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Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. We are closed on weekends and some of the major holidays. Check our facebook page and website to see what holidays we are closed on.
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We absolutely see emergencies during normal business hours. An emergency gets treated exactly as such. Our veterinary technicians will triage your pet, have a veterinarian complete the evaluation, do our best to educate you on the situation, and begin treatments as rapidly as the pet’s family provides consent to perform diagnostics and treatment. We ask that all of our clients understand we will balance emergencies with scheduled appointments. We will do our best to communicate with and respect all of our clients just like we would expect our own family members to be treated in similar situations.

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We sure prefer appointments. We absolutely see walk-ins, but if all of our veterinarians and staff are busy and your pet is not deemed to be in an emergency situation, we will ask you to wait for the next available provider – and sometimes that can take awhile. We respect everyone’s schedule and do our very best to stay on time and squeeze you in if we can. We do not want to rush our visit with anyone and we want all of our clients to feel that their time spent in consultation with us is always valuable for them. Call today to see why everyone is buzzing about our San Antonio veterinarians!

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We constantly work to improve the total client and patient experience. We invest a great deal of resources into training our team to be the best vet clinic in San Antonio. We are often training on new techniques, treatments, and medications. We often work to develop better communication skills.

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Ultimately, your support of our family-owned business immediately supports the local economy here in San Antonio! Because we have deep ties to our San Antonio community, our paychecks end up in San Antonio and surrounding areas.

Whenever possible we reinvest in bettering our facility and choosing to hire local small businesses instead of national contracts. For example – replacing and maintaining our technology such as our phone systems, computers, and other medical equipment; maintaining our website and social media presence; servicing our insurance needs; servicing our building repairs

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We have 3 full-time veterinarians at our San Antonio vet clinic. Dr. Powell practiced as a sole provider until he hired Dr. Stephanie Horstmann in April 2017. Dr Nikki Lejeune joined the team in June 2019. With 3 full-time veterinarians, we can see your furry friend on very short notice.

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Acorn Hill Animal Hospital was established in the 1970’s. Dr. Don Johnson was the owner and veterinarian until his passing in 2010. Dr. Clint Powell purchased the veterinary hospital in 2011 and has worked ever since to make Acorn Hill Animal Hospital the best vet clinic in San Antonio

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Yes. We are locally owned by Dr. Clint Powell who lives right here in San Antonio, Texas. We get to be the best vet clinic in San Antonio because we worry about families and their pets, not about answering to corporations and stockholders.

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Hospital Services

Great question. Cannot definitively answer this one either. Lots of people discuss it as the fountain of youth for their pets, but as far as we are aware, there are no safety or efficacy studies performed in pets. Veterinarians are professionals and as such must make their recommendations based on science. And at this time, there is no science to support a formal recommendation.

Hmm. You can give your dog a lot of things, but officially and professionally – our answer is NO. The FDA and the Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners are not fans of CBD, at least not yet.

Healing – we have had great success with inducing rapid healing after surgeries.
Arthritis

We believe our Laser machine is the best in the business. It is a Type 3b laser which is incredibly safe and effective. We have the best veterinarians in San Antonio and much of our team has been trained by one of the foremost international professionals in the Laser Therapy industry. That training has helped us develop and deliver the best veterinary treatment protocols possible.

Think about how humans have sciatic pain. Their foot and leg hurts because their nerve is pinched near their spine. In plain English, we use the reverse of that to treat pain with the Low Level Light Therapy, something like a nerve block. We apply the laser to a similar location and we can work to block that nerve. The pain signal from an arthritic joint travels up the nerve. We are often able to calm that nerve before it joins the spinal cord and tells the brain about pain. We generally discontinue prescription NSAIDS while starting the Low Level Laser Therapy and can generally reduce or eliminate other prescription pain medications. Don’t let your dog or cat suffer from chronic pain anymore, schedule today to help your pet and see why we’re the best vet clinic in San Antonio.

The root of the word is Light, Life, Changing. The concept is that the Low Level Light penetrates into the body and stimulates living cells to change.
When light is focused at very precise wavelengths and at the proper cycle (Hz) and prescribed unit of time, it produces a significant anti-inflammatory effect on the cells. We can realize almost immediate anti-inflammatory effects and improved circulation and lymphatic drainage.
At a different application of cycle and time, we can begin to numb nerves in areas around the spine. Schedule an appointment with our veterinarians in San Antonio to discuss how we can help your pets!

LLLT – Low Level Light Therapy is an incredible, safe, drug-free treatment to help your pets heal faster and treat and control pain! This treatment modality is often termed as Low Level Laser Therapy and Cold Laser Therapy. It’s not actually cold, it generates a small amount of heat (it’s not a therapeutic delivery of heat). So Cold Laser is a bit of misnomer. We stick with LLLT or should really use the term PBM for Photobiomodulation.

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