Above & Beyond Pet Care Hospital

Is this your veterinarian?

11302 Indiana Ave
Lubbock, TX 79423

Driving Directions

(806) 792-7297

Email: nthompson@nvanet.com

  • Hours:
  • Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Sat: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sun: Closed

Above & Beyond Pet Care Hospital & Resort is a full-service facility that strives to provide the very best veterinary care to our patients. Our highly trained staff of professionals and state-of-the-art equipment are just part of the story. Every dedicated member of our staff will treat you and your pets with courtesy, compassion, and respect, while offering quality care and customer service. Our practice provides a diverse group of services to promote overall patient health, so call today to speak with one of our caring professionals or to schedule an appointment for your pet.

Above & Beyond Pet Care Hospital Services

  • Anesthesia
  • Bathing
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Blood Transfusions
  • Boarding
  • Dental Care
  • Emergency and Critical Care
  • Fully Stocked Pharmacy
  • Grooming
  • Hospice and Euthanasia Services
  • House Calls
  • Laboratory
  • Laser Therapy
  • Microchipping
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management
  • Parasite Prevention and Control
  • Puppy and Kitten Care
  • Radiology (X-Rays)
  • Rehabilitaion Services
  • Senior Care
  • Surgery
  • Ultrasound
  • Underwater Treadmill and Indoor Dog Swimming Pool
  • Vaccinations
  • Wellness Exams

Above & Beyond Pet Care Hospital Staff Profiles

KatieAnn Schooler

Technician
I was born in Lubbock, TX and grew up in Abernathy. I graduated high school in 2008 and was attending South Plains Community College for photojournalism when I found my love for animals and decided to become a veterinary technician. After attending Vista College and earning my degree as a veterinary technician, I joined Above & Beyond in April 2014. I enjoy it all, spending time monitoring anesthesia in surgery (spays and neuters to more complicated procedures!) and in the exam rooms where I get to know that clients as well as the patients. I love knowing that I helped animal recover: seeing an animal come back from being ill is a very satisfying feeling. I plan to take my test soon to become a Registered Veterinary Technician!

I am very close to my parents and since I do not have kids of my own, my nieces and nephews are my world. I have a big family, including 1 brother, 1 step-brother, and 2 step-sisters. I am the baby of them all :-).

In addition to my love for animals, I also have a love for photography. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. God also has a very important part in my life. Having faith in him is how I get through my day.
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Morgan Garcia

Technician
When I was younger, my Mom asked me to think of a job that I would love to do, and all I could come up with was working with animals. In High School, I started working at a vet clinic where I grew up in New Braunfels with the eventual goal of becoming a stock contractor. I loved the veterinary field so much that I changed my mind and decided that vet school would be a much better choice for me. I moved to Lubbock to attend Texas Tech University in 2009, pursuing a degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine. I applied for a Veterinary Technician job at Above & Beyond in June of 2009 and have worked part time while attending classes since then.

Being a juvenile diabetic, I like the endocrine cases we see at the clinic. If you have a diabetic animal that is seen at Above & Beyond, chances are very good that you will end up talking with me at some point! One of my favorite cases so far was a cat with chronic ear infections who began having trouble with the eye on the same side as the infected ear. In school, we had just talked about the anatomy of the cranial nerves and how the nerve for your eye travels through the inner ear. It was so cool to put it together that the chronic inflammation in the ear was affecting the cat's eye!

I have 4 siblings and 2 wonderful parents. I am married to Casey, the greatest man I've ever met. He is the barn manager at a hippotherapy center and works with handicapped kids and their families. I have a blue heeler named Trixy, an Aussie named Bandy, and a calico cat named Paisley. I also have a quarter horse and a paint horse. I love to watch rodeo when I am not busy with work and school.
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Cristina Puente

Technician
My parents were raised in small towns near San Antonio. They decided it wasn't the place for me so we relocated to Lubbock and from then on I was raised as a city girl! After I graduated from Monterey High School in 2011, I attended West Texas A&M in Canyon, TX for 2 years. I then transferred to Texas Tech because I was so homesick and I missed good old Lubbock. I hope to graduate from Tech with a bachelors in Animal Science in the near future.

One day, I happened to bring in my new puppy Meeko for a well-puppy visit and everyone at the clinic was really friendly. The technician and I talked for a while and when school came up, she suggested I apply for a position. I started working at Above & Beyond in March 2014. I am currently a technician, but I am always eager to help in our pet resort or in reception. My current responsibilities include everything from drawing up vaccines and giving baths to helping other technicians with their needs. I love the sad cases that turn into happy endings! It gives you a chance to see how animals can bounce back from a serious illness to live a great life.

I have a HUGE family, but for the most part it is just me, my sister, and my Mom and Dad. When we aren't all working, we like to sit at home and watch movies together. We have 4 dogs: Meeko is a Malamute/Pyrenees mix; Luna is a Husky/German Shepherd mix and the other two: your guess is as good as mine! They all enjoy relaxing and playing tag in the yard. We also have 2 fish who do fishy things all day.

So far, being a first generation college student is my biggest achievement. My next goal is graduating from Texas Tech! In my spare time, I love to read and I love spending time with my dogs. When I have the chance, I enjoy going out with my friends to catch a movie and dinner.
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