Our Team

We are a friendly professional staff at VCA Southwest Freeway Animal Hospital. Through our dedicated team members we have made it our mission to help pets live long, healthly lives and to educated their human companions.

Being part of the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board certified specialist gives us an advantage over other animal hospitals. In a word TEAMWORK!

Teamwork is the philosophy behind our daily practice. From the very first person you speak with to the person who checks you and your pet out, our team of pet lovers work cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both 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.

paw Team Spotlight
David Lanerie
DVM Medical Director
Dr. David Lanerie attended veterinary school at Texas A&M University and graduated in 2012. He also received his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences from Texas A&M in 2008. Dr. Lanerie grew up in Sugar Land and attended nearby Dulles High School. His professional interests include internal medicine, dentistry, soft tissue surgery, and ultrasound.

Dr. Lanerie's wife, Dr. Jessica Lanerie, is a local pediatrician and they have 3 children, 1 dog, and 1 cat. In his free time, Dr. Lanerie enjoys golfing, video games, and watching Texas A&M and local Houston sports.
Kathleen Whittington
Hospital Manager
Kathleen joined the VCA Southwest Freeway Animal Hospital family in 2009. She worked at VCA Southwest Freeway for 8 years before transferring to VCA Kelliwood, where she was the manager for 3 years. She is a Licensed Veterinary Technician with a degree in Applied Sciences. Kathleen is a native of Maryland and is a proud parent to four amazing daughters, three wonderful granddaughters, two dogs and two silly rescue cats.


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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