- Full Service Veterinary Care
- Purina Veterinary Diets
- Resort for Pets
- Stay & Play - Doggie Day Care
- Animal Boarding
- Animal Daycare
- Animal Flea Control
- Animal Grooming
- Animal Microchipping
- Emergency Veterinary Clinic
- Holistic Veterinary Medicine
- Small Animal Vet
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Veterinary Surgery
- Veterinary Vaccinations
Boat Club Road Animal Hospital opened its doors in January of 2001. We began as a small, full-service facility with one veterinarian and a staff of two. Because we have continued to gain loyal clients over the years, our successful growth and ability to care for your pet has never been limited. Today we have a spacious, innovative hospital with our own in-house lab, a surgical suite with all the bells and whistles, a therapuetic laser, and a first-class boarding facility.
Our doctors, Dr. John Dedwylder and Dr. Lynn Martin, are both dedicated to providing the best in complete, modern veterinary care for your pet as well as staying up to date on the newest technology and techniques to help your pet live a long, healthy life. Whether your checking in at the reception desk, seeing the doctor in the exam room, dropping your pet off for grooming, or bringing your pet to our resort, we strive to do everything we can to care for you and your pet.
Realizing the need for quality boarding services in our area, The Resort for Pets at Eagle Mountain Lake began operations in September of 2007. This addition is truly a vacation spot for pets, offering a swimming pool, large outdoor play-yards, doggie daycare as well as other "Pooch Perks". The Resort for Pets is inspired by the relationship you have with your pet. Our promise is to create a relationship with you and your pet in which you will never have to worry while you are away.
Just as it was in 2001, our purpose remains to provide quality veterinary care and exceptional client service with an emphasis on individual attention. We currently have two full-time veterinarians and a staff of more than twenty who are dedicated, knowledgeable and waiting to serve you and your companion.
John Dedwylder, D.V.M.
John Dedwylder, D.V.M.
Dr. Dedwylder graduated from Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. His philosophy in practicing veterinary medicine is that an informed pet owner will be better able to provide for their pets. Therefore, he is committed to help his clients understand options in caring for their pet, such as individualized vaccination protocols and diets.
In 2006, Dr. Dedwylder was honored as one of Top 10 Veterinarians of Texas in Texas Monthly Magazine.
Dr. Dedwylder has been married to his wife Michal for over 25 years. They have a daughter Katie, and an "adopted" Latvian daughter Katrina. Included in his family are two Chihuahuas, Lucy and Zoey, a Heeler mix named Gunner, and two rescue kitties - Bob and Sampson.
Lynn Martin, D.V.M.
Lynn Martin, D.V.M.
Dr. Lynn Martin has been a veterinarian since 1987. She graduated cum laude from Texas A & M with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science in 1983, then went on to get a DVM in 1987 from A & M.
Dr. Martin's primary interests include soft-tissue surgery, pain management, opthalmology, and dentistry. Her practice philosophy is to promote the health of your pet as a part of your family focusing on preventative care, diagnostic evaluation, and behavior.
Dr. Martin grew up in El Paso, Texas. She was recently married andlives with her husband, David, two daughters, a boxer named Lucy and a "Pomehuahua" named Rollie. The family enjoys water sports, traveling and cooking. After graduating from A & M, she practiced small animal medicine in Abilene and San Angelo before moving to the Fort Worth area in 1992. Primarily working as a relief veterinarian she has had the opportunity to see a wide variety of veterinary practices. She became an associate at BCRAH in 2004.
My animal career began over 20 years ago and I've worked for Dr. Dedwylder since 1991. I feel lucky to have found what I wanted to do with my life early on. I am a former licensed wildlife rehabilitator and currently I also help Dr. Dedwylder with Whitetail Veterinary Services.
My job description at BCRAH includes whatever it takes to keep the flow of the hospital going smoothly. It is my goal to make things better and to have at least one good idea a day. I help keep Dr. Dedwylder on track and assist his wife on the business end of things. When needed I back-up the technicians, head-up our weekly staff meetings and problem-solve every day. I update the website, do payroll, assist in surgery, carry out dog food and scoop poop (sometimes all in the same day). And, that's what makes my job fun.
At home, I have three cool teenagers. Two of whom are competitive team-ropers and the youngest, an animal lover, appears to be following in her mothers footsteps. My animals include an ever changing menagerie of dogs ranging from retired K-9's to a handful of bird dogs, and a few rescues. The kids have two horses, a leopard tortoise, and a Uromastyx lizard. We also raise an assortment of chickens, guineas, quail, pheasant and peafowl.
When I'm not with my kids and helping to take care of all those animals, I really enjoy bow-fishing by way of canoe with the neatest guy I know (yes Matt, it's you!).
Janie I'm a Vet Technician at BCRAH and have been officially working with animals for about 20 years, although I was raised with animals and can't remember a time when I didn't have an animal in my life. Before I was even 16, I would volunteer at my vet's office.
