Our Medical Director, Dr Wendy Walden, received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 2002. She began her career in a fast-paced hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. She and her husband realized that Las Vegas was not for them, and moved to Austin in 2006 to join the team at Lakeline.
Dr Walden enjoys all aspects of practicing veterinary medicine. Her passions are complicated internal medicine cases, and dental health care. There is nothing more satisfying to her than improving an animal's life and health by cleaning up its mouth! She is certified in veterinary acupuncture, which she frequently uses to help in the treatment of many painful musculoskeletal or neurologic problems. She enjoys working with the Central Texas Rat Rescue Group, and is also accredited to complete International Health Certificates.
Dr Walden and her husband Matt have three children (Donovan, Cassidy and Brinley), along with a 14-year-old Border/Aussie Mix and two younger Mini Aussies. Her family enjoys doing agility with their dogs and spending time hiking, camping or other outdoor activities. Two senior cats and a flock of chickens also help round out their home. When she isn't working or taking care of kids then you can usually find her at her favorite yoga studio.