The team at Bayou City Veterinary Hospital is comprised of highly trained and experienced animal health professionals who have a genuine love for working with pets. Our staff treats every patient with the highest quality of medical care as well as a gentle touch.
Brenda Flores, DVM
Dr. Flores is a native Houstonian and 2007 graduate of Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at Henderson State University, while earning scholarships for competing on the women’s swimming and cross-country teams. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Feline Practitioners, the Texas Academy of Veterinary Practitioners, the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, Harris County Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Animal Hospital Association. Special interests include: Internal Medicine, Dentistry, Behavioral Medicine, Sports Medicine and Pain Management. She is a triathlete and marathon runner. Her home pack includes a 50-year-old box turtle, a Dwarf Cat, two Dachshunds, a Sharpei-Mix and a handsome Physicist who teaches at Rice University.
Kristy Kyle, DVM
Dr. Kristy Kyle received her DVM from Texas A&M University in 2008 and has practiced in the Houston area since graduating. In 2013, she joined forces with Dr. Flores to establish Bayou City Veterinary Hospital. She enjoys all aspects of small animal veterinary medicine and finds the unique challenges of veterinary dentistry and feline medicine especially rewarding. Dr. Kyle, her wife, and son share their home with two dogs, three cats, three fish, and a hedgehog. In her personal time, Dr. Kyle runs, lifts weights, listens to podcasts, and reads as much as possible.
Dr. Kate Kirby
Associate Veterinarian Dr. Kate Kirby, has been with Bayou City Veterinary Hospital since 2016. Born in Houston, Texas, she graduated from Auburn University with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Prior to veterinary school, she excelled as an event planner/catering director for a prestigious country club in Kentucky. Although she has always possessed an unyielding passion for helping others in need, she realized even at an early age that her true calling was helping animals. During her senior year at Auburn, she was recognized by the Simmons Educational fund for her outstanding excellence, and received the Simmons Business Aptitude Award. As a Veterinarian, she enjoys dentistry, surgery, dermatology and especially new puppy/kitten exams. She is the lucky mom of her fur-kid Finnegan (Finn), a border collie whose lovable disposition has made him a clinic favorite. Outside of being a proud neighborhood vet, she thoroughly enjoys traveling, running, reading and spending quality time with family and friends.
Dr. Arlynn Pulido
Dr. Arlynn Pulido is a native Houstonian and happy to be back in the great state of Texas. Although she has always loved animals, Dr. Pulido did not always realize she wanted to be a veterinarian and instead completed a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from The University of Texas in 2010. She later came to her senses and pursued her true passion for veterinary medicine, earning her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Oklahoma State University in 2016. She has since been practicing in the Houston area. Dr. Pulido strives to treat you and your beloved pets with compassion and patience while providing them with the utmost care. Her professional interests include internal medicine, behavior, pain management, and geriatric medicine. Dr. Pulido shares her home with 2 dogs, Summer and Penny, and her foster fail cat, Maple. In her free time, Dr. Pulido enjoys traveling, yoga, trying new foods and restaurants, and cheering on the Houston sports teams, Texas Longhorns, and OSU Cowboys.
Dr. Jennifer Diehl
Dr. Jen Diehl is originally from Lafayette, LA. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to receiving her DVM degree, Dr. Diehl completed her undergraduate degree in Animal Science at Louisiana State University. She has also completed her Veterinary Acupuncture Certification course at the Chi Institute in Reddick, FL. Dr. Diehl is especially interested in soft tissue surgery and veterinary acupuncture. She believes in an integrative medicine approach. This means using western as well as eastern medicine and therapies to create a unique and custom treatment plan for her patients. She believes acupuncture can be particularly useful in helping pets when they can not take western medicines, there are not western medicines available, or a corrective surgery is not an option. Dr. Diehl is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Heartworm Society. When not at the office, Dr. Diehl enjoys painting and drawing, cheering on her favorite sports teams, and spending time with her two dogs, Ellie and Kenzie.
Dr. Chivonne Ali
Dr. Ali hails from Trinidad and Tobago where she knew wanted to be a doctor for animals before she knew the meaning of the word veterinarian. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2001 at the University of the West Indies. After practicing in Trinidad for a little more than a year, she then spent a year at the University of Florida before beginning to practice in the United States in 2005. She worked at an Atlanta area veterinary emergency clinic before moving to Houston in 2007. Dr. Ali loves that is such an easy city to travel from and also to find great food. Her partners in these travel and food adventures are her husband and toddler son. Dr. Ali's primary interests in veterinary medicine include small animal internal medicine and soft tissue surgery with the goal of providing a good quality of life for patients. She also has an interest in treating small exotic pets, especially small mammals.
At Bayou City Veterinary Hospital we offer a variety of services. If you have any questions or would like more information on how we can care for your pet, please contact us today.
Dental health is an important part of your pet’s overall health, and dental disease can lead to other health problems. Your pet’s teeth and gums should be checked every 6 months by your veterinarian to check for early signs of a problem. Some common signs of dental disease include bad breath, inflamed gums, pain, swelling, itching, dropping food or refusing to chew crunchy food or treats. Most dogs and cats need professional dental cleanings once a year. Our professional dental cleanings include teeth scaling, polishing, sealant application, full mouth dental radiographs and an oral exam performed by the doctor, all while your pet is closely monitored and supported under anesthesia. Occasionally the oral exam and dental radiographs reveal dental disease significant enough to warrant periodontal therapy, root canal therapy or tooth extraction. Your pet’s doctor will discuss their findings with you and help you decide the best treatment option for you and your pet.
