Hospital Family

The veterinarians and staff at Beard Navasota Veterinary Clinic are passionate about the health and well being of your pets, and it shows. Our team of educated and caring staff will treat your pet like family from the minute you walk in our door. Please call us at 936-825-3877 if you have any questions.

Veterinarians at Beard Navasota Veterinary Hospital

Dr. David Luedeker

David Luedeker is a native of New Ulm. He graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1971. After graduation he practiced in San Antonio for two years and then joined Dr. Bryan Beard on staff at Beard Veterinary Clinic until Dr. Beard’s retirement. Dr. Luedeker and his wife Glenda are parents of Laura, Luke and Lyle and grandparents to Morgan, Grady, Hope, Jack, William, and Lane. In his spare time, he spends time with his family, takes care of his cattle herd and deer hunts.

Dr. Shannon Denault

Shannon Denault is from Tomball, Texas. He graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018 and joined BNVH in June of 2018. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Texas Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Angus Association. In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors, playing the guitar, and watching sports. He also co-manages a registered Angus cattle herd in Tomball and Hempstead, TX.

Dr. Blane Eschberger

Blane Eschberger is from Hallettsville, TX.  He graduated from Texas A & M College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2012 and joined the staff of Beard Navasota Veterinary Hospital shortly after graduation. He became an owner in 2017. Blane is a member of, Texas Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association and The Society for Theriogenology. Blane and his family are members of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. In his free time Blane likes landscaping, mountain biking and spending time with his wife Anne Marie and children Ella, Adeline, and Reid.

Dr. Stephanie Tobia

Stephanie Tobia is from Gardner, Massachusetts. She graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008 after receiving her Bachelor of Science in 2002 at Boston College.  She completed her clinical year of vet school at Texas A&M University, and worked in mixed animal practice and emergency clinics before joining the BNVH team in 2014. Dr. Tobia is a member of American Veterinary Medical Association. In her spare time Dr. Tobia enjoys gardening, training horses, and following Boston sports teams.

Dr. Paul Schmitt

Paul Schmitt is from San Antonio, TX. He graduated from Texas A & M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. He joined the Beard Navasota Veterinary Hospital team in May 2014 and became an owner in 2015. Paul has membership in Texas Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, America Association of Bovine Practitioners, American Association of Equine Practitioners and Academy of Veterinary Consultants. Paul and his family are members of the First Baptist Church of Navasota. In his free time Paul likes to work on classic cars and spend time with his wife Hearin and daughters Emmerich, Porter, and Vivian.

Luke Domas

On May 8, 2019, Luke Domas graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A & M University. He graduated with honors after completing his degree to become a mixed animal veterinary practitioner. Luke was born and raised in Orange. Texas. As a young child, he had a passion for science, sports, and animals.  He grew up on a small hobby farm with a variety of poultry species, livestock, and companion animals. He graduated from West Orange-Stark High School in 2011 and then received an undergraduate degree in biomedical science from A&M in 2015. Luke’s proud parents are Drew and Annely Domas, and his proud siblings are Elise Domas Burgamy, Emily Domas, and the late Dan Domas. His proud fiancé is Brittany Hagan. In his free time, Luke enjoys hunting, fishing, exercising, and spending time with his family. In June, Dr. Luke Domas will begin practicing at Beard Navasota Veterinary Hospital in Navasota, Texas.

Practice Manager at Beard Navasota Veterinary Hospital

Karetha Maxey

Karetha Maxey is born and raised in Navasota, TX.  She attended Blinn College where she received her Associates Degree in Medical Office Management. She also attended Texas State University to study Health Information Management.  She joined the BNVH team in 2018.  In her spare time Karetha enjoys spending time with her family, couponing,  traveling, and spoiling her grandchildren.


Full Time Staff at Beard Navasota Veterinary Hospital

• Linda Copley – Bookkeeper / Accounts / Receptionist – Joined BNVH in 1997
• Jamie Weaks – Joined BNVH in 2017
• Monica Roese – Joined BNVH in 2018
• Maria Alvarez – Joined BNVH in July 2019

• Arturo Penaloza – Technician since 1984
• Bubba Nowak – Technician since 1999
• Travis Twining – Technician since 2017
• Colin Sanders – Technician since 2017
• Taylor Richbourg – Joined BNVH in 2018
Ryo Matsuki – Joined BNVH in August 2019
Sydney Harris – Joined BNVH in September 2019
Garrick McCarthy – Joined BNVH in May 2019

• Flor Kettler – Technician since 2002
• Daniella Romero – Joined BNVH in August 2019
Faith Butler – Joined BNVH in February 2019
Krislynn Rios – Joined BNVH in September 2019
Callie Barnes – Joined BNVH in October 2019