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Best Veterinarians in Lubbock, TX

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Lubbock Veterinarians on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Lubbock, TX 79424

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4.0 (4)

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Kingsgate Animal Hospital is a veterinary clinic serving Lubbock and surrounding areas. The clinic is operated by Doctor Jamie Whittenburg, a licensed and experienced veterinarian. The clinic welcomes cats, dogs, and small mammals and offers services such as vaccinations, spaying and neutering, digital x-rays, general surgery, heartworm prevention, chemotherapy, dentistry, and emergency care. New patients qualify for a 15% discount on an initial exam. Appointments can be booked directly on the company's website. A team of veterinarian and technicians is on duty five days a week to provide urgent care services to save a pet's life in situations including snail bait poisoning, car accidents, and chocolate ingestion.

Wolfforth, TX 79382

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4.7 (26)
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4.0 (4)

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Frenship Vet Clinic is an animal hospital in Wolfforth, founded in 2001 with the mission of adding "happiness and joy" to patients' lives by offering compassionate care. Services include comprehensive medical and surgical pet care. Lead veterinarian Dr. Steve Stephens is a graduate of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine who began his career in 1997 at Burleson Equine Hospital. New patients are eligible for a free initial exam.

Slaton, TX 79364

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Brillhart Veterinary Clinic has served Slaton and surrounding areas for over 43 years with veterinary care and boarding for a range of pets. Dogs, cats, hamsters, gerbils, and other small animals are accepted for medical treatment, ultrasounds, orthopedic surgery, breeding, sonograms, dentistry, and grooming. Services are also available for larger animals such as horses, cattle, swine, goats, and sheep. The facility keeps a range of pet care items in stock, including dental treats, toys, Science Diet products, flea medication, and prescription food.

Lubbock, TX 79414

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4.5 (6)

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Key Animal Clinic is a Lubbock veterinary hospital providing surgical services, dental work, routine checkups, prescriptions, and laboratory services. The hospital also features a certified veterinary acupuncturist on staff, Dr. Priya Dahanukar. Acupuncture is a pain-free way to alleviate symptoms of arthritis, respiratory issues, skin problems, gastrointestinal concerns, and other conditions. All senior citizens over 65 are eligible for a 10% discount on any service.

Lubbock, TX 79424

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4.6 (40)
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4.0 (19)

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Animal Hospital of Lubbock is a full-service small animal veterinary hospital serving Lubbock and surrounding communities. The company is committed to "promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care, and health-related educational opportunities." Services include allergy treatment, routine checkups, behavior counseling, heartworm prevention and testing, nutritional counseling, radiology, pain management, and house calls. The clinic recommends at least one annual wellness exam for pets, as established by the American Animal Hospital Association. In client testimonials, pet owners describe the staff as friendly, caring, professional, and kind.

Lubbock, TX 79414

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4.7 (75)
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4.0 (4)

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Bozeman Animal Clinic is a full-service, small animal hospital in Lubbock. Services include surgery in modern surgical facilities, dental care, and diagnostic services through a fully equipped in-house laboratory. Wellness care is also available and includes routine checkups, vaccinations, senior pet care, nutrition counseling, and microchip placement. The company carries pet food and medications by premium brands such as Pfizer and Novartis. Services for puppies and kittens are provided as discounted care packages and feature examinations, vaccines, parasite control, fecal testing, and health and behavioral consultations.

Lubbock, TX 79412

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4.2 (14)
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3.5 (7)

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Veterinary Clinic of Lubbock was founded in 1946 with the mission to provide professional veterinary care, compassionate treatment for both pets and owners, and honest business. The facility has been under the leadership of veterinarian Dr. Randy Bullard since 1983. Services include wellness care, dentistry, boarding, surgery, parvovirus vaccination, and exotic pet care. Pets of all ages and sizes are welcome for treatment, including puppies, kittens, and senior pets. After-hour emergency services are also available. Estimate sheets for all recommended services are provided to pet owners in advance to help them prepare for any financial costs that are incurred.

Lubbock, TX 79423

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4.8 (416)
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4.9 (106)
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4.5 (24)

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82nd Street Veterinary Clinic is a locally owned and operated Lubbock animal hospital. Services include annual wellness exams, dentistry, flea and tick prevention, heartworm prevention and treatment, house calls, spaying and neutering, surgery, and vaccinations. Lead veterinarian Dr. Robert Taylor is an experienced small animal surgeon and keeps up to date with the latest surgical techniques.

