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Advanced surgical care delivered with a compassionate touch.

At Louisiana Veterinary Specialists, we’re extremely proud to announce the

launch of our entirely new, state-of- the-art specialty hospital and surgery

center. With a commitment to comprehensive veterinary service that’s both

compassionate and precise, our brand new facility and specialized staff

allows for expert specialty care for pets that require the best possible

analysis, treatment and surgical expertise available across Central

Louisiana and beyond.

Our expert veterinary surgeon, Dr. Jude T. Bordelon, possesses

unparalleled expertise over an expansive range of surgical procedures and

specialty medical practices, which can truly optimize the health and well-

being your beloved pet in profound and sustained ways. The health of your

pet is exactly what we pride ourselves on most here at Louisiana Veterinary

Specialists. Since every pet deserves to live a full and happy life, we work

tirelessly to create second chances for pets no matter how common or

atypical the ailment. A second chance at achieving optimal health means a

second chance at living the best life possible, and that’s something that

truly every pet deserves. From orthopedic surgery to neurosurgery and

across dozens of acute surgical procedures, Dr. Jude T. Bordelon delivers a

level of compassionate care and surgical precision that’s simply unavailable

elsewhere in Central Louisiana.

Our specialty hospital and surgery center is the proud home to a dedicated

staff and expanding team. We treat each and every pet that we encounter as

if they were our own, and deliver the type of care that you can depend on

when you need it most. At Louisiana Veterinary Specialists, we believe that

a compassionate touch, combined with advanced surgical procedures can

deliver a profound impact on the overall health of your pet.

When you arrive at our facility, you’ll see firsthand that we’ve got a lot of

heart and a lot of personality. We don’t simply deliver veterinary care; we

work tirelessly to ensure the absolute well-being and comprehensive care of

your pet. We believe that Central Louisiana residents and pet owners across

the state deserve access to expert surgical care. So that’s exactly what we

deliver.

“As a veterinary surgeon, I, Jude T. Bordelon, believe pet owners and the

veterinary community in Louisiana deserve the very best veterinary

specialty health care available. I also believe this care should be readily

available and that this type of care should not be exclusive to one area or

region of the state. It is for these reasons that Louisiana Veterinary

Specialists came to be.”

– Jude T. Bordelon, DVM, MS

Areas of Surgical Expertise

Our primary surgeon, Dr. Jude T. Bordelon, possesses extensive expertise

in the following areas of specialty surgery:

– Orthopedic Surgery

– Neurosurgery

– Soft-Tissue Surgery

– Thoracic Surgery

– Hepatobilliary Surgery

– Surgical Oncology

– Laproscopy

– Thoracoscopy

Each category listed above requires its own level of specialized training and

precision, and each form of surgery, when successfully implemented, can

dramatically improve the quality of life for your pet. Whereas location alone

may have once inhibited or entirely prevented your access to reliable,

expert surgical care, pet owners from both Central Louisiana and across the

greater state now have a truly remarkable resource to ensure the very best

care for your pet. That resource is Louisiana Veterinary Specialists.

ABOUT US

At Louisiana Veterinary Specialists, we believe that a compassionate touch,

combined with advanced surgical procedures can deliver a profound impact

on the overall health of your pet. We’ve created our facility with the strong

belief that every pet owner delivers the absolute standard in specialty care.

Previously, pet owners had to drive for miles across the state of Louisiana

to receive specialty care for their beloved pet. Specialty centers across the

state were concentrated in a single area, leaving a great number of pet

owners in need when it came to receiving precise surgical and diagnostic

care to their pet. By opening our specialty hospital and surgery center in

Broussard, Louisiana, we’ve made our state-of- the-art facilities, advanced

diagnostics and expert veterinary team available to pet owners from far and

wide.

We’re committed to what we do here at Louisiana Veterinary Specialists:

creating second chances for pets when they need it most.

By bringing your pet to Louisiana Veterinary Specialists, you further your

commitment to providing the best possible care to your pet, ensuring a

higher quality of life and treatment with the most advanced medical

diagnostic equipment available today. Our specialists, highly-trained staff

and veterinary expertise enables us to diagnose and treat your pet with

state-of- the-art veterinary technology. Our equipment and coordinated

work allows us to work carefully and comprehensively, leaving no stone

unturned when it comes to diagnosing and treating your pet regardless of

severity or medical history. We also provide each pet with an individual

recovery nurse. This level of individual attention and care ensures that your

pet is treated with remarkable care and attention. To ensure that all

communication is as clear as possible, the recovery nurse that is assigned to

your pet will communicate directly with you every step of the way.

We’ll even help you to master rehabilitative techniques before sending your

pet home, in order to ensure that your pet not only receives comprehensive

care, but that they also sustain their health long after they’ve left our facility

and are back home, safe and sound. It’s our mission at Louisiana Veterinary

Specialists to ensure that your beloved pet leaves both happier and

healthier than when they came. Every pet owner deserves the best

resources available, and every pet deserves the very best care.

NEW CLIENTS

As a brand new specialty hospital and surgery center, we’re proud to

welcome pet owners from across the state of Louisiana to our state-of- the-

art surgery center.

It’s important to us that you feel completely comfortable during your visit,

so we make sure to provide the essentials you’ll need while your pet is with

us. We provide plush chairs and couches for you to lounge while you wait,

TV with full cable packages included, Wi-Fi, customized Pandora stations, a

full coffee bar, homemade cookies and more. We want you to relax and

have the best possible experience while we work to take care of your

beloved pet!

Nearby, you’ll find a pet boutique, several delicious restaurants and other

burgeoning shopping attractions within a walkable distance from our

surgery center. Since your pet may spend thirty to sixty minutes with Dr.

Bordelon to be assessed, you can experience the local attractions and come

back at your leisure! At Louisiana Veterinary Specialists, we work to

provide you with the best experience possible during your visit.

To adequately prepare for your first visit and to ensure that we onboard

your pet as easily as possible, please read our Before You Visit section in

full by clicking here. We look forward to meeting both you and your pet. At

our state-of- the-art facility, we’ll take care of your comfort while we take

care of your pets long-term health.

MEET DR. BORDELON!

Dr. Jude T. Bordelon grew up in the small town of Hessmer, Louisiana.

Growing up on a small farm and surrounded by a variety of both farm

animals and pets, he began to pursue his passion for science, medicine, and

animals. The combination of these three areas of interest led him to LSU

where he obtained both his undergraduate (’98) and Veterinary School

(’02) degrees.

After graduation, Dr. Bordelon relocated to Stillwater, OK to complete a

grueling one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery

at Oklahoma State University. He remained at Oklahoma State University

to complete a rigorous three-year residency program in small animal

surgery. He did so while pursuing his Masters of Science degree. Upon

successful completion of his residency, he remained at Oklahoma as an

associate professor in small animal surgery for two years.

He later returned to Louisiana in 2008, as a staff surgeon for the Southeast

Veterinary Specialists until 2012. During this time, he completed his

Master's degree ('10) at Oklahoma State and became board certified in the

American College of Veterinary Surgeons as a small animal surgeon.

Following three successful years in practice, he returned to LSU School of

Veterinary Medicine as a visiting professor in small animal surgery from

2012-2013. After his work at LSU, he then re-entered private practice as a

staff surgeon for MedVet, Louisiana from 2013-2016.

Being a native of Louisiana and realizing the need for improved availability

of veterinary specialty health care within the state, Dr. Bordelon has

decided to bring his experiences to Lafayette in order to introduce and

advance veterinary specialty medicine in Acadiana and surrounding areas.

Dr. Bordelon has special interests in innovative techniques involving

orthopedics, neurosurgery, wound healing, reconstruction surgical

techniques, minimally invasive fracture management (MIPO), and other

minimally invasive surgical techniques. He has authored book chapters and

scientific articles as well. Dr. Bordelon has presented lectures and

laboratories at many local, state, regional, and national meetings. He is also

an active member in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons,

American Veterinary Medical Association, Veterinary Orthopedic Society,

Veterinary Wound Management Society (past-President), the Veterinary

Emergency and Critical Care Society, as well as a variety of other societies

and organizations.

Dr. Bordelon is happily married to Pia Bordelon (a registered veterinary

technician). Together they love spending time with their son and daughter

Peter and Gwyneth. They also have a black lab, Gracie, a terrier mix Olive,

and a cat, Oscar. In his free time, Dr. Bordelon enjoys spending time with

his family and friends, traveling, outdoor activities. He also loves Louisiana

collegiate baseball and Louisiana football at all levels. Dr. Bordelon’s

creation of Louisiana Veterinary Specialists is the end-result of decades of

extensive training and surgical mastery. Dr. Borderlon is extremely proud

of his latest venture, where cutting edge diagnostic and medical science can

contribute directly to the well-being of pets across the state of Louisiana.

“It is here where we will strive to provide the state of the art surgical care,

quality medicine, superior client service, and best communication possible

to you.”

– Jude T. Bordelon, DVM, MS

SERVICES

At Louisiana Veterinary Specialists, we’re proud to provide a range of

surgical expertise that will give your pet a second chance at optimal health.

Whether the ailments of your pet are big or small, our primary surgeon Dr.

Jude T. Bordelon has the expertise, specialized staff and state-of- the-art

medical equipment to pinpoint a truly extensive array of medical ailments

and deliver the best solution possible to your beloved pet. The following are

a list of our specialty surgical procedures.

For questions regarding specific procedures or other inquiries, you can

easily contact Louisiana Veterinary Specialists by phone or online:

Specialty Surgical Procedures:

Orthopedic surgery:

Stifle Stabilization/Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture

Patella luxation surgery

Femoral head and neck excision

Total hip replacement (future)

Arthroscopy (future)

Osteochondritis dessicans

Fragmented medial coronoid

Ununited anconeal process

Fracture management

Minimally invasive fracture management

External skeletal fixation

Corrective osteotomies

Arthrodesis of joints

Joint Aspirates

Platelet rich protein injection (future)

Stem cell injection (future)

Neurosurgery:

Intervertebral disc disease

Ventral slot

Hemilaminectomy

Dorsal laminectomy

Wobblers

Atlanto-axial subluxation

Occiptal-atlanto subluxation

Vertebral luxation/fracture repair

Lumbosacral disease (decompression and fusion)

Intracranial tumor removal (meningioma)

Cranioplasty

CSF tap

Soft-Tissue Surgery:

Oral, head and neck surgery

Mandibulectomy/maxillectomy/with or without major

reconstruction

Thyroid/parathyroidectomy

Salivary gland removal

Laryngeal paralysis

Brachycephalic syndrome (soft palate, nares, and laryngeal saccules)

Permanent tracheostomy

Mass excision

Thoracic Surgery:

Lung lobectomy

Pericardectomy

Mediastinal mass excision

Patent ductus arteriosis ligation

Flail chest repair

Diaphragmatic hernia repair

Hiatial hernia repair

Thoracic duct ligation

Thoracic tube (temporary or permanent) placement

Hepatobilliary Surgery:

Liver lobectomy

Billiary diversion (cholecystoduodenostomy,

cholecystojejunostomy…)

Gallbladder removal

Splenectomy

Gastropexy/Gastrectomy/Gastrotomy/GDV

Intestinal surgery (any)

Foreign body

Resection and anastomosis

Subtotal colectomy

Intestinal biopsy

Pancreatic biopsy/resection

Nephrectomy

Adrenalectomy

Ureteral surgery

Urinary bladder surgery

Cystotomy

Cystectomy

Subcutaneous ureteral bypass catheters (future)

Urethral surgery

Perineal urethostomy

Any urethral repair/diversionary technique

Herina repair

Surgical Oncology:

Mass biopsy, excision, and reconstruction

Staging

Laproscopy:

OHE

Intestinal biopsy

Gastropexy

Hepatic biopsy/partial lobectomy

Splenectomy

Urinary Bladder biopsy

Cryptorchid neuter

Thoracoscopy:

Lung lobe biopsy

Partial pericardectomy

Want to know what it takes to become a specialty surgeon like Dr. Bordelon

and join the American College of Veterinary Surgeons? Learn more about

the qualifications and just what it takes to join the ranks of the best

veterinary surgeons in America by clicking here.

BEFORE YOU VISIT

We want you to be prepared before you visit, and totally comfortable once

you arrive. Read on to learn some important information on what to bring,

what you can expect during your appointment, and other procedural details

that Louisiana Veterinary Specialists would like you to know.

Referrals & Appointments

At our specialty hospital and surgery center, it’s important to stay as

organized as possible to ensure that we can deliver the most reliable care

available, day after day. We adhere to the following procedures whenever

making an appointment or when admitting a referral and ask that you

adhere to the following procedural protocol:

Appointments are by referral only (including emergencies), and occur

Monday through Friday. Your veterinarian is required to refer your pet

directly to us. Once your pet has successfully been referred, you (not your

veterinarian) must schedule your appointment. In order to ensure that we

provide the absolute standard in patient care, Louisiana Veterinary

Specialists limit new appointments to just a few per day.

Consequently, clients who arrive with a medical emergency will be

transferred to a nearby specialist accordingly.

Before You Arrive

Our specialized surgeon and veterinary staff require that all available

medical information be sent to them before onboarding and diagnosis

begin. This is a crucial piece of the medical process, as the right medical

documents can paint a picture of both past and current health. That’s why

we request that your veterinarian faxes your pet’s comprehensive medical

records prior to your appointment or that you bring them with you on the

day of your appointment. Even if your records are faxed over, you will need

to bring any X-rays with you for our specialized analysis, including films or

CD. Without having these materials available, your pet may be required to

undergo additional X-rays, which can usually be prevented by adherence to

our procedures. Our specialists will be unable to make the best possible

medical decision without receiving comprehensive medical records and X-

rays accordingly.

We also request that you adhere to the following policies and procedures

to ensure that your appointment is a success:

1. Do not feed your pet after 10 p.m. the night prior to your

appointment

2. Provide water at all times to your pet

During Your Visit to Louisiana Veterinary Specialists

We require that the client (or an authorized agent/proxy) making all

medical and financial decisions must be at available firsthand at the

appointment. Our specialists’ consultation is often comprehensive and will

require your attention. Other loved ones or family members involved with

the pet may wish to be present as well.

1. After our specialists examine your pet and review the corresponding

medical records, we’ll recommend a diagnostic and treatment plan

to follow

2. We’ll answer any questions you may have and review costs

associated with surgery and/or treatment

3. We’ll tailor a plan in line with your exact needs and discuss how

long we may need to keep your pet to successfully complete the

procedure

 While Your Pet Is Here

1. We’ll update you and your veterinarian regularly with your pet’s

status, our findings, and any recommendations or follow-ups we

may have during their stay.

2. We also encourage visits as they can help to alleviate stress

associated with a procedure and provide a nice boost to both you

and your pet! Simply call us during our regular business hours to

schedule a visit. We’ll set a convenient time to visit without

compromising other patients’ care and ensure you get to see your

pet!

3. We pride ourselves on providing the standard in advanced

veterinary care. That’s why we treat your pet as if they were our

own. Simply let us know if there is anything we can do to help you

further and we’ll do our very best to accommodate you.

Discharge

After a procedure or comprehensive surgery has been completed, we’ll

schedule an appointment to discharge your pet. At this time, we will review

home care instructions (including rehabilitative techniques) medications,

and discuss follow-up recommendations we may have to further enhance

and optimize the recovery of your pet. We’ll be happy to answer any

questions you may have, and will review your bill, collect payment, and

schedule a follow-up appointment as required.

To keep your pet’s whole medical team in the loop, we will update your

family veterinarian with a comprehensive written report detailing their stay

and medical procedures.

 After You Go Home

1. We’ll call to inform you as soon as pending lab results come in

2. We’ll review test results, monitor your pet’s progress, and make

follow-up recommendations as needed.

3. We’ll be available to you and your veterinarian for ongoing concerns

and questions. We know that recovery can be a process unto itself,

so we make ourselves available every step along the way.

Hospital Payment Policy

We require that all services be paid as rendered. We accept MasterCard®,

Visa®, American Express®, Discover®, CareCredit®, checks, and cash.

We will require deposits in most cases, and are happy to answer any

questions you may have about our procedures and associated expenses.

RESOURCES

Local Veterinary Resources

If your pet requires immediate emergency care, please refer to the following

services and contact them accordingly:

ASPCA Poison Control (888) 426-4435

Pet Poison Control (800) 213-6680

Animal Control of Lafayette Parish (337) 291-5644

*Report Animal Bites Here

Animal Control of Iberia Parish (337) 364-6311

Animal Control of St. Martin Parish (337) 394-1220

After business hours Emergency Care in Lafayette, LA

Lafayette Animal Emergency Clinic (337) 989-0992

Lafayette Veterinary Care Center (337) 984-7611

Faithful Friends Pet Services (Cremation Services)  (337)552-4400

BLOG

We love providing you with the latest updates and tips when it comes to

providing optimal care for your pet. Be sure to check our blog section

frequently to stay up to date on all of the latest veterinary news and

updates!

CONTACT US

Our state-of- the-art surgery hospital is proudly located in the Lafayette,

Louisiana area, serving central Louisiana and providing the standard in

specialty surgery and specialized services to pet owners across the state.

Our brand new, state-of- the-art facility can be found at the following

address:

805 Albertson Parkway Suite C

Broussard, Louisiana 70518

Contacting us to schedule a consultation or appointment is easy. Simply

reach out by phone, via Social Media or through one of our web-forms, and

we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

We’ve also compiled additional resources for your convenience here, to

ensure that you have access to the latest and most crucial information when

you need it most.

We constantly strive to improve our service here at Louisiana Veterinary

Specialists. Please take a minute to click here and take our survey!

For Veterinarians

We’re very pleased to meet your both your clients’ and patients’ specialty

care needs and strive to help you take the best possible care of your

patients. Our specialty hospital works to make the referral process as

simple as possible for both you and your clients, each step of the way.

As always, if you’re not sure which service will help your patient best, please

call us for a phone consultation.

The referral process is a simple three-step process:

1. Simply call, email, or fax client and patient information to the

appropriate service.

2. Have the client call us directly to set up their appointment.

3. To make your client’s visit as smooth as possible, please

fax or email medical records prior to the appointment and make

sure the client brings radiographs and other records if they were not

sent ahead of time.

 

Please use this helpful form to assist you and your patients with the next

step of the referral process.

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Original Slogan:

Specialty Care for Specialty Pets

Alt. Slogan 1:

We create second chances for pets.

* suggested by Allison Habetz

Alt. Slogan 2:

At Louisiana Veterinary Specialists, we believe that every pet deserves to

receive the absolute standard in advanced surgical care.

Alt. Slogan 3:

Advanced surgical care delivered with a compassionate touch.

Alt. Slogan 4:

Louisiana Veterinary Specialists create second chances for pets.

Because every pet deserves to live a long and happy life.

Alt. Slogan 5:

Depend on precise, state-of- the-art surgical care.

Depend on Louisiana Veterinary Specialists.

Target Keywords: veterinarian, veterinary, animal clinic, animal hospital

Revised Location Keywords:
Streeterville, New East Side (& Lake Shore East), River North, River West, University Village, Near West Side (encompasses Fulton-Market, West Loop Greektown, University village, tri-taylor, etc),

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Welcome to West Loop Veterinary Care! An amazing thing happens when we bring a pet home for the very first time: They become a part of the family. A powerful bond begins to form, and it grows stronger every day. Our four-legged family members connect us to friends with their own pets. Together, we’ve built an extended family tree with a powerful central component: West Loop Veterinary Care.

