Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Port Isabel Animal Clinic in Port Isabel! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at (956) 943-6022 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!



Julie Monroe, DVM

Pet’s Name: Lady Bird
Years at PIAC: 10 (since 2007)
Dr. Julie Monroe grew up in a small town in North Texas. From the young age of four years old, she knew she wanted to become a veterinarian. She attended Texas A&M for her undergraduate studies and graduated from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. After practicing for two years in the North Texas area, she moved to the Rio Grande Valley and has been practicing at Port Isabel Animal Clinic since 2007. Dr. Monroe’s favorite part about her career is the relationships she has formed with her clients and patients through the years. In her spare time, Dr. Monroe enjoys going to the beach and sailing with her husband and two daughters, a good book, and, of course, Fightin’ Texas Aggie football.


Kayla Lee, DMD

Pet’s Names: Bindi and Minnie

Dr. Kayla Lee was born and raised in Brownsville, TX. Kayla graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, where she played volleyball and earned a BS in Biology. She then earned her DVM, graduating Magna Cum Laude from Texas A&M University. Her primary interests include internal medicine and soft tissue surgery.

During her free time Dr. Lee enjoys running, spending time at the beach with her husband and their two dogs, Bindi and Minnie, and riding her horse, Tater Red.



Mel Chavez

Pet’s Name: Zamboni
Years at PIAC: 18 years.
Making new relationships with clients and their furry family members is what makes Mel’s Day.



Cynthia Vasquez

Pet’s Name: Homie
Years at PIAC: 12 years.
I enjoy the people I work with, we are like family here and a great team together. I especially enjoy the pets that come through our doors, from the not so kind dogs or cats that challenge me and my skills to the sweet new pups that just love to love us.



Ella Keller

Years at PIAC: 6 1/2 years.
Ella has been at Port Isabel Animal Clinic for 6 1/2 years as a receptionist.
She really enjoys getting to meet a lot of nice people and their pets, and being able to help them makes her happy.=