If you get to thinking you’re a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else’s dog around. - Will Rogers
Meet the Veterinarians & Veterinary Professionals of Ten West Bird and Animal Hospital!
Barbara Powers, DVM / Owner
Dr. Barbara Powers has practiced in San Antonio since she graduated from Veterinary College at Texas A&M in 1983. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, Association of Feline Practitioners, American Association of Avian Veterinarians, and is an Exotic DVM. Dr. Powers believes every animal deserves a loving home and, to help achieve this goal, Dr. Powers donates her time and services to help homeless pets through Stray Cat Adoption of Texas (SCAT) and San Antonio Doberman Rescue.
She lives with her husband, Joseph Piercy, and their two great kids. Her pet family includes two spaniels, Pell Mell and Tumble Bumble; two cats, Fluffy and Bad Wolf; cockatiel Lemon; and several canaries.
Justin Harper, DVM, Dipl. ACVS
Dr. Harper provides in-house select surgical services for our clients and their patients at Ten West Pet and Bird Animal Hospital. Dr. Harper, originally from South Texas (Rio Grande Valley), performed his undergraduate and veterinary education at Texas A&M University. He then pursued an additional 3-year surgical residency in large animal surgery at Auburn University, following a 1-year internship in Littleton, Colorado.
Dr. Harper returned to the Hill Country and became board certified in large animal surgery in 2009. After his return to the area, Dr. Harper recognized the need for small and large animal veterinarians to have additional services offered in-house for their clients. He then pursued additional training in select small animal surgical procedures and is now available to serve our clients in this area.
Dr. Harper currently resides in Boerne, Texas, with his wonderful wife of 4 years, Jodi. They have two dogs: one golden retriever, Maddie, and one chocolate Labrador retriever, Jake.
Stephanie Lisciandro, DVM
Dr. Stephanie Lisciandro is a veterinary internist who routinely consults for our practice. She is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Dr. Lisciandro graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University in 1991. She then completed an internship and residency in small animal internal medicine at the Animal Medical Center in New York City.
After her residency, Dr. Lisciandro remained on staff at the Animal Medical Center for 2 years as a staff internist. She moved to San Antonio in 1997 and joined a referral practice. She started San Antonio Veterinary Internal Medicine Services in 2000 and travels to hospitals around San Antonio to consult on patients with a variety of internal medicine needs.
Dr. Lisciandro is happily married to Greg Lisciandro, also a veterinarian, who is specialized in emergency and critical care medicine. They have four children, one dog, and two cats.
Rosie, the Hospital Parrot
Rosie is Dr. Powers’ African Grey Congo parrot. She is 13 years old. Rosie ran into a problem faced by many large parrots — they are acquired by well-meaning individuals who are attracted to larger parrots, but who don’t realize the time and commitment these wonderful non-domesticated animals need. Happily, she was surrendered to Dr. Powers in her first year of life.
Not much of a talker, Rosie loves to imitate electronic noises and her favorite toy is a roll of adding paper. Be sure and say “hello” to Rosie at your next visit to Ten West!
Georgia Magers, Office Manager
Georgia has been working at Ten West Bird and Animal Hospital since March 2003. Her interest in the animal field started at a very young age. Growing up, Georgia had multiple pets, including 21 different breeds of birds. Her family owned multiple quarantine stations, so birds were a big part of her family. Georgia has been working in the veterinary field for 23 years now and says, ”It just keeps getting better!”
Georgia had the pleasure of working with Dr. Powers from 1991–1994 at another veterinary hospital and, when the opportunity came to work for her, she was excited to join her team. Georgia is currently the office manager and welcomes all the challenges and rewarding experiences the position has to offer.
Along with her new puppy, “Macy”, a 6-month-old toy poodle (crazy but fun addition), Georgia has been married to her amazing husband for 11 years and they have one child, whose arrival blessed their hearts 5 years ago.
Renee Enos, Receptionist
Renee started working at Ten West Bird and Animal Hospital in November 2011. Originally from Hawaii, where she took an interest in animals at an early age, helping her family raise rabbits, goats, boars, dogs, cats, and birds. She started volunteering at the Hawaiian Humane Society in 2005 and stayed until 2008, which was an amazing experience for her. She recently moved to Texas and decided to pursue a job where she could work with animals again. When the opportunity arose to join the Ten West Team, she jumped at the chance!
She currently owns a dog, a 3 year old American Bulldog named Deja, who thinks she's a 7 pound lap dog. In her spare time, she loves to do anything outdoors, camping, hiking, fishing, etc. She is also an avid weightlifter and has competed in multiple power lifting and figure competitions.
Nicole Conwell, Receptionist
Nicole started with us in January 2012. She has been in the veterinary field for 7 years. She began her career as a veterinary technician and also worked with us previously in 2005. She has a wonderful husband of 3yrs and a beautiful 2yr old daughter. On her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family. At present, there are no four-legged pets in the family but plans to expand are in the works. She enjoys working with clients and helping them answer any questions they may have. She is excited to be back at Ten West because of avians and exotic animals that we treat daily, we are happy she decided to join our team again!
Stacy Degracia, Registered Veterinary Technician
Carrie Mackowiak, Veterinary Assistant
Carrie started with us as a receptionist from 2008-2009. She came back in March 2011 to assist with our furry friends. She is an adventurous type that stays busy with her 2 teenagers, they enjoy fishing, kayaking, range shooting, camping and hiking. The best part of her job, is when pets are happy to see her when they walk into our door. We have many pets that make TWBAH their second home and seeing them makes her happy! Her furry and not so-furry family includes: Ginger - Shihtzu, Rex - Bearded Dragon, Blossom - Rat and 3 birds.
Rachel Jacobson, Veterinary Assistant
Frances Torres, Veterinary Assistant
Frances started with us in May 2012 as a veterinary assistant. She came with experience, compassion and the desire to learn new and exciting things in the veterinary field. She had always knew she wanted to help with animals, even at a young age. She and her husband of 3 years have two young daughters and a 5yr old German Shepherd named, Ace. They love to visit the beach, go camping and have family time. We are excited to have Frances on staff with us!