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Welcome to Hope Veterinary Clinic PA in Amarillo, TX

Hope Veterinary Clinic, PA focuses on small animal medicine and surgery. We are committed to helping our clients select the best medical decisions for their pets. We believe education and communication are very important in companion animal care. Our staff is a cohesive group of individuals who work very hard to ensure that your pet is safe and comfortable while in our hospital. We are focused on the cleanliness of all areas of our clinic. Dr. Faulkner has over 35 years of medical experience and a passion that is essential when facing the challenges of small animal medicine and surgery. Let us know how we can help you. A companion animal can make a great difference in your life and we are here to help whenever you need us.

About Us

Hope Veterinary was founded in 1981 by Dr. David Faulkner and our mission statement is "We support the human-animal bond". Click to learn more!

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Keeping your pets happy and healthy is our job, and our site is full of helpful info, including nutrition, vaccinations, medication, and geriatric pet care.

Contact

Need to make an appointment for your pet with one of our Amarillo, TX vets, or have a question? Call us today at 806-353-5566 or fill out our Contact Form.

Included in this statement is the position of Hope Veterinary Clinic and Sarah and David Faulkner of Amarillo, Texas on the G7 tragedy and the proposed Ordinance. I will assume here that all reading this will know to which Ordinance I am referring.
I am Sarah Faulkner and I am writing on behalf of the business, David and myself.
We have long been supporters of the Amarillo Humane Society and the many shelters and rescue organizations in the area which ultimately pull animals from the City Pound and find them suitable homes. I have been impressed with the work done through many people and at times, have seen unity and reciprocity between the Pound and the rescues. The G7 debacle and the proposed Ordinance have put all at an impasse but we have to use this current climate to answer some tough questions and make some changes.
We are appalled at the contemptible decision of Dick Havens to euthanize a mother, an animal now known as a letter and a number, at the most vital and yet most vulnerable time in a female's life. An act like this would never, ever occur inside the walls of a veterinary clinic.
We do not support the proposed Ordinance. It smacks of a discrimination lawsuit and is entirely unenforceable.
This clinic will not be part of any plan Dick Havens may propose that would include veterinary clinics to report unlicensed litters nor will we ask to see paperwork pertaining to licensed litters if our City does lose its mind and adopt the proposal.
The answer is education and the building of a Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic. Multiple times a day clients ask me what it costs to spay/neuter. As many as 15 times a day, I answer this question. We have kept those fees low as we can to help as many as we can schedule and sterilize. We honor as many certificates as we can. I do not believe that a LCSNC will harm veterinary clinics. There are enough people who simply want their veterinarian to perform the surgery and will go to that clinic. We are scheduled two months out! The people who want to spay and neuter but are on a tight budget will use the LCSNC and bounce back to the vet clinic for other types of care.
I personally have been at the receiving end of collusion and retaliation from Dick Havens. I must stay on point here but I want our City to know that if anyone wants to hear my story of what he is capable of doing when he is crossed, please call me. I hope you are the news. I'm standing right here.

Featured Story

Last week Hope Vet Clinic was involved in rescuing 35 adult cats and 19 kittens from the most devastatingly filthy environment I've ever seen involving animal cruelty. From our staff, I would like to thank Kristian Tucker, Cherelle Rubins, Brea Brown and Michael James as well as William Kearn, a friend to all animals for helping rescue these animals from certain death.

Anyone who could foster or adopt these cats and kittens will be greatly appreciated. Due to the volume of animals, I cannot promise, but I will try to get corporate sponsorship for vaccinations. Feel free to come by and any staff member can show you the cats that are available.

Obviously, we do not want to divulge the location of where these animals were hoarded. The property manager said the building will be taken down to the frame to be rebuilt. The person responsible is an aged woman who used to be a conscientious care provider but somehow lost her way. It is not our intention to drag this woman's name through the mud but that said we have many more pictures on hand if anyone would like to see more of the environment in which these pets suffered.

Some were born in this disaster and have never had a breath of fresh air in their lives. Most are friendly and have adjusted to the new norm quite well. Many are this side of wild. Several would be great for barn and shop cats! All must be sterilized but will have to be worked into our busy surgery schedule. You may have your own veterinarian for the procedure. We will honor any sterilization voucher as we cannot sterilize the cats at no cost; there are simply too many.

Any fourth-year veterinary student could sterilize at the clinic on a Saturday under Dr. Faulkner's license and mentorship as long as the client has a voucher!

I know this is a wordy post and I apologize. I cannot overstate the importance of needing help with this project. We will keep our friends and followers on
Facebook apprised of the progress we are making to rehome and foster - onward through the fog!! #whatwasIthinking

Sarah Faulkner, Hope Veterinary Clinic

Case of the Month

On December 31st of 2018 Charlie Henderson of Bushland, TX and his son CC Henderson were driving down a farm to market road, enjoying their day when they looked over to see a K9 Sully Sullenberger trapped in the middle of a frozen pond. They called to him, but quickly realized the dog was dangerously stranded on the frozen pond. They went to their house and grabbed a rope and a small metal boat. CC put the metal boat on the partially frozen pond to try and slide across the ice to the dog, but the ice began to crack, so they had to rope the dog and pull him through the ice-cold water. They brought Sully to the clinic soaking wet with giant mounds of ice frozen to his head, shoulders, and hips. Icicles hung from his tail; apparently, he spent time in the frozen pond. He was unconscious at the time of arrival to the clinic. His temperature was too low to read on thermometer. We wrapped him in multiple blankets, set an IV catheter, ran fluids through a fluid warmer, and had a technician blow dry him on a low setting. We started at the appendages and then slowly began to dry the body. At 93 degrees he began to show signs of life. We continued to slowly warm him. When we were finally able to put him in bed his temperature read 95 degrees which is conducive to life. We administered appropriate medications for mild shock and suspected pulmonary edema. 12 hours later Sully was back to normal and on his way to a full recovery. His family came to see him and brought along his sister. Although, Sully was very weak and tired, he was still very happy to see his family. He went home with normal kidney function as well as normal behavior both mentally and physically.

Point of case, in the cases of hypothermia, you must raise the temperature of the patient very slowly to avoid cardiac arrest.