About

Dr. Dara Berry is a native Texan who has been practicing in Austin since graduating from veterinary school in 1995. She has extensive experience in emergency medicine, internal medicine, geriatric care, wellness care, dentistry and surgery. She started her housecall practice in 2010 in order to help reach the dogs and cats who often wouldn’t otherwise get healthcare, and to be able to spend more time with her patients and clients. Seeing pets and their families in a relaxed home environment, she is able to better assess her patients' individual needs and challenges, which allows her to tailor therapy to each pet.

 

Dr. Berry believes that it takes longer than a traditional 20 minute appointment to listen, examine, diagnose, discuss, treat and bond with a patient.  Housecall visits generally last an hour or more, which gives her time to know and love your pet, and to know you better, so that she can help guide you in making medical decisions. She now specializes in geriatric palliative care, end-of-life consultations, hospice care and, when appropriate, in-home euthanasia. While this is emotionally difficult work, Dr. Berry believes the greatest help she can give is to relieve the suffering of the pets we all love so much.

 

Dr. Berry is the proud mother of a Pit Bull Mix named Mayweather (the best dog ever), two wonderful cats named Dulci and Niner, and  two human boys.

Friends

For after-hours and holiday emergencies
and critical care - this is where your pet needs to be:

Central Texas Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Hospital

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This is where I refer most patients that need specialized care. I have trusted them with many of my own pets over the years:

Central Texas Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Hospital

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ASPCA Poison Control

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Check out this wonderful rescue in Dripping Springs.
This is where I got my beautiful dog:

Wags Hope and Healing

Deborah Carroll is a certified rehabilitation and conditioning specialist for animals who have been injured, have had surgery, or have problems with mobility, pain, obesity, etc.  Her website is a great resource:

Rehabilitation and Conditioning for Animals

 

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This trainer has really impressed me. She specializes in “misunderstood" dogs and canine aggression, but provides all types and stages of training:

Training by Tara

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Petsitters:
Happy Cats Pet Sitting - Danielle Lefemine

Happy Austin Pets

Best Buds Pet Sitting - Amy and Seanna

Best Buds Pet Sitting