Meet Our Team

Dr. Leslie Bauer
Senior Veterinarian, Emergency Department
Medical Director

Dr. Leslie Bauer earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Georgia in 2002. She completed a small animal internship at the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School prior to starting work at the Emergency Pet Clinic in 2003. In 2009, Dr. Bauer became certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) in Canine and Feline Medicine. She is also a certified veterinary acupuncturist from the Chi Institute in Florida.

Emergency medicine has always been a passion for Dr. Bauer. She enjoys the variety and stimulation of not always knowing what will walk in the door brings next. She enjoys passing on that knowledge and experience to younger veterinarians through the Emergency Pet Clinic’s internship program. Dr. Bauer is the current medical director of the Emergency Pet Clinic and is proud to help provide a positive working environment for other like-minded veterinarians who like to work nights, weekends and holidays.

In her spare time, Dr. Bauer enjoys skiing, beer tasting, geocaching, and gardening. She shares her home with 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a husband.

Dr. Marica Montgomery
Senior Veterinarian, Emergency Department

Dr. Montgomery has been a veterinarian with Emergency Pet Clinic since 2014. She was born and raised in San Antonio, TX but went to college and vet school in Tuskegee, AL. After traveling to the AZ and MD for internships in ECC, she moved back home to Texas to be closer to family. Dr. Montgomery began working within the veterinary industry because she has a love for medicine and a strong connection to the animals I have had in my life. She said her favorite thing about working with animals is “watching them recover from injury or illness and knowing that I played a part in their healing.”

In addition to emergency medicine, Dr. Montgomery has a strong interest in rehabilitation and pain management. After having her own dog struggle with progressive neurologic disease and severe arthritis and watching her quality of life decline, she searched for a way to make her life better. Her dog didn’t respond to the standard pain management. Rehabilitation and directed pain management gave her back her life. Dr. Montgomery wants to give other families and patients the best chance at a good quality of life.

She spends much of her time with her mother and sister. They have one lovable Rottie named Bree and three kitties named Beaux and the twins, Thing One and Thing Two also known as Kanga and Roo. Dr. Montgomery is passionate about her faith, family, and volunteerism – “God has blessed me greatly in this life and I like to pass that on to the community around me.”

Dr. Valerie Korff
Veterinarian, Emergency Department

Dr. Valerie Korff grew up in Northern California and completed her undergraduate studies in Animal Science at University of California – Davis. She attended veterinary school in the United Kingdom at the Royal Veterinary College. After graduation from vet school, she completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at the University of Illinois. Dr Korff enjoyed her travels, but it was time to trade in rain and snow for sunny beaches and barbecue, which brought her to the Emergency Pet Clinic in Corpus Christi.

In her free time, she enjoys longboarding, trying new restaurants, and taking her two Boston Terriers, Willow and Emmy, for walks on the beach.

Dr Mckenzie Galvin
Veterinarian, Emergency Department

Dr. Mckenzie Galvin new up in Naples, Florida, where her love for animals began as soon as she could say the word “dog”. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Florida Gulf Coast University and then went on to receive her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University. After completing her clinical year at Texas A&M University, she decided to stay in Texas and completed a veterinary internship in emergency medicine in San Antonio. She has since moved to Corpus Christi to be closer to the beach and continue her career.

While in veterinary school on the island of St. Kitts, Dr. Galvin spent her time being a part of the SCAVMA Executive Board to enhance the learning experience for students at Ross University. Her professional interests include trauma, infectious diseases and internal medicine.

In her free time, Dr. Galvin likes to spend her time outdoors. She enjoys scuba diving, paddle-boarding, hiking of taking her dogs Oakley and Rusty for an evening run.