Expertise.com

Best Veterinarians in Fort Worth

Laurels
Laurels

We did the research for you!

Learn more
  • checkboxLicensing
  • checkboxUser Reviews
  • checkboxMystery Shopping Calls

Veterinarians FAQs

Learn more
Advanced Care Veterinary Services logo
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Advanced Care Veterinary Services

Lewisville, TX 75067
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Business Description

Advanced Care Veterinary Services in Lewisville, Texas serves the Fort Worth area and provides unique veterinary services to help animals dealing with pain including physical therapy, acupuncture, stem cell therapy, shock wave therapy, orthotics, prosthetics, and laser treatments. Veterinarian Dr. Douglas Stramel is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, International Veterinary Academy of Pain Medicine (IVAPM), and International Association for the Study of Pain and American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.9
Facebook
4.9 / 5 (73)
Google
4.9 / 5 (58)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (12)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
4.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail
––
Animal Hospital Southwest logo
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Animal Hospital Southwest

Fort Worth, TX 76133
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Business Description

Animal Hospital Southwest, based in Fort Worth, uses the latest diagnostic procedures such as laser surgery, otoscopy, and digital radiography, to diagnose and treat its clients’ pets. The vets of Animal Hospital Southwest attend 50 hours of continuing education each year to ensure that they are informed of the newest and most up to date procedure. Animal Hospital Southwest provides free wellness exams to Humane Society and Fort Worth Animal Control adoptions and is familiar with challenging cases thanks to caring for ownerless rehab cases from Forth Worth Animal Care and Control and homeless strays.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.5
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (29)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail
Animal Medical Center of Plano logo
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Animal Medical Center of Plano

Plano, TX 75093
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Business Description

Animal Medical Center of Plano is a full-service small animal veterinary hospital, striving to improve the condition of pets needing emergency, critical, and preventative care. Dr. James Sharp leads a team of three other veterinarians and three veterinary technicians to provide high-quality care for each pet. Animal Medical Center of Plano is proud to be one of 12 percent of veterinary hospitals nationwide to meet the highly stringent accreditation requirements of the American Animal Hospital Association.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.5

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail
Arlington Heights Animal Hospital logo
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Arlington Heights Animal Hospital

Fort Worth, TX 76107
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Business Description

Arlington Heights Animal Hospital is a full-service, small animal veterinary hospital providing comprehensive medical, surgical and dental care. Arlington Heights provides many diagnostic procedures in-house and works closely with other local practices when special diagnostic procedures are required. Arlington Heights was the 2013 Star-Telegram Reader’s Choice Award winner, was nominated in 2014 for the Petplan Veterinary Awards, and was the Reader’s Choice award winner for Best Boarder in FWTX Magazine.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.5

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail
Central Animal Hospital logo
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Central Animal Hospital

Fort Worth, TX 76107
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Business Description

Central Animal Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas offers a variety of services to care for your pet. For over 20 years, Central Animal Hospital has provided services including exams and consultations, nutritional counseling, surgery, vaccinations, microchipping, preventative medicine, diagnostics, and pharmacy. Clients praise veterinarian Dr. Hultman for her kindness and gentleness. Clients may schedule appointments online for their convenience.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.7
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (17)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail
Cityview Animal Hospital logo
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Cityview Animal Hospital

Fort Worth, TX 76132
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Business Description

Cityview Animal Hospital serves Dallas, Fort Worth, Metroplex and the surrounding areas. Bathing, grooming, boarding, and microchipping are all available. Cityview Animal Hospital provides home delivery of pet medications and nutritional products. Cityview is in the 12% of veterinary practices in North America hold the "AAHA-accredited" designation.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.5

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail
Harris Parkway Animal Hospital logo
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Harris Parkway Animal Hospital

Fort Worth, TX 76132
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Business Description

Harris Parkway Animal Hospital serves the Fort Worth, Texas area. Harris Parkway Animal Hospital prioritizes wellness, medical care, surgery, dentistry and each pet’s special needs. Harris Parkway Animal Hospital is certified by the American Animal Hospital Association. Harris Parkway vet Dr. Richard Young has earned a specialty certification from the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) in the care of dogs and cats. He is also a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT). Microchipping and an online “pet portal” to help you monitor your pet’s health are available.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.8
Google
4.8 / 5 (231)
Facebook
4.8 / 5 (103)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (36)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail
Mellina Animal Hospital logo
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Mellina Animal Hospital

Fort Worth, TX 76107
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Business Description

