Appointments, Grooming & Boarding

Our receptionists will accommodate all appointment requests to the best of our ability. We offer boarding every day with recently expanded facilities available. In limited cases nearby we can arrange home visits to provide group vaccinations, hospice care, and/or euthanasia for your pet.

Overnight and Day Boarding


We perform routine spay and neuter, dental extractions, and many common surgical procedures like mass removals, simple orthopedics, and basic abdominal interventions (exploratory or cystotomy, for example). We are able in some cases to offer the Tightrope surgical procedure for cranial cruciate injury in dogs, a common rear limb lameness. For more complicated cases, we invite specialists to meet your pet at our clinic, or we can refer you.

Cancer Assessments

We can assist your pet with wound care and physical therapy plans.

Dr Kaufman Checking Pet Health

Emergency & Urgent Care

We offer the FAST Ultrasound technique at affordable pricing to help us diagnose and treat emergencies and other difficult cases. Rapid imaging helps us detect different diseases and locate the existence and extent of internal bleeding quickly, for example. These state-of-the-art methods ensure we have the best plan for effective interventions.

Helpful Staff

We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening. If you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment, our veterinarians will work to "squeeze" you in between scheduled appointments. Please call 830-899-4900 for availability. When you arrive, our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate on how long you may have to wait in order to be seen. 

On site Labs


ProHeart 6: We can offer a six-month HW prevention injection to eligible pets.

Types of Pets Seen

At Startz Veterinary, we can care for the following types of pets:

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Pocket Pets (limited case basis, e.g rabbit spay and neuter)
  • Birds (limited case basis, wing clips, etc)

Things We Don't Do

We don't do ear cropping, taping or shaping; de-barking, C-sections for breeding purposes, or large animal services. We strongly discourage feline declawing.

Office Hours


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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "All five of our furbabies love Dr. Kaufman and so do we! If it weren't for Startz, our eldest dog Pearl, would not even be here...he goes above and beyond and his team is fantastic--we are most grateful!!"
    Lara F.

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