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Experienced Veterinarians in San Antonio

Deborah A. Ridder, D.V.M.

Deborah A. Ridder, D.V.M.

Dr. Ridder graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor of science in biomedical science and a bachelor of science in veterinary science. She has her doctor of veterinary medicine from Texas A&M University.

Dr. Ridder began her career in Euless, Texas, at Airport Freeway Animal Emergency Clinic, where she practiced emergency and critical care medicine for 17 years.

She then returned to San Antonio, Texas, her hometown, in 2000 and established Angel of Mercy Animal Critical Care to provide emergency veterinary services to the northwest area of the city. Dr. Ridder has made emergency and critical care her career since 1983.


Thomas J. Babbitt, D.V.M.

Thomas J. Babbitt, D.V.M.

A native Cornhusker, Dr. Babbitt received his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He returned to Kansas State University to study veterinary medicine, graduating in 1994.

In his first years, he practiced small animal medicine, mixed with exotic and large animal medicine. Dr. Babbitt moved to San Antonio in 1997. Since that time, he has practiced, almost exclusively, small animal medicine and surgery.

More than five years ago, Dr. Babbitt began his association with Angel of Mercy Animal Critical Care. In that time, his interests have gravitated more toward emergency and critical care of small companion animals.

Stan Mikula, D.V.M.

Stan Mikula, D.V.M.

Dr. Mikula, a fifth generation Texan, graduated cum laude from Texas A&M University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. Early in his career, he worked both small animal day practice, including avian medicine, along with part-time emergency medicine. In 1999, he moved to Austin, where he worked almost exclusively in small animal (dog and cat) emergency medicine and surgery. Dr. Mikula began working at Angel of Mercy in the fall of 2010, initially as a relief veterinarian, now full-time. He has special interest in internal medicine and soft tissue surgery.

In his spare time, Dr. Mikula is an accomplished bodybuilder and powerlifter. He enjoys water sports, travel and his two crazy cats, one of which is quite famous – a munchkin named “Frito.”