Lucas White, DVM
Dr. Lucas White was born in Winfield, KS, where he spent most of his childhood. Later the family relocated to Edmond, OK in time for Dr. White to begin high school at Edmond North.
He first became interested in veterinary medicine when his grandfather’s horse was injured. He had the opportunity to watch the veterinarian repair a large gash on the horse’s face and was impressed with the doctor’s knowledge and skills. He thought it would be fun to help injured or sick animals to recover.
After graduating from Oklahoma State in 2007, Dr. White worked at various veterinarian clinics practicing small animal medicine for about ten years before joining Sunset Vet.
Finishing Veterinary School was a Lifelong Dream
Growing up, his family always had a dog or two, and under the guidance of his parents, he did most of the feeding and caring for them. He loved to spend summers at his grandfather’s farm driving tractors and learning to use various tools. He attributes the kindness and respect that he carries with him today to the summers with his grandfather.
Dr. White and his wife, Breanna met at a church youth group retreat where they discovered that they were attending the same high school. They dated through college even though he went to Oklahoma State and she was in Edmond at UCO. Married for nearly 13 years, they now have two children. Their daughter, Ellia is 4 years old and their son, Palmer will soon be 2.
In his spare time, Dr. White enjoys golfing, hiking, and fishing with his father. When time permits, he does a little woodworking and he and his wife love to get away to the mountains when they can. He also enjoys time spent watching his children grow.
Calm and Objective in Stressful Situations
Passionate about preventive care for pets, Dr. White feels his work is complete when he can get pet parents on board with preventative measures against diseases, parasites, and injuries. He also believes strongly in communication. He likes to hear about problems, no matter how minor so that precautions can be taken to ensure it doesn’t become a major problem. He looks forward to collaborating with Dr. Kennemer and Dr. Grimmett. He hopes that the diverse background of all three will produce an enhanced level of veterinary medicine and elevate Sunset to new heights!
Get to Know Dr White
Where were you born? Where were you raised?
I was born in Winfield, KS where I lived until I was 6. Then we lived in Overland Park, KS until I was 14. After that we moved to Edmond where I have been except when I was in school at Oklahoma State.
Are you married?
I am married to Breanna. We met in high school at a church retreat. We started dating in college and married in 2004.
Do you have children?
I have a daughter named Ellia. She was born in 2012, I also have a son named Lucas Palmer. He was born in 2015.
What school did you attend to become a veterinarian?
I attended Oklahoma State University and graduated in 2007.
What challenges are you looking for in this position?
Providing life-long pet care for Edmond’s families.
Did you have pets growing up?
We had several dogs. I always looked forward to taking them to the veterinarian when I was younger because they were able to tell us so much without being able to talk to our dogs.
What other interests/hobbies do you have?
I like playing golf, fishing, hiking, and campfires.
What are your strengths?
I like to think I am a patient person which can help me stay calm during stressful situations.
What is one of your favorite quotes?
My favorite quote is from my mom, “If you’re going to do something right, do it right the first time.”
What is one of your biggest pet peeves?
People who don’t use their blinkers.
What is one item on your bucket list?
Climb a 14,000-ft mountain in Colorado.
If you had your own late-night talk show, who do you invite as your first guest?
Tom Hanks and Tiger Woods.
Around the Web
Dr. White has worked with numerous writers and reporters on projects for various websites. His insights as a veterinarian and pet owner have been highly sought after by a number of publications. Dr. White’s quotes have been published on: