Research Pet and Bird Hospital

Research Pet and Bird Hospital


Billie spent the day at Research Pet and Bird Hospital to figure out why she's been in pain.

The good news is we got a diagnosis. The bad news is, it's her hip (first x-ray; the other is for comparison, though I can't read either of them!).

We're starting with pain meds, but ultimately, she might need a hip replacement. Poor Billie has already had back surgery. We're hoping we can figure out how to help her live in comfort without another surgery, but we'll do whatever she needs.

Please, please help if you can. This bill is paid because others are going unpaid. We really need all the help we can get.

Venmo @FinalFrontier-RescueProject

Billie's happy to be back in her foster home enjoying a bully stick and we are so grateful to Josh for fostering so Billie is not going through this while living in a kennel!
Hi from Sarge! Hope you all are staying safe as you help all the fur (and non-fur) babies!
Thank you Dr. Skellenger for taking care of Ozzie and CeeCee today. The boys are doing well after their dentals and extractions today. We appreciate all that you do for them and all of our kiddos. Dental care is so very important to our dogs and cats overall health and making sure everything is done right is critical. I rest easy knowing that you do it all the right way! You know how picky I am knowing what I know, so thank you!
Felix was diagnosed with small cell lymphoma in June, 2016. His prognosis (with chemotherapy) was about 2 years. It's been over 2 years now, so every day is truly a blessing to have him in our lives. He's almost 16 years old now, has cancer, diabetes, pancreatitis, and a heart murmur, but THANKS to Dr. Skellenger and staff, he is enjoying a "sun puddle" today (August, 2018).
Town Hall is now preparing Welcome Kits for new families that are moving into our community.

Our Welcome Kits feature and direct these new families to a small number of local businesses for the goods, services & professionals that they need to find.

Since our Welcome Kits are exclusive, and we can only accommodate one Veterinarian, I would ask you to kindly let me know if you are interested in being the featured Veterinarian in our local Welcome Kits.

It is worthy to note that, according to Dr. Cathy Goodwin in her book “Making the Big Move”, 55% of new residents and families seek out a new Veterinarian shortly after their relocation. As such, more than one-half of our Welcome Kit recipients are actively looking for a new Vet.

I would like to schedule a time when you are expecting me so that I may drop off a sample of our "Welcome Kit" and explain the program in greater detail.

Please reply with your availability or call me at your earliest convenience.

For a faster response, or if you prefer, feel free to text me on my cell which is listed in my signature.

Pam Dugdale
(512) 516-9213
[email protected]
Thank you to the staff for rushing our beloved Mamacita chicken into surgery last minute.
I know they did all they could to save her but she was too badly injured.
RIP Mamacita 💔
Thank again for caring for my joe dirt 🐹💖
Thank you so much for taking such good care of my little man joe dirt.💕🐹
Today is my 15th BIRFDAY! (76 in peepel yeerz). Mommy sez my canzer iz problee gone tooo.

Happy Day for FEWIXX 🐈

I will see Dr. S. and everyone Monday!

We provide compassionate, high quality veterinary care for all species, including dogs, cats, birds, small mammals and reptiles. Welcome to Research Boulevard Pet & Bird Hospital

Austin is a city that thrives on excellence.

For more than thirty-seven years, Research Pet & Bird Hospital has been recognized as one of the top veterinary hospitals in the Austin area. We pledge to continue to provide the highest standard of medical care for your pets that you have come to expect. Research Boulevard Pet & Bird Hospital is a full-service animal hospital whose mission is to provide the highest standard of veterinary care for

Operating as usual

Timeline photos 04/05/2022

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March is designated as Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month.
Based on the Pet Poison Helpline call volume and extensive database, here are the top 10 most common toxins that Pet Poison Helpline gets called about. When in doubt, call your vet or Pet Poison Helpline (they do charge a consultation fee) to make sure there won’t be a problem. Take special care to keep these toxins out of your pet’s reach and pet-proof your house!

Dog Poisons:
Mouse and Rat Poisons (rodenticides)
Vitamins and Minerals (e.g., Vitamin D3, iron, etc.)
NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.)
Cardiac Medications (e.g., calcium channel blockers, beta-blockers, etc.)
Cold and Allergy Medications (e.g., pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine, etc.)
Antidepressants (e.g., selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors)
Xylitol (common in toothpaste and chewing gum – read your labels to ensure your pet is safe!)
Acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol)
Caffeine Pills


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Photos from Research Pet and Bird Hospital's post 02/21/2022

Hey, look up. Check out our new signs!!


Meet our newest Doctor!

