About Our Clinic

We are here for your canine and feline needs!

Bellaire Richmond Pet Hospital, founded in 1954, is the third oldest clinic in Houston. We are a small practice that offers the services you need for your dog or cat.

Our mission is to provide the highest quality care, at an affordable price in a friendly and caring environment. We are proud to be part of the Houston community and look forward to treating your pet.

Dr. Betsy Garza attended Texas A&M University in undergrad and earned a bachelors in business. While at A&M, she also started completing her prerequisites for veterinary school, which she fulfilled from the University of Texas in Austin with an overall prerequisite GPA of a 4.0. She worked as a veterinary technician for years in Austin and at the Texas A&M veterinary cardiovascular pathology lab prior to starting vet school at Texas A&M. Dr. Garza served as the class president of her veterinary class all 4 years of veterinary school. She graduated magna cum laude and was one of the few students inducted into the National Veterinary Honor Society Phi Zeta. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine with special interests in soft tissue surgery, preventative medicine, endocrinology, and pain management. Dr. Garza loves caring for her patients and treasures long term relationships with clients and their pets. She is happily married to her husband of 2 year and has two 4-legged children: one Labrador retriever named Rhodes and one cat named Tipsy.



Did you know senior pets suffer from pain and discomfort caused by Osteoarthritis? Even our slight weather changes can make it difficult for them to get around. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a joint disease that affects people as well as dogs. OA can be as painful for our dogs as it is for us. In healthy joints, a slippery tissue called cartilage cushions the ends of the bones in the joints. With OA, cartilage breaks down, causing pain and swelling. As OA gets worse, bone spurs can form, causing more pain and joint damage. When this happens, your dog may become less active or show signs of stiffness when getting up. However, OA can be difficult to recognize, and your dog may not show any signs of OA. That’s why it’s important to talk to your veterinarian today about keeping your dog active and youthful. The earlier you start the better chance you have of bringing out the puppy inside him.

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For more information or to schedule an appointment call us at (713) 668-6882 or visit us at 5808 Bissonnet Street

Meet Our Doctors

Providing the best medical care since 1954

Dr. Meredith Perry

Dr. Betsy Garza

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Meet Our Team

Here at Bellaire Richmond Hospital, we hire only the most experienced and caring staff members who will treat your pets with the utmost care and love. All of our staff members are specially trained to handle any pet, no matter the illness and the temperament. We have cared for thousands of animals and this experience makes us uniquely qualified to provide you and your family the very best quality care. We will treat your pets as if they’re a member of the family, our family. Call or email us to learn more about our staff and the treatment options we provide. One of our helpful staff will be happy to answer any of your questions.


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Healthy pets are happy pets

Our services are to provide medicine and surgery for cats and dogs of all sizes. We serve southwest Houston and Bellaire, Texas. Call or email us today to find out more! We look forward to helping your cats and dogs with whatever they may need.


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Routine Vaccines & Preventative Care

Bellaire Richmond Pet Hospital’s routine vaccinations and preventative care will give your pet a healthy start to a long, happy life! Routine vaccination provides necessary protection against a variety of viruses and bacteria that can cause serious illness and health consequences. Equally important is parasitic prevention, which keeps your loved-ones safe from a variety of parasites, including heartworms, fleas, ticks and intestinal parasites.

Animals age 5 to 7 years for every one of ours. Because they age more rapidly, semi-annual exams are very important.

Laboratory Diagnostics

Bellaire Richmond Pet Hospital provides rapid diagnostics to determine the cause of ailments and subsequently treat pets with a variety of conditions. Our diagnostic services allows access to a variety of specialists including necropsy, bacteriology, clinical chemistry, electron microscopy, serology, endocrinology, histopathology, immunohistochemistry, virology, parasitology, molecular diagnostics, and toxicology.

Digital Radiographs

Radiography is a valuable diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine. As we continually strive to offer the highest quality medicine and diagnostic testing, we are pleased to offer radiology services as a means of providing excellent care to our patients.

