Our Doctor

“A righteous man cares for the needs of his Animals” -Proverbs 12:10


Excellent Training


Roger L. Terrel, DVM, founder of Bay Area Veterinary Housecalls, presently has 30 years experience practicing veterinary medicine and surgery. He graduated Cum Laude (with honors) from Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. Whereas most Veterinary graduates require 8 – 10 years or more of college to obtain their Doctorate, Dr. Terrel managed to finish in just 7 years, while still ranking in the top 10 percent of his class. While at Texas A&M, Dr. Terrel was consistently ranked on the Dean’s List and was elected to membership in no less than four nationally recognized Collegiate Honor Societies, including the prestigious Phi Zeta: “The Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine.”

Practical Experience

After graduating in 1985, Dr. Terrel spent his first 2 years practicing in Longview, Texas. The next 15 years were spent with Austin & Associates Veterinary Clinic in Texas City, honing his skills and diagnostic abilities while seeing a heavy and diverse case load. During the next decade, Dr. Terrel continued his practice as an associate with a small animal hospital in Pearland, where he earned a reputation as being a caring, knowledgeable, and reputable veterinary practitioner. He has a special interest in both orthopedic and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Terrel has been a member in good standing of both the Texas Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association for his entire 30 year career. The State of Texas requires all licensed veterinarians to obtain a minimum of 17 hours of Continuing Education each year. Over the past 8 years, Dr. Terrel has obtained an average of 28 hours of Continuing Education annually, through his participation in seminars, conferences, and hands-on laboratory sessions conducted by experts in the many disciplines of veterinary medicine. Dr. “T,” as many of his clients know him, now proudly brings his experience and reputation right to his patients’ front doors through the development of Bay Area Veterinary Housecalls.

Personal Life

Dr. “T” has been married to his wonderful wife and high school sweetheart, Christy, for 33 years. She is a Registered Nurse/Case Manager at a local hospital. They have three sons and a lovely daughter-in-law, Jacqueline. Gabriel, a 2008 Texas A&M graduate, is a Software Engineer with an oil industry data company in Houston. Gabe’s wife, Jackie, is a fellow Aggie, Class of ’08, and owns Tudor House Cookies.  They are the proud parents of Morgan Zachary Terrel, Isaiah David Terrel , and Victoria Nicole Terrel. Son Daniel is a 2007 Pine Drive Christian School graduate living in Austin and works for Truluck’s restaurant in Downtown Austin.  Jonathan is a Senior at TAMU majoring in Education and plans to teach high school Biology. The Terrels share their home with “Lucy Blue Eyes” a beautiful and energetic Siberian Husky. Dr. & Mrs. Terrel attend Dominion Assembly of God Church in League City.  In his spare time, Dr. Terrel enjoys Model Railroading, Astronomy, Computing, and trying to learn German (mit wenig Erfolg!) to augment his interest in the history of WWII.