West Loop Veterinary Care was founded to provide exceptional care for pets and outstanding service to those who love them. I’m very proud of our veterinary practice and that our full-service animal hospitals patient care has earned us a prestigious accreditation from the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA); recognition only 15% of US veterinary hospitals achieve.

Here’s what sets West Loop Veterinary Care apart:

Extended Examinations. “Routine” exams are more than simply routine at West Loop. They last a little longer so we can listen carefully to you while closely examining and treating your pet at our state-of-the-art animal hospital. At our animal clinic we believe comprehensive examinations are the core components to optimized veterinary care. Better discussion and enhanced observation leads to better results.

Advanced Medical Care. Our animal hospital features a dental and oral surgery suite, a separate dedicated surgery suite, digital radiography and an in-house laboratory to speed up test results. We are also proud of our comprehensive in-house pharmacy, which allows prescription treatments to begin instantly.

Stress-Minimizing Environment. We’ve carefully designed West Loop Veterinary Care to help our patients relax. Our veterinary clinic features all-family exam rooms and a separate, soundproof feline ward for cats to relax in a quieter environment. Our hospital kennels are positioned within our central working area so your furry friend is never alone.

Specialty Care. It’s amazing what we can do at West Loop Veterinary Care. Orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries. Ultrasounds. Laser therapy treatments. Echocardiograms, cardiac consultations and more. Our animal clinic is renowned for its high-end technological capability and wide range of available specialty care.

In-Home Visits. We know it sometimes can be difficult to bring an old, sick or nervous pet to us. So we offer house calls to provide medical and hospice care at home.

West Loop Veterinary Care is an established veterinary choice for communities across a wide range of areas. These areas include Streeterville, the New East Side and Lake Shore East, River North, River West, and University Village. Closer to the Near West Side these areas include Fulton-Market, West Loop Greektown, the Tri-Taylor area and more! We’re happy to provide care to a wide range of communities all desiring excellent veterinary service.

We can’t wait to introduce you to West Loop Veterinary Care firsthand. Emily Yacker, Mike Boling, Hope Coleman, myself, and the rest of our veterinary care team would love to make you a part of the West Loop Veterinary family. From puppy and kitten care, to ongoing health maintenance, illness treatment and very specific specialty medicine, West Loop Veterinary Care always provides optimal, compassionate care.

Sincerely,

David Gonsky, DVM
Founder & Medical Director

New Client Form
http://www.westloopvet.com/new_client.html

Welcome to West Loop Veterinary Care! We look forward to meeting you and your pet soon! Please complete this online form to seamlessly facilitate the check-in process during your initial visit to our animal clinic. You may also download the form here prior to your visit and bring in a printed copy directly to West Loop Veterinary Care.

West Loop Veterinary Care is an established veterinary choice for communities across a wide range of areas. These areas include Streeterville, the New East Side and Lake Shore East, River North, River West, and University Village. Closer to the Near West Side these areas include Fulton-Market, West Loop Greektown, the Tri-Taylor area and more! We’re happy to provide care to a wide range of communities all desiring excellent veterinary service.

Remember to contact one of our Patient Care Coordinators to schedule your appointment today! We can’t wait to provide stellar veterinary care to you and your pet.

About Us
http://www.westloopvet.com/aboutus.html

West Loop Veterinary Care was born from the vision of David Gonsky, DVM. Created to provide exceptional veterinary care to companion animals and the people who love them, our facility combines the latest technology with highly compassionate care. Our seasoned veterinary staff strives to meet the individual needs of you and your companion animals at all times.

Our Hospital and our Veterinarians are proud to be members of:

Chicago Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA)
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association (ISVMA)
American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)
American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP)

Founder & Chief Veterinarian
David Gonsky, DVM
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Class President, 1997 Graduate, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine
Executive Board Member 2003-2010, Chicago Veterinary Medical Association
Contributor, Chicago Sun-Times, Pioneer Press
Guest, NBC Morning News, WGN Chicago

From an early age, Dr. Gonsky showed an affinity for animals. In fact, his mother says that the first word he spoke was the name of the family dog. That love of animals caught up with him as he began pursuing a major in business at Indiana University. Realizing that working with animals was his life’s passion, he decided to shift gears and pursue a major in pre-med with an eye on attending Veterinary School. After serving as president of his class at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Gonsky began an impressive career that has led to the opening of West Loop Veterinary Care.

Dr. Gonsky’s more than 12 years of veterinary medical care experience includes Blum Animal Hospital, Chicago, Ill.; LePar Animal Hospital, Evergreen Park, Ill.; and Dr. Gonsky’s Chicago Veterinary Housecalls, Chicago, Ill. During this early part of his career, Dr. Gonsky developed a profound interest in internal medicine and gained practical awareness of natural and alternative medicine and treatment. His knowledge, skills and experience helped him in the design and creation of West Loop Veterinary Care. When he’s not at West Loop Veterinary Care, Dr. Gonsky enjoys spending his free time with his family.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Dr. Mike Boling
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As a child, Dr. Boling could usually be found surrounded by animals. When not spending time with the family Golden Retriever, Barney, he was frequently pet-sitting the neighborhood dogs. He attended the Georgia Institute of Technology where he graduated Summa cum Laude with a BS in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Computer Engineering. Eighteen months later, Dr. Boling started his own technology company, which eventually provided special effects systems to the television industry, including CNN, ESPN, Fox, and Univision. Despite the exciting nature of technology, Dr. Boling knew something was missing. After some soul searching, Dr. Boling re-discovered his real passion – caring for cats and dogs. In 2004, he sold his business and entered veterinary school at the University of Georgia, where he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree in 2008. During vet school, Dr. Boling focused his studies on small animals.

Prior to joining West Loop Veterinary Care, Dr. Boling worked at small animal hospitals in both Michigan and Atlanta, Georgia. There, he also worked with several dog and cat rescue organizations providing care ranging from vaccinations, spay and neutering, to treating emergency patients. His particular areas of interest include internal medicine, neurology, and feline medicine. Dr. Boling is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association (ISVMA) and the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA).

When not working, Dr. Boling enjoys time at the gym, playing tennis, and going to the movies. He especially enjoys time with his partner and their cats.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Dr. Emily Yacker
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Dr. Emily Yacker developed a love of animals at an early age, but she didn’t always plan on becoming a veterinarian.

Growing up in Maryland, Dr. Yacker rode horses and shared her home with several golden retriever dogs. When it came time for college, Dr. Yacker decided to pursue a degree in finance at Miami University. Upon graduation, Dr. Yacker began working as a business consultant, a career she followed for several years.

During her years in business, Dr. Yacker volunteered at local animal shelters. Realizing that animal care was her true passion, Dr. Yacker left the corporate world to become a veterinarian. She is a 2013 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, where she received her DVM.

Dr. Yacker recognizes that animals can be hard to read and they often hide signs of illness. She likes to help give sick animals a voice by detecting subtle clues to their illness through examinations and diagnostics.

Dr. Yacker also focuses on effective communication with owners. By taking the time to talk with owners, she can help them understand the intricacies of disease, and hopefully alleviate their concerns and anxiety when their pet is ill.

Dr. Yacker is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association (ISVMA) and the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA). She has a special interest in canine medicine, including dermatology, geriatric medicine and behavior. Dr. Yacker lives in Chicago with her husband and son. They regularly open their home to foster dogs.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Dr. Kathryn McFadden

We’re very happy to report that Dr. McFadden has gotten married. We’re not so happy to report that she has moved outside of Chicago to join her husband. We will miss her greatly and wish her all the best!

Services
http://www.westloopvet.com/services.html

West Loop Veterinary Care is a full-service animal hospital, proudly offering a wide-range of veterinary medical services to our patients.

West Loop Veterinary Care is an established veterinary choice for communities across a wide range of areas. These areas include Streeterville, the New East Side and Lake Shore East, River North, River West, and University Village. Closer to the Near West Side these areas include Fulton-Market, West Loop Greektown, the Tri-Taylor area and more! We’re happy to provide care to a wide range of communities all desiring excellent veterinary service.

Some of our primary veterinary services include the following:

Preventative and Well-Being Care

Puppy and Kitten examinations and care guidance
Individualized vaccination programs
Vaccination Titer-level testing
Primary medical care for young and adult pets
Flea, tick, and heartworm prevention and solutions
Nutritional counseling
Behavioral problem guidance
Senior and geriatric pet care and management
Pet travel examinations and certificates
Microchipping – ISO 5000
Dog Friendly Area (dog park) Tags
Spay and Neuter surgery
Dentistry and oral surgery
Radiology
Ophthalmology and Glaucoma testing
DNA testing
Cryotherapy for removal of small skin growths

Specialty Care

Cardiology and echocardiography
Laser Therapy
Orthopedic surgery
Ultrasound

Illness, Injury, and Disease Management

Digestive disorder diagnosis and treatment
Skin and Ear problem prevention and care
Allergy testing and treatment
Arthritis management and treatment options
Individualized cancer treatments
General “Soft-Tissue” Surgery
Heart disease management
Kidney disease management
Thyroid gland imbalance correction
Diabetes treatment options
Comprehensive on-site laboratory services
Pharmacy and prescription foods
End of Life care/Euthanasia

For both the comfort of your pet and for your own convenience, we are also proud to offer the following additional veterinarian services:

Drop-off or “Day-Stay” appointments
Insulated sound-proof feline ward
Dedicated waiting area for shy or nervous pets
In-home care/House calls

*All anesthetized procedures are performed utilizing Certified Veterinary Technicians

Green Practices
http://www.westloopvet.com/green.html

West Loop Animal Hospital is good for your pet and good for our planet!

West Loop Veterinary Care was designed with environmentally sustainable practices in mind. As guardians of our pets and also the planet we share, we’ve created an environmentally friendly facility that is both good for your pet and good for our planet.

Our animal clinic has been designed to utilize energy efficient elements including brick walls, high ceilings and large windows for natural lighting. Other green efforts include: the use of Low VOC paints, GREENGUARD® counter tops, hot water piping insulation and re-circulating pumps. We conserve water with the use of front-loading washing machines, dual-flush toilets, hand-towels and cloth rags instead of paper towels and low-flow aerators.

Our electronic medical records and in-house recycling program minimize the use of paper and West Loop Animal Hospital responsibly recycles what we do use.

Our cleaning products are environmentally friendly, hygienically safe for animals and biodegradable in nature. We will continue to seek additional ways to enhance our Green practices. West Loop Veterinary Care is committed to delivering you optimal, compassionate care in an environmentally sustainable manner!

Recalls
http://www.westloopvet.com/recalls.html

West Loop Animal Hospital keeps close track of industry news, updates and recalls, so that you don’t have to. Simply check back with West Loop Veterinary Care frequently to stay updated on breaking veterinary news and important information.

NATURA PET FOOD RECALL UPDATE

We have placed another update on Facebook and Twitter today and felt this new information was important to bring to the attention of our clients, as this food is widely circulated and commonly used.

Natura Pet has extended their recall to include all branded dry pet food and biscuit/bar/treat products with expiration dates prior to June 10, 2014.

Innova
EVO
Healthwise
California Natural
Karma
Mother Nature

Natura made this decision in part due to a single positive Salmonella test by the FDA on a product manufactured April 3. If you are in possession of any recalled products, please discontinue feeding them to your pets and contact us immediately if you believe your pet has been affected.

Please go to http://www.naturapet.com/ to find instructions on how to request a replacement voucher or refund. For additional inquiries about this recall, contact Natura at 800.224-6123.

If you believe your pet has been affected, please contact us regarding treatment at 312.421.2275. In this, or any situation, we are always here for you and your pet. Our seasoned veterinary staff is ready to provide care for you and your animal companion at all times.

As always, should any changes or updates occur with this – or other recalls – we will keep you updated.

Sincerely,
David A. Gonsky, DVM
Medical Director

Videos
http://www.westloopvet.com/videos.html

Thank you for visiting our video page, where you can meet our veterinary staff, take a tour of our animal hospital and much more!

We hope that by watching these videos, you’ll be able to gain a greater understanding of West Loop Veterinary Care and the ways in which we bring you optimal, compassionate veterinarian care. West Loop Veterinary Care is an established veterinary choice for communities across a wide range of areas. These areas include Streeterville, the New East Side and Lake Shore East, River North, River West, and University Village. Closer to the Near West Side these areas include Fulton-Market, West Loop Greektown, the Tri-Taylor area and more! We’re happy to provide care to a wide range of communities all desiring excellent veterinary service.

Be sure to explore this page as well as the rest of our website, and thank you for stopping by!

Dr. Gonsky Bio

From an early age, Dr. Gonsky knew that he absolutely loved animals. Get to meet Dr. Gonsky and learn more about what he brings to West Loop Veterinary Care.

Dr. Boling Bio

As a child, Dr. Boling could usually be found surrounded by animals. To this very day the same thing remains true, and Dr. Boling has followed his passion all the way to West Loop Veterinary Care.

Dr. Yacker Bio

Dr. Emily Yacker developed a love of animals at an early age, but she didn’t always plan on becoming a veterinarian. Now, she gets to do what she loves each and every day at West Loop Animal Clinic! Watch the video and meet Dr. Yacker.

AAHA Accredited

West Loop Veterinary Clinic has earned the prestigious AAHA accreditation from the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA); recognition that only 15% of US veterinary hospitals achieve.

Dedicated Dental Procedures

West Loop Veterinary Care is proud to offer a dedicated oral health care procedure area to our patients receiving dental care. Proper dental care is an imperative piece of our commitment to optimal health for your pet.

Heat Sterilization of All Instruments – Human Level Care

As a premier veterinary service, we use heat sterilization to cleanse all of our instruments before and after use. This service helps to ensure the absolute standard in care and keeps our pets happy and healthy.

Patient House Calls

At West Loop Veterinary Care, we know that sometimes nervous or sick pets can be a handful. We offer patient house calls for your convenience. Simply pick up the phone, and we’ll do the rest!

West Loop Veterinary Care Tour

Our West Loop Veterinary facility combines the latest technology with highly compassionate care. Take a tour of our animal hospital in the following video. Then, come in and see the action firsthand.

Pinellas Animal Hospital

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Revised 1-12-2017

“At Pinellas Animal Hospital, our mission is simple. We aim to provide your pet with the very best veterinary care available, while treating you with the same compassion and respect we would want for ourselves.”

HOME

At Pinellas Animal Hospital, we’ve been proud to deliver an outstanding level of veterinary service to the proud pet owners of Pinellas Park, Florida and across the Sunshine State for over forty years. Our accrued experience and unwavering commitment to the well-being of your pet have helped us to maintain our reputation as a premier animal hospital, which routinely offers the best medical care available. Pinellas Animal Hospital is run by a tightly-knit team of four veterinarians that have served our local pet owners for decades, growing both their sense of community and knowledge of cutting-edge veterinary medicine in the process.

By relying on our four central pillars, we’ve been able to create and sustain a veterinary hospital that consistently raises the bar for veterinary excellence. These core values include passion, excellence, teamwork and a supporting environment, maintained at all times. This defines our approach to comprehensive veterinary care, which is coupled with the compassionate and attentive treatment that we believe both pets and their owners deserve. We treat your pets as if they were our own and always make every effort to send them home both happier and healthier than when they first came.

Our commitment to delivering the best veterinary care available has endured for over forty years and helped countless pets achieve optimal health along the way.

Come join us and learn more about how our animal hospital continues to serve our community by delivering exceptional veterinary care, day in and day out.

ABOUT OUR ANIMAL HOSPITAL

“Your Pets Favorite Vet!”

Our animal hospital was first founded by Dr. Godfrey in 1973. Since the day of our inception, we’ve committed ourselves to delivering comprehensive veterinary service that stays on the cutting-edge of what both medicine and science can deliver to the health of your pet.

Our veterinarians and staff work in close coordination with one another, delivering personalized service that takes the individual needs and lifestyle of your pet into direct consideration.

We’re also located conveniently in the heart of Pinellas Park, across from both Pinellas Park Library and City Hall. Our central location and accessibility allows us to welcome pets and pet owners from across the area into our veterinary hospital with open arms.

The facility itself is comprised of a large and comfortable lobby to accommodate you while you wait, alongside five examination rooms, a private consultation room, a modern and immaculate treatment area, pharmacy and comprehensive surgical suite. Our boarding facility comes with a spacious fenced-in exercise yard, where pets come to play, stretch their legs and feel completely at home while at Pinellas Animal Hospital.

If you have any questions or comments, we invite you to contact us at 727-546-0005 or email us at [email protected] We’ll work with you to ensure that both you and your pet have everything you need to access stellar veterinary care when you need it most.

MEET OUR VETERINARIANS

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http://pinellasvet.com/about-us/team/

MISSION STATEMENT

At Pinellas Animal Hospital, our mission is simple. We aim to provide your pet with the very best veterinary care available, while treating you with the same compassion and respect we would want for ourselves. Like you, we consider our pets to be members of the family, so we make sure to treat them with both the love and attention they deserve. Our veterinary hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art medical tools and our veterinarians and staff work in close coordination to ensure that the best possible health solutions are offered to your pet whenever they come to see us.

“We will always have PASSION for what we do while working towards medical EXCELLENCE through TEAMWORK and SUPPORTIVE actions for every pet, every client every day!”

We believe that by following these core values with our approach to care, we can have a remarkable impact on the well-being of your pet:

Passion

Our passionate approach to comprehensive pet care allows us to work diligently toward the health of your pet. When your pet visits our veterinarians and highly-trained staff, they’re not simply receiving standard care. This passionate approach and insight allows us to go the extra mile when it comes to ensuring the overall health of your pet. Whether we’re seeing your pet for a simple, routine checkup or a precise surgical procedure, we bring our total commitment and veterinary expertise to each moment at Pinellas Animal Hospital.

Excellence

Whether it’s our commitment to continuing education programs or our use of state-of-the-art diagnostic and surgical techniques, our veterinarians and staff are committed to delivering pet care with the utmost excellence. When we deliver care to your pet, we do so with our own pets in mind, knowing that anything but excellence simply won’t suffice, especially when it comes to the trust you put in us while caring for your pet. Our veterinary hospital is equipped with everything we need to deliver on our promise of excellence, each time you visit.

Teamwork

Our veterinarians can’t do it alone, so they trust our highly-trained staff to help them along the way. It’s a profound sense of teamwork and camaraderie that allows Pinellas Animal Hospital to perform so consistently and deliver levels of client satisfaction that are largely unparalleled. Our clients never hesitate to tell us how our dedication, teamwork and caring approach has made choosing Pinellas Animal Hospital an easy choice.

Support

When you join us at Pinellas Animal Hospital, not only are you accessing a veterinary hospital with decades of accrued veterinary experience and outstanding veterinary equipment, you’re joining a family that supports each other in every way possible. Our animal hospital finds that a supportive environment is simply an integral part of delivering excellent veterinary services, so this mentality is a core component of our approach.

Our focus on passion, excellence, teamwork and support allow us to make P.E.T.S. our first priority each day. Your pets are our focus and we’ll make every effort to ensure that by the time they go home with you, they’re happier and healthier than when they came.

