Meet Our Doctors in Cypress, TX
Get to know the veterinarians of Lakeside Veterinary Care! As avid pet lovers and skilled veterinary professionals, they provide exceptional care to the pets of Cypress, TX.
Dr. Darleen Nath
Dr. Nath is originally from Detroit, MI and knew from a very early age that she was destined to become a veterinarian. She had multiple pets while growing up, including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, turtles, fish, and birds. Dr. Nath received a BS in Biology with a minor in Business Administration from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. She then attended Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine and received her DVM in 2009. Following graduation, Dr. Nath worked for over a year at the Michigan Humane Society in Detroit, MI and gained plenty of experience in surgery and emergency care. In 2010 she relocated to Washington, DC with her husband and worked at a small animal clinic until they decided they needed more sun and heat in their lives and chose to move to Houston in 2017. She has worked at multiple clinics in the Houston area and loves the Cypress neighborhood! Her most recent role was a Medical Director of a small animal clinic in Cypress.
Dr. Nath believes that optimal clinical results are achieved through the integration of multiple medical traditions. Because of this belief, she attended The Chi Institute in Gainesville, FL to become a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist in 2014. She has also completed the coursework for her certification in Tui Na massage therapy.
Dr. Nath and her colleague, Dr. Schnacke, decided to open Lakeside Veterinary Care after realizing that they both want the same things for their clients: individualized patient care, client education for owners, using low stress handling techniques, and helping with continued education for our staff so they can continue to provide the best care to our patients and owners.
Her professional interests include Dentistry, Pain Management, and Internal Medicine. She is kept busy with her three children, her senior Siberian Husky mix, Lily, and crazy Golden Retriever mix, Chai. She enjoys traveling, trying new cuisines, and watching reruns of The Office.
Fun Facts: She is a big Harry Potter fan (she’s a Ravenclaw!), her favorite chocolate is Reese’s peanut butter cups, her favorite actor is Will Smith, and her ultimate dream vacation is to go on a safari in Africa.
Dr. Amara Schnacke
Dr. Amara Schnacke was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She received her undergraduate degree from New York University. During her time in NYC, she volunteered for numerous animal rescue organizations. While in school, and away from her own pets, she realized that her passion for animals had turned into her professional calling. She went on to graduate magna cum laude from Tuskegee College of Veterinary Medicine. She was an associate at a busy Cypress animal hospital for a few years after graduation. Recently, she has been a relief veterinarian, working at numerous Houston and Cypress clinics. She has loved learning how different clinics function and bond with their clients and patients.
Dr. Schnacke and Dr. Nath met in 2017 and quickly realized their passion for individualized patient care. They believe every patient is unique and deserves specialized attention to their medical and emotional needs. With this belief system as their cornerstone, they decided to start Lakeside Veterinary Care. Their goal is to provide a calming atmosphere for both patient and client and to provide quality client education.
Dr. Schnacke has a special interest in ultrasonography. She has participated in numerous hours of continuing education and plans to continue learning about it as a remarkable diagnostic tool. Her other professional interests include: Dermatology, Radiology, and Internal Medicine.
Dr. Schnacke and her husband, Jonathan have 4 fur-babies at home: a feisty Schnauzer, a loveable Boxer mix, a goofy 3-legged German Shorthair Pointer mix and a sassy 3 legged cat; and yes, the dogs all sleep in bed.
Fun Facts: She makes an amazingly accurate pig noise (don’t be afraid to ask to hear it), she loves cooking and is always looking for new and interesting recipes, she is a sucker for black and white movies, and if you are looking for her between the months of February and June she will probably be somewhere eating a ridiculous amount of boiled crawfish.