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Meet Our Doctors

Cara Campbell, DVM

I was born in East Liverpool, Ohio in 1960 and lived in Wellsville, Ohio until our family moved to Houston, Texas in 1965.I grew up in a very medical family. My father was an Osteopathic surgeon. My mother and sister are registered nurses. My brother and sister are D.O.'s, an emergency room physician, and a family practitioner. We also grew up with lots of cats, dogs and horses. I showed our horses in combined training, dressage, and hunter-jumpers, until I was in my first year of vet school.I graduated from J. Frank Dobie High School in Houston in 1978. Then graduated from Texas A & M in 1982 with a B.S. in Bio-Medical Science, and again in 1987 with a D.V.M. in Veterinary Medicine.Growing up my big interest was our horses, but when I got to vet school I got my first Wire Fox Terrier and met some class mates that showed dogs.

Since then I've been actively involved in breeding and showing my dogs.I've been a small animal practitioner since I graduated from vet school. In 1991 I opened Westside Veterinary Hospital in Pearland. I've had the opportunity to see my practice and Pearland grow to become very special to me.My husband, Mike Doleski, and I met on a golf course about 8 years ago. Mike was a Labrador Retriever man when we met, but converted to a Wire Fox Terrier man quickly. We were married on January 6, 2007. Mike is now the practice manager for Westside Veterinary Hospital. His skills have been a tremendous asset to the practice. We both believe that client satisfaction and the care of their pets is our primary focus. 

Cathy Cupples, DVM

My dream of becoming a veterinarian began at a very young age. Growing up, our home was always full of multiple species of animals and I raised and showed various animals for 4-H and FFA. I worked as a veterinary technician throughout high school and undergrad. I graduated from Texas A&M University with a double major in Biomedical Sciences and Animal Sciences in 2008 and earned my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. I have been an associate at Westside Veterinary Hospital since graduation. My interests include emergency/critical care and feline medicine.

Laura Eickelman, DVM

I have been interested in veterinary medicine since I was little. My experience began as a high school technician at Westside Veterinary Hospital. My passion for veterinary medicine has taken me all over the world. I have visited veterinary schools and practices throughout Europe, Alabama, Florida, and South Carolina. I graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Biomedical Sciences in 2011 and earned my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. I have truly come full circle, after graduation I became an associate at Westside Veterinary Hospital. My interests include preventative medicine, canine geriatric care, and pain management.

Nicolette Farrar, DVM

At a very young age it was evident that my future would revolve around my love and passion for animals. It wasn't until high school that I truly pinpointed my dream of becoming a veterinarian. I grew up in Missouri City, TX and only moved away to go to the best university in the world,Texas A&M University! I am the proudest member of the fightin' Texas Aggie class of 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Animal Science and class of 2015 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. My interests in veterinary medicine include, but are not limited to, pain management, radiology,and surgery. Outside of veterinary medicine, I enjoy reading (specifically fantasy and sci-fi),watching movies, playing the piano, traveling and spending time with my family. I am ecstatic to begin my career as an associate veterinarian at Westside Veterinary Hospital. Meeting you and your furry friends is something that I look forward to every day! 

Shane Vanderford, DVM

Dr. Shane Vanderford was born and raised in Brandon, MS. After obtaining his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Mississippi State University, He pursued a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical Center. 

Dr. Vanderford has been a practicing veterinarian in Texas for over 6 years and is committed to providing quality professional care and genuine personal service. He finds it to be a blessing to have the opportunity to be involved in the lives of his clients and their furry companions. His professional interests include but are not limited to orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, reproduction, anesthesiology, emergency and critical care, and preventative medicine. He is an active member of the AVMA, TVMA, HCVMA, and TAVP. 

Dr. Vanderford is also an active member of Clear Creek Community Church in League City. He is a proud owner of four dogs – Trevor, Roper, Sadye, and Roo. 

Nicole Bertolini, DVM

Veterinary medicine has always been a passion of mine, but my true love lies within the relationships I get to build with my patients and clients. It is a blessing to be able to take care of my community by practicing veterinary medicine.

I was raised in Seabrook, TX and had many different pets growing up including turtles, fish, birds, dogs, and rat. I graduated from Clear Lake High School in 2009 and obtained my undergraduate B.S. degree in Zoology at Texas A&M in 2013. Throughout undergrad and while I was applying for veterinary school, I was trained as a veterinary technician. I returned to Texas A&M CVM to complete my veterinary degree as Class of 2018. I was originally interested in Large Exotics (Zoo animals) but changed to Companion Animal while in school. Since graduating, I have been an associate veterinarian at Westside. My interests include internal medicine, emergency/critical care, and cardiology. I cannot wait to meet you and develop a loving, trusting relationship with you and your beloved pet!

Lauren Schwerdfeger, DVM

I told my parents in the second grade that I wanted to be a veterinarian when I grew up. I began volunteering at the local Pearland Animal Control as soon as I was old enough and was always looking for opportunities to work with animals. My first job in high school was actually working as a kennel technician at Westside Veterinary Hospital! It is a privilege and honor to return as a veterinarian and to be coming back home! I graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Biomedical Sciences in 2013 and earned my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. My passions include preventative care, feline medicine, and international veterinary mission work through Christian Veterinary Missions. Other interests include spending time with my family and friends, bouldering and being outdoors, following IndyCar racing, and church activities. I look forward to meeting you and your furry family member