VCA Telge Road Animal Hospital

Ricardo Battistini, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, Louisiana State University


Dr. Ricardo Battistini is a 1992 graduate of Louisiana State University. After practicing in Florida and Mississippi, he moved to Texas and joined the Telge Road family in 2001. Dr. Battistini is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Veterinary Information Network.

Dr. Battistini is a native of San Juan, Puerto Rico and is fully bilingual in Spanish and English. He and his wife, Lauren, enjoy an active lifestyle participating in various events such as sprint triathlons and road races. He has five children, Kobi, Richie, Christian, Olivia and Sophia; all active members of his local YMCA. He also has one cat, Tico, who is a Flaming Point Siamese Mix.


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.