We’re dedicated to your pet’s health.
Your animal companion deserves the best care you can find, and that’s exactly what the team at Boerne Veterinary Clinic aims to deliver. Since 1977, our staff has provided exceptional veterinary care by treating each pet like our own.
Steve Rapp, DVM
Dr. Steve Rapp was born in the small North Texas town of Chillicothe. He grew up on a farm/ranch in the community of Farmers Valley. As a young boy working with his father on the farm, Steve became interested in agriculture and livestock. He pursued those interests after high school studying animal sciences at Texas A&M in College Station. There, he received his Master’s Degree in Animal Sciences – Meat Sciences and Chemistry, where he did the original studies in vacuum packing. After that, he applied to the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M and graduated in 1976.
Steve is happily married to Laura Mijangos-Rapp, with whom he has a blended family of five children and four lovely grandchildren. He enjoys many hobbies such as muscle cars, building metal frames for Laura’s art, doing yard work, and managing the family farms he grew up in. Dr. Rapp loves associating with his clients while serving them as a local veterinarian in Boerne, TX. He has special interest in diagnostic medicine and surgery. He thanks God every day for his health and the many blessings in his life.
Angeline Arreola, DVM
Dr. Angeline Arreola is an associate veterinarian at Boerne Veterinary Clinic. She was raised in Kingsville, TX, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from Texas A&M University – Kingsville. While studying in Kingsville, she was involved with wildlife genetic research on feral pigs and gray foxes with the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute and USDA-APHIS Wildlife Services. She graduated from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine, where she earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and developed her passion for small animal medicine. Her interests included internal medicine and surgery.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and friends. She married her best friend, Chelo Arreola in Boerne in 2011. They are the proud parents of two beautiful daughters, Genevieve and Sofia. They share their home with a sassy but lovable cat named Mimosa and a sweet Collie named Bogart. Dr. Arreola loves developing relationships with clients and their pets and provides compassionate care to animals in the Boerne community.
Reena Johnson, DVM
Dr. Reena Johnson is an associate veterinarian at Boerne Veterinary Clinic. She is from Waco, TX and attended Texas A&M University where she earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, graduating cum laude. She also attended Texas A&M University for undergraduate studies, receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and a minor in Psychology. During her time at veterinary school, Reena’s focus of study was small animal medicine with a special interest in internal medicine, ultrasonography, and preventative care.
When Reena is not working she is spending time with her husband, David Johnson, and their two beloved rescue dogs, Ellie and Kip. Together they spend their free time exploring the great outdoors in the form of backpacking, scuba diving and traveling. Dr. Johnson is delighted to be working at Boerne Veterinary Clinic and enjoys building relationships with clients and their pets.
Tori Mellin, DVM
Dr. Tori Mellin is an associate veterinarian at Boerne Vet Clinic. She hails all the way from Arlington, VA but has a special connection to Boerne and the clinic as she is Dr. Rapp’s niece. Dr. Mellin obtained her veterinary degree at Virginia Tech up in Blacksburg, VA. During her time in school, she became interested in small animal internal medicine, orthopedic surgery, ophthalmology and has a special interest in canine behavior.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, Logan, and hiking with their two dogs, Katari and Trooper. Trooper and Dr. Mellin also enjoy competing in canine agility trials and can’t wait to see more of what Boerne has to offer. Dr. Mellin loves building long-lasting relationships with clients and their pets and to be there to offer advice from puppy and kitten-hood into senior life.
Nancy joined Boerne Veterinary Clinic in March of 2017. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She enjoys reading books and spending time with her family.
Cindy has been working at Boerne Veterinary Clinic since the fall of 2007, and is no stranger to the medical field. She worked at the University Hospital for fourteen years as an X-ray technician before taking a position at Benefit Planners, a medical insurance company. These experiences helped her transition into the veterinary field. She has deep compassion for our clients and their four-legged extended families.
Katie Montiville, LVT
Katie is a former Ragin cajun and graduated with a Bachelors degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She moved to San Antonio in 2012 with her husband to open up a family business. She attended Palo Alto and graduated from the veterinary technology program in 2017 and has since become a Licensed Vet tech. She enjoys spending time with her husband Brent, dogs Lily and Lola, and cat Gemini. She also enjoys to travel and loves anything Disney.
Taylor started working with Boerne Veterinary Clinic at the beginning of 2016. With a strong passion for helping animals, she gained technical experience with us and has become a very valuable member of our team. After leaving for a short time to finish school, we’re happy she’s back! Taylor has two dogs, Luna, a Dachshund, and Bade, a Mastiff/Great Pyranees mix.
Shelby Simmons, LVT
Shelby graduated from the Palo Alto college Veterinary Technician Program in the spring of 2017. She has always had a love for animals and takes pride in caring for them. When not at work Shelby enjoys taking care of her two cats Rin and Princess “GiGi” muffin.
Shannon started at Boerne Veterinary Clinic in January of 2018. She and her family moved from Maryland in 2015. Though new to Boerne, Shannon is not new to the veterinary field as she has 16 years of experience in a veterinary hospital in Eldersburg, Maryland. When she is not helping to care for your furry family members, she can be found in her kitchen baking up goodies or on adventures with her family, husband Steve, son Jesse, daughter Vivian and Dachshund Gracie!
Evgeniya (Geni) Arifullina
Geni moved to Texas from Russia in 2015. She started working at Boerne veterinary clinic in May 2018. Geni is fairly new to the small animal veterinary field, however, she has previous managerial experiences at a horse breeding farm.
Abby started working with Boerne Veterinary Clinic in 2018. She was born in Ft. Bragg, N.C. She finished school in Boerne and now considers this her home.
Her first love of animals began in middle school when volunteering her weekends helping special needs students with hippo-therapy. Her dedication turned into a personal love for horse riding. Animals have always been an important part of her life.
Abby has two dogs, Rex, a shepherd mix and Gibby adorable mix
Miranda is the newest member of our team! She comes from the white sandy beaches of Destin Fl where she worked as an assistant manager at a vets office for six years! She graduated Champions Real Estate School in 2017 with the dream of pursuing real estate! Miranda decided she missed working in the vet science and decided to join us! In her free time, she loves spending time with her hubby and two dogs Maverick and Dozer.