We are prepared to triage and stabilize most medical emergencies during our regular business hours. If you pet’s emergency requires continued, around-the-clock intensive care, we will help you choose the most appropriate referral veterinary hospital to transfer your pet. If your pet is experiencing a medical emergency after our regular business hours, please call VERGI at (713) 932-9589. VERGI, Veterinary Emergency Referral Group Inc, is located at 8921 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77024.
Bayou City Veterinary Hospital has an in-house pharmacy stocked with most commonly prescribed medications for your pet, including most heartworm, flea and tick preventions. We also have an online pharmacy for your convenience. From our online pharmacy, your pets’ medications are shipped directly to your home. Enjoy free shipping and choose from hundreds of prescription medications and supplements. Click here for our online pharmacy
Combined with a collar and current name tag, a microchip increases the likelihood of a lost pet being safely reunited with its owner. Placing a microchip is a quick procedure that can be done at any time. Microchips are more effective than collars and tags, which may fall off. Microchips save lives! Need to look up a lost pet’s microchip number? The AAHA Universal Pet Microchip Lookup Tool checks the databases of participating pet recovery services to determine which has registration information available for a microchip. AAHA Universal Pet Microchip Lookup Tool
- Nutritional Counseling
Choosing the best diet for your pet can be difficult and confusing. Our veterinarians can help you choose the best dietary plan for your pet's individual needs.
- Pain Management
Because dogs and cats speak to us through their body language and behavior, identifying pain and finding a source of pain can be tricky, and sometimes dangerous. Our veterinarians can gently and safely help you find where your pet hurts, so they can treat your pet’s pain safely and effectively. Whether your pet has post-surgical pain or chronic pain due to joint disease, we are committed to ensuring your healing pet is comfortable and happy.
- Wellness Visits
Our hospital places emphasis on regular wellness visits to ensure your pet maintains optimal health and happiness. During a wellness visit, your veterinarian will review and discuss your pet’s behavior, activity level, lifestyle, diet, dental care and parasite prevention program. Regular parasite screening and routine wellness bloodwork are important parts of your pet’s wellness visit because they aid in early detection of disease. A unique vaccination program tailored to your pet’s needs will be reviewed to ensure your pet stays up-to-date. All this is to provide optimum health and optimize quality of life.
Dr. Diehl is certified in acupuncture by the Chi Institute. She believes in applying an integrative approach to treating her patients by combining Modern Western medicine with veterinary acupuncture to treat a wide variety of conditions. Veterinary acupuncture, which has been practiced in China for over 3,000 years, originally used the principle that life energy, or Qi, flowed through the body to maintain physical health. The Chinese believed that interruptions to the normal flow of Qi caused or worsened chronic pain and disease. They felt that the restoration of proper flow had the reverse effect. Modern Western practitioners now believe that the needles stimulate physiologic changes, such as the release of neurotransmitters and change in lymph flow and circulation. The American Veterinary Medical Association considers veterinary acupuncture a complementary treatment modality within the practice of veterinary medicine and surgery. Call us to make your consultation appointment with Dr. Diehl to find out if acupuncture can help your pet.
- Pediatric Puppy and Kitten Care
Our veterinarians are aware of the special needs of your rapidly growing puppy or kitten, so we recommend regular pediatric exams to monitor the growth and development of your furry family member. We will discuss and recommend vaccines tailored to your individual pet's lifestyle, and consult with you about feeding, training, socialization and behavior.
Bayou City Veterinary Hospital utilizes high definition digital radiograph technology. All radiographs are reviewed by one of our doctors as well as a veterinary radiology specialist to confirm our diagnostic findings.
- Senior Care
The veterinarians at Bayou City are in-tune with the subtle physical changes and unique medical needs of your pet once it reaches the age of 7 years. Diet, medication and lifestyle changes may become appropriate as your pet’s needs gradually change in these golden years. Through these years, your veterinarian will counsel and walk you through each senior-life stage, as your pet becomes progressively more distinguished.
Whether your pet needs a routine surgery or a life-saving surgical procedure, our veterinarians are committed to communicating with you through the entire process. At your pet’s pre-surgery consultation appointment, your veterinarian will review and discuss your pet’s anesthesia and surgery plan with you, answering all your questions. We utilize comprehensive anesthesia monitoring equipment for each pet undergoing surgery to minimize risk as much as possible. Our experienced and licensed veterinary technicians are with your pet, closely monitoring and caring for them, before, during and after their procedure to ensure they are safe, fear-free and pain-free. We go over at-home care instructions in depth, so you feel confident about taking care of your recovering pet at home after their procedure.
Ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging modality available at Bayou City. With the help of ultrasound, we can screen your pet for solid tumors, internal bleeding, fluid accumulation or GI foreign bodies. Our veterinarians are trained in ultrasound diagnostic technology and ultrasound image reviews by board certified veterinary radiologists are available.
Vaccinations are life-saving and disease preventing. The veterinarians at Bayou City will assess risk for your individual pet and recommend a tailored vaccination program that meets your pet’s individual needs. Our feline friends specifically have special considerations when choosing types of vaccines.
We are now offering basic grooming services at Bayou City Veterinary Hospital, including routine bathing and blow-drying. Call to schedule your pet’s grooming appointment today.