Welcome to River North Small Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Stephenville,TX
Call us at (254) 968-7387

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (254) 968-7387!

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

River North Small 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. Kay Herrington 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 Stephenville 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 (254) 968-7387 or contact us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Stephenville 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 Stephenville pet owners.

A longstanding tradition.

We are one of the longest tenured AAHA accredited practices in the entire nation! Fewer than 15% of veterinary practices in the United States are AAHA accredited. To become an AAHA practice, an animal hospital must undergo regular and comprehensive evaluations on approximately 900 standards of veterinary care. Why do we do it? Simple. We believe your pet deserves only the highest standards of care in the world!

A unique approach.

To us, it is obvious that every pet is unique. We believe that in order to be as effective as possible in treating your pet, we need to really learn about your pet’s unique health situation and requirements. To us, it’s a real joy to do… We are inspired to do what we do because we have a deep feeling of love and compassion for animals. Your pet will be treated with the same level of care and attention as if it were one of our own.

At River North Small Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Kay Herrington
Stephenville Veterinarian | River North Small Animal Hospital | (254) 968-7387

207 River North Blvd.
Stephenville, TX 76401

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Kay Herrington

    Dr. Kay Herrington is a native of Conroe, Texas. She graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Science in 1981. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985 and began her career as a small animal practitioner. She first practiced in Granbury, Texas for 4 years.

  • Morganne Jones

    Morganne is originally from Lake Charles, LA and moved to Stephenville from Baton Rouge, LA. Morganne graduated from Louisiana State University (LSU) with a Bachelor’s in Animal/Dairy/Poultry Science in 2010 and her Master’s in Animal Science in 2013.

  • Mia Fredrickson

    Mia has been a licensed veterinary technician for 35 years. She has experience in all facets of small animal medicine but especially enjoys dentistry, radiology, and assisting in surgery.

  • Niki Peters

    Niki Peters attended Tarleton State University and graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Industries and a minor in General Business. She is married, has 1 son, 2 dogs, and a cat.

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Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "This is by far the best veterinarian office I have ever been to! Kay is such a wonderful vet and deeply cares for my animals. I love these people and so do my puppies!"
    Jaclyn
  • "Our trust in Dr. Herrigton’s ability to care for our furbabies have NEVER been questioned. The care for our pets can only be rated at above excellent. Thank you Dr. Kay and Staff for your loving care of our four-legged family members!!!!"
    Pamela
  • "The best Vet in Stephenville … So happy I found y’all!"
    Tracey
  • "Best place ever!!! They gave our animals amazing treatment and worked wonderfully with them – we won’t go anywhere else!!!! 🙂"
    Tiffany
  • "Dr. Herrington us a veterinary rock star. Everything one could want in a professional."
    Mark

Our Location

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

River North Small Animal Hospital

Monday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

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