Our Team

VCA Lakeside Animal Hospital has been a proud member of the community since 1990. Once a one doctor practice, we now employ 23 people and five doctors. In 2002, the hospital moved to a new facility to better accommodate our clients and their pets.

The veterinarians and support staff at VCA Lakeside Animal Hospital are committed to the health, safety and well-being of your pet. Through continuing client education and preventative care, we strive to improve and maintain the human-animal bond. We thank you for visiting our site and hope to have the opportunity to serve you and your pet.

Want to join our team? Visit our Careers section.

Get to know us. Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

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Keith Sultemeier
DVM Medical Director

Medical Director, Keith Sultemeier says that he has "the privilege of practicing in a career doing what I like most in life." His love of animals, people, science, medical biology and helping people and animals has made the last 25 years exciting, fulfilling and fun for him.

Dr. Sultemeier was raised in Fort Stockton, Texas, and has been working at VCA Lakeside Animal Hospital since 1986. He received a bachelor of science in biochemistry in 1982 and his veterinary medicine degree in 1985 from Texas A&M University. Dr. Sultemeier is especially interested in surgery, endoscopy, ultrasonography and cytology.


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Hospital Manager

Dream vacation:
Ireland would be my dream vacation

What do you do for fun when you're not working?
I love to go on Cruises and go off-road riding with family and friends.

Year you started working in the veterinary field:

If you could be any animal, what would you be?

Who is someone you admire and why?
My mom, she was the strongest person I have ever known and she always had a smile on her face and would help anyone she could.


Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.


The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.

Pet Care Specialists

Just as we emphasize health, we also understand the value of providing a full line of care to our clients, which may include boarding and/or grooming services. Our team of caring and compassionate staff are here to offer your pets exceptional services that keep them feeling and looking their best while you're away.
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Our teams are united in our common purpose of taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.
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