Meet the Team
Steven Guzman, DVM
Owner & Veterinarian
Dr. Guzmán graduated from Texas A&M University in 2013 and has practiced mixed animal medicine since. Raised in nearby Manor, TX, he enjoyed raising a variety of animals including dogs, cats, and a family dairy cow.
He and his wife Kassi and their two sons live on a farm with a pet snake, 3 fish, and their Blue Heeler, Tally, and enjoy spending time with family and friends. While not at the clinic, Dr. Guzmán enjoys boating, hunting, fishing and serving at their church.
Hanna spent a majority of her childhood on both her parents and grandparents' farms and grew up with dogs, cats, fish, hamsters, chickens, horses and cows. She worked as a Veterinary Technician, after which she branched out into human medicine for a time; graduating from EMT school, and then working as a Patient Care Technician in the pediatric field. After returning to animal medicine, she enjoys using her past learning and experience in marketing and management, while also assisting the technicians when needed.
She spends most of her time with her husband, Garrett, her family, and friends. She enjoys serving in her local church, traveling, writing and hiking with her German Shepherd, Lani.
Head Surgical Technician
Patrick has had a passion for animals since he was a boy. This led him into a career as a veterinary technician, where he has gained 8 years of experience working professionally with animals.
Married, a father of 2, and a pet owner of 3 dogs and a bird, he lives in a very busy and full house! When he is not working he enjoys bowling, taking his daughter to ballet, taking his son to basketball, and just spending time with his family. He is excited to meet the clients and pets that come to Deep Roots Animal Clinic!
Samantha grew up in Bastrop, TX, and as a child always had animals around: dogs, cats, chickens, horses and rabbits! She started working in the vet field in high school as kennel staff at a nearby clinic. She attended college at Texas State for a degree in Animal Science while improving her skills as a tech at King’s Highway Animal Clinic. After graduation, she went to work with whitetail deer for a few summers.
Upon returning home, she worked as a vet tech again and is always ready to grow and learn new skills. She spends most of her time off at home with her husband playing with their Husky/Shepherd mix, Kallie, and their 2 cats Romeo and Tigerr!
Originally from Philadelphia, Rachael has lived in Texas for 23 years. She has been in the veterinary field since 2007, and graduated from ACC in 2018 with an Associates in Liberal Arts and Pre-health sciences. She has been married for 11 years and stays busy with her 4-year-old daughter, her dog, Dante, and her cat, Autumn. She enjoys crocheting, fishing, painting, and horseback riding.
Although born in Florida, Grace was raised around Austin, Texas for most of her life and has always had a passion for befriending and caring for animals. While working at a pet store fresh out of high school, she decided to further her career and expand her knowledge of animals by joining the Deep Roots team and enrolling in school to earn an associate’s degree.
In her free time, Grace loves going on hikes, writing stories, and can be commonly found floating the San Marcos river. She has a little old tortoiseshell kitty cat named Zoe, whom she loves dearly. She dreams of one day opening an animal sanctuary or rehabilitation center for neglected animals, preferably sea turtles.
Gabriela recently moved to the Austin area to attend Texas State University in pursuit of a Masters of Social Work degree. Although fairly new to the veterinary field, she was eager to further her knowledge. She has spent most her life surrounded by dogs and horses.
A long time goal of hers is to help individuals battling PTSD by creating an animal assisted therapy program with horses and dogs. She enjoys her free time by reading, doing photography, and hanging out with her dog.