Christmas and New Year's Schedule
To give our hard-working staff time off with loved ones over the holiday season, we will have modified hours:
- Christmas: Close 5:00 PM Friday, December 21, Re-Open 7:30 AM Thursday, December 27
- New Year's: Close 3:00 PM Monday, December 31, Re-Open 7:30 AM Wednesday, January 2
Please arrange for any food or medication refills well in advance so your pet can enjoy the holidays, too. If you need emergency care during these times, please contact one of the nearest two 24/7 emergency facilities:
- Austin Veterinary Emergency & Specialty (AVES), 512-373-2837. 7300 Ranch Road 2222
- Emergency Animal Hospital of Northwest Austin (EAHNWA), 512-331-6121. They are located at 12034 Research Boulevard.
Upgrading Technology to Serve You Better!
Being a superior veterinary care provider means staying abreast of advances in medical science, and also having top-notch tools to deliver that care. Animal Hospital at Steiner Ranch has made several significant investments in the past year to upgrade our diagnostic and treatment capabilities, including:
- A higher precision, more reliable cryosurgery system to freeze minor skin growths without full anesthesia, often without sedation;
- A more powerful laser therapy system to relieve pets' pain and inflammation for both acute and chronic issues;
- A higher -resolution ultrasound scanner with color display and Doppler technology to observe internal blood flow;
- Added a new CBC (Complete Blood Count) analyzer to check cell-type volumes and proportions in pets' blood.
For your pet's health, we will continue to expand and improve our "toolbox" to provide the level of care that sets us apart.
Animal Hospital at Steiner Ranch: AAHA Accredited!
On our first try, Animal Hospital at Steiner Ranch passed the comprehensive and stringent accreditation requirements of the American Animal Hospital Association. We are the only AAHA-accredited facility between Cedar Park and Bee Caves! There are hundreds of requirements for accredited hospitals to meet, ensuring you of independent verification of processes, capabilities, and care standards that are met by only a small percentage of veterinary hospitals and clinics. We look forward to continuing to provide superior medical care to your pets!
Why Buy Veterinary Products From a Veterinarian?
We are often asked to approve prescriptions for online pharmacies, usually for cheaper prices. These businesses may or may not be authorized by the manufacturers to carry these medications, and may be obtaining them through diversion or from offshore where they have not been properly stored or shipped. For that reason, we do not approve faxed or emailed prescriptions from distant distributors with whom we don't have a relationship. Yes, our product sales do cover some of the hospital's operating costs so we can keep medical care prices lower. Our employees need to make a living, and we have to stay profitable to remain open to serve you and your pets. For any medication we recommend, we can call in a prescription to a trusted local pharmacy if you find it less expensively. Or, we can provide a written prescription that you can mail or take to the pharmacy of your choice (and at your risk). We regularly review and adjust our pricing to remain as competitive as we can, but we can't buy in huge quantities like online pharmacies, and we won't buy from questionable sources. Our key concern is that there are unscrupulous people online selling fake, expired, spoiled, ineffective, and even dangerous products to unsuspecting pet owners. Recent criminal prosecutions for sales of counterfeit veterinary products emphasizes the importance of being sure your pet gets genuine medicine. We hope you value your pet's health as much as we do, and feel that peace of mind is worth the small cost differences of buying locally.
The Animal Hospital at Steiner Ranch
Your Veterinarian in Austin, TX
Please explore our site or call us at: 512-900-2728
If you are a pet owner in Austin, you have found the place to receive excellent veterinary care. Dr. Tamera Cole has over 25 years' experience treating pets and companion animals. Your pet's health is important to us and we make every effort to give the best possible care.
We're excited about serving you and your pet. Wander our website, or stop by for an introductory tour. See why The Animal Hospital at Steiner Ranch is the place you'll want your pet to receive medical care. In addition to preventive care and the diagnosis and treatment of medical, surgical, and dental issues, we provide urgent care during hospital hours. We also work with Austin's 24-hour emergency facilities to be sure your pet can always receive the medical care it needs. Dr. Cole is experienced in handling complex conditions and treatments, and has excellent working relationships with area specialists when their expertise is needed. Beyond first-rate pet care, we strive to make our clinic a clean, calm, and comfortable environment so you and your pet can relax. We have separate waiting areas for dogs and cats, and we reserve one of our roomy exam suites just for cats and their families.
Our Austin animal hospital is located in the Quinlan Crossing shopping center at the main entrance to Steiner Ranch. We're easily reached from Four Points, Hudson Bend, Lakeway, 2222, River Place, Lakeline, and other locations around Lake Travis and the Hill Country. See the map below, or find directions on our Contact Us page.
The best veterinary care for your pet is preventive, not reactive, and consists of four key pillars:
- Regular professional examinations
- Vaccine plan customized for your pet's needs and lifestyle
- Frequent dental care
- Proper nutrition and exercise
At The Animal Hospital at Steiner Ranch, we treat your pets as valued family members.
Dr. Tamera Cole, DVM
The Animal Hospital at Steiner Ranch
5145 Ranch Road 620 North, Suite F140
Austin, TX 78732-1815