Thank you for choosing Gulfgate Animal Hospital. We know what an important role your pet plays in your family, and we treat them as if they were a member of our family. It is our pleasure to become your partner in providing your pet's best health care.

Pets seen

  • Dogs

  • Cats

  • *Small exotic mammals

*Select veterinarians only. Please call for more information and appointments.

Annual wellness examinations include but are not limited to:

  • Eyes & Ears

  • Dental Health

  • Heart & Lungs

  • Abdomen

  • Urogenital

  • Joints

  • Coat & Skin


  • Routine vaccines

  • Parasite testing and control

  • Hospitalization

  • Digital Radiography

  • In house blood-work and testing

  • *Dental scaling and polishing under anesthesia

  • *General Surgeries

*Surgeries and Dentals are performed by appointment only. Please call for information. 



Dr. Kathy Palmer

Dr. Palmer is a full time veterinarian and the sole owner of Gulfgate Animal Hospital. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from LSU and has practiced in Houston over 15 years. She and her husband have three children, one dog, and one cat. When she is not working, she loves baking some of the most delicious desserts you have ever tasted. She is also very active within her church community--she participates in the choir and plays the piano.

Dr. Jaclyn Ong

Dr. Ong is a second generation Aggie vet who graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. She loves food, playing tennis, and reading. She has two dogs, a border collie mix (Bella) and a spoiled toy poodle (Kirby).  Her interests include soft tissue surgery and behavior. She is the president of the Harris County Veterinary Medical Association ( for 2019.

Dr. Yadira Rosas

Dr. Rosas works part-time at Gulfgate Animal Hospital. She graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a native Houstonian and speaks both English and Spanish. She is a devoted wife and mother, and has two daughters. She enjoys teaching, playing board/card games, and watching movies.

 Dr. Emily Archer-Slone

We are so happy to welcome Dr. Slone! She graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine and practiced in San Antonio for a few years before moving to Houston. She is happily married and owns a gorgeous cocker spaniel puppy. She enjoys biking and bowling in her spare time.

Dr. Gail Bushur-Irwin

Dr. Gail has moved from Illinois to Texas with her family and joined Gulfgate Animal Hospital in May 2019. She has over 15 years of experience with both large animals, small animals, and exotics.






Staff meeting & scavenger hunt at the Houston Zoo.


Staff meeting & lunch at Monument Inn.



Gulfgate Animal Hospital



Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine, I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health and welfare, the prevention and relief of animal suffering, the conservation of animal resources, the promotion of public health, and the advancement of medical knowledge.

I will practice my profession conscientiously, with dignity, and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics.

I accept as a lifelong obligation the continual improvement of my professional knowledge and competence.
— The Veterinary Oath