At Deer Park Animal Hospital, we take pride in treating our patients with the same love and quality care we do for our own pets. We have taken a team approach to veterinary health care, and we strive to increase our skills and knowledge in order to continue to provide the best quality health care for your pet.
Dr Lonsford is the proud owner of Deer Park Animal Hospital, which he has owned since 1978. He graduated from Texas A&M University Veterinary College in 1972, followed by service in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps for 3 years. He and his wife, Yolanda, share their home with Selva, a 30 year old African Grey parrot, and Jess a 5 year old 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.
Dr. Allen attended Texas A&M University receiving both her Undergraduate Degree and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. She joined Deer Park Animal Hospital after graduating and has been with us since August of 1987. Her family includes Terri Melton, one cat named Olive, and a German shorthaired pointer named Millie. Her interests include internal medicine, feline medicine, and ophthamology. Her hobbies include spending time outdoors hiking, gardening, traveling, and photography.
Dr. Rodick is one of Dr. Lonsford's daughters, she received her 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. She has an interest in surgery and feline medicine. Her family includes Wayne, a son and a daughter, and a Welsh Corgi named Nacho. She enjoys business management and marketing. Her hobbies include camping, spending time outdoors, and spending time with her family and friends.
Dr. Gras attended Texas A&M University for both her Undergraduate Degree and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. She joined us immediately following her graduation in 2009. She has a special interest in internal medicine, orthopedic surgeries, and rehabilitation. Her family includes Bobby and her two dogs. Her hobbies include yoga, zumba classes, and reading.
Christina is our office manager and has been with Deer Park Animal Hospital for many 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 a dog, two cats, and two very adorable children.
Brinda is one of our receptionists that greets you when you arrive. At work she enjoys the interaction she has 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 one bulldog puppy and one polydactyl (multi-toed) cat.
Sherry is also a receptionist that will greet you upon your arrival to our clinic. She enjoys spending time with her 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.
Chelsea is a part-time receptionist who 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.
Rachael is a Certified Veterinary Assistant. She is originally from Missouri but traveled often because she was an Army brat. She and her husband have five cats, a turtle, fish, and parakeets. She enjoys spending time with her church, family and friends, and spending time outdoors. She also enjoys the tremendous client interaction and pet interaction she encounters everyday.
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.
Althea is from Deer Park and has worked for Deer Park Animal Hospital since high school. She is a Certified Veterinary Assistant. She enjoys watching the pets grow from babies to seniors, and has an interest in rehabilitation and behavior. She owns two dogs, one of whom is a family pet and the other is a working narcotics police dog. Her husband is a Police Canine Handler. Her hobbies include sports, her family, and selling Miche Purses.
Marisa is a Registered Veterinary Technician from Deer Park. She has worked with Deer Park Animal Hospital since High School. She enjoys spending time with her church family and her son. The joy of her job is getting the opportunity to watch the pets we help improve and feel better after being ill.
Kim is a Certified Veterinary Assistant who has a specialized interest in exotic animals. She owns several species and breeds them. She also works 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.
Julie is a Registered Veterinary Technician from Port Arthur. She has five dogs and one cat. Things she most enjoys about her job include being part of a working team and having the opportunity to learn new things everyday. Her hobbies include music, reading, writing poetry, yard work, and gardening.
Kirsten started at Deer Park Animal Hospital as a high school student. She is a Certified Veterinary Assistant and is continuing her education at San Jacinto College with plans of using her artistic talent in animation. She shares her home with a black Labrador, one Sphynx cat, and a domestic shorthair cat.
Jennifer is the newest member of our team. She enjoys helping sick animals and maintaining their quality of life as they age. She is in training to become a Certified Veterinary Assistant and hopes to one day become Registered as well. She owns a Shitzu-Poodle mix, named Lima. She enjoys surfing the waves in Galveston.
Tessa attended school at Veterinary Technician Institute of Houston. She is a Certified Veterinary Assistant. Tessa has one dog named Kiara. She loves being around animals and enjoys her teammates. Her hobbies include reading, animals, and horseback riding. She also is one of the staff members that provide excellent care and comfort for the pets being hospitalized and boarded.
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.
Krysta is attending San Jacinto College for her prerequisites and hopes to major in criminology or receive her degree as a Registered Veterinary Technician. She has a King Charles Spaniel and four cats. Her hobbies include reading, traveling, and facebook. One of her life long dreams is to see the Kentucky Derby.
Sara is a high school student that is home schooled. She came to us by volunteering her time for training as a Certified Veterinary Assistant. She loves traveling to Peru through Global Expeditions in hopes of spreading God's word to the Peruvians.
Misty Val Verde
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 with the help of her daughter Briana. She has been a new addition to our family and has been a great asset. She prefers the scissor work on pets when grooming and likes working as part of a team at our facility.