Becker Animal Hospital | Brand New Facility Opening
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Brand New Facility Opening

Brand New Facility Opening

San Antonio, TX (Vocus/PRWEB) August 26, 2010, 2010 — Michael Becker, DVM, founder of Becker Animal Hospital—a full-service veterinary clinic and pet resort—has opened a new 22,000-sq. ft. veterinary clinic and pet resort in San Antonio at 6515 IH-10 West, near the IH-10 and Loop 410 interchange in December 2009.

Named the “Becker Animal Hospital and Pet Resort,” the new facility is a full-service, state-of-the-art, 24-hour veterinary hospital and luxurious pet resort offering luxury suite boarding with webcam cameras, indoor-outdoor kennel boarding and standard cage boarding, as well as doggie day care and other ancillary pet services.

Dr. Becker and his wife Josie traveled to several facilities in California and other states before finalizing the accommodations he offers at his facility. The new facility is 22,000 sq. ft. in size, with the 18,000 sq. ft. hospital and pet resort comprising the base of the main building; 2,000 sq. ft. of overnight housing and meeting space upstairs; and a 2,000-square-foot detached building housing a big dog bath and dip room, a cremation and freezer room.

Pet Resort:


  • Dedicated food prep room, storage
  • A second bath and dip ward with 30 cages
  • 32 indoor/outdoor runs
  • 36 indoor only runs
  • 53 luxury suites complete with web cams—some with windows to the outside
  • Dedicated feline boarding room with a play area that can house 60 or more cats
  • 300 gallon salt water aquarium for the feline viewing pleasure
  • Indoor 900 sq. ft. doggie day care room floor to ceiling glass for public viewing
  • Outside day care area landscaped and turf
  • 16 outdoor runs for exercise
  • Big dog bath/dip room with 30 cages
  • Two dog-walking areas
  • Large enclosed outdoor exam area, for any pet that does better outside
  • 10 separate make-ready kennels with water and electric dryers to get pets ready to leave


  • A dedicated retail food room
  • 60’ of secure product shelf space behind the front desk
  • four flat screen TVs in the lobby for veterinary information
  • 7 exam rooms for private client consultations and exams

Lab equiptment consisting of two chemistry analyzers, complete blood count unit, electrolyte analyser, blood clotting profiler, urinalysis, and a number of serperate test kits for heartworms, blood infections, parvo virus, pancratitis, and more 

a business office, training room, private office space, custodial space and storage


  • Two dedicated surgical suits for surgeries and dentals
  •  radiograph and ultrasoundroom,  an associate doctors office and staff training room
  • Two separated treatment areas with a total of seven work tables
  • Dedicated prep room with a pass-through cabinet to surgery
  • Liquid oxygen system with ceiling drop oxygen and scavenge
  • Dedicated oxygen cage with 2 climate controlled air-conditioned cages and 2 heated cages
  • Multiple treatment cages in both treatment rooms
  • Isolation room with 10 cages and two runs and a separate additional heating system
  • Bath dip room with 30 cages
  • Laundry room

Visiting Veterinarian Motel (second floor):


  • Four “motel” rooms with a simple kitchen and full bath
  • Central conference room
  • Full laundry system and food storage freezer

Lobby and Offices:

While most veterinary clinics are modeled after human clinics with schedules and appointments, the Becker Animal Hospital and Pet Resort has a “no appointment necessary” policy that is available seven days a week, with no additional charges for evenings and nights -the practice is open 24 hours- and weekends. Customers welcome the flexibility of not having to rearrange work schedules to accommodate their pet’s health and well-being.

“The Becker Animal Hospital will continue to grow with the principals upon which it was created on: service to our human and, especially, our animal clients,” says Michael Becker, DVM, founder, owner and chief veterinarian, Becker Animal Hospital. “Our Mission Statementis to provide the client and their pet with the highest quality pet care possible in an immediate, on demand environment.  Our intention is to do anything you want for your pet at anytime you ask.” 

The full-service veterinary hospital that treats dogs, cats, exotics (hamsters, gerbils, rats, mice, rabbits, guinea pigs), birdsand ferrets offers the following services:


  • Comprehensive medicalcare
  • Surgical services
  • Dental services
  • Bathing
  • Grooming
  • Flea dipping
  • Rabies observation
  • Parvo virus treatments
  • Infectious disease treatment
  • Trauma treatment
  • Boarding (dogs, cats and birds)
  • In-house blood work lab
  • X-ray radiographs with direct digital imaging
  • ECG diagnostic
  • Full vaccination protocol for dogs and cats
  • Microchip IDs

Dr. Becker is originally from St. Louis and attended the University of Missouri, at Columbia, Mo. from 1975 to 1983 where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture and his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Becker worked more than two years in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Texas before establishing his practice and opening the original Becker Animal Hospital in San Antonio in 1986.

The Veterinarian for the City of Balcones Heights, he regularly attends the Western States Vet Conference to further his veterinary skills and various business classes in the areas of administration and management.

The Becker Animal Hospital staff is fully bilingual. For more information on the Becker Animal Hospital and Pet Resort visit the, or call 210-732-5148.

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