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Addison

David Landers, DVM
Brookhaven Pet Hospital
14412 Marsh Lane
Addison, TX 75001
Tel: (972) 241-7730
[Email]   [Website]
Comments:
  • Progressive exotic/small animal veterinarian including reptiles, birds, and pocket pets. I am a reptile veterinarian and see a variety of reptiles on a regular basis. I have personally owned reptiles for 15 years. Vet self-recommended (11/18/06)

    Arlington

    Roger Kendrick, DVM
    Road Animal Clinic
    501 South Bowen Road
    Arlington, TX
    Tel: (817) 861-1763
    Dr. Kendrick no longer practices here, please see his info in the city of Mansfield. (08/11/02)

    Austin

    Paul Brandt, DVM
    Rick Lusk, DVM
    Westgate Pet & Bird Hospital
    4601 South Lamar Boulevard, Suite 103
    Austin, TX 78745
    Mon-Fri 7:00am- 7:00pm
    Sat 8:00am- 2:00pm
    Tel: (512) 892-4463
    Fax: (512) 892-6468
    [Website]
    Comments:
    KK - Dr. Lusk, along with Drs Miller and Brandt, are the most qualified herp vets I've found in the Austin area. Dr. Lusk has cared for my 12 year-old green iguana for at least 6-8 years, and is very knowledgeable about reptiles and iguanas in particular. All vets at the Westgate Hospital have extensive reptile experience. (06/06/03)

    Ronnie Karbach, DVM
    Vet Calls
    3411 Stratford Hills Lane
    Austin, TX 78746
    Tel: (512) 306-9860
    Comments:

  • HVC Note: Telephone # is invalid; no forwarding information (12/28/07)

    Ayalsew Mekonnen, DVM
    South Branch Pet & Bird Clinic
    403 E. Ben White Blvd. #C
    Austin, TX 78704
    Tel: (512) 462-0002

    Dr. Paul Skellenger
    Research Pet & Bird Hospital
    11679 Research Blvd.
    Austin, Texas 78759
    Tel: (512) 258-2577
    Tel: (512) 258-3050
    Tel: (512) 331-6121 emerg.
    Fax: (512) 346-4571
    [Email]   [Website]
    Comments:

  • 20 plus years of experience. A large part of our practice includes reptiles. I have an associate, Christina Morelli DVM who also has a strong knowledge base and interest in reptiles. Vet self-recommended (03/19/06)

    Carrollton

    Michael W. McGuire, DVM
    Carrollton Animal Hospital
    1903 North Josey Lane
    Carrollton, TX 75006
    Tel: (972) 242-7606
    Fax: (972) 242-7608
    [Website]
    Comments:
  • RR - This is the vet that the Reptile Rescue's Co-Founder uses with confidence for all her reptile needs. (03/23/01)
  • HVC Note: Dr. McGuire formerly practiced at North Irving Animal Clinic (closed) (09/27/04)
  • M - Very knowledgeable, handled mature adult veiled chameleon with complete confidence. Highly recommend!! (11/23/05)

    Corpus Christi

    OSO Creek Animal Hospital and Emergency Center
    7713 South Staples Street
    Corpus Christi, TX 78413
    Tel: (361) 994-1145
    Fax: (361) 994-0178
    [Website]
    Comments:
  • M - This place is a little pricey but they do have a large staff and excellent facility. They are a 24 hour animal hospital. I used them once for a problem I had with a pet snake. They made a correct diagnosis and gave me medicine for my snake, but unfortunantly were unable to save it in time :( (08/31/07)

    Dallas

    Sue Chastain, Clint Chastain, & Cheryl Pfeffer, DVM
    Preston Road Animal Hospital
    6060 Lyndon B. Johnson Fwy
    Dallas, TX 75240
    Tel: (972) 239-1309
    [Website]

    Dr. Kemba Marshall
    Summertree Animal & Bird Clinic
    12300 Inwood Rd. Ste 102
    Dallas, TX 75244
    Tel: (972) 387-4168
    Fax: (972) 490-0944
    [Website]
    Comments:

  • C - Dr. Marshall is now currently at our clinic. She has moved from Irving. (02/01/07)

