Looking for affordable vet care in Houston? We all want what’s best for our pets, but we need affordable vet care that fits our budget. Here are cheap vet clinics that offer affordable vet care that is also high quality care.
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Affordable Vet Clinic in Houston
You want to keep your pet healthy, which means regular check ups and vaccines. Here’s our list of affordable vet clinics in Houston that offer general care.
|Affordable Pet Clinic||Low cost diagnostic and surgical services. Full service vet.||77093|
|Alief Animal Hospital||Low cost vaccinations, spay/neuter, dental. Full service vet.||77072|
|Cy-Fair Animal Hospital||High tech vet care at low tech prices. Full service vet.||77429|
|Emancipet||Non-Profit vet clinics offering preventative care and vaccines. Spay/Neuter by appointment.||77023|
|Kaaws Clinic||Wellness and preventative care, dental and spay/neuter.||77095|
|Long Drive Dog and Cat Hospital||Full service vet clinic with 6 doctors; open until 4pm on Saturdays.||77087|
|Mercy Pet Clinic||Non-profit full service vet clinic. Sliding scale payments for those on SSI or Welfare or that meet low-income standards.||77005|
|North Line Veterinary Clinic||Full service vet clinic, including wellness, dental, spay/neuter, labs, x-rays||77022|
|NVC-Groves (Wilcox Veterinary)||Neighborhood Veterinary Center – Groves is a bit of a drive from Houston. But they work with multiple rescue groups and are known for affordable orthopedic work. If your dog has a broken leg or hip, get an appointment here!||77619|
|Pet Care Express||Wellness clinic for vaccines that also offers low cost dental cleaning. “Home of the $9 office visit.”||77030|
|PetWorks Express||Wellness clinic plus low cost spay/neuter, preventative care and vaccinations. Also known for their orthopedic works.||77077|
|Pearland Canine Resource Center||Full service clinic for cats & dogs Tuesday & Thursday. Other days are low cost vaccinations, wellness, nail trim, ear cleaning, HW treatment.||77584|
|Ready Pet Houston||Full service vet clinic, offering wellness, vaccines, minor wound treatment.||77025|
|Thrive Affordable Vet||Full service vet clinic.||Multiple Locations|
Note that vet clinics that specialize in “preventative care” and “wellness care” may not be able to help your pet with an illness or emergency.
Thrive, VCA and PetSmart / Banfield Pet Hospital offer monthly membership plans that include annual check-ups and vaccinations. If your dog has ongoing issues like skin conditions or ear infections like my Tammy, pay the monthly membership fee to get 10% discount and waived office visit fee.
Affordable Pet Vaccinations in Houston
If your dog just needs their annual vaccines, here’s where to get low cost vaccinations for your dog or cat.
|Critter Fixer (Valley Veterinary Center of Spring)||Low cost vaccination clinic held Saturdays 9am – 1pm. Annual dog pack: vaccine exam, DAPPV, Rabies vaccine, heartworm test for $90.||77379|
|Emancipet||Exam, DAPPV, Rabies vaccine, heartworm test for $60.||77023|
|Harris County Pets Resource Center||Exam, DAPPV, Rabies vaccine, heartworm test for $50.||77076|
|Houston Humane Society||Exam, DAPPV, Rabies vaccine, heartworm test for $65.||77053|
|Kaaws Clinic||Exam, DAPPV, Rabies vaccine, heartworm test for $88.||77095|
|Pet Care Express||Exam, DAPPV, Rabies vaccine, heartworm test for $71.||77030|
|Pet Check||Exam, DAPPV, Rabies vaccine, heartworm test for $67.||77407|
|PetWorks Express||Exam, DAPPV, Rabies vaccine, heartworm test, dewormer for $108.||77077|
|Pearland Canine Resource Center||DAPPV, Bordetella, dewormer & heartworm test for $49. Rabies clinic 2X monthly.||77584|
|Ready Pet Vet Clinic||Exam, DAPPV, Rabies vaccine, heartworm test for $88||77025|
|Texas Litter Control||Exam, DAPPV, Rabies vaccine, heartworm test for $95.||77380|
Some of the best places for low-cost vaccinations? Your local animal shelter. Harris County Pets Resource Center’s Wellness Clinic and Houston Humane Society Wellness Clinic both offer low cost vet services.
Another option is to use one of the mobile vets that frequent the parking lots of HEB, Walgreens, Tractor Supply and PetsMart. Watch for posts in your neighborhood Facebook or NextDoor.
If you use a mobile vet, just know that you will need to keep track of all your vaccination records. Since you may see a different vet at each mobile clinic, your vet will not have a central record of your pet’s shots.
These are annual costs that you can plan for. And you can also purchase insurance that covers general wellness and any emergency vet care. Whatever vet option you choose for your pet, having pet insurance is a good idea for maintaining their health and happiness for many years to come.
Affordable Orthopedic Treatment (Dog Broken Bones)
Orthopedic treatment is a specialty and higher cost. It the issue is a traumatic incident such as hit by a car, an emergency clinic is your best option to assess internal injuries and stabilize the patient.
But otherwise, broken bones don’t have to be an emergency situation. (After all, as a human, the ER will take x-rays, give you a temporary cast and tell you to make an appointment for orthopedic care. The follow up appointment may take a week or more.)
Here are two clinics that veterinarians and rescues refer clients to for dog broken bones in Houston:
Neighborhood Veterinary Clinic – Groves (formerly Wilcox Veterinary) for any major orthopedic surgery such as broken legs or broken pelvis.
PetWorks Express (Dr. Stephen Pappan) is not an orthopedic doctor but he’s a go-to resource for dog broken bones.