A higher standard of
pet care and customer service.

We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients through our client education and Pet Portals. Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Central Houston Animal Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

What makes us different
Excellence in Medicine

Our veterinarians are accessible for any issue with your pet, large or small. We're advocates for you and your animal and will consult with board certified specialists as needed for the most up-to-date treatment options & recommendations.

Customer Service

We consider our customers family. When you visit CHAH, you can expect to be greeted with a warm welcome. We want you and your pet to be as comfortable as possible for what can sometimes be considered a stressful situation.

Rescue & Adoptions

We work with several area rescue groups by helping orphaned, abandoned or abused pets recuperate and become healthy members of a new family. Learn more about how we help and our local partners here.

A history of quality care in Houston.

We have been providing high-quality veterinary care to the inner loop Houston area since the 1930’s. Read more about our history in the timeline below.

1930 – Ward Memorial Veterinary Practice Opens

Dr. R.D. Ward opened the doors of Ward Memorial Veterinary Practice. This is the start of what would become the Central Houston Animal Hospital legacy.

1970 – New Name, New Location, More Services

The practice was renamed Central Houston Animal Hospital and was relocated to the current location on Westheimer in the early 1970’s. Prior to becoming our current home, the building served as a local dry cleaner and a furniture retail store.

2008 – New Ownership with the Same Values.

In 2008, Dr. Lucy Faulkner purchased Central Houston Animal Hospital and is committed to continuing to provide the highest quality veterinary care possible by focusing on the individual patient and owner’s concerns. Our staff of doctors, veterinary technicians, receptionist, and kennel technicians works as a team to provide a stress free environment for our clients and patients.

2018 – Name Change and Re-brand, But Still Serving Houston proudly.

In 2018, we simplified the named Central Houston Animal Hospital to CHAH. With this came a new logo, website, and plans to remodel the clinic. Lots has changed over the years, but one thing never will: our commitment to providing the best veterinary care possible.

Expert Vets for Healthy Pets.

Our staff understands how visits to the vet clinic may be stressful – so we are here to try to make your visit as pleasant as possible.  We have been an established practice since 1930 and currently have three experienced veterinarians available to you: Dr. Lucy Faulkner, Dr. Darcy Reid, and Dr. Natalie Smith.  Our veterinarians are always accessible for any issue with your pet large or small – we are advocates for you and your animal and will consult with board certified specialists as needed for the most up to date treatment options and recommendations.

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Hours of Operation

Mon - Fri: 7am-6pm
Sat: 8am-1pm
Sun: Boarding Pickup Available

Emergency Care

For after hours or emergency care please call Gulf Coast Emergency: 713-693-1111