We are extremely proud of our dedicated team. We hire only the best and most experienced employees to become a part of our team here at Critter Care Veterinary Clinic. Our team is filled with highly dedicated animal lovers who are well trained at their jobs. They will do anything possible for their patients and the owners who love them.

Learning and education are very important here at Critter Care Veterinary Clinic. We strive to have a state of the art hospital with a staff trained in the latest medical advances. Our patients deserve the very best veterinary care.

Basically, our team is full of animal lovers. They make it a goal to treat each patient like their own. They give each patient plenty of love and attention. They are prepared to discuss preventative medicine so that every pet can stay as healthy as possible. They will also do everything that they can to make a sick pet feel better as soon as possible.

If you would like to speak to someone on our team, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (956) 753-2988.


Dr Sandra Leyendecker

Dr. Leyendecker was born and raised in Laredo, Graduated from Nixon High School in 1976. She attended LCC for two years before attending TAMU where she earned her bachelors in agricultural education in 1982 and then a masters in agricultural education in 1983. In 1994 she earned her doctorate’s degree in veterinary medicine at Texas A&M University in College Station. She worked for the USDA ARS (Agricultural Research Service) for 10 years, developing exams to test food animals for drug residues, worked with e. coli and salmonella, as well as working with bacterial drug resistance. In Dec. 2000, she moved back to Laredo and worked with Dr. John Spruiell, on Clark Boulevard, for four years before opening her own clinic, in November 2004.

Dr. Leyendecker has said that her immense love for animals has always been the driving force behind her success. “I grew up on a farm, with a lot of animals” she said “I almost have a zoo in my house now.”

Dr. Leyendecker has donated much of her time to various causes in the community. She has been the leading veterinarian for LAPS (Laredo Animal Protective Society) for many years. She also helps with other various causes such as NRCS (Conserving Natural Resources for the future), Wildlife Task Force, Webb County Chair person, Animal Issues Committee- disaster preparation, TDH (Texas Department of Health)-with local vaccination drives, Youth wildlife camps and hunts, 4 H, career days at local school, as well as sponsorship for local students and athletes.