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34299 Hwy 96 South Buna, TX 77612



We provide a wide range of services for the companion animal species (dogs and cats). These include, but are not limited to the following areas:


Our goal is to provide preventative care to minimize potential illnesses and detect medical problems as early as possible.

  • Rabies vaccinations
  • Puppy and kitten vaccination programs with wellness exams
  • Prepurchase or postpurchase exams for new puppies and kittens
  • Adult wellness exams and booster vaccinations
  • Prescription heartworm and flea preventatives
  • Internal and external parasite preventions and treatments
  • Canine Influenza vaccine
  • Proheart 6 month Injectable Heartworm Preventative



Preventative dental care is proven to increase life span and quality of life. It also makes interacting with your pet more pleasant for you by controlling bad breath.

  • Preventative cleaning and polishing of teeth
  • Treatment of dental infections, abscesses and gingivitis
  • Extraction of decayed teeth, if necessary
  • Removal of retained deciduous (baby) teeth
  • Flouride coating after dental cleaning


Our surgical patients are monitored using ECG heart and respiratory monitors while under anesthesia for surgery.

Elective Surgery

  • spaying
  • neutering
  • tail docking
  • cat declawing
  • ear trim

Emergency or Theraputic Surgery

  • Tumor removals / biopsies
  • Fracture repair
  • Laceration and wound repair
  • C section
  • Hernia repair
  • Assorted soft tissue surgeries


We provide many in house diagnostic options, as well as expanded diagnostic tests through Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory at Texas A&M.

In House Diagnostics

  • Ultrasound
  • Digital Radiographs
  • Heartworm testing
  • Intestinal parasite screens
  • Feline leukemia testing
  • Parvo testing
  • Skin parasite testing
  • Ringworm cultures
  • Complete Blood Count
  • Diagnostic blood profile for kidney, liver or pancreatic disease
  • Preanesthetic and geriatric blood screens
  • Diabetes testing
  • Urinalysis
  • Necropsy

TVMDL and other laboratory Diagnostics

  • Histopathology (biopsy interpretation)
  • Bacterial Cultures and antibiotic sensitivities
  • Viral testing
  • Allergy testing
  • Thyroid testing
  • Specialized tests for various disease processes


We have an in house pharmacy to provide you with your necessary prescriptions at the time of diagnosis. For patients who are current on their follow up exams, we can mail refills of long term prescriptions or preventative medications to your home using a credit card by phone.

  • Heartworm treatment
  • Diabetes management
  • Pain management
  • Allergy Management
  • Pregnancy management
  • Urinary calculi (stone) treatment and management
  • Class IV Laser Therapy for pain management and wound treatment


We carry prescription diets for disease management and a variety of conditions

  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Intestinal disease
  • Obesity prevention and treatment
  • Diabetes management
  • Allergy management
  • Arthritis management
  • Urinary Calculi (stone) management



We treat a wide variety of exotic pet species. This page will give an overview of some of the services available for exotic pets. It would be impossible to give a complete listing of all the exotic animal options, but a short list of some more common procedures is listed below. Dr. Kim has a special interest in ferret medicine, rabbit medicine and pet birds. We have special reference charts for medications that can safely be used in exotic species. We also have access to the veterinarian at a major metropolitan zoo, whom we consult when necessary, for those critters that don't fit neatly into our reference books.


Many of the same diagnostic tests available for our companion animal species can be tailored for use in exotic pet species.

  • Ultrasound
  • Digital Radiographs
  • Intestinal parasite screening
  • External parasite screening
  • Complete blood count
  • Diagnostic and preanesthetic blood profiles
  • Urinalysis
  • Bacterial culture and antibiotic sensitivity
  • Histopathology


Most ferrets are spayed or neutered and "descented" prior to delivery to pet stores for resale. If the female is not spayed, she must be kept with a male and bred immediately when she cycles, or she will develop a potentially fatal condition known as estrogen toxicity from a persistent heat. In the event a ferret is purchased unaltered, Dr Foster can do the procedure. We also do:

  • Ferret specific vaccination programs for kits and adults with wellness exams
  • Dental care: preventative and theraputic procedures
  • Nail trims


Rabbit teeth grow continuously throughout their life, good dental care is a must. If the teeth and jaw are not properly aligned, the teeth won't wear evenly and can prevent the rabbit from eating, leading to malnutrition or even starvation. Preventative dental exams can save your rabbit's life.

  • Wellness exams
  • Spays & neuters
  • Specialized rabbit dental equipment


  • Specialized dental equipment for small rodents
  • Digestive issues in Guinea pigs
  • Guinea pig C sections
  • Tumor removals in small rodents


This category includes pet birds (parakeets, cockatiels, parrots, cockatoos, etc) farm birds (chickens, ducks, geese, swans, turkeys & peacocks) and wildlife (injured hawks, owls, bluejays etc). Wild birds can not be kept as pets, due to state game regulations. After critical injuries are treated, wild birds are sent to a licensed rehab facility to prepare for reintroduction into the wild.

  • Nail trims
  • Beak Trims
  • Wing Trims
  • Wellness exams
  • Treatment of injuries and respiratory illnesses
  • Parasite treatment


Snakes must be of the nonpoisonous variety and are usually seen for feeding injuries or illness. Lizards, such as iguanas, are usually seen for illnesses or injuries resulting from improper diet or improper housing/lighing. Turtles are also primarily seen for illnesses related to dietary issues and injuries. The reptile pets have special diet considerations and UV light requirements. If the proper diet and environment isn't provided for them, they are more susceptable to illness and can develop gout or fractures from poor calcium metablolism and malnutrition. We can provide dietary counseling or point you toward reliable resources.


