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When we moved to Houston nearly five years ago, we found Ashford Veterinary Hospital by pure luck. Over those five years, the doctors and staff of Ashford Veterinary Hospital have seen our family through routine vaccinations and exams, as well as treating more acute incidents. Always accommodating, they’ve provided care for even those last minute emergencies that always seem to occur five minutes before closing time.

Located at 12633 Whittington Drive, Ashford Veterinary Hospital is a stylish, compact building trimmed in blue and nestled between leafy trees. (They double as fire hydrants for nervous dogs.) Separate dog and cat entrances reduce the chance of inter-species hostilities.

The clinic is staffed by friendly, knowledgeable workers that treat the pets with genuine affection. The front desk is efficient and organized, and a hanging white board prominently showcases the the names of that days patients in a bright and colorful welcome. The counter areas display educational literature, as well as brochures for upcoming pet events.

The facilities are clean and feature surgical suites, an ICU, a lab, an x-ray room, and separate cat and dog boarding areas. The equipment is modern and the doctors are versed in the latest veterinary developments. Moreover, the staff encourage you to take the tour of the facilities – be sure to ask when you visit.

The clinic is staffed by three veterinarians, all of whom espouse quality care. Prevention is encouraged, and doctors work with the clients to develop a treatment plan to effectively care for the patient while keeping the financial aspects in mind.

In addition to dogs and cats, Ashford Veterinary Hospital also treats pocket pets and rabbits. Microchipping, spay and neuter, dental care, grooming, and boarding are just some of the services they offer. An impressive selection of premium dog and cat foods line nearly an entire wall in the lobby areas.

Also, a discount is offered for pets being adopted from animal shelters.

Choosing a vet is an important decision and requires a great deal of trust in the vet’s abilities and philosophies. After five years of working with Ashford Veterinary Hospital to provide the best care for my pets, I have absolute faith in their skills and enormous respect for their commitment to quality care.

Ashford Veterinary Hospital can be visited online at

Houston Cowgirls Need Hollywood Nails

In: Uncategorized

8 Apr 2006

I have been a customer of Hollywood Nails for three years, and the cleanliness, ambiance, and value can’t be beat.

As a former medical worker, sanitation is key concern of mine, and Hollywood Nails strict adherence to sterilization procedures was the primary attraction for me. Fresh tools are used each time (they remove them from a sealed package) and each time I’ve passed the autoclaves on the way to the waxing area, the machines have been whirring away. I’ve also had many opportunities to watch them sanitize their foot baths and manicure/pedicure areas, and each time they’re efficient and thorough. (It is worth noting that Hollywood Nails has recently begun displaying a notice to customers that they’ve never received less than a 100% on their health inspection.)

If you go for a pedicure and manicure, or just a pedicure, your service will be done in the spa chair, I highly recommend this! As new age music plays softly overhead, the chair kneads the stiff and tired from your muscles, and the warm water jets pulse against your feet. Heaven!

The manicures/pedicures are thorough, but it depends on who you get as to how thorough. Most of the time they don’t spend a lot of effort on making sure the heels/outside of the feet are smoothed, however, the cuticle shaping/nipping and polish are almost always perfect.

Eyebrow waxing is performed with such flair that any Hollywood starlet would be pleased with the results. The lady that usually provides this service has a real gift. (I once took off half my eyebrow trying to do it myself, so believe me when I tell you how much I appreciate her talent.) The waxing won’t be painless, but the results are worth it.

Prices are competitive, or just below, other nail salons, with a manicure/pedicure combo running $25 at the time of this writing. Appointments are accepted, and cash and credit cards are preferred.

Glazed Over

In: Flotsam & Jetsam

24 Feb 2005

{mosimage}If you haven’t already checked out Glazed Over Ceramics, you’re missing out. While cruising through the Starbuck’s drive-thru at Memorial and Kirkwood one Friday, my ever-wandering attention was caught by a flash of color in one of the storefronts. Turns out it was Glazed Over’s eye-catching logo. I dropped in to get some information and […]

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