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Practice Name

Alamo Heights Pet Clinic

Primary Location
6488 N. New Braunfels Ave
San Antonio, TX 78209
Phone: 210-821-5544
Fax: 210-821-5563

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday7:30 a.m.6:00 p.m
Tuesday7:30 a.m.6:00 p.m
Wednesday7:30 a.m.6:00 p.m
Thursday7:30 a.m.6:00 p.m
Friday7:30 a.m.6:00 p.m
Saturday8:00 a.m.12:00 pm
SundayClosed
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From dogs and cats to horses and birds, DNA testing is now more popular than ever in San Antonio. Within the last four years, the number of companies that provide animal DNA testing has increased.  DNA testing is not just for determining dog/cat breeds, it can be used to determine the sex of a bird, to determine if a purebred dog will develop genetic specific diseases or it can determine the coat color/pattern of horse offspring.

There are two different types of DNA testing, swab based and blood based. The “at home” kits/tests that are purchased at pet stores and available to owners via internet are swab based.   Those tests available through your veterinarian are usually blood based.  Both types of tests offer similar results, however the blood based tests are considered to be more accurate.

Our clinic uses Royal Canin’s Genetic Health Analysis DNA test. It is a blood based test that compares your dog’s blood sample against 320+ genetic markers.  The markers include genes linked to specific health conditions as well as genes associated with over 250 different breeds.  This DNA test also screens for 13 different genetic mutations that can predict future health problems.

Food/Prescription Refill Order

Please give us up to 24 hours to respond to your request. Medication
refills are subject to doctor approval. We will contact you when your
refill is ready for pick-up.

Featured Services

Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

Testimonial

Dr. Kirby has always gone above and beyond for the care of our family's pets for several years.

- John D. / San Antonio, TX

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday7:30 a.m.6:00 p.m
Tuesday7:30 a.m.6:00 p.m
Wednesday7:30 a.m.6:00 p.m
Thursday7:30 a.m.6:00 p.m
Friday7:30 a.m.6:00 p.m
Saturday8:00 a.m.12:00 pm
SundayClosed


  • INTRODUCING "KIRBY", GUIDE DOG IN TRAINING

    Due to our successful, first time ever, Fiesta Medal sale

    we were able to sponsor and name this sweet girl.

    We want to thanks all of you that purchased a medal(s)

    to help us support this wonderful organization 

Meet the Doctor

Meet The Doctor Dr. Kirby earned his BS in Bio-Medical Science in 1979 fromTexas A&M University and graduated Cum Laude with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. Read More

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  • 210-821-5544
  • 6488 N. New Braunfels Ave San Antonio, TX 78209
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