In 1946, Dr. J. N. Holt established Holt Veterinary Clinic, the first business on the street now known as SMU Boulevard (formerly Yale Blvd). Upon his retirement in 1982, he sold the practice to Dr. David W. Baxter, who in turn recently sold the practice to Dr. Geoff K. Bratton. Dr. Bratton is only the third owner of Holt Veterinary Clinic since its founding.
Over the years, the Holt Veterinary Clinic has grown along with the city of Dallas, and we continue to serve the changing needs of our community's pets.
Our clients value the old-fashioned service and progressive care provided by Holt's doctors and staff.
We strive to serve both people and their pets in an environment founded upon family, progressive medicine and surgery, cleanliness, respect and continuing education -- while always advancing the human-animal bond.
The Texas Academy of Veterinary Practice (TAVP) is an organization within the Texas Veterinary Medical Association that promotes high standards of veterinary medicine through continuing education. Participation is completely voluntary. While the State Board of Texas only requires 17 hours of continuing education annually, members of TAVP are committed to obtaining a minimum of 50 hours annually. Of the approximately 3,500 veterinarians in Texas, less than 150 choose to participate in this program annually. All four of the veterinarians at the Holt Veterinary Clinic are current and participating members of The Texas Academy of Veterinary Practice. We believe that continuing education is one of the most important things that we can do for the health of your pet. Continuing education allows us to always be up to date and informed not only on the latest therapies and treatments for existing diseases, but also on the status of emerging diseases. We strive to always be on the forefront of veterinary medicine so that we may always provide the best possible care for your pet.