October 4, 2023

Dr. Diarra Blue of Animal Planet’s “The Vet Life” Opens a PetSmart Veterinary Hospital in Houston

Dr. Diarra Blue, a co-founder of Cy-Fair Animal Hospital, featured on “The Vet Life” on Animal Planet, has opened a PetSmart Veterinary Services (PVS) hospital in Houston, TX. Part owner and Houston native Dr. Bianca Kirkland will serve as the location’s primary practicing veterinarian. The hospital is now accepting new pet patients at 8380 Westheimer Rd.

With a lifelong passion for animals, Kirkland began her veterinary career at Cy-Fair Animal Hospital honing her skills alongside Blue and the team. At the PVS hospital, Kirkland and her team will offer services such as preventative and emergency care, internal medicine, vaccinations, spay/neuter services, dental cleanings and more at the Houston PVS location.

“It’s long been a part of my mission and my passion to provide opportunities to grow and develop veterinarians of color,” said Blue. “Through PVS, I am able to provide veterinarians with the ability to grow clinical and business skills. From day one, Dr. Kirkland impressed me with her passion and attitude to warmly and effectively care for the pets and the people who walk into our hospital. I couldn’t be more excited to be on this ownership journey with her.”

Blue and his team share an inside look at the veterinarian profession in the show, “The Vet Life” on Animal Planet. From saving animals’ lives to managing a business and family, he inspires current and aspiring veterinarians. Through PVS he hopes to empower more professionals to own their own practice.

“Our relationship with Dr. Blue enables us to give more veterinarians the opportunity to live their dream and own a veterinary hospital,” said John Bork, senior vice president of vet health services at PVS. “Together, we’re working to reduce the barriers to practice ownership through a supportive business model and put hospital ownership back in the hands of veterinarians so they can focus on what they love – caring for animals.”

The grand opening celebration will be on Saturday, Oct. 7 from noon to 2 p.m. CT. PVS welcomes the community to stop by, meet the local team of veterinarians and staff and learn more about the PVS offerings. For more information and to book a visit at the new Houston PVS hospital, call 346-385-5010 or visit PetSmart.




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