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River Oaks Animal Hospital

River Oaks Animal Hospital

2614 Edloe St | Houston, TX 77027

Call 713-309-6083
Monday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Thursday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday Closed
  • AAHA accredited since 1965
  • 40 years combined experience
  • On-site boarding for cats and dogs
  • Convenient drop off appointments
  • Community hospital feel
  • Animal Boarding
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Grooming
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Declawing
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations

River Oaks Animal Hospital is a full-service, AAHA accredited, veterinary medical and boarding facility located in the River Oaks/Greenway Plaza area of Houston, Texas. Located at the same address since 1964, River Oaks Animal Hospital has been a trusted member of the community and a partner in providing outstanding animal care for multiple generations of families and their pets. With nearly 60 years of combined experience, you can have the utmost confidence in the doctors caring for your pets.

The professional and courteous staff at River Oaks Animal Hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-cherished patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients.

When you need to leave town, you can rest assured that your pet will be well cared for in your absence by our highly trained kennel staff. Our dedicated kennel crew will spend time getting to know your pet to ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay. Should a medical situation develop during your pet's stay, our medical technicians and physicians are on call 24 hours a day including weekends and holidays to address any situation. Additionally, any medical services due during your pet's boarding visit can be scheduled while you are away to make planning for your pet's care even easier.

We hope that you will take a moment to contact us today to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find more information about how River Oaks Animal Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet. We look forward to caring for your pet soon!

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Janet Hou

Dr. Hou joined River Oaks Animal Hospital as an associate veterinarian in March 2013. Prior to joining the River Oaks team, she spent the past eight years working at two veterinary hospitals serving the Spring and Dallas areas.

Dr. Hou earned her Bachelor�s degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Ecology and Management in 2000 follow by a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2004 each from Texas A&M University (Whoop!). Her areas of interest include managing chronic conditions, feline medicine, anesthesia, pain management and nutrition. She is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture. She is currently working on certification in small animal acupuncture from the Chi Institute.

Outside of the hospital she enjoys painting, gardening and sharing my home with my beloved pets � two rescue mutts Maddy and Olivia, a poodle Coco, a cockatiel Sonata in addition to any of the pets she is currently fostering.

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Christy Cornelius
Christy Cornelius

Dr. Christie Cornelius developed her love, compassion and concern for animals while growing up in a small city surrounded by farms in eastern Iowa. Her first pet was a pair of parakeets named Bert and Ernie. She also grew up with cats and dogs, and learned quite a lot about the human-animal bond very early in her life. She loved science and math as a kid, and at age nine, she began wondering if there was a way she could learn how to make sick animals feel better. Dr. Cornelius graduated with honors from Loras College, in Dubuque, Iowa, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She then began a Master?s Degree in Zoological Sciences at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Dr. Cornelius graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University (Whoop!) in 2004, and moved to Houston, Texas to begin her career.

Dr. Cornelius has eight years of experience in small animal internal medicine and surgery, including four years as an animal emergency doctor. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Harris County Veterinary Medical Association, International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care, American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians and the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement. She is a member of the International Academy of Veterinary Pain Management.

At home, Dr. Cornelius spoils two rat terriers, Molly and Mylie, and two cats, Beignet and Satsu. In her free time, Dr. Cornelius enjoys blogging, art projects, Wikipedia, bike riding, traveling and social networking.

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Helen Hansen
Helen Hansen

Dr. Hansen, a native Texan, grew up in El Paso, Texas where much of her family still resides. While she left the state to earn her undergraduate degree in Equine Science from Colorado State University, she returned to Texas to pursue her doctoral degree in Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University (Whoop!) graduating in 1998. From there she stayed on for an additional year to complete a post-doctoral internship in small animal medicine and surgery and emergency medicine.

After completing her studies in College Station, she practiced in Houston for five years prior to moving to Seattle, Washington where she owned a veterinary hospital in Seattle for six years with her husband who is also a practicing veterinarian. In 2010, they sold their hospital to move back to Houston to be closer to family, friends and the things they loved and missed about living in Texas.

Outside of the hospital, she loves to travel the world, train field trial dogs, shoot sporting clays, spend time outdoors and cultivate orchids in addition to being avid fan of Formula 1 racing, Moto GP motorcycle racing and drag racing. She also lists her love coffee, dark chocolate, bacon and Texas barbeque.

Dr. Hansen has one dog, a pointing Labrador Retriever, named Reznor. Her interests in practice include pain management, anesthesia and surgery.

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