VCA Mainland Animal Hospital

Amber Thurmond, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, Texas A&M University


Dr. Thurmond, a life long resident of Galveston County, has been practicing veterinary medicine since 2006. Her love of animals and participation in the Houston Livestock Show & The Galveston County Fair & Rodeos provided the direction that would eventually lead her to Texas A&M University; she received a Bachelor of Science in 2001 and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2005.
After graduation, she started practicing at Austin & Associates, which became VCA Mainland Animal Hospital in February 2009; Dr. Thurmond was named Medical Director in June 2010. She and her health care team work diligently to provide the local community with quality animal care in a professional environment.
Currently, Dr. Thurmond resides in Santa Fe; she enjoys spending time with family and friends.  She is married with two step-sons, and four dogs.


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 emergency during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.