Dr. Brandon J. Louth is a published author in exotic veterinary medicine and has presented at national exotic veterinary conferences on his research in reptile and amphibian medicine. His research includes establishing the husbandry and captive propagation of the Eastern collared lizard, Crotaphytus collaris, and creating their biochemistry reference intervals, and plasma retinol (vitamin A) interval. He also has done research on cane toads, Rhinella marina, and quaker parakeets, Myiopsitta monachus. He received his bachelor’s in biology at The College of William and Mary, where he also played football. He then received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2021. He also had a research internship in 2018 at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, being on clinics in their Zoological Medicine and Services and performed research at the Schubot Center for Avian Health. He has a passion working with exotics and advancing exotic veterinary medicine through his research. He has goals to become ABVP board certified in reptile and amphibian medicine. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Lydia and dog Jax, in addition to taking care of over 140 reptiles.


You’re purrfect, I’m not kitten you.
Happy Valentine’s Day, from Henry and the staff of Research Pet and Bird Hospital. ❤️

Photos from Research Pet and Bird Hospital's post 02/11/2022

We had a great staff training on Wednesday. Stay tuned! Exciting things to come!


Just a reminder 😊


Meet Dr. Wellford

Dr. Harrison Wellford was born and raised in the mountain state of West Virginia. Dr. Wellford attended West Virginia University for his undergraduate education. He then moved to Columbus to attend The Ohio State University and received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2021. While he loves all creatures great and small, Dr. Wellford has a keen interest in exotic animal practice and seeks ABVP board certification in avian medicine. As a new resident to Austin he enjoys exploring all the area has to offer including outdoor activities like paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking and trying new food every chance he gets. He shares his home with a jungle carpet python named Jungera and a tiger salamander named Tigger.

Photos from Research Pet and Bird Hospital's post 10/19/2021

Callie is a sweet six year old calico, who is looking for her furrever home. Please call us if you are interested. (512)258-2577 ❤️😺


We are up and running!!!!


Internet and phones are down. We are sorry for any inconvenience. Spectrum has not given us a time frame. This appears to be a large outage. We hope to get back online as soon as possible.


Damage caused by the weather this past week has been repaired! We want to thank Lee for his dedication to getting it fixed as quickly as possible. We will be open for regular business hours on Monday morning.


Our clinic experienced some outside water pipe damage during the extreme weather that we experienced this past week. We will be closed tomorrow February 20, 2021 for repairs. If you have an emergency, please contact Central Texas Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Hospital at (512)900-2778. We want to thank everyone for their patience and we hope to have this fixed as quickly as possible.


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Happy Halloween from Henry and the staff at Research Pet and Bird!


Halloween Pet Safety
• Keep candy and other treats out of paw’s reach! Chocolate and the sweetener xylitol- often found in gum and peanut butter- can be very toxic to dogs and cats. Kids should also be reminded not to feed candy to pets.
• Put your dog or cat in a quiet place away from the front door and all those people in strange costumes. This will help prevent them from running out the door when treats are passed.
• If you’re putting your pet in a costume, make sure they feel comfortable in it before taking them out. If the costumes has bells, noisemakers, or strings, they can scare your pet or pose a choking hazard. Use bright collars or vest/costumes for visibility at night.
• Keep your pets indoors on Halloween night! This is especially important for black cats, who can be targeted during the holiday. Also, make sure your pets are microchipped or have a collar with current identification in case they get frightened and run off.
• Be mindful of decoration dangers. Flames from candles, dry ice, and electrical cords are just a few popular Halloween items that can be harmful for pets.


Research Pet and Bird Hospital would like to recognize our technician team! Thank you for all of your hard work and extraordinary patient care. We are grateful for each and everyone of you. Coral, Van, Anna, Karen, Jordan and Sarah-Happy Tech Week!!!!!!


Help us welcome our new Veterinarian, Dr. Tori Tran!

Originally from Connecticut, Dr. Tori received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Miami in 2009. She obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in 2017 and certificate of veterinary acupuncture that began in China. Dr. Tori worked with mixed animals in the Texas Hill Country from 2017 to 2020. She enjoys working with a wide variety of species, for general practice and acupuncture. In her spare time, she enjoys her time with her husband and fur family including Holly (off-track Thoroughbred), Ace (Border Collie mix), Bianca (long-haired Chihuahua), Gatsby (Siamese mix), and flock of hens.


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We wish everyone a safe holiday!


Beauty! Yoshi's face says it all. Thank you Patty for making her part of our team and inventory control.


Mirror Mirror on the wall, who is the cutest one of all.........
Peanut is!!!!! We have to agree with his mommy, Coral. She is one RPBH's technicians. Thank you for sharing him with us!!!


Soooooooo, you have all these toys but you choose my paw? Really???? We want to thank our technician Karen for this awesome picture of Blu being a chew toy for Maya.


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11679 Research Blvd
Austin, TX

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 6pm
Tuesday 7am - 6pm
Wednesday 7am - 6pm
Thursday 7am - 6pm
Friday 7am - 5:30pm
Saturday 8am - 1pm

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