We are also proud to offer a Preventative Health Care Plan which allows for interest free, easy installments to occur over the course of 12 months. This payment method helps our clients to pay for routine but necessary services like vaccinations, bloodwork, dental procedures and more. We believe in pet care that’s affordable, without sacrificing excellence. We’ll work with you to ensure that your pet can receive access to the best veterinary service available.

Our Preventative Health Care Plan is one way that we ensure that local pet owners receive access to routine veterinary care.

We welcome you to call us at any time to learn more about our wide range of services, our preventative health care plan and our commitment to you and your pet.

OUR SERVICES

Our veterinary hospital is proud to offer a wide range of veterinary services to ensure that your pet stays in optimal health, year-round. Whether you’re visiting us for a routine checkup or for a more intensive procedure, you can trust that our service, attention to detail and approach to personalized, compassionate care puts your pet in the very best hands.

We know that caring for a pet can be hard work, so we aim to make it just a little bit easier by offering a wide range of services for your convenience.

Read on to learn more about these specific services and if they may be right for your pet!

Wellness Care

At Pinellas Animal Hospital, we believe that regular wellness visits are an integral part of maintaining optimal overall health. When you and your pet visit us regularly for wellness care visits, it allows us to check your pet from head to tail for any existing issues, while also allowing for early detection of ailments such as dental disease, diabetes, arthritis, spinal issues, heart disease and more.

Since a healthy pet is a happy pet, we encourage you to schedule your next appointment soon and maintain a consistent schedule when it comes to the care of your pet!

Preventative Care

A perfect counterpart to routine wellness care is a comprehensive approach to preventative care. This may include vaccinations, parasite prevention, nutrition, wellness counseling or any other approaches to personalized, preventative care that adds vitality and stamina to the life of your pet.

It’s impossible to know when an acute issue may occur, so regular veterinary visits and access to our four veterinarians help us to implement proactive and effective approaches to preventative care.

Whether you’d like to update your pet’s medical records and vaccinations, or to discuss a specific issue, our veterinarians and staff are available and ready to help you achieve optimal health for your beloved pet.

Surgical Care

At Pinellas Animal Hospital, over forty years of veterinary experience allow us to practice the cutting-edge of veterinary medicine, whether there’s an issue big or small.

From routine spays and neuters to more complex and intensive surgical procedures, we’re prepared with modern diagnostic techniques and state-of-the-art equipment to perform successful, precise surgical procedures when your pet needs them most.

In-House Laboratory

For rapid access to crucial diagnostic information, our experienced technician team has the ability to perform all aspects of medical testing within our comprehensive In-House laboratory at Pinellas Animal Hospital.

This decreases turnaround times that may be required if we were to send samples off-site and ensures that time-sensitive tests receive comprehensive analysis in an expedited manner.

Pharmacy

At Pinellas Animal Hospital, we maintain a comprehensive inventory of veterinary pharmaceuticals and medications needed to ensure that your pet makes a full recovery. We’ll take a personalized approach to prescribing medicine to your pet and will do everything in our power to optimize their overall health with the right combination of attentive care and medicine.

Ultrasound

When looking to gain deep insight into the health of your pet with as little impact as possible, ultrasound is an extremely useful solution.

Ultrasonography allows for detailed internal images to be generated of your pet, without the use of radiation. Ultrasonography is an entirely non-invasive and pain free way to both evaluate and diagnose a multitude of potential health issues found in your pet. As with all of our veterinary services, if you have any questions about our approach to ultrasonography, equipment used, associated costs or anything else, simply give us a call at 727-546-0005 to learn more.

Digital Radiology

When a physical examination and routine bloodwork doesn’t provide enough insight, our state-of-the-art radiology services will give us additional information needed to assess the overall health and well-being of your pet. Digital Radiology allows our veterinarians to utilize X-rays to achieve crucial insight and helps to paint a detailed portrait of the internal health of your pet.

Dentistry

Good dental care is an imperative part of overall pet care. Whether it’s for a routine cleaning or for a fractured tooth, tooth root abscess, extraction, gum disease prevention or other, Pinellas Animal Hospital has both the equipment and expertise needed to ensure that your pet both achieves and maintains optimal dental health. We also recommend giving your pet dental chews in-between visits and requesting a teeth cleaning when you come in for your preventative care visits!

Boarding

Whether you’re leaving town for the holidays or simply need a break from it all, we’ve got your back! Pinellas Animal Hospital is proud to offer a range of boarding services, with a flexible and open schedule to meet your needs.

Pets that board with us will have the use of our spacious backyard to exercise, along with personalized care and the same tender level of attention that we proudly extend to our own pets!

To learn more about our boarding procedures and if they might be right for your next trip or vacation, please give us a call at 727-546-0005!

Grooming

If you’re visiting for a routine wellness checkup or other procedure, why not enroll our expert certified groomer to groom your pet while you’re at it! Our attention to detail and customized approach will ensure that your pet’s coat is full of luster and looking like a million bucks before they leave our veterinary facility!

If you have absolutely any questions about our wide range of veterinary services, the equipment used, associated costs, or if you wish to schedule your next appointment, contact us to learn more and we’ll get back to you on the same day unless otherwise specified.

We thank you for your interest in Pinellas Animal Hospital and we can’t wait to deliver our level of personalized, tender care to your beloved pet!

PREVENTATIVE PLANS

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http://pinellasvet.com/petly-preventative-care-plans

BLOG

At Pinellas Animal Hospital, we encourage you to utilize our blog section to read up on everything from holiday tips to important information about prescription medications for your pet. Whether it’s pet care tips, financial advice, strategies for effective preventative health techniques or more, we’ll be the first to deliver the most pertinent news and updates directly to you.
CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

When it comes to delivering outstanding veterinary care from our veterinary hospital, we’re committed to delivering a level of care that’s unparalleled and caters directly toward the specific needs and lifestyle of your pet.

While we can explain our services and experience to you, it’s truly our client testimonials that serve as a direct testament to our complete dedication to delivering outstanding pet care. We work year-round to deliver the most attentive veterinary care that’s available, for the benefit and well-being of your pet when they need it most.

“The best care possible” and “top notch” are just a few of the ways that pet owners have described the service received from our veterinary hospital as they come to see us year after year. We invite you to read on to learn more about what our clients are saying. After your next appointment, we hope that you’ll feel free to leave a testimonial too!

RESOURCES

From the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) to WebMD’s Healthy Pet and beyond, our veterinary hospital has taken the liberty of compiling a wide range of informational materials for your convenience.
Whether you have a specific inquiry or simply want to read up on the latest in pet health and veterinary solutions during a moment of spare time, the resources compiled here allow easy access to some of the most reputable pet information available on the web today.

We encourage you to explore this page and if you have any specific questions or comments regarding the information you find, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 727-546-0005. We’ll be more than happy to provide additional information whenever possible and to give you the personal opinions of our veterinarians.

As always, we thank you for taking the time to join us at Pinellas Animal Hospital and hope that you find the following resources valuable when it comes to creating a happy and healthy life for your pet!

CONTACT US

We try to make it as easy as possible to schedule your next appointment or discuss any veterinary questions that you may have. It’s easy to reach us by calling 727-546-0005 or emailing us directly at [email protected] whenever you need to get in touch.

We’re available during a wide range of hours (found below) to offer the best veterinary solutions available, directly to both you and your pet.

We hope that you’ll come to visit us soon, or will send us a quick message via email to introduce yourself! As always, whether you simply want to say hello or if you have a specific veterinary question, we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!
Contact Us
Phone: (727) 546-0005
Fax: (727) 546-0576
Email: [email protected]

You can find Pinellas Animal Hospital at the following address:

7791 52nd Street North
Pinellas Park, Florida, 33781
Get instant directions to Pinellas Animal Hospital by clicking here!

At Pinellas Animal Hospital, our convenient location and accessible hours allow us to provide stellar veterinary service to the proud pet owners of Pinellas Park and far beyond. We hope that you’ll visit us soon!

Our hours of operation are as follows:
Monday
7:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesday
7:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday
7:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday
7:00am – 6:00pm
Friday
7:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday
8:00am – 12:00pm
Sunday
Closed
We also understand that sometimes, veterinary emergencies can occur after hours. Our answering service will direct you to an available, on-call veterinarian or the nearest available emergency hospital if you call after operating hours.
Animal Emergency Hospital of St Petersburg:
727-323-1311

You can also find us on Facebook at
https://www.facebook.com/PinellasAnimalHospital

Be sure to like our Facebook page to stay up to date on new offerings and updates from our animal hospital. From our entire team here at Pinellas Animal Hospital, we’re so happy to have you as a part of our community and to offer outstanding veterinary care to your pet!

Current clients can contact us and keep up to date with all their pet’s needs through the Pinellas Animal Hospital App. Stay connected and download it today through the Apple Store:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/allyconnect/id920690093?mt=8

or via Google Play:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.allydvm.comet&hl=en

We hope that you’ll stop by and visit us soon!

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WEST OAKS ANIMAL HOSPITAL
***1/09/2017 Edits***
(Round 3)
HOME

West Oaks Animal Hospital has been proud to serve the pets and pet owners of Houston, Texas for nearly 40 years. Our comprehensive veterinary facility is equipped with a wide range of state-of-the-art tools and the diagnostic equipment needed to ensure absolutely optimal care for your pet is delivered at all times.
Whether your pet requires a general wellness checkup, the profound diagnostic insights provided by our ultrasonography service, a routine vaccination, a more complicated surgical procedure or anything else, the veterinarians and staff at West Oaks Animal Hospital are prepared to deliver our highly-attentive approach to veterinary care directly to your pet. After almost 40 years of serving our local pet owners, we’ve learned an approach to pet care that works time and time again. When you visit us, you can expect a sparkling clean facility, cutting-edge veterinary care and a personalized, tender approach that values both the unique individual needs and personal lifestyle of your beloved pet.
With our proven and inclusive approach to veterinary medicine, we’ll deliver the best care possible to your pet whenever you visit us at our full-service animal hospital, which is so proud to provide outstanding veterinary care to your pet.
OUR STORY

At West Oaks Animal Hospital, it’s our dedication to service and holistic approach to pet care that truly sets us apart. Our animal hospital was founded over 40 years ago by Dr. Allen, who launched our facility with the vision for an animal hospital where each and every pet owner across the state of Texas would be able to receive access to the best pet care available, at affordable rates.

Decades later, we’re proud to deliver a level of care that’s been described as both “amazing” and “wonderful” by the pet owners who frequently visit us. While our testimonials help to showcase some of our high levels of client satisfaction, we also encourage you to stop by and visit our animal hospital directly. We’d be more than happy to show you around and answer any questions you may have about our approach to veterinary care!

Feel free to pick up the phone and call us at 281-497-0430, or simply stop on by! We hope that you’ll see firsthand the dedication and expertise that drives our day-to-day standing as an animal hospital that’s both on the cutting-edge of veterinary medicine, and one that’s also dedicated to truly personalized pet care.

For the proud pet owners of Houston, Texas and beyond, West Oaks Animal Hospital is your one-stop shop for comprehensive veterinary service!

OUR SERVICES

Our wide range of veterinary services are just another reason that pet owners look to us when they need expert veterinary attention handled with the utmost care. Whether you’re in need of a precise surgical procedure, our outstanding ultrasonography service, or are simply looking for access to ongoing wellness-checkups, you’ve come to the right place. Our holistic approach and deep commitment to personal pet care ensures that we’ll take the entire health history of your pet into account when you visit, and will decide on a course of action that best meets both their needs and individual lifestyle.

We believe that every pet is different, so we tailor our approach toward your pet’s specific, evolving needs each time you visit.

Of course, if you have any questions about our range of services, associated procedures or costs, we invite you to give us a call directly at 281-497-0430 or email us at [email protected]

To learn more about our individual services and if they might be right for your pet, we invite you to read below:

Wellness Care

At West Oaks Animal Hospital, we believe that wellness care, including preventative care, is a crucial piece of the puzzle when it comes to optimizing overall health. By bringing in your pet to see us regularly, it allows us to screen them for potential issues before they might become problematic and helps to ensure that your pet is on pace to live a long, healthy and happy life!

Our approach to wellness care allows us to detect and treat potential ailments such as diabetes, arthritis, spinal issues, heart disease, dental issues and much more. We encourage you to contact us to learn about our approach to wellness care and our ongoing dedication to serving your pet with the highest level of service and tenderness possible.

Vaccinations

Vaccinations are an absolutely imperative piece of overall health and a central component of preventative care within veterinary medicine. Our approach to vaccinations takes the entire health history of your pet into account, in order to create a highly-tailored approach to comprehensive care that best serves your pet.

Our vaccination protocols exist on the cutting-edge of veterinary medicine and our commitment to continuing education also ensures that each recommendation is made with the latest advents of veterinary science in mind.

Allergy & Dermatology

Just like you or your loved ones may experience from time to time, pets can also experience seasonal discomfort, acute allergies and skin issues. These issues can include rashes, irritated skin, persisting itchiness, dry skin or many other issues.

At West Oaks Animal Hospital, our approach to the health of your pet ensures that they stay cool, calm and protected from any problematic skin issues that may arise!

Arthritis & Pain Management

Just as with our wide range of veterinary services, our approach to arthritis and pain management takes a holistic view of the issue and its impact on your pet’s health. We’ll look at the acute issues being experienced and develop an individualized approach toward caring for your pet.

If your pet is having trouble moving or is visibly displaying pain of any kind, it’s time to take them to West Oaks Animal Hospital so that we can create a course of action that improves both the mobility and comfort of your pet!

Dentistry

Our veterinarians and staff strongly encourage our clients to take an active interest in the dental health of their pet, an area that is often overlooked. By brushing your pet’s teeth regularly and administering dental chews as an ongoing part of their routine, you can help to prevent dental issues that may compound and harm your pet over time.

At West Oaks Animal Hospital, we are proud to offer a thorough cleaning of your pet’s teeth and additional dental care solutions on an as-needed basis. Bring in your pet soon and keep them smiling all year round!

Radiology

Modern advancements in radiology allow for unparalleled insight into the health and well-being of your pet. High-definition X-rays can often be a crucial diagnostic tool for a huge range of pet conditions, allowing us additional insight toward the health of your pet that simply can’t be achieved through more standard blood tests and diagnostics.

Ultrasounds

As opposed to X-rays, ultrasonography does not use radiation and can be an incredible way to achieve additional insight into the health of your pet. Often, ultrasonography is an ideal solution when pet owners desire a non-invasive and painless way to both evaluate and diagnose a wide range of medical ailments.

As always, if you have questions about our ultrasound procedures, the benefits of this tool or if it may be appropriate for your pet, we invite you to contact us directly!

Laboratory

As a central component of our comprehensive service offerings, West Oaks Animal Hospital is also proud of our In-house laboratory so that important tests and analysis can be run on-site.

This ensures that pressing issues and time-sensitive analysis occurs rapidly, allowing us to gain insight into the health of your pet with as little downtime as possible. This is all a part of our commitment toward the well-being of your pet and the superior offerings for our clients that we believe in at West Oaks Animal Hospital!

Dermatology

Much like our “Allergy & Dermatology” offerings, our specialized dermatology services take a focused approach toward the health of your pet’s skin, ensuring that you’ve got the tools and medications needed to ensure the utmost comfort for your pet throughout the seasons. Whether your pet is experiencing a specific skin issue or you simply want to optimize the look, feel and comfort of your pet, West Oaks Animal Hospital has the tools to help.

Nutritional Counseling

A proper diet, regular exercise and optimal nutritional intake is also an imperative part of overall health. By visiting us at West Oaks Animal Hospital and taking part in our personalized, nutritional counseling sessions, you’ll help to set the course for your pet’s long-term health.

We can help you to hit a target weight for your pet and ensure that their daily nutritional needs are being met as well! We encourage you to inquire about this service and see the wide range of benefits it can have.

Weight Management

Weight gain in your pet can be healthy when they are reaching maturity, but too much weight gain can lead to a whole array of health issues and complications down the line.

For approaches toward weight management and strategies to maximize the overall health of your pet, consult with our expert veterinarians directly! Our proven techniques, nutritional insights and personalized approach toward pet care will help your pet hit their ideal weight and gain long-term health benefits in the process.

Pharmacy / Online Pharmacy & Store

At West Oaks Animal Hospital, we take great pride in the comprehensive offerings of both our In-House pharmacy as well as our online pharmacy, allowing your pet unparalleled access to the latest and most progressive treatments available in the field of veterinary medicine. With both top veterinary medicines, as well as their generic counterparts available at your convenience, you can rest assured that your pet will make a speedy recovery with everything they need to achieve absolutely optimal health.

Whether you’re visiting our facility and require a prescription on the spot, or are ordering online from the comfort of your home, West Oaks Animal Hospital is fully equipped to deliver the veterinary solutions your pet needs for a speedy and optimal recovery. When treating a chronic condition, a short-term illness or any other ailment, you can count on our veterinarians personalized approach to prescribing and recommending medicine to ensure that your pet has their prescription filled promptly and precisely, so that they can return to full strength as soon as possible.

Microchipping

Unfortunately, many pets are either lost or stolen each year. Even more tragic is the fact that many of these cases can be prevented. It’s this dedication to prevention that allows us to offer microchipping as one of our highly-recommended services.

Microchipping will allow you to register your pet within a national database that drastically increases the number of pets that are reunited with their owners. This simple preventative technique can ensure that you and your beloved pet stay close together, no matter what.

Pet Boarding

Yet another component of our comprehensive approach to care and service offerings for your pet is our pet boarding service!

If you’re planning an upcoming vacation or may be traveling for an extended duration, you can count on West Oaks Animal Hospital to watch your pet while you’re away, offering comfortable accommodations and personalized attention to your pet when you’re on the go.

As always, reach out to us at 281-497-0430 or email us at [email protected] if you’re planning an upcoming trip or wish to know more about our pet boarding services!

MEET OUR VETERINARIANS & STAFF!

Amira Abdel-Malek, BVMS MPH

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Amira Abdel-Malek is the daughter of a Registered Nurse and a Doctor of Internal Medicine. Having such a medical-oriented family must have had an impact, but it was her love of animals and wanting to help and heal them that fueled her desire to become a veterinarian. Growing up, she was known around the neighborhood for having a personal “zoo”, which consisted of a rabbit, hamsters, mice, a rat, turtles, fish, a snake, various species of birds, as well as the usual fare of dogs and cats.
As a child, she was a great fan of mysteries and detective shows which she watched with her grandmother and brother. Inevitably, those “Who Dun It” plots fueled her desire to uncover the unknown and early on she realized that this skill was appropriate for this particular branch of medicine, due to animals being unable to speak for themselves. This desire, in addition to her innate love of animals, solidified her life-long goal to become a veterinarian.

In 2005, Amira received her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University in College Station. She then went on to receive a Master in Public Health in the fields of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at TAMU School of Rural Public Health in 2007. Wanting the chance to travel and to gain more cultural and life experiences along with her veterinary education, she decided to move to Scotland and earned her Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Science (a DVM equivalent degree) at the AVMA-accredited University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. There, she also took the oath that allowed her to become a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS), which allows her to practice veterinary medicine (almost) anywhere in the world.

As part of the 5-year veterinary program curriculum, she was required to complete over 25 weeks of externships, some of which she decided to complete here in her hometown to be near family and friends. This allowed for some great mentor-relationships which led her back to employment here.

