Welcome to The Animal Hospital of Celina
Your Veterinarian in Celina,TX
Call us at (972) 382-4433

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (972) 382-4433!

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If you live in Celina or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Allison Stead is a licensed TX veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

The Animal Hospital of Celina is a full-service animal hospital and veterinary clinic that serves both dogs and cats. Our clinic was established in 2004 and has since grown to include most every service that a dog or cat would need throughout their lifetime, such as medical, surgical and dental care. We also offer Celina dog grooming and boarding as well as an in-house pharmacy for fast and efficient medications and refills.

The Animal Hospital of Celina welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Allison Stead has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Celina veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (972) 382-4433 or contact us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Celina veterinarian office is very easy to get to - just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Celina pet owners.

At The Animal Hospital of Celina, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Allison Stead
Celina Veterinarian | The Animal Hospital of Celina | (972) 382-4433

400 N Preston Rd
Celina, TX 75009

The Animal Hospital of Celina

The Animal Hospital of Celina is a full-service animal hospital and veterinary clinic that serves both dogs and cats, birds, small mammals, and reptiles.  Our clinic was established in 2004 and has since grown to include most services that your beloved pets would need throughout their lifetime, such as medical, surgical and dental care. We also offer dog and cat grooming and boarding as well as an in-house pharmacy for fast and efficient medications and refills.

Services Offered to Dogs, Cats, Birds, Small Mammals and Reptiles

The services that our Celina vet hospital offers are:

  • Diagnostic imaging  (Digital X-ray)
  • Laboratory services
  • Annual exams
  • Vaccinations
  • Surgery
  • Routine dental care
  • Geriatric care
  • Cancer care
  • Cat and Dog grooming
  • Cat and Dog boarding
  • In-house pharmacy

Emergency Care

Our hospital staff wants you to count on us for all of your pet’s needs, so it’s very important for us to have a strong rapport with our clients - human, furry, feathery and scaly ones! We want you to know that you can turn to us for anything, whether it’s a routine exam or something more serious.

For instance, our animal hospital offers emergency care for cats and dogs. Emergency visits are offered during our normal clinic hours, so if your pet is faced with a dire situation, bring them in immediately. The fact that you will be served by the same vet and technicians that you’re used to, and in an environment that your pet is comfortable with, eases much of the tension. You know what to expect, and so does your pet.

Boarding and Grooming

Fortunately, most pets have long, healthy lives, and we want to be there through all of your pet’s milestones. From kitty or puppy to senior pet, our Celina vet hospital is here to serve you. If you travel, you’ll appreciate our boarding services that are pet friendly. Our area is bright, clean and spacious, and your dog will get plenty of attention and time to be outside.

Our grooming services are equally superior. We keep our furry friends comfortable, and our groomers are patient and gentle. If you have any special requests, let us know and we will provide your pet with the specialized care and attention they deserve.

Cutting-Edge Care

Our Animal Hospital is always on the cutting-edge of patient care and diagnostic testing. Our vet clinic in Celina TX is committed to the health and wellness of cats and dogs, birds, small mammals, and reptiles, which is why we are always looking for the latest technology that can help us better diagnose pets and provide them with the innovative care and treatment they deserve. That’s why more Celina pet owners are choosing our animal hospital for their precious pets. They know they will get the best both today and tomorrow. 

Schedule your appointment with our Celina vets, Dr. Stead or Dr. Vadala today! 

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Traci Wysocki
    Receptionist/Client Specialist

    Traci works as a receptionist and client specialist.  Traci has worked for our hospital since May 2018.  She brought over 8 years of experience as a veterinary assistant as well as working for a dog boarding facility and on a horse farm.  She is married to Tom Wysocki, and has three children, Thomas, Megan and Michael.  Her four legged children include 3 dogs, Nathan a miniature Dachschund, and Piper the Pomeranian (shown here).  She has a new baby, a Bernese Mountain Dog, named Holly. Traci was born and raised in Highland Mills, New York. 

  • Clara B. Vadala
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Clara Bush Vadala provides veterinary care for dogs, cats, birds, exotics, pocket pets, small mammals, and reptiles.  She is a graduate of Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine.  She is a native of Celina and is happy to be back in her hometown!  Besides caring for a variety of species, Dr. Vadala has a special interest in birds, surgery, internal medicine and behavioral medicine.  She enjoys meeting and talking with clients and building relationships with them and their furry family members.  Dr Vadala is married to Adam Vadala, who is an elementary school music teacher in Van Alstyne.  They have 3 dogs, Lulu, a pit bull mix, a Lab named Zeus (both shown here), and Nema, a shepherd mix.  They have 3 cats, Treble, Sonnet and Isabel, a cockatiel named Kenneth, and 2 rats, Izzy and Jamie. Dr. V also enjoys writing poetry in her spare time.  A fun fact about Dr. Vadala is that she is a published poet and published her first book while in vet school. (Prairie Smoke:Poems from the Grasslands)!

  • Allison M. Stead

     Dr. Allison Morse (Schultz) Stead graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and has been practicing small animal medicine in the north Dallas area for over 30 years.  Dr. Stead worked in a large 6 doctor practice in Plano for many years, as well as working at an emergency clinic. She was the lead veterinarian for the City of Plano Animal Shelter providing surgical and medical needs for the shelter animals.  She opened The Animal Hospital of Celina in 2004.  Dr. Stead's areas of interest are surgery, feline medicine and veterinary practice management. Dr. Stead loves talking with clients and providing a personal touch through both client communication and excellent patient care. Dr. Stead is married to Doug Stead, a former executive in the auto business.  They have 3 children.  Kaylyn Schultz Appleyard is married and received her bachelor's and  master's degree from Baylor University.  Lauren Schultz graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in 2020. She is in graduate school currently.  Travis Stead is the finance manager at Mercedes of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Dr. Stead and her husband have 2 dogs, Sammy, a Bouvier and Tucker, a Golden Retriever.  They also have 3 cats, Howard (pictured here), Bunny and Norman, a Ragdoll cat.  Dr. Stead loves to read, work on her little farm and travel. 


Read What Our Clients Say

    Very professional and friendly staff. Highly recommended

    Jimmy S.

    Great staff & they take great care of your pets!

    Sean M.

    You get Wonderful pet care here and the people are very helpful and friendly

    Samantha M.

    I've taken my dog here when we had an emergency, Best care ever! Also have boarded him while we've gone away. Would recommended to everyone!

    patrica j.

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