Welcome to Lakes Area Veterinary Hospital

Serving pets in Jasper, Texas and the surrounding Southeast Texas area for over 30 years.

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Lakes Area Veterinary Hospital has been serving pets in Jasper, Texas and the surrounding Southeast Texas area for over 30 years. Our mission is to provide you and your pet the best possible health care for the life of your pet.

Our hospital team is friendly, well-trained, and committed to you and your pet. We pride ourselves in providing top quality health care for your pet, as well as, educating you, the owner, to make smart and informed choices about your pet's health care, from the time of a new puppy or kitten through the golden years.

Lakes Area Veterinary Hospital is a place where genuine care, comfort and high quality veterinary medicine for our patients is our goal. We pledge to provide the finest client service, a kind word, and a "can-do" attitude. Our hospital experience celebrates a love of pets and people, instills a sense of well being, and honors the best in each of our clients and their pets. We at Lakes Area Veterinary Hospital know that a pet is more than just a pet, it is a member of the family.

Lakes Area Veterinary Hospital is a full service animal hospital and will take both emergency cases as well as less urgent medical, surgical, and dental issues. Our veterinarians are experienced in all types of conditions and treatments. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and a very calm environment so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting his or her own veterinarian.

We have a number of resources for you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Browse around and look at our articles and pet videos. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention. If you want to ask a question call 409-384-8731 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our veterinarian office is very easy to get to, and you can find directions on our Contact Us page. You can also subscribe to our newsletter which is created especially for pet owners. In between your veterinary visits, your pet will benefit from you reading these free informative articles.

At Lakes Area Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

WE CARE!!!

Dr. Dusty Taff , Dr. Lori Coleman and Dr. Holly Wolfe
Lakes Area Veterinary Hospital | 409-384-8731

2378 US Highway 190 West
Jasper, TX 75951

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Meet Our Veterinarians

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Dusty Taff

    Dr. Dusty Taff graduated with his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University in 2004 after completing his Bachelors Degree Animal Science in 2001. Dr. Taff joined the team at Fain & Smathers in November 2010 and is now part owner. Dr. Taff has wanted to be a veterinarian since childhoood while growing up on a family farm in Oklahoma. He enjoys spending time with his wife Lyndi and playing with his three wonderful children, sons: Kasten and Keagan and daugher: Kynli Jo. Dr. Taff has a Corgi named 'Jett' and a Golden Doodle named 'Ollie'.

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  • Dr.
    Lori Coleman

    Dr. Lori Coleman graduated with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University in 2016. She and her husband Blake are looking forward to living back in their hometown of Jasper and raising their children here. They also have a four legged child named 'Bailey'.

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  • Dr.
    Holly Wolfe

    Dr. Holly Wolfe graduated with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Wolfe joins us from Cincinnati, Ohio. She enjoys hiking, biking, jogging and wood-working and taking care of her four-legged babies. Her words to live by are ' I can do all things through him who strengthens me.' Philippians 4:13

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  • Zoonosis

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed