Community Involvement

Our History

Central Texas Animal Hospital has been providing high-quality medical vet care for cats and dogs since 1980. Dr. Daryl Neans, our founder and staff veterinarian, started the practice after graduating from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Neans graduated as the valedictorian of his Veterinary Class and began practicing medicine as Pflugerville’s first Veterinarian in the fall of 1980. He began making field calls for large animals and worked on other farm-family animals while his “mobile office” or truck was out. Local Pflugervillians may be familiar with the small white and red one-room building on the corner of Railroad and Pecan St. This building was Dr. Neans’ original Veterinary Office, built when there was only one flashing yellow traffic light in the entire city. You can still see the old hitching post out behind the building! In 2020 we celebrated our 40th Anniversary, click here to watch Dr. Neans receive the CTAH Day presentation from the Pflugerville City Mayor.

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As the city has grown, the demographics of its animal population have changed as well. Dr. Neans and Associate Veterinarians at Central Texas Animal Hospital made the transition from large animal Mixed Veterinary Practice to small animal exclusive Companion Animal Veterinary Practice in the late 2000s. We also expanded our client-specific areas with a massive remodel in 2008. Through this remodel we were able to add a private Consultation Room for end-of-life services, additional Cat-only areas, as well as a spacious lobby. All of our plans from the ground-up keep our four-legged guests and their family members at the forefront.

Central Texas Animal Hospital has continued growing and developing this quality care-centric mindset as we have moved into the 21st Century. We are continuing to remodel our facility even now to best benefit our patients by adding completely separate Cat and Dog Treatment Areas. (insert pictures or link to FB posts about Cat Treatment Remodel) This separation allows for decreased stress levels in our patients and smoother appointments. Separate waiting, exam, and treatment areas are a few of the many Fear Free practices we have adopted to ensure the safety and overall well-being of our patients.

While the decades and city streets continue to change, our priorities of providing quality care and empowering our Patients’ families to do the same remain strong. In 2020 we launched our Pawsitively Healthy Program, a loyalty rewards program to help enable better access to routine patient care. We are also very active on our social media channels providing tons of helpful tips and comic relief from time to time. The CTAH Family is always here to help!

PfISD Student Internship Program

We work with multiple local high schools through their Agriculture or Animal Science programs to provide internships at our animal hospital. Students intern as Kennel Technicians, learning the ins and outs of veterinary practice and what it takes to care for animals. Click here to read more about this program through the Pflugerville Independent School District. We also attend career days for the local elementary schools. Some of the high schools we work with include:

Pflugerville High School

Hendrickson High School

McNeil High School

Weiss High School

Hutto High School

Manor High School