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Welcome to Lakeway Animal Medical & Surgical Clinic
Your Veterinarian in Willis,TX
Call us at 936-856-0200

"Celebrating and strengthening the experience that brings you together as family furbabies and friends."

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at 936-856-0200!

At Lakeway Animal Medical & Surgical Clinic, we know that your fur baby is much more than just an animal. He or she is a special part of the family – a faithful companion with whom you share your life. We share that same dedication, both to our own four-legged family members and to yours! It is this dedication that we base the compassionate veterinary care we provide. We want to exceed your expectations with each and every interaction. We are always happy to welcome new clients and patients in the Willis and Montgomery County area.

If you live in Willis or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Shana Buchanan, Dr. Lara Schwab, and Dr. Christine Stephenson are licensed TX veterinarians, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Lakeway Animal Medical & Surgical Clinic is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Shana Buchanan, Dr. Lara Schwab and Dr. Christine Stephenson has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Willis veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call 936-856-0200 or contact us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Willis veterinarian office is very easy to get to - just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Willis pet owners.

At Lakeway Animal Medical & Surgical Clinic, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Shana Buchanan, Dr. Lara Schwab, and Dr. Christine Stephenson
Willis Veterinarian | Lakeway Animal Medical & Surgical Clinic | 936-856-0200

9521 FM 1097 W Road, Suite B
Willis, TX 77318

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Shana Buchanan
    Veterinarian, Owner

    Growing up with her loving dachshund Fritz by her side, Dr. Buchanan decided she wanted to be a veterinarian at a young age and never looked back. She excelled in science and math during high school and worked hard throughout her collegiate career, and now she’s both a licensed Veterinarian and the Owner of Bridgeway Animal Clinic, Lakeway Animal Medical & Surgical Clinic, and Western Hills Animal Medical & Surgical Clinic! She practices at all three clinics.

    Dr. Buchanan was born and raised in a small Texas town and grew up around all of her cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and great-grandparents. She is of Cajun and German heritage and has an older brother who she remains close to despite their age difference.

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  • Dr. Lara Schwab
    Lead Veterinarian, Chief of Staff

    Lara Schwab grew up in Boerne, Texas, on a ranch where her family raised and showed Appaloosa horses. When the family moved to Plano, Texas, Lara worked for a small animal veterinarian which solidified her desire to become a veterinary professional herself. Now she serves clients and their pets regularly as Lead Veterinarian and Chief of Staff at Lakeway Animal Medical & Surgical Clinic!

    Dr. Schwab attended Texas A&M University as a Biomedical Sciences major from 1994 to 1997. She was accepted early into Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating with her DVM in 2001. After working at several Texas animal hospitals, she moved from the Dallas/Fort Worth area to be closer to her extended family, joining the team at Lakeway Animal Medical and Surgical Clinic.

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  • Dr. Christine Stephenson
    Associate Veterinarian

    Christine Stephenson took an unconventional path to her veterinary medicine degree. Graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Texas A&M University, Christine enjoyed her challenging curriculum. She planned to become a researcher or enroll in medical school but changed her mind after shadowing or working for many medical doctors. Instead, Christine decided to enter the veterinary medicine field. She knows she made the right decision, as she loves the diverse patients and intriguing cases she encounters each week!

    Born in Arlington, Texas, Christine spent her early years as a dog lover. When her family finally added a feline family member, Christine found that cats had their own distinctive appeal. During her high school years, Christine competed on the volleyball and track teams, sharing the experience with her sister. On many weekends, Christine would roll out her bicycle or lace up her rollerblades, always eager to be outdoors with her family.

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  • Anne DeShetler
    Veterinary Technician

    Anne has felt a special bond with animals ever since she was a young girl. By working as a Veterinary Technician, she’s able to spend time with the pets she loves so much while ultimately bettering the lives of animal owners and their companions!

    Anne is originally from Colorado. She began college as an education major but started to consider animal care after hearing fascinating stories from her cousin, who was training to become a veterinarian. Anne eventually secured a job at the clinic where her cousin worked, and before long she was hooked—she decided to change her major to animal science and become a veterinary professional herself! Anne completed her animal science degree in Louisiana, then moved to Texas to expand her career as a Veterinary Technician.

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  • Olivia Holland
    Receptionist

    Meet our awesome receptionist, Olivia! Another awesome human from Montgomery County!

    Why did she want to be in the veterinary industry? “When I was a baby, still just crawling, I took off down the road when my mom took my brother inside over a scraped knee or cup of water. When she found me, a pack of neighborhood dogs, 4 or 5 of them, were surrounding me and protecting me. I’ve wanted to help animals all of my life. I share a special bond with them.”