As the lead, full-time veterinarian at West Oaks Animal Hospital, Dr. Abdel-Malek diagnoses and treats diseases and disorders in animals. She is resolute about client education and advising owners on how to take care of their animals. In doing so, it enables her to not only protect the animal’s well-being and health, but also the people that love them. In small animal veterinary medicine, Dr. Abdel-Malek is most interested in soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, and pain management, especially in the geriatric patient, as they can be ‘silent sufferers’.

In her spare time, she enjoys getting lost in a great mystery, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
She has said that has been to every continent except for Australia and Antarctica. And one day she hopes to be able to just say that she has been to every continent. Dr. Abdel-Malek’s “zoo” now consists of only one flame-point cameo cat named Han Solo, but she plans on expanding soon.

Michelle M. Ragsdale DVM CVPP CCRP CVMA

Dr. Ragsdale graduated summa cum laude from Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. She has worked in various private practices as an associate and relief veterinarian until 2010, when she decided to pursue veterinary pain management as a full-time career.

Dr. Ragsdale is proud to be a member of the inaugural class of Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioners recognized by the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management. In addition, Dr. Ragsdale is also certified in Canine Rehabilitation and Veterinary Medical Acupuncture.

In her spare time, she enjoys training and competing with her 3 Labradors, Golden Retriever and Border Collie in competitive obedience, agility, conformation, hunt tests and tracking. She and her husband also have 3 parrots that are part of their family.

Nicole, Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT)
Practice Manager

Nicole had always thought she would wind up in the human medical field, and even started college with the goal of becoming a registered nurse. During her first semester, her neighbor suggested she look into veterinary medicine. From that moment on, Nicole’s entire perspective changed—she hasn’t looked back since! Nicole is proud to serve as the Practice Manager of West Oaks Animal Hospital.

Nicole is originally from Lake Charles, Louisiana, and it was in her home state that her veterinary journey began. She started working for local animal hospitals in 1996, then moved to Texas with her husband in 2000 to attend veterinary technology classes. She graduated from Tomball College in 2004, then passed her state and national board examinations to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Now, Nicole has been serving pets and their loving owners in the Houston area for over 15 years!

Nicole wears many hats here at West Oaks Animal Hospital. In addition to her role as Practice Manager, she gladly takes on duties as an anesthesiologist, phlebotomist, radiation technician, receptionist, laboratory technician, dental assistant, and much more! Above all, Nicole enjoys working to improve the lives of the area’s animal owners and pets on a daily basis.

Along with her husband of 17 years, Josh, and their two sons, Billy and Jacques, Nicole shares her life with an elderly dog named Lizzie; a senior cat who goes by Clara; and a kitten that the boys named Skippy Jon Jones. Much of Nicole’s free time is spent attending her sons’ sports activities, chaperoning school trips, and taking her boys to Cub Scouts activities. She also enjoys staying active in her local church, going walking and camping in the great outdoors, and exploring her crafty side through painting, needlepoint, and Pinterest craft projects.

Candyce, Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT)
Even as a baby, Candyce had an innate passion for animals that hasn’t let up to this day. She knew that she’d like to become an animal-care professional before she was aware that the veterinary field existed! Now, she’s able to serve as an advocate for pets every day as one of West Oaks Animal Hospital’s Veterinary Technicians.

Candyce grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and moved to Houston about five years ago. She started attending the Vet Tech Institute in 2013, and graduated with her Associate’s degree in veterinary technology in the fall of 2015. As a Licensed Veterinary Technician here at the hospital, Candyce particularly enjoys preparing vaccinations, taking radiographs, assisting in surgeries, and performing thorough dental cleanings.

At home, Candyce and her beautiful daughter Chloé—already just as big of an animal-lover as her mother—share their lives with a few pets of their own. They have Sasha, a rescued black Labrador; a rescued rabbit named Scarlet; and Bubbles, a goldfish that Chloé received for her excellent grades in school.

When she isn’t spending time with family or tending to the pets of Houston here at the clinic, Candyce likes reading, studying, and watching fashion tutorials. She tries to live every day by her personal motto: “You can never be over-dressed or over-educated!”

Bria, Veterinary Technician
Bria is a pet owner herself, and has never taken for granted the unbridled love, loyalty, and companionship our animal friends offer us—she’s adored animals ever since she can remember. Bria now cares for pets professionally as a member of the West Oaks Animal Hospital family!

A native of Beaumont, Texas, Bria attended school at the Vet Tech Institute here in Houston to earn her degree in veterinary technology. She has special medical interests in catheter placement, jugular blood draws, and anesthesia monitoring. Bria also likes working directly with the clinic’s boarded pets, and has a passion for exotic-animal medicine.

In her time away from work, Bria enjoys reading, drawing, going for long walks, working on puzzles, and spending time with her own pets at home. She lives with a pit bull and a loveable Persian cat.

Samantha, Client Service Specialist
Samantha has enjoyed animal care and problem-solving ever since she was a little girl. On her fifth birthday, her fate was sealed—she witnessed her mother’s horse give birth to a foal, and has known ever since that the field of veterinary medicine was where she needed to be. Samantha’s passion simply never wavered!

Samantha grew up in Pennsylvania and Florida, and first began her veterinary journey at a clinic in Boca Raton. Next, she moved to Texas and gained more hands-on experience in hospitals here. In April of 2016, Samantha joined the West Oaks Animal Hospital family and has happily served the area’s pets and their owners ever since. Her favorite part of every shift is interacting one-on-one with animal parents and their furry companions.

At home, Samantha and her fiancé, Brian, have two young children named Kiera and Brandon and also share their lives with Ziggy, an African Grey parrot. In her spare time, she enjoys dabbling in art, going to the beach, wakeboarding, and horseback riding. Samantha also remains active in horse training and even works to rehabilitate horses who have been physically or mentally abused!

Reagan, Veterinary Assistant
Reagan remembers feeling the urge to help animals even when she was a young girl—whenever a family pet or a friend’s animal companion fell ill, she was always on the scene to help in the treatment and recovery process. For Reagan, it was clear early on that she would be well-suited for a career in the veterinary world!

Reagan was born and raised here in Houston, and attended Stephen F. Austin State University to earn her botany degree before signing on with the Animal Behavior College to study veterinary technology. Now, she’s a Veterinary Assistant with the West Oaks Animal Hospital team, and feels fortunate to put her knowledge and skillset to good use every day by helping the area’s pets and animal owners.
Away from the clinic, Reagan enjoys reading, fishing and hiking in the great outdoors, staying active as a member of the Girl Scouts organization, and spending time with her family at home. They share their lives with a pit bull mix, Harley, as well as a loveable cat named Reeses.

With decades of accrued experience and a deep commitment to personalized veterinary care, our entire team of veterinarians and staff is proud of our work and excited to deliver our outstanding level of service directly to both you and your pet!

NEW CLIENTS
From all of us here at West Oaks Animal Hospital, we’d like to welcome you to our veterinary facility! On this page, new clients will find everything they need to become a part of our veterinary family, all in a single location and compiled for your convenience.
We believe that outstanding veterinary care is something that every pet and pet owner deserves. So, that’s exactly what we’ll deliver when you come and visit us!
Feel free to explore this page to learn more:
What to Expect When You Visit Us
When you visit us, you can expect an immaculate, state-of-the-art veterinary facility, alongside an approach to client service that’s unparalleled. By focusing directly on you and the needs of your pet, we are able to deliver compassionate, full-service care that you can trust from the first moment you enter our animal hospital.
Online Forms
By filling out some of our onboarding forms ahead of time, you can save time on your next visit! Be sure to check this page for easy access to forms that will help us get to know your pet from head to tail!
Explore Veterinary Resources
Keeping up with the latest veterinary resources can be a daunting task, so we’ve compiled some of the most compelling and up-to-date resources in a single place.
From the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) to HealthyPet.com, you’ll find some of the best resources available, here:
American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)

The AAHA website contains a comprehensive database of information regarding AAHA membership, accreditation and additional, reliable resources relate to pet health.

Healthy Pet by American Animal Hospital Association

This website contains resources that are directly recommended by the American Animal Hospital Association, containing pertinent information on pet health, nutrition, adoption, breeding, games, pet related activities and much more!

Veterinary Partner

VeterinaryPartner.com is a highly-informational site relating to medical conditions, emergency situations, general pet care and much more. This resource is highly recommended and is rich with information which can contribute to the ongoing health and well-being of your pet.

Trupanion Pet Insurance

Trupanion is a reputable source of pet insurance which allows you to protect both your pet and yourself within a single policy. Plans typically cover intensive surgeries, diagnostics and urgent pet issues which may require more comprehensive care. Visit their website today to receive a free quote and gain the peace of mind that comes with comprehensive pet insurance.

ASPCA Poison Control

We all know that pets love to explore, but this can be dangerous when your beloved pet encounters a toxic additive or eats something that they shouldn’t! ASPCA Poison Control is a wonderful resource should you need immediate care, available and on-call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We recommend keeping this resource on hand.

Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement

Losing a pet can be one of the hardest things that any pet owner will experience. This association, run entirely by volunteers, has expert techniques and methodology for grieving and approaching bereavement to make things just a little bit easier.
Payment Options
At West Oaks Animal Hospital, we’ll work with you personally to ensure that you have access to our wide range of services at an affordable price. To learn about accepted methods of payment and customized approaches to billing, please contact us directly at [email protected]

REQUEST YOUR APPOINTMENT

Pet owners come to us when they’re looking for comprehensive veterinary care, delivered with a personal touch. Whether you’re from Houston, Texas or beyond, we hope you’ll consider the compassionate care of our expert staff the next time you require veterinary care for your pet.

To request your appointment, simply fill out the form on this page and we’ll be in touch with next steps!

OUR BLOG

At West Oaks Animal Hospital, we’re committed to delivering incredible, compassionate care. We’re also committed to staying up to date on veterinary news and scientific breakthroughs as they arise! Whether it’s holiday tips for your pet or safety precautions that you should implement immediately, our blog section will have the latest tips and updates to enhance the well-being of your pet!

Be the first to know about news coming from West Oaks Animal Hospital or exciting veterinary topics by checking back up on our blog section!

CONTACT US

The staff and veterinarians at West Oaks Animal Hospital are proud to deliver our compassionate, personalized approach to pet care when you need it most. If you wish to learn more about our comprehensive range of veterinary services or to schedule your next appointment, we encourage you to reach out by calling us at (281) 497-0430 or to visit us at the following location:
2407 Hwy 6 S
Houston, TX 77077
281-497-0430
Additionally, if you’d like to get in touch with the veterinary staff at West Oaks Animal Hospital or ask any additional questions before you visit us, we welcome you to submit your questions, comments, concerns, testimonials and more by emailing us at [email protected]alhospital.com!

From all of us at West Oaks Animal Hospital, we can’t wait to deliver our personalized, compassionate care to your beloved pet. Make sure that your pet stays both happy and healthy by scheduling your next appointment today!

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The WellPet Center Veterinary Hospital is far from your typical

veterinary destination. We are a comprehensive veterinary facility,

built from the ground up for the proud pet owners of Texas and

beyond. Whether from Katy, Texas or our neighboring towns, it’s our

wide range of services and steadfast dedication to outstanding

veterinary care that ensures pet owners receive the best care that

veterinary medicine has to offer each and every time they visit.

In fact, pet owners from as far as Victoria and Pasadena gladly make

the trip to WellPet Center in order to receive the expertise of our team

of veterinarians and gain access to our wide range of state-of- the-art

services.

We take great pride in both our attention to detail and client service,

which compliments the core focus of our veterinary clinic:

outstanding pet care.

Help yourself to a hot cup of freshly brewed coffee or complimentary

beverages, while we take care of your pet and set them up for a

healthy future!

At The WellPet Center, you’ll find exceptional pet care delivered with

compassion, time and time again. We invite you to visit and see the

difference in our pet care firsthand!

OUR STORY

The WellPet Center Veterinary Hospital was first established in 2012,

when Dr. Thurmond saw the need for a larger veterinary facility that

would serve the many needs of pet owners from across the state of

Texas. Initially based in a simple 1,800 square foot facility, The

WellPet Center soon blossomed into a thriving practice run by three

outstanding veterinarians, renowned for their compassionate

veterinary care that quickly gained a reputation across the region.

In January 2016, Dr. Thurmond, as well as his team of veterinarians

and staff moved the veterinary practice into a stunning, 10,000

square foot facility so that they could finally fulfill a vision for an even

more innovative and accommodating veterinary center, fully

equipped with multiple suites, boarding facilities, cutting-edge

equipment and much more. This facility would be the brand-new

WellPet Center, which now boasts some of the most comprehensive

and high-tech accommodations found anywhere across the state.

WellPet Center is fully equipped with five examination rooms, 40

separate kennels, an independent grooming suite, a comprehensive

in-house pharmacy, a state-of- the-art laboratory for quick

turnaround diagnostic and bloodwork, a surgical suite, a radiology

suite and a treatment room!

Since transitioning into our newer veterinary facility, we’ve been

thrilled with the result. Possessing everything we need to deliver

absolutely optimal care, both the proud pet owners and beloved pets

of Katy, Texas and beyond have unparalleled access to some of the

best veterinary care in the area. With compassionate, client-based

veterinary care at the core of our mission and vision at The WellPet

Center, we’re thrilled with the ability to care for your pets, while

helping them to live to their fullest potential!

The WellPet Center is also dedicated to ensuring your absolute

comfort while you visit! Our facility is equipped with a 42-inch cable

television, so that you can sit back and relax while you wait. Crack

into a complimentary soda and watch your favorite channel while we

take care of your beloved pet. Now that’s what we call service! Join us

at The WellPet Center and gain instant access to a wide range of

veterinary services that includes everything from general wellness

care to advanced radiology and ultrasound, microchipping, boarding,

grooming and more.

OUR VETERINARY SERVICES

? Wellness Care

At The WellPet Center Veterinary Hospital, we believe in routine

wellness care as an imperative piece of the puzzle that is

comprehensive pet care! We encourage you to set up an appointment

with our veterinary hospital so that we can screen your pet for

potential issues and ensure that their progression through various life

stages is occurring as it should!

Visiting early and often can prevent conditions like arthritis, diabetes,

heart disease, dental issues and a whole series of other ailments that

can occur when wellness visits are skipped or otherwise overlooked.

We encourage you to contact us today to schedule your next

appointment and ensure that your pet has access to the best pet care

available!

? Vaccinations

Each pet is different and thus, has a different need for vaccinations

and approaches to preventative health. Before vaccinating your pet,

we will take their entire health history into consideration and create a

customized approach to their care. You can also rest assured that as

with all of our services, our approach to veterinary care is in

accordance with the latest advancements in veterinary science and

will help to create the trajectory for a long and happy life for your pet!

As always, if you have any questions or comments whatsoever about

our vaccinations or any of our other services, we invite you to contact

us directly.

? Allergy & Dermatology

Seasonal or environmental issues can crop up from time to time and

cause difficulties for your pet. Whether it’s itching or an acute allergy

that’s developed, Dr. Thurmond and our expert staff will take the

proper steps to evaluate your pet and pinpoint the issue at hand.

Treating the allergies of your pet can help to alleviate discomfort and

significantly improve the quality of life experienced by your pet. To

learn more, be sure to contact our veterinary hospital today and we’ll

be happy to discuss your options!

? Arthritis & Pain Management

Good health for your pet means looking good and feeling good, both

inside and out! Unfortunately, arthritis and chronic pain conditions

impact countless pets each year and can seriously hinder both the

movement and quality of life for your pet.

If you see that your pet is experiencing hindered mobility or is

displaying any other type of pain, we encourage you to contact us so

that we can create and implement an approach to recovery for your

pet!

? Dentistry

Dental health is often overlooked by many pet owners, but serves as

an important indicator of overall health. We recommend that you

regularly brush your pet’s teeth, administer dental chews and bring in

your pet for routine dental examinations as an effective approach to

dental health.

Our veterinary hospital is proud of our comprehensive and

personalized approach to dental care and we encourage you to keep

your pet smiling year after year by bringing them in for a visit!

? Radiology

Radiology allows our veterinarians to achieve deep insight into the

health and inner-workings of your pet. X-rays serve as an important

diagnostic component of health evaluation and ensures that no issue

goes overlooked. When standard bloodwork and diagnostic

evaluations only provide an overview, radiology often allows us to go

the extra mile and pinpoint the exact issue at hand. Contact us today

to learn more about our radiology services!

? Ultrasound

The WellPet Center Veterinary Hospital also takes great pride in our

advanced approach toward ultrasonography, which requires the use

of absolutely no radiation, yet still delivers profound insight into the

health of your pet. If you’re looking for as little impact as possible

when it comes to achieving insight toward the health of your pet,

ultrasonography might just be the solution you’ve been looking for.

? Laboratory

When we expanded into our current 10,000 square foot facility, we

were able to build an in-house laboratory in addition to the multitude

of suites contained in our veterinary hospital. By building this

laboratory in-house, it allows us to dramatically decrease turnaround

times that are often needed to process bloodwork, urinalysis and

other diagnostic tests that help us to understand the true and

comprehensive health of your pet!

When you join our family at The WellPet Center Veterinary Hospital,

you also gain access to our huge range of veterinary facilities and the

quick turnaround times that come with a state-of- the-art facility such

as our own.

? Dermatology

We want your pet to stay cool and calm, and so do you! However,

itching, dry skin, rashes and other issues can often create issues for

pets, much like they do humans. We can examine your pet for any

dermatological issues that may be persistently bothering your pet.

Whether we need to prescribe a topical medicine or another solution,

we will work to ensure the total health and comfort of your pet!

? Nutritional Counseling

Your pet requires the right nutritional diet to stay happy and healthy.

We can look at your pet’s age, weight and health history to decide

which dietary steps will be right for them and which foods are the

most beneficial choices for you to stock up on at your home! Our

approach to nutritional counseling takes the entire health history of

your pet into account and helps to ensure that no matter what stage of

life your pet is in, they have access to the right dietary choices that

meets their needs.

? Weight Management

While a young and growing cat or dog should experience a certain

degree of weight gain, too much weight gain in a mature adult pet can

be problematic for overall health, digestion, joints, mobility and so

much more. In conjunction with our nutritional counseling service,

we can help your pet to approach weight management and achieve

the target weight that is right for them.

? Pharmacy / Online Pharmacy & Store

Alongside our in-house laboratory and other state-of- the-art service

offerings, we are also proud to offer an in-house pharmacy and online

store for your convenience. With both top of the line prescription

medicines and their generic counterparts readily available, this

service helps to ensure that your pet has access to the medicines

needed to ensure a total and full recovery.

By utilizing our online pharmacy and store, you can refill

prescriptions and select medicines from the convenience and comfort

of your own home. Regardless of whether you’re treating a chronic

condition, a seasonal allergy, or any other type of medical ailment,

our team of veterinarians will help you to find the right medicine

needed for your pet. We’ll also check prescriptions against the health

history of your pet to ensure that it’s the best choice possible and fill

prescriptions as promptly as possible.

? Microchipping

Tragically, countless pets are lost each year. However, the fact of the

matter is that a great number of these cases could have been

prevented if only a pet had been fitted with a microchip.

Microchipping allows your pet to be registered and selectively tracked

within a nationally registered database, ensuring that if they leave

your home, you can find exactly where they are.

