field of feline nutrition.

Dr. McClure enjoys being both an emergency veterinarian as well as a general veterinary practitioner.

Dr. McClure shares her home with her husband and a Snowshoe cat, Beaker. In her free time, Dr. McClure enjoys hiking, biking, and traveling


“Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”

-Anatole France

Care Team

Tracy Tougas

LVT, Practice Manager

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Tara Maxson

LVT, CVPM, Practice Coordinator

Tara holds a BS in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University and an AAS in Veterinary Technology from Lone Star College. She is a LVT (Licensed Veterinary Technician & a CVPM (Certified Veterinary Practice coordinator)

As a technician, Tara has over nineteen years of experience, including four years in emergency medicine. Tara has been the practice coordinator since OAH opened in 2006. In 2014, Tara founded the Austin Veterinary Practice coordinator Group (AVPMG) which now has over 150 active members.

Tara also serves as co-chair of the advisory committee for the Austin Community College Veterinary Technology program. The committee, formed in 2013, promotes a mission to expand and enhance veterinary education in Austin.

In her spare time, Tara enjoys working on creative projects, traveling, and taking direction from “Susie Bruiser” her chatty, Manx tabby cat.


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