    Flint

    Paul W. Gainer, DVM
    Flint Veterinary Clinic
    18421 Old Jacksonville Road
    Flint, TX 75762
    Tel: (903) 894-7278
    Also treats other small exotics, birds, cats & dogs.
    Comments:
  • Jacksonville - I was impressed with the friendly reception i received at the clinic when I had my bearded dragons in. The staff was very friendly, helpful, and caring. Therefore, I felt very fortunate when I was offered a job there, and i can assure you that your pet will receive excellent care! These people love animals, and you can tell! (02/18/01)
  • I was searching for Dr. Michael Dixon, Flint V.C. address -he volunteered to give rabies shots on a Sat. afternoon. Greatly appreciated. He was so kind to my 4 dogs & 1 cat. East Texas is so fortunate to have a vet who loves animals. (04/29/01)

    Galveston

    Richard Henderson, DVM
    Galveston Veterinary Clinic
    2108 61st Street
    Galveston, TX 77551
    Tel: (409) 744-5355
    Comments:
    TC - He has examined multiple exotics that I own including iguanas, tegus, kingsnakes, carpet pythons, bearded dragons, even ferrets and birds. He is excellent in caring for all from anything to a typical exam including fecal and bloodwork to emergency cases such as splitting the ligament of a snake's jaw. He also owns several herps himself currently not to mention all the ones he has owned in the past. I highly recommend him to anyone in that area. (12/27/03)

    Harker Heights

    Wayne C. Zeh, DVM
    Pet Medical Center
    501 East Fm 2410 Road
    Harker Heights, TX 76548
    Tel: (254) 690-6769
    [Website]
    Comments:
    JM - Great Vet! (03/02/02)

    Houston

    Larry N. White, DVM
    Briarcrest Veterinary Clinic
    1492 Wilcrest Drive
    Houston, TX 77042
    Tel: (713) 789-8320
    Comments:
    This is the only vet that I will take my herps to, and everyone that I know who owns herps agrees with me. I have taken in various turtles, lizards, and snakes. He acctually knows what he is talking about(he doesn't have to reference a book)and breeds herps of his own! (03/12/04)

    Roy Cruzen, DVM
    Rhonda Walter, DVM
    Steeplechase Animal Hospital
    9609 FM 1960 West
    Houston, TX 77070
    Tel: (281) 890-7257
    Fax: (281) 890-8641
    [Email]   [Website]
    Comments:
    TK - Dr. Vest no longer works at Steeplechase: she has moved on in her career and we're happy for her! We have a new veterinarian - Dr. Rhonda Walter. (08/30/02)

    Dan Jordan, DVM
    Animal Avian Hospital
    2422 Robinhood
    Houston, TX 77005
    Tel: (713) 524-3800
    Fax: (713) 524-8314
    [Website]
    Comments:

  • JR (12/29/04)

    Natalie Antinoff, DVM
    Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists
    1111 West Loop South
    Houston, TX 77027
    Tel: (713) 693-1111
    Fax: (713) 693-1110
    [Website]
    Comments:

  • RN - Ms. Antinoff has treated my Iguana for 12 years and is extremely competent and knowledgeable in the Herp field. She has a genuine interest in the care of Herps. (01/07/07)

    Brenda Flores, DVM
    Westbury Animal Hospital
    4917 S Willow Drive
    Houston, TX 77035
    Tel: (713) 723-3666
    Fax: (713) 723-0317
    [Website]
    Comments:

  • DW - Small animal clinic with Dr Brenda Flores and Dr. Heather Puksta both having extensive exotic backgrounds and experience with reptiles, birds and small mammals. (09/14/07)

    Irving

    Thomas M. Edling, DVM, MspVM
    Holly Kiernicki, DVM
    Kemba Marshall, DVM
    Metroplex Veterinary Centre and Pet Lodge
    700 W. Airport Freeway
    Irving, Texas, 75062
    Tel: (972) 438-7113
    Tel: (972) 445-1520
    Fax: (972) 438-1710
    [Website1 or Website2]
    Comments:
  • RM - This is a mobile vet service Dr. Edling has just started (May 2002). He makes a house call and sees as many animals as you need seen (great for multiple exotic households), charging an hourly rate plus lab & meds. Website provided is from emergency clinic where he worked prior to beginning this mobile service. At this time, it still includes his history/profile. This is a new mobile vet service in the DFW area. Although I haven't actually seen Dr. Edling yet myself, he comes highly recommended by other vets in the area and has excellent credentials. (06/02/02)
  • SH - Our Iguana Mikko was examined after responses on your site concurred with my opinion that she may be suffering MBD. Looking on your vet referral info, I found Metroplex, where we had taken our sick dog for emergency treatment. Very good, very nice folks. Anyway, They were very thorough, determined that she was a he, weighing 4 pounds 6 ozs. 4 feet and 7inches long. Xrays showed him to be in fine bone health. Ms. Kiernicki was great with Mikko, very patient, and not at all upset when he gave her an impromptu poop sample--which she said was good looking and indicative of a health lizard. I would highly recommend her as a vet. PS: when we arrived around 7pm for our appointment, she was in with a little netherland rabbit having trouble delivering babies (which we have gone through also!) If you have varied pets like we do, and they get into this or that from time to time, I highly recommend Metroplex in general, and Ms. Kiernicki specifically. (07/13/02)
  • Kemba Marshall, DVM (10/12/04) Veterinarian self-recommended
  • B - Was told no longer treats turtles; referred to Animal Emergeny (SouthLake) (12/26/06)
  • C - Kemba Marshall, DVM currently practices at Summer Tree Clinic (Dallas) 02/04/07