To ensure that your pet stays with your family and to prevent the

possibility of loss in the future, we encourage you to ask our

veterinarians and specialists about microchipping your pet at your

next appointment!

? Boarding

Whether you’re headed out of the country or simply out of town, The

WellPet Center Veterinary Hospital is extremely proud to host 40

separate kennels for boarding, in addition to our grooming suite,

pharmacy and other accommodations. Our boarding service

guarantees personalized, compassionate care and attention for your

beloved pet while you’re away and ensures that they receive the very

best care. If you have any questions regarding our boarding

accommodations, rates or additional policies, feel free to give us a call

or email us today!

? Grooming

At WellPet Center, our certified grooming service will have your pet’s

coat glowing and full of luster by the time they leave our facility! Pets

absolutely love our grooming service and the way it makes them feel,

from head to tail! If you’re coming in for a routine checkup or other

service, consider our grooming service as a perfect complement to a

perfect veterinary visit.

PET RESOURCES

In addition to delivering compassionate, client-based veterinary care

that you can trust, we’re also dedicating to continuing education for

both our veterinary staff and for pet owners alike.

On this page, you’ll find a wide range of pertinent pet care

information, ranging from information on the American Animal

Hospital Association (AAHA) and standards of veterinary

excellence, to information on CareCredit and beyond!

We invite you to explore these resources and learn more about recent

advents in both veterinary medicine and pet health. As always, if you

have any questions about these resources or the health of your pet, we

invite you to contact us directly. Send a quick email to

[email protected] or give us a call by dialing (281) –

394 – 2355.

REQUEST YOUR APPOINTMENT

On this page, you can request an appointment online and at your own

convenience! Simply by filling out the form below, you’ll submit your

information directly to our animal hospital and will enter our system

accordingly. We will respond as soon as possible upon receipt of the

provided information.

*Please note that the form displayed on this page is only a request form. Your

appointment is not confirmed until you are contacted by our staff directly, who

will confirm a date and time. If this issue is time-sensitive, we ask that you call

us directly or call your local emergency veterinary hospital for immediate

attention.

REQUEST A REFILL

We know that pets have many ongoing needs required to ensure that

they stay as happy and healthy as possible as they move through

different stages of life, and especially in times of illness or recovery.

Ongoing access to the right medicine is a crucial component of pet

care that ensures your pet has everything needed to heal and stay

happy and healthy. That’s why we make receiving a prescription and

requesting a refill as simple as possible and something that you can

complete from the convenience of your own home or office.

Simply fill out the form on this page to request a prescription refill for

your pet and your request will instantly be submitted for review by

our veterinary staff and dedicated specialists.

Please allow up to two business days for your request to be reviewed

in full and filled for pickup. All requests will be assessed prior to refill,

for the safety of your pet.

WELCOME TO OUR NEW CLIENTS!

From Dr. Thurmond and our entire veterinary staff at The WellPet

Center, we’d like to welcome you to our family! Our 10,000 square

foot facility provides an incredible atmosphere for outstanding pet

care with a compassionate, client-based approach. Pet owners from

across the state of Texas look to us when they need access to a wide-

range of services, delivered with precision and at competitive prices.

With a grooming suite, in-house pharmacy, laboratory, surgical suite,

designated boarding kennels and much more, we’re proud of our

state-of- the-art facility and our incredible veterinarians and staff.

For new clients, we’ve detailed some frequently asked questions on

this page to make your transition as easy as possible. We thank you

for taking an interest in The WellPet Center Veterinary Hospital and

are committed to serving both you and your pets.

– What To Expect From Your First Visit

We take immense pride in our ability to deliver exceptional veterinary

care that exists on the cutting-edge of both veterinary medicine and

science. From the moment you enter our sprawling, 10,00 square foot

facility, you’ll notice the difference that comes with a visit to The

WellPet Center. Since pet care can be stressful at times, we work to

make your visit as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Enjoy a cup

of freshly brewed coffee and watch your favorite channel while we

deliver our very best care to your beloved pet.

– Online Forms

We make many of our onboarding forms available ahead of time, so

that you can save time on your next visit! By filling out these forms

ahead of time, we can ensure a smooth onboarding for your pet while

getting to know your pet and their health history personally.

– Exploring Veterinary Resources

The field of veterinary medicine is constantly changing. Thanks to

advances in science, pets can now live longer than ever while enjoying

happy and healthy lives! So how can you keep up with the latest

information and ensure that your pet has access to the most cutting-

edge veterinary information?

For your convenience, we’ve compiled a selection of pet resources,

available here. Some of these resources contain incredible tips that

can improve the health and well-being of your pet from head to tail,

as well as useful advice for sensitive pet issues.

You can also check on our Pet Resources page for more!

From all of us at The WellPet Center, we’re thrilled that you’ve taken

an interest in us to meet the needs of your pet. We invite you to stop

by soon to learn more about why pet owners from Katy, Richmond,

Victoria, Pasadena and beyond look to us when they require cutting-

edge veterinary care! As always, we invite you to contact us by

emailing [email protected] or calling us directly at 281-

394-2355 to speak to a friendly veterinary specialist.

CONTACT US TODAY

The WellPet Center is your one-stop shop for comprehensive

veterinary care. From 7AM to 6PM, we are proud to operate across a

wide range of hours to ensure that our care is accessible to all pet

owners from the Katy, TX area and beyond.

You can easily reach us via email by sending a message to

[email protected] or simply by calling us at 281-394-

2355.

Kindly note that general inquiries and non-urgent matters can be

directed to our email address. For time-sensitive issues, we ask that

you reference the following emergency veterinary centers:

Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners

Address: 19450 Katy Fwy #200, Houston, TX 77094

Phone: (281) 675-6000

Sugar Land Veterinary Specialists

Address: 1515 Lake Pointe Pkwy, Sugar Land, TX 77478

Phone: (281) 491-7800

Our address and additional contact information can be

found below:

5910 FM 1463

Katy, TX 77494

t: 281-394- 2355

f: 888-281- 9442

Our primary hours of operation are Monday through

Saturday and are detailed below:

Monday: 7AM – 6PM

Tuesday: 7AM – 6PM

Wednesday: 7AM – 6PM

Thursday: 7AM – 6PM

Friday: 7AM – 6PM

Saturday: 8AM-Noon

At The WellPet Center, our expert team of veterinarians are dedicated

to providing compassionate, client-based veterinary care to the pets

of Katy, Texas and across the greater state. Pet owners from our local

town of Katy to Fulshear, Richmond and beyond come to visit us

when they need access to outstanding veterinary care at competitive

prices.

We believe in comprehensive pet care that’s delivered specifically to

assist your pet throughout each stage of life. From early development

to reaching maturity and sustaining optimal health each day, our

range of services allow pets to live long and happy lives with those

that love them most!

A happy pet is a healthy pet, so that’s what we’ll deliver when you

visit us at The WellPet Center Veterinary Hospital!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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www.mauilaniveterinaryhospital.com

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Aloha and welcome to our brand new, state-of- the-art veterinary hospital

located in the heart of beautiful Maui! Recently launched in the Fall of

2016, Maui Lani Veterinary Hospital is thrilled to open our doors to the

proud pet owners from Maui, Hawaii.

When you visit us at Maui Lani Veterinary Hospital, you’re visiting a

rigorously trained veterinary staff that’s committed to delivering a level of

care that we proudly deliver to our very own pets! Our veterinary hospital is

proud to offer a huge range of services, convenient hours six days a week

and a comprehensive array of veterinary services you can trust when you

need it most.

Our founder, Dr. Weeks provides care alongside a highly-trained veterinary

staff that works tirelessly to deliver absolutely exceptional care to your pet,

whether there’s an issue big or small, or you’re simply looking to ensure

optimal health for your pet with a routine wellness checkup. Maui Lani

Veterinary Hospital is dedicated to treating your pet with the utmost

attention and care; offering everything from advanced surgical procedures

to on-site critical care and expertise across an expansive range of veterinary

issues.

You’ve come to the right place when you visit Maui Lani Veterinary

Hospital and we’re happy to be your primary destination when you’re

looking for compassionate care from an experienced veterinarian, using the

most advanced technology currently available in veterinary medicine. Our

commitment is to deliver compassionate care with dedication matched by

none! We’ll deliver on a standard of absolute veterinary excellence that you

can trust, time and time again.

We’re excited to meet both you and your pet, and hope that you’ll stop in

soon to say hello!

ABOUT US

Maui Lani Veterinary Hospital is proud to be equipped with state-of- the-art

diagnostic tools and equipment, allowing us to deliver a standard of

exceptional care to each and every pet that we see. We believe in offering a

level of care that exemplifies the latest advancements in veterinary

medicine and technology, with a personal touch that we’d proudly deliver to

our very own pets.

Launched in October 2016, our veterinary hospital is located directly within

the Maui Lani Business District, making for a convenient location that’s

accessible to pet owners from across Maui.

We’ll treat your pets as if they were our own, because we believe in

delivering a standard of absolute excellence in everything we do. From our

central location and convenient hours, to our vast array of services and

capabilities, we’re sure that you and your pet will feel right at home when

you visit us.

MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is simple. We are dedicated to providing your pets with the

best quality medicine, surgical and boarding experience possible. We treat

your pets as if they were our own, because we believe in a standard of

excellence and a compassionate, personalized approach in everything that

we do! As soon as you enter our facility, your pet is going to be loved and

cared for with the best service and technology that modern veterinary

medicine has to offer.

Maui Lani Veterinary Hospital was created to ensure that the pet owners of

Maui have access to the state-of- the-art veterinary care that they need to

ensure that their pets live a long and happy life, both now and into the

future. We know that a healthy pet is a happy pet, so that’s exactly what

we’ll provide!

We can’t wait to see both you and your pet soon!

WELCOME NEW PATIENTS!

We’d like to welcome our new patients to Maui Lani Veterinary Hospital!

For the proud pet owners of Maui and beyond, our central location in the

heart of the Maui Lani Business District makes us a convenient choice for

both new and old pet owners alike!

When you visit us at our state-of- the-art veterinary facility, you’ll be greeted

by an experienced and warm receptionist, ready to assist you immediately

and answer any questions that you may have. You can then expect to be

assisted by our highly-skilled team of experienced technicians, who will

greet your pet and gather important information needed to perform

diagnostics to measure the health and well-being of your beloved pet. After

this process and comprehensive diagnostic work, your pet will be examined

by one of our veterinarians, possessing years of experience and high-level

expertise within the field of veterinary science and medicine.

At Maui Lani Veterinary Hospital, you can be sure that your pet won’t just

be treated like a patient, but instead will become a welcomed member of

the Maui Lani family! We treat each and every animal that we see as if they

were our own and are proud of our personalized approach to care.

We’ll also be sure to look for comprehensive solutions to any pet problems

that may occur, allowing you to cut down drastically on treating symptoms

and instead focusing on what matters most: long-term relief and lasting

solutions to a wide range of common veterinary issues.

When you receive care from veterinarians and staff that treat your pet with

the same care and attention that they give to their own pets, the difference

is noticeable. When your pet receives care from our team at Maui Lani,

you’ll be receiving state-of- the-art care that helps to ensure a long, happy

and vibrant life for your beloved pet.

SERVICES

At Maui Lani Veterinary Hospital, our state-of- the-art technology and

decades of accrued experience allow us to deliver a standard of truly

excellent care, delivered with a personalized, compassionate touch that

makes all the difference when it comes to putting your pet at ease.

Our veterinary hospital is absolutely thrilled to deliver a wide range of

veterinary services; ranging from routine diagnostics and wellness

checkups, to precise surgical and critical care solutions and more.

Our veterinary facility also offers in-house blood work to drastically reduce

processing times, while offering pet boarding, ultrasounds, vaccinations,

surgical procedures, digital X-rays and much more. We believe that access

to excellent veterinary services is key to maintaining excellent veterinary

health, so we deliver on that promise each and every time that you visit!

For a comprehensive list of our current service offerings, please see below:

General Care & Wellness

It’s important to have your pet’s health evaluated on at least an annual

basis, so that we can achieve insight into your pet’s general health and well-

being. We also encourage you to visit our veterinary hospital regularly so

that we can achieve a baseline evaluation of your pet’s health and set goals

for optimizing the health of your pet into the foreseeable future.

Visiting us regularly allows us to detect potential conditions that can

become severe problems down the road, if left unattended. These issues

include heart disease, dental disease, cataracts, diabetes, arthritis, spinal

issues and much more. General wellness visits work hand in hand with our

approach to preventative care, making sure that your pet is strong, healthy

and equipped for a long lifespan.

Even if your pet is currently in good health, bringing your pet in to see Dr.

Weeks allows us to ensure that there are no hidden issues and that your pet

is on the road to a long and happy life! We’re proud to provide general care

services for pets from across Maui and meeting your pet soon helps to

ensure that we can create the framework for a long and prosperous future

for your pet.

If you haven’t stopped by yet, we hope that you’ll visit soon or call us to

schedule your next appointment.

Preventative Care

Pet owners often forget that when a pet is already in optimal health or

recovering from an existing issue, it’s an ideal time to focus on preventative

care. Preventative care solutions can range from dietary suggestions to

vaccinations and dental care solutions that can provide health benefits for

your pet both now and well into the future!

At Maui Lani Veterinary Hospital, we believe strongly in finding lasting

solutions that will benefit the health of your pet and we encourage you to

visit us to learn more about our preventative care solutions. Taking the

right approach to preventative care can help you to ensure that your pet is

squared away with vaccinations and on the road to a long and healthy life.

A healthy pet is a happy pet and a clean bill of health is only a visit away!

Ultrasounds

At Maui Lani Veterinary Hospital, we’re proud of our state-of- the-art

technology, which allows us to gain incredible insight into the overall health

and well-being of your pet.

Ultrasounds often prove to be one of the most useful tools within advanced

veterinary medicine, allowing us to see internal images and inner-workings

of your pet that would otherwise be impossible!

Unlike X-rays, ultrasonography does not use radiation and is entirely non-

invasive. This makes it a painless way to evaluate and diagnose a wide

range of potentially harmful medical issues, before they become

problematic. If you have any questions about our ultrasounds or other

approaches to comprehensive pet care, we hope that you’ll get in touch

soon! We’re more than happy to answer any questions that you may have.

Pet Boarding

We’re proud to offer pet boarding for pet owners who may be traveling or

otherwise unable to care for their pet for a specific duration of time.

At Maui Lani Veterinary Hospital, your pet will enjoy lush, grassy yards to

play in, comfortable kennels with advanced technology to prevent potential

health issues and specialized attention throughout their stay.

Our exceptional approach to pet care, accompanied with a personalized

touch, ensures that your pet will have a fantastic time while you’re away

and will be provided with absolutely everything that they need for a happy

and healthy stay.

Critical Care

We are proud to possess a level of technology and the extensive veterinary

expertise required to offer care even in dire or critical situations. In cases of

critical care, when your pet needs the absolute most attentive, precise care

available, Maui Lani is proud to offer critical care capabilities during our

normal hours of operation.

Our veterinary hospital comes equipped with a temperature controlled

oxygen unit for critical care patients and IV pumps that can administer the

proper medications both day and night. These capabilities ensure that we

can manage care and control an environment even in the most sensitive

conditions. With a level of comprehensive veterinary expertise and state-of-

the-art solutions, we’re proud to provide critical care to your pet when they

need it most.

Dentistry

Dental care can be an extremely important and frequently overlooked

component of comprehensive pet care. We encourage that our clients brush

their pet’s teeth regularly, and also administer dental chews alongside other

commonly practiced preventative dental techniques. We are proud to

recommend special dental-conscious diets on an as-needed basis as well.

We also offer a thorough cleaning and evaluation when your pet needs a

more intensive level of dental care. Additionally, there may be times when

your pet requires more intensive dental treatment. This might occur for

periodontal and gum disease, a fractured tooth, tooth root abscess or even

an extraction.

Whether your pet has a dental need that’s big or small, Maui Lani

Veterinary Hospital is proud to have both the tools and the expertise to

deliver exceptional care and ensure that your pet maintains optimal dental

health. If you have a question about our dentistry pricing or range of

common procedures, we hope that you’ll get in touch with us directly.

Keep your pet smiling by maintaining their oral care!

Vaccinations

When it comes to preventative care, vaccinations play a crucial role in

making sure that your pet is equipped to tackle anything that may come

their way! We make sure to tailor our approach to pet care and vaccinations

directly to your pet’s individual situation and lifestyle, while adhering to the

most up-to- date vaccination protocols available in veterinary medicine.

If your pet has yet to be vaccinated or if you have any questions regarding

the history of your pet and previously administered vaccinations, feel free

to reach out to us today. We’ll work to understand your pet’s current health

and evaluate what vaccinations might be needed to ensure that they stay

both happy and healthy well into the future!

Surgery

Our surgical capabilities are yet another way that we stand out at Maui Lani

Veterinary Hospital. From routine spays and neuters to far more

complicated medical procedures, our advanced approach to diagnostics and

state-of- the-art veterinary hospital allows us to deliver acute, surgical

solutions that ensure the overall health of your pet!

Discussing your options with Dr. Weeks and our veterinary team will help

you to discover which solutions and approaches might be right for your pet.

To discuss an upcoming surgery or to gain more insight into our approach

and evaluation of your pet, be sure to contact us directly.

Digital X-ray

Modern advancements in radiology allows our veterinary team to obtain

high-definition X-rays that can be profoundly helpful when diagnosing a

wide range of veterinary issues or ailments.

When a specific issue requires more insight than can be obtained through a

routine physical examination, digital X-rays and radiology allow us to

achieve deep insights toward the overall health and medical conditions of

your pet. Our use of digital X-rays creates advanced, detailed images which

require fewer X-rays and exposes your pet to less radiation in the process. If

you feel that your pet could benefit from a digital X-ray, we hope that you’ll

contact us soon.

In-House Diagnostics

Maui Lani Veterinary Hospital is proud to maintain an in-house laboratory,

allowing us to run extensive tests and analysis on-site and without the

burden of extensive turnaround times. This capability saves you time and

ensures that our veterinary team has access to everything that we may need

to diagnose and approach the health of your pet both rapidly and

efficiently. Additionally, our approach to blood work and urinalysis rivals

the most comprehensive analysis and quickest turnaround in the veterinary

industry, rendering more detailed results with faster turnarounds for

profound insight into the health of your pet.

If you have any questions regarding our in-house diagnostics or any of our

other services, we encourage you to send us a message via email or call us

during operating hours at 808-868- 2552.

We thank you for choosing us at Maui Lani Veterinary Hospital and are

thrilled to deliver exceptional service and care to your pet!

MEET OUR VETERINARY TEAM!

Dr. Weeks was raised in Ohio and graduated from The Ohio State

University’s Veterinary school in June, 2001. She initially worked at a small

animal veterinary clinic in Greensboro, North Carolina from 2001 to 2009,

at which time she married her husband Brad and moved to Maui the

weekend right after the wedding!

Dr. Weeks then worked for two years with Dr. Kot in Wailuku, where she

became fast friends with Marietta, who is now the proud receptionist for

Maui Lani Veterinary Hospital.

In 2011, Dr. Weeks left the position to work with Dr. Morrison and worked

at Wailuku Pet Clinic until leaving to realize her dream of starting her very

own veterinary hospital!

Thus, Maui Lani Veterinary Hospital came to be, fifteen years after Dr.

Weeks first graduated veterinary school!

