VCA Feather and Fur Animal Hospital

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9125 Manchaca Rd
Austin, TX 78748

Driving Directions

(512) 291-4000


  • Hours:
  • Mon-Fri: 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • If you have an emergency outside of our regular business hours
  • we recommend that you contact the following emergency facility:
  • Emergency Animal Hospital of Northwest Austin-South Branch
  • 4434 Frontier Trail Austin
  • TX 78745
  • Phone: (512) 899-0955
  • Fax: (512) 892-7811

At Feather & Fur Animal Hospital, we understand that your pets are an important part of your life. Our highly trained staff will treat you and your pets with professionalism and courtesy while providing you with the very best veterinary care available. Our full-service practice offers a variety of services intended to promote your pet’s overall health and longevity. It is our privilege to care for you and your pets, so call today to learn about our services or schedule an appointment.

VCA Feather and Fur Animal Hospital Services

  • Anesthesia
  • Bathing
  • Boarding
  • Dental Care
  • Endoscopy
  • Fully Stocked Pharmacy
  • Microchipping
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Parasite Prevention and Control
  • Puppy and Kitten Care
  • Radiology (X-Rays)
  • Senior Care
  • Surgery
  • Ultrasound
  • Vaccinations
  • Wellness Exams
  • Behavioral Counseling
  • Electrocardiography Services
  • Laboratory

VCA Feather and Fur Animal Hospital Staff Profiles

Dr. Julie Newman

Dr. Julie Newman has been a practicing veterinarian for more than ten years. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences in 1992 and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University in 1997. While her training and past experience are in both large and small animal care, she has currently chosen to concentrate her medical and surgical skills exclusively on companion animals. For the past ten years Dr. Newman has resided in Austin, TX, and she has been practicing with us here at Feather & Fur since 2005. As a general practitioner, Dr. Newman specializes in small animal medicine and surgery, preventative medicine, dental care and emergency care.  Dr. Newman places special emphasis on preventative care especially for our senior pets. She enjoys working with senior animals and their owners to extend and enhance the lives of older pets. For this reason she believes that annual senior blood work and twice yearly exams are important for all pets over seven years of age. Dr. Newman believes that early detection and treatment of disease are essential in maintaining lifelong health for our pets.
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Dr. Howard Blatt

Dr. Howard Blatt has worked in the veterinary field for over 35 years. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences in 1972 and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee University in 1974. Early in his career he did an internship at Texas A&M University. He has since worked in laboratory animal medicine at several universities and research facilities. After moving to Austin in the mid 1990’s, he worked as a relief veterinarian for two years before obtaining a permanent veterinary position at a local general practice. Dr Blatt also has alternated as President, Vice President, and Secretary of the Capital Area Veterinary Association for the past five years. He served for five years on the Austin Humane Society Board of Directors. For the past two years he has been the Mayor’s representative on the Animal Advisory Board for Austin. In 2001 Dr. Blatt opened up Feather and Fur Animal Hospital and has been serving South Austin pets since. Dr. Blatt attends multiple continuing education lectures and classes each year and tries to bring the highest quality and latest medical procedures to all his patients. Dr. Blatt specializes in small animal surgery and medicine, with an emphasis on preventative medicine.  He has a strong interest in dental care, exotic pet medicine, and emergency care.
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