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Above & Beyond Pet Care Hospital

11302 Indiana Avenue | Lubbock, TX 79423

Call 806-589-3593
Monday 8:00am - 10:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 10:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 10:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 10:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 10:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday Closed
  • Animal Boarding
  • Emergency Veterinary Clinic
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam
Description

We know that choosing a veterinarian to care for your pet is a very important decision to make. You want someone who is caring, knowledgeable, and accessible, someone who is willing to take the time to go over all of your options and treat your pet as their own, not just another patient.

At our state-of-the-art veterinary practice located in Lubbock, TX, we pride ourselves on our patient and client service. We offer a knowledgeable staff, safe and proven procedures, and the latest in medical technology. Your pet is family to us!

Above and Beyond Pet Care Hospital was founded in 2004 by Dr. Jeanette Lubenau. Dr. J had practiced in the Lubbock area for over 10 years, and had decided there was a need for a hospital that practiced high quality medicine as we were trained to do in veterinary college. She took the leap, rented an office space at 98th and Indiana, and never looked back. It all began with one doctor and one technician. The practice continually grew. One year later Dr. Blaine Oden began working part time, and added more hours each week as the hospital grew. In her determination to practice excellent medicine and provide exceptional patient care, Above and Beyond attained American Animal Hospital Association ( AAHA) accreditation. This milestone put Above and Beyond in the top 14% of the veterinary hospitals in the nation regarding patient care and hospital standards. To this day, we are the only hospital on the South Plains that is AAHA accredited. August 2009, Dr. Mollie Fox began as a relief doctor and thankfully became part-time as the growth of the hospital continued. With only 2 exam rooms, and 1,200 sq. feet of space to work with, the hospital quickly became very crowded and compact. We were literally stepping on each other trying to work. To remedy the crowding issue, it was time to move to a bigger home. Dr. J's dream was to build a facility that was not only fun to work in, but to be inviting to both pets and owners. In 2010, we moved into our new facility. It was scary at first, but ultimately, the best decision that could have been made. There have been growing pains, but the hospital has continued to thrive. We now have 2 full time and 3 part time doctors on staff, over 20 technicians and even have extended hours now. Upon reflection, it is amazing how one person's dream to be exceptional has spurred others on to do the same. Above and Beyond Pet Care Hospital will continue to strive to provide the best possible care for your pet and you.

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Dr.Keri Ford
Dr.Keri Ford

I was born and raised in Orange, TX. Orange has the distinction of being the last town in Texas on I-10 before you enter Louisiana. I was raised on Cajun food (yum!) and Zydeco. I grew up around horses, barrel racing, and team roping. I was the unofficial "horse holder" when I was a child at rodeos. In high school, I was a flute player in the school band and I was a 1st officer in the color guard.

Being a veterinarian is all I have ever wanted to do! I wanted to become a vet not only for my love of animals, but for the challenge as well. Our patients can't tell us what is wrong, we have to figure it out! To quote Will Rogers, "The best doctor in the world is veterinarian. He can't ask his patient what is wrong- He's just got to know." With my goals clear, I moved to College Station and earned my Biomedical Science degree from Texas A&M University in 2006. From there, I was accepted in to the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and received my degree with the Class of 2010.

After graduation, I moved to Plainview and worked at a practice there for a year before starting relief work. Joining the A.A.B.P.C.H team as a relief veterinarian in September of 2011 for me was a no-brainer. The quality of medicine is unlike any other and the staff and doctors truly are a team! With the addition of extended hours in April, 2012, I was happy to become a more permanent staff member. I love medicine cases as well as puppy/kitten preventive care. There is nothing that will make your day better than seeing a happy, healthy, adorable puppy!

I met my husband Seth on a blind date in 2011. Seth is an assistant manager at Cavendar's Boot City, and he loves anything to do with horses. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, attending rodeos, roping events, and concerts with my husband, and of course horseback riding. Suede, Secret, Chap, Charlie, and Cutter make up the rest of my family. Suede is a 7 year old Pit/Catahoula mix who loves to chase her Kong and thinks that she is a lap dog. Secret is a 6 year old miniature Schnauzer who enjoys a good belly rub. A floppy monkey is her favorite toy. You may see my yellow lab Chap in Doggy day care- he loves to run and swim. My horses Charlie and Cutter are both American Quarter Horses who like leisurely trail rides and working cows.

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Dr. Samantha Thomas
Dr. Samantha Thomas

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 3 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 am looking forward to advancing my surgical skills further, providing high quality medicine, and having the support of the other doctors at the practice. I feel like my biggest achievement is becoming a veterinarian. 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 rabbit, 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 would love to learn to play the guitar and piano. I look forward to being able to travel more and see the world. My top dream destinations are France, the African Safari, the Great Barrier Reef, Greece, and Egypt.

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Dr. Jenna Hardin-Hillman
Dr. Jenna Hardin-Hillman

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