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Central Texas Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Hospital provides referral service in Surgery, Internal Medicine, Allergy & Dermatology, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Critical Care, Rehabilitation & Conditioning, Canine Sports Therapy Services and Emergency Care. All departments at our hospital interact together to provide your pet with the best care possible in a "team approach".


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CTVSEH was established in October 1995 by Drs. Stephanie Beardsley, Stephen Kerpsack and Sharon Theisen. The three doctors completed their specialty residencies at the Ohio State University and returned home to Texas. The hospital was originally located in a 3000sq ft building in south Austin. At the start of the practice, there were more doctors than support staff. Everyone shared in the duties of answering the phones, caring for the patients and maintaining the hospital. As the practice grew, so did the support staff and the hospital.

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Quality Veterinary Specialty, Emergency and Critical Care When You Need It.

October 2000, the hospital moved to the present south location and functions out of a 12,000 sq ft building. Many of our team members (and clients) have been with us for years, watching the practice grow from that 3 doctor, 2 support staff practice to the present 14 doctor, 48 support staff hospital.

The hospital originally provided veterinary surgery and internal medicine services for our referring veterinarians, clients, and patients. In more recent years, specialty services in veterinary dermatology, neurology, ophthalmology, critical care and emergency care, rehabilitation and conditioning have been added. We have added special diagnostic and treatment equipment such as CT Scanners, arthroscopy/cystoscopy/ laparoscopy, and fluoroscopy to our original endoscopy, ultrasound, and digital x-rays services. We have the first veterinary MRI unit in Central Texas.

Our Round Rock location was opened on June 28, 2010. This location is a full service specialty hospital operating out of a brand new state-of-the art 13,000 sq ft building. The surrounding grounds offer a tranquil environment for owners to spend quality time with their sick family members. Several of our senior partners work out of this location along with new associates and team members. Together with CTVSEH south, the Round Rock location works to maintain the CTVSEH purpose and culture.

To learn more about our dedicated veterinary specialty and emergency team, please click here.

Our Animal Hospitals Offer Cutting Edge Medicine, with the Highest Quality Care

Central Texas Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Hospital is an animal care hospital equipped to handle all medical and surgical needs. From Emergency Care Services to Advanced Diagnostic and Surgical Services, our doctors and staff are trained to manage all of your pet's needs. We are continually updating our equipment and educating our team to the latest medical information.

“I wanted to again thank Dr. Kerpsack for the amazing gift of saving my puppy's life. Lincoln was diagnosed with a liver shunt after surgery when he was 13 weeks old. That was 5 years ago.”

“Thank You for restoring Vinny's quality of life. Vinny is my 6 year old wirehaired Dachshund. After being diagnosed with IVDD he was experiencing classic symptoms of this disorder.”

—Dave B

“Just Your Average Kitty! Today is sweet Bear's 2nd birthday and I thought of Dr. Clark. I know he would not have made it this far without the Allergy and Dermatology department’s and her help.”

—Morgan McFall

“Milo is feeling great. He had a haircut today and is enjoying his recovery. He's been eating a lot and we started walking him the day after his confinement (28 days!).”

—Lulo Lopez and Joe Dugan

“...On behalf of the entire Shoop Family, including Rhett's two brothers Pistol and Bullet, I want to express our appreciation for your competent and compassionate care of Rhett.”

—Robert, Bullet, Pistol and Rhett

“How Ruby Got Her Groove Back! Ruby had her 8week TPLO post-op check up on the 9th. Doc cleared her to run, jump and play. Visiting friends on Lake LBJ she played with other dogs like she was a puppy.”

“Caring for those who mean the most to us!”

—Allen B

“Taking in this special needs dog as a foster, I took him directly to CTVSH. This is where we learned Grant had a severe spinal infection.”


“Sadie’s first South Dakota pheasant hunt was a success. You and your team did a great job, no hip problems at all...Thanks again for your expertise. ”

—Rick, Annie & Sadie B.

“So, we had our dog “Baby Girl” for almost 16 years. We knew the time was near that we would lose her, but we wanted to keep her as long as she still enjoyed life.”

—Michael and Linda D.

“Not a day passes I don't thank my lucky stars to have found Dr. Kerpsack and CTVSH!”

—Mimi G.

“I brought my cat, Bandit, in because he was having urinary issues and clearly didn't feel well. Amy at the front desk was helpful both on the phone and as we were waiting. Dr.”

—Miki McKinney

“Everyone from the front desk staff to the technicians and vets are so caring and straight forward. Cher, Chloe, Lori, Jenna, Hanke, Dr. Simmons, Dr. Kleinman were so helpful, honest and caring.”

—Samantha Nielsen

“Wow, the staff is very professional, courteous and they support the local wildlife by working closely with Wildlife Rescue (non profit/201C3).”

—Drew Tijerina

“Dr. Walden was thorough, compassionate and skilled. Her assistant, Emily, was knowledgeable and kind. They both communicated well with us and helped to get our puppy back to health!”

—Elisabeth Potter

“Came in for the first time tonight due to a random leg injury. Everyone was super nice and helpful. Price and the amount of time we were there was more than reasonable.”

—Joann Lopez

“Came in for the first time tonight due to a random leg injury. Everyone was super nice and helpful. Price and the amount of time we were there was more than reasonable.”

—Joann Lopez

We are Family!!

The Emergency Animal Hospital of NW Austin has merged with CTVSEH!!! We feel that together, our Hospitals will be stronger and the increased resources will make us more capable of providing superior quality customer service to our patients, clients and veterinary partners.

We are committed to remaining locally owned and operated. It is our hope that joining these two powerful forces together will mean superior, exceptional veterinary medicine for all of Central Texas. With three full-service specialty and emergency hospitals located in Round Rock, Northwest and Southwest Austin there is no limit to our ability to help with all your specialty and emergency care needs.

We are looking forward to the exciting benefits this change will offer and to the possibilities this joint effort will bring!

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We are a state of the art specialty and emergency care pet hospital

Our pet hospital offers the following services for dogs and cats of all breeds, ages, medical conditions and lifestyles:

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Dog Health Services

  • Allergy Testing
  • Anesthesia
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Electrocardiography
  • Emergency Care
  • Endoscopy
  • Fitness
  • Laboratory Testing
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laser Therapy
  • Medications
  • Pain Management
  • Pregnancy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Surgery

To learn more about our comprehensive dog health services, please contact us or visit our dog health services page.

Cat Health Services

  • Allergy Testing
  • Anesthesia
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Emergency Care
  • Eye Care
  • Illnesses and Disease
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Lab Tests
  • Laser Therapy
  • Medications
  • Microchip ID
  • Pain Management
  • Surgery

To learn more about our comprehensive cat health services, please contact us or visit our cat health services page.