Dr. Weeks is married to the love of her life, Brad, and has a handsome son

named Tucker who is full of life and just turned 5 years old! She also has a

sweet, beautiful baby girl named Ella, who just turned 3! When not loving

on animals, Dr. Weeks loves to spend time with her family, at the beach,

hiking, or at live events.

She is so thankful to live her dream on God’s greatest island: Maui!

BLOG

Now you can keep up with all of our veterinary news and updates by

visiting our exclusive blog section! From tips on pet care to new

advancements in veterinary science, exclusive veterinary promotions and

much more, our blog section is your one stop shop for veterinary news and

updates coming directly from Maui Lani Veterinary Hospital.

Be sure to check back frequently for access to the latest deals and updates

from Maui Lani Veterinary Hospital!

We will also post blog updates on our newly launched Facebook Page, so

be sure to check back on both! Thank you for your interest in Maui Lani

Veterinary Hospital. We’re so excited to have both you and your pet as a

part of our veterinary family!

HOURS OF OPERATION

We know that it can be tough to find time to visit your veterinarian when

you’re busy during a long work week. That’s why we’re proud to offer a wide

range of convenient hours, including late hours on both Wednesdays and

Saturdays! At Maui Lani Veterinary Hospital, we’re committed to delivering

you with state-of- the-art veterinary care whenever you need it most.

With an accessible location in the heart of Maui Lani Business District and

hours of operation six days a week, Maui Lani Veterinary Hospital is here

for both you and your pet and will work with you directly to find an

appointment time that works best for you.

For a detailed schedule of our daily operating hours, please see below:

Monday: 8:00AM – 4:30PM

Tuesday: 8:00AM – 4:30PM

Wednesday: 8:00AM – 7:00PM

Thursday: 8:00AM – 4:30PM

Friday: 8:00AM – 2:00PM

Saturday: 9:00AM – 1:00PM

CONTACT US

We’re thrilled that you’ve shown an interest in Maui Lani Veterinary

Hospital and are happy to answer any questions that you may have.

Whether you have an acute veterinary issue, a general question or simply

want to introduce yourself, we welcome you to contact us at any time!

We also welcome you to stop in and visit us at our newly launched, state-of-

the-art veterinary facility, send us a quick message via email or call us on

the phone at 808-868- 2552. Whether you simply want to introduce

yourself and your pet or if you have a veterinary question that requires our

immediate expertise, we’ll be sure to get back to you as soon as we can.

If you’re looking for a high-standard of medicine, alongside compassionate

care with personalized attention at a state-of- the-art veterinary hospital,

you’ve found it at Maui Lani!

Our Address:

40 Pa's St. Kahului, HI 96732

Maui Lani Business District

Phone Number:

808-868- 2552

Be sure to Like our Facebook Page in order to receive the latest updates

on new deals, promotions and specials that can be used directly at our

veterinary hospital. Often, updates to our veterinary community will be

posted here before they go live anywhere else!

Check back often to receive the latest updates and to gain access to new

offerings and promotions that will give you access to outstanding veterinary

care.

Maui Lani Veterinary Hospital accepts all major credit cards and is also

proud to offer Care Credit so that you can have access to the most

advanced veterinary solutions, even if an issue arises suddenly.

We’re happy to work with you and can’t wait to provide our level of

compassionate, personalized service to your beloved pet.

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About Us

Bayview Animal Hospital was first established in 1968 by Dr. Henry Allen

Brunz and his wife Jan. Proudly located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida,

Bayview Animal Hospital works to deliver compassionate, client-centered

and charismatic veterinary care, day in and day out!

Our veterinary team works diligently to ensure that your pet receives the

very best care, because that’s exactly what they deserve. Whether there’s an

issue big or small, or you’re simply visiting to give your pet a routine check-

up, pet owners from across the state of Florida visit Bayview Animal

Hospital when they’re looking for premier, personalized veterinary care.

We know firsthand what a crucial role pets play in our lives and are proud

to deliver a level of service which distinguishes our practice as a truly

premier animal hospital. You can rest assured knowing that your pet is in

caring and capable hands whenever you bring them to Bayview Animal

Hospital. As pet owners ourselves, and with decades of combined field

experience, we bring attention to detail to each of our services, ensuring

optimal care for your pet in the process.

We hope that you’ll visit Bayview Animal Hospital to learn why we’re a

trusted source of care for both the local Fort Lauderdale community and

pet owners across the state! With state-of- the-art facilities and advanced

diagnostics, Bayview Animal Hospital is dedicated to making your pet both

happier and healthier than when they came!

Welcome to Bayview Animal Hospital!

We’re proud to welcome you to Bayview Animal Hospital! Whether you’re a

returning client, or are just stopping by for the very first time, we’re

dedicated to providing excellent, personalized veterinary care to your

beloved pet.

For pet owners from the Fort Lauderdale area and across the Sunshine

State, we’re proud to deliver veterinary care that can be trusted time and

time again. From state-of- the-art equipment and diagnostic care, to routine

check-ups and beyond, Bayview Animal Hospital is your one stop shop for

the standard in veterinary care.

Be sure to peruse our new website to learn more about our veterinarians,

our mission toward veterinary excellence and much more!

Mission Statement

Bayview Animal Hospital is a place where genuine care, comfort and quality

veterinary medicine is our absolute priority. We strive to provide the finest

client service within a supportive environment, while delivering a “can do”

attitude in everything we do. We believe that the best veterinary practices

celebrate a love of both people and pets, while delivering a sense of well-

being. We recognize that each pet is unique, and are sure to treat them this

way. When it comes to staying healthy and making the right decision for

your pet, we’ll provide you with everything you need to make an informed

decision as a pet owner.

We also work diligently to provide the absolute standard in veterinary care.

Whether it’s routine examinations and checkups, advanced diagnostics or

specialty treatments, we bring a personalized and compassionate approach

to the care of each and every pet we see. At Bayview Animal Hospital, we’re

dedicated to making your pet both happier and healthier than when they

came!

Why Choose Bayview Animal Hospital

If you want the care of trusted veterinarians and dedicated professionals

who truly honor the person-to- pet bond from firsthand experience, you

want Bayview Animal Hospital!

From a comprehensive range of services, to decades of combined veterinary

experience, we strive for excellence in everything that we do at Bayview. No

matter the age or type of your pet, you can be sure that they’ll receive the

standard in excellent veterinary care whenever you bring them in. As pet

owners ourselves, we know how precious cats, dogs, exotics, and all types of

animals truly are in our day to day lives. That’s why we’re careful and

compassionate throughout the process; from onboarding to treatment and

follow-up examinations.

When you drop your pet off at Bayview Animal Hospital, you can trust that

they’re receiving impeccable care from professionals who truly care about

the health of your pet. That’s why pet owners from across the Sunshine

State choose us when it’s time to decide on the veterinary care that’s right

for their pets.

Our Services

We’re proud to offer a truly comprehensive range of services at Bayview

Animal Hospital. Our services include, but are not limited to, the

following:

Wellness Visits:

Wellness visits for pets are an imperative part of preventative and

comprehensive health care. This allows for early detection of many

conditions, including heart disease, dental disease, cataracts, diabetes,

arthritis, spinal issues and more. Annual wellness visits help us to ensure

that your pet is both happy and healthy!

Puppy and Kitten Care:

Our team of veterinarians and staff want to see your puppy or kitten grow

up strong and healthy! We deliver compassionate, personalized puppy and

kitten care to ensure that your beloved pet gets off to a fantastic start and

reaches their full potential!

Exotic Exams for Reptiles, Rabbits and Small Mammals:

We know that your beloved pet might not just be a fuzzy puppy! We are

proud to deliver wellness exams and checkups to exotics including reptiles,

rabbits and small mammals! If you have a question about your exotic, or

simply want the expertise of a seasoned veterinarians, bring your exotic to

Bayview Animal Hospital!

Vaccination:

Our vaccination services are a vital part of preventative health. We tailor

our approach to vaccination directly to your pet’s individual situation and

lifestyle, while adhering to the most up-to- date vaccination protocols.

Parasite Prevention:

Parasites can harm the health of your beloved pet and be hard to get rid of

as well. By visiting Bayview Animal Hospital and having your pet treated

with the latest in parasitic preventative medicines, you can avoid the hassle

and harm of parasites before they even become a problem.

Microchipping:

Countless pets are lost or stolen each and every year. That’s why we

strongly encourage that each pet be outfitted with a microchip.

Microchipping allows you to register your pet within a national database

and significantly increases the amount of pets that are reunited with their

owner each day.

Nutritional Counseling:

Just like humans, pets require a proper diet and regular exercise to stay in

excellent physical condition! By visiting Bayview Animal Hospital and

engaging in Nutritional Counseling, you’ll set the course for a long, happy

and healthy life for your beloved pet!

Preventative Care:

Whether it’s parasite prevention, diet consultation, wellness exams or

more, we are happy to deliver excellent, personalized preventative care to

your pet. By visiting us regularly, you ensure that your pet is well-equipped

to stay strong through the seasons and year after year! Give us a call to

learn more about our various approaches to preventative care today!

Spays and Neutering:

We deliver all of our care with a compassionate, personalized approach. If

it’s time to discuss spaying or neutering for your pet, simply get in touch to

learn more. Bayview Animal Hospital makes the process a simple as

possible, while ensuring that your pet stays happy and healthy each step of

the way.

Dental Care:

Bayview Animal Hospital strongly encourages that all of our clients brush

their pet’s teeth regularly, while administering dental chews and other

preventative dental techniques. For a thorough cleaning or a check-up, we

are proud to offer a wide array of dental care solutions for your beloved pet.

Dental Procedures:

There are times when a pet may require more intensive treatment; for

periodontal and gum disease, a fractured tooth, a tooth root abscess or an

extraction. We are proud to offer an array of solutions for all of your pet’s

dental care needs!

Dental X-Rays:

If in fact your pet requires a more comprehensive solution for their oral

health needs, we also administer on-site Dental X-Rays to ensure that we

understand their exact needs before a diagnosis or procedure begins.

Hospice and Euthanasia:

While often difficult to discuss, hospice and euthanasia solutions

sometimes become imperative pieces of end-of- life care. If your pet is

facing these difficult times, or is in need of immediate care, simply contact

us to learn more about all of the available offerings and solutions.

Health Certificates:

At Bayview Animal Hospital, we believe that optimal health is key to a long

and happy life! Call Bayview Animal Hospital today to learn more about our

Health Certificates and various health offerings.

Full Diagnostics:

Bayview Animal Hospital is proud to maintain a comprehensive, state-of-

the-art in house diagnostic laboratory that allows us to run routine blood

tests, in-depth diagnostic analysis, and more. By maintaining this service in

house, we ensure that we can gather crucial health information quickly and

readily to assist in comprehensive care for your beloved pet.

In-House Laboratory:

In addition to our full diagnostic services, we maintain a full, in house

laboratory so that we may run both tests and analysis on-site. This saves

you time, and ensures that Bayview Animal Hospital is your one stop shop

for all diagnostic and advanced medical needs.

Ultrasound:

Time and time again, ultrasound has proven to be an extremely useful tool

in advanced veterinary medicine. At Bayview Animal Hospital, when we

perform an ultrasonography, it allows us to see internal images that would

otherwise be impossible. Unlike X-rays, ultrasonography does not use

radiation. Instead, ultrasonography is entirely non-invasive, and thus a

painless way to evaluate and diagnose a huge array of potential medical

issues.

Allergy and Skin Relief:

As the seasons change, your pet may experience rashes, itchiness or other

skin related issues! Bayview Animal Clinic is prepared with a wide array of

solutions for allergy and skin relief, to ensure your pet stays cool and

protected as the seasons change!

Surgery:

At Bayview Animal Hospital, we are proud to perform everything from

spays and neuters to a whole host of surgical procedures. We use advanced

diagnostics and state-of- the-art technology to ensure that your pet’s

surgical procedure is as safe and successful as possible.

Pharmaceutical Needs:

Bayview Animal Hospital is proud of our comprehensive inventory of

veterinary pharmaceutical products and medications. Regardless of if you

are working to help your pet with a chronic condition or a short-term

illness, our veterinarians are prepared to to fill your prescriptions with

personalized, compassionate care tailored directly toward your pet’s

specific needs.

Pain Management:

At Bayview Animal Hospital, our approach to pain management enhances

the well-being of your pet, while taking a preventative approach toward

future pain and issues. True to our personalized approach, Bayview Animal

Hospital is sure to develop a customized plan for managing pain in each of

our patients. Time and time again, we are dedicated to providing state-of-

the-art, safe and effective pain management to your beloved pet.

Laser Therapy:

At Bayview Animal Hospital, our state-of- the-art Laser Therapy treatments

assist with inflammation, pain, tissue repair, cell growth and a huge array

of other veterinary issues! Laser Therapy is a quickly growing area of

advanced veterinary medicine, and we are proud to offer our advanced

solutions directly to your pet!

Radiology:

Advances in radiology allow our animal hospital to obtain high-definition

X-rays that can be a crucial diagnostic tool for a variety of patient

conditions. For issues that may require more than a physical examination

and blood tests to achieve a diagnosis, our radiology services will allow us

unparalleled diagnostics and insight toward the health of your pet.

Senior Care:

As your pet ages, they will require different levels of care, attention and

medical solutions. We are proud of our array of expertise at Bayview

Animal Hospital, which includes progressive and personalized approaches

toward Senior Care.

If you have a question about any of our services or wish to schedule an

appointment, simply contact us to learn more!

Phone: (954) 771 – 8520

Fax: (954) 491 – 1720

Email: [email protected]

Meet Our Veterinarians

With decades of combined experience in the field, our veterinarians and

veterinary professionals alike possess the excellence and the experience to

care for your pet.

Each of our veterinarian’s posses their own unique lens and levels of

expertise, which they proudly bring to the care of each and every pet. By

combining their experience, Bayview Animal Hospital comes prepared to

handle a huge range of veterinary issues, from standard checkups to unique

analysis and treatment.

Read on to learn about our team of veterinarians and just why they’re so

dedicated to providing excellence in veterinary medicine:

Dr. Rudd Nelson

Dr. Rudd Nelson is originally from Iowa and received his undergraduate

degree from Wartburg College. He received his degree in Veterinary

Medicine from Mississippi State in 1999. He is married with three

children and resides in Lighthouse Point. His non-biped kids include 13

dogs (Wolfgang, Smith, William, Stuart, Miranda, Cece, Enviata, Ruby,

Daphne, Barbie, Flea, Peanut, and Sophia), a cat (Sister), 2 rabbits

(Alejandro and Rupert), a hedgehog (Henry), and two aviaries with a wide

variety of finches. When not taking care of his patients, Dr. Rudd

enjoys trips to Iowa for activities involving John Deere tractors and fishing

in the Everglades with his family.

Dr. Laurie Phillips

Dr. Laurie Phillips graduated from the University of Florida College of

Veterinary Medicine in 1989. She has resided in Boca Raton since

graduation. "Dr. P" is married to Kelly Phillips who is also a veterinarian.

Together, they have two children. Carter is an event supervisor at the

Breakers and Mallory is a pre-vet student at U.C.F. Their four-legged kids

include 6 crazy dogs and 1 kitty cat. When not working at Bayview Animal

Hospital, "Dr. P" enjoys working out, scuba diving, cooking, fishing,

reading, and spending time with family.

Dr. Andrew Connors

Dr. Andrew Connors graduated from Washington State University School

of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. He currently resides in Coral Springs with

his girlfriend Tammy and 2 chunky kitty cats. Dr. Connors enjoys mountain

biking, reading, and international travel in his off time. He has been

practicing in S.E. Florida for 15 years and started at Bayview Animal

Hospital in September 2015.

Dr. Jon-Paul Carew

Dr. Jon-Paul Carew gained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine

Biology in 1997 at FAU, before graduating from Ross University School of

Veterinary Medicine in 2001. His clinical year was completed at The

University of Georgia 

Dr. Carew was born in Long Island, New York and grew up in Coral

Springs, Florida. He has been practicing veterinary medicine in South

Florida since October 2001. Carew joined the staff of Bayview Animal Clinic

in January 2014. Dr. Carew enjoys all aspects of Veterinary Medicine

including surgery and exotic medicine. He has a special interest in pain

management and anesthesia. In his free time, he enjoys surfing, scuba

diving, photography and spending time with his three terriers Royal,

Calypso and Finn.

Dr. Christopher Smith

Dr. Christopher Smith is a Fort Lauderdale native and a 2010 graduate of

the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to veterinary

school, Dr. Smith earned a bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences Biology

with a minor in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, followed by a master's

of Agribusiness with a minor in Wildlife Ecology, all from the University of

Florida! At Bayview Animal Hospital, Dr. Smith treats all species, but has a

special interest in exotic species and small animal surgery.

In addition to private practice, Dr. Smith works with multiple state agencies

as a consultant on wildlife issues unique to South Florida. Of particular

interest is his work with monitoring the health of the threatened American

crocodile population, as well as ongoing research on the invasive Burmese

Python and Argentine Tegu. He periodically lectures and hosts veterinary

students focusing on reptile medicine.

Dr. Smith is also proud to sit on the board of directors for two not-for- profit

animal therapy organizations. His work with "Canine Assisted Therapy"

focuses on the safe use of therapy dogs in various environments such as

hospitals, schools, nursing homes, and the court system. As a board

member of the "Swamp Apes" he helps serve returning military veterans

with rehabilitation programs through environmental and wildlife focused

therapy.

Dr. Smith and his wife (also a veterinarian) share their home with multiple

rescue animals:  two dogs, two cats, a sulfer-crested cockatoo, rabbit,

guinea pigs, leopard tortoises, iguana, and turtles. In their spare time, they

can usually be found near the water; either fishing or diving in the ocean, or

paddling through the Everglades.

Dr. Henry Allen Brunz

Dr. Henry Allen Brunz graduated from Colorado State University with a

degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1965. C.S.U. is located in Dr. Brunz'

hometown of Fort Collins, Colorado. Dr. Brunz is the proud founder of

Bayview Animal Hospital. He and his wife Jan opened Bayview in

1968. They have been married for over 50 years and have one son, Chad,

who resides in Jacksonville. Chad has a set of twins, Harrison and Hayley,

who keep the Brunz' busy grandparenting. Dr. Brunz, to everyone's dismay,

plans to retire in May of 2016 and move to the west coast of Florida. 

We are keeping our fingers crossed that he changes his mind.

Contact Us

Proudly located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Bayview Animal Hospital is

available both by appointment and during normal daytime operating hours.

You can call us during business hours to speak directly to a veterinary

professional, or leave a message and we’ll be sure to follow-up promptly.

If you wish to schedule an appointment, or simply wish to learn more about

what we do here at Bayview Animal Hospital, we’d love to hear from you!

We’re always just a visit or phone call away:

Bayview Animal Hospital

2850 E Commercial Blvd

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308

Phone: (954) 771 – 8520

Fax: (954) 491 – 1720

Email: [email protected]

Operating Hours:

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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About Us

Urgent Pet Care of South Tampa is an After Hours pet care provider

located in Tampa, Florida. Our animal hospital is a commonly

recognized destination for pet owners from across the Tampa region

and beyond.

At Urgent Pet Care of South Tampa, we strive to provide

truly attentive and individualized, state-of- the-art medical

care to your pets.