Mellina Animal Hospital has served Fort Worth and the surrounding areas for more than fifteen years. The team includes veterinarians Dr. J. Scott Mellina and Dr. Nichole Randolph. In addition to routine pet exams, Mellina Animal Hospital also provides emergency services, boarding, ultrasounds, and grooming services. Clients can request appointments online, but walk-ins are also accepted.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.5
Google
4.6 / 5 (91)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (19)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
4.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail
––
Ridglea Animal Hosptial logo
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Ridglea Animal Hosptial

Fort Worth, TX 76116
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Business Description

Ridglea Animal Hospital has been serving the Fort Worth area for nearly sixty years. Ridglea Animal Hospital is devoted to wellness and preventative healthcare for each pet, even offering free exams for new puppies and kittens to ensure that these pets get off to a healthy start. In addition to exams, Ridglea provides boarding and daycare services, grooming, pharmacy, and basic surgeries. Ridglea Animal Hospital promotes health care, responsible pet ownership, and health-related educational opportunities for its clients.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.5
Google
4.6 / 5 (146)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (24)
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (14)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail
South Meadow Animal Clinic logo
Visit WebsiteWebsite

South Meadow Animal Clinic

Fort Worth, TX 76133
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Business Description

South Meadow Animal Clinic serves Fort Worth, TX and the surrounding communities. In addition to pet exams, South Meadow Animal Clinic provides several other services including boarding, cold laser therapy, dentistry, ear cropping, emergency services, nutritional counseling, grooming, house calls, lab testing, orthopedics, pet day spa, preventative care, and surgery. Walk-ins are accepted.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.1
Facebook
4.8 / 5 (31)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail
Southside Veterinary Clinic logo
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Southside Veterinary Clinic

Fort Worth, TX 76110
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Business Description

Southside Veterinary Clinic provides veterinary care for all kinds of pets for Fort Worth, TX and the surrounding areas. Southside Veterinary Clinic is not an appointment-based clinic but instead is a walk in, first come, first served clinic. However, Southside will make appointments for certain procedures, baths, and surgeries. Clients can request an appointment online. House calls are also available.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.0
Facebook
4.4 / 5 (1)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail
St. Francis Veterinary Clinic logo
Visit WebsiteWebsite

St. Francis Veterinary Clinic

Fort Worth, TX 76132
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Business Description

St. Francis Veterinary Clinic serves the west side of Fort Worth and surrounding communities near the Chisholm Trail corridor. St. Francis offers complete veterinary services including wellness care, outpatient medical services, limited hospitalization for sick pets, and daycare and medical boarding for your family vacation. Their veterinarians are focused on the individual evaluation of your pet with specific focus on the prevention, early detection, and high quality health care.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.7
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (7)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail
The Pet Hospital of Granbury logo
Visit WebsiteWebsite

The Pet Hospital of Granbury

Granbury, TX 76049
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Business Description

Open 7 days a week, the Pet Hospital of Granbury serves the Ft. Worth area. The Pet Hospital of Granbury is AAHA accredited and its vets have over 70 years of combined experience. In addition to routine veterinary appointments and services, boarding and pharmacy services area also available. The Pet Hospital of Granbury is also an American Association of Feline Practitioners “cat-friendly” practice.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.9
Facebook
4.9 / 5 (19)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail
Town & Country Veterinary Clinic logo
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Town & Country Veterinary Clinic

River Oaks, TX 76114
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Business Description

Town & Country Veterinarians, located in River Oaks, Texas, is a full-service small animal veterinary clinic serving the Fort Worth area. It has long served the pets of this community having been first established in the early sixties. Dr. Derrick Nelson has been the vet on staff since 2011. Clients can schedule appointments and access their pets’ medical records online.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.0
Facebook
4.0 / 5 (1)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail
University Animal Hospital logo
Visit WebsiteWebsite

University Animal Hospital

Fort Worth, TX 76110
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Business Description

University Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary practice treating dogs and cats in the TCU area of Fort Worth. The veterinarians of University Animal Hospital are Dr. John Minnerly, Dr. Kim Wise, and Dr. Clare Williamson. University Animal Hospital uses modern equipment and techniques including digital radiography, cold laser therapy, and in-house blood chemistry analyzation to care for pets and also has a certified pet massage therapist on staff.

