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Powerful Medicine.
Exceptional Care.

Central Texas Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Hospitals provide referral services in Surgery, Allergy & Dermatology, Neurology, Critical Care, Rehabilitation & Conditioning, Canine Sports Therapy Services, and 24-hour Emergency Care. By partnering with local veterinarians, we bring pets of Central Texas and their owners complete and exceptional pet care.

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About Central Texas Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Hospital

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Our Clients say...

...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. She had the best time. She even climbed a ladder to the dock,which I had never seen her do before. Thanks to Dr. Kerpsack & staff for giving her a new lease on life. THANKS SO MUCH ! Ruby gives you two paws up! Jill

Caring for those who mean the most to us! When Mabel needed surgery I worried very much about the anesthesia, who it is that would care for her while she was in overnight recovery and many other fears that accompany caring for a loved one. Dr. Kerpsack and his staff made this event as positive as possible and, most importantly, got my bulldog back to me in a condition that exceeded my lofty expectations. If your best friend could talk I'm sure he or she would offer thanks knowing that they were cared for by those at CTVSH. Thanks

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. After a successful entrapped nerve root operation, more than a year of checkups, x-rays, and daily medications, Grant’s infection has completely cleared. I can say with great confidence that CTVSH provides the best care, timely updates, and kind consideration to both owners and dogs.


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.

Not a day passes I don't thank my lucky stars to have found Dr. Kerpsack and CTVSH! My 7-year-old yellow lab Butter was experiencing unidentified pain for months with several unsuccessful treatments of steroids and bed rest. It broke my heart to see her in such discomfort. Thankfully my local veterinarian referred me to Dr. Kerpsack. Butter had an appointment the next morning and ventral slot surgery that afternoon. Dr. Kerpsack and the whole support staff at the clinic were extremely professional and incredibly compassionate. My stress was eased by their constant updates on Butter's recovery, their availability to answer my questions and their overall competence as a group. The recovery was not easy and longer than expected, but they were right there for me every step of the way. I feel I hit the jackpot in finding CTVSH! It is with great confidence I recommend their services.

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. Harding gave Bandit great care, gave me options on the estimate, and gave advice when she had different findings than what we expected. Amy gave excellent discharge instructions. Both of them were understanding of my two small kids, who had been up since about 4 and were understandably starting to go bonkers. While I hope we have no further after-hours animal emergencies, I will not hesitate to take my animals to them in the event that we do. It's clear that they care about the animals and want to do what's best for them.

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. Tiger is still fighting, but he wouldn't be where he is if it weren't for your care. Thank you from the bottom of my heart

Samantha Nielsen

Wow, the staff is very professional, courteous and they support the local wildlife by working closely with Wildlife Rescue (non profit/201C3). Late Sunday evening I found a wild duck with a fishhook in its eye and beak, Emergency Animal Hospital of Northwest Austin was open and able to remove both (treble) hooks without any damage the duck's eye; wildlife rescue then returned the duck to its natural habitat. Sincerest thanks and appreciation to Emergency Animal Hospital of Northwest Austin for going above and beyond.

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! Additionally, our entire visit lasted under 1 hour including exam, X-rays, diagnosis and administration of antibiotics...that is amazing efficiency for an emergency visit on a weekend night. Well done!

Elisabeth Potter
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Home Care Video Guides

When you return home after your pet's visit, it is important to follow your veterinarian's recommendations to ensure your pet's ongoing health. Visit our Home Care Video Guides page for tips on how to safely administer oral medications, injectible insulin, and subcutaneous fluids. We add to this page periodically according to the needs of our clients. Let us know what you'd like to see next!