Alton Price, DVM
Price grew up on a small cow/calf operation in eastern Oklahoma. After graduation from high school, he attended Northeastern State University and completed a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. Dr. Price then was accepted into veterinary school at Oklahoma State University where he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2009.
Dr. Price then moved to Texas and took an internship position at Reata Equine Hospital in Weatherford. After the completion of the internship, he moved to Granbury to work alongside Dr. Wayne Howell at Equine Medical Center.
Dr. Price’s hobbies include: spending time with his family and friends, hunting, fishing and team roping.
Dr. Imel grew up in a small town in eastern Kansas on a ranch raising beef cattle and ranch horses. He attended Junior College in Hutchison, KS on an athletic scholarship where he played basketball and football. His football team made bowl appearances both years he was there. He then transferred to Mesa State College in Grand Junction, CO where he continued to play basketball and football. He completed a Bachelors degree in BIology with a minor in Chemistry.
Matt was accepted to veterinary school at Kansas State University and graduated in 2002. He promptly moved to Texas to become an equine veterinarian. He worked alongside Dr. Howell for 4 years and then pursued a career as a mobile equine veterinarian for 6 years. Dr. Imel has now focused his efforts on Peak Performance Equine Hospital to help make it one of the leading Equine hospitals in Texas.
Matt has been married to Dr. Erin Imel for 10 years. The veterinary duo has had two children in the mean time, Merritt and Senne. Matt enjoys all aspects of equine practice, but tends to focus on reproduction and dentistry. His hobbies include helping coach his kids on athletic teams, team roping and raising a few good horses.
Dr. Lammers grew up in a small town in Idaho on a dairy farm. He attended undergraduate college at University of Idaho where he was on the college rodeo team. He then attended veterinary school at Washington State University and graduated in 2000 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and moved to Texas.
Dr. Lammers was accepted into the Texas A&M Large Animal Rotating Internship. Upon completion, he was selected for the Texas A&M Equine Surgery Residency. Dr. Lammers was board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in Equine Surgery in 2005. He was in private equine referral practice for 6 years. He then branched out into small animal surgery and is currently pursuing dual certification from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in small animal surgery. He has a passion for surgery in horses as well as small animals.
Orthopedics is the area of surgery he is most interested in, but enjoys all aspects of surgery.
Dr. Lammers is married to Brenda and they have three children; Bodee, Judd and LaRessa.
His hobbies include; spending time with his family, hunting and fishing.
Dr. Erin was born and raised in Topeka, KS. She always knew growing up that she wanted to be a veterinarian. She was notorious for dragging animals home and asking her mom and dad if they could keep them! She cared for all pets; anything from cats and dogs to lizards and snakes.
Dr. Erin attended Kansas State University on a cheer leading scholarship and received her Animal Science degree in 1998. She was accepted into veterinary school at Kansas State University Veterinary School and graduated in 2002 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree. During her 4th year of veterinary school, she went on an externship in South Africa where she performed veterinary services on exotic animals.
Dr. Erin married Dr. Matt Imel after graduation and they moved to Tolar, Texas to work at Equine Medical Center for Dr. Howell. After a year she began working at Burleson Equine Hospital for nearly 3 years before having their first child, Merritt. Dr. Imel took some time off work to be a mommy and had their second child, Senne.
The Imel’s started their own mobile equine practice, Equine Veterinary Services in October of 2006. Dr. Imel currently practices at Mesquite Ridge Small Animal Hospital in Granbury where she helps take care of your beloved pets.
Her hobbies include spending time with her family, riding horses and reading.
Dr. Howell grew up in New Mexico. He was a jockey at Ruidoso Downs where a racing accident ended his jockey career. He then served served 4 years in the Marine Corps. Following discharge, Dr. Howell competed in saddle bronc riding, became a leading thoroughbred trainer at Waterford Park and furthered his career as a farrier shoeing a Kentucky Derby winner and a Brown Jug (trotters) winner.
Dr. Howell attended Oklahoma State University where he was the resident blacksmith for the Equine Hospital and obtained the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1979. Following practice at the racetracks in Arizona, Dr. Howell moved to Texas and established practices in Aubrey-Pilot Point, Buna and finally established Equine Medical Center in Granbury.
Dr. Howell recently stepped out of the practice ownership role and sold the practice to long-time associates Dr. Matt Imel, Dr. Alton Price and Dr. Timothy Lammers.
Dr. Howell continues to practice as an associate at Peak Performance Equine Hospital.
Dr. Lauren Onderdonk is originally from Texas, but spent the majority of her childhood living abroad in multiple foreign countries. After graduating high school in Bangkok, Thailand, she returned home to attend Texas Tech University, where she obtained a bachelors degree in Animal Science. Following graduation, she was accepted to study veterinary medicine overseas at University College Dublin in Ireland.
Traveling and wildlife has always been her passion. She has completed multiple externships and volunteer opportunities in various wildlife sanctuaries around the world.
You may have seen her as a technician at Peak Performance Equine Hospital, primarily assisting Dr. Lammers with surgery and anesthesia. This was a temporary arrangement while Dr. Onderdonk completed the necessary requirements to officially obtain her veterinary state license in the United States.