    Kerrville

    Lloyd Leifeste, DVM
    Leifeste Animal Hospital
    1294 Bandera Hwy.
    Kerrville, TX 78028
    Tel: (830) 896-4600
    Tel: (830) 739-5147
    Tel: (830) 895-1818 emerg.
    Comments:
  • M - Additional Info: Medicine & Surgery; General Practice; Appointments Available; After hours emergencies. They have been our vet for 20+ years now, Lloyd is excellent and will work from your home if needed. I have seen him work on horses, cows, sheep, goats, snakes and lizards (some of which were my personal pets), both in the office and in the field. I would highly recommend him for any of your vet needs if you are in the Tx hill country area. (08/31/07)

    Kyle

    Dr. Cord Offermann
    Kyle Animal Hospital
    100 Hall Professional
    Kyle, TX 78640
    Tel: (512) 268-5003
    Fax: (512) 268-4025
    [Email]   [Website]
    Comments:
  • CR - Does conservation of several asian turtles species. (03/16/07)

    League City

    Dr. Scott
    Safari Animal Care Centers
    2450 E. Main Street Suite D
    League City, TX 77573
    Tel: (281) 332-5612
    [Website]
    Comments:
    TF - I took in a 7 year old female who wasn't eating as well as normal. They gave her a complete exam, tested her stool for parisites, did blood work and took xrays. They seemed to know a lot about iguana care. They found the problem right away (gravid), gave me advise on the treatment, and wanted to see her back in a week for a free follow up. (03/09/01)

    Mansfield

    Roger Kendrick, DVM
    Amanda Neece, DVM
    Country Club Pet Hospital
    2250 Matlock Road
    Mansfield, TX 76063
    Tel: (817) 477-4143
    Comments:
  • KA - Roger Kendrick moved his practice to the above listed address. Amanda Gardner, DVM also practices medicine here, and she treats my animals. Amanda Gardner, DVM is an excellent herp vet! She has treated my king snakes, milk snakes, and boas. She provides excellent care to the animals, and is always willing to share information and education with her clients. Both she and Dr. Kendrick come highly recommended by reptile keepers in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex. (08/02/02)
  • MS - We have seen Dr Gardner with 3 dragons and 3 snakes. She has been awesome and great about helpin gus in a dog vs dragon emergency. Highly recommend her! Very knowledgable and super easy to talk to. (07/08/04)
  • A - Dr. Amanda Gardner remarried, she is now Dr. Amanda Neece (01/12/07)

    Midland

    Jessica Todia, DVM
    A To Z Veterinary Clinic
    8535 West State Highway 158
    Midland, TX 79707
    Tel: (432) 520-8387
    Comments:
  • JM - Sulcata tortoise and several box turtles. Jessica is a very friendly person who as far as I can tell knows exactly what she's doing when treating a reptile. The tortoise we adopted had been found with gunshot wounds in 2002, Jessica expertly repaired her. She's a very healthy tortoise today. I was given a wild box turtle after he'd been dog chewed. His entire plastron was broken, Jessica expertly repaired him, implanted a feeding tube, and treated him for infection. As of Feb,2006 it's only been 3 months since I took him in; he is now eating on his own, not sick, and doing very well. It'll be years before he's fully healed but if not for her he'd be dead now. I have another box turtle who had a respiratory infection, Jessica cured her. She's a really good veterinarian, I recommend her to local exotic keepers all the time. (02/08/06)

