Star of Texas Veterinary Hospital

Star of Texas Veterinary Hospital

Full service veterinary hospital specializing in integrative care. We treat your pet companion as we would our own.

At Star of Texas Veterinary Hospital, we prefer to use the term ‘companion’ because dogs and cats are no longer considered just pets; they have become a part of our family. The bond between animals and people began centuries ago and has never been stronger than it is today. Our goal is to provide you with the information and resources necessary to keep your companion happy and healthy for as long

Photos from Star of Texas Veterinary Hospital's post 12/02/2023

Welcoming the weekend with a paw-some crew! 🐾

Walter's the nap king, Ragnar & Rollo are our resident Viking enthusiasts, Molly's all about fire trucks, Poe enjoys candlelight dinners, Dally & Penny are the plant aficionados, Riley indulges in empanadas & Twizzlers, Sammie's the slip and slide champ, and Jack's on a mission to conquer the world of robots. 🌿🏹🚒

A Pet’s Perspective on Aging Gracefully 12/01/2023

Have you ever wondered what your senior pet is thinking? Although you aren’t exactly a mind reader, you are likely pretty good at deciphering your pet’s needs. As your pet ages, they may require extra support, but they can continue to enjoy a good quality of life throughout their golden years. Check out our latest blog post to learn what your senior pet wants you to know about their changing health care needs.

A Pet’s Perspective on Aging Gracefully As your pet ages, their health care needs may change, but age itself is not a disease, and your dog or cat can continue to enjoy a good quality of life throughout their golden years. Our Star of Texas Veterinary Hospital team provides high-quality care for each patient through each of


How does your pet brighten your day? Share your most heartwarming pet stories with us.

Photos from Star of Texas Veterinary Hospital's post 11/30/2023

Calling all pet parents! 🐾 Recent reports suggest a potential new respiratory disease in dogs nationwide. 🦠 While cases are yet to be confirmed in Texas, it's crucial to be proactive. 🚨 If your furry friend shows respiratory symptoms, give us a call for guidance. 📞🐶

Although the situation is uncertain, take precautions: avoid crowded dog spaces, don't share bowls, and consider alternatives to boarding and grooming. 🛁🚫 Let's prioritize our fur babies' health! 🐾

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Owning a pet is like having a personal trainer that doesn't care about your fitness level. They'll always be ready to go for a walk or play fetch, no matter how out of shape you feel. And the best part? They never judge you for taking a break or slowing down. Your furry friend just wants to spend time with you, no matter what.


With years of experience and a heart full of love for animals, we're your trusted pet care providers.


Your pet's happiness is our mission. Let's create a lifetime of unforgettable moments together.


Wishing you all a warm and joyful Thanksgiving! 🍁 Please be informed that we are currently closed for the holiday on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th.

If your beloved pet is in need of urgent medical assistance during this time, please reach out to Veterinary Emergency Group at (737) 243-9408.

We look forward to serving you again when we reopen for regular business hours on Monday, November 27th at 7:00 am. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! 🐾


🍂🐾 Happy Thanksgiving from our furry family to yours! 🦃🐶🍁🐱🍂

This year, we are grateful for the unconditional love and constant companionship of our furry friends. From snuggles on the couch to walks in the crisp autumn air, they bring so much joy to my life. Today, we're giving thanks for their wet noses, wagging tails, and silly antics that always make me smile. And of course, we're thankful for the delicious turkey dinner we'll be sharing together! 🍗🐾🍽️

Wishing you and your furry family a wonderful Thanksgiving full of love and laughter from our crew to yours! 🦃❤️🐶🐱🍁


We're taking a little break to give thanks and gobble up some turkey! 🦃🍂 Please note that our clinic will be closed TOMORROW Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th in celebration of Thanksgiving.

In case your furry friend has a medical emergency during this time, don't worry, we've got you covered! Reach out to Veterinary Emergency Group at (737) 243-9408.

