Although it's name may sound harmless, bloat is a life-threatening emergency for dogs. The condition, formally called gastric dilation-volvulus (GDV), can quickly kill dogs if they don't receive p ...View Article
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Dr. Glass grew up on a farm outside of Gonzales, graduating from Gonzales High School in 1975. He received a B.S. in Poultry Science from Texas A&M University in 1979 prior to going to veterinary school. He received his D.V.M. from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982, and thereafter went to work as a veterinarian at Caldwell Veterinary Clinic in Caldwell, TX. After practicing there for approximately one year, he came back to Gonzales to open Guadalupe Valley Veterinary Clinic with Dr. Kenneth Gottwald on February 20, 1984.
Dr. Glass is a member and past president of Gonzales Rotary Club, a board member of Gonzales Farm Bureau, and a member and deacon of First Baptist Church of Gonzales. He has also been a director and past president of the Gonzales Livestock Show Association and is a member of AVMA, TVMA, and Chisholm Trail VMA. He currently serves on the Bovine Committee of TVMA. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Celia and their children, as well as hunting, fishing, and tending to their cattle.
Dr. Gottwald grew up in Harwood and is a 1973 graduate of Gonzales High School. He has Bachelor of Science degrees in Animal Science and Veterinary Science and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M University in 1980. Dr. Gottwald was a partner at Gonzales Animal Clinic for three years prior to opening Guadalupe Valley Veterinary Clinic.
Dr. Gottwald has served as president of the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce, Gonzales Noon Lions Club, Gonzales County Camera Club, Gonzales County A&M Club, and the Gonzales Area Development Corporation. He currently is serving as president of the Gonzales Learning and Career Center board, is secretary of the Gonzales Area Development Corporation board, is a member of the AVMA, TVMA, Golden Crescent VMA, and the Chisholm Trail VMA. He is married to Sue and has 3 sons Ross, James, and Steven. They attend the First United Methodist Church in Gonzales.
Kathleen Gerdes, DVM
Dr. Kathleen Gerdes graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2012 with a Bachelors of Science in both Mathematics and Biological Sciences. Afterwards, she received her DVM from Texas A&M University. While she is from Fairbanks, Alaska, she decided to stay in Texas to continue working with cattle and horses. She is a member of Gonzales Noon Lions Club, AAEP, and AABP. Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Gerdes enjoys fencing, curling, ultimate frisbee, two-stepping, and spending time with her dogs Lemma and Joy and her cat Axiom.