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Dr. Lonsford, Associate Veterinarian

Dale Lonsford, DVM

Dr. Lonsford has been the proud owner of Deer Park Animal Hospital since 1978. He and his wife, Yolanda, share their home with Selva, a 30 year old African Grey parrot, and Jess a malte-poo. They have 3 adult children and 6 grandchildren. His hobbies include anything the grandkids want to do. He has served as the President of both the Harris County Veterinary Medical and the Texas Veterinary Medical Associations.

EDUCATION

Dr. Lonsford graduated from Texas A&M University Veterinary College in 1972, followed by service in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps for 3 years.

Dr. Allen, Associate Veterinarian

Cynthia Allen, DVM

Dr. Allen joined the Deer Park Animal Hospital team after graduating and has been with us since August of 1987. Her family includes Terri Melton, her cat named Olive and a new puppy, Katie. Her interests include internal medicine, feline medicine, and ophthamology. Her hobbies include spending time outdoors hiking, gardening, traveling, and photography.

EDUCATION

Dr. Allen attended Texas A&M University receiving both her Undergraduate Degree and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

Charmel Rodick, DVM

Dr. Rodick is one of Dr. Lonsford's daughters.  She enjoys working side by side with her father! She has an interest in surgery and feline medicine. Her family includes her husband Wayne, two children, and a Welsh Corgi named Nacho.  She has also adopted two fish and a cat.  She enjoys business management and marketing. Her hobbies include camping, spending time outdoors, and spending time with her family and friends.

EDUCATION

Dr. Rodick received undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University. She completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Ross University and her clinical year at Virginia Tech in 2005.

Dr. Gras, Associate Veterinarian

Dominique Gras, DVM

Dr Gras joined the Deer Park Animal Hospital team immediately following her graduation from Texas A&M in 2009. She has a special interest in internal medicine, orthopedic surgeries, and rehabilitation. Her family includes her husband Bobby, her daughter Lyla, and her son Lincoln.  She shares her home with her two dogs, L.C. and Speks as well as a cat.  Her hobbies include yoga, zumba classes, and reading.

EDUCATION

Dr. Gras attended Texas A&M University for both her Undergraduate Degree and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.

Veterinarian, Willett

Molly Willet, DVM

Molly Ann Willett was born in Hastings Nebraska. When she was 3 years old, she told her parents she wanted to be an elephant so she could live with the animals. As she got older, she decided that a veterinarian was a good second choice.

 

She moved to the Florida Keys after graduation and practiced at a fast paced 24 hr Emergency and General Practice Hospital. There she honed her skills for all species of animals. She has worked on companion animals such as dogs and cats, small and furry such as ferrets and rabbits, and scaly and slithery such as iguanas and snakes. She also donated her time performing surgeries on injured/debilitated sea turtles at a local Sea Turtle Rescue.

Dr. Willett enjoys outdoor activities such as tennis, hiking, fishing, diving, and all other water activities. She also enjoys spending time with her animals as she boasts a zoo of her own, including a Border Collie mix named Bentley, 2 cats who respond to Olive Oyl and Gizmo, 2 snakes Pete and Lily who only respond at feeding time and cuddle time, 2 chameleons who have not learned their names but are called Remmington and Kuppa, 3 leopard geckos D'Artagnan, Aramis and Athos. Though she is close to her dream of living with the animals, she is lucky to also share her home with a two legged companion who answers to Jim, and tiny little tot named Charlotte.

EDUCATION

Dr. Willett pursued her bachelors degree in Biology at a private college in Nebraska, and then sought her DVM through Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine.

Christina, Office Manager

Practice Manager, Christina

Christina is our Practice Manager and has been with Deer Park Animal Hospital for over 18 years. She has worked in all the support positions we currently have. What she loves most about her job is knowing that we make a difference in people's lives. She enjoys outdoor activities especially with her children. She and her husband have one dog, two cats, a rabbit and two very adorable children.

