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A Budget-Friendly Guide to Vet Clinics in Austin

Pet visits, for most pet parents, can be a nightmare. Your fur baby is sick, and the vet clinic makes your pet anxious. What if it's expensive or the services are poor… Could it get worse?

Don’t give up! We put together a list for you. 

Have a look at our top picks.

North Austin

ATX Animal Clinic

ATX veterinarians with a dog

8033 Mesa Dr
Austin, TX 78731
(512) 338-4300 

ATX understands how stressful it’s for a pet parent when your furry family members fall sick. That’s why they specialize in a “bond-centered” approach that gives you emotional support and also involves you in your pet’s healing process.

Unlike other veterinarians who are quick to impose treatment on your pet, ATX listens to your concerns, discusses the available options, and allows you to decide what will be best for your canine—without judgment.

ATX vet services include;

  • Vaccines and preventives
  • Wellness exams
  • Dental and surgery
  • Microchipping
  • Internal medicine
  • Radiology and ultrasound
  • Emergency care

What customers say about ATX: 

“I can't say enough about this clinic! From Dr Rob to the amazing techs & staff! They are patient, kind, and the services & pricing are affordable! Thanks for loving Kota!”

-Tate B, Austin TX

North Lamar Veterinary Clinic

Veterinarian holding a dog
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10828 North Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78753
(512) 836-2888 

They are open on weekdays from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm, and Saturdays from 7:30 am to 1 pm. 

Vet clinics can feel very corporate and impersonal, but North Lamar Vet clinic has an old-school vibe that’s personal and homey.

The small clinic has been in business since 1971—with the same veterinarian, Dr. Spellman. The family vet is straightforward about your treatment options and gives you transparent costs so that you can make an informed decision. 

North Lamar Vet services include: 

  • Wellness visits
  • Routine vaccinations
  • Surgical procedures

What their clients love about them:

“I love going to this clinic! The staff is very nice and have a great sense of humor, and it is a lot easier to get a same-day appointment here than any other vet I've visited (I've been to a few in the area). I feel that my two pups are well taken care for here.” 

-Sydney M, Austin, TX

South Austin

South Park Animal Hospital

615 W Slaughter Ln Ste 121
Austin, TX 78748
(512) 386-1065 

If your pet becomes anxious during vet visits, South Park Animal Hospital’s relaxed environment can make all the difference for both of you. 

The Fear Free certified vets take time to create a low-stress environment for your pet by:

  • Reducing the waiting time so your pet won’t be around unfamiliar animals for long
  • Using scented pheromones to calm down pets
  • Treating cats in a different ward 
  • Offering treats and toys to the pets

Even more, they’ll listen to your concerns and give you pet care tips to prevent recurrent health problems.

The animal hospital services include;

  • Routine wellness
  • Preventive care
  • Dental care
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Surgery
  • Internal medicine
  • Oncology

What clients’ love:

“We have been taking our dog here for years. They are phenomenal and have a great professional staff and wonderful caring doctors. They also have an app that helps track in let you know when you're due for upcoming shots or you can reach out to them for any questions or emergencies.”

-Jason B, Austin TX 

Love Pet Hospital

a dog with acupuncture needles

8106 Brodie Ln Ste 102
Austin, TX 78745
(512) 282-0221 

Would you consider a holistic approach to treating your pets? Love Pet Hospital combines integrative and Western medicine to give your animals the best health care.

Rather than pumping your pet with unnecessary medication, the highly qualified doctors listen and advise you on the best approach to take while letting you decide what’s best for your pet. 

Their services include: 

  • Wellness, preventative and diagnostic
  • Dental
  • Surgery
  • Alternative treatment — acupuncture, chiropractic care, cold laser therapy, Advanced Allergy Therapeutics (AAT), and Chinese herbal medicine

What Love Pet clients love;

“We've been bringing our beloved Harriet here for ten years and the staff and docs at Love Pet Hospital never cease to amaze us with their kindness, thorough help, and *most of all* their true love of animals.”

-Liz B, Austin TX 

East Austin

PAZ Veterinary East

2400 E Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 236-8000 

If your anxious furry best friend can’t stand car rides and the smell of the veterinary clinic, PAZ Veterinary can come to your home for services such as basic vaccines and if the worst should happen, home-euthanasia.

They also have a full-service clinic that’s equally relaxing and fear-free, with calming scented oil diffusers and a separate waiting area for dogs and cats. You’ll also enjoy the cool reception area with drinks—coffee, water, and cold beer on tap.

Their services include;

  • Vaccines and preventatives
  • Internal medicine
  • Herbals and acupuncture
  • Animal well being and psychology
  • Dermatology
  • Radiology and ultrasound
  • Dentals and surgery
  • Socialization classes

What pet parents love;

“I was on vacation in Austin when disaster struck and my dog was attacked by another dog.  The staff here was incredible and so wonderful in helping me with her after emergency care.”

