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Stray Pets and Wildlife Guidelines at All Pets Animal Hospital

Dear Clients:

The mission of All Pets Animal Hospital is to treat every person's pet with the same love and quality care we would our own.

We feel morally obligated to use our skills to help animals and people. However, we must also run a solvent business in order to live up to our mission statement. With these facts in mind, we have developed hospital guidelines addressing the care of stray pets and wildlife. If there are any questions, then please contact me, Dr. Pat Choyce, Hospital Director, either in person, by phone, or email at drpat@apah24.com.

We will treat all wildlife free of charge as part of our commitment to our profession. We will also encourage using the resources of the Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition and licensed wildlife rehabilitators.

We will provide a no charge exam for all non-emergency stray animals by appointment only.

Our veterinarians can scan a stray pet for a microchip if they are in-between appointments, but no charge consultation and examination services must be scheduled as an appointment.

We will stabilize any and all emergencies of stray pets on the spot so that every animal gets the emergency care it needs. This is regardless of the ability of the person presenting the animal to pay for services. However, the person presenting the pet is the owner of the pet as far as we are concerned. After the pet is stabilized, any further treatment, diagnostics, or hospitalization requires a deposit of 100% of the estimated fees plus a signed consent form. If the person does not have cash, a valid checking account, credit card, or any other acceptable method of payment, then we will not charge for exam and stabilization. However, we cannot continue to be expected to keep the pet and treat it. We have payment plans with Care Credit and accept all major credit cards. We also accept payment from relatives and friends.

We will perform humane euthanasia on stray pets when the owner cannot be found and the pet is suffering needlessly and has a poor prognosis.

Those who think we are not compassionate for refusing to take in an unidentified stray pet are misjudging our practice. We are a very compassionate and caring practice. We donate over $50,000 per year in services and products to humane societies and rescue groups.

If there are any questions about our guidelines, then please contact me in person, by phone, or email me at drpat@apah24.com


Patrick D. Choyce, D.V.M.

Dr. Pat helped out a lot when 1 of the puppies we got was sick. He is very kind and treats your pet as he would his own. He is fantastic at what he does. He also has a wonderful staff as well.

Dan & Connie Hofer

Lola has shown so much progress since she started coming here! She just loves her appointments with Brandon.

Lola Campos & Tiffany Campos

We have been going to Dr. Choyce and his staff for over 17 yrs. They have been absolutely wonderful and always go above and beyond in caring for our pets. Thank you all so much for all that you do!

Karin Vogelsang

The staff is wonderful. We trust them implicitly with the care of my babies. We have peace of mind knowing there is always someone on call if ever there is an emergency.

Deana Mangan

He has treated our dogs who’ve gone on to Dog Heaven and our current Cavaliers. We cannot put in the right words how much we appreciate the excellent vet care we’ve received from Dr. Choyce and the staff at All Pets.

Harry & Brandee Standley

We have received excellent care and service for our Westie from All Pets Animal Hospital for eight years and counting. We also use them for boarding when we go on vacation as our dog receives such loving care from the entire staff that she returns home like she has never been gone. A "five out of five stars" rating with a "highly recommend" from us.

Denny & Cheryl Daniels

I liked the level of compassion shown toward our pets and the office’s understanding of how much the pets mean to their owners. I particularly enjoyed being able to observe the surgical procedure and appreciated the commentary relative to any milestones during the process. Dr. Choyce and his group treated our pets as if she were one of their own dogs.

Rob Walters for Anthony Barrientos

Everyone was excellent! My dog Raleigh was seen immediately and treated kindly. Thank you so much for being so nice to our family!

Stacy Barber

Dr. Choyce’s expert and professional approach are exceptional. I would recommend All Pets Animal Hospital and its services and personnel to any caring pet owner.

Sara Chadwick

I like using All Pets Animal Hospital for routine veterinary care, and I like that, if we have any emergency, we already have a history with them on our pets.

Valerie Pyland

I love it here. The staff is very friendly! We brought our puppy here because she was very ill, and as soon as we brought her home, she was back to normal. Everyone is very professional. This is the place I will continue taking my pets to get their check-ups.

Cindy Hernandez

I absolutely love coming here. I feel comfortable asking any questions and feel confident that I will get the most honest and informed answers.

Kayla Boyd