We see many squirrels for a local licensed squirrel rehab facility. Other unusual visitors to our office have included: Llamas, rheas, emus, ostriches, bobcat, tiger, racoon, nutra rat, chinchilla, sugar gliders, deer and even a baby alligator. While in her senior year at veterinary school, Dr Kim was also priviledged to assist her employer with veterinary care on an exotic farm with zebra, elephants, camels and wallabees.


Services can be provided in our hospital or on farm in our local service area. Please call our office to discuss availability of farm calls in your area.


Texas state law requires all equine have an annual Coggins test to screen for Equine Infectious Anemia. Buna Equine Lab is located within Buna Animal Hospital and can provide same day or next day test results in most cases. There are two types of nationally approved Coggins tests, one of which can provide same day results. Holidays may delay the availability of your test results, so please call ahead to arrange your test. The lab is very busy in the spring during festival/parade & trail ride season, so please plan ahead. In addition to a Coggins test, horses traveling out of state (and some intrastate travel for exhibition) are required to have a valid health certificate stating the horse has been examined by a licensed veterinarian and found free of disease prior to travel. These certificates require a physical examination of the horse on the date it is signed. Please plan ahead if you are scheduling out of state travel. We want you to have a safe and enjoyable trip with your horse. Our lab schedule is as follows:

AGID Coggins test

Blood samples are collected during the business day and tests are done in batches at the end of each day. The test results must be read 24 to 48 hours after the test is set up. They can not be read prior to 24 hours so this is considered a "next day" test. The lab follows our office schedule.

If the sample is collected on a Monday, results will be available after 9 am Wednesday. (office closed Tues)
If the sample is collected on a Wednesday, results will be available after 4:45 pm Thursday.
If the sample is collected on a Thursday, results will be available after 4:45 pm Friday.
If a sample is collected on a Friday or Saturday, results will be ready after 9 am Monday. (office closes at noon Sat, before Fri tests are available)

ELISA Coggins test

Blood samples are collected and after the blood has been allowed to clot, the test can be performed. Including clotting time, the test usually takes 2 to 4 hours. The ELISA test reagants cost more than the AGID and the test itself is more labor intensive, so "same day" ELISA results do cost more than the "next day" AGID test. If the blood sample is drawn before noon, the results can usually be provided to the owner before 5 pm.


In addition to coggins testing, we provide a full range of equine vaccinations and parasite control:

  • Tetanus toxoid
  • Tetatnus antitoxin (for immediate use after foaling or injury)
  • West Nile vaccine
  • Eastern/Western/Venezuelan Encepahlitis with Tetanus toxoid combo vaccine
  • Strangles Vaccination
  • Rhinopneumonitis/influenza combination
  • Rabies vaccination
  • Prefoaling Rhinopneumonitis vaccines
  • Potomac fever vaccine (special order)
  • Rotation program of intestinal paste dewormers
  • Tube worming for bot control
  • Strongid C daily deworming feed suppliment (ask us about Strongid's Colic protection program)


  • Castration
  • Laceration repair
  • Routine surgical procedures


  • Ultrasound pregnancy diagnosis
  • Rectal Palpation pregnancy diagnosis
  • Hormone level pregnancy screens of ponies and miniature horses
  • Intestinal parasite screens
  • Digital Radiographs
  • Endoscopic exam
  • Complete Blood Count
  • Diagnostic Blood Profile (for kidney & liver diseases, etc)
  • Bacterial Culture & antibiotic sensitivity
  • Encephalitis testing
  • HYPP testing
  • Piroplasmosis


  • Routine dental examination/discussion of preventative maintenance
  • Dental equilibration (floating by manual or power float) to correct overgrowth of teeth due to malocclusion
  • Wolf tooth extraction
  • Cap extractions
  • Extractions o diseased teeth
  • Periodontal disease treatment
  • Aging estimates
  • Referral for more advanced dental treatments


  • Colic treatment and management
  • Pregnancy management and delivery assistance
  • Diagnosis and treatment of various illnesses
  • Wound care
  • Hoof care
  • Lameness evaluation



FFA/4-H Project Services

  • Exams and health certificates for show projects
  • Vaccinations & preventative care
  • Parasite Control
  • Routine health management
  • Medications prescribed focused on safe withdrawal periods to allow show participation


  • Brucellosis (Bangs) testing
  • Pregnancy diagnosis
  • Complete blood count
  • Ruminant specific blood chemistry profiles
  • Ultrasound


  • Brucellosis vaccination
  • Vaccinations against routine bovine diseases
  • Bull breeding soundness exam and semen quality evaluation
  • Wartshield vaccine
  • Calf delivery
  • Herd management
  • Estrus syncronization
  • Diagnosis and treatment of illness
  • Wound management & emergeny care
  • Dehorning
  • Castration


  • Vaccination programs
  • Parasite control
  • Herd management
  • Pregnancy management and delivery assistance
  • Emergency care
  • Wound management
  • Urinary calculi treatment
  • Dehorning
  • Castration


  • Vaccination programs
  • Parasite control
  • Disease diagnosis and treatment
  • Castration
  • Emergency care


For emergencies outside regular office hours, you may call (409) 617-7558 to have one of our doctors paged. Doctor Foster will return your call as soon as possible to discuss your concerns and, if necessary, arrange to examine your pet on an emergency basis. We try to be available to provide emergency care for our regular patients 24/7 most days of the year. Occassionally, we do take family time for holidays or vacation, in which case, we refer our patients to South East Texas Animal Emergency Clinic in Beaumont. Their phone number is (409) 980-8662.

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