The Towne North Animal Hospital team of skilled veterinarians welcomes you to our practice. Proudly serving the San Antonio area. At Towne North Animal Hospital, it is our daily privilege to provide quality vet care to your cherished pet, with compassion and competence. We hope to ensure a positive impact on our patients, pet owners and the local community.
J. Dan McIlhany, DVM
Dr. McIlhany attended Texas A & M on a football scholarship and received his B.S. in Veterinary Science in 1965. After a three year hiatus from his education to play football with the Los Angeles Rams, he returned to Texas A& M and graduated in 1970 with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Dr. "Mc" interned at Knowles Animal Hospital in Miami Florida, then established the Triangle Animal Clinic in Conroe Texas in 1973. He purchased Towne North Animal Hospital in 1984. Dr. McIlhany's wife, Barbara, is a Retail Merchant in San Antonio. They have 4 children. In his spare time, Dr. McIlhany raises Brangus and Maine Anjou cattle. When asked about his 30+ years of veterinary medicine, Dr. McIlhany responded with a smile and said, "Veterinary medicine has been a very enjoyable and rewarding adventure for me." Dr. McIlhany's home, as you would imagine, is filled with pets. Two German Shepherds, Simpson and Annie. His cats are Cassie, Mario, Tom, Jerry, and Bud who live at home. He also has an assortment of livestock which includes donkeys and cattle.
Marshall D. Beggs, DVM
Dr. Beggs is originally from Midland, Texas, and served as a veterinary technician prior to completing his degree in Animal Science from Angelo State University. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, and after graduation practiced in San Angelo – but he got to Towne North as soon as he could!
His professional interests include surgery, emergency medicine, and preventive medicine. Dr. Beggs enjoys outdoor activities, sports, cooking, and scuba diving. With over 4 years’ experience, he looks forward to providing the highest quality of veterinary medicine for your beloved companions.
Donna DeBonis, DVM
Dr. Donna DeBonis has been practicing Veterinary Medicine for over 30 years. She has a special interest in dermatology and devotes her continuing education to attendance at Dermatology seminars. Her success is measured by how she works with her patients to develop a regime with their owners to provide relief from itchy skin and a return to good health. An interest in skin disease has developed into research in pet nutrition. This led to her working on her Masters in Food Safety with an emphasis on Pet Food. Dr. DeBonis is also a Lt Colonel in the Army Reserve and has been deployed to Afghanistan and Kosovo, where she cared for Military Working Dogs in combat. She has two children, a herd of horses, 4 cats, and 4 dogs. Her favorite sport is horseback riding and she especially enjoys doing Horseback archery.
Cathryn Susanne Naranjo, DVM
A native Texan from Corpus Christi, Dr. Naranjo graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She sees animals as much more than pets; she sees them as part of the family. Dr. Naranjo's favorite aspects of Veterinary Medicine include emergency care and preventative medicine. She will show your pets the love and respect that they deserve. In addition to being a great doctor, she is a loving wife and mom. Dr. Naranjo and her husband have a wonderful daughter, whose nickname is "Kittybear", and a spunky cat named Godiva. At home she is a regular "Martha Stewart"; flexing her artistic muscle with scrapbooking, baking, and decorating.