We'll be back and ready to care for your pets on Monday, November 27th at 7:00 am! 🐾🏥


It’s not just humans that overeat during the holidays, some of us may also be guilty of being a bit indulgent with our pets too! 🍗 From green beans to sweet potatoes, there are plenty of fall favorites that are tasty and safe options for your pet to share in small portions during holiday festivities. 🍽


Want to keep your pet safe from intestinal parasites? Here are some simple steps you can take: 🐶

• Sanitation - Frequently scoop all f***l matter from your pet’s environment.
• Other pets - Do not let your pet contact other pets’ f***l material.
• Wildlife - Do not let your pet contact a wild animal’s f***l material, and do not let them eat wild animals.
• Puppies and kittens - Puppies and kittens should receive an appropriate deworming medication at 2, 4, 6, and 8 weeks of age.
• F***l exams - All pets should have regular f***l exams—at least once per year for adults, and twice per year for puppies and kittens.
• Tick preventives - All pets should be given year-round tick preventives, to avoid tapeworm infection.
• Heartworm preventives - Most heartworm preventives also include protection against intestinal parasites, so all pets should be placed on year-round heartworm prevention. 💊

Intestinal parasites can be prevented with a few precautionary measures. Make sure to speak to your vet about the best deworming


Fun Fact: Did you know pets can lower stress and boost your mood? Studies show that spending time with your furry friends can lead to reduced anxiety and increased happiness.

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Thanksgiving is almost here! 🦃 Just a friendly reminder to double-check on your fur baby's medications & diets and pick up those refills.

We will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd AND Friday, November 24th in observance of the holiday. 🍂

Turkey Day Pet Safety Dos and Don’ts 11/20/2023

Your pet is likely looking forward to the Thanksgiving holiday as much as you, already drooling over the turkey and plotting ways to steal goodies from the counter as soon as you turn your back. Check out our latest blog post for do’s and don’ts to avoid a Thanksgiving pet safety disaster.

Turkey Day Pet Safety Dos and Don’ts Austin is welcoming the fall and its cooler temperatures—and the holiday season. Many families excitedly anticipate Thanksgiving, which offers a chance to gather together and eat delicious food until you have to unbutton your pants and nap in the recliner. Fall is also a great time to remind pet o...

Purring Through the Pain: Arthritis in Cats 11/20/2023

Most cat owners expect their older pets to slow down with age, but these changes may actually signal arthritis—a painful but treatable condition. Check out our latest blog post to learn about the newest research in feline arthritis and the treatments that could benefit your four-legged friend.

Purring Through the Pain: Arthritis in Cats Arthritis commonly affects many species, including humans, dogs, and cats. We know that arthritis pain can be debilitating and is recognized easily in humans and dogs, but owners and veterinarians often fail to address these changes in cats. Our Star of Texas Veterinary Hospital team knows how pain....

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brought us some sweet and playful moments! Dr. Sabo spent time with Anya, the cotton candy enthusiast, and Peaches, the fruit salad aficionado. Meanwhile, Dr. McCoy had a delightful encounter with Remy, a bundle of energy who loves playing and taking cozy naps. 🍭🍇🐾

It's all smiles, tail wags, and a sprinkle of furry joy!


Paws and reflect: Ready to take your pet's happiness to the next level? Explore our website for tips, tricks, and tales of adventure:


It’s important to regularly check for intestinal parasites in your pet! 🐶

Here’s what you should do:
• Have your pet’s f***l tested during routine wellness visits
• Puppies and kittens should have f***l tests at least twice during their first year
• Adult pets should have a f***l test performed at least once per year
• Notify your vet if you see a tapeworm segment in your pet’s f***s

Protect your pet and stay on top of their health! 🐱


Repost from See Spot Learn 🐾⬇

Dogs' behavior is influenced by various factors, including genetics, environment, previous experiences, training, health, and emotional state. Their breed and genetic makeup contribute to specific behavioral traits, such as herding or guarding instincts. Early socialization is crucial for developing positive social behavior and reducing fear or aggression.

