Dr. Tina Neel was raised on a dairy and wheat farm near Lawton Oklahoma where at 5 years of age she realized that she was going to be a veterinarian. Although she originally planned for a mixed animal practice, life circumstances brought her to Oklahoma City where she has practiced since her graduation from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1979. Her under graduate degree was in Agricultural Economics and she also finished a Masters Degree in Physiology at the same time as her veterinary degree.
After working in OKS´s first animal emergency hospital as well as in a small animal private practice, Dr. Neel opened Neel Veterinary Hospital in 1987 as a mobile practice out of her home with her husband Sam Neel, and her two small sons at the time. All of the family worked together and enjoyed the interactions with the pets and clients they met doing house calls. In 1994 the mobile practice was moved into a house on MacArthur across from the current Neel Veterinary Hospital.
May 1, 2000 marked the opening of the current Neel Veterinary hospital which was quickly opened 24 hours a day 7 days a week to allow for emergency and critical care as well as the normal small animal practice. Over the years NVH has grown and added both space and doctors as well as the latest in equipment and diagnostics.
Dr. Neel`s goal has always been to help animals live a long and healthy life as pain free and as comfortably as possible. To that end, she and her staff stay up to date on all aspects of veterinary medicine. Additionally, Dr. Neel spends much of her practice time doing echocardiography and ultrasounds as well as is certified in veterinary acupuncture. She also speaks at various veterinary programs and is involved in promoting advances in veterinary care.
As parents of 2 sons Scott and Hank Buchanan and Grandparents of three girls: Keishia, Valentina and Sagan, Sam and Dr. Neel enjoy spending time with family at home as well as at OSU sporting events. Additionally, Dr. Neel is an avid seamstress making dresses for the granddaughters as well as quilts for friends and family.
Dr. Logan graduated from Edmond Memorial High School in 1990. He attended Oklahoma State University along with his high school sweetheart. Dr. Logan graduated from Oklahoma State Veterinary School in 1997. He joined Neel Veterinary Hospital following graduation in May of 1997. When he started with Neel Veterinary Hospital, he was (1) of (3) veterinarians and currently we have about 16 veterinarians. He has been part of the clinics growth over the last 20 years. Dr. Logan became a practice partner in 2012 as the Chief of Staff.
Dr. Logan is an exceptional clinician with a special interest in ophthalmology and dermatology.
Dr. Logan married Tanya, his high school sweetheart, in 1995. They have three children, a son that was born in 2000 and twin boy / girl that were born in 2003. His days off and weekends involve living in the gym, as his kids are basketball gym rats and play year around basketball. Dr. Logan and his wife enjoy traveling to the Caribbean islands when they are able to escape work and the kids. He also helps his father with the husbandry and reproduction duties of Oklahoma’s first commercial deer farm (Honey Hill Farm located in Guthrie, Oklahoma) In addition to the deer, the farm also boasts almost 100 honey bee hives. The farm produces local fresh raw honey for restaurants, stores, and individuals.
Dr. Logan would like to be able to retire in the Caribbean along with his wife. He would like to bring his knowledge, expertise and compassion to the islands. He would continue to practice veterinary medicine and help the people of the Caribbean islands keep their pets happy and healthy as he has done for so many years at Neel Veterinary Hospital.
I born in 1981 in a farm in Salmas, a small town in North West of Iran; companion and farm animals were part of my life which paved my way to choose Veterinary medicine as my passion. I graduated from Urmia University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in 2005 however, I had started to work on second year with establishment of family Broiler farm which by graduation time it was a farm with 20000 Broiler; Vet school helped me find my sweetheart too so a year after graduation I married to Parniya, my classmate and soulmate. As a Vet couple, we established our mixed practice Clinic and vaccination center beside our farm. Graduation from university was not end point for my academic activities and starting 4th year till 2012 that we immigrated to United States, I was working as researcher in Veterinary Faculty of Urmia University which helped me to publish papers and attend in veterinary conferences.
I started working as research scholar at Vet School of Wisconsin University in 2012. I participated ECFVG program and got my license to work as clinician in North America in 2015 and was lucky enough to start my carrier in Neel Veterinary Hospital.
Beside professional life, we enjoy spending time with our little son Elveen and our crazy dog Deniz. We love adventures road trips, fishing and hiking.
Afterwards, she worked as Clinical Instructor in Exotic and Wildlife Medicine at the University of Bern in Switzerland, before moving to the USA in 1998 to complete an Internship in Zoological Medicine at the Kansas State University.
In 2001, she was hired by the Kansas State University as the Head Veterinarian for the Topeka Zoo, which contracted with the University to provide veterinary care to the zoo collection, but also teaching opportunity for the interns and students.
In 2008, Dr. Ketz went back to Oklahoma State University to become the first full-time Head of the Avian, Exotic, and Zoo Medicine Service of the Center of Veterinary Health Sciences. While at OSU, she became board certified in Zoological Medicine and is now a Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine.
In 2014, she then joined the Staff of Neel Veterinary Hospital to provide specialty service to the exotic patients.
His primary interest are in both soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, as well as rehabilitative therapeutics and pain management. He has been a student of the Martial Arts, earning a 5th degree Black Belt in Tar Kwon Do. He has also studied other martial arts including Jui jitsu, aikido and Kali. His other hobbies include fishing, gardening, kayaking with his wife and riding his motorcycle. He is currently learning the art of Blacksmithing. He loves spending time with his family and going to Oklahoma State athletic events. His favorite saying is: the key to immortality is to first live a life worth remembering.
Hodgson received her DVM from Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences in 2006, one year after her oldest child graduated high school. Prior to going to vet school, she was a nurse at Neel Vet. She and her husband Bill have three grown children (Joseph, Laurelin, and Lucas). Prior to starting a family, Hodgson worked as a proofreader and a ballet instructor, and she was a dancer with Ballet Oklahoma.
A self-proclaimed dog snob, Hodgson and her husband have two long-haired miniature dachshunds and four cats. Her youngest son owns a green Anaconda, so the next dog at the Hodgson house will be something a lot harder to swallow than a dachshund.