503 E. Sonterra Blvd.
San Antonio, Texas 78258
(210) 858-0200
(210) 858-0197 fax


Our Hospital and Doctors

VREC is the result of a unique collaborative effort between over 70 members of the South Texas veterinary community to develop a regional veterinary medical center of the highest standard. VREC is committed to providing 24-hour specialty and critical care. Whether in the form of urgent care provided by the veterinarians and nursing staff of the Emergency Pet Center-Stone Oak or through referral to one of our specialists, we always strive to provided your pet with the highest quality care during their time of need.

With the exception of the emergency practice, VREC accepts patients exclusively on a referral basis, allowing primary care veterinarians in San Antonio and South Texas to utilize the hospital's unique resources for continued care of patients with special needs.

Veterinary Specialists

The VREC board certified specialists have, in addition to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) degree, a minimum of a one year internship or equivalent training, and three to four years of intensive residency training. Finally, to become a board certified specialist, or Diplomate in a veterinary specialty college, the veterinarian must pass a rigorous series of examinations.

Board Certified or Board Qualified veterinarians staff the VREC specialty practices including Surgery, Radiology/Imaging, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Ophthalmology, Dermatology and Oncology. Additionally, the 19,000 square-foot hospital includes a national veterinary diagnostic laboratory and a Physical Therapy/Rehabilitation Center.

Emergency Services

VREC houses the Emergency Pet Center-Stone Oak, an affiliated practice of the Emergency Pet Clinic-Broadway. Veterinary emergency care requires a well trained, devoted and compassionate staff that strives for excellence in every case. Outstanding emergency veterinarians at VREC and the Emergency Pet Clinic-Broadway work closely with the exceptional team of board certified specialists at VREC to insure all patients receive the most comprehensive care available.

Policies & Procedures

Appointments - VREC is a referral only hospital (with the exception of the Emergency Pet Center). Without prior approval (referral) Emergency Pet Center patients are required to be transferred to their primary care veterinarian as soon as possible.

All relevant laboratory reports, radiographs and pertinent records should be obtained from your referring veterinarian prior to your pet's appointment with VREC specialists.

Fees - A complete estimate of anticipated charges will be given at the initial visit for all specialty referral services. A deposit is usually required at the time of admission.

Financing - VREC offers third party financing for qualified individuals through CareCredit®. Our receptionists are able to provide you with information either prior to your visit, or at the time of the consultation.