Christina

  • Payroll
  • Human Resources
  • Pet Program Management
Brinda, Receptionist

Receptionist, Brinda

Brinda is our head receptionist. She enjoys interacting with clients and the feeling she receives when she is able to help them feel better about their pet's situation. Her hobbies include reading and spending time with her nephews and niece. She has a bulldog and a polydactyl (multi-toed) cat.

Special Interests

  • Facebook Maintenence
  • Event Planning
Sherry, Receptionist

Receptionist, Sherry

Sherry is another friendly face that will greet you upon your arrival at Deer Park Animal Hospital. She enjoys spending time with her husband and grandchildren. She has two daughters and one son and a Boxer named Ginger. She enjoys interacting with our clients and developing relationships with them and their pets.

Special Interests

  • Receptionist Organization
  • Record Keeping
Receptionist, Denise

Receptionist, Denise

Denise has lived in the Houston area for about 9 years.  She has been a blessing to join our team.  When she is not working, she enjoys traveling, watching movies, reading and spending time with her Boston Terrier, JoJo.  She enjoys her daily interaction with all the animals.

Special Interests

  • New Client Letters
  • Referral Program
  • Office Supply Inventory
Receptionist, Maryanne

Receptionist, Maryanne

Maryanne joins us after extensive experience as a receptionist working in the veterinary community.  She enjoys both interactions with our clientele as well as the patients. She recently moved from Spring with her two rescued Staffordshire Terriers, Brady and Savannah.  Maryanne enjoys cooking, painting and being creative.

Special Interests

  • Her precious pups
  • Her boyfriend's Hockey teams (yes - she is a WAG)
Groomer Tish

Phone Technician and Greeter, Naticia

Naticia (Tisha) had been grooming for 15 years.  She loves animals but had to retire from grooming.  She will now help with our work flow in getting clients checked in.   She also will be helping answer phones to improve customer service and assisting the receptionists.

Special Interests

  • Asian style grooming

Receptionist, Rachael J

Rachael moved to the Houston Area about 3 years ago from Upstate New York.  She loves getting to see all the different types of animals that visit us at Deer Park Animal Hospital.  She is currently studying to Marine Biology at Texas A&M Galveston.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends.  She also enjoys a good book and watching movies.

Special Interests

Attending Texas A&M Galveston to further her education.

Veterinary Technician, Chelsea

Veterinary Tech and Receptionist, Chelsea

Chelsea is a part-time employee, who works both as a technician and receptionist.  She is attending school for a degree in Biology. She enjoys working with animals and has an interest in becoming a veterinary technician. She has one dog, two cats, four ferrets, three guinea pigs and a leopard gecko.

Special Interests

  • Exotics

Licensed Veterinary Technician, Marisa

Marisa is a Liscensed Veterinary Technician from Deer Park.  She has been with Deer Park Animal Hospital for over 20 years.  She enjoys spending time with her family, and her son. She has 2 dogs, a quaker parrot, and a bearded dragon that were all rescued. Marisa enjoys watching ill or injured pets thrive after they are rehibilitated.

Special Interests

  • Inventory Control
  • Pet Program Maintenence
Kim, Receptionist

Veterinary Technician, Kim

Kim was raised in Deer Park and dually trained for receptionist and technician.  She has been involved with animals for the last fifteen years working at varoius animal care facilities, but she has been caring for them since childhood.  She enjoys helping our furry friends and has a special affection for exotic animals as well.

Special Interests

 

  • Exotics
  • Lab Machine Maintenance and Quality Control
Kim, Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Technician, Kim

Kim is a Certified Veterinary Assistant who has a specialized interest in exotic animals. She owns several species and breeds them. She also use to work at the Emergency Clinic and has a special interest in critical care. She loves everything about her job including the pets, people, and learning new things.

Special Interests

  • Reptiles
  • Avians (Birds)
  • Emergency Medicine
Michelle, Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Technician, Michelle

Michelle is a Veterinary Technician with over twenty-two years of experience. She has many hobbies outside of work including cooking, playing pool, and quilting. She also has a love for shoes. Michelle enjoys working with animals and the interactions she has with many of the animals that we treat. She shares her bed with two terriers.

