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East Lake Veterinary Clinic is home to your family pet doctor in Killeen, Texas. Equipped with cutting edge technology and the latest development in medicine for your pet, our experienced staff has the knowledge and experience to help your pet live a healthy and happy life. East Lake Veterinary Clinic offers services such as: check ups, vaccines, allergy prevention, spaying, neutering, breed specific ear cropping, chiropractic care, laser surgery, therapeutic laser, veterinarian supervised boarding, grooming and more! Our in house laboratory and on site pharmacy allow us to provide complete veterinary health care under one roof. Our staff is required to attend continuing education training and seminars to keep up with the latest trends in veterinary medicine, so you can rest assured knowing that your pet is in good hands.
Call 254 690 4000 today for more information or to set up an appointment.

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East Lake Veterinary Clinic. Treating pets as family since 1980. Call 254 690 4000 for an appointment today.

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We are open Monday to Friday 8AM to 6PM
Saturday 8AM to 12 Noon


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Treating Pets as Family
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Treating pets as family for over 30 years.


Founded in 1980, East Lake Veterinary Clinic is equipped with cutting edge technology such us: Laser surgery, therapeutic laser, digital x-ray, electronic medical records, state of the art equipped in house laboratory and pharmacy on site allowing us to provide veterinary health care under one roof. Dr. Joyner is a leader in veterinary health care continuing education. Our staff is required to attend regular training and seminars to keep up with the latest trends and innovations in veterinary medicine.


Dr. Michael J. Joyner hails from New Castle, Indiana. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at Purdue University and is a 1984 graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. He relocated his family for the warm weather and the sunny blue skies of Texas.


A leader in veterinary continuing education, he holds a degree from Purdue University Veterinary Management Institute (1994). He served as Chairman of the Board of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) in 1998 and as TVMA president in 2003. Currently, Dr. Joyner is the Texas representative to the Southwest Veterinary Symposium, the treasurer of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association and the president of the North Central Veterinary Medical Association. He is responsible for setting up speakers for continuing education seminars in the North Central Veterinary district.

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Dr. Michael Joyner DVM

As a community leader, Dr. Joyner served twice as Chairman of the Killeen Crime Stoppers. He has also worked with the local Humane Society and Second Chance Animal Shelter. He was a two-time facilitator of Financial Peace University and currently volunteers as a Crown Financial small group leader at First Baptist Church in Belton.


Dr. Joyner is licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the states of Texas, Indiana, Kentucky, and Missouri.

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Treating Pets as Family
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Pet Wellness


Check-ups and vaccines for small companion animals, exotics, monkeys, reptiles: iguanas, snakes, monitors, turtles, pocket pets: ferrets, gerbils, mice, rats, hamsters, guinea pigs, sugar gliders, allergy testing and injections, flea and tick control, heartworm prevention and treatment, 6-months injectable heartworm preventive, spay, neuter, artificial insemination, dental, therapeutic laser, laser surgery, ear cropping, RX diet, weight loss diet, de-clawing, diagnostic lab, digital x-ray, senior pets, dermatology, hot spot treatment, on-line pharmacy & home delivery, house call, horses and farm call

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Veterinary Supervised Boarding

The pet hotel is filled with natural light housing each pet in individual rooms with ample space. Our cage-free indoor boarding facility is climate controlled. Boarding includes three bathroom outings, two in room meals (premium food) served per day, daily house keeping and evening turn down service and a good night treat. Pets staying for three (3) nights or more receive a complimentary bath and brush. To ensure that pets do not carry or bring home fleas, all pet hotel guests require an incoming bath.
Boarding & groom pets must be current on vaccines (Rabies, DHPPC, Bordetella & flu vaccines). Proof of vaccine is required prior to admission for boarding or grooming. If you prefer to use our veterinary services, we will be happy to update your pet/s’ required vaccinations. You may present a copy of your pet’s health records or request your veterinarian to fax a copy to us at (254) 690-8000.