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail
Veterinary Referral and Emergency Hospital of Arlington logo
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Veterinary Referral and Emergency Hospital of Arlington

Arlington, TX 76018
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Business Description

Veterinary Referral & Emergency Hospital of Arlington provides emergency pet care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Services provided include blood and plasma transfusions, digital x-rays and ultrasounds, heart monitoring, and emergency surgeries. The emergency exam fee is $75. The veterinary clinic provides a variety of physical therapy and rehabilitation services including weight loss and management, aquatic therapy, and therapeutic stimulation of nerves and muscles. Veterinary Referral & Emergency Hospital of Arlington will also set up a home care program for clients and their pets.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
3.9
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (40)
Google
4.6 / 5 (23)
West Creek Animal Clinic logo
Visit WebsiteWebsite

West Creek Animal Clinic

Fort Worth, TX 76133
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Business Description

West Creek Animal Clinic is based in Fort Worth, Texas and serves the surrounding areas. Services include anesthesia, bathing, dentistry, diagnostics, electrocardiography, emergency care, grooming, flea control, internal medicine, laboratory services, microchipping, nutritional counseling, radiology, and surgery. West Creek Animal Clinic is in the 12% of veterinary practices nationwide that has earned AAHA accreditation. West Creek Animal Clinic is accepting new patients, and clients can request appointments online.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.7
Google
4.7 / 5 (279)
Facebook
4.9 / 5 (60)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (16)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail
Woodland Springs Veterinary Hospital logo
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Woodland Springs Veterinary Hospital

Fort Worth, TX 76244
Visit WebsiteWebsite

Business Description

Woodland Springs Veterinary Hospital’s motto is “Striving to promote healthy pets through highly educated owners.” Woodland Springs Veterinary Hospital has served the Fort Worth Keller community since 2007. Woodland Springs strives to provide each pet with high-quality medical care, to create a supportive and caring environment, and to promote education and awareness among pet owners.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.0
Facebook
4.8 / 5 (2)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail
Back to Providers

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Why is my dog dragging his butt on the ground?

Dogs drag their rear ends on the floor for a number of reasons, including clogged anal sacs, intestinal parasites, and food allergies. Some groomers express a dog's anal glands manually, which is often unnecessary and can cause irritation that leads to scooting. If you notice frequent scooting, contact a veterinarian to figure out the cause.

What is a brachycephalic breed?

Brachycephalic animals are prone to obstructive breathing due to the short muzzles and flattened faces they were bred to have. Common brachycephalic breeds are the pug, French and English bulldogs, Boston terrier, Pekingese, shih tzu, boxer, and bull mastiff. Brachycephaly can occur in cats such as the Persian, Himalayan, and Burmese breeds, and in rabbits such as Netherland Dwarfs and Holland Lops.

When do I switch from puppy/kitten food to adult food?

For puppies, it depends on the dog's breed and size. Generally, dogs are considered ready for adult food around 18-24 months of age. Large breeds take a bit longer to mature. Toy breeds can reach their adult size in as little as 10 months. Cats should be transitioned to adult food when they're around 12 months old.

Should I declaw my cat?

It can be tempting to declaw a cat to stop it from scratching your furniture, but it's a medically unnecessary procedure that does the animal more harm than good. Declawing can cause paw and back pain, lameness, tissue necrosis, and discomfort when using the litter box. Better alternatives include keeping your pet's nails trimmed and providing scratching posts around your home.

We just found a stray pet. What should I do?

The pet may already belong to someone, so check for a collar and tags, or have it scanned for a microchip at your local animal shelter or veterinary clinic. Many people who lose a pet will look for it at nearby shelters, so consider leaving the animal there to give the owner a better chance of finding it.

Are dogs color blind?

Dogs don't see in black and white, but they're unable to recognize many of the colors that humans can. The colors they can see best are blue, yellow, and combinations of these shades. Objects that are green, orange, and red appear to be dull brown or gray through a dog's eyes.

What degree do you need to be a veterinarian?

In the United States, vets must obtain a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD) degree to practice. Some choose a dual DVM/Ph.D. or DVM/M.S. program, and others opt for specialty training after earning their degree. Becoming a veterinarian takes about four years of undergraduate education and four years to complete a DVM or VMD program.

How do you become a registered veterinary technician?

Veterinary technician requirements vary by state. Most vet technicians must complete an AVMA-accredited two-year associate or four-year bachelor's program and pass the VTME exam. Some states have alternate paths to credentialing, such as passing a certification exam at a specialist academy.

What do veterinary assistants do?

Vet assistants help veterinarians and technicians with their daily tasks, set up equipment, and clean key areas of the clinic, such as kennels and operating rooms. There are certification programs for vet assistants, but most are trained for these tasks on the job.

What do veterinary technicians do?

Vet technicians serve many roles in the clinic. They act as surgical nurses, lab and radiography technicians, and supervisors to veterinary assistants. Technicians also meet with pet owners and usually provide the initial exam of their animal. They can administer vaccines and medications, but are not allowed to write prescriptions or provide a diagnosis without veterinarian approval.

How much do veterinary assistants/technicians make?

Veterinary assistants typically earn about $13.75 an hour, or $28,590 per year. Vet technicians, on average, make $17 per hour, or $35,320 per year for full-time employment.

Read all FAQs