Melanie Aschenberg, DVM

Dr. Melanie Aschenberg has always wanted to help wherever she is needed; she even travels with World Vets yearly to provide international aid for animals. Originally from Aurich, Germany, Dr. Aschenberg moved to the U.S. in 1990 and now lives in Fort Worth. She built up 10 years’ experience as a vet tech before earning her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University and then collected 12 years of small animal general practice and emergency medicine at Family Pet Clinic of North Richland Hills and Airport Freeway Animal Emergency Hospital. She also holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Dr. Aschenberg originally connected with The PARC in 2018, serving as relief in the emergency room, but came on full time in 2020, eager for the equipment and environment where she can provide the best possible care for her patients and their humans. She’s also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and Tarrant County Veterinary Medical Association. At home, she enjoys gardening, sewing, baking and running after her Shih Tzu kiddos, Bandit and Bella.

Best story about your pet: Bella was very sick in 2009, and her family was not able to care for her. I adopted her and treated her in the hospital for several days, and she has been the best and sweetest dog ever.

Advice for pet owners: Preventative care is critical; many/most emergencies can be prevented or minimized with excellent preventative care. Be your pet’s advocate, know what is going on with them, ask questions and strive to understand all of the treatment options!