The thing I love most about my job is... the animals, of course!
My pets are my "kids". They are all strays or rescues that I said "yes" to. I have 6 cats, 2 dogs and a bird.
I am also very close with my sister, a Feline DVM, and my mom was my best friend.
I love watching most sports, especially NASCAR and taking road trips to the country.
I have been a surgical technician at BCRAH for four years. I've worked here since December of 2003 and have been working with animals for around eight years. I love that I learn something new everyday at work. My days may be routine, but they are never boring!
I have two wonderful children, as well as my animal children: a cat named Layla and two dogs named Harley and Roxie.
I'm a licensed scuba diver and I love to read, but animals are my greatest love.
Hollie Hi, my name is Hollie. I've worked at BCRAH since September 2004. I started out working in the kennel, but quickly began working as a Vet Technician. Before coming to BCRAH I served with the DFW Sheltie Rescue for two years as a foster mom.
The best part of my job is seeing the sick or injured recover and the satisfaction in knowing that I might have helped. I love client relationships and educating owners about keeping their pets healthy and protected.
I have two great kids who I love hanging out with, A.J. and Julia. We have three rescue dogs: A Golden Retriever named Katie, and two Shelties - Sammy and Toby. The newest addition to our family is Oreo, a guinea pig that brings our family much unexpected joy.
Other than animals I am excited to be a part of the Youth Group at our church. I also love rock concerts, Mexican food, and Fudge Brownies! Oh, BBQ's and dirt bike riding too.
I've worked at BCRAH as a technician since November, 2005 and I've worked with animals for quite a while. I enjoy working here because I get to be a part of providing our client's pets receive the best care possible, and it's great working with other people who feel the same way.
Sarah I've been at BCRAH since August of 2007. I'm a Vet Technician and have been in that position for about 6 months. My favorite thing about my job is meeting our clients and working with them and their pets. I also love that I am constantly learning something new.
I have a variety of pets: 4 dogs (Claire, Jeorgee, Rascal, and Ginger), a Sugar Glider named Fitz, and a cat named Marley.
I enjoy playing the guitar and spending time with my family and friends.
General Medicine and Services Wellness Exams - We recommend and provide comprehensive annual examinations that will evaluate the overall health of your pet. Regular physical examinations can detect problems in their early stages, before they become serious illnesses requiring prolonged treatment. Preventative medicine is the easiest, least expensive and surest way to keep your pet healthy. Early detection ensures prompt action that may solve the problem before serious consequences occur. Custom Vaccine Schedules - Immunizations are a crucial part of your pet's health care. Some immunizations are recommended yearly while others are given every three years. Usually administered during an annual exam, we work with you to develop an individual vaccine protocol that best suits your pet's needs. The Canine Influenza vaccine is now available for dogs. Wellness & Diagnostic Labwork - Our in-house lab is capable of analyzing a wide range of wellness and diagnostic blood and urine profiles so we are able to provide you with results in a timely manner. When you bring your pet in for an anesthetic procedure (neutering or spaying, dental cleaning, etc.), we recommend checking their internal organ function to ensure your pet is stable and healthy enough for the procedure. Laser Therapy - This treatment is a beneficial for pets who have chronic pain, arthritis, back injuries, inflamation, wounds, or sprains & strains. The laser increases bloodflow to the affected area and thereby reduces pain and speeds healing. Dentistry - Clean teeth and healthy gums are essential to your pet's health. Infections are more common in the mouth because they can go undetected for long periods of time. Our veterinary staff regularly performs oral exams, cleanings and periodontal care as part of our comprehensive health care goals. We recommend yearly dental cleanings for most patients while some smaller breed dogs will require a cleaning every six months. Microchip Identification - This unique form of identification is an easy, yet permanent way to bring your pet home quickly should he / she become lost. The microchip is a tiny electronic device, about the size and shape of a grain of rice. It is implanted beneath your pet's skin between the shoulder blades, and stays there for his / her entire life. This procedure is as easy and painless as a vaccination. Each microchip has a unique number. This number, along with information about the owner and pet, are added to a national pet registry. Most veterinary hospitals and animal shelters have electronic scanners for detecting and reading these implanted microchips. If a lost pet is found and a microchip is scanned it is easy for you to be contacted. Nutritional Counseling - Proper diet is an important part of your pet's health. Should your pet need a new diet due to health concerns or you are just looking for a healthy alternative to your current brand, we offer individual consultations and nutritional plans to help keep your pet healthy. Behavior Counseling - Pets often show illness or anxiety through improper or changed behavior. Let our staff help you determine what is appropriate behavior and what you can do to change inappropriate behavior. Dermatology - Hair loss and constant scratching can indicate fleas, food allergies or other more serious skin conditions. We provide specialized dermatological services to all of our patients including allergy testing and desensitization treatments. Grooming Services - At B.C.R.A.H we offer professional grooming services for our patients. Grooming includes a bath and shampoo, brush out, hair cut (if desired), nail trim and anal gland expression.