Ponder Vet Hospital

601 Shaffner St
Ponder, TX 76259



Compassionately serving Denton, Krum, Ponder, Justin and beyond for over 35 years.

Ponder Veterinary Hospital was established in 1975 by Dr. Phillip Henderson the day after he graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine.  For many years he provided veterinary care to both large and small animals.  Today, the Hospital is owned by Dr. Chris Norwood focusing primarily on small animal medicine and surgery.

Our clients and patients are our friends! We enjoy providing excellent medicine and surgery with the state of the art facilities and technology in our small town atmosphere.

We have a number of resources for you to learn about how to take better care of your pets.  Browse around and look at our articles and pet videos.  If you want to ask a question please call 940-479-2782 or email us and we’ll promptly get back to you.  Our Ponder veterinary office is just a short drive from anywhere in Denton County and with very little traffic.  You can find directions on our Contact Us page.

We invite you to stop by, take a tour of our hospital and make yourself and your pet at home!

Tips for a Safe Thanksgiving:

1 - Whether you're hosting guests or traveling, check that your pet is wearing a collar and tag with your current contact information.

2 - If you're leaving town without your pet, use a good pet sitter or boarding facility. Don't leave pets alone for days- water bowls can spill and accidents can happen.

3 - Have guests be careful near doors. If your pet is a door dasher, keep them in a another room while guests are coming in and out.

4 - Supervise all interactions between pets and kids for everyone's safety.

5 - Remind your guests not to feed your pet table scraps.

6 - After the meal, remove all trash and bones immediately. Curious pets can cause themselves serious harm chewing on sharp bones.

7 - Give your pet a safe space to relax away from holiday commotion.

8 - Don't let your pet eat these Thanksgiving foods that are dangerous for pets:

  • Onions and Garlic
  • Alcohol
  • Chocolate and Candy
  • Turkey Bones, Etc.
  • Fatty Foods (can cause Pancreatitis)



pondervethospital offers the VIN Client Information Library

Please browse our website to learn more about our animal clinic and the services we provide for companion animals in Ponder and the surrounding areas. Read information in our Pet Library, view videos, read testimonials, and find details about upcoming events. Please call our office today at (940)479-2782 for all your pet health care needs.

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