Overstimulation can lead to hyperactivity and erratic responses, while traumatic experiences may result in fear, anxiety, or aggression. Positive reinforcement-based training promotes desired behavior, while inconsistent methods can cause confusion or fear. Physical and mental well-being significantly affect a dog's behavior, with inadequate nutrition potentially leading to irritability or digestive problems.

As dogs age, they may experience cognitive decline, leading to changes in memory, learning, and behavior. Each dog is unique, and their behavior can vary widely, even within the same breed. Understanding their communication cues is vital for interpreting their needs and emotions.


Pets have a way of bringing joy and happiness into our lives, even on the darkest of days. Remember to appreciate the little moments of sunshine they bring.


Our expert care and boundless love ensure your pets are healthy and happy in our hands.

Photos from Star of Texas Veterinary Hospital's post 11/11/2023

Happy ! 🌟🐾 Dr. Alexander spent time with Georgie, who loves to float too! 🎈 Dr. Sabo had a fun-filled day with Louie, the tennis ball and snack connoisseur, and Karma, the tarot card enthusiast. 🎾🍟 Dr. McCoy joined in on the action, sharing playful moments with Carmen and Simon, the dynamic duo who love to play and snack! 🤼‍♀️

It's a day full of wagging tails and joyful purrs! ❤️🐾


Discover the heartwarming stories behind our love for pets and how it drives our commitment to their well-being.


We're closing early today, November 10th at 3:30 PM for a team training session ‼️

See you bright and early Monday morning!🌟


A must-watch for all pet parents! 🩺 knows how to set up her reactive pup Waylon for a stress-free vet visit using Fear Free techniques 🌟

Championing Fear Free practices in veterinary care, we're proud to set the standard as a Fear Free Hospital! 💙 Check out these helpful tips and tricks for a positive vet experience for your furry friend 🐶


🐶🐱 Did you know that single-celled, microscopic protozoan parasites can also affect your pet’s gastrointestinal tract? Here are two common protozoan parasites that can affect your furry friends:

1️⃣ Coccidia — Pets usually become infected by coccidia when they ingest a cyst. While coccidia usually don’t cause significant issues for adult pets, the organism can destroy the intestinal lining in geriatric pets, puppies, and kittens, causing mucoid diarrhea, vomiting, and decreased appetite.

2️⃣ Giardia — Pets usually become infected by Giardia by ingesting a cyst or drinking contaminated water. Giardia attach to the intestinal wall, and cause damage that usually results in acute, foul-smelling diarrhea. Infected pets typically have excess mucus in their f***s, and the infection can lead to chronic, intermittent diarrhea and weight loss.

If you think your pet may have been exposed to these parasites or is showing signs of illness, contact your veterinarian. With proper diagnosis and treatment, your pet can get back to their happy, healthy self! 🩺💊

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Rainy days are for cozy car cuddles ☔️🐶 Emily and Alice finding comfort in their impromptu hatchback hangout. 🚗💕


Honoring our faithful companions on National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day, raising awareness for the most common form of canine cancer. Let's educate, protect, and cherish our beloved furry friends. 🐾


If your dog could have a superpower, what would it be?
A) The ability to talk 🗣️
B) Super speed 🏃‍♂️
C) Invisibility 🤫
D) Teleportation ✨


Fear not the lumps and bumps! With early detection and timely treatment, these monsters can be conquered, ensuring your pet's health and happiness. 🐾

Photos from Star of Texas Veterinary Hospital's post 11/04/2023

In continuation of our celebration, here's part two of our adorable fur buddies! 🐾 🌟

Meet Juniper, the candy corn connoisseur, Kobe, the basketball star, Phoebe, the smelly cat enthusiast, Ducky, head over heels for Abby, Archie, the comic book lover, Veeru, the ribbon dancing maestro, Maggie, the polka dot fashionista, Posey, our beloved flower enthusiast, and Jupiter, the celestial explorer of Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto. 🌼❤️

Don't forget to check out our first post for even more cuteness!

