About Our Veterinary Hospital

Our History to Present Day

Long Drive Dog & Cat Hospital was founded in the 1950’s by Dr. Leon Slatko. It was one of the first veterinary clinics in Houston, Texas. By the 1970’s it had grown to a three-doctor practice. Dr. Slatko retired in the mid 1990’s after selling Long Drive Dog and Cat Hospital to Dr. John Shelby. Since then, Dr. Shelby grew Long Drive Dog & Cat Hospital into a busy, six-doctor practice, where everyone was seen within a 1,200 square foot building.

In 2010, Long Drive Dog & Cat Hospital moved into their new facility with an expansive 5,400 square feet. The new facility that we are in today has an enlarged surgery suite with enough room for two doctors. The expanded dental and treatment areas are adjacent to our dedicated radiology room that contains a DR, full-body, digital x-ray unit. We also have a DR digital dentistry x-ray unit that is very similar to the one your dentist uses during your visits. We maintain an in-house laboratory with multiple Idexx laboratory equipment that helps our doctors provide you with immediate information about your pet’s health status.

Upon your arrival, you will be greeted in our spacious lobby by one of our several receptionists. Our office is typically a very busy, fast-paced environment. We try to keep our clients satisfied with fast and efficient service at an affordable price. All sick animal visits are seen on a first-come, first-served, walk-in basis; however, well-animal vaccinations can be seen as a walk-in, or you can call to make an appointment. All our surgeries and anesthetic procedures are by appointment only.

Services to Keep Your Pets Healthy!

  • Heartworm and Parvo virus preventatives
  • Surgical Services
  • Boarding
  • Vaccinations
  • Diagnostics
  • Isolation Ward
  • Hospitalization
Our Services

Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Long Drive Dog & Cat Hospital in Houston, TX! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 713-643-0633 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Meet Our Team