Thank you for choosing Gulfgate Animal Hospital. We know what an important role your pet plays in your family and we treat your pet as if they were a member of our family. It is our pleasure to become your partner in providing your pet's health care.
*Small exotic mammals
*Select veterinarians only. Please call for more information and appointments.
Annual wellness examinations include but are not limited to:
Eyes & Ears
Heart & Lungs
Coat & Skin
Parasite testing and control
In house blood-work and testing
*Dental scaling and polishing under anesthesia
*Surgeries and Dental 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 (hcvma.org) 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