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Welcome to Big Bend Veterinary Clinic

Your Veterinarian in St. Louis MO
Call us at 314-781-6121

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at 314-781-6121!

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If you live in St. Louis or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Gavin Hooks is a licensed MO 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.

Big Bend Veterinary Clinic 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. Gavin Hooks 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 St. Louis 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 314-781-6121 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our St. Louis 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 St. Louis pet owners.

At Big Bend Veterinary Clinic, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Big Bend Veterinary Clinic has been serving the Richmond Heights-Maplewood-Clayton Communities since 1976. Dr. Hooks specializes in small animal medicine and surgery. Diagnostic Medicine is an area of special interest and importance. On-site diagnostics mean less time waiting for answers, and less time before proper care and treatments can begin.

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Dr. Gavin Hooks
St. Louis Veterinarian | Big Bend Veterinary Clinic | 314-781-6121

2224 South Big Bend Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63117

Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Tuesday:

8:00 AM-7:00 PM

Wednesday:

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Thursday:

8:00 AM-7:00 PM

Friday:

8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Saturday:

8:00 AM-1:00 PM

Sunday:

Closed

  • Dr.
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Testimonials

  • "Doc is great! Pups and us all love it here. On a more serious note: I've never had a vet as thorough and caring. He caught my border collie's thyroid problem and probably saved his life. Love this place!"
    Chris M.

Featured Articles

  • Caring for Your Older Pet

    Many of the same problems that affect people as they age, such as arthritis and diabetes, can also affect your pet. Making a few changes to the way you care for your furry friend will help you ensure that your pet stays healthy and happy as the years go by. Look for Common Signs of Illness Changes ...

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  • Caring for Your Pet Before and After Surgery

    Is a surgery in your pet's future? If it is, you probably have a few questions about pre- and post-surgery care. Paying close attention to care recommendations will help you ensure that the surgery is just a minor disruption to your pet's normal routine. Before Surgery Stop Food Your pet will need ...

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  • Calcium is Not Always Good

    Does Your Pet Need a Calcium Pill? If your pet is eating a good quality, balanced diet, pets very rarely need a calcium supplement. If the food has been formulated according to Association of American Food Control Officials (AAFCO) standards, there should be an appropriate amount of calcium for ...

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  • Is Your Pet Overweight?

    Packing on the pounds is just as dangerous for your pet as it is for you. Being overweight or obese can lead to many of the same health problems whether you are a human, dog or cat. Luckily, with your help, your furry friend can easily lose that excess weight and enjoy a healthier, happier life with your help. ...

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  • What is a Raw Diet?

    Raw diets offer an alternative to commercially prepared pet food and can be a good choice for some pets. Serving raw foods offer a variety of benefits, although the diet isn't appropriate for every cat or dog. Why Offer Raw Food? Commercially available pet food often contains preservatives or chemicals ...

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  • Why Your Guinea Pig Needs Vitamin C But Your Dog Doesn't

    Scurvy: A deficiency of Vitamin C causes a syndrome called scurvy. Symptoms include bleeding and bruising. There is poor healing and decreased immunity. Animals are commonly anemic and may have loose teeth. We all need to eat a complete and balanced diet. We feed our dogs and cats food ...

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  • Why Pet Nutrition Matters

    How to Pick the Right Food for Your Pet With an almost overwhelming number of food choices in today’s pet superstores, choosing the right food for your pet can be a challenge. Your veterinarian can help. Ask your veterinarian the following: • How much food should I feed my pet each day? ...

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  • What is in Your Pets' Food?

    Is the Pet Food Label Helpful? The pet food label can still be helpful, just not for the ingredient list. The most important thing to look for is a statement that says " this food is formulated according to AAFCO standards and has had feeding trials." AAFCO stands for the Association of American ...

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  • Pet Weight Critical to Wellness of Cats and Dogs

    Easy Choices to Help Maintain Healthy Pet Weight Your dog's or cat's body weight plays a vital role in its well being. Overall good health is important to your pet living its best life possible. You can take small steps to move your pet to better health with each bite and bit of playtime. Eliminate ...

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  • Pet Food Safety Measures to Avoid Health Complications

    Food Safety Measures to Avoid Health Complications Wellness visits to your veterinarian must be consistent so your pet's health and eating habits may be regularly monitored. Inadequate nutrient-packed portions, spoiled foods or overfeeding can have health complications. When talking with your ...

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