Our Hospital

VCA Tanglewood Animal Hospital is a full-service medical facility. We provide complete wellness care for all of your pet’s life stages from birth through the senior years. We are located in south Austin, on the corner of Slaughter Lane and Manchaca Road in the HEB shopping center.  We invite you to visit our AAHA accredited facility for a tour and to meet our welcoming staff and veterinarians. Our services include comprehensive preventive wellness care including early disease detection and vaccines, parasite control, spay, neuter, internal medicine, surgery, dentistry, digital radiology, diagnostic ultrasound, and a comfortable and safe boarding facility. Ask us about CareClub, the wellness plan with easy, affordable monthly payments. We carry Hill's Science & Prescription Diets, Royal Canin therapeutic pet food, and a variety of treats.  We have been helping pets since 1986 and work closely with local rescue groups and animal shelters.  In every case, you'll be served by experienced, knowledgeable and caring members of our staff. Our veterinarians, technicians and receptionists are trained to the highest standards. At VCA Tanglewood Animal Hospital your pet’s health is our top priority and excellent client service is our goal.

Local Medical Issues

Central Texas is a wonderful place to live, especially for fleas and ticks. We recommend AcuGuard and Simpleguard for dogs and Revolution for cats to help keep your pets free of these parasites.

Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease spread by contact with urine from an infected animal, including dogs, raccoons, squirrels and skunks. "Lepto" can cause serious health issues, and is transmittable to humans, which is why we recommend annual lepto vaccines for dogs.

Rattlesnakes love the warm Austin weather, and we see quite a few snakebites every year. There is a "rattlesnake vaccine" that can be given to dogs to help reduce the effects of the snake toxins in case of an unfortunate encounter with one of these reptiles.

We also recommend an annual intestinal parasite exam to check for giardia. Giardia is a parasite that pets and people can get from drinking infected water. With all of our rivers and lakes in Austin, this is a common problem, and can be easily detected with an intestinal parasite test.

There are other viruses, diseases and parasites that can affect your pet, and the doctors at VCA Tanglewood Animal Hospital will discuss the diagnostics and preventatives we recommend on an individual basis.