Top Rated Local® Austin Veterinarian

 Your Best Friend’s Best Friend

We are committed to building on the legacy of providing the best available veterinary care in south Austin that started in 1972 when the South Lamar Animal Hospital (our former name) was opened. Owner Dr. Melissa Vogeler along with Dr. Leslie Ragland, Dr. Kabita Deka, and Dr. Cheryl York are looking to a bright future of caring for your pets!

The Doctors and Staff at Bluebonnet Animal Hospital strive each and every day to deliver the highest standard in veterinary care and help you make the best decisions regarding your pet’s health by keeping you informed and in-touch with your best friend’s needs.

Why Us?

Passionate About Pets

Your pet can’t tell us where it hurts but it’s our job to understand every word.  Whether it’s an emergency or a general wellness concern, with our advanced diagnostics equipment such as digital radiographs, ultrasound, EKG, dentals x-ray and in-house blood testing we can get to the bottom of what’s ailing your pet effectively and efficiently.  Our doctors and knowledgeable staff have a great working relationship with local veterinary specialists for advanced treatment and diagnostics.

We also strongly recommend regular annual checkups and wellness visits so we can help you track your pet’s health and catch any impending ailments early.  We strive for honesty and transparency and guarantee you will not encounter any surprise costs.  We want you to leave with your tail wagging too!

Annual Wellness Examinations

Annual wellness exams are vital for your pet’s general health. It’s a great way to catch minor health problems before they escalate. Beyond a standard physical examination, your vet might also run blood or other tests to evaluate the overall health of your pet.

Our exams are Accredited for International and Domestic Travel. Please contact us if you have any special travel needs.


Our skilled doctors perform spays/neuters, mass-removals, orthopedic and many other surgeries in-house. If the surgery requires the more in-depth knowledge of a specialist we won’t hesitate to refer you to one of our trusted colleagues. We use the most advanced sterilization and anesthetic techniques in our state-of-the-art surgical suite.


We utilize the safest available anesthetics to provide an extra margin of safety, especially for our older or high-risk patients


Teeth cleaning and polishing, dental X-rays, tooth extractions and minor oral surgery


We offer full abdominal ultrasounds including a review by board certified radiologist to help identify and diagnose internal organ disease. Ultrasound is a non-invasive test that allows us to see organ tissue and movement in real time and in more dimensions than traditional x-rays.


Echocardiography, or an ultrasound of the heart, is a painless and non invasive way to detect and diagnose acquired heart disease. All of our echocardiographs are reviewed by board certified cardiologists before a treatment plan is recommended for your pet.


We place a small Home Again microchip under your pet’s skin so that in the event your pet is lost, he/she can more easily be returned to you even if they’ve lost their collar.

Nutrition Counseling

A proper diet is the foundation of a healthy and happy pet. It’s vital that your pet maintain a proper weight and correct nutrition can also manage many medical conditions. Let our staff help determine your pet’s best diet. This one simple factor can prolong a happy life for your best buddy by years!

Behavioral Counseling

Our doctors and staff obviously love animals and we have spent the better part of our lives devoted to caring for them in all stages of their growth and development. Sometimes they begin to exhibit behaviors such as aggression, excessive barking, chewing, spraying and other nuisances. If you need help correcting these or any other issues please set up a consultation with one of our doctors. We’re here to help!

Pet Boarding

We offer boarding (At South Lamar Only)but our space is limited so call to make an appointment as soon as possible! Click HERE to find a boarding form.

Health Certificates

For pet owners “on the go,” we offer both Interstate and International Health Certificates.  Call to schedule your pet health certificate examination or to get more information.


Complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, shampoos, flea and tick control products, and heartworm preventatives.

For more information on our In House Pharmacy click here.


For your emergencies during our normal business hours do not hesitate to bring your pet in.Call ahead if possible, and we will give your pet priority and get you in without delay. Outside of our normal business hours we recommend the Emergency Animal Hospital of Northwest Austin (4434 Frontier Trail, Austin TX). Their phone number is 512-899-0955.