Our Veterinary Team


Charlotte Dawson, DVM

Dr. Charlotte Dawson grew up near the USAF bases and Cambridge University in England. In her early years, she yearned to be a veterinarian and often volunteered at her local vet clinic. In 2009, she chose the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) as her future alma mater and studied bio-veterinary science in London. After graduating with her first degree and finding her future husband, she returned to RVC to complete her degree in veterinary medicine and was inducted into the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2017.

Throughout her years of vet school, Dr. Dawson worked at the London Zoo and multiple working animal farms across Europe. Her experiences fueled her passion to further her large animal focus and find bridges to connect with animals and their owners. She began work as a mixed practice relief veterinary surgeon, traveling around England before settling at Avenue Veterinary Centre in Grantham. In 2019, her husband retired from the Air Force and they all decided Texas was their future home and settled in New Braunfels to join the Chisholm Trail Veterinary Clinic team.

Charlotte has a rescue pointer/hound named Reeka, a chihuahua called Sami, and two Sphynx cats named Midnight and Madame. She shares her life with her husband Chris and four children Jordan, Christopher, Charity, and Lexi. Charlotte enjoys a lovely cup of tea, being a foodie, weight lifting, hiking, and spending time with her family. Charlotte is elated to be a part of the team and looks forward to meeting new friends and connecting with the communities she is serving.

Jennifer Newman, DVM

Dr. Jennifer Newman grew up in North Texas near Fort Worth, where she developed her passion for all animals early on. In 2003, she and her family moved to New Braunfels, where she attended Canyon High School, then studied microbiology at Texas State University (go Bobcats!). During her three years at Texas State, she joined the Chisholm Trail Veterinary Clinic team working part-time as a veterinary technician assistant. After gaining early acceptance into Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine, she became a mixed animal practitioner and returned home to New Braunfels as a veterinarian with the Chisholm Trail Veterinary Clinic team!

Jennifer has a three-legged cat named Kitty. Outside of work, Dr. Newman spends time outdoors, kayaking the rivers, and cooking new things at home. She also loves to garden with her mom and fish with her dad. She is glad to be back in New Braunfels and wants to better serve all the great people in her community.



While he’s not a veterinarian, Spots is an undoubtedly critical part of our team at Chisholm Trail Veterinary Clinic of New Braunfels. As our resident hospital pet, three-legged Spots brings cheer to our staff and clients during stressful times. Sweet as a button, we’re so glad to have Spots on the team! To learn more about Spots and his adventures at our clinic, follow him on Instagram.

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