Michael R. Jacob

Dr JacobMichael Jacob is a graduate of Texas A&M University with degrees in Veterinary Science (1976) and Veterinary Medicine (1977). His post-graduate experience includes the exclusive practice of emergency medicine until 1985 when he teamed up with Terry Dobson to open Lake Olympia Animal Hospital as a mixed (small and large animal) practice. Since that time his medical interest has grown to focus primarily on dogs and cats. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, and the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. Michael enjoys time with his wife, Vickie, three daughters, all graduates of Texas A&M University, his sons-in-law, and (especially) grandson, Gavin.  He is treated like a king by his chocolate Labrador Retriever, Piper, and selectively snubbed by his cat Dubya. He is a native son of rural South Texas and takes immense pleasure in the outdoors.

Terry J. Dobson

Dr DobsonCo-founder of Lake Olympia Animal Hospital in 1985, Dr. Dobson received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1975, and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1976, both from Texas A&M University. Dr. Dobson is a general practitioner who treats primarily small animals and horses. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Texas Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Animal Hospital Association. Dr. Dobson enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and two daughters, and working with his Brangus cattle and quarter horses.  His pet family includes Louie, a Catahoula mix, Paisley, a German Shorthaired Pointer, and Macy the cat.

Glenda Wall

DrWallA native Houstonian, and a graduate of Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988, Dr. Glenda Wall gained practice experience in mixed animal practice for six years and small animal and exotic practice for an additional six years before joining the staff at Lake Olympia Animal Hospital in 2001. She has a particular interest in feline medicine and geriatric problems of dogs and cats. Her professional affiliations include the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Texas Veterinary Medical Association. She is married and has 3 boys, 2 cats “Jingle” and “Nemo”, and 2 dogs “Lou” and “Cooper.

Heather Remark

Dr RemarkDr. Heather Remark attended the University of Florida for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but has a particular interest in endocrine diseases. Dr. Remark enjoys running and biking and has completed several triathlons, ½ marathons, and a marathon. She lives with her husband Brian and their son James, canine children, “Sunny” a yellow Labrador, “Hoser” a terrier mix. and “Kirby”  (“Kirby” a terrier mix, and “Kitty Mitty” a cat, didn’t want to participate in the photography session!)

Mary McCaine

Dr McCaineDr. McCaine joined Lake Olympia Animal Hospital in 2009. She owned a small animal practice in Missouri City for 22 years. She is board certified in Feline Medicine with special interests in geriatric medicine and feline behavior. Dr. McCaine has served as a member of the ABVP Feline Exam Committee as well as head of the Practical Exam Committee. She is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, the International Society of Feline Medicine, the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management, the American Veterinary Medical Association, Texas Veterinary Medical Association, and the Harris County Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. McCaine is interested in photography, travel, and SCUBA diving. She is married and lives with her husband and their cats “Carter” and “Benton”, and a golden retriever “Taylor”, and an African grey parrot “Roscoe”.

Adrianne Brode

DrBrode | Lake Olympia Animal HospitalDr. Brode is a native Texan and third-generation Aggie. She received a bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology. Dr. Brode earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M University in 2003. She worked in private practice for several years, and at the Canine Health Institute before joining the Lake Olympia family. Her areas of interest include rehabilitation, nutrition, pain management, and stem cell therapy. Dr. Brode is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, the Harris County Veterinary Medical Association, the Veterinary Information Network, the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians, and the International Association of Veterinary Pain Management. She became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner through the University of Tennessee program in August 2009. Dr. Brode and her husband Jeff enjoy outdoor activities and spend free time boating on Lake Conroe.

Elizabeth Adams

Lake Olympia Animal Hospital | Dr AdamsDr. Elizabeth Adams, a Texas native, was born in Dallas, graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio, and graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. Before and during veterinary school, she worked as a veterinary technician in a small animal practice in Coppell, TX (near Dallas). Her particular interest is veterinary dentistry- preventative home care and periodontal therapy. This interest stems from her wish to become a human dentist as a child, but she combined her two loves to become a veterinarian who focuses on dental health. She’d love to teach you how to brush your pet’s teeth! Dr. Adams is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, and the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry. Dr. Adams has a cichlid (an African fish) named “Louie,” whom she has had since college when he was the size of a quarter. He is now about 7 inches long. She also looks forward to adopting a dog in the future.

Trish Hessel

Trish Hessel JD, DVM is a “second career” veterinarian. She graduated from Iowa State University in 1995. After graduate coursework at Georgetown University, she went on to attend law school at the University of Maryland, graduating with her Juris Doctorate in 2000. After 12 years in the legal industry, Dr. Hessel attended Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012 and graduated in 2016. WHOOP! Dr. Hessel has worked in private small animal practices in Manvel and La Marque. Her areas of interest include educating pet parents on wellness and preventative care medicine, dermatology, geriatric pet care, and helping families in end-of-life care and decision making. Dr. Hessel is Fear Free certified and focuses on alleviating anxiety and stress in her patients while under her care. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care, and the American Heartworm Society. Dr. Hessel is married and shares her home with three “furry” children, a Boxer mix, Sassy, and two cats, Butterball and Spikey.  In her free time, Dr. Hessel coaches Special Olympics for the Houston Express and is active in her church.