Photos from Star of Texas Veterinary Hospital's post 11/04/2023

It's and we've had the joy of meeting some adorable new friends! 🐾🌟 Stay tuned for more cuteness in our second post, as we couldn't fit all the furry fun in one. 😉

Meet Chelsea, the space enthusiast, Beckham, the taco lover, Luna, the stargazing aficionado, Oreo, the sunflower sweetheart, Mr. Bean, the shower serenader, Jasper Knight, the ultimate cuddler, Felipe, the Angry Birds ace, Molly, the disco ball dancer, and Bentley, the cow-loving cowboy (yeehaw!) 🌼❤️

Stay tuned for more fluff and love!

Photos from Star of Texas Veterinary Hospital's post 11/02/2023

From pre-op snuggles to post-op triumphs, Lucy's journey shines bright with love and care! 🌟❤️ Our resilient Lucy breezed through her TPLO surgery, and we couldn't be prouder! Here's to a speedy recovery and endless cuddles! 🐾


Intestinal parasites can affect our furry friends, and it's important to know the signs of infestation. Here are some common parasites that have a worm-like appearance:

1️⃣ Roundworms: the most common parasite in cats and dogs, they attach to the intestinal wall and absorb nutrients from their host. While adults don't typically show signs, puppies and kittens may experience vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation, and in severe cases, life-threatening anemia.

2️⃣ Tapeworms: often contracted through ingesting infected fleas while grooming, these parasites have a small head connected to egg-filled segments that break off and pass through the pet's f***s, appearing as rice-like pieces. Some affected pets may experience weight loss, decreased appetite, lethargy, and diarrhea.

3️⃣ Hookworms: thread-like worms that attach to the intestinal wall and feed on the host's blood. Pets housed in unsanitary conditions are at higher risk, and mild cases result in diarrhea and weight loss, while severe cases can cause anemia.

4️⃣ Whipworms: contracted through ingestion of eggs that can survive in the environment for up to five years. These parasites cause severe inflammation in the large intestine, leading to diarrhea and weight loss.

🚨 If you suspect your pet has any of these parasites, it's important to seek veterinary care promptly. Your veterinarian can diagnose and treat the infestation, and help you prevent future outbreaks through proper parasite control measures.

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Embrace a wholesome lifestyle for your furry friends on National Cook for Your Pets Day! 🥘

Dr. McCoy changed her personal diet starting in December of 2017, switching to whole foods-based nutrition initially for weight loss. Along the way, she found many health benefits, and a passion for nutrition was born! 🥦 Although Dr. McCoy is not a board-certified nutritionist, she has taken additional education courses to learn about natural nutrition for pets. 🍎🩺

Dr. McCoy has learned about the role of diet in contributing to overall health and changes in disease states. This approach leans away from processed kibble and towards whole food feeding, making it suitable for your pet & personal lifestyle! 🐶🐱

Photos from Star of Texas Veterinary Hospital's post 11/01/2023

Wishing everyone a spooktacular Halloween! 👻🎃 We had a blast dressing up in our favorite costumes today. Hope your day was filled with treats and delightful scares!

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🕷️👻 Creepy crawlies and furry pals unite for a spine-chilling celebration! 🎃🦴🕸️

May your Halloween be filled with delightful frights and howling good times, from our team to you and your beloved pets! 🐾🦇 We'd love to know what your pet's costumes are this year! Let us know below ⬇️

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10706 Brodie Lane
Austin, TX

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 11am
1pm - 6pm
Tuesday 7am - 6pm
Wednesday 7am - 6pm
Thursday 7am - 6pm
Friday 7am - 6pm

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