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Welcome to Lakes Area Veterinary Hospital
(name change from Fain and Smathers Vet Hosp)

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

Call us at 409-384-8731
New Name, Same Docs, Same Location

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Lakes Area Veterinary Hospital has been serving pets in Jasper, Texas and the surrounding Southeast Texas area for over 25 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. David Fain, Dr. Royce Smathers, Dr. Dusty Taff and Dr. Lori Coleman
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.
    David Fain

    Dr. David C. Fain graduated with his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University in 1980 after obtaining his Bachelor's Degrees in Agronomy in 1977 and VetMed in 1979. Shortly after graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Fain returned home to the Lakes Area and formed the original Fain Veterinary Hospital in January of 1982. Dr. Fain was raised on an East Texas ranch and decided to become a veterinarian because he knew that working with and helping animals would be rewarding. When Dr. Fain is not performing his duties as a veterinarian and managing owner of Lakes Area Veterinary Hospital, he enjoys ranching, camping and coin collecting. Dr. Fain also enjoys spending his time with his wife, Mary Lou, and two daughters, Leslie and Lori, and their families. Dr. Fain has a dog, 'Bandit', and a cat, 'Callie'. When asked what he likes most about his job as a veterinarian, he says educating the public about proper animal care ranks number one.

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  • Dr.
    Royce Smathers

    Dr. Royce D. Smathers graduated with his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University in 1980. Dr. Smathers originally started his Bachelor's Degree at Texas Tech University prior to being accepted to veterinary school. He joined the practice in July of 1989 and the practice named changed to Fain & Smathers Veterinary Hospital, thereafter. Dr. Smathers' all time favorite hobby is photography and anything that has to do with photography. He particularly likes taking nature pictures and also pictures of youth at the local rodeos. He also likes spending time with his family including his wife, Robin, sons, John, Casey, and Ethan, and daughter Molly and their families. He has a number of pets and livestock. The best thing that Dr. Smathers likes about his job as a veterinarian is the variety of different pets, people, and cases that he sees on a daily basis. Every day is something new!

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  • 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 Golden Retriever named 'Sutton' 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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  • Introducing a New Pet to Your Current Ones

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  • Put Some Teeth Into Your Pet’s Dental Care

    According to the American Animal Hospital Association, nearly two-thirds of pets suffer from dental problems because their owners do not provide dental care for them. Imagine what would happen to your own teeth if they were never brushed or examined by a dentist. The same thing can happen with your pet’s ...

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  • Managing Pet Allergies in Kids

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  • Euthanasia: Saying Goodbye

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  • Is a Wet Nose a Sign of a Healthy Pet?

    Have you ever heard that a wet nose is a sign that your pet is healthy? Although that's often the case, it's not always true. A moist nose can benefit your pet in several ways, but it doesn't necessarily guarantee good health. How Does a Wet Nose Help My Pet? Have you ever been woken at 5 a.m. by a cold, ...

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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:

1st Sat

8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed