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Samantha L. Thomas, DVM

  • Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine

    • Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)                               

    • Class of 2011

  • Texas Tech University College of Agriculture Sciences

    • B.S. Animal Science, Pre-Vet             

    • Class of 2006

  • Monterey High School

    • Class of 2002

Her Story

Dr. Samantha Thomas was born and raised in Lubbock, Texas and graduated from Monterey High School. It was in high school she realized she could combine a love of science and animals into a career and chose to become a veterinarian. Along the way, several folks tried to talk her out of this career path, saying it was too hard to get into veterinary school or the career was too demanding. Nevertheless, with a little stubbornness and a whole lot of determination, she completed her undergraduate degree at Texas Tech University, as a first-generation college student, and gained acceptance to veterinary school at Texas A&M University.    

Dr. Thomas has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including mixed animal practice, corporate small animal practice, privately owned small animal practice, small animal emergency, and a non-profit, high-quality high-volume spay/neuter practice, of which she was the founding veterinarian! Each experience helped guide her into practice ownership by teaching her new skills, honing old skills, gaining insights into types of practices and work environments, and also what might be in store when building a practice from scratch. She was most excited about choosing her own protocols and standards of care in her practice and creating a healthy work environment. Her goal was to foster an environment where folks want to come to work, and where clients and patients immediately feel comfortable and part of the family.

Dr. Thomas has special interests in emergency medicine/surgery, soft tissue surgery, high volume spay/neuter, shelter and rescue assistance, preventative medicine, and end of life care. She is married to Jeremiah Thomas, who is the PE coach at Cathelene Thomas Elementary School in Slaton, and they have two beautiful daughters. In her rare free time, she enjoys traveling, playing with the kids, DIY projects, cooking, and being outdoors. She currently serves as 2nd Vice President of Slaton Lions Club. She regularly assists the Slaton Animal Shelter with health checks and disease prevention and has donated cages and a microchip scanner in the past. She partners with several local rescue groups as well as Kat's Alley Cats, who perform TNR services in the area.

Career highlights include:

  1. Two years small animal emergency medicine/surgery experience.

  2. Completed ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance training in Asheville, NC, the nationally recognized leader in high-quality, high-volume, low-cost spay/neuter training programs.

  3. Held position of Managing DVM at previous clinic (corporate owned).

  4. Opened Slaton Animal Hospital, all while assisting with opening PETS Clinic of Lubbock, working overnight emergency, dealing with COVID delays and obstacles, and raising two young children. 

Contact

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