Austin Veterinary Diagnostic Hospital
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Austin Veterinary Diagnostic Hospital

Voted the #1 veterinarians in Austin, Austin Veterinary Diagnostic Hospital is a locally owned veterinary clinic and animal hospital under one roof in Southwest Austin catering to routine and advanced care of your pets.

Our clients appreciate our commitment to provide all veterinary services in one location on the same day (in most cases)and we have a full, talented staff ready to accommodate your needs and your busy schedule. Our full suite of technology enables us to conduct ALL procedures in-house for your convenience. It is our goal to make you and your pet’s visit as enjoyable and comfortable as possible.

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(512) 288-1040


Monday - Friday: 7 AM - 7 PM
Saturday: 8 AM - 4 PM

Meet Our New Doctors

Dr. Josh Pascoe and tortoise

Meet Dr. Josh Pascoe

Dr. Josh Pascoe is a Texas native and a recent graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Growing up in Dallas, Dr. Pascoe developed a love for American Staffordshire Terriers from his grandfather’s kennel in Forney, Texas. Dr. Pascoe went on to attend college at the University of Oklahoma where he quickly ruled out a pursuit in business courses in favor of sciences.


Meet Dr. Camacho!

Dr. Camacho grew up in a small town surrounded by farm animals, and developed a great interest and love for animals. Her veterinary school is located in Mexico City where she had contact with many species through practical classes. Areli really enjoys working with all kinds of animals including pigs, chickens, goats, cows but her love and biggest interests have always been to work with and treat dogs and cats.

Meet Layla!

She is an 11-year old boxer. Several years ago, she suffered a cruciate rupture. The rupture was repaired surgically but, unfortunately, the ligament on the other knee also ruptured.

This is a predictable outcome following the first surgery. Often there are predisposing factors that cause the initial rupture, and these factors may affect the other knee, as well.

During the recovery phase following the initial surgery, the patient will put more weight on the other leg while the operated leg is healing. This additional strain may weaken the other ligament.
After the surgery, there is an expected recovery time of approximately 6-8 weeks. Following this recovery time, most cases will result in resolution of pain, an increase in mobility, and a better quality of life.

Layla is now more active than ever!

Meet Bandit

Bandit arrived at Austin Veterinary Diagnostic Hospital with a draining tract on his face that had been present for nine months. His owner visited a couple of veterinary clinics where antibiotics were prescribed, and a needed dental cleaning was performed. However, the abscess on his lower jaw would not go away.

At our hospital, Dr. Kneupper recommended a Cat Scan (CT) of Bandit’s head to further evaluate the tissue below the draining lesion. What she found was a surprise.

Bandit’s owner noted that he always had difficulty opening his jaws and just presumed it was a birth defect. Bandit was a dog rescued from West Texas through our Wags to Riches program, so his previous history was unknown.

On the CT, we found that Bandit had previously been shot, fracturing his jaw and causing a piece of bone to break off. That particular bone fragment died, and over the years, festered into a source of infection. We performed surgery and easily removed it.

Months later, Bandit is doing well, and his face is completely healed!

Questions? Give us a call at (512) 288-1040, and we will be happy to help!

Meet Walker!

Last December, Walker came to us for vomiting after eating, and Dr. Donop found high liver values and recommended hospitalization with intensive care. After a few days, there was no improvement , and his gallbladder was worsening.

That’s when Dr. Donop decided to remove the obstructed gallbladder, along with placing a feeding tube in his esophagus. After a couple of days of recovery, Walker remained very sick. Luckily, he improved enough to spend Christmas at home with his family.

But then, a Christmas miracle happened! On Christmas Eve Walker began eating on his own! His feeding tube was removed soon after, and his blood work passed with flying colors! He’s back to being a normal, happy, energetic dog again! Walker’s story is one of hope and healing thanks to a team effort by his owners, Dr. Donop, and the entire AVDH staff.

Questions? Give us a call at (512) 288-1040 and we’ll be happy to help you out!


On site laboratory


Routine Visits

Dermatology Health


Ready to stop by for a visit?

Call or Text us at (512) 288-1040 to schedule an appointment. We are located in Southwest Austin a few miles west of the “Y” at Oak Hill. We open early for 7 AM drop-offs and stay open until 7 PM for late pick-ups and have extended Saturday hours from 8 AM to 4 PM.

First visit? Check out our New Client Resources. We look forward to having you and your pets join our extended family. See you soon!


Dr. Jeremy Varga
Dr. Sarah Kneupper


Cutting edge technology, compassionate care, overall wellness, and preventative medicine are a large part of our practice. We pride ourselves on the ability to diagnose and treat even the most complex conditions and diseases.

While you’re at Austin Veterinary Diagnostic Hospital, get to know our comprehensive suite of advanced technology, meet our talented veterinarians and read what our clients share about their experience. Check out our online pharmacy where you can order what you need and have it delivered to your home. Learn about our Wags to Riches program that enables us to prepare homeless pets to find their forever home.

Accolades & Honors

Pet owners throughout Central Texas have voted AVDH Austin’s Best Veterinarian. AVDH has also earned the Talk of the Town for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction , as well as the Austin Neighborhood Favorite on Nextdoor.  We are honored to assist clients of referring veterinarians and loving pet owners throughout Central Texas.


AVDH Has Been AAHA Accredited for over 26 years. What does that mean?

AAHA-accredited practices are at the heart of better care for pets and their people

AAHA is the only organization that accredits veterinary practices in the United States and Canada. AAHA-accredited practices are evaluated on stringent standards that encompass all aspects of veterinary medicine—from pain management and patient care to team training and medical recordkeeping. AAHA's standards are continuously updated to keep accredited practice teams at the forefront of the profession.Today, approximately 15% of veterinary practices in the US and Canada hold the “AAHA-accredited” designation.

AAHA standards are voluntary

Unlike the human health world, accreditation of animal hospitals is voluntary. So why have nearly 5,000 practices joined AAHA as an accredited practice, willingly striving to meet a higher standard of care?

It’s simple: they want to be the best for their patients and clients.

An AAHA accreditation is a strong indication that a veterinary practice delivers quality medicine – which positively impacts not only your clients, patients, and team, but raises the bar for the veterinary profession.

Our animal hospital serves Southwest Austin and the surrounding areas, including Driftwood, Dripping Springs (Belterra), Oak Hill, Buda, Kyle, Wimberley, Bee Cave, Cedar Valley, Lakeway, Spicewood, and West Lake Hills.

  • Best Available Technology for Your Pets
  • On-Site Laboratory & Diagnostics
  • Same Day Appointments & Services
  • Early Drop-Offs & Late Pick-Ups
  • Online Pharmacy
  • Fun, Caring Atmosphere
  • 24-Hour Emergency Consultation for Clients