Star of Texas Veterinary Hospital welcomes you to our website!

 

The doctors and team at Star of Texas believe you should be as much a part of your pet's care as you want.  We have an open door policy; we allow and encourage you to come in and tour the hospital, meet our doctors, visit your boarding or sick pet, and even watch your pet's dental procedure.  We welcome you to feel comfortable and at home in our hospital.  Even if you are not a client of ours, please feel free to stop by for a tour and to meet our wonderful team!

We are Cat Friendly Certified!

 cat friendly

We are one of two hospitals in Austin to be certified!  We love all our patients, but sometimes, our patients get a little stressed out when visiting us.  This is especially true of some of our feline patients!  So, in conjunction with the American Association of Feline Practitioners, we have followed the strict guidelines to become a certified Cat Friendly Practice!  Here are a few details:

              

The Cat Friendly Practice program seeks to transform and elevate the delivery of feline veterinary care by:

Laying the groundwork for the delivery of care to the under served feline population.
Identifying trends and baseline species information essential for understanding cats.
Acknowledging the essential role of the cat owner in the veterinary visit.
Providing support to veterinarians and their teams to create a cat friendly practice environment.
Outlining strategies for introducing changes in the delivery of care that incorporate a better understanding of the cat?s distinct needs and behaviors.
We have been working hard to make Star of Texas Veterinary Hospital comfortable for you and your cat.  Last year, we made one exam room "Cat Only".  We have always had completely separate cat boarding area far away from the hustle and bustle of daily veterinary work.  Please drop by and ask to see our cat room and boarding! 

 

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  Cat Room and Cat Boarding includes: Zen music, scratching posts, Feliway Diffuser, comfy beds, rug, tree, and other furniture to have a more home-y feel, cushion on the table top, treats, and catnip.  Cat boarding also includes plenty of peace and quiet!

We understand the special role your pet plays in your family and are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pet's health care. We treat your pet as we would our own. Our goal is to practice the highest quality medicine and surgery with compassion and an emphasis on client education. Our entire healthcare team is committed to providing personal attention to the unique concerns of each individual pet owner.

    If you are not able to stop by and tour the hospital in person, take a moment to tour it here!  Here is our 360 Tour-you can follow the arrows to any part of our facility!  

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At this site, you will find information about our practice philosophy, our services, helpful forms to assist you and an extensive Pet Medical Libraryfor you to search for additional pet health care information.

 Thank you for taking the time to read about our veterinary practice and the services we offer. We welcome your comments and suggestions.  Please contact us at (512)291-1600 for all your pet health care needs.

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