Dale Lonsford, DVM
Dr. Lonsford has been the proud owner of Deer Park Animal Hospital 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 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.
Charmel Rodick, DVM, CVPM
Dr. Rodick is one of Dr. Lonsford's daughters and co-owner of the clinic. She enjoys working side by side with her father! Dr. Rodick received undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University. She completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Ross University and spent her clinical year at Virginia Tech in 2005. She has an interest in surgery and feline medicine. Her family includes her husband Wayne, two children, and a Welsh Corgi named Cheddar and a Yorkie named Termite. She has also adopted a cat, rabbit and a hedgehog.. She enjoys business management and marketing. She received her Certification in Veterinary Practice Management in 2018. Her hobbies include camping, spending time outdoors, and spending time with her family and friends.
Dominique Gras, DVM
Dr Gras joined the Deer Park Animal Hospital team immediately following her graduation from Texas A&M in 2009. She attended Texas A&M University for both her Undergraduate Degree and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. She has a special interest in Cardiology. Her family includes her husband Bobby, her daughter Lyla, and her son Lincoln. She shares her home with her dog, Prim and her cat, Baxter. Her hobbies include yoga, zumba classes, and reading.
McKenna Campbell, DVM
Dr. Cambpell is a La Porte native, having graduated from La Porte High School. She completed her undergraduate degree in animal science from Texas A&M University. Dr. Schoppe completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Ross University and her clinical year at Texas A&M. She has special interest in surgery, internal medicine, and large animal medicine. Dr. Schoppe shares her home with her husband, Shane as well as her blue heeler named Myah and her German Short Haired Pointers named Jasper and Trout.
Ryan Howard, DVM
Dr. Howard joins us from South Texas, where she grew up raising goats, pigs, and chickens for the local livestock show. She received her Bachelors of Animal Science at Texas State University. She attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her clinical year at Texas A&M University. Her interests include internal medicine, preventative care and dermatology. She shares her home with two Rat Terriers, Rylee and Stella as well as two rescue Frenchies, Nita and Lita. In her free time she enjoys traveling, hunting, fishing, hiking and anything on the water.
Gabby Casper, DVM
Dr. Gabby Casper is from League City, TX and graduated from University of Houston- Clear Lake with a Bachelors of Science in Biology in 2018. She graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in May 2022 from Texas A&M University. Dr. Casper’s many interests include surgery, dermatology, dentistry, and diagnostic imaging. During her free time, Dr. Casper enjoys traveling with her family; playing ice hockey with her brother; and flying airplanes with her partner, Adam. She lives with two rat terrier mixes named Henrik and Lily; a feisty cat named Thomas; and Morty, her blue-tongue skink. Dr. Casper is excited to provide quality veterinary care for the community she grew up in.
Chesla Sayers, DVM
Dr. Sayers grew up in New Jersey. She attended undergrad at Drexel University where she was able to work at zoos and with working dogs. It is here where she fell in love with Veterinary Medicine. She received her Doctorate at Ross University and finished her clinical year at Tufts University. She moved to Texas with her island cat, Bisou. Her hobbies include learning French, skiing, ultimate frisbee, and walking her cat. Her medical interests are Behavior and Exotics. She has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to behavior issues with both cats and dogs. She enjoys working with the issues and developing stronger bonds between pets and their owners. She has really enjoyed working with exotics ad continues to hone her skills with these guys. Dr. Sayers will be working one day a month with us as she is getting more experience in Exotics Medicine.