VCA Northwest Hills Animal Hospital

Dustin Zimmer, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine


My name is Dr. Dustin Zimmer, I am the medical director at VCA Northwest Hills Animal Hospital. I am originally from St. Helena, California in the heart of beautiful Napa Valley. My family moved here in 2010 to Austin, and we love it here! My wife Jacquelyn is also a veterinarian in the southwest area of Austin. We have a beautiful daughter named Scarlett and we just celebrated the birth of our son, Ashton. We have two birds, Speckles a green cheek conure, and Potter an african grey. We also have a boxer named Josie, and a cat named Mai Tai. I am very excited to meet our amazing clients here at VCA Northwest Hills Animal Hospital, and to take care of all your pets needs.


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.