A Note from our Founder
We invite you to read this letter directly from our founder, Dr. David Thurmond, DVM.
After both living and practicing veterinary medicine in the West Houston area for 17 years, I found that the West Katy and Fulshear areas were underserved when it came to top-tier veterinary medicine and services. The more I considered it, the more I realized that the area was ready for a family owned and operated animal hospital that would provide the standard of veterinary care at a reasonable cost.
So, I set out with my wife Kim, combing the vast countryside for a location that would serve pet owners from across the region.
Searching wasn’t easy, but after a few months I found a small space in the midst of a commercial area to finally open The WellPet Center. With the hope of providing outstanding veterinary services to as many pet owners in the region as possible, we opened our doors, but I knew that the small, quaint space would soon be outgrown.
While the original WellPet Center served a great purpose, I sensed that even greater things were possible. During our first 18-months we experienced an almost unimaginable welcoming from the community, alongside dramatic growth. Shortly after, Dr. Cynthia Aswad, a Katy native, joined our veterinary practice and we began to consider a larger, more accommodating state-of-the-art facility to better serve the ongoing needs of Katy and Fulshear residents.
In March of 2014, just two years after The WellPet Center first opened its doors, we welcomed Dr. Bryan Ping, a long-standing and well-respected veterinarian in the area as a proud partner of The WellPet Center. The three of us were stepping all over each other trying to serve the needs of our clients and patients in the small space we originally called The WellPet Center.
We set out to design and build our latest and greatest veterinary hospital, now located at 5910 FM 1463 Rd, Katy, Texas. After a tremendous amount of work which was a true labor of love, the new pet clinic opened in January 2016, offering 10,000-square feet and containing fully-equipped examination rooms, 40 separate kennels, an independent grooming suite, a surgical suite, in-house pharmacy, a state-of-the-art laboratory for rapid diagnostic work and much more.
The WellPet Center, which was originally opened with Dr. Thurmond and Kandis (now Hospital Manager) is now stronger than ever before. While we had an initial vision of serving the pet health care needs of the Katy and Fulshear areas, we never quite expected the level of welcome and support we’ve received from our local community. With the goal of giving back to our local community, we routinely work to support our local schools and proudly provide Military and First Responder discounts.
We couldn’t be more thankful for our community, our clients, patients and the support we’ve received along the way. Our veterinarians and staff here at The WellPet Center are thrilled to deliver our wide-range of veterinary services and continue to enhance our practice, especially with the recent additions of Dr. Sadie Bowling and Dr. Michelle Hessell.
Working closely with this community and providing services to the Katy and Fulshear areas is what we love to do, and we’re honored to be the first destination for local pet owners when they require veterinary expertise and personalized care.
Our work at The WellPet Center is truly a dream come true.