Pet Care Information and Veterinarians in Wichita Falls , Texas

Pets are really important to us here in Wichita Falls and we have a very special connection to every veterinarian in Wichita Falls.

Wichita Falls is in north-central Texas, just south of the Red River and the Texas-Oklahoma border. With a large Air Force base nearby, the Falls is a military town with a lot of businesses and industries existing to serve the base. Like much of rural Texas, hunting, and fishing are popular hobbies, while ranching and farming are still common. A lot of the dogs here are hunting dogs, and a lot of the cats are "guard cats"- they live outdoors full time to keep the snakes and rodents at bay.

A lot of locals have lived here their whole lives. Others moved here for college and decided to stick around. Still more are here temporarily while their spouses or parents are assigned to the base. No matter who you are or why you're here, you'll be welcomed with open arms. Locals are friendly, so don't be surprised when strangers greet you on the street.

Wichita Falls is known for being the home of Sheppard Air Force Base. Amongst Texans, it's also famous for getting snow in the winter with some regularity. It's nicknamed the Gateway to Texas, because of its location close to the border on a major interstate highway and rail line.

Sheppard Air Force Base is the largest employer in the city, and aerospace, manufacturing, and business support services are the biggest economic drivers. In addition to Sheppard Air Force Base, which is primarily a training facility, Wichita Falls is also home to Midwestern State University. MSU is the only public university in Texas that's focused on the liberal arts.

Wichita Falls has a couple of exotic pet stores and, in rural Texas, you never really know what animals someone will bring in or ask you to look at. Veterinarians in Wichita Falls should be prepared for anything. It's not unthinkable that you'll be asked to come out and take a look at someone's horse, cow, or goat.

Wichita Falls requires all cats and dogs sixteen weeks old or older to be licensed, and the license runs concurrently with the animals' rabies vaccination. Veterinarians in Wichita Falls may want to remind their patients that when they renew the rabies vaccine, they need to renew the license. Pet licenses aren't the norm in Texas, so there's a good chance many of your patients and their families won't be aware of this.

The Humane Society of Wichita County operates most of the adoption services and shelters in the area. They offering boarding and low-cost medical services, as well. Veterinarians in Wichita Falls may want to make themselves available for that.

Lucy Park is a 178-acre park along the Wichita River. It sits at a bend in the river and is full of huge pecan trees. Surrounded by a concrete biking trail, it's one of the best places to go for a stroll at any time of day. Dogs are welcome so long as they're leashed. If you'd rather find someplace to let you dog off-leash, the Wichita Falls dog park is the place for you.

The Wichita Falls Rodeo is one of the best-attended events every year. You'll see all the classic rodeo events: calf roping, bull riding, and animal shows. If you've been working with some of the animal owners at the rodeo, you may even spot some of your patients putting on a show.

Wichita Falls has a population of 104,621.

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Colonial Park Veterinary Hospital

4713 Taft Blvd, Wichita Falls, TX 76308
(940) 691-0261

A Caring Heart Veterinary Hospital LLC

3115 Sheppard Access Rd, Wichita Falls, TX 76306
(940) 855-0451

All Pets Animal Hospital

4000 Old Jacksboro Hwy, Wichita Falls, TX 76302
(940) 322-7387

Animal Clinic-For Dogs & Cats

4501 Southwest Pkwy, Wichita Falls, TX 76308
(940) 691-4501

Callfield Companion Animal Clinic

4304 Call Field Rd, Wichita Falls, TX 76308
(940) 692-7000

Careteam of Wichita Falls

1106 Travis St Ste 110, Wichita Falls, TX 76301
(940) 723-5273