VCA Veterinary Hospital of Leon Springs

Behavior Counseling

Did you know that behavioral problems are the number one reason animals are relinquished from their homes?

When a pet has behavioral problems, it can be very troubling for the pet owners. Failed attempts to correct the disruptive behavior can leave pet parents feeling powerless and frustrated. Many times, behavioral problems are not simply a training issue, and are beyond the scope of a local obedience class.

Some of the most common signs of behavioral problems include:

  • Aggression
  • Fear
  • Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • House-Soiling

If your pet is displaying any of these, other behavioral abnormalities, set up an appointment to have a behavioral consultation with your pet’s doctor.

Why is it best to seek advice from your veterinarian?

It is important to understand that medical problems can contribute to behavioral problems in animals. Some behavioral issues may be caused by underlying diseases…and pain can cause changes in your pet’s demeanor. Together, you and your veterinarian can discuss the symptoms and behaviors you are observing in your pet, and can choose a method to best treat with or correct them.

While some behaviors may be easily corrected through obedience training, it is always important to first rule out any medical causes.

Call us today to schedule a behavior consultation with your veterinarian!


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of an emergency during normal business hours (M-F 7:30am - 7:00pm) please call us at 210-698-1043.


Should you have an after-hours emergency, please contact either of these pet emergency hospitals:


Mission Pet Emergency -

Located at: 8202 N Loop 1604 West, San Antonio Texas, 78249

Phone: 210-691-0900


Emergency Pet Center -

Located at: 503 E. Sonterra Blvd., San Antonio Texas, 78258

Phone: 210-404-2873


If you feel that your pet has potentially ingested a toxin, please contact either one of the above listed pet emergency centers, or the pet poison helpline. 

Online at:


For a list of current pet food recall alerts, please visit the American Veterinary Medical Association's website at