Dr. Wendy Walden, DVM
Owner and Veterinarian
I graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelors in Animal Science in 1998 and then my Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2002. My husband and I moved to Las Vegas so that he could finish his college degree. After he graduated in 2006, we moved to the Austin area, and I went to work at a wonderful hospital. After working there for over a decade and serving as the Medical Director for five years, I left to pursue my dream of owning my own practice…Whitestone Animal Hospital.
My favorite part of working in this profession is getting to know my clients and their pets. Watching families and pets grow is so rewarding. I have a passion for dentistry and preventative care. I do love complicated internal medicine cases, pain management, and infectious disease workups. I earned my certification to practice acupuncture from Colorado State University in 2004, and I’m currently taking courses in herbal medicine. I am Fear Free Certified and a member of the Association of Feline Practitioners. I also do work for the Central Texas Rat Rescue.
When not at work, my husband Matt and I enjoy spending time with our three kids Donovan, Cassidy, and Brinley. We also enjoy our animal family that includes 2 Mini-Aussies, two cats, three prairie dogs, a dozen fish, two hermit crabs, two pot belly pigs, and a dozen chickens.
When I do get a break from kid activities and the veterinary world, you can find me on my yoga mat at Flow Yoga here in Cedar Park, camping or hiking a trail.
Dr. Kramr, DVM
I graduated from Texas A&M with a bachelor’s in Animal Science in 2016 and with my Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in May of 2020 (Whoop). During that period, I worked from a kennel technician to a veterinary technician, which made me fall in love with the profession even more. I have gotten to learn from Dr. Walden throughout my training, and when the opportunity arose to work alongside her, I knew I could not pass up the offer.
When I am not doing veterinary medicine, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading, and being outdoors. My husband and I just bought a house in the area, so currently, all of our free time is going towards home improvement projects. I love weekend trips around Texas and being near the water. I also have a huge passion for service work and veterinary missions.
I am ecstatic to be joining the team at Whitestone Animal Hospital. Cedar Park is my home town, and I always knew I wanted to end up back in the area.
We are excited to share that she and her husband are expecting their first child this summer!
Dr. Cocke, DVM
For as long as I can remember. I have always wanted to be a veterinarian. From an early age, I loved animals, and everyone told me I should be a veterinarian when I grew up. I decided that sounded like a great idea! It wasn’t until I started my first job working at a veterinary clinic as a kennel technician that I realized there was so much more to being a veterinarian than just loving animals. The more I worked in veterinary clinics, I realized that I not only loved being around animals, but I also loved working with people. I love meeting the people who come into the hospital with their pets and getting to know their story and see the unique bond they share with their pets. Getting to work with both people and their pets is something I love about veterinary medicine.
I grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, and went to Auburn University, where I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences in 2017. After this, I decided to attend Texas A&M for my veterinary degree. I moved to Texas for veterinary school and after being here for only a few months, I fell in love with Texas and decided to make it my home! One of my interests within the field of veterinary medicine is practicing Fear Free medicine. I have a soft spot for animals who are scared to come to the vet and enjoy working with those animals to make sure they have the best experience possible. I also work hard to prevent this fear from starting in young animals by making every veterinary visit a positive experience.
In my free time, I love to travel, hike and play tennis with my husband. We have a Mini Australian Shepherd named Cinna, who is the third member of our family. I am very passionate about veterinary mission trips, which is another reason I chose veterinary medicine. I have been able to be a part of several trips to Honduras and the Dominican Republic, and I am excited to be able to continue these trips in the future.
Dr. Nika Grigsby , DVM
When not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband Miechel (newlyweds as of March 2022!), dog Nico and chasing our toddler Wade (I was a proud single Foster to Adopt Mom!) around. I enjoy hiking, gardening, live music and watching sporting events. I am still involved in the local foster program hoping to adopt more kids!
Dr. Kara Moore , DVM
Dr. Walden and Dr. Kramr have worked with her before and jumped at the opportunity to have her fill shifts every Thursday and a few Wednesdays/Fridays. She is a University of Florida graduate and an amazing vet. She can handle every aspect of your pet’s needs, from wellness to critical care. We are glad to be working with her again!
Dr. Amy Kunze , DVM
I grew up in Kansas City, KS. From an early age, I had an appreciation and love for animals. I had considered being a veterinarian as long as I can remember, and after working at a local practice, I knew this was the career path I needed to follow. I completed my undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas, and in 2000, received my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University.
While at Kansas State, I met my husband, Chris, who was also a classmate in Vet School. After graduation, I practiced in Christiansburg, VA for one year while my husband completed an internship. Then we moved to Texas where I have been practicing as a veterinarian since 2001.
My husband and I have one son, Nathan. Our furry family members include 2 Bassett Hounds – Bonnie and Marvin, and 2 cats – Lefty and Lucy.
In my free time, I enjoy time on the lake, camping and hiking, snow skiing when possible, and spending time with my family and pets.
Sat: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm