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Welcome to Ridglea West Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Fort Worth TX

Call us at (817) 763-0261
Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (817) 763-0261!

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If you live in Fort Worth or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Craig Verwers is a licensed TX veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and well-being are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Ridglea West Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Craig Verwers has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Fort Worth veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (817) 763-0261 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Fort Worth veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Fort Worth pet owners.

At Ridglea West Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.


Dr. Craig Verwers
Fort Worth Veterinarian | Ridglea West Animal Hospital | (817) 763-0261

4404 Southwest Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76116

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Featured Articles

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    Did you ever think that your pet's rabies vaccination wasn't all that important? Did you know that if your cat or dog is not current on its rabies vaccination, and a stray or wild animal bites your pet, the County Health Department can, and will, demand that the pet be euthanized or strictly quarantined ...

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  • Kevyn

    We welcome Kevyn on our staff as our full-time profession groomer. She has been caring for pets for over five years and has worked as a trained groomer in the profession for almost four years. Her goal is to groom your pet just the way you want by spending the time needed to find out what type of styling you desire for your pet. She has the training and skill to work with dogs of all breeds and with cats. In addition to bathing and clipping, she can dermal and paint nails and even apply the nail caps.

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  • Jessica

    Jessica began working at Ridglea West Animal Hospital in 2013. She started part-time as a Kennel Assistant, quickly became full time and earned her Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA) certification. She worked in Client Care spell, working with Barbara at the front desk. While in Client Care she became Avimark Certified. She is now transitioning to Patient Care and working as a technical assistant in the exam rooms and assisting in surgery.

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  • Sara

    Sara joined our staff early in 2016 as our full-time Kennel Assistant. She is the one who cares for your pet when boarding with us. She also monitors and assists with the care of post-surgical and hospitalized pets. She does a great job of loving on your pets that stays with us. We are excited by the enthusiasm she brings to our hospital.

  • Grace

    Grace began working in the veterinary field in December 2015 but grew up caring for many different types of pets and farm animals including cats, dogs, goats, rabbits, and rats. Grace has come on board and quickly learned the responsibilities of kennel assistant, dividing her work time between pet care in the kennel and learning the position of technician. She will be testing for her Certified Veterinary Assistant certification in the very near future. After working in human medical side with home health care, she finds the veterinary field to her liking.

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  • Craig Verwers
    D.V.M.

    Dr. Verwers’ interest in veterinary medicine goes back to his freshman year at Western Hills High School when he met a Fort Worth veterinarian and learned what a veterinarian did. He started working for that veterinarian as a kennel assistant when he was 14 years old and continued working with different veterinarians through high school and college. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A & M University College of Veterinarian Medicine.

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  • Barbara
    Office Manager

    Barbara has been with the practice on and off for the past 9 years. She started as a Kennel Assistant and enjoyed working closely with the boarding and hospitalized pets. For the past six years she has worked at the front desk as a Client Care Representative and recently Office Manager. She is a pro at the front desk and can get the answer to most any situation that may come her way. She always has a pleasant word for pets and pet parents when they come in the door. She also is our hospice/grief counselor: something she feels a true calling for. Her ability to bring comfort to pet parents in a difficult time is truly remarkable.

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Ridglea West Animal Hospital

Office Hours

Monday:

7:00 AM-6:00 PM

Tuesday:

7:00 AM-6:00 PM

Wednesday:

7:00 AM-6:00 PM

Thursday:

7:00 AM-6:00 PM

Friday:

7:00 AM-6:00 PM

Saturday:

8:00 AM-1:00 PM

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

  • "You will not find another clinic around, that cares as much for your pet as they do. Dr. Verwers was upfront with everything he did, and the staff was extremely kind and professional. I will def be going back!"