Heart of Texas Veterinary Specialty Center:
About Us


What to Expect from Heart of Texas Veterinary Specialty Care Center

Just as your family physician may refer you to a specialist to further investigate an illness or injury, your family veterinarian may suggest that your sick or injured pet see a board-certified, veterinary specialist.

Together with the care of your family veterinarian, our commitment is to ensure that your best friend receives the highest quality compassionate and expert care available. We work closely with veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to offer our services as an extension of your veterinarian’s care.

Your pet’s primary care veterinarian will receive phone updates and written reports about the procedure performed, prognosis, aftercare, and medications recommended for your pet.

Our dedicated team of experienced board-certified veterinarians, veterinary technicians and support staff in Round Rock use their extensive experience, skill and love for animals to provide your pet with the best chance of a happy, healthy recovery. Within the finest of veterinary facilities, the Heart of Texas Veterinary Specialty Center offers depth of knowledge, scope of expertise, and a superior level of care.

What Is a Veterinary Specialist?

A veterinary specialist is someone who completes 3 to 4 years of additional training, usually in the form of an internship and residency programs, after graduating from veterinary school. Following the advanced training, credentials must be submitted to the specific group in question, such as American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM), American College of Veterinary Surgery (ACVS), or a similar organization.

After preliminary criteria have been met, the individual must pass a multi-day examination. Once the individual passes the examination, they become a board-certified member of the group.