Meet the TeamLake Area Animal Clinic

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Lake Area Animal Clinic! Helping pets stay healthy for over 40 years.

Get to know our team!

We are solely dedicated to your pet’s care! We look forward to getting to know you, and we hope you’ll take the time to scroll down and get to know us.

Dr. Scott  M. Pollard

Dr. Scott M. Pollard

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Pollard grew up in Brenham, Texas playing baseball and eating Blue Bell ice cream. He did his undergraduate work at Texas A&M University and graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. He practiced in Seguin, Texas for 10 years before relocating to the Texas Hill Country and Buchanan Dam in 1996. He enjoys orthopedic and soft tissue surgery as well as preventative medicine. He is married to Darlene and they have two sons, Jacob and Jesse. Scott is an active member of Hill Country Fellowship and loves to fish, hunt, coach baseball and eat his wife’s Cajun cooking. His favorite slogan is “Gig Em” and his favorite scripture is Joshua 1:9.

Dr. Mike Culpepper

Dr. Mike Culpepper

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Culpepper grew up in San Juan, Texas in the Rio Grande Valley. He attended Texas A&M University where he received his B.S. degree in 1983. He graduated cum laude from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. He worked for 13 years in the Spring-Woodlands area north of Houston prior to moving to Llano in 2004. His professional interests include internal medicine and preventative medicine. He has three girls: twins Sarah & Allison and Kadie. He enjoys hunting, fishing and woodworking.

Dr. Polly Wilde

Dr. Polly Wilde

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Wilde MS, DVM grew up in Harlingen, a city located in South Texas. She did her undergraduate work at Texas A&M University and then graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. Her professional interests are small animal internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. She has compassion for pets and their well-being and enjoys devoting individual attention to owners and their concerns about their pets. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Eric and their two daughters. Interests include water skiing, snow skiing and spending time with friends and family.

Melanie Gomez

Melanie Gomez

Practice Manager + Lead Vet Tech

How long have you been practicing?
• Jan 2006
Where did you go to school?
• Burnet High School
What do you pride yourself in when it comes to veterinary medicine and/or taking care of your patients?
• Providing quality care/medicine to every patient we see and a fun work environment for my staff which helps keep morale up!
What do you like to do in your free time?
• Cheering on my son at his football and baseball games!

Chelsea Cline Crabtree

Chelsea Cline Crabtree

Veterinary Tech

How long have you been practicing?
• 5 years
Where did you go to school?
• Burnet High School
What do you pride yourself in when it comes to veterinary medicine and/or taking care of your patients?
• Knowing that I have done all that I can to help provide knowledge and proper care to a client.
What do you like to do in your free time?
• Full-time mom and wife. Drawing when possible, archery, and fishing. Love the outdoors, abstract art, and spending time with family.

Josie Allen

Josie Allen

Veterinary Tech

How long have you been practicing?
• 2 weeks
Where did you go to school?
• Dripping Springs, TX.
What do you pride yourself in when it comes to veterinary medicine and/or taking care of your patients?
• Knowing that I am doing my best to help and take care of our clients.
What do you like to do in your free time?
• I enjoy riding and taking care of my horses, playing and taking care of my dog, and watching True crime.

Sarita Marshall

Sarita Marshall

Receptionist

How long have you been practicing?
• 23 years at LAAC
Where did you go to school?
• University of Houston at Clear Lake
What do you pride yourself in when it comes to veterinary medicine and/or taking care of your patients?
• Assisting clients in taking care of their pets.
What do you like to do in your free time?
• Beekeeping + Antiquing

Darsi Flint

Darsi Flint

Receptionist

How long have you been practicing?
• 5 years at LAAC
Where did you go to school?
• Tarleton State University
What do you pride yourself in when it comes to veterinary medicine and/or taking care of your patients?
• In compassionate care to pets and clients.
What do you like to do in your free time?
• Read, spending time with my grandson, and traveling.