Veterinary medicine has been in Dr. Keith’s blood for as long as he can remember—he grew up in a rural community in Missouri and started working at a local dog kennel when he was only 13 years old. Dr. Keith has been caring for animals ever since. More than 40 years later, he still loves each and every moment! Dr. Keith is the proud owner and operator of Pet Doctor.
Dr. Keith began working at a high-volume surgery clinic shortly after graduating from veterinary school, where he gained the skills, experience, and confidence he needed to branch out on his own. Now, he’s proud to run his very own clinic! Dr. Keith feels that it’s especially important to put pets and the people who care for them above all else, and he loves to meet new people and develop relationships with the area’s pet owners over time.
Dr. Keith lives in the Rockwall area with his wife, Rhonda, and two pets: Mac, a quirky cat, and a rambunctious and tennis ball-obsessed Australian Shepherd named Case. He has a son, Preston—who currently attends Baylor University and has aspirations of becoming a veterinarian himself one day—as well as two sons from his wife’s previous marriage, Ryan and Dustin.
When he’s not caring for the pets and animal parents of the area, Dr. Keith enjoys anything sports related and even played baseball, football, and basketball during his high school career. He was also a competitive bass fisherman for many years, even taking home the Angler of the Year honor in 2005, and now fishes in a few local tournaments when time allows.
Ever since he can remember, Dr. Todd Shomette had wanted to become a doctor. The thought of working on human patients never really appealed to him, though—he wanted to help those who couldn’t always tell him what was wrong. For Dr. Shomette, animal medicine was the perfect path!
Dr. Shomette grew up in Richardson, Texas and earned his undergraduate degree in biomedical science from Texas A&M University. He returned to the university for his veterinary studies, and has been helping pets professionally as a licensed veterinarian ever since graduating. He first joined the Pet Doctor team as a relief veterinarian, which quickly transitioned into regular relief work one to two days per week. In 2014, Dr. Shomette was happy to accept a full-time position here at the clinic and has been caring for the pets and animal parents of the area ever since.
Medically, Dr. Shomette enjoys complicated medical cases and loves to put the pieces of the puzzle together to form a complete picture. Above all, he loves to use his skillset and experience to help pets stay healthy in the long-term, ultimately making a lasting difference for the families of the community.
When he’s not at work, Dr. Shomette can be found playing the guitar, studying theology, landscaping and gardening, cheering on the Texas A&M University football team and marching band, and spending time with his wife and pets at home. He has a Labrador/Mastiff mix named Bella; Gideon the Miniature Schnauzer; a Papillon/Jack Russell mix named Lazarus; and a Pyrenees/Golden Retriever mix who goes by Vladimir.