-Melissa K, Austin TX 


7201 Levander Loop, Buildings I & K
Austin TX 78702
(512) 587-7729 

Suppose your pet is generally healthy and only needs the occasional wellness check-up and annual vaccine shots. In that case, Emancipet will sort you out at a fraction of the cost charged by most veterinarians.

This non-profit pet clinic specializes in low-cost preventive treatment and has several branches spread across Austin. They also have mobile vet clinics that offer both free and low-cost services.

Although Emancipet doesn’t offer full-service vet care, they give you helpful referrals to specialists once they assess your furry friend.

Their services include;

  • Spay/neuter
  • Vaccinations
  • Microchipping
  • Flea and heartworm prevention

What customers love;

“I took my rescue dog to get checked out and vaccinated. Was worth the short wait and the money! Thanks for all you do Emancipet & if anyone chooses to go, please donate!!!”

-Frankie M, Austin TX 

West Austin

Firehouse Animal Health Center

dogs at a veterinary clinic

3801 N Capital Of Tx Hwy Ste F-100
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 765-9009 

Firehouse Animal Health Center uses a collaborative approach that involves families in their animals’ healing process. The super knowledgeable veterinarians work with you to develop a realistic treatment plan that’s economical and stress-free for you.

Their dedication to helping rescue animals through donating cash and free medical services is impressive. You’ll also love their mission dubbed “100 Little Things” which revolves around excellent customer service, quality care, and compassion.

Their services include;

  • Wellness check-ups and vaccinations
  • Internal medicine
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic services
  • Dental and surgical treatment
  • Behavioral consultations
  • Nutritional counseling

Pet owners have this to say about Firehouse: 

“Wonderful, helpful and very professional- they helped me out when we had an emergency situation and I will be forever grateful and now this is our vet in Austin for life!”

-Laura W, Austin TX 

BEEVET Animal Hospital 

11817 Bee Caves Road
Austin, TX 78738          
(512) 263-9292 

BEEVET Animal Hospital is an AAHA accredited facility known for providing high-quality care to pets and personalized customer service. The attentive veterinarians listen to your concerns and provide several treatment options within your budget. And if you’re a new client, you’ll get a free consultation.

The staff use fear-free tactics that make cats and dogs feel at ease at the clinic. Your nervous cat will especially enjoy the cat-friendly environment with a separate exam and boarding area, pheromone scents, and calming sounds.

Their services include;

  • Wellness and preventive care
  • Dental and surgery
  • Microchipping
  • Boarding
  • Grooming

What BEEVET customers love;

“I will never take my baby anywhere else.”

-Gabi J. Phoenix, AZ

Central Austin

Austin Vet Hospital

a cat dressed in Austin Vet t-shirt
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4701 N I-35 Frontage Rd
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 476-9191 

Austin Vet Hospital has provided the Austin community with general veterinary care services for 50 years. You’ll love their thorough wellness check-ups as their approach is preventive rather than treatment. 

The well-experienced staff appreciate the human-animal bond and involve you in tailor-making treatment plans that fit your pet’s general health and your schedule to ensure you can be the best care provider at home.

Their services include;

  • Wellness and prevention care
  • Diagnostics
  • Dentistry
  • Surgery
  • Boarding

What clients love about Austin Vet: 

“Clean environment and little wait throughout the visit. Friendly and helpful staff! Quick results on blood work.”

-Diana S, Austin, TX.

Austin Urban Vet Center

Austin Urban Vet Center
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710 W. 5th Street
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 476-2882 

Austin Urban Vet Center is your one-stop facility for pet care. From full-service vet services to boarding and play care, your pets’ needs will be met and your expectations exceeded.

The caring and experienced staff give you various treatment options and let you decide based on your needs and budget—without pressure. If you’re a new parent, you’ll get helpful tips and support for raising your fur baby.

Their services include:

  • Wellness care and vaccinations
  • Diagnostics
  • Acupuncture
  • Allergy and dermatology
  • Dental and surgery
  • Laser therapy

What pet parents love about them;

“So glad we found them. Dr. Helen and staff are great. They are friendly, receptive to questions, and truly care about your pets.” 

-Erika M, Austin, TX

They are open from Monday to Friday 8 am to 6 pm, and Saturdays 8 am to 12 pm.

We are With You, Every Step

At Tomlinson’s, we know there’ll be good days and bad days when raising your pet. 

While we strive to make your good days better with pet supplies that your furry friend will love, we’ll give you helpful advice on our blog to help you get through or avoid the bad days.

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