As a boy, Dr. Osterman was inspired by British author James Herriot’s All Creatures Great and Small, and always suspected that he would love a career in the animal-care world. As he grew older, intense passions for medicine and science began to blossom. Veterinary medicine was the perfect combination of all three! Dr. Osterman has now enjoyed serving the pets and animal owners of Houston for 30 years.
Dr. Osterman—Dr. O. to many of his clients and staff—is originally from New York City, where he grew up with his parents and brother. He attended veterinary school at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas before founding Easton Commons Animal Hospital in 1986.
In 1999, Dr. Osterman moved his clinic across the street from its original location and has been caring for the area’s pets here ever since. He has a particular interest in internal medicine, and loves being able to give animal owners the answers they need when it counts. Most of all, Dr. O. enjoys making a real difference in the lives of the area’s pet parents through quality veterinary care. He’s honored and humbled to treat the pets of his longtime clients’ children, many of whom have started families themselves and now bring their own animal companions to Easton Commons Animal Hospital!
Dr. Osterman and his wife, Carol—an accomplished self-taught baker and cook—have one son, Matthew, who currently attends the University of North Texas. The family shares their home with several pets: Oliver, a 120-pound Great Pyrenees; Ringo II, a bossy cat who rules the roost; and a cat named Jackie Chan.
When he isn’t spending time with his family and pets or caring for the area’s animals here at the hospital, Dr. Osterman enjoys watching sports, listening to classic rock music, and attending professional wrestling matches with his son.