Westridge Animal Hospital opened in May of 1989 with Beth Little as the sole employee and Dr. Randall S. Murray as the founding veterinarian. Dr. Murray decided to open his own practice after four and a half years at Wisdom Animal Clinic where he practiced alongside Dr. D.W. Wisdom after graduation from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. The hospital began in a 24x60 building Murray and a few of his buddies built on the same site Westridge resides on today. It took only 60 days to build the small building that would serve as the main hospital in the early days. D&M Construction from New Boston then built the original boarding kennel in 1990 and Westridge was up and running full bore. By 1996, the facility had become prohibitively too small to continue practicing out of and the foundation was poured beneath the current facility.
An addition to the kennel that then joined with another addition to the clinic building finished what is currently under roof at Westridge Animal Hospital today. We have undergone multiple remodels since (and our clients with us) to arrive at the facility we work out of today. From Dr. Murray and Beth, to now having three doctors and 22 staff members, our growth has been rapid and our practice blessed enormously over the years. We have a wonderful clientele to thank for our success, along with staff members that care deeply for our mission.
At Westridge Animal Hospital, we value feedback from our clients. Here are a small sample of the hundreds of happy and healthy pets that we have cared for since 1989.
We are transplants to Texarkana from Oklahoma City and I was so nervous about finding a new vet! We fostered and rescued many dogs back in OKC and loved our vet, I didn't think it was possible to find a replacement that would compare.
Been using Westridge for 30 years!! Dr. Murry is the nicest, most down to earth guy you will ever meet! And best of all he knows what he is talking about....He takes his time and explains everything. I trust his care everytime!!! Great Staff friendly, and helpful!!!! 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I’ve been bringing my dogs here for more than a decade now. The staff at Westridge are very compassionate toward animals - and people (when it is time for our animals to leave us). I highly recommend this veterinary office.