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  • Chelsey Pool

    Meet our amazing LVT, Chelsey! She is recently engaged and plans on starting a family in the future! Since she was little, she wanted to be in the veterinary industry. She never really played with Barbies, but she always had stuffed animals and would play doctor with the littlest pet shops.

    After graduating high school, she attended Tomball College where she attained her degree of an Associate’s of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. She then passed her state and national board and became licensed! She has mainly worked in the Houston area but also spent a year in Memphis, TN!

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  • Abriana Reece
    Kennel Tech Assistant

    Meet Abriana, our Kennel Tech Assistant that was born in Conroe and proudly raised in Texas! She interested in the veterinary field because she wanted more hands=on training with animals. In her current role, she gets to do just that. She helps animals when she’s needed, and takes them out for a little exercise and fun.

    When she’s not at work, she loves to play tennis and walk animals!

  • Sarah Mullis
    Veterina Assistantry

    Sarah was born and raised in Magnolia, Texas. She graduated from Magnolia High School in 2008. She is married to Skyler Mullis who retired from the United States Navy. They have three children and three fur babies. Sarah has always had a love and passion to help animals; from helping a turtle cross the road to helping a stray animal in need. She has also volunteered at Norfolk SPCA in Norfolk, Virginia from 2011-12. Sarah has been active in the veterinary industry since 2013. She graduated from Animal Behavioral College with Veterinary Assistant and Animal Behaviorist certifications. She is currently enrolled in Penn Foster to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician.

  • Madison La Sell
    Receptionist

    Meet our amazing receptionist, Madison! She was born and raised in College Station, Texas, and is currently a second-year biology major student at Sam Houston State University with the hopes of working with wildlife rehabilitation. She has been riding horses since the age of 5 and has been working with exotics since the age of 9.

    She got into the veterinary world because the natural world and its creatures are fascinating to her. She has always been the one to search for any creatures in need, whether it’s befriending a stray kitten or rescuing a tiny bee from the pool.

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  • Meredith Krus
    Veterinary Technician

    Meet our veterinary technician, Meredith! Her job is to ensure patient health, safety, and happiness.

    She was born and raised in Texas and has loved dancing since she was 7. She even went on to start teaching and doing choreography. After high school, she went to VII to get her Associate’s degree of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. She found her way to the veterinary industry because the only thing that brought her happiness was the companionship of animals. One day it just clicked, being in the veterinary industry was what she wanted to do with her life. After an externship with a surgery center, she was hooked. She decided to keep going high-volume, low-cost spay and neuters and took a job doing that in a no-kill shelter. From there, she took a job in a general practice working with exotics and small mammals.

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  • Thea Bauder
    Receptionist

    Meet our receptionist, Thea! She is the first face people see when they walk in the door, and she knows she must be friendly, personable, confident, calm, and have strong knowledge of the services we provide! Thea has a passion for animals and loves working in an environment with challenges.

    Thea was raised around animals because her entire family lives on farms. Her mom also worked at a vet office! When she was younger, she spent some time on her uncle’s farm and bonded with the horses. One of the horses fell ill, and she watched as they made the hard decision to put the horse down. After that day, she knew she wanted to be a vet.

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  • Hollyann McNew
    Receptionist

    Meet our receptionist, Hollyann! She grew up in Palestine, TX, and lives in Abilene for a little while before moving to Conroe!

    When you come to visit us, you’ll be greeted by her big smile and warm personality!

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Willis Office

Monday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

7:30 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

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  • "Lakeway Animal Clinic is great. I have a pitbull pup that is almost a year old he got really sick on a Friday and wasn’t”t eating or wanting to drink anything, we took him there on Monday morning they told us it was parvo which most dogs die when they get it. But they explain what needed to be done and even showed us how to do some of the stuff yourself at home. By Wed. he was starting to eat and drink again. They help save my fur baby life. We tell everyone who has pets about them. Just wanted to say THANK YOU"
    Pamela H.
  • "My animals are a big part of my family so when considering their health care, I can think of no other place to take them than Lakeway Animal Medical & Surgical Clinic. The entire team treated me and my animals like family. Dr. Stephenson and the rest of her team take the time to listen AND explain every detail to me so that I understand what is going on, therefore, I am able to make an informed decision on the care of my babies. I would recommend Lakeway Animal Medical & Surgical Clinic, hands down, to all of my friends!"
    Melanie A.
  • "I am so relieved that there is a vet that will continually see your babies (when you are in a panic mode)immediately, no matter how busy they are. THANKS!!!! We love Y’all."
    Margie C.