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The Vets

Houston, TX
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The Vets provides pet care services to dog and cat owners in Houston and the surrounding metros. It offers comprehensive services, such as wellness exams, sick visits, home lab tests, vaccinations, and microchipping. It also issues and authorizes health travel certificates for their pets. In addition, the clinic provides mobile veterinary services for home visit experiences. The Vets have clinics in a variety of locations around the country, including Miami, Oregon, Las Vegas, and Florida.

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Affordable Pet Clinic

Houston, TX 77093
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Affordable Pet Clinic provides veterinary services to all of Greater Houston. Doctors and staff offer services including wellness exams, vaccinations, in-house laboratory, glaucoma testing, dental care, c-sections, and parasite and heartworm treatment and control. Affordable Pet Clinic also offers surgeries for spay/neuter and a range of soft-tissue procedures including tumor removal, hernias, and bladder stones. Clients can set up website membership on the clinic's site.

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All Cats Veterinary Clinic

Houston, TX 77025
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All Cats Veterinary Clinic has been offering veterinary services to Houston feline owners for almost 30 years. Services include preventative health care, laser therapy, dental care, surgery, grooming, parasite testing, heartworm and flea control, microchipping, lab work and diagnostics, and nutritional counseling. The practice asks that people make appointments before coming in as they cannot accommodate walk-ins. Emergency contacts are listed on the clinic's website.

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All Pets Animal Hospital

Katy, TX 77494
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All Pets Animal Hospital is a Katy veterinary office serving the surrounding Houston areas. The hospital has been open for over 25 years and is AAHA Accredited. The clinic provides surgery, cancer treatment, cardiology, dental care, endocrinology, eye care, laser therapy, stem cell therapy, exotic pet care, behavioral training, and 24-hour emergency care. All Pets also helps local shelters find new families for homeless animals. ­

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4.0 / 5 (600)
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3.5 / 5 (193)

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Bay Glenn Animal Hospital

Houston, TX 77062
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Bay Glenn Animal Hospital is an AAHA Accredited clinic in the Houston Metro area. Services provided cover adoptions, diagnostics, boarding and grooming, health certificates for travel, exotic and pocket-pet care, dentistry, behavioral counseling, diabetes management, blood pressure monitoring, and vaccinations. Senior care, prescription foods, and Soft Paws® are also available at the practice. Dr. Jodi Long serves on the board of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) and is chairman of the TVMA Ethics and Grievance Committee.

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Best Care Animal Hospital

Houston, TX 77070
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Best Care Animal Hospital offers animal health services to Greater Houston. The clinic offers general care, orthopedic and advanced soft tissue surgery, grooming, boarding, and a website membership as well as a Preventative Medicine Program. Ear cropping, dentistry, critical care needs, and digital radiology are also available. Best Care Animal Hospital is PennHIP certified, accepts CareCredit, and can make house calls.

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Bingle Vet

Katy, TX 77494
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Bingle Vet in Katy serves pets from throughout the Houston area. Doctors and staff at the clinic specialize in vaccinations, wellness profiles, spay and neuter surgeries, dental cleanings, skin care and allergy testing, nutritional consulting, and advanced surgical procedures including orthopedic procedures. International certifications, as well as OFA documentations, are also available. Bingle Vet offers a 10-minute or less guaranteed wait for scheduled appointments.

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Central Houston Animal Hospital

Houston, TX 77006
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Central Houston Animal Hospital provides vaccinations, surgery, boarding, microchipping, emergency care, international certification, and house calls for local pets. The clinic has been in business since the 1930s and has been owned by Dr. Lucy Faulkner since 2008. Dr. Faulkner received her DVM from the University of Tennessee in 2000 and is also committed to helping homeless pets find new families.

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Chasing Tails Mobile Veterinary Services - Houston

5201 Mitchelldale Street, Houston, TX 77092
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Chasing Tails Mobile Veterinary Services in Houston brings pet care to its patients at home or elsewhere. Its service offerings include vaccines, onsite bloodwork, radiography, and ultrasound, all delivered in the home of the patient. The team offers complete wellness care and nail trimming, and it bring complete pet sick care to the home along with pharmaceuticals. In addition, it has full surgical capabilities in its mobile surgery suite, including spay and neuter services.

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5.0 / 5 (92)
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5.0 / 5 (64)
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5.0 / 5 (2)

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Cypress Veterinary Hospital

Cypress, TX 77429
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Cypress Veterinary Hospital serves the Greater Houston area with veterinary services. These include wellness care plans for cats and dogs, ultrasound, cold laser therapy, Neoplasene herbal cancer therapy, Tonovet eye exams, surgical laser treatments, and in-house lab work. Dr. Ricardo A. Caballero graduated from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988 and is a member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS). Emergency care is available six days a week.

