What People Say

Dr Houghton amputated my dog Mias leg due to nerve sheath cancer and she is doing great! Not only was he super patient with all our questions and concerns he did a GREAT job. HIGHLY recommend Hambright Animal Hospital.Megan Gourley
Just had our first appointment with Dr. Melissa for our rescued kitten. It was an awesome experience & a lovely staff all around. Great to have such a nice place to take our pets so close to home.Roslyn Patterson
I wanted to take this opportunity to express my experience with Dr. Houghton. During my five years as his technician I was able to see him develop a special bond between his patients, clients and co-workers. His positive outlook and veterinary knowledge make him stand out among his peers and colleagues. Over those years I gained insight on how to be successful in my career. Dr. Houghton’s open door policy and hands on approach allow you to learn new techniques to be an effective technician and respected team member. His favorable bedside manner allows clients to know their pets are in the very best hands. As other veterinarians might find it difficult to have long lasting clients, Dr. Houghton takes the opportunity to keep his patients healthy from puppy hood to adult hood. He stays up to date on veterinary medicine and truly values his profession. In summary, I value the five years working beside such an honorable doctor and have gained so many beneficial experiences. If not for moving away I would be privileged to have Dr. Houghton as my employer and veterinarian for my own pets.Previous Staff Member
Dr. Houghton is a very compassionate and knowledgeable vet and has provided fabulous care, guidance and support for my pets. Great, honest advice and clearly outlines options.Patricia Ann Howe
Dr. Houghton has been seeing my pets for several years, and I’m happy to say he is everything a good veterinarian should be! He is caring and compassionate towards both animals and their owners, and also has a great sense of humor. I never feel intimidated to ask questions, and I love that he is willing to offer what he feels is the best treatment plan, but will also give alternatives so that I can choose the option that works best for me. I especially appreciate his knowledge and experience with orthopedics, which enabled him to repair ligament and cartilage tears in my dog’s knee. I’m so happy I’ve found such a wonderful doctor for my pets, I couldn’t ask for anything more!Client
I decided to try this out after watching it being built from the ground up…and I’m glad I did! The staff is top notch and so kind and compassionate. I ask a lot of questions (sometimes some really dumb ones) and they never judge or tell me what they think I won’t to hear…they are all so genuine. Dr. Houghton is excellent and really has a calling for what he does. I am so glad we found this vet for so many reasons.Julie Davenport Allen
Hambright Animal Hospital is a fantastic place! I bring my cat here and plan on bringing my future dog here (when I can adopt one). I haven’t had to wait for a long period of time, even if I have come in for a write-in. Also, and of course – my kitty can definitely tell if she’s at the vet. Thankfully, I don’t feel judged when I discuss the habits of my cat or her symptoms, which is nice. Instead, I feel like the Hambright staff genuinely wants to help each and every furry family member no matter what is going on, and they also want the humans to be at ease all the same. Another great thing is – Dr. Houghton is very thorough and will provide options for treatment or tests as opposed to pressuring you into an expensive over-the-top treatment. He is very good about giving you the answers you need during the appointment (including any estimated costs) and will do his best to follow up via phone call within a few days of the visit. One of my favorite things are the emails that are received to remind of any appointments but to also summarize the current health of the patient. The comprehensive “report” is nice to be able to read and save for record. It helps keep everyone on the same page. I highly recommend bringing your pet to Hambright Animal Hospital. Especially if you are looking to trust your furry family member’s life with great, compassionate people.Allison Dunny
I have known Dr. Houghton for years. He is the best. He has helped me with my dogs and several difficult situation with professionalism, caring and compassion. All the best Dr. Houghton!Marsha Sutton
I have never met friendlier or more helpful people in my life! My poor cat broke her foot and they helped me despite my limited funds. They were the only vets in the area willing to work with me. From now on this is the only place I am taking my pets.Bethanie Anne Anderson
We have had Dr. Houghton as our primary vet for approximately 4 years and couldn’t be happier. During that period, he has done an excellent job in both providing primary care and coordinating specialist care for our dog who suffers from seizures, as well as orthopedic and cardiac issues. He will call you back in a timely manner with a response to an issue/problem the same day, even after hours, and explain the situation, and take the time to listen and answer whatever questions you may have. He is very knowledgeable and has lots of experience in many different areas of pet care. Dr. Houghton develops a bond with his patients and is truly concerned about their welfare. He is a kind, caring and compassionate doctor who thoroughly enjoys what he does. We have the utmost confidence in him and we are happy to have found him and are appreciative of all he does for our dog.Client