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Grooming Services/Pet Haircut & Styling


We offer full service pet grooming & styling for dogs, cats & rabbits.

  • Breed specific cut or personally preferred cut & style for your pet
  • Bath & brush (bath includes nail trim/grind, anal glands expressed, ears cleaned, shampoo & conditioner)
  • Medicated bath
  • Flea & tick shampoo
  • Hypo allergenic shampoo & conditioner for dry or sensitive skin

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GROOMING FAQ

What exactly does "grooming" my pet involve?
Grooming involves routine brushing; bathing; conditioning, in some cases; clipping/shaving of the fur; styling of the fur; cleaning the face; trimming the claws; or some combination of these. Some aspects can be done by the owner, some by kennel or veterinary staff, and some by professional groomers.
Different fur types and different breeds do best with certain specific types of shampoos and conditioners; specialized blow drying techniques; and specific types of combs, brushes, and clippers. A professional groomer is the most qualified person to make those decisions and to use those items in the proper and most efficient manner.

Why do some dogs need grooming and others do not?
All dogs will need some level of grooming at some point in their lives, whether it be simple brushing or occasional baths on up to full clipping and styling regularly.
A quick and easy way to look at it is on average there are basically two types of dogs: those whose coat changes through fur that grows continually and so requires trimming; and those whose coat changes by losing and replacing fur, or shedding.
Also, the longer and/or thicker the fur, the more likely it will get tied in small knots ("matting") or that foreign debris gets caught and tangled in it.

What are the benefits of grooming?
Regular grooming of your pet has two main benefits: aesthetic, and health.
Aesthetic, or pleasing to the eyes, is the most obvious reason. They look better, they appear better cared for, they have fewer and less displeasing odors, etc.
The health reasons are many as well. The skin and coat act to regulate the temperature of the body, act as a barrier to lessen or prevent trauma to the inner organs, and act as a barrier to infection. If the fur is matted, it can trap debris and infection underneath the mat which can destroy the skin's protective abilities. Matting can also cause pain if the mats are tightly woven enough. Also, heavily matted pets can have trouble regulating their temperature, especially in the heat. Regular and timely grooming can also help with keeping a healthy balance of the pet's natural oils in the skin as well.
Some pets grow a lot of fur on the face and around the eyes. This fur, if not kept trimmed, can damage, scratch,or irritate the eyes chronically. They can also trap debris which can do the same damage to the eyes. If left unchecked and untreated, these can lead to impaired vision or even blindness.

How often do I need my pet groomed?
On average, most chronically groomed pets need some level of grooming every 2-4 weeks or so, but variations due to size, breed, activity level, environment, nutrition, and health status may alter the interval between grooms.

Is grooming recommended all year, or is it seasonal?
Grooming is usually a year-round issue. The coat needs to be properly maintained for cold and warm weather. When pets fur changes with the seasons, they do not just grow more in the winter and less in the summer. They actual change the type and character of the fur to better insulate them for the season. This means they usually replace their entire coat every major season change every year. Proper timely grooming can ease this process tremendously.

Why was my pet shaved completely this time? I asked for it to be "clipped short" but it looks like they shaved my pet, why is this?
To many, "clipping" and "shaving" are the same thing. Some pets' fur is in such disarray, so matted, matted too close to the skin, or too full of debris to be properly groomed any other way. In any case, the fur grows back unless there is some underlying medical or nutritional problem preventing fur regrowth.

I was told a negative stool sample was required for a grooming appointment, why is that?
We require proof of a parasite free stool sample within the last year to protect all of our grooming patients from inadvertently contracting a parasitic disease while at our facility for grooming. This will not get every parasite, but greatly diminishes the chances. The only way to efficiently limit exposure would be to require a fresh sample be taken at every groom, but this is overkill and would understandably not be well received.
The dogs all share the same yard for defecating when at our facility, so we need to keep disease transmission to the lowest possible level. They will be walked to make sure they do void as completely as possible so the chances of them eliminating in their cages and then getting it on themselves is diminshed as well.

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