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4.7 / 5 (51)

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Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists

Houston, TX 77027
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Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists is a Houston animal health center with 14 departments, 27 specialists, and over 200 in support staff. The clinic's board-certified specialists work with primary care veterinarians to treat and care for pets. The center's services include oncology, surgery and orthopedics, internal medicine, neurology, dentistry, allergies, rehabilitation, cardiology, and opthalmology. Gulf Coast also handles avian and exotic animals. 24/7 intensive care is available.

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4.6 / 5 (413)

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Lakeside Animal Clinic

Houston, TX 77077
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Lakeside Animal Clinic has been offering veterinary services throughout the Houston Metro area since 1978. Pets can receive general and preventative medicine, surgery, boarding, laser therapy, dental care, and ProHeart 6 treatment. The practice today has 3,700 active clients and averages 40 new clients each month. Dr. Randy Wiltshire earned his DVM from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002, and Lakeside is a member the American Association of Feline Practitioners.

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4.9 / 5 (70)

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Lakewood Forest Veterinary Hospital

Houston, TX 77070
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Lakewood Forest Veterinary Hospital brings 60 years of combined veterinary experience to the Houston Metro area. The clinic offers wellness and preventative care, parasite control, boarding and grooming, microchipping, behavioral training, breeding guidance, dental care, and senior consultations and exams. The practice's Bard Certified veterinary surgeon is able to perform a range of surgeries including cancer removal, fracture stabilization, declawing, tail docking, and spay/neuter procedures.

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Logenbaugh Veterinary Hospital

Houston, TX 77095
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Logenbaugh Veterinary Hospital has been serving Greater Houston with veterinary services for more than 25 years. The clinic provides diagnostic exams, dental care, boarding and baths, vaccinations, pain management, and K-Laser therapy, microchipping, and emergency care. The practice also offers house calls, an in-house lab and pharmacy, and surgery including laser surgery and laser declawing for cats.

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4.6 / 5 (163)
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4.5 / 5 (34)

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Midtown Veterinary Hospital

Houston, TX 77006
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Midtown Veterinary Hospital is a Houston veterinary office. Patients come to the clinic to receive vaccinations, parasite prevention and treatment, routine exams, wellness planning, puppy and kitten care, senior care, and dental care. The hospital also has surgical services, digital radiology, and an on-site laboratory. Midtown Veterinary Hospital is AAHA Accredited and accepts CareCredit. Customers can also use the website to find a pet for adoption.

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4.5 / 5 (187)
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4.5 / 5 (126)

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Rice Village Animal Hospital

2348 Rice Boulevard, Houston, TX 77005
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Rice Village Animal Hospital has been offering veterinary services in Houston since 1976. Apart from surgical and dental procedures, its team of professionals conducts behavioral counseling sessions for issues like house soiling, excessive barking, and scratching. Once medical problems are diagnosed, the veterinarians guide pet owners on how best to approach their pets' situations. This hospital has amenities for pet boarding, including play areas and cushioned mats. Rice Village Animal Hospital is an accredited facility under the American Animal Hospital Association.

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4.4

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Sunset Boulevard Animal Clinic

Houston, TX 77005
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Sunset Boulevard Animal Clinic is a Houston animal health center. Veterinarians at the clinic offer general wellness, vaccinations, critical care, surgery dental care, diagnostic services, dermatology and allergy testing, endoscopic services, boarding, and pain management. Wellness plans are available for young, adult, and senior pets. The practice is an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association and offers 24/7 routine and emergency care.

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Tanglewilde Veterinary Clinic

Houston, TX 77063
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Tanglewilde Veterinary Clinic has more than 40 years of combined experience in veterinary medicine. The Houston practice is AAHA Accredited and offers wellness and preventative care, microchips, dentistry, surgery, laser therapy, acupuncture, ultrasounds, digital radiography, and an on-site pharmacy. Patients are referred to an alternative hospital for emergency services. Dr. Jessica Parkerson is IVAS certified in veterinary acupuncture and practices Chinese herbal medicine as well.

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Thrive Affordable Vet Care

Austin, TX 78704
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Thrive Affordable Vet Care offers affordable basic pet care to pet owners via two locations in Houston. The clinic handles a range of common problems including vaccinations, allergy treatments, deworming, eating disorders, lumps, vomiting, limping, spay/neuter, flea and tick control, and ear infections. Patients can get same-day appointments and be dropped off early in the morning. Thrive is also open on weekends and has extended hours for customers' convenience.

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Wilcrest Animal Hospital, LLC

Houston, TX 77042
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Wilcrest Animal Hospital, LLC has been offering veterinary services to Greater Houston residents for over 30 years. The clinic has surgery, dental care, hospital services, radiology, ultrasound, in-house laboratory, pharmacy, and bathing. Dr. Jane P. Milan graduated in 1983 from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, and the practice is AAHA Accredited. Clients can find homeless pets looking for homes on Wilcrest Animal Hospital's website.

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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.

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