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Welcome to Babcock Hills Veterinary Hospital
Your Veterinarian in San Antonio, TX
Welcome to Babcock Hills Veterinary Hospital, a full service animal hospital located in San Antonio, TX. Whether you are a new patient of ours, a newcomer to San Antonio looking for a veterinarian, or an existing patient who is curious about what we do, we invite you to learn more about our approach to animal care and the services we offer.
At Babcock Hills Veterinary Hospital, we treat your furry friends like the family members we know they are. All of our staff share a love of animals that led us to the veterinary profession, and we strive to provide friendly, high quality care during every check up.
Founded by the husband and wife team of Sherry Knopp and Jack Speir, our hospital has provided routine and emergency care for your animals for more than 30 years and is an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association. This puts us in the top 12 percent of all U.S. animal hospitals.
If you are looking for a veterinary practice to provide compassionate animal care, treat your pets like they were our pets, and enrich every phase of your pet's life, we invite you to visit our vets at Babcock Hills Veterinary Hospital.
To best suit your needs, we provide a wide range of veterinary services:
Wellness exams - An annual wellness exam is an important part of protecting your pet's health at every age.
Pet dental care - Your pet needs dental care, just like you. We provide pet dental care under anesthesia, to take care of your pet's teeth and prevent tooth decay.
Pet boarding - When you travel, keep your pet with us to enjoy peace of mind in knowing that your loved one is cared for by a team of professional vet techs and veterinarians. This is an excellent choice for senior pets, special needs pets, and pets on medication.
Spay/neuter services - Protect your pet's health and control the local animal population by having your pets spayed/neutered by our local vet.
Radiology - Our radiology services allow us to properly diagnose and treat a full range of pet health conditions. We have an x-ray suite in house that aids in our diagnostics.
Vaccinations - Get your pet up to date and maintain vaccinations to prevent against treatable diseases.
We welcome new pets at our San Antonio veterinary clinic. To schedule your pet's wellness visit, or any other visit, complete the online appointment request form or contact us by phone at 210-697-8581. We have an array of special discounts, including multi-pet discounts, military discounts, and new clients coupons. Combined with our value added services module, rebates, and coupons, we know you will find something to love. We look forward to the chance to provide high-quality veterinary services for you and your furry friends.
Halloween Safety Tips for Pet Parents
1. No tricks, no treats: That bowl of candy is for trick-or-treaters, not for Scruffy and Fluffy. Chocolate in all forms—especially dark or baking chocolate—can be very dangerous for dogs and cats. Candies containing the artificial sweetener xylitol can also cause problems. If you do suspect your pet has ingested something toxic, please call your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435.
2. Popular Halloween plants such as pumpkins and decorative corn are considered to be relatively nontoxic, but they can produce stomach upset in pets who nibble on them.
3. Wires and cords from electric lights and other decorations should be kept out of reach of your pets. If chewed, your pet might suffer cuts or burns, or receive a possibly life-threatening electrical shock.
4. A carved pumpkin certainly is festive, but do exercise caution if you choose to add a candle. Pets can easily knock a lit pumpkin over and cause a fire. Curious kittens especially run the risk of getting burned or singed by candle flames.
6. If you do dress up your pet, make sure the costume it doesn't constrict the animal's movement or hearing, or impede his ability to breathe, bark or meow. Also, be sure to try on costumes before the big night. If your pet seems distressed, allergic or shows abnormal behavior, consider letting him go au naturale or donning a festive bandana.
7. Take a closer look at your pet’s costume and make sure it does not have small, dangling or easily chewed-off pieces that he could choke on. Also, ill-fitting outfits can get twisted on external objects or your pet, leading to injury.
8. All but the most social dogs and cats should be kept in a separate room away from the front door during peak trick-or-treating hours. Too many strangers can be scary and stressful for pets.
9. When opening the door for trick-or-treaters, take care that your cat or dog doesn't dart outside.
10. IDs, please! Always make sure your dog or cat has proper identification. If for any reason your pet escapes and becomes lost, a collar and tags and/or a microchip can be a lifesaver, increasing the chances that he or she will be returned to you.
Have a happy and safe Halloween!
Babcock Hills Veterinary Hospital | 210-697-8581
6600 Prue Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78240