Meet Our Veterinarians

Daniel A. Nowland, DVM

San Marcos veterinarian, Daniel A. Nowland, DVMDr. Daniel A. Nowland has been a small animal practitioner and owner of Springtown Veterinary Hospital since 1991.  Prior to moving to San Marcos, Dr. Nowland was in mixed animal practice for 7 years in the rural communities of Pflugerville, TX and Rockdale, TX.  

Dr. Nowland attended Texas A&M University and George Mason University in Virginia for his undergraduate studies. He received a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University in 1981, graduating Magna Cum Laude.

Following his undergraduate studies, Dr. Nowland attended Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine where he received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. His areas of special professional focus include emergency medicine and surgery. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Texas Veterinary Medical Association, Texas Academy of Veterinary Practice and Comal County Veterinary Medical Association. He also has been in the Rotary Club for more than 20 years, 15 of those as a member of the board of directors.

Drs. Dan and Sally Nowland have two daughters, Jennifer and Janie, and a dachshund named Vienna.  

In his spare time, Dr. Nowland's interests include running, biking, watching Aggie sporting events, and any and all baseball.


Cherry Seaton, DVM

San Marcos veterinarian, Cherry Seaton, DVMDr. Cherry Seaton is a small animal practitioner who has been with Springtown Veterinary Hospital since 1988.

For her undergraduate studies, Dr. Seaton attended Eastfield College and then Texas A&M University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science in 1976. Later that same year she entered Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine and earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1979.

Dr. Seaton's areas of special professional interest include surgery, internal medicine, dermatology, video otoscopy, ultrasonography, wound management and dentistry. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Texas Veterinary Medical Association, and the Comal County Veterinary Medical Association. She also holds certification in abdominal ultrasound, otoscopy, and laser surgery.

In her spare time, Dr. Seaton's enjoys organic and vegan cooking, bicycling, exercising as much as possible, and organic gardening. She also enjoys spending time with her son, Chris, her dogs, Trooper and Poppy, and her cats, Weasley and Peaches. 


Sarah Tolson, DVM

 Dr. Sarah Tolson joined Springtown Veterinary Hospital in June 2018. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science, a Master of Science in Biomedical Science, and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University. While studying at A&M, Dr. Tolson received the 2018 AAHA Award for Proficiency in Primary Care.

Dr. Tolson's interests include preventative care, surgery, ophthalmology, and internal medicine. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Texas Veterinary Medical Association, and the Comal County Veterinary Medical Association.

In her spare time, Dr. Tolson enjoys horseback riding, reading, running, and hiking. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, Erin, her dog, Riley, and her cat, Tweek.


Dr. Cristina Carballo, DVM

Dr. Cristina Carballo joined Springtown Veterinary Hospital in June 2018 after four years of equine practice in the Austin area. She grew up in the capital city of the Dominican Republic and is bilingual. A large portion of her family still lives there today. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Oklahoma State University, a Master of Science in Comparative Biology from Tufts University, and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University.   

Dr. Carballo traveled to the Dominican Republic frequently while in veterinary school at Tufts University in order to perform pro-bono surgeries and consults for the working equid population of the country, as well as assisting in high volume spay/neuter clinics for the street dog and cat population there.  These accomplishments allowed her to become a Dr. Henry Foster Scholar upon graduation, which not only highlights academic excellence but also an ability to positively impact a community.

Dr. Carballo's interests include emergency care, internal medicine, and orthopedic injuries. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Texas Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Association of Equine Practitioners.

In her spare time, Dr. Carballo enjoys microbreweries, South African wines, hiking, biking and relaxing. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Francois, and their three dogs, Lyka, Earl, and Lionel Messi.   She is also an avid competitor in the equine sport of Eventing with her horse, Figs.  

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