We provide specialized care, in partnership with the veterinary community, to help families with pets.
Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists was founded in 1988 and is currently one of the largest veterinary hospitals in the country. Today, GCVS is an internationally respected veterinary specialty and emergency hospital with 14 departments, over 50 veterinarians many of whom are board-certified specialists, and more than 200 highly trained support staff.
Our mission is simple: We provide specialized care, in partnership with the veterinary community, to help families with pets. We use our extensive experience and expertise in all major veterinary specialties to provide the highest quality, most comprehensive specialized care for companion animals, while working to advance veterinary technology through education and innovation.
Our commitment is to provide world class specialty and emergency medicine, while identifying and supporting the unique needs of each patient, client, and referring veterinarian. Our doctors are able to draw on their extensive knowledge and training to manage even the most complex cases. Our Emergency and Critical Care Departments provide around-the-clock care to ensure patients are constantly monitored during their road to recovery.
We consider GCVS to be an extension of the family veterinarian, and work closely with them to provide advanced diagnostics and procedures if specialty or emergency care is needed. We constantly strive to enhance each patient’s care using cutting-edge technology, innovative thinking, interdisciplinary collaboration across multiple specialties, and a state-of-the-art facility. As members of your family, pets deserve nothing less than the best care available. Our priority lies with giving you and your family all the support you need – through communication, care, and compassion. We are committed to being Houston’s Veterinary Medical Center.
At GCVS, you will find a team of professionals actively engaged in ensuring everything about your experience is exceptional. This begins with a commitment to the best medical practices, ongoing medical education, and having cutting-edge technology available on-site. We work each day to ensure that we are doing everything possible to diagnose and treat your pet in the most appropriate manner.
To us, specialized medicine is all about specialized care – for you and your pet. From the moment you schedule an appointment, until we discharge your pet back to your family veterinarian for follow up care, we remain committed to being accessible, responsive, communicative, and genuinely compassionate professionals.
You can count on Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists to deliver the best care in every way. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if there is anything specific we can do to make your visit even more outstanding.
Feeling and showing empathy toward our patients, their families, and our employees. Treating patients as if they were our own pets, and treating clients and employees as if they were members of our family.
Utilizing a strong moral compass to look out for the best interests of our patients, their families, and our employees. Communicating honestly, practicing best medicine, and building trust.
Possessing an insatiable appetite for learning, improving, and teaching. Embracing the fact that medicine is constantly evolving and always striving to meet or exceed the current standards of veterinary care. Demonstrating thought leadership throughout the veterinary community with innovation, research, and education.
Teaching, learning, and consulting with colleagues and team members, showing the highest level of respect, to establish and expand the use of best practices. Discussing solutions within and beyond the team to provide the best chances for positive outcomes.
Setting the standard for all aspects of patient care, client service, referring veterinarian communication, and safety. Striving to be the best in all that we do.