Locations

ZippiVet North

10721 Research Blvd Suite A-110
Austin, Texas 78759

(512) 904-0218

  • Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday – Sunday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

We are closed on major holidays.

 

ZippiVet South

2120 South Lamar Blvd
Austin, Texas 78704

(512) 514-1118

  • Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday – Sunday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

We are closed on major holidays.

 

Visit preparation

Please prepare and bring the following documents along when you come for your first visit:

  • Any paperwork or documents from your breeder, rescue shelter, or previous veterinarian regarding your pet’s health, including surgery or vaccination records
  • Diet and nutrition information, including the brand name of your pet’s food and how often you feed them
  • A stool sample

Advice on Your First Visit

We want your pet to be as at ease as possible. Since new environments can create a lot of stress for animals, we ask that you keep your pet in a carrier or on a leash while visiting ZippiVet. This can help to prevent conflict with other pets and reduce the chances for disease to spread.

Our veterinarians, staff and technicians are trained experts when it comes to keeping your pet feeling comfortable and safe. If your companion is shy or has any aggressive tendencies, let us know so that we can take precautions and help you to manage the problems.

The First Exam

The first examination your pet receives will be gentle and thorough. We apply an engaging and respectful approach to our veterinary care. The veterinarian will thoroughly check your pet’s coat, weight, skin, eyes, ears, gums, teeth, lungs, heart, and overall health.

After examining your pet, the veterinarian will discuss any questions you may have and will address any necessary preventative health and wellness issues such as parasite prevention, vaccinations, spaying or neutering, dental health, nutrition, and microchipping. Depending on the age and health of your dog or cat, your doctor may also recommend blood and urine tests or other diagnostics.

Appointment FAQ

Q: What should I bring on my first visit?

A: On your first visit to our facility, please prepare and bring diet and nutrition information, including the brand name of your pet’s food and how often you feed them, any paperwork or documents from your breeder, rescue shelter or previous veterinarian regarding your pet’s health, and a stool sample.

Q: Why should I keep my pet on a leash or in a carrier?

A: New environments can be very stressful and scary for pets. This fear can result in conflict with other animals and increases the potential for injury or even the spread of illnesses. We want your pet to be as at ease as possible. This is why we ask that you keep your pet on a leash or in a pet carrier when you visit ZippiVet.

Q: What can I expect at the first exam?

A: The first exam will be gentle, but thorough. The veterinarian will assess all aspects of your pet’s general well-being, including checking their weight, teeth, eyes, skin, heart and lungs and their vaccination and parasite prevention status. The doctor will address any questions or concerns you may have, and discuss options for microchipping, spaying and neutering, or the need for any further testing.

Q: What if my pet has an emergency?

A: We are equipped to handle many emergencies during our normal business hours. We open early and stay open late as well as keeping weekend hours to be available as often as we can be. In situations where we are not open, we can provide referrals to emergency and specialty veterinary services that are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.