Dr. Elbert “Al” Derrick is the sole owner of Glenwood Falls Animal Hospital which opened May 20, 1998. He was born in Laredo, Texas but lived in many different states due to his father having a career in the Air Force.
Dr. Derrick finished high school in Austin, Texas before attending the University of Texas for two years. He then moved to Washington State and graduated from Eastern Washington University with a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry in 1982. Dr. Derrick then returned to Texas for both Graduate and Veterinary school at Texas A & M University. He received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1989.
Dr. Derrick’s veterinary career started in San Antonio before moving to Houston to work at Spring Branch Veterinary Hospital. He also worked at Animal Hospital Jones Road and followed that with relief work at many clinics while Glenwood Falls Animal Hospital was being built. Dr. Derrick decided to open Blackhorse Animal Hospital in 2008 but the partnership dissolved in 2009 and Glenwood Falls is no longer affiliated with Blackhorse Animal Hospital.
When not working Dr. Derrick can be found spending time with his wife Sharon at their Houston home where they both share a love for wine. Together they have three two-legged children, Jaye, Cristine and James and two four-legged children, Bridget and Maarten. Aside from spending time with his family Dr. Derrick enjoys restoring old cars, fishing, sports of all types and travel.