Dr. Vara started Windcrest Animal Hospital in 1991 after working as an associate for the _______ animal hospital. Then in 2009 Dr. Vara decided to move his clinic to its current location at Redland Rd & 1604 while changing the clinic name to Vanguard Veterinary Clinic. Although much has changed over the years two things have stayed the same, Dr. Vara’s love for his patients and his promise that everyone who walks through his clinic doors receive the Vanguard experience. In recent years Dr. Vara has been joined by Dr. Tessa Downey and Dr. Julia Beverley at the Vanguard Redland Clinic, who share the same passion for their clients and patients as Dr. Vara.
Dr. Mark Vara was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, where he knew from an early age that he wanted to be a Veterinarian. Dr. Vara also attended Texas A&M University during the 1980s for both undergraduate and graduate studies. Graduating from Veterinary school in 1987, Dr. Vara returned to San Antonio to start a family and open his first clinic, Windcrest Animal Hospital. Dr. Vara has three children, all of whom followed in his footsteps and attended Texas A&M University. In his off time, Dr. Vara enjoys spending time at the lake with his family as well as cheering on the Fighting Texas Aggies at football games.