The friendly, professional staff at VCA Vets and Pets Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission, the hospital team relies on several individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.
Friends & Vets Helping Pets was founded to assist families with financial limitations to pay for extraordinary veterinary expenses necessary to save a pet’s life. We hope to solve the problem of families being forced, unnecessarily, to euthanize a family pet solely because of cost restraints. FVHP staff works with both the veterinarian and the family to provide pets with the necessary medical treatment so they can live out their lives in a loving and caring environment.
Vets for Pets offers free veterinary care to the pets of homeless and low-income individuals in the Victoria area. Our clinic is partnered with OUR PLACE SOCIETY at 919 Pandora Avenue, Victoria.
Dr. Batten co-founded Vets Pets in 2007 and remains engaged in the Company’s strategy and development. He oversees and advises the management team on medical, operational and development decisions. Dr. Batten started his veterinary career in Southern Pines at Maple Lawn Animal Clinic in 1972. In 1975 he moved to Wilson, NC and founded Wilson Veterinary Hospital. In 1983, he founded Nash County Animal Hospital and in 2006 he started a referral veterinary emergency hospital in Wilson, NC (ECVETS). Dr. Batten graduated from University of Georgia Veterinary School in 1972.