Our Team

Dr. Wesley TaylorA native of North Texas, Dr. Wesley Taylor is the Owner and Medical Director of Highlands-Eldorado Veterinary Hospital. Voted Best Veterinarian by McKinney Magazine for multiple years, Dr. Taylor has been passionate about caring for animals since his start in the veterinary field in 1980. After attending Rice University for undergrad in 1988, he earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A & M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. He completed his residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1995. Dr. Taylor’s areas of professional interest include orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, cardiology and working in police K-9 medicine. In addition to his practice responsibilities, he serves as the President of the Texas Police K-9 Foundation. For the past 20 years he’s lived on a ranch north of McKinney with his wife, Alicia. They enjoy spending time with all of their animals, including four dogs, three horses and a one-eyed mockingbird.

Dr. Lauren Strazdis
Dr. Lauren Strazdis is the newest Associate Veterinarian at Highlands-Eldorado Veterinary Hospital! Dr. Strazdis graduated Summa Cum Laude from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2020 and was the Salutatorian of her class. In addition to her education, Dr. Strazdis also completed Advanced Ultrasound Training from the Academy of Veterinary Imaging and is a Fear Free certified professional. Her areas of professional interest include advanced soft tissue surgery with a special interest in surgical oncology, internal medicine, cardiology, and exotic animal medicine.

Dr. Strazdis has been working in the veterinary field for ten years and was inspired by her desire to give back to animals who give so much to us. Her favorite part about being a veterinarian is having the opportunity to improve the quality of life for pets and their owners. Dr. Strazdis is engaged to her fiancée, Dr. Daniel Anthony, who is also a small animal veterinarian! A true animal lover, Dr. Strazdis has four rescue dogs named Nala, Ladybug, Sophie, and Faith, a rescue cat named Stella, and a horse named Atlas. In addition to her work in the veterinary field, Dr. Strazdis lived at an African wildlife sanctuary for multiple summers where she cared for lions, elephants, giraffes, and zebras. Dr. Strazdis also participates in competitive equestrian show jumping with her horse, Atlas.

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Address: 4201 Highlands Dr
McKinney, TX 75070

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COVID-19 Information

We are aware of Texas Governor Abbot's announcement to rescind the mask mandate effective 10 March 2021. For the safety of our clients and team, our hospital will continue to follow CDC Guidelines: masks required and practice social distancing.

As a reminder, here's what you can expect when visiting us for an appointment:

  • • When you arrive in the parking lot, please call 214-726-0838, followed by option 2. This will allow you to check-in for your appointment.
  • • As soon as we have a fully disinfected exam room available, one of our team members will come to get you and your pet.
  • • Please note we are only allowing one client in each exam room. If you have children with you, we kindly request you remain in your car, and we will perform your appointment via car-side service.

We greatly appreciate your understanding and support. Together we can minimize exposure and keep everyone we love safe.

Thank you,
The Team at Highlands-Eldorado Veterinary Hospital