VCA Lakeside Animal Hospital

Keith Sultemeier, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, Texas A&M University


Medical Director, Keith Sultemeier says that he has "the privilege of practicing in a career doing what I like most in life." His love of animals, people, science, medical biology and helping people and animals has made the last 25 years exciting, fulfilling and fun for him.

Dr. Sultemeier was raised in Fort Stockton, Texas, and has been working at VCA Lakeside Animal Hospital since 1986. He received a bachelor of science in biochemistry in 1982 and his veterinary medicine degree in 1985 from Texas A&M University. Dr. Sultemeier is especially interested in surgery, endoscopy, ultrasonography and cytology.

When he's not working, Dr. Sultemeier loves spending time with wife Lori and his three children, Nathan, Hannah and Benjamin. He also enjoys the company of his two cats Rutie and Naomi, and his three dogs, Ranger, Mollie and Maverick. Dr. Sultemeier's other interests include reading, hiking, biking and gardening. Dr. Sultemeier is also a Bible Study Fellowship leader, a World Missions Far Corners board member, and a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Texas Veterinary Medical Association and Tarrant County Veterinary Medical Association.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

For medical emergencies during regular hospital hours, please call our hospital at (817) 237-1267. When possible, we ask that you call ahead so that we may better prepare for your pet's treatment. Outside of our hospital hours, we refer clients to one of the following fine facilities:

Metro West Animal Hospital
3201 Hulen Street
Fort Worth Texas 76107

VCA Fort Worth Animal Medical Center
8331 W. Freeway
Fort Worth, Texas 76116