Northwest Pet Hospital has an experienced, quality-oriented, compassionate team that looks forward to providing you and your pet with outstanding medical support and excellent client service.
Rama Santschi, DVM, was born in Switzerland and spent her childhood alternating between there and New York State.
She moved to Galveston as a teenager and graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. Previously, Dr. Santschi worked in small animal practices in the state of Virginia, as well as Katy and the south Houston area.
In 2006, Dr. Santschi joined the Northwest team and is now the sole owner.
Dr. Santschi is a member of the American & Texas Veterinary Medical Associations. She also belongs to an equine and small animal rescue organization called T-Bar (True Blue Animal Rescue) and the Austin Dog Alliance.
Dr. Santschi spends her days off with her 2 dogs, cats, numerous chickens and her husband, Carl. She loves the challenges of Central Texas vegetable gardening and has started canning her extra peppers, cucumbers, pears and figs. Her greenhouse is filled with her ever multiplying Plumeria.
Dr. Allison Jacobs was born and raised in Southern California. She earned a BS in Applied Ecology from University of California in Irvine, an MS in Veterinary Parasitology from Texas A&M University, and her DVM from Oregon State University.
In addition to all of her academic experience, Dr. Jacobs believes strongly in volunteerism. She has shared her time and talents to help
animals that would otherwise not receive proper healthcare as a volunteer with the Wildlife WayStation in California; preventive health clinics in Nicaragua; and the Feral Cat Coalition and ProBone-O
clinics in Oregon.
In her professional life, Allison loves caring for animals, meeting
people from all walks of life, and using her scientific knowledge to
solve tough medical cases. At home, Allison loves spending time with
her husband, their son, and their cat, dog, and ball python.
Dr. Carla A. Vega was born and raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. She knew since childhood that she wanted to be a veterinarian, inheriting and learning a strong love for animals from her maternal grandfather.
In 2002, she earned her B.S. in Veterinary Technology from the University of Puerto Rico Medical Science Campus. Afterwards, she moved to Alabama, where she pursued her DVM at Tuskegee University, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2006. She then completed an intense one-year medical internship in Hollywood Animal Hospital, in Hollywood, FL to further expand her knowledge and skills. She practiced in Round Rock for a little over one year before joining the Army in 2009.
Dr. Vega served in the Veterinary Corps for 3 years as a Captain where her primary mission was caring for military working dogs and regulating food safety for the Soldier’s ration. Dr. Vega separated from the Army with an honorable discharge in Feb 2012 and has been practicing in the Round Rock area since March 2012. Dr. Vega’s professional interests include internal medicine, preventative medicine, clinical pathology and feline medicine.
She is fluent in Spanish and enjoys helping the local Hispanic community. Dr. Vega spends her days off with her family; including her husband, 2 sons, 3 dogs and 1 cat. She loves to go on walks with her children and dogs, see her oldest son play baseball and cooking. She is also active at her church where she assists with one of the children’s Sunday school classrooms.