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Welcome to The Vet
Your Veterinarian in Texarkana TX
Call us at (903) 280-7570


Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (903) 280-7570!

The Vet is a local family owned small animal veterinary clinic where we put the emphasison patient care while accommodating the pet owner’s schedule.

If you live in Texarkana or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. James Ward is a licensed TX veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

The Vet is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. James Ward has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Texarkana veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (903) 280-7570 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Texarkana veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Texarkana pet owners.

At The Vet, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

James Ward
Texarkana Veterinarian | The Vet | (903) 280-7570

3504 Robin Lane
Texarkana, TX 75503

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  • Arthritis

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  • Leptospirosis

    Leptospirosis is a serious, life-threatening disease caused by a spiral shaped bacteria. Dogs, cats, other animals and even people can be infected through exposure to urine, bite wounds, ingestion of infected flesh, or contact with contaminated soil, water and even bedding. Certain environmental conditions ...

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  • Dentistry

    Over 85% of dogs and cats have some type of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease simply means that the gums and bone that hold the teeth in place are being destroyed by oral bacteria. This preventable disease is the number one diagnosed disease in our pets, yet many animals suffer needlessly. Periodontal ...

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  • Feline Distemper

    Feline distemper or feline panleukopenia is a highly contagious viral disease of kittens and adult cats caused by the feline parvovirus. It is also called panleukopenia as it affects the bone marrow and causes low white blood cell counts. It is relatively common in unvaccinated cats and is often fatal, ...

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  • Bloat and Gastric Torsion

    Bloat and gastric torsion is a serious condition and your pet should be rushed to the emergency room if this occurs. Certain breeds of dogs with deep chests and narrow waists, such as hounds, bouvier des Flandres, or doberman pinschers are more susceptible to a syndrome of gastric torsion and bloat. This ...

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  • Tapeworms

    Tapeworms live in the digestive tracts of vertebrates as adults and often in the bodies of various animals as juveniles. In a tapeworm infection, adults absorb food predigested by the host, so the worms have no need for a digestive tract or a mouth. Large tapeworms are made almost entirely of reproductive ...

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  • Seizures

    Seizures are common in dogs, but more unusual in cats. Seizures are just symptoms which can occur with many kinds of diseases. They can happen because of diseases outside the brain or inside the brain. Low blood sugar that can happen with an overdose of insulin or with a tumor of the pancreas can cause ...

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  • Ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

    The rupture of the cruciate ligament is the most common knee injury in the dog. This injury has two common presentations. One is the young athletic dog playing roughly who acutely ruptures the ligament and is non-weight bearing on the affected hind leg. The second presentation is the older, overweight ...

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  • Luxating Patella

    Luxating patella is a condition where the kneecap (patella) moves out of its normal position. Luxating patella is one of the most common knee joint abnormalities of dogs, but it is only occasionally seen in cats. It may affect one or both of the knees. In some cases it moves (luxates) towards the inside ...

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Testimonials

Hear From Happy Pet Owners

    Dr. Ward and his team are so compassionate and knowledgeable. They really take their time with each pet and provide thorough care. Also worth mentioning is how nice and clean their office is. Can't recommend them enough!

    Erin Rogers

    The staff is so nice! Dr. Ward is very thorough, takes time to explain everything, and is caring with both the pet and owners! I highly recommend The Vet!!

    Courtney Whisenhunt Fyock

    Best vet in town in my opinion. Great and caring staff and vet. Very informative and just all around a great place to take your furbaby to get taken care of.

    Sarah Minnie Peyton

    Beautiful, clean, friendly staff, efficient, and the best Vet in Texarkana. We love visiting Dr. Ward and my fur babies enjoy their visits too.

    Brandi Vickers

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

10:00 am-2:00 pm

3:00 pm-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

10:00 am-2:00 pm

3:00 pm-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

10:00 am-2:00 pm

3:00 pm-7:00 pm

Thursday:

10:00 am-2:00 pm

3:00 pm-7:00 pm

Friday:

10:00 am-2:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed