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Tamera Cole, DVM
The Animal Hospital at Steiner Ranch - Austin Veterinarian
2017 Holiday Hours and Emergency Coverage
The Animal Hospital at Steiner Ranch will be on an adjusted schedule during the holiday season. For Thanksgiving, we will close at noon on Wednesday, November 22 and re-open at 7:30 AM on Monday, November 27. For Christmas, we will close at 5 PM on Friday, December 22, and re-open at 7:30 AM on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. During this time, Austin Veterinary Emergency & Specialty (AVES) will be open 24/7 to provide care for our patients with acute medical needs. AVES is located at 7300 Ranch Road 2222, phone 512-343-2837. Please schedule any routine or preventive care to be given before or after our holiday closure, especially for pets who are on specific care schedules such as vaccine series.
Why Buy Veterinary Products From a Veterinarian?
We are often asked to approve prescriptions to be filled through various online pharmacies, usually to obtain cheap prices. These businesses may or may not be authorized by the medication manufacturers to carry their products. For that reason, we do not approve faxed or emailed prescriptions from distant distributors with whom we don't have a relationship. This is not financially motivated. Yes, our product sales do help cover some of the cost of operating the hospital so we can provide medical care less expensively. Our employees also need to make a living, and we have to be profitable to stay in business. We can always call in any recommended medication to a trusted local pharmacy for you if you find it less expensively, or we can provide a written prescription that you can mail to a distant pharmacy of your choice (and at your risk). We do regularly review and adjust our pricing to remain as competitive as we can, even though we can't buy in large quantities. 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 it. Here's a case in point:
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. Animal Hospital at Steiner Ranch is now the only AAHA-accredited animal hospital between Cedar Park and Bee Caves! There are hundreds of specific requirements for accredited hospitals to meet, ensuring you of independent evaluation and verification of processes, capabilities, and care standards that are not met in every veterinary hospital or clinic. We look forward to continuing to provide superior medical care to your pets!
The Animal Hospital at Steiner Ranch
If you are a pet owner in the Austin area, you have found the place to receive excellent veterinary care. Dr. Tamera Cole has over 25 years' experience treating a wide variety of 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 its medical care. In addition to preventive care and the diagnosis and treatment of medical, surgical, and dental issues, we provide urgent and emergency care during hospital hours. We 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 and look forward to meeting the doctor. 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 (Ranch Road 620 and Quinlan Park Road). We're easily reached from Lakeway, Hudson Bend, Four Points, 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:
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At The Animal Hospital at Steiner Ranch, we treat your pets as valued family members.
Tamera Cole, DVM
The Animal Hospital at Steiner Ranch
5145 Ranch Road 620 North, Suite F140
Austin, TX 78732