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Steve was born in Littlefield, TX in 1958. He grew up in the Lubbock, Lazbuddie, Earth, TX areas with a farm & ranch background. He attended Monterey High School. His primary focus was NOT academics, but calf roping and bull riding in the Tri State High School Rodeo Association. He graduated from Monterey in 1976 and then soon began college at West Texas University in Canyon, TX. Life experiences really began for Steve in October 1976. A late night phone call from his uncle that was considered a second dad came. He had been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and needed Steve to finish out the farming year for him. The next day Steve withdrew from WT and moved to the Lazbuddie area. Soon he was farming, on his own, at the age of 18. In 1977 Steve married Cindy and they continued farming until 1979.
In 1980 Steve joined the Lubbock Police Department. During his rewarding 12 year career he was assigned to uniform patrol and Special Services, including the Tach Unit and narcotics units, as well as the SWAT team. Throughout the years he attended South Plains College, Wayland Baptist University, and Texas Tech University for undergraduate studies.
In 1992, even though Steve loved the Police Department, a hard decision was made. He was going back to his original plans, vet school. After being accepted to the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, Steve and Cindy embarked with their two kids, Chelsey and Seth on the adventure. Vet school began in 1993. Graduation was a long four years later in 1997.
Dr. Steve's veterinary career began in 1997 at Burleson Equine Hospital (BEH) in Burleson, TX with one of his mentors, Dr. Putnam. Soon as a shareholding partner the future looked great at BEH.
In the year 2000 another curve ball came. Dr. Steve's mother was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor. His dad was also having heart related health problems. Distance made it very hard to be in Lubbock when needed so another big decision was made. Dr. Steve left Burleson and BEH and moved back to the Lubbock area to help take care of his mother and dad.
In 2000 Dr. Steve drove into Lubbock without a job or a client. He started a mobile veterinary practice which over the next year evolved into a good business. In 2001 Dr. Steve opened a brick and mortar veterinary clinic in Wolfforth, TX which has come to be known as Frenship Vet Clinic.
Dr. Steve enjoys fly fishing, participating in steak and BBQ cook offs, tailgating at the Tech football games, and spending time with his grandkids, Cade and Corbin.
Dr. Katie Ford
Katie was born in Lubbock in 1988. She attended New Home schools and graduated in 2006. Katie was a cheerleader,basketball player, and involved in FFA while in high school.
Katie attended Texas Tech University for her undergraduate work and majored in wild life management. While at Tech, Katie volunteered at South Plains Wildlife Rehab Center. She started working at FVC in the summer of 2009 on a part-time basis. Katie continued to work at Frenship Vet Clinic through her undergraduate time at Tech. Katie was accepted to Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and moved to College Station in the fall of 2010. Katie continued coming home for the summers and working at the clinic.
Katie had a busy finish to her school days at A&M. She passed her board exams, graduated as a DVM, moved home, married Daniel Ford and started to work as a veterinarian at Frenship Vet Clinic in June of 2014.
Katie and Daniel have three dogs, Maggie, Cooter, and Jimmy, as well as two cats, Tommy and Georgia.
Katie enjoys gardening, reading, and cooking.
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