Meet the CTCH Team

Dr. Sherry Hill

DVM

Being a veterinarian was a childhood dream for me.

I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona with a crew of pets. We had Boston Terriers as our family dogs, some of which my mom bred and showed. We also had some awesome cats. We had this super cool yellow cat cleverly named “Yeller” that my dad brought home as a raggedy kitten from a mechanic shop. He found this kitten in a barrel of oil crying out during a rainstorm! Yeller used to walk us to our friends’ houses to make sure we got there safely. Once, Yeller even fought off a large stray dog that came running at us while we were in the front yard! That sweet guy lived to be 17 years old. I was also known to catch and hold all the lizards in the neighborhood and once I found a cockatiel outside. I ran inside telling my mom there’s a bird with a yellow head and orange cheeks!! She rushed out, whistled to him, and he hopped on her finger. We never found where he came from so he moved in and happily lived out the next 25 years with my family.

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Through my college years my focus was on achieving my Bachelor of Science degree with hopes of working at a zoo. During an internship at a state wildlife rescue facility I had an absolute “ah-ha” moment that being a veterinarian was definitely for me. It combined my love for animals with the joy of helping them heal while applying a scientific approach to what is best to make that happen.

I obtained my veterinary degree from Colorado State University and went back to practice veterinary medicine in Phoenix for the next 7 years. In 2013, I moved to Austin where my daughter and I share our home with three amazing animals. Venus, who we call V, is a gorgeous medium haired black cat with the most chill personality. Bruno Mars, just Bruno, or often ‘bru-bru’, is an always hungry orange tabby. In 2019 we adopted a young Staffordshire mix that has kept us so busy! The household gets along amazingly and the orange tabby and Staffie mix are best buds that play together all the time.

As a veterinarian, I love working in a progressive, family practice where I have the opportunity to truly get to know my clients and their pets. Sam Bass Veterinary Wellness and CTCH allows me to offer my patients’ a comprehensive wellness and preventive health care plan to keep them happier, healthier, and most importantly live longer lives. However, in the case of sickness, we have the ability to treat our patients with the most advanced diagnostic laboratory and imaging modalities, extensive medical and surgical knowledge and capabilities, as well as regenerative medicine and rehabilitation and conditioning in the state. I have several areas of special interest and focus which include general and advanced dentistry, senior health and comfort, and I do enjoy many surgeries. I am excited to be part of the team at Sam Bass Veterinary Wellness and CTCH and look forward to meeting you!

Dr. Todd Murphy

DVM, CCRP

I remember my 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Clayton,asking me what I wanted to be when I grew up?

That was the easiest question of the day!

A Veterinarian.

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I couldn’t spell the word yet, but I knew being a vet was what I wanted to be when I grew up. I not only wanted to play with puppies and kitties all day, but more importantly, I wanted to help keep them happy and healthy.

I have the most amazing job in the world!

Again, I get to go to work everyday and not only play with puppies and kitties but we get to do this while perform cutting edge medicine, surgery, regenerative, and rehabilitation and conditioning therapies available. Everything you can image your MD doing, we can do that same procedure plus a little more, as we are not limited to one species, while having a lot more fun.

Veterinary medicine is both an art and a science. Knowing what to do to help our friends when they cannot tell us what is wrong is the biggest challenge yet it is also the most rewarding part of the job.

Going to work each day is not just a ‘job’, going to work each day is a passion each and everyone of us at SBVW has the privilege to do.

Dr. Murphy is a 1995 graduate of Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine, completed an internship in medicine and surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City, then pursued and completed a small animal surgical residency at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in Philadelphia, and completed his Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Murphy has spent his professional career focusing on returning your pet to proper form and function through both traditional and non-traditional means. While advanced, specialty, surgical practice was the root of Dr. Murphy’s postgraduate training, early on Dr. Murphy learned the significance of physical medicine or rehabilitation and condition (analagous to physical therapy in people) at assisting his patients to quicker and more complete recoveries.

Further exploration and training in the fields of complementary medicine to include acupuncture, photobiomodulation, aromatherapies, herbal and food therapies, and most recently regenerative medicine have allowed Dr. Murphy to look at veterinary medicine through a different lens.

At SBVW, we look at the whole pet. We take a holistic approach to life, family, wellness, and prevention, and how can we use these non-traditional therapies to complement traditional practices with the ultimate goal of returning your pet to full form and function as quickly as possible. We integrate current, cutting-edge, research-based alternative therapies to help expedite or maintain your pet’s health and recovery in a targeted and individualized treatment plan.

Dr. Murphy is married with six kids, four dogs, a cat, seven chickens, two pot bellied pigs, three horses, and whoever else stumbles into the farm.

Dr. Denise Murdock

DVM

Dr. Murdock is a 1998 graduate of Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Following veterinary school Dr. Murdock worked emergency and critical care in the Round Rock/ Austin area for 14 years. SInce that time Dr. Murdock has been with Central Texas Cat Hospital and has a special interest in internal medicine, emergency and critical care management.

Dr. Murdock lives in Round Rock with her husband and two kids, three cats which include Lydia, a former CTCH cat who has Ehler Danlos Syndrome.

Dr. Angela Wilson

DVM

I grew up on a farm in southwest Iowa, where I was surrounded by animals. My Dad was a pig farmer and we also had horses, barn cats, and of course the loyal farm dog. I remember frequently pretending I was a veterinarian and the workbench in the garage was my exam table. I spent a lot of my time on the back of a horse. I also enjoyed hanging out with my dad, helping him with whatever needed to be done. At one point he set up a pen of “poor doer” pigs for me to care for and try to nurse back to health. So it seems I was always destined for a career in veterinary medicine. Caring for animals and ensuring their well-being was a passion from a very early age.

In 1997, I completed my undergraduate studies in biology at Concordia University in Nebraska. I then completed my studies at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine and earned my DVM, with distinction, in 2001. I went on to complete an internship focusing on internal medicine and cardiology at the California Animal Hospital in Los Angeles, California. I moved to Austin and have called it home since 2002. I have primarily focused my training on the care of dogs and cats. My professional interests include internal medicine, preventive medicine, and wellness. Early detection of diseases in our pets is so important. It gives us the best chance to intervene and hopefully help our pets live longer fuller lives. I enjoy working with senior pet owners to help them through the challenges that come with age. We all want our pets to be with us as long as possible, and it is my mission to help make that happen.

I am married, and I have two teenage daughters that keep me on my toes outside of work. My family also includes a little Chihuahua mix named Akeela a cat that is twice her size named Romey, and two little Zebra Finches named Zazu and Fiji. Outside of work, I enjoy anything outdoors. I also dedicate a lot of my time to a nonprofit youth track and field program that my husband and I established in 2013. It is a family endeavor, as both of my daughters are track athletes.

I am excited to join the team at Sam Bass Veterinary Wellness, where I will continue my mission to keep pets healthy. I look forward to partnering with owners to ensure that these very important family members live long happy lives.

And an entire team of experienced veterinary staff!