VCA Tanglewood Animal Hospital

Our Story

In our AAHA-accredited facility at VCA Tanglewood Animal Hospital, we've helped pets live long, healthy and happy lives since 1986. 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 care.


Hometown Care at VCA Tanglewood Animal Hospital

Welcome! Located in south Austin, on the corner of Manchaca Road and Kimono Ridge Dr., VCA Tanglewood is a friendly, comfortable, medically full service AAHA accredited veterinary hospital. Our caring and skilled veterinarians provide well pet and sick pet services, for puppies and kittens, adult dogs and cats, and senior pets as well as small exotics. Our services include physical exams, vaccines, spay, neuter, and pet dental care; surgeries, hospitalization, digital x-ray, ultrasound, and laboratory testing. Ask us about CareClub, the affordable monthly wellness plan. We carry Hill's Science and Prescription Diets, Royal Canin therapeutic pet food, and a variety of treats. We work closely with several local rescue groups and animal shelters including the Austin Animal Center, the Austin Humane Society, PAWS and Austin Pets Alive.

We welcome you to VCA Tanglewood where we care about you and your pet, and will help you take the best possible care of your lovable companion. Our doctors are knowledgeable and skilled veterinarians, and kind and compassionate individuals. Along with our friendly front office staff and well trained patient care team, we will provide exceptional service to you and your pet. In the community since 1986, we are here to serve you.

Local Medical Issues

Central Texas is a wonderful place to live, especially for fleas and ticks. We recommend Simparica Trio for dogs and Revolution for cats to help keep your pets free of these parasites.

Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease spread by contact with urine from an infected animal, including dogs, raccoons, squirrels and skunks. "Lepto" can cause serious health issues, and is transmittable to humans, which is why we recommend annual lepto vaccines for dogs. 

We also recommend an annual intestinal parasite exam to check for giardia. Giardia is a parasite that pets and people can get from drinking infected water. With all of our rivers and lakes in Austin, this is a common problem, and can be easily detected with an intestinal parasite test.

There are other viruses, diseases and parasites that can affect your pet, and the doctors at VCA Tanglewood Animal Hospital will discuss the diagnostics and preventatives we recommend on an individual basis.

Accreditations & Affiliations
American Animal Hospital Association

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) sets the standard for quality veterinary care for companion animals. As an accredited hospital, we voluntarily uphold the Association's high standards in 18 different areas and are routinely evaluated on over 900 different standards of veterinary care. Not all animal hospitals are accredited, and we are proud to be amongst only 12-15% of veterinary hospitals that hold this honor.