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Craig Verwers DVM

Craig Verwers

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.


Dr. Verwers lives on a small farm in the Aledo area. He raises sheep and currently has chickens, rabbits, a chinchilla and of course dogs and cats. Mac is an Anatolian Shepard that guards the homestead protecting it from all unwanted four-legged creatures like coyotes and raccoons that might hurt the sheep or chickens. He has two black Labrador brothers-Todd and Jason. Jason is an escape artist, touring the neighborhood and hopping in cars with strangers. There is also a Border Collie, German Pincher cross, and little Susie Q who doesn’t know that she is only six pounds.

Dr. Verwers’ desire is to partner with you to give your pet the longest, healthiest, and happiest life possible. He enjoys sharing the latest research and information on ways to make this goal possible. Important components to maintain good health are preventative lab work, good dental care and quality nutrition as part of an overall preventative protocol. With an full in-house lab, digital x-ray, and radio and laser scalpels he is able to do diagnostic procedures as well as many general surgeries.

In the past several years, Dr. Verwers has become an avid golfer; playing as often as three times a week when possible. He was sweating it out in hot yoga, but since the studio closed has moved to Pilates sessions on a weekly basis. His ongoing involvement with the Optimist and Rotary clubs is important to him because of the benefits they provide to the community and the friendships he has formed through them.

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