I’m King, ruler of Lakeway Veterinary Clinic. My primary servant, Dr. Rand Doyle, is tasked with running the day-to-day, while I contemplate more important matters—such as where my food is kept and just how high I can climb.
I chose Dr. Doyle as general overseer due to his credentials and superior capabilities. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in Pre-Med from the University of South Carolina and earned his doctorate of veterinary medicine from Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine. He also received the R.D. Horne Award for Orthopedic Surgery. He also received the R.D. Horne Orthopedic Surgery Award.
Dr. Doyle lives at home with his wife Taylor, and their two children, Towns and Saylor Jude, and six dogs, who are far beneath me. But Dr. Doyle spends a lot of time here, both as my companion and as general overseer. While I am obviously most majestic, he is pretty supreme.
I’m Norman, an Australian Shepherd/Healer mix- the perfect dog for my mom. She works with dogs, cats, horses, goats, pigs, birds and rabbits. Oh boy! She is Dr. Heidi Moore, but please call her Dr. Heidi. She is super awesome! As well as making sure I am safe from any loud scary things in the world – don’t get me started about the Roomba – she plays soccer, runs and let’s me follow her everywhere. She is married to Jeff and we also live with Lola, a Beagle/Basset mix. Lola doesn’t need as much protection.
My mom grew up in Midland, and went to college at Stephen F. Austin State University. There she played soccer and studied chemistry. She went to the West Indies to study veterinary medicine at St. George’s University. She finished up at Louisiana State University before returning to Texas. She got me from a litter of puppies that needed to be bottle-fed. I was picked because I was so calm, little did they know at the time, I was sick with parvo. Of course, she saved my life and I’ve been going 100 miles an hour ever since. It’s a good thing she is so active. See? Perfect for me.
I’m Oddie (short for Oddball), and I’m known as a champion snuggler and a great jogging buddy, and I live with Luna (short for Looney Tunes), and my mom, Britni, and my dad, Jonathon. I’m a German Shepherd/Pit Bull mix, and Luna is a brindle Boxer, and my dad is an animal doctor who likes to tackle tough dermatology cases and help my friends get that itchy allergy stuff under control. (Because that stuff is annoying, for real.) He got his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M and before that, he went to Louisiana State University and studied Animal Sciences, and he is very generous with treats. Our pack of four leads a quiet, outdoorsy life, but Jonathon is talking about getting more into water sports and that worries me. (It’s great for a cool-down, but no farther than chest-deep, y’all!)
I am Sushi, and I am truly the best cat ever, and I love (in this order)1. FOOD 2. My person, Dr. Celeste Nimmo, and 3. Food. I have been with Celeste for eight years. Now there are others, but I was the first. The others are Louise and Gene, the other cats (whom I mostly ignore), Dexter and Pippin, the dogs (whom I like to groom), and Veruca, the bearded dragon. And there’s also Dylan, Celeste’s boyfriend, who is my other person.
Let me tell you about Celeste. First off, she is the provider of FOOD. This is very important. Secondly, I like to sleep on her head. Thirdly, she is a veterinarian at Lakeway, and she graduated from Louisiana State University, with a Bachelors of Science and then a doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. She grew up in Louisiana, moved to Illinois to work in a small animal practice, and in 2016, came to Texas. She’s into client communication and education, which means she wants to make sure people are well-informed when making decisions about little creatures like me. And she enjoys reading, traveling, and feeding me!
How do you do? I’m Apollo, and I’d like to tell you about my family. I live with two other Homo sapiens, Dr. Michael Walker and Amanda Walker, and they are lovely people. However, Dr. Walker seems to have this ridiculous desire to snuggle me, which is not my cup of tea. (Would you want to snuggle if you lived in Central Texas and wore a permanent fur coat?) There is also Bear, who is not human like the three of us, but rather a dog. He is something called a “Lab mix,” which means he lives to eat and is a bit barmy. I am something called a Border Collie, which means I am brilliant, inquisitive, and commonly considered human. Dr. Walker grew up in Austin and studied animal science and veterinary medicine at Texas A&M University. He has a particular interest in surgery and dermatology. I have a particular interest in squirrels and frisbees. That is all. Cheerio!
Helloooo. I’m Piper the boxer, and I’m going to tell you all about my family. At first it was just me and my two moms, Nora and Ashley, who rescued me about four years ago. I was already six years old, but I barely remember life before the moms—it’s all been so cuddly and amazing since then! Nora works at Lakeway Vet Clinic, keeping folks and money organized. She was born in Chicago and loves playing outside, which is why we get along so well. She went to Robert Morris University on a lacrosse scholarship and her team won a national championship in 2014.
After getting her Bachelors in Health Administration, Nora got certified as a medical billing and coding specialist, and the moms rescued my sister Penelope, who is a terrier mix and therefore, thinks she is ferocious. It really is her job to protect us all, and I just leave her to it. I’d rather concentrate on putting my face really, really close to the moms and trying to telepathically communicate how much I love them, and hanging my head out the car window and whining whenever the car stops to make it go again. (Sometimes it really, really works!) Oh yes, and there is Parker. She is the baby of the family, a wiggly little dachshund-ish puppy. And that is us!
Hi. I’m Manizea, Head of Accounting for Lakeway. I received a Bachelors of Business Administration, with an accounting speciality, at Texas State University, and a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Delhi. I have lived in four countries and speak English, Hindi, Urdu, and Bengali. In my former career as a banker, I worked at BBVA Compass in Austin, Emirates Bank International in Dubai, and Societe General Bank in my home country of Dhaka. Lakeway is a nice change of pace from the sales aspect of investment banking, yet it still allows me to work with numbers, which I love. Plus, I get to be around adorable animals all day! Other than numbers, I enjoy spending time with my husband and son, Mohammad and Emaad, and traveling to experience new cultures.