Bethany Weinheimer, DVM
Katy Medical Director
Bachelors of Science – Texas A&M University
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine – Texas A&M University
Why Emergency Medicine:
During my fourth year of veterinary school, I did an externship at a general veterinary practice. The first week I noticed, I was not getting excited about the medicine the way my soul desired. For my next externship, I decided to try an ER Hospital. I loved it! It was new and exciting. Everything was very fast paced and thrilling. Diseases I had only read about in textbooks or studied for the National Boards, I was treating. I was awestruck by the excitement and unpredictability of the emergency room. The last day of my externship, I emailed all the places I had interviewed for general practice positions and let them know I was going to pursue emergency medicine. Some people are intimidated by the fast-paced, learn on your feet approach of an emergency room, but this was where I felt at home. To make the decision to do ER right out of school is rare, and to me, it was so incredibly worth it to do something my heart was leading me to pursue. My passion for emergency medicine runs deep and, I am thrilled I get to manage and help patients that are facing life threatening and critical conditions. I am so thankful to work for a company that prides themselves on being the experts in ER medicine because it is such a specific type of medicine. It is my honor to serve the patients in my community and treat their pets as members of the family.
Dr. Weinheimer grew up on a farm in El Campo, Texas. Her family owned a ranch where she spent her weekends riding horses and helping tend the cattle. At a very young age, she knew her life’s work would involve saving animals by becoming a veterinarian. Bethany went to Texas A&M University for her Bachelors in Animal Science. In undergrad, she was highly involved in Fish Camp and was on the Texas A&M Competition Squad. Dr. Weinheimer worked at Disney World for a semester after graduation and while she was there, she found out she was accepted into veterinary school at Texas A&M University. During veterinary school, she was involved in the Student AVMA, SAVMA Symposium, and was the class Vice-President. Toward the end of her final year in school, Bethany realized her deep passion for emergency medicine. Immediately after school, she moved to the Dallas area to take her first job as a veterinarian in ER medicine.
She now works for Veterinary Emergency Group. Her favorite aspects of being an ER Vet include surgery, procedures, leadership development, teaching, and working hard with her team to save lives! During her free time, Dr. Weinheimer loves traveling, tasting new cuisine, and enjoying time with her family & friends! She also loves yoga, exercise, hiking and other outdoor activities such as lounging by the ocean. She also enjoys photography!
One of Doctor Weinheimer’s passions has always been teaching and creating an environment where continual growth and learning for veterinarians is encouraged. She is the New ER Doctor Texas Area Manager which combines her passions of teaching and veterinary emergency medicine. She is also the Medical Director for VEG Fort Worth where she is able to develop her team as leaders and help them strive to be their best.
Get to know me
If I were a superhero, my superpower would be:
Teletransportation. I would love to be able to travel from place to place in the blink of an eye. I would get more time at home with my family, more time with my friends who live out of state, and see different cultures.
What are you happiest doing when you’re not working?
I am happiest outside of work when I am exercising and doing yoga. I also enjoy traveling, outdoor activities, photography, and spending time with my family and friends.
What has been the most rewarding part of your career/position?
The most rewarding part of my career is being able to lead, teach, and help grow my team. They are phenomenal and I love giving them the tools and coaching & empowering them to grow and become the best they can be.
The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is:
Don’t just learn from your own mistakes, take wisdom in the mistakes made and lessons learned by others.