Special Interests

  • Referral Program
  • Organizational Coordinator

Veterinary Technician, Bailee

Bailee graduated from the Veterinary Technician Institute Of Houston in 2014. She's now studying and is on a mission to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She enjoys working with all animals and helping them in any way possible. She has 3 dogs(Kalla a Siberian Husky, Jete an Australian Cattle Dog and Klaus a German Shepard), a cat named Sniffles and a bearded dragon named Hercules.

Special Interests

  • Newsletter writer
Veterinary technician

Veterinary Technician, Angela

Angela is one of our newest team members and has been wonderful.  She has been working in the veterinary community for over 16 years.  She's done everything from kennel tech to currently working as a veterinary technician.  She is Oncura ultrasound certified and has a special interest in management.  Her family includes two cats and two dogs.  She has two young adorable boys with her husband, Eric.  She is excited to add exotic knowledge to her database.

Special Interests

  • Inventory management and control

Veterinary Technician, Jenn D

She lives in Humble, so it is a difficult drive on her but since she is such a strong part of our team continues to make this long drive.  She has 3 rescue dogs named, Lima, Max and Roo.  Her hobbies include swimming and spending time outdoors.  She really enjoys being able to make a difference in pet's lives.

Special Interests

  • Houston Texans
  • Rescuing special needs dogs
Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Technician, Taylor

Taylor first started with us in Pet Care while she was attending The Vet Tech Institute of Houston to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician.  She completed her externship with us and we have hired her full time since then. 

 

She has two dogs named Bentley and Blaze.  She has always had a special place in her heart for animals and is enjoying her new position.

 

Special Interests

  •  Exotics
Jennifer, Veterinary Technician Assistant

Veterinary Tech and Phone Tech, Jennifer

Jennifer is a Certified Veterinary Assistant who works in pet care and is responsible for caring for our pets in the hospital and in our boarding facility. She has a daughter and loves to shop and spend time with her family. She has enjoyed learning all the aspects of animal care and the continual learning she experiences at work.

Special Interests

  • Her recent role as our dedicated phone technician
  • Updating our outdoor digital sign
Pet Care

Pet Care, Tessa

Tessa is the team leader of Pet Care.  She is responsible for ensuring your fur babies are well taken care of while boarding in our clinic. She has pride in helping care for your animals and making their stay as positive as possible.

 

She enjoys spending time with her friends.  She has a wonderful kittie named Monster and a bearded dragon.  

Special Interests

  • Tessa attended the Vet Tech Institute of Houston
  • She also is a Certified Veterinary Assistant,  Level III
Pet Care - Shelby

Pet Care, Shelby

Shelby was born and raised in Pasadena.  She lives with an array of rescued pets.  Her hobbies include playing sports and reading.  Shelby came to us from her many years working for Pets Mart Pet Hotel.  She enjoys caring for the pets that board with us.  Playtime for our boarders is her favorite time of the day! 

Special Interests

She is currently working on her Certified Veterinary Assistant Certification.

Pet Care, Meghan

Meghan is attending San Jacinto College and majoring in Biomedical Science.  She has plans to attend veterinary school at Texas A&M University. She loves her job because she loves animals.  She is excited about the expereince she is getting which will help her in her future goals.

Special Interests

She is currently working on her Certified Veterinary Assistant Certification.

Pet Care

Pet Care, Larixa

Larixa started with us as a volunteer through her Highschool.  She was such a great asset that we were able to hire her as soon as a position opened up. 
 

Special Interests

She is currently working on her Certified Veterinary Assistant Certification.

Misty, Groomer

Groomer, Misty

Misty is our groomer and enjoys bringing the beauty out of our precious pets. She has been grooming for over seventeen years. Misty enjoys pampering them in her spa. She has been with Deer Park Animal Hospital for 3 years now and enjoys working as a part of our team. She prefers scissor work on pets when grooming and is often a perfectionist!

Special Interests

  • Scissor Grooming
Groomer

Groomer, Meaghan

Meaghan has many years of experience grooming.  She was referred by Tisha and has done a wonderful job and fits right in with our team.  She enjoys animals and has two amazing pets of her own. 

Special Interests

  • Making your pet's feel and look their best!