RONALD L. LOTT, DVM
Dr. Lott, a native of East Texas, attended Texas A&M University where he received two Bachelor of Science degrees—one in animal science and one in veterinary science. He also attended veterinary school at Texas A&M and graduated with honors from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. Upon graduation, he began mixed animal practice at Ward Animal Hospital in Nacogdoches. He later moved to Southwood Drive Animal Clinic in Lufkin, Texas where he also practiced veterinary medicine on numerous species. In 2000, he took a position at Pearland Animal Hospital in Pearland, Texas where he focused exclusively on small animal medicine and surgery. He also worked as a relief veterinarian at multiple Pet’s Choice 24-hour emergency hospitals in the Houston area. In July of 2002, he and his wife, Stephanie, purchased Appleby Sand Road Animal Clinic and moved their family back to Nacogdoches.
Dr. Lott uses a practical, analytical approach to medicine to diagnose his patients and makes every effort to effectively communicate with his clients about their pet’s health.
GWEN – ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Gwen grew up in Houston and moved to Garrison in 1992. She graduated from Garrison High School in 1996 and Panola College with her Associate of Science. She always wanted to be a Veterinarian and being with animals has always been a passion. She worked for the City of Nacogdoches Animal Shelter from 1999-2006. In late 2006, she left the animal shelter to enter the veterinarian technician world. She is married and has a daughter, son and a grandson. With the shelter back ground, she enjoys being a mom to 8 dogs, 5 cats, 4 hermit crabs, a guinea pig and many chickens. In her spare time, she loves to take pictures of nature and spend time outdoors with her husband and the kids.
CICI, LEAD TECH, CVA I
Cici’s roots originate in deep east Texas, however, completed her schooling in the suburbs of Dallas. She quickly returned to the pineywoods where she found her passion as a veterinary technician. She has been blessed with 7 years in the profession and hopes to invest many more in the future. Outside of the clinic, she spends her extra time with her rowdy toddler son and two dogs.
STEPHANIE, CVA I
Stephanie grew up in East Texas and graduated from Stephen F. Austin with a degree in Animal Science. She knew from a very early age that she wanted to have a career in the veterinary field and has been a technician for the past 8 years. Stephanie is a mom to a sweet baby boy and enjoys spending her extra time with him and her husband. Stephanie has two dogs and three cats and embraces the busy lifestyle that involves! Stephanie loves meeting new pets, and people and can’t wait to take care of all of your fur kids needs!
HANNAH, TECH ASSISANT
Hannah is currently a senior at SFA studying Animal Science. She plans to graduate in December and pursue a Master’s Degree in the same field. She lives in Martinsville with her family as well as their many dogs, cows, and horses. In her free time, she enjoys reading, drawing, crafting, and spending time with her family. She is new to the veterinary world, but is excited to jump in!
I’ve been raised in East Texas my whole life. While primarily focusing in the medical field the majority of my career, I’ve always had a passion for animals. After realizing I wanted to change my profession, I was given my first opportunity as a veterinarian technician at an animal hospital in Lufkin, Texas. Since then I have worked with other veterinarians with both small and large animals and truly love what I do! I live in the small town of Apple Springs, proud momma to a cowboy obsessed two year old! In our spare time, we like to hang out with family and our many pets. We have dogs, cats, chickens, horses, cattle, and one pig!
She is from Manati, Puerto Rico. Melissa currently has a miniature Schnauzer and a beautiful chunky black cat. In her free time, she likes to go to the gym, play video games, do frequent BBQ’s with her loved ones and travel. Some interesting/fun facts about her is that she had the opportunity to swim with sharks! Besides from being passionate about animals, Melissa chose this profession because she says it’s the best way to provide high-quality care for all types of animals and connect with their owners. Melissa would like to get her CVT license as her short term goal, but long term she would like to buy a couple of acres with a farmhouse with horses, goats, and dogs.