5 best veterinarians in Houston

December 20, 2021 - 3 min read

Our pets are our family members, and they deserve the best. Whether you’re keeping up with preventative care or responding to an illness or injury, Houston has a wide selection of animal hospitals and veterinary clinics ready to offer compassionate, personalized care.

Midtown Veterinary Hospital

Best for Preventative Care

Address: 1434 W Alabama St

Phone: (713) 528-4900

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This AAHA-accredited clinic is known for making its patients and their pet parents feel comfortable. Dr. Richard Clive and his staff will walk you through each option and treatment plan, including the associated costs, so there are no surprises on your bill. The clinic offers an extensive list of non-emergency veterinary services, including routine wellness exams, pediatric and senior pet wellness checks, surgery, dental care, and state-of-the-art diagnostics with an in-house laboratory.

Garden Oaks Veterinary Clinic

Friendliest Staff

Address: 3408 N Shepherd Dr

Phone: (713) 659-0650

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The Garden Oaks Veterinary Clinic, an AAHA-accredited animal hospital, is known in the community for its friendly and professional staff who excel at putting you and your pet at ease from the moment you walk through the door. Dr. Stephen K. Chmaitelli (a.k.a. Dr. C) and Dr. Brandon Cornel Day make pet parents partners in their animal’s care with a focus on education and healthy human-animal bonds.

In addition to preventative services, the clinic offers emergency and urgent care during office hours, dental care, allergy testing, veterinary acupuncture, and pet health certificates for when you’re traveling or relocating out of state with your four-legged friend.

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Baker's Mobile Veterinary Services

Best for House Calls

Address: Mobile

Phone: (281) 884-9066

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Baker’s Mobile Veterinary Services, based in northwest Houston, brings personalized care directly to your driveway. It’s a particularly excellent option for skittish animals, saving them the stress of going to the vet's office. Dr. Lillian Baker makes house calls to home in many zip codes around Houston, with services that include wellness care, minor illness or injury, on-site radiology, general surgical procedures, and compassionate end-of-life care when the time comes to say goodbye.

Westbury Animal Hospital

Open 24/7 for emergencies

Address: 4917 S Willow Dr

Phone: (713) 723-3666

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Pets don’t always wait for a convenient moment to fall sick or injured. Luckily, Westbury Animal Hospital is around day or night for both routine and emergency care. The AAHA-certified facility has ten full-time veterinarians on staff, led by Dr. L.D. Eckermann (member of the American Animal Hospital Association’s Leadership Council).

Besides emergency care, Westbury Animal Hospital also offers vaccines for cats and dogs, x-rays, surgery, dentistry, microchipping, pain management, medical boarding, and preventative care.

Rockin’ Pets, Rollin’ Vets

Best for Same-Day Appointments

Address: Mobile

Phone: (713) 936-6449

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Rollin’ Vets’ fleet of state-of-the-art veterinary vans come to you, and the team can often accommodate same-day appointments — even on weekends — at a reasonable cost. Expect a call or text to check in on your furry friend the next day. Dr. Katie Eick leads an all-female team of seven veterinarians. Pricing is transparent and listed on the site for all services, including routine checkups (discounted for additional pets), vaccinations, testing, dental cleaning and extractions, x-rays, spay and neutering, and end-of-life care.

Lydia is a writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in digital content production. She’s written for outlets including USA TODAY, TripAdvisor, and Viator.