Getting your first pet requires a lot of responsibility. You need to make sure they have the right food, toilet training, exercise, and, most importantly, veterinary care. Having an easily accessible vet that you can trust ensures the health and happiness of your own animal, but finding the perfect vet can take a lot of time for research—which you may not have as a new pet owner. So, whether you’re a new pet parent or just new to the Austin area, Fauna Care’s got you covered. Here are the best vets in Austin, TX.
3801 N Capital of Texas Hwy Ste F-100 Austin, TX 78746
Firehouse Animal Health Center provides many services to their clients, including the all-important emergency care. The center’s website also has an online pharmacy for you to fill and refill prescriptions as well as a blog chock full of pet care advice. A unique aspect of Firehouse Animal Health Center is their client rewards programs with perks like dental exams and nail trims. The center also makes a point of supporting local animal welfare organizations and is open for appointments six days a week.
One Yelp reviewer writes: “Loved this place! I took my cat in to get his eye checked out and I felt all my concerns were addressed and all the vets cared. The lobby and treatment felt so upscale I was worried about cost but I found that just as fair as well. Definitely a fan and while hopefully my cats won't need the vet much, I know they're in good hands when they do.”
Yes, there are still vets that made house calls! Doctor Bendall’s Veterinary Housecall Practice is a mobile unit that will come to you. This housecall practice is specifically designed for clients unable to bring their animal into an office for whatever reason (e.g., disability, age, a busy schedule, etc.) and pets that may be too stressed to enter an office environment. Pet owners can schedule online or call the office, which is open five days a week but also considers after hours calls on a case by case basis. Doctor Bendall’s website also has an online Veterinary Medical library that acts as a database and other suggested resources.
This satisfied client says: “You will not regret letting Dr. Bendall take care of your fur babies. It was the best choice we ever made for so many reasons but the #1 reason is just Dr. Bendall himself, he has a great demeanor with animals and is kind and thorough when taking care of you and your pet. Thank you Dr. Bendall for all your loving care!!!”
10601 FM 2222 Suite J
Austin, TX, 78730 1134
This veterinary clinic and animal hospital is open seven days of the week to care for your dog or cat. They have an online store and an on-site pharmacy, so you’ll always have a place to fill your prescriptions. The clinic also offers a unique feature on their website called Pet Selector, an online application to help you decide what kind of pet to add to your family so that you can make an informed decision. The facility also acts as an educational tool for children interested in veterinary medicine through their Teddy Bear Surgery programs, in which vets perform mock surgery on stuffed animals. And be sure to check out their great offices online before you go through a virtual tour!
One reviewer says: “Love 2222 veterinary clinic! Dr Frank is so personal and takes the time to be thorough every visit. I feel confident taking my pup here and highly recommend!”
2613 South 1st
Austin, TX 78704
2400 E. Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78702
Paz Veterinary has two locations in Austin, both open six days a week. The practice provides concierge-style mobile veterinary services with the tagline “peace to all.” You can take a virtual tour of their funky, quirky office spaces online through their website, where you can also request prescription refill requests. You can also visit their site for fun and informational blogs and videos about pet care.
One loyal customer says: “I can't describe how much I appreciate Paz and everything they do. From the Awesome front desk ladies, to our vet Dr. Carter! Best veterinarian in Austin by far!”
8731 TX-71 #100
Austin, TX 78735, USA
Possibly one of the most tech-savvy vet practices you’ll ever see, Southwest Vet actually has their own app where you can request appointments and refills as well as stay up to date with the latest hospital news. The practice also has an online pharmacy for quick and easy prescription filling. Most importantly, Southwest Vet specializes in having a low stress environment in the waiting area, exam rooms, and treatment areas, making it the perfect place to bring your dog, cat, or exotic pet. And, new pet owners can get a free first exam with your newly adopted animal!
One impressed client writes: “Southwest vet is amazing. Dr Glowski and all of the staff have been a huge part of my new puppy's life. They are knowledgeable, caring, and conscientious of costs. I love that I can go in, never have to wait, and always have a very calm experience for my pets. They are just as amazing with cats as they are with dogs and I'm grateful to the whole team for their hard work!”
615 West Slaughter Lane # 121Austin, TX 78748
South Park Animal Hospital is another great place to take your pet. Open Monday through Saturday this hospital offers everything from dental care to surgery for your dog or cat. They also have an online pharmacy and introduction videos on their website so you can meet the veterinarians online.
One happy pet owner writes: “My puppy Topo has been going here since she was 8 weeks old. She is now 8 months old. From her first vaccine shots to getting her fixed last week, the staff is always friendly and they truly care about your pet. They accommodate your pet and make sure they are well taken care of.”
5114 Balcones Woods Drive, Suite 312
Austin, TX, 78759
VCA Arbor Animal Hospital is known in the Austin area for providing a variety of veterinary services including counseling and emergency care. The hospital also offers a delivery service for prescription and over-the-counter medications. You can book appointments online where they also have an online library of resources to help you “Know Your Pet.” The facility is open six days of the week and your first exam is free, so book today!
One satisfied customer writes: “Amazing staff here. We came and brought both our dogs with us for their annual check up. No pressure on procedures and tests, but they provide charts so you know exactly how much you are paying and for exactly what. That sort of transparency is absolutely valued. My 10 year old chihuahua is getting her dental cleaning done here and I feel she is in good hands.”
6800 Burnet RoadAustin, TX, 78757
Allandale Veterinary Clinic boasts a variety of services available for you and your pet, including an online pharmacy. The clinic also has relationships with local specialists for referrals—so if they can’t fix the problem they know somebody who will. The facility is open six days a week and their website has a pet portal where you can easily book appointments online.
This reviewer writes: “Absolutely LOVED this vet office. They were incredibly flexible and were able to see me the day I called. They did a thorough exam of my pup and spent plenty of time explaining the treatment plan and options. They made sure to provide affordable options and walked me through each of the expenses. I felt confident that my baby received excellent care without unnecessary expenses. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!”
5608 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78756
North Austin Animal Hospital is the go-to vet for exotic pets in Austin. Not only do they care for exotic pets, such as guinea pigs and ferrets, but they also provide services for birds and fish. Clients can make an appointment and request a prescription refill online. They also specialize in geriatric care and nutrition! The hospital is open six days of the week and also provides boarding and daycare for when you need an extra set of hands!
One pet owner says: “I am a new client to North Austin Animal Hospital and I can say I am very impressed! Dr. Harris and his staff. He treated our fish who was very sick and was so compassionate and kind through the entire process. He took the time to explain everything and even offered to talk to the kids. He genuinely cares for the animals, no matter how big or small. I will be back with my other furry critters! I cannot express my gratitude for this Animal Hospital making a situation that could have been very sad tolerable. Thank you!”
Finding the right vet for you is important, so don’t feel the need to rush the process. Take a look at what your area has to offer and find the best fit for you! It’s also important to equip yourself with quick and easy home remedies for any of your pet’s cuts, scrapes, and minor wounds. Check out Fauna Care’s Silver Spray today!
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