Mustang Veterinary Surgical is a locally owned, family oriented referral hospital for small animals needing surgery or special diagnostics. Our mission is to provide you and your pet with individualized, personal service and quality surgical care. Our country location is an alternative to larger, faster paced surgical centers. You many even find our pricing more pleasing to the pocketbook.
We enjoy and strongly prefer working with your veterinarian, as we do not offer routine primary veterinary care or preventative medicine. It is our goal to keep your veterinarian informed of all aspects of the diagnosis, surgery and aftercare.
Dr. Paul Dean is Board Certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS). After completing veterinary school he completed a three-year surgical residency, which included specific training, caseloads and research followed by rigorous testing administered by ACVS. This commitment to surgical excellence enables him to be called a surgical specialist.
Dr. Paul W. Dean, Owner
After receiving his DVM from Texas A&M University in 1981, Dr. Dean completed a one-year internship and a three-year surgery residency-training program at The Ohio State University under the supervision of ACVS Diplomats. Dr. Dean also completed a Masters in during his tenure at Ohio State. His surgical training and residency includes all domestic animal species. In fact, he even has experience with zoo animal medicine as a result of primary and referred surgery from the Columbus Zoo.
Following Board Certification, Dr. Dean taught and performed surgery at Texas A&M University for four years before establishing his own surgical referral hospital in 1990. This commitment to training after veterinary school and successful completion of Board Certification in 1986 qualifies him as a specialist in veterinary surgery.
Dr. Dean serves as an elder at his local church, where he and Gayle are involved in various ministries including discipleship, evangelism and missions. The have two daughters, Michelle and Rachel.
Gayle Dean, Practice Manager
A 1979 Graduate of Texas Christian University with a B.S. in Advertising & Public Relations, Gayle says she was born with “purple blood”. Her Grandfather, both parents, and two sisters attended T.C.U. and her father John M. Grimland served on T.C.U.’s Board of Trustees She has worked with husband Paul in his veterinary practice for over 20 years.
Gayle is making up for a childhood WITHOUT pets. She not only works with pets in the day, but also owns with her family a diverse set of animals including two cats, two Labradors, two horses, a donkey and a herd of cattle. Gayle enjoys seeing people grow in the knowledge of Jesus, photography, and being a “horse show mom”.
Candy Langford, Surgical Assistant
A native of SLPC, Mexico Candy Langford has served as Dr. Dean’s surgical assistant for 20 years. She is his second set of hands and eyes and is more like family to the Deans than an employee. Her strong work ethic, dedication to the patients and gentle nature are her strengths.
After hours she enjoys spending time with husband, Patrick of 16 years, daughter Valerie, son Nowlin and her extended family. Candy has a new lab mix puppy named Calipso and several cats.