Since pets play such an imperative role in our daily lives, providing

for them and protecting them is an utmost priority. That’s why our

animal clinic takes such pride in being a resource to the Tampa,

Florida region; since it’s important to have a central, reliable, and

established medical resource that pet owners can trust in times of

need. Our specialized emergency care team allows us to truly excel at

what we do, and we couldn’t be prouder to provide our services to

you. From fresh pots of coffee to a clean, calm and friendly

atmosphere, we make sure that your visit is an absolute success.

Urgent Pet Care of South Tampa is also proud to be the only

emergency care vet in Tampa with AAHA (American Animal Hospital

Association) accreditation. Not only that, but we communicate with

your pets primary care provider and fax medical records as soon as

you arrive, saving you the hassle and the headache while we gain a

comprehensive understanding of your pet from head to toe.

Our veterinarians and medical care specialists are eager to assist you!

You can reach us at 813-371- 1390 to speak with a staff member

directly, or simply stop by our clinic to see us in person. Additionally,

we hope that you will explore our website, which provides a great deal

of information about our animal clinic, specialized veterinary services

and more.

Our location and operating hours are as follows:

Monday – Friday from 6:30pm – 11pm

Saturday from 12pm – 11pm

Sunday 8am – 11pm

4241 Henderson Boulevard

Tampa, Florida

33629

Specialized Veterinary Care

At Urgent Pet Care of South Tampa, our staff and veterinary team are

far from ordinary. In fact, our entire team is highly specialized in

emergency medicine and critical care. This makes us especially adept

when it comes to issues that require rapid attention. You can have

total confidence that no matter how big or small the matter at hand,

our team will handle it in a calm, collected, and incredibly proficient

manner. That’s why we’re trusted throughout the Tampa area, and so

pleased to provide the services that we do.

Our veteran team of doctors and staff take a comprehensive approach

to our assessment and care of each and every pet. From analyzing

previous records, to spot-on care once you arrive, we take

compassionate care seriously at Urgent Pet Care of South Tampa.

However, our animal clinic is not only for use in case of an

emergency. Often, people have trouble scheduling appointments

during common working hours. We allow for a viable alternative by

remaining open on late nights and on weekends.

We can’t wait to meet you and your pet and deliver you optimal care.

It’s what we do at Urgent Pet Care of South Tampa, and we couldn’t

be prouder.

You can reach us at 813-371- 1390 to speak with a staff member

directly, or simply stop by our clinic to see us in person.

Preparing For Your Visit

Whenever possible, please call before your arrival so that we can plan

for your visit. Even if it’s right before getting in the car, we’ll use that

prep time to adequately prepare.

To help ensure a smooth and speedy onboarding process, please have

the following materials ready:

? Identification – This allows us to successfully register your pet!

? Form of payment – We accept cash, check and all major credit

cards.

? Current pet medications – From a simple supplement to a

prescription medication, this information is crucial to our

assessment of your pet!

? Available medical records – While we will still fax your primary

care provider, bringing these records on-site can accelerate the

process even further.

What To Expect Upon Arrival

? Rapid care from our highly specialized Urgent Pet Care Team!

Our team of seasoned veterinarians and staff are always

prepared for issues both big and small.

? Onboarding – This involves some routine paperwork and

information to help us integrate you directly into our system.

? Questionnaire – Some simple questions will help us to gain a

comprehensive understanding of your pet’s medical history to

date.

? Comprehensive Examination – Of course, your pet will receive

the compassionate care and individualized attention that we’re

renowned for at Urgent Pet Care of South Tampa

? Plan of Action – If there’s a procedure to be done or a specific

course of action to take, we’ll provide you with an estimate and

a clear explanation of our recommendation before moving

ahead.

? Upon completion, we’ll update medical records and make sure

that both you and your pet leave happy and healthy!

At Urgent Pet Care of South Tampa, we strive to provide

truly attentive and individualized, state-of- the-art medical

care to your pets.

Our veteran team of doctors and staff take a comprehensive approach

to our assessment and care of each and every pet. From analyzing

previous records, to spot-on care once you arrive, we take

compassionate care seriously at Urgent Pet Care of South Tampa.

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At Olympia Pet Emergency, we believe in round-the- clock access to

outstanding veterinary care. We know that pet emergencies don’t just

happen during business hours, so our facility is open and fully-staffed

24-hours a day, 365 days a year.

You deserve the peace of mind that comes with comprehensive

emergency care, so that’s precisely what we’ll deliver to you and your

pet. When you’re in need of urgent or intensive care delivered by a

team of outstanding veterinarians, Olympia Pet Emergency is

prepared to deliver the best possible veterinary solutions to your pet

no matter the issue.

Pet owners from across the greater Olympia region visit us when they

need rapid solutions to everyday pet emergencies. Our dedication to

providing each patient with the highest standards of care, in a

compassionate and highly-attentive environment, ensures that your

pet reaches optimal health and is well prepared to make an

outstanding recovery.

At Olympia Pet Emergency, we know that a healthy pet is a happy pet.

We’ll deliver both whenever you visit us at our veterinary emergency

facility, alongside cutting-edge care that you can trust when you need

it most.

Job Opportunities

Thanks for your interest in joining us Olympia Pet Emergency. Our

veterinary staff remains on the cutting-edge of veterinary science and

medicine with ongoing training efforts and access to the latest

developments within the field.

If you’re interested in joining our veterinary staff, we welcome you to

stop by anytime to pick up an application or leave your resume to be

reviewed by us directly. We’re happy that you’ve taken an interest in

Olympia Pet Emergency and hope to see you soon!

For Pet Owners

As soon as you visit us, we’ll provide a rapid assessment of your pet

while you complete a brief round of onboarding paperwork. Your pet

will immediately be taken under our care to receive the rapid

diagnosis, treatment and attention that they need to make a full

recovery. Our highly-trained veterinarians will determine a fast-track

approach to the best treatment options and will deliver the

compassionate, precise care needed for a successful outcome.

Pet owners come to Olympia Pet Emergency when they need

outstanding care when it matters most.

Our Veterinarians

Our team of veterinarians are proud to possess over 50 years of

accrued experience. Each year, our veterinarians attend continuing

education classes based on the updated standards and continuously

evolving practices of emergency veterinary medicine. With profound

attention to detail and access to the absolute latest advancements in

veterinary science, pet owners trust us for their emergency care when

it matters most.

OUR STORY

Olympia Pet Emergency was first established by Dr. David Westby in

1996. Dr. Westby had a vision for a state-of- the-art emergency facility

that could provide surrounding area veterinary hospitals and their

clients with comprehensive emergency care when they needed it

most.

Since its inception, Olympia Pet Emergency has grown a reputation

for delivering outstanding emergency veterinary care, 24-hours a day,

365 days a week. We’re much more than just a pet hospital at

Olympia Pet Emergency. We are a multi-faceted care facility with

around-the- clock emergency hours, outstanding service, and a

convenient location near I-5 in Olympia on Pacific Avenue.

We are leaders in the field of emergency veterinary medicine and

we’re proud of our compassionate, collaborative and trustworthy

approach to veterinary care.

In addition to fostering deep relationships with pet owners from

Olympia and beyond, we also provide comprehensive access to the

best tools and equipment available in veterinary medicine. Our

facility contains the latest in state-of- the-art equipment to ensure that

our team can provide the highest quality of medicine, including but

not limited to: a full surgical suite, digital radiography, a complete

laboratory for immediate results, oxygen delivery systems,

intravenous fluid pumps, a comprehensive pharmacy, ultrasound

equipment and large comfortable kennels to ensure both the comfort

and ease of your pet.

OUR SERVICES

At Olympia Pet Emergency, we’re proud to offer a truly

comprehensive range of services to ensure that your pet leaves in

optimal condition whenever they come to see us. Our rigorously

trained veterinarians are equipped to handle a vast range of

emergency situations, including the following:

? Medical Emergencies

We’ve developed our veterinary practice as your one-stop resource for

around-the- clock emergency care. We know that pet emergencies can

happen at unexpected times, so we are open 24-hours a day, 7 days a

week, all year long. Whether you need a second opinion from

veterinarians you can trust or you’re encountering an acute medical

emergency, Olympia Pet Emergency is prepared to deliver the

solutions you need with rapid triage assessment within minutes of

your arrival and a course of action designed to deliver results.

? Surgical Emergencies

At Olympia Pet Emergency, we’re well equipped to deliver a huge

array of surgical procedures. Our pet hospital utilizes advanced

diagnostics and state-of- the-art technology to ensure that your pet’s

surgical procedure is as safe and successful as possible.

? Reproductive Emergencies

We’ll also make sure to deliver our care with a personalized,

compassionate and trustworthy approach to ensure the absolute

comfort and well-being of your pet. If your pet is encountering a

reproductive emergency, simply get in touch with us to learn more.

We’ll make sure to answer any questions that you may have, and take

great pride in our ability to deliver careful, compassionate care to

your pet when it matters most.

? Traumatized Pets

Just like with humans, sometimes a pet can be traumatized from an

abusive or otherwise shocking experience. Our veterinarians are

equipped to handle the delicate needs of a traumatized pet to ensure

that they have the tools they need to make a speedy recovery and live

happily once again.

? Toxicities (with Direct Expert Consultation from

Animal Poison Control Center)

It’s more common than you think to encounter a pet that’s eaten

something toxic or otherwise encountered a poison which can be

detrimental to overall health. We’ll work directly with the Animal

Poison Control Center to review each unique situation on a case-by-

case basis, and provide rapid solutions to ensure the overall health of

your pet. If you suspect that your pet has ingested a toxic substance,

it’s imperative that you bring them to us right away.

Our state-of- the-art facility at Olympia Pet Emergency

also includes the following comprehensive emergency

resources:

? Full Surgical Suite

Our Full Surgical Suite contains the state-of- the-art medical and

diagnostic tools needed to serve your pet in an emergency. As a 24-7

emergency veterinary facility, we’re ready to diagnose and implement

veterinary solutions rapidly.

? Four Examination Rooms

For the comfort of your pet, we have multiple examination rooms so

that we can safely and securely diagnose any issues, while

maintaining the comfort and ease of your pet in the process.

? On-Site Radiology

Our on-site radiology allows for the quick turnaround and diagnosis

of your pet. We are equipped with the tools required to receive rapid

insights into the health of your pet, without having to wait for results

from outside labs. Time is of the essence when it comes to a medical

emergency, so we stay prepared with everything we need to achieve

comprehensive insight into the well-being of your pet, day or night.

? Complete Laboratory for Immediate Results

Our commitment toward rapid results and diagnostic capability

doesn’t just lend itself to our radiology; we also maintain a

comprehensive laboratory so that we can analyze blood results and

deliver a wide array of other analytical approaches to care. We believe

that by achieving deep insights into the health of your pet, we can

deliver the most effective results possible and ensure the well-being of

your pet in the process.

? Oxygen Delivery Systems

If your pet needs assistance breathing, our oxygen delivery systems

will ensure that they receive clean, pure oxygen they need while under

our compassionate care.

? Intravenous Fluid Pumps for Quick, Efficient Delivery

of Fluids

As with our Oxygen Delivery Systems, we also maintain the tools

needed to ensure your pet receives the fluids they need while under

our care. In an emergency, your pet may require both oxygen delivery

and intravenous fluids, in which case we are prepared to ensure your

pet is entirely taken care of.

? Large/Small Comfortable Kennels (within view of our

veterinarians for observation at all times)

The ease and comfort of your pet is paramount to ensuring the most

successful visit possible. That’s why we’re equipped with both large

and small kennels, which are designed to give your pet the utmost

comfort and necessary space during their stay with us.

? Complete Pharmacy

At Olympia Pet Emergency, we are proud to maintain a complete

pharmacy, with an expansive range of pharmaceutical products and

medications. Our team of veterinarians will make sure that you have

everything you need for your pet’s road to recovery, whether there’s a

chronic condition, a short-term illness or anything in-between. We’ll

deliver personalized insight and compassionate care, to make sure

your pet is safe, sound and equipped with everything they need to

make a rapid recovery.

If you have any questions about our services, procedures, equipment

or diagnostics, simply contact us via email

[email protected] or call us at (360) 455-5155.

*Please note that in a veterinary emergency, the most rapid and

reliable way to contact us is by phone.

OUR VETERINARIANS

At Olympia Pet Emergency, our team of tightly-knit veterinarians are

focused on the cutting-edge of comprehensive emergency care. With

over 50 years of accrued experience exclusively in emergency

veterinary medicine, our veterinarians are prepared to deliver rapid

assessments, comprehensive diagnostics, medical interventions,

intensive surgeries and much more.

When you receive care from one of our locally renowned and highly

trusted veterinarians, you’re receiving care from a remarkable team

that embraces your pet the way they do their own.

David Westby, D.V.M.

Founding Veterinarian

Dr. Westby proudly graduated from the Washington State University

College of Veterinary Medicine in 1977. Dr. Westby has a special

interest in veterinary surgery and enjoys spending time with “Minnie”

and “Cooper” who are his domestic shorthaired cats. Dr. Westby’s

interest outside of veterinary medicine includes automobiles,

traveling, and cooking.

Blair Burggren, D.V.M.

Medical Director

Dr. Burggren has been with Olympia Pet Emergency since 2003. He

graduated from the Washington State University College of

Veterinary Medicine in 2003. His special interests include emergency

medicine and surgery, analgesia (pain management), fluid

resuscitation, facilitating the relationship between clients, their pets,

their regular veterinarians and the emergency team.

Dr. Burggren has three dogs: Bo, a Chihuahua mix, Mozart and Zoie,

both Miniature Dachshunds as well as four cats (Tetone, Moritz,

Spencer, and Corbin).

His hobbies include reading, organic gardening and making

homemade kombucha. In his free time, he loves to spend time with

family and good friends. He frequently hikes and enjoys the local

attractions around Olympia and the rest of the great Pacific

Northwest.

Paul Chauvin, D.V.M.

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Chauvin has been with Olympia Pet Emergency since 2012. He

graduated from the Washington State University College of

Veterinary Medicine in 2004 and then went on to complete a one-

year rigorous internship in emergency/critical care and surgery at

Dove Lewis Emergency Hospital in Portland, Oregon. Upon

completion of his internship training in 2005, Dr. Chauvin has

worked solely in emergency veterinary hospitals in the Seattle and

South Sound areas. His special interests include soft tissue

surgery/trauma repair, ultrasound, endoscopy and critical care. Dr.

Chauvin worked for several years as a technician in emergency

hospitals before and during his veterinary school training. He is also

the 2-year recipient of the VECCS award for proficiency in emergency

and critical care.

Dr. Chauvin currently resides in Lacey with his 2 dogs and 4 backyard

chickens. When not helping people with their pet emergencies, he

enjoys motorcycling, snowboarding and plays competitive hardball in

a Seattle adult baseball league.

Dr. Chauvin is committed to providing excellence in emergency care,

educating pet owners and training support staff at Olympia Pet

Emergency.

Robin Reese, D.V.M.

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Reese has been working as a veterinarian for over 13 years. She

has been in emergency medicine for over 8 years and is highly

passionate about practicing the highest quality medicine she can for

both her patients and their families. On her days off she greatly

enjoys spending time with her husband, 3 children and her own

pooch.

Dr. Dincau, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Dincau is our newest member at Olympia Pet Emergency. He

grew up in Northern Michigan and is a 2014 graduate from Ross

University School of Veterinary Medicine. Before joining our team at

OPE, he was previously working at a general practice clinic in

Southern Oregon. He was inspired to pursue a career in veterinary

medicine when his wife brought home their first dog, (without his

knowledge!) From there, he began volunteering at various offices

before attending graduate school. He takes a special interest in

surgery cases of any kind, and thoroughly enjoys working emergency

medicine at OPE.

While he grew up in the Mitten and will speak volumes about his

home state, he happily resides in Olympia, WA with his wife, two

young children, and their dog, Trooper. His hobbies include spending

time with his family, fishing, hiking, and traveling. Dr. Dincau also

loves to explore the Pacific Northwest, and enjoys the great

adventures the local area offers year-round.

PET OWNERS

For pet owners, we please ask that you review the following details so

that you’re prepared for a quick onboarding procedure upon your

arrival. At Olympia Pet Emergency, we pride ourselves on our rapid

response to emergency situations, and know that every second counts

when it comes to an emergency veterinary situation. Your adherence

to the following procedure will allow us to move as swiftly as possible

toward the comprehensive care of your pet.

Before you arrive at our emergency clinic, we ask that you

adhere to the following:

Please Call Ahead:

Calling ahead ensures that we can prepare as much as possible for

your pet. We would like to plan for your arrival, so even if you call us

directly before departing to see us, you’ll be giving us the best possible

chance to deliver the necessary care to your pet.

We Ask That You Please Bring the Following Materials:

? Identification: Bringing identification will allow for a swift,

comprehensive registration of your pet.

? Form of Payment: We do require full payment at the time of

services rendered. We accept all major credit cards, cash, check,

and Care Credit. For a Care Credit application, please visit

www.carecredit.com

? Current Medications: It’s extremely important that you

bring any medications that your pet is currently receiving so

that we can properly assess them.

If your pet has ingested a toxin, please be sure to bring any

plants and/or packaging from food/chemicals your pet may

have ingested. This will allow us to rapidly assess the situation

and gain further insight into the overall health of your pet.

? Medical Records: Reviewing the existing medical records on

your pet from your regular veterinarian will allow us to gain

comprehensive insight into the well-being and background of

your pet. This is a simple way to ensure that we’re equipped to

deliver the very best care possible.

Here’s What You Can Expect Upon Your Arrival to

Olympia Pet Emergency:

? Your pet will receive rapid triage assessment by our trained

assistants and licensed technicians.

? Rapid onboarding will occur with simple routine paperwork,

which enters you and your pet into our system and streamlines

the emergency visit.

? You will be asked a variety of questions so that we can fully

understand your pet’s medical history and diagnose the current

issue with precision.

? Your pet will receive a comprehensive examination from our

emergency veterinarian to assess the issue.

? We will work to formulate a plan of diagnostic tests and

treatments designed specifically to maximize the wellness of

your pet.

? We will also provide you with a cost-estimate that reflects our

recommendations so that you can make an informed decision

concerning your pet’s medical care.

? Upon completion of your pet’s emergency visit, OPE will

provide your regular veterinarian with a copy of your medical

records and associated documentation (lab reports, etc.) to

ensure that they can receive optimal care all year-round!

Olympia Pet Emergency is on call whenever you need us

most. Our team of dedicated veterinarians are available

24-hours a day, each and every day of the year!

RESOURCE CENTER

At Olympia Pet Emergency, we believe that education is a lifelong

pursuit. Veterinary science and medicine is constantly changing and

evolving, allowing us new insights into best practices for pet care and

new strategies for ensuring that our pets live long and illustrious

lives!

For your convenience and to ensure that you have complete access to

some of the best resources available, we’ve compiled the following

materials to help you learn more about pet health! From Acupuncture

to Senior Pet Care and beyond, you’ll find dozens of resources here

that will help you to gain insight into the well-being of your pet, with

tips to make sure they stay happy and healthy all year-round.

Of course, if you want to learn more about these topics, or wish to

contact us directly, you can do so by emailing us at

[email protected] or calling us at (360) 455-5155.

While pet emergencies are our specialty, we believe in a holistic

approach to care, each and every day!

