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Our blog hosts a wealth of information about dogs and cats and the San Antonio, Texas, area. We encourage you to learn more about any of the topics we have posted. You are always welcome to call us with questions or concerns regarding your pets. 

Fleas & Flea Allergies: San Antonio Pets & Vets

By Acorn Hill Animal Hospital | May 18, 2018

With this recent bout of rain and now a hot/humid San Antonio environment – fleas will continue to be a big problem. Flea control is a hot topic currently for our San Antonio veterinary clinic. In fact, Flea Allergies are a major cause of the skin problems we are treating currently. Many dogs and cats…

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Heads up for snakes: San Antonio Pets & Vets

By Acorn Hill Animal Hospital | May 16, 2018

“Red and Yellow = Kill a Fellow.” This is not a stock photo. This was alive in San Antonio in Dr. Powell’s garage Monday morning. Thank you sticky bug traps! This coral snake was about 2 feet long. I wasn’t brave enough to get close enough for an exact measurement, but I feel comfortable estimating…

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Fond Farewell to Kaylea

By Acorn Hill Animal Hospital | May 11, 2018

Today, we wish Godspeed to Kaylea and her husband Jacob as they depart San Antonio and move back to their home state of Arizona. We are grateful for Jacob’s service to our country as an Army serviceman. Kaylea has helped us embody our mission statement of serving people by caring for their pets. You know…

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Heartworm & Flea Prevention: San Antonio Pets & Vets

By Acorn Hill Animal Hospital | May 10, 2018

Have you ever forgotten to give your dog his monthly heartworm prevention? You are not alone!! Heartworm disease incidence has increased by more than 20% over the last 3 years! As you can see from this infographic, San Antonio is in the heart of high incidence territory. Proheart 6 is an awesome option to help…

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Heatstroke: San Antonio Pets & Vets

By Acorn Hill Animal Hospital | May 8, 2018

As summer quickly approaches, San Antonians find ways to spend time outdoors to play and mingle….and of course we want to bring Fido with us to share in the good times!!! With San Antonio temperatures reaching the triple digits and high humidity, it is easy to forget about how our beloved dogs are made and…

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Sugar goes to Fiesta!

By Acorn Hill Animal Hospital | April 27, 2018

Even if you just moved to San Antonio, you have most likely heard of the craziness that is Fiesta!  This time of year is dominated by bright colors, music, and most of all, fun events.  Fiesta lasts for a week and half each year…and thank goodness for that because if you are an avid partaker…

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1 Year ago today…

By Acorn Hill Animal Hospital | April 10, 2018

We are excited to celebrate the first anniversary with our Associate Veterinarian – Dr. Stephanie Horstmann! It has been a joy and a blessing to work with Dr. Horstmann. Having another compassionate veterinarian join our practice is a huge step in our pursuit of being the best vet in San Antonio. Dr. Horstmann has done…

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Welcome Back Dr. Horstmann

By Acorn Hill Animal Hospital | March 9, 2018

We are so happy to welcome back Stephanie Horstmann, DVM back from maternity leave! Dr. Horstmann delivered her second bundle of joy on 12/21/18 and sweet baby Horstmann is healthy and doing well at home! Dr. Horstmann has made a smooth transition back to work and is already providing the very best care for your…

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Dog & Cat Dental Care

By Acorn Hill Animal Hospital | February 27, 2018

What is the biggest question about a dog or cat dental cleaning? Doc, why is it so expensive? My own dentist doesn’t charge that much for a dental cleaning! I contest that your veterinarians (and hopefully that’s Clint Powell, DVM or Stephanie Horstmann, DVM) charge a mere fraction when compared to the equivalent medical care…

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And the winner is…

By Acorn Hill Animal Hospital | February 20, 2018

We have a winner!!  Read on to learn a little bit about the dog behind the photo 🙂 Ned is an 8 year old Mastador, which is a mix of a Mastiff and a Labrador…which obviously makes for a handsome guy!  His coat is dark chocolate colored (perfect for Valentines!) and weighs in at a…

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