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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.

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    Ask your family veterinarian to talk about what he or she has found inside the stomachs of dogs and you will be in for an afternoon of stories. For a variety of reasons, our canine pets seem to enjoy gobbling up the oddest things! Recently, a leading manufacturer of veterinary x-ray products held a contest ...

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