    North Richland Hills

    David Landers, DVM
    Family Pet Clinic Of North Richland Hills
    6724 Mid Cities Blvd.
    North Richland Hills, TX 76180
    Tel: (817) 788-2525
    Fax: (817) 788-5575
    [Email] [Website]
    Comments:
    Progressive exotic/small animal veterinarian including reptiles, birds, and pocket pets. I am a reptile veterinarian and see a variety of reptiles on a regular basis. I have personally owned reptiles for 15 years. (10/27/03) Vet self-recommendation

    Odessa

    Kimberly Boone, DVM
    2210 East 8th
    Odessa, TX 79761
    Tel: (915) 332-5782
    Comments:
    K - I initially took my iguanas in to have them checked over after one bit the other, but since they had never seen a vet before, I ask them to give them a good check up. It was a 3 hour drive to the vet and I was in town on business so I left my girls with them while I took care of business. When I got back to pick them up, they felt like they had just been taken out of the refrigorator. Then I ask if they checked for parasites, and they said "NO! because they can only get parasites from eating the wrong foods". I was very upset because my day had been wasted! All they did was give me antibiotics for the bite, and charged me over $100.00 (10/11/04)

    Plano

    Charles Blonien, DVM
    Parker Animal & Bird Clinic
    2129 West Parker Road Suite A
    Plano, TX 75023
    Tel: (972) 985-0036
    Comments:
    Email - Dr. Blonien is extremely knowledgable with herps. Has always been thorough in diagnosis and communicates to each customer in a manner that he/she will understand. All business practices have been reputable in my experience and nothing has been treated for anything without my prior knowledge and approval. In addition staff has always been wonderful and caring to deal with. Personally, in my experience, Dr. Bloniens office has been very open with offering a limited credit account, which I have been very grateful for, as I was allowed to make payments in a reasonable time period on my balance. All in all a wonderful (and growing) veterinarians office. I highly recommend Dr. Charles Blonien for all of your herp needs. I've had several Ball Pythons examined and treated, one RedTail Boa that was unfortunately and not in my care eaten half to death by a prey item (rat), and several other species that were treated correctly and thusly survived due to excellent professional diagnosis by Dr. Blonien as well as my own amateur care at home as advised by the doctor. (08/27/04)

    Shawn Messonnier, DVM
    Paws & Claws Animal Hospital
    2145 West Park Blvd.
    Plano, TX 75075
    Tel: (972) 867-8800
    [Website]
    Comments:
    Dallas/Ft. Worth - I run a reptile rescue in the Dallas/Ft.worth area. This is the vet I use for all of my reptiles. He is a well rounded vet helping birds and small mammals also. (02/18/01)

    Cheryl Pfeffer, DVM
    North Plano Animal Hospital
    3101 Legacy Drive
    Plano, TX 75023
    Tel: (972) 491-0360
    Fax: (972) 491-1228
    Comments:
    Vet self-recommended (03/16/02)

    Roanoke

    David K. Shepherd, DVM
    Roanoke Animal Hospital
    513 East Byron Nelson Boulevard
    Roanoke, TX 76262
    Tel: (817) 430-8989
    Comments:
    DR - Not only is he good with herps, but does cats,dogs and other exotics as well! I have taken my 5 turtles (3 red ear sliders,and 2 mississippi maps), 2 bearded Dragons,and 5 leopard Geckos to this vet. I searched long and hard to find a vet in my area that 1) knew what he was talking about 2) didn't just send a technician in to do the job for him 3) when he didn't know the answer he told me he did not know the answer. (12/15/02)

    San Angelo

    Ross Dutton, DVM
    Arden Road Animal Clinic
    3402 Arden Road
    San Angelo, TX 76903
    Tel: (915) 949-6557

    San Antonio

    Thomas Vice, DVM
    Broadway Animal Hospital
    8221 Broadway Street
    San Antonio, TX 78209
    Tel: (210) 824-7481
    Comments:
    HJ - Excellent results with grandchildren's box turtle. (07/16/04)

    Southlake

    Greg L. Moore, DVM
    Southlake Animal Hospital
    200 W. Northwest Parkway
    Southlake, TX, 76092
    Tel: (817) 481-2014
    Comments:
  • RM - Amazing exotic vet. Works with birds, prarie dogs, tigers, geese, etc. Dr. Cloninger focuses on dogs and cats. The pair are unbeatable and have well stocked food for all pets. Highly recommend Dr. Moore for avian friends. (01/02/08)

    Animal Emergency
    2340 West Southlake Blvd.
    Southlake, TX 76092
    Tel: (817) 410-2273
    Comments:

  • B - Caller seeking turtle assistance at Metroplex Vet. Centre referred to this facility (12/24/06)

    Last updated: 02/16/08


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