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Our Hospital

In our AAHA-accredited facility at VCA Spring Branch Animal Hospital, we've helped pets live long, healthy and happy lives since 1964. We work hard to deliver the best medical care for your pets, as well as the best experience for you, the pet owner.

Our veterinarians, technicians and other pet-friendly support staff are trained to the highest standards. Their thorough knowledge of the latest procedures and medicines ensures that all our patients get the best in prevention and healing care.

Hospital Overview

A Wealth of Compassionate, Friendly, and Professional Care at Your Service!

Welcome! We have been in the Spring Branch community since 1964. We are located on the corner of Gessner and Long Point, about 1 mile from Interstate 10 (I-10 or Katy Frwy). VCA Spring Branch Animal Hospital is a friendly, comfortable, medically full-service AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital. With 4 skilled and caring veterinarians, we provide well pet and sick pet services for puppies & kittens, adult dogs & cats, and senior pets. Our services include physical exams, vaccines including weekly Preventative Care Vaccine Clinic on Thursday; spay, neuter, and pet dental care; surgeries, hospitalization, digital x-ray and laboratory testing, in-house and online pharmacy, and Wellness Plans like our new Care Club. We carry Hill's Science Diet & Prescription Diets, Royal Canin therapeutic pet food and a variety of treats. We work closely with several local rescue groups, including the Houston SPCA. Here at VCA Spring Branch Animal Hospital, we care about you and your pet and will help you take the best possible care of your loveable companion. Dr. Schweiss, Dr. McConaughey, Dr. Woodard and Dr. Dagher are knowledgeable, skilled veterinarians, kind and compassionate. Along with our friendly front office staff and well trained patient care team, we will provide exceptional service to you and your pet. We are here to serve you!

Local Medical Issues

There are numerous local medical issues that can impact your pet's health and that require your attention over the entire year. For example, heartworm disease can affect both cats and dogs. Since heartworm is transmitted by mosquitoes, which thrive in our region, heartworm is a serious cause for concern. And because the winter temperatures here do not get cold enough to kill mosquito eggs, it's a year-round risk. The same is true for flea and tick infestation and intestinal parasites, each of which poses a problem in any season. And finally, contrary to what you'd expect, allergies are a year-round issue. Many pets suffer from skin and ear allergies, the signs of which include scratching, redness in the ears, and "scaly" skin. Please ask our experienced and knowledgeable staff about the products we recommend combating these infections and diseases before they become a problem.


• VCA Wellness Programs: Allow early detection of disease and help reduce your pet's health risks throughout his or her life.
• Diagnostic and therapeutic services: For your pets' complete health-care needs.
• Diagnostic imaging: On-site X-ray service provides high-quality radiographs essential for identifying problems that cannot be found by a physical examination.
• Electrocardiography: On-site ECG services, as well as consultations with cardiology specialists.
• Laboratory: In-house laboratory for serum chemistry and hematology for more urgent cases; we also utilize a commercial veterinary laboratory for routine and specialized diagnostics and consultations.
• Pharmacy: A complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, canine and feline heartworm preventatives, prescription diets, vitamins and shampoos.
• Surgery/Dentistry: We are fully equipped to provide routine spaying and neutering, soft tissue surgery, dental evaluations and cleaning. We also provide dental X-rays to thoroughly evaluate crowns and roots of any problem teeth.
• Emergency care: We are fully equipped to handle emergency cases.
• Pain management: Pain can accompany illness, injury, surgery, or chronic condition. Effective pain control is a vital part of caring for your pet and ensuring their comfort, quick recovery, and quality of life.
• Exotics: Dr. Schweiss sees birds, reptiles and small mammals.
• Preventive Care Clinic: We offer half price vaccines on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
• Home Delivery: Order your pet’s medications, heartworm and flea preventions, shampoos, food, and supplements from our on-line pharmacy. See the link on our website. Convenient and saves money!
• Boarding, Day Care and Spa Days: Going out of town or just need a place for your pet to stay while you run errands? Let us babysit for you! We can also pamper your pet with a Spa Day which includes a bath, blow dry, ear cleaning and mani-pedi.

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