Dr. Randy Wiltshire,the owner of Lakeside Animal Clinic, grew up with two younger sisters in the small town of Lorena, Texas, where his parents still reside. Dr. Wiltshire was married in March of 2007, and he and his wife Nancy reside in the Fulshear area. They have two children, Jacob and Hannah, and a 2016 model Terrier Mix named Rocky.
Dr. Wiltshire knew at a very young age that he wanted to be a veterinarian. He was always interested in science while growing up, and at any given time there was some combination of dogs, cats, rabbits, ducks, or hamsters at the Wiltshire household… so veterinary medicine was an easy choice. He was inspired by his Uncle who is a veterinarian, and his high school FFA teacher, Mr. Woody, who guided him in the right direction to reach his career goals. "I couldn't imagine doing anything else," says Dr. Wiltshire. "I get to come to work every day and help animals and people, just like I've wanted to do since I was 12 years old."
Dr. Wiltshire received his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science in 1998 from Texas A&M University in College Station. He then went on to receive his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002 and received his Texas veterinary license shortly thereafter.
After graduation, Dr. Wiltshire was hired by Dr. Greg Matt at Mt. Houston Animal Clinic, where he worked as an associate veterinarian for over five years. Dr. Matt was instrumental in showing Dr. Wiltshire "the ropes" and in helping him fulfill his dream of owning his own practice. It was extremely difficult for him to leave Mt. Houston and all of the wonderful clients who became like family to him, but an amazing opportunity arose, and in 2007 Dr. Wiltshire purchased Lakeside Animal Clinic from Dr. Mike McCann. "Dr. McCann built this practice from the ground up, and he built up a large and very loyal clientele," said Dr. Wiltshire. "It is an honor to serve the clients he loved so much, and to carry on his tradition of great service and quality medicine."
Dr. Wiltshire enjoys every aspect of small animal veterinary medicine, but his particular areas of interest include surgery, internal medicine, and ultrasound. He regularly attends continuing education classes to enhance his knowledge and sharpen his skills in all areas of clinical practice. "Veterinary Medicine is a rapidly-changing science," he says. "You have to stay on the cutting edge or you are doing your patients and your clients a huge disservice. They deserve a veterinarian who knows the latest medical information and the most up-to-date treatments."
In his free time, Dr. Wiltshire enjoys playing and watching sports, particularly Aggie Football and Baseball, and Astros Baseball. He also enjoys drawing and painting, fishing, golf, and spending time with his extended family.
Dr. Eva Oglesby is our associate veterinarian who graduated from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. Shortly after graduation she moved to Houston, TX, where she spent the next 17 years working part time innumerous practices as a small animal emergency veterinarian, a relief veterinarian, and a shelter veterinarian. In 2008 she created a spay/neuter program and helped build a surgical suite and small hospital for a non-profit,breed-specific rescue group. She ran the program successfully for four years until turning it over to another veterinarian in 2012.
Dr. Oglesby is originally from a small farming town in northeast Louisiana, where her family has resided for generations. Being a "country girl," Dr. Oglesby was always surrounded by animals of various types,including pet raccoons, rabbits, hamsters, turtles, fish, cows, horses, and goats, as well as numerous cats and dogs. She became horse-crazy at a young age, and spent the majority of her pre-teen and teenage free time trail-riding on her horse and working as a groom for a cutting horse trainer. She assisted in showing these cutting horses all over the United States. Since veterinary school, she has been working with mainly dogs and cats, but has also practiced some exotic animal medicine, even working with some zoo animals and research monkeys.
Two years ago, Dr. Oglesby moved from Houston to south Louisiana and fulfilled a lifelong dream of working in a mixed animal rural veterinary practice, where she enjoyed working with livestock, small animals, and exotic pets. She also worked in a very fast-paced, high quality small animal specialty critical care and emergency clinic in Baton Rouge, where she honed her diagnostic and surgical skills. She has since decided to return to Houston and join our practice, bringing in a wide variety of knowledge and years of experience.
Dr. Oglesby has two children, both native Houstonians. She loves to cook and garden in her spare time, and maintains her rural property in south Louisiana when she isn't working here in Houston. In Louisiana, she raised chickens and has a black Manx cat named Bagheera. She has had several toy poodles over the years, and has raised an African spurred tortoise, two red-eared slider turtles, and parakeets
Dr. Lauren Suttle is a sixth generation Texan, originally from Abilene. She graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1994 with a Bachelor's Degree in History. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2001 from Texas A&M University. Since graduation, she has worked in Sydney, London, and of course, Houston.
Dr. Suttle enjoys all facets of her career, but she has a special interest in internal medicine. "I love the intriguing medical cases that take some research to figure out," she says.
She and her husband, John, have two children, William and Kenna. They also have one very spoiled terrier named Scout, a snake, and a skink.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading (especially history), traveling, volunteering at her kids' school, and spending time with her family and friends.
You can find Dr. Suttle at Lakeside on Wednesday mornings, as well as various other times filling in. Stop by and meet her if you get a chance!