Above & Beyond Pet Care Hospital
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11302 Indiana Ave
Lubbock, TX 79423
- 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
- Behavioral Medicine
- Blood Transfusions
- Dental Care
- Emergency and Critical Care
- Fully Stocked Pharmacy
- Hospice and Euthanasia Services
- House Calls
- Laser Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Parasite Prevention and Control
- Puppy and Kitten Care
- Radiology (X-Rays)
- Rehabilitaion Services
- Senior Care
- Underwater Treadmill and Indoor Dog Swimming Pool
- Wellness Exams
Above & Beyond Pet Care Hospital Staff Profiles
Dr. Samantha ThomasVeterinarian
I was born and raised in Lubbock, although my family hails from Ohio. I always knew I wanted to have a career in the medical realm. Add in my love for all creatures great and small, and becoming a vet was a no brainer. While I was in high school, I developed a plan to get myself into vet school, primarily focusing on science courses. After I graduated from Monterey High School in 2002, I received my Bachelor's in Animal Science from Texas Tech in 2006. During that time, I also volunteered with a rescue organization and worked as a veterinary technician. With a lot of hard work and a little luck, I was accepted to the veterinary school at Texas A&M and received my DVM in 2011.
After practicing at a mixed animal practice in Slaton for three years, I accepted an associates position at Above & Beyond in June 2014. I see both medical and surgical cases. I do love surgery, especially a good exploratory or orthopedic case. I enjoy medicine cases as well, particularly internal medicine, preventative medicine and oncology I want to stay progressive and challenge myself to continue to learn.
I am married to Jeremiah Thomas, who I have known since we were kids, and we are excited to start working on having a family. We have several dogs and cats, as well as some 'exotics': a chinchilla, birds and fish. It is a real zoo around our house and we wouldn't have it any other way. Most of our immediate family are in this area of the country and we are happy to call west Texas home.
I enjoy the outdoors, landscaping, cooking, eating, going to the movies and concerts, and all things music I look forward to being able to travel more and see the world.
I look forward to meeting you and your pet soon!
Ronnie DeForrest, DVMVeterinarian
I was born and raised in Lubbock, TX. I attended Lubbock High School and then Texas Tech University. I received my MBA in Healthcare Management in 2000, and my DVM from Louisiana State University in 2015. I am very excited about the opportunities offered at Above and Beyond. I officially joined the team in September 2015.
I have always had a passion for animals. After 10 years in administration in human medicine, my wife and I made the decision for me to go back to school and pursue my true passion, treating animals. I joined Above and Beyond to be a part of a top notch veterinary hospital and return to my hometown.
I enjoy seeing dogs and particularly cats. My areas of interest are surgery, dermatology, and preventative medicine. I have a wife, Angie, and several furry kids of the dog and cat variety. Angie and I enjoy traveling and volunteering/supporting animal rescue. Outside work, I enjoy playing and watching sports, working with animal rescue organizations (we have fostered six dogs), and spending time with my wife and pets.
Whitney Ledford, DVMVeterinarian
I was born and raised in Lubbock, TX. My love for animals started early as I had an inseparable bond with my family’s miniature schnauzer, Rowdy. It was in the first grade that I told my parents there was no better feeling in the world than saving a dog’s life. I attended Lubbock Christian School from pre-kindergarten through my senior year of high school. While there I participated in all sorts of sports, academic competitions, and band. Upon graduating high school in 2008, I attended Lubbock Christian University. It was then that I began working in a vet clinic as a veterinary assistant, and my love for this field began to blossom. I graduated from LCU in 2012 with a Bachelor’s in Animal Science. I was accepted into veterinary school at Texas A&M and received my DVM in 2016.
I joined the team at Above & Beyond in June 2016. The progressive nature and high standard of care is what drove me to join this clinic. I love the time I get to spend developing relationships with clients and their pets. I am especially interested in surgery but also enjoy preventative medicine, dermatology, and ophthalmology.
I met my husband, Jeffrey, while in vet school. We got married in July of 2014. He is currently a mixed animal veterinarian at Spur Veterinary Hospital. We have two border collie mixes, Grace and Hattie, as well as a quarter horse. Outside of work, I love to participate in and watch sports. I am an avid runner and love competing in road races. Jeffrey and I have developed a passion for going on mission trips and helping those in need. Most recently we went on a veterinary mission trip to Honduras. In our spare time we enjoy spending as much time as possible with our family and friends. We are thrilled to be back in Lubbock and thankful for the opportunity to serve the community we love.