Bellaire Richmond Pet Hospital utilizes state of the art digital radiology on site. Radiographs are recommended for a variety of reasons allowing our doctors to see organs and bones in an interactive format. We also have 24/7 access to a boarded radiologist to review your pet’s films allowing us to provide the highest level of diagnosis in minutes.

Emergency Care and Walk-ins

In the event your pet requires urgent care, our professional staff will provide immediate and compassionate treatment in their time of need. Our hospital is equipped with the latest in-house laboratory technology for on-site diagnostics.

Walk-ins are always welcome and will be accommodated as soon as practicable. A trained technician will triage all incoming patients upon arrival, so that our doctors properly prioritize treatment schedules and owners receive immediate feedback as to severity of injury or ailment. Your pet’s health is our number one concern.


Dentistry is an important part of your pets overall health. We offer a variety of dental services, from routine cleaning to oral surgery. Our veterinarians are equipped to provide your pet with a comfortable, clean and healthy smile.


Gastrointestinal (GI) parasites, or parasites of the stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and colon, are common in all of the domestic species. Without treatment, these GI parasites can cause weight loss, anemia, failure to thrive, intestinal compaction or blockage, diarrhea, or general unthriftiness.

Why is deworming important?

  • Parasites (including worms) are organisms that live on or within animals.
  • Parasites use the same food sources as your pet, and may cause disease.
  • 60 – 85% of puppies and kittens are born with roundworms.
  • In puppies and kittens, a heavy parasite load is life-threatening.
  • Several parasites can be transferred from pets to humans.

Spay and Neuter

Our medical staff is specially trained to safely anesthetize, monitor and recover all surgical patients.


  • I have used this clinic for many years. I am just as pleased with the new owners and staff as I was for 40 years. The doctors always treat my pets compassionately and have had great success with their treatments.

  • Bellaire Richmond has been our vets since we moved to Houston in 1977. Yikes! That’s 40 years! They have been consistently empathetic and professional. It’s great to see the new vets continuing this tradition.

  • Everyone is so kind and doctors Perry and Kennedy really blew me away with the effort they put into a stray I brought in. Very impressive ladies!

  • We have taken our dogs to Bellaire Richmond Animal Hospital for 20 some years. First our Amy and now our Lexi. We find that we always receive professional and courteous care. The staff and the veterinarians are always knowledgeable and courteous.

  • I love your new digs! I especially like that all the beautiful photos on the walls are of the staff’s own pets. Everyone here is extremely polite and friendly and genuinely loves animals. Thank you!!!

  • This a great, clean and friendly office. The tech and Dr. Kennedy were so professional and took time to hear our concerns and answered our questions. Will most definitely be coming here for our dog’s care. Well done!

  • Right from the moment I make my phone appointment, efficiency and consideration are shown. I can sense that my pet will get great care and love. Dr. Perry, Chris, Rosa and the two gals upfront (forgot their names) give such a personal touch.

  • The new hospital is beautiful and there’s so much more space for our over-sized doggies. Everyone was friendly and kind…really helped our Pinky get over being so scared about the examination process. Great Job, everyone!

  • Always friendly and courteous staff! Dr. Perry always spends time and thought answering any questions and giving treatment options! Highly recommended.

  • I have been going to Bellaire Richmond for over 20 years. Compassion puts it mildly. I was nervous when my doctors retired, but I can honestly say that the new doctors complement and enhance the retired ones and the reputation as well.

    Anonymous Client
  • Been going to Bellaire Richmond over 30 years. I actually drive past many clinics to get there since I moved 20 years ago.

  • I have been taking my pets to Bellaire Richmond for over 15 years and have always been happy with the attention and care given to my pets. The doctors are conservative, but very thorough. Their prices are also very reasonable.

  • The care for each individual pet and owner shows and the follow up calls are so appreciated.

  • Bellaire-Richmond has been around since I’ve been in Houston & they have always had talented, caring docs & a cordial staff. Things are no different now than they were in 1977. B-R has given my pets the best possible care throughout the years.


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5808 Bissonnet St. Houston, Texas 77081

(713) 668-6882

Get in Touch

5808 Bissonnet St.
Houston, Texas 77081

(713) 668-6882

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