Check out some of the resources below to learn more:

AREA VETERINARIANS

As an emergency veterinary facility, we’re proud of our local

community and the local area veterinarians that ensure the well-

being and overall health of pets from Olympia, Washington day in

and day out! We’ve compiled a list of local area veterinarians for your

convenience and to ensure that your pet receives the care they

deserve.

Simply enter your location and scroll through the local veterinarians

to find which vets are closest and may best serve your needs!

OUR BLOG

At Olympia Pet Emergency, we’re committed to delivering

outstanding emergency care to your pet when it matters most. We

also believe that pet care is important each day, regardless of an acute

emergency or urgent situation. That’s why we’re happy to provide you

with the latest veterinary news and updates via our exclusive blog

section, so that you can keep up with new developments from the

veterinary industry alongside news that’s developing specifically from

us.

By checking back on our blog section, you will have access to breaking

updates and developments in veterinary medicine and science as well

as internal developments, like welcoming a new expert veterinarian to

our staff, or rolling out a new and exciting service!

Be the first to know about it by checking out OPE’s blog section!

CONTACT US

As a 24-7 emergency clinic, we’re proud to be here whenever you need

us most. If you’ve encountered a veterinary emergency, we ask that

you call us at (360) 455-5155 and visit us at the following location:

3011 Pacific Ave SE

Olympia, WA 98501

Phone: (360) 455-5155

Fax: 360-742- 3028

If you want to get in touch with any general inquiries, comments,

concerns, please feel free to reach us at:

[email protected]

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We’re open 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, including holidays.

Olympia Pet Emergency is proud to be on call for your pet, whenever

you need us most.

At Olympia Pet Emergency, we’re fully staffed with veterinary

technicians and our team of expert veterinarians during all hours of

the day for any issue that may arise. Whether you’ve got a question,

concern, or a medical emergency, we’re here to ensure that your pet

receives the absolute standard in emergency veterinary care.

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– What is a veterinary specialist?

Veterinary specialists are board-certified veterinarians that have undergone

rigorous training in their respective field. By becoming board-certified,

veterinarians are able to showcase specific levels of expertise that are

considered exceptional within the veterinary industry. This allows

veterinary specialists to work on unique, precise and sensitive cases that

may require extensive diagnostic or surgical care.

That’s why Veterinary Healthcare Associates (VHA) is so proud to offer our

specialty referral and emergency services, allowing pet owners from across

Central Florida to receive unparalleled specialty care for their pet when it

matters most. While many veterinary practices are equipped to serve the

routine needs of pets and pet owners, certain cases may require immediate

treatment, long-term around the clock care or another specific set of

specialty treatment.

Veterinary Healthcare Associates is proud to deliver the absolute standard

in both 24-7 emergency care and specialty services. Our commitment to

excellence and our board-certified specialists allow us to handle a wide

range of cases, with both care and compassion.

– Our Specialists

Achieving status as a board-certified specialist is a highly rigorous

endeavor, as veterinarians that wish to be considered specialists must

complete an additional set of qualifications and training. This includes a 3-

year residency program and extensive research, in addition to publishing

work within their field and area of expertise. Residents must then pass a

comprehensive examination as a final component to their respective

residency program. Only once these steps have been completed in full, can

a veterinarian truly be considered a specialist.

While the qualifications required to become board-certified are both highly

intensive and rigorous, VHA believes that there’s even more than

exhaustive training that goes into becoming a truly outstanding specialist.

Our specialists tailor their care for each individual patient, with an

awareness that each situation is unique and requires a personalized,

compassionate approach. This applies not only to our pets, but to our

clients as well. Our specialists give pet owners all of the information that

they need to be informed throughout each step of the veterinary process,

from onboarding and diagnosis to treatment and beyond. We believe that it

takes the right tools to ensure that your pet receives optimized care, so

that’s precisely what we deliver.

VHA’s specialty practice is proud to offer specialized diagnostics, advanced

digital radiology, abdominal and cardiac ultrasound, endoscopy,

bronchoscopy, as well as a comprehensive in-house laboratory with state-

of-the- art equipment. Our veterinary specialists also provide extended care

and critical-care monitoring in case of serious injury or severe illness, while

our 24-hour staff includes qualified nurses and veterinarians both on-site

and available as needed.

With VHA Referral and Specialty Care, you can count on comprehensive,

compassionate care from industry leaders in specialty care.

– What can I expect during my visit?

Veterinary Healthcare Associates knows that a healthy pet is a happy pet.

That’s why we work around the clock to deliver premier veterinary care

with a compassionate touch. While sometimes a visit to our emergency or

specialty practice can be both stressful and time-sensitive, you can rest

assured that the entire VHA staff is hard at work in order to make the

process as easy and efficient as possible. As soon as you step foot inside of

our facility we set to work, diligently taking care of both you and your pet.

Whether it’s our fresh, hot coffee, or complimentary homemade baked

cookies, sodas or waters, we want you to be at ease whenever you visit VHA.

While you make yourself comfortable, we’ll get right to work gathering all

of the important information we need to deliver the absolute best care to

your pet. We’ll guide you through our onboarding procedure and make sure

that you’re able to tell us any necessary information about your pet’s

behavior and well-being. We collect patient history, get vitals on your pet,

and begin to make specific recommendations based on what we’ve found.

We’ll also be sure to provide an itemized estimate of expenses before

moving forward, so that you can make an informed decision as to the best

way to treat your pet.

If your visit is scheduled in advance, consider expediting the onboarding

process by having your current or most recent veterinarian forward all

veterinary records, laboratory and blood work, X-Rays and other applicable

information on your pet directly to VHA. We utilize this information

immediately, as it allows us to gain a comprehensive understanding of your

pet’s background and health history. Letting us know about your pet’s

recent behavior, health treatments, diet and any other pertinent

information helps us go even further when it comes to delivering

personalized care for your pet.

At VHA, you can expect expert veterinary care from a close-knit team that

truly cares about your pet’s well being. Help yourself to some freshly baked

cookies and relax while VHA takes close care of your beloved pet.

– Our Specialty Services

If you’ve been recently referred to us by your primary care veterinarian, or

are simply new to VHA, you may be wondering what specialty services we

offer and exactly what sets us apart.

VHA is different not only because we maintain a state-of- the-art emergency

practice that’s open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, but also because we

provide specialized care that many veterinary practices are simply not

equipped to deliver. For many pet owners across Winter Haven and the

Central Florida area, we’re the closest and most convenient option for all-

hours veterinary care. But beyond just our emergency clinic, VHA is also

the proud home of veterinary specialists that provide levels of expertise that

simply can’t be found elsewhere.

Our team of veterinarians at Veterinary Healthcare Associates provide

comprehensive care solutions for veterinary issues both big and small.

Specialized areas of interest allow us to deliver expert veterinary care across

a huge range of both common and rare medical issues alike. Our team

consists of orthopedic and soft tissue specialists, critical care specialists,

and internal medicine experts to name just a few. What’s more? We’re

expanding our staff and team of veterinary specialists to include even more

areas of expertise.

At VHA, we’re extremely proud to offer:

– Around the clock emergency care: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and

365 days a year. And even after your pet is checked in, you can still

call us to follow-up on your pet, anytime, day or night.

– State-of- the-art equipment and diagnostics including Ultrasound, X-

Rays and MRI.

– Precision surgery from industry renowned specialists and experts in

their field.

– Easy and efficient procedures; our lab work, X-Rays and Ultrasounds

are completed on site, allowing us to minimize processing time and

expediting the entire veterinary procedure.

– A community-oriented veterinary practice dedicated to setting the

industry standard in excellence. VHA believes in empowerment,

teamwork, communication, compassion and excellence in everything

we do.

– Personalized attention from our caring and compassionate staff. Rest

assured that our veterinarians and nurses are on-site and ready to

handle any situation that might arise.

– A compassionate touch. This can’t be emphasized enough, since our

team is trained specifically to deliver personalized, compassionate

care that you can trust.

VHA has established an industry-wide reputation for excellence in

veterinary care and for good reason. By combining board-certified

specialists with state-of- the-art equipment and a compassionate outlook,

the result is happy pet owners and pets alike.

Whether it’s a specialty surgery that allows for plenty of prep time, or on

the spot emergency procedure, VHA delivers the standard in premier

veterinary care.

– VHA’s Specialty Practice Mission Statement

VHA believes in using every tool at our disposal to optimize care for your

pet, while empowering you as a pet owner. Our specialists and state-of-

the-art equipment allows us to deliver a new standard in compassionate

and comprehensive veterinary care.

– VHA’s Core Values

VHA is mission-driven by nature. We don’t believe in just good veterinary

care; we believe in great veterinary care. There are no half measures when

it comes to the care that we provide at Veterinary Healthcare Associates.

That’s why we’re sure to keep our core values at the forefront of our

veterinary practice.

These principles not only shed light on our dedication, but they serve as

important day-to-day reminders as to why we’re dedicated to providing the

best specialty and emergency care possible:

Compassion

At VHA, we believe in a compassionate outlook in everything we do. This

includes our care for both pets and their owners. We have a genuine

passion for helping others and healing pets. We know that the human to

animal bond is a special connection that’s meant to be cherished, and we

bring this level of reverence to our care. We know that each pet and pet

owner is different, so VHA is sure to bring a fresh set of eyes to each

situation. Every pet and pet relationship is absolutely precious, so that’s

exactly how we treat them.

Integrity

We believe deeply in a high ethical code of honesty and integrity

throughout our veterinary practice. VHA believes adamantly in adherence

to the Golden Rule: treating others the way we want to be treated. That’s

why we honor our responsibility to pets, pet owners, and our veterinary

colleagues across the industry. We know that dignity, respect and kindness

must remain driving factors behind our veterinary practice at all times. It’s

our integrity that allows us to deliver precise care time and time again. We

deliver our absolute best even when nobody is looking, because that’s the

VHA way.

Communication

Clear communication leads to confidence, successful results, and symbiotic

partnerships. We know that a successful specialty practice is truly a

partnership between pets, pet owners, referring veterinarians and

ourselves. That’s why we’re sure to listen, ask questions, educate others,

and ensure that there’s understanding and compassion brought to

everything that we do. Whether it’s online or in person, clear

communication is the key to both a strong veterinary practice, and to strong

results we can be proud of.

Teamwork

VHA believes that we’re not simply a veterinary practice, we’re a family.

We’ve built our specialty practice and emergency clinic on both a

fundamental trust and collaborative sense of purpose. We believe in the

strength of the whole, and always lend help when a member of our team

needs a hand. We lend that same sense of teamwork and collaboration to

our pets and pet owners. A sense of community binds us together and gives

us a sense of purpose. We’re not just helping a pet in need, we’re

strengthening both our community and ourselves at the same time!

Empowerment

Our Veterinary Practice also believes in empowerment, the idea that each of

us has strength, a purpose, and the potential to be great. It’s with this

potential in mind that we empower our team members toward individual

success, which leads to the success of our specialty practice as a whole. We

use knowledge as a tool for empowerment, consistently giving pet owners

comprehensive insight into the health of their pet, so that they can make

the best decision possible at any given time. Our sense of empowerment

leads to an efficient practice, and bolsters our commitment to providing

stellar veterinary care.

Excellence

While our veterinary practice is driven by a multitude of principles, it’s

excellence which binds them together. From our highly-trained staff and

veterinary specialists to our facilities, equipment and dedication to your

ease and comfort, we believe in providing excellence above all else. As

leaders in our veterinary community, we’re dedicated to advancing the

capabilities and performance of modern veterinary medicine. Our specialty

and referral services are just the latest iteration of our commitment to

cutting-edge performance and compassionate veterinary care.

– Learn About Our Specialists

Loren T. Nations, DVM, DABVP

When Loren Nations graduated from Winter Haven High School in 1981, he

knew he wanted to follow his dream of becoming a renowned veterinarian.

After graduating from UF with his veterinary degree in 1991, he went on to

complete a medical and surgical internship at the Animal Medical Center in

Manhattan, NYC; an elite school which is considered to be the Johns

Hopkins of veterinary medicine. However, instead of staying in New York

City, Dr. Nations decided to return home to practice veterinary medicine in

a more intimate setting, alongside his mentor.

Dr. Nation’s persistent desire to help animals, alongside his commitment to

the highest level of veterinary medicine, led to his specialty board

certification in canine and feline practice. This makes Dr. Nations one of

only 425 ABVP diplomats in the country, and 27 in the state of Florida.

Guided by his level of expertise, the practice has flourished into a seven

doctor; 24-hour emergency and critical care hospital, specialty referral

center and general practice. Dr. Nations has devoted his life to creating a

veterinary center that will improve our pet’s lives for years to come. The

recent completion of a state-of- the-art, 10,000 square foot veterinary

center is only the beginning of the medical advancements Dr. Nations

intends to bring to Central Florida.

“My life revolves around my family and animals. They are one and the

same, that is who I am and why I am so passionate about being a

veterinarian.”

– Loren T. Nations, DVM, DABVP

Tammi Ruddle, DVM, DACVS

Dr. Ruddle began her love for animals while growing up in a small, rural

town in Northeast Ohio. She proudly attended Ashland University, where

she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology. Dr. Ruddle’s pursuit of

becoming a veterinarian was given a boon when she was accepted to The

Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. After

graduating, Dr. Ruddle elected to pursue additional training, specializing in

small animal surgery. She completed a rotating internship at Oradell

Animal Hospital, followed by a surgical internship at Mission MedVet in

Kansas. Dr. Ruddle continued her education at Mission MedVet,

completing her residency in 2005.

Dr. Ruddle became recognized as a Board Certified Small Animal Surgeon

in 2008. Tired of the endless cold, she happily relocated to Florida where

she could enjoy the sunshine and launch into her surgical career.

Dr. Ruddle enjoys staying very active outside of work. She enjoys all of the

pleasures that Florida can offer; including outdoor activities, extensive

hiking and traveling.

In Florida, Dr. Ruddle fell in love with Mavis, a stray Black Mouth Cur that

was brought in by local police after being hit by a car. Knowing she could fix

her broken leg and give her a good home, Dr. Ruddle adopted Mavis, and

soon after, adopted Malin, a rescue from Coastal Boxer Rescue to join in on

the fun. While the two are certainly a handful for Dr. Ruddle to take care of,

the true master of her household is a fat sassy orange tabby named

Cheddar!

Dr. Alise McDaniel, DVM

Dr. Alise McDaniel attended Troy University where she earned her

Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, cum laude, in 2003. Soon after, she

attended Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine proudly

earning her degree in Veterinary Medicine, cum laude, in 2007.

  

In her time away from veterinary medicine, Dr. McDaniel enjoys online

shopping and working with her small business in skincare as an

Independent Consultant with Rodan + Fields Dermatologists.

  

Dr. McDaniel also shares her home with her husband, 2 sons, one dog

named Cooper, (who wandered onto the scene one day and decided to stay)

2 cats: "Butch Catsidy" and "The Sundance Kid", both adopted from a local

shelter, and a turtle aptly named "Turtle", who is also a rescued stray.

  

Dr. McDaniel enjoys staying connected with the community by providing

resources for local shelters, being an active member in the area Chamber of

Commerce, and regularly attending Bell Shoals Baptist Church.

  

"Veterinary medicine has always been my focus and passion. I have never

dreamed of doing anything else. Witnessing the love and the bond

between pets and their owners is the most inspiring thing I have seen. I

love the gift of being able to be an integral part of this dynamic."

– Dr. Alise McDaniel, DVM

Dr. Kelly Waters

As VHA continues to expand and offer additional specialty, surgical, and

referral services, we’re proud to bring Dr. Kelly Waters onto our team in

order to provide stellar emergency care.

Dr. Kelly Waters has a knack for staying cool in time-sensitive situations,

and that’s why she is such a perfect addition to our emergency care team at

Veterinary Healthcare Associates!

Be sure to check back on this page to learn more about Dr. Kelly Waters in

coming weeks!

Dr. Lee Choset

Dr. Lee Choset is another fantastic addition to our veterinary team! Dr. Lee

Choset is an emergency specialist that adds even more expertise to our

diverse and widely-respected veterinary team.

Be sure to check back on this page to learn more about Dr. Lee Choset in

the weeks to come!

– Referral Services: For Veterinarians

When any referring veterinarian places their trust in VHA to provide

specialized care, we’re sure to deliver with integrity. VHA maintains a

specific procedure whenever a client is referred to our specialty services and

is committed to a referral service that’s both comprehensive and mutually

beneficial.

First, we call our referring vets to get in touch and clarify the veterinary

issue. Then, we’ll fax or email an official referral letter in order to further

coordinate the process. We’ll gather pertinent information on the situation,

including detailed medical notes, diagnostics and potential follow-up plans

or procedures.

Our referral policy also explicitly marks each client in our computer system,

ensuring that they’ll be able to receive emergency or specialized care

accordingly, but only as specified by the referring vet. We believe that both

general practitioners and referring vets should know, we’re committed to

delivering specialized care, not just garnering new business.

The goal at VHA is to ensure that each pet receives the care that they need,

and leaves happy and healthy to return to their pet owner and primary care

veterinarian.

– Trust and Transparency: VHA’s Approach to Collaboration

VHA believes in a collaborative approach to veterinary care that is truly

beneficial for all parties involved. Referring veterinarians and pet owners

alike can rest assured that our approach to care is highly communicative,

compassionate and transparent at all times.

We’ve built the success of our emergency and specialty care practices by

reinforcing our dedication to excellent care, and carefully crafting our

approach to optimize the health of each pet we encounter. We’ll only

provide referral services when it’s approved by an established referring

veterinarian and we keep our lines of communication open throughout the

entire onboarding and treatment process.

A veterinary practice is only as strong as its bond with both the local

veterinary community, and its pet owners. You can count on VHA to not

only deliver stellar veterinary care, but to deliver service and

communication that you can trust.

– Emergency Transfers

Since the nearest emergency clinic is approximately 30 minutes away, it’s

common for cases to come to our 24-7 emergency center at all hours of the

day or night. As is our established procedure with our referrals, VHA’s

emergency care service will keep in touch with a pet’s primary care

veterinarian in order to keep them updated on the case as it progresses

through our facility. Whenever we move forward with an Emergency

Transfer, we’ll be sure to mark the client in our computer system so that

they are only permitted to receive emergency care.

VHA is sure to keep our Emergency Transfer procedure as clear and

communicative as possible, so please don’t hesitate to refer to us with any

questions you may have about our emergency care center and consequent

procedures.

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VHA Slogans

Original Slogan:

Central Florida’s 24-Hour Emergency Care and Specialty Referral Center

Alt. Slogan 1:

Central Florida’s 24-Hour Emergency and Specialty Referral Center

*slogan suggested by Alex Munoz

Alt. Slogan 2:

VHA’s 24-Hour Emergency and Specialty Center is your one-stop shop for

the industry standard in specialized veterinary care.

Alt. Slogan 3:

24 hours a day, 365 days a year; you can count on Veterinary Healthcare

Associates. VHA is Central Florida’s premier emergency care and specialty

referral center.

Alt. Slogan 4:

VHA is proud to deliver comprehensive and compassionate veterinary care.

Bring your pets to our emergency and specialty referral clinic, and take

them home happy and healthy.

Alt. Slogan 5:

With VHA, you can count on comprehensive, compassionate veterinary

service from industry leaders in specialty care.