Dr. robert & abban LastovicA, OWNERS

Dr. Lastovica and his wife, Abban, have owned and operated Paws and Claws Pet Resort since its founding in 2003. Fredericksburg residents since 1989, the Lastovicas take great pride in offering premier animal services to the community through Paws and Claws Pet Resort and Friendship Veterinary Center, Inc., where Dr. Lastovica practices mixed animal veterinary medicine. Dr. Lastovica is always on-call and quick to respond to any unforeseen illnesses or pet emergencies that, while unlikely, may occur during your pet’s stay.

The Lastovicas have three grown children and two grandchildren – Logan and Mary Avery Lastovica, Piper and Townes; Mollie and Canaan Dreibrodt; and Mattie Lastovica. As empty nesters, their beloved Beagle, Polo, and cat, June Bug, along with a successful registered Angus cattle herd, fill their time.


Andrea Bell, Manager

Andrea has a B.S. in biology from the University of Texas – San Antonio. Working at Paws and Claws Pet Resort is not Andrea’s first experience in the pet care industry, as she previously worked for Friendship Veterinary Center in the early 2000’s. Growing up on a ranch, she always had dogs and cats and she currently cares for an Akita named Paisley, an Akita/Husky named Valkyrie, and a cat named Frank. Andrea appreciates the opportunity to meet new people and take care of their pets, and she greatly enjoys observing the animals’ personalities. In her spare time, Andrea enjoys going to the lake or river, camping, and spending time with her friends, pets, and family, including her husband, Sam, and daughter, Aniyah.


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Kayla Reitenga

Kayla Reitenga has been grooming with Paws & Claws Pet Resort grooming for three years. She loves to ride horses and likes to spend time with friends and family in her spare time. She has two cats, Bella and Archer, and a 16-year-old “puppy,” Jessy. She studied equine science in college in Indiana. Kayla has been grooming for seven years, first with PetSmart and now with Paws and Claws. She loves getting to see new pets everyday and the unconditional love they have along with their different personalities.