Dr. John W. Samon and his wife Kristi are native Austinites. Their families have lived in Austin since the early 1900’s, and many of them still live here today. John and Kristi have two children; John IV and Evan. The family cares for their 3 dogs; Sissy, Ally, and Katie Belle, and their cat; Shadow. They live in and enjoy the south Austin community. Dr. Samon received his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science in 1992, Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Science in 1994, and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (Cum Laude) from Texas A&M in 1997. His special interests include surgery, geriatric care and pain management. Dr. Samon is a lifetime member of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association and is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association. He is also a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners with Gold Certification in keeping a Cat Friendly Practice.