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January 11, 2018
Canine influenza, also known as the dog flu, is a highly infectious virus that has been confirmed in 46 states across the United States, including San Jose, California this week. There are currently two strains that have been identified - H3N8 and H3N2. H3N8 was first identified in Florida among racing greyhounds in 2004. H3N2 was first identified in an outbreak affecting dogs in Chicago and the surrounding Midwest region in 2015.

We have been requiring this vaccination for our boarding kennel for two years. So if your dog has received his/her flu vaccine from us it was for the strain of flu that has been reported in San Jose this week.

Our doctors are recommending that all dogs that are social - frequent dog parks, play groups, dog shows, or travel throughout the State or out of State. Be given the vaccine. Read More


December 21, 2017
We are so thrilled to announce our December's Employee of the Month is our incredible technician Ali! Read More


December 21, 2017
Late one evening new clients brought their pet Benzy into our hospital and saw Dr. Conor Hoff. Benzy had been having urinary accidents in the middle night and frequent trips outside throughout the day. The smell of her urine was also extremely pungent and they knew something was wrong.
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October 27, 2017
Allergies can be one of the most frustrating problems for dogs, their owners, and their veterinarians. Whether it’s a little foot licking, ear infections, or severe hair loss and secondary infections, many dog’s lives are made miserable by this all-too-common problem. Most veterinarians try to think of allergies as having three separate causes: parasites, specifically fleas; food; and the surrounding environment, both indoors and outdoors. In the past, a lot of treatments we have used have been either ineffective, inconvenient, or cause side effects that are often intolerable for dog and owner alike. Fortunately, there are some new treatments we can add to our traditional arsenal used for combating the “the itch.” Read More


October 14, 2017
First hand account of our Technician Manager Chelsea's experience in volunteering helping pets in need after Harvey's devastation.


Hard times often reveal the true nature of people, for Houston, Hurricane Harvey defined the community. During my three days of volunteering, I saw firsthand what "Texas Strong" really means. Before my arrival at Houston Pets Alive! I read heartwarming stories of those who were lucky enough to be on high ground. They opened up their homes to their neighbors and loaned out their cars so others could get to work. Social media was full of encouraging words, prayers, and well wishes for the victims of the storm from people around the globe. On my way to and from HPA each day, I spoke with my Uber drivers about how Harvey had affected their lives. Some volunteered at the pop-up shelters while others needed the help themselves while piecing back together all they had lost. This natural disaster affected people in a variety of ways but the gratitude for the outpouring of support was the same.
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October 20, 2017
At 10 months, Rascal is still very much a kitten. He spends his time playing with the two children in the house and his rescue dog brother. When Rascal began vomiting and not acting like his normal energetic self his owner knew there was something wrong. She brought him to their normal veterinarian where they treated him for a GI upset and sent him home with medication to help stop the vomiting. They told his owner to monitor his symptoms and to give them a call if he worsens.

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September 27, 2017
Halloween is a time of spooky decorations, clever costumes, and delicious treats. It can also present hidden dangers for our favorite pets. Follow our safety tips to make sure your pet has a ghoulishly great Halloween! Read More


September 8, 2017
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center announces the "adoption" of the staff of Westbury Animal Hospital in Houston, TX. Read More


September 11, 2017
We are so excited to highlight Shannon Sorrell this month! Read More


September 12, 2017
Did you know? It takes over two months of intense training and mentoring for a veterinarian to become established at BRVC.... Read More


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