Internal Medicine

Hours of Operation

Our internal medicine doctors are here to assist your pet Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. We also have drop-off appointments available for your convenience during the weekdays. Pets may be dropped-off as early as 7:15 a.m. and picked up as late at 6:30 p.m.

Patient information forms may be completed prior to your appointment. Please download and complete the appropriate form(s) found on our Forms page, and submit them via email or bring them with your to your appointment. Please contact our office at 713.693.1155 for further details, or to schedule an appointment.

  • Monday – Friday- 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Daily Updates

We understand the anxiety that comes with having a hospitalized pet. That is why our technicians are able to provide the most complete information as to your pet’s condition. These updates are regularly given after 10a.m. to allow time for the doctor to evaluate your pet’s progress and review his/her lab work. Please know that the Animal Emergency Clinic located in the same facility as GCVS is unable to provide updates on our patients.

Telephone Calls

HospitalTelephone hours are:

  • Monday – Friday- 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • All after-hours phone calls are directed to our urgent care line.

Please Note: Due to the high volume of calls that our doctors receive, many calls are returned after the hospital closes. For this reason, please leave the daytime and evening telephone numbers where you may be reached. The doctors may have their trained technicians handle some calls in order to get back to you in the shortest possible time. It is very helpful to us if we only communicate with one family member.


We know and understand how hard it is to leave your pet. If your pet must stay with us, you are welcome to call ahead and schedule a visit. If your pet is stable enough to leave the ICU, a 30 minute family visit will be allowed. A brief 10 minute visitation is allowed for those patients in critical condition. Visitations are allowed during the following times:

  • Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Sunday: No Visitations

*Special arrangements may be made for critically ill patients


Please call and set up a time to pick up your pet. This will enable us to prepare medications and discharge instructions so that your wait will be minimal when you arrive to take your pet home. All of our patients are given a discharge summary upon release that contains the doctor’s findings, recommendations, and treatment plan. A technician will review the discharge summary instructions and all medications with you when you pick up your pet. If you have further questions, the technician will relay them to the doctor and get back to you as soon as possible.