Slaton, TX 79364

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5.0 (3)
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4.8 (1)

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South Plains Veterinary Clinic is a full-service animal hospital in Slaton founded in 1964. The facility features an in-house pharmacy and laboratory, plus radiology and ultrasound equipment and an intensive care unit. Appointments can be scheduled during regular hours but the hospital is also available for most large animal emergencies. Services include large and small animal veterinary care, breeding services, and a stallion station.

Lubbock, TX 79424

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4.0 (13)
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4.8 (2)

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Animal Medical Center of Lubbock was founded in 1982 to serve Lubbock and surrounding communities with veterinary care. The facility features seven veterinary doctors on staff and offers wellness care, vaccinations, full-service laboratory work, surgery, chemotherapy, boarding services, and dental care, plus an on-site pharmacy carrying a range of medications for pets. Emergency and after-hours services are also available through a partner clinic. Appointments can be requested by submitting an online request form or by calling the clinic directly.

Lubbock, TX 79423

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4.5 (11)
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4.3 (3)

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Above & Beyond Pet Care Hospital & Resort is a Lubbock veterinary facility founded in 2004 by Dr. Jeanette Lubenau. The company is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association and has 19 five-star reviews. Services include wellness and preventive care, surgery, dentistry, chemotherapy, behavior classes, boarding, chiropractic care, and emergency services. The clinic also offers annual wellness plans for cats and dogs, which provide discounts and flexible payment plans. Appointments can be scheduled on the phone or directly on the clinic's website.

Compare our Top Veterinarians

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Kingsgate Animal Hospital
Frenship Vet Clinic
Brillhart Veterinary Clinic
Key Animal Clinic
Animal Hospital of Lubbock
Bozeman Animal Clinic
Veterinary Clinic of Lubbock
82nd Street Veterinary Clinic
South Plains Veterinary Clinic
Animal Medical Center of Lubbock
Above & Beyond Pet Care Hospital & Resort

FAQs

  • Introduction

    If you're a pet owner, you're probably familiar with companion animal veterinarians. This type of vet is a general practitioner who provides preventative care, diagnosis, treatments, and surgical services for dogs, cats, and other common pets. Some vets specialize in the care of exotic animals, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, and pocket pets. There are veterinarians for livestock and large animals, too. These vets focus on providing care for cattle, horses, pigs, and other animals on the farm.

    Veterinarians can choose to specialize in areas such as nutrition, oncology, cardiology, and many others. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) currently recognizes more than 40 fields of study and 22 veterinary specialist organizations nationwide.
  • How often should I bring my pet in for an exam?

    This depends on the age of your pet. Ideally, puppies should have their first vet visit between six to eight weeks old, and kittens should see the vet within one week of bringing them home. Healthy adult animals need a checkup once per year. Vets recommend two exams per year for senior pets (age 10 and up).

  • What are the benefits of having my pet spayed or neutered?

    Aside from preventing unwanted pregnancy, sterilization has other benefits for pets. Spayed females won't go into heat, and they have a lower risk of developing ovarian cancer and mammary gland tumors. Neutering males reduces aggressive behavior, territorial marking, and roaming urges. It also eliminates the possibility of testicular cancer and can reduce the chance of prostate disease.

  • Should my pet be on heartworm medication?

    Dogs are very commonly affected by heartworm disease, so they should be on medication to prevent it all year long. Heartworm preventatives are available as topical “spot-on” medications, monthly chewable pills, and injections that are given every six to 12 months. Heartworms are less common in cats, but preventative medication is still recommended.

  • How often should my pets be vaccinated?

    In general, puppies and kittens need several types of vaccines every three to four weeks until they're 16 weeks old. Depending on the vaccine, your pet might need a booster shot every one to three years. Pets that are indoors-only may require fewer and less frequent vaccinations.

  • Are you supposed to brush your dog’s or cat’s teeth?

    Poor oral hygiene can lead to dental disease in animals as young as two to three years of age. To help prevent this, vets recommend that you brush your pet's teeth at least two to three times a week. Dogs and cats should also have a professional dental cleaning once per year.

  • Is it safe for my cat or dog to be vegan?

    According to the ASPCA, cats need a diet that's high in protein and taurine, which can only be found in meat and other animal products. They also struggle to digest carbohydrates from plants. Dogs can eat plants, but it's difficult to provide adequate nutrition for them on a vegan diet.