Dr. Blake Pankonien has been a part of the Banfield family since 2011. She received her DVM degree from Texas A&M University in May of 2011. She was born and raised in Austin and graduated from Anderson High School. Her interest in veterinary medicine began at a young age when her family had a small cow-calf operation in Brenham, TX. She has an interest in soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, and cardiology. Dr. Pankonien has one dog named Brisket, 2 cats named Turtle and Marbles, and a corn snake named Guyute. She enjoys hiking, camping, live music, spending time at the lake and yoga.