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Welcome to Bay City Veterinary Clinic & Equine Hospital

Your Veterinarian in Bay City, TX

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Image of a dog wearing a stethoscopeIf you live in Bay City or the surrounding area in TX, then you have picked the perfect site to find a veterinarian. All our veterinarians are licensed veterinarians, treating all types of pets and animals. Your pet's health and well being is very important to us and we will take every step to give your pet the best possible care.

Bay City Veterinary Clinic & Equine Hospital is a full service animal hospital and will take both emergency cases as well as less urgent medical, surgical, and dental issues. Our veterinarians are experienced in all types of conditions and treatments. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and a very calm environment so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting his or her own Bay City veterinarian.

We have a number of resources for you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Browse around and look at our articles and pet videos. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention. If you want to ask a question call 979-245-6364 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Bay City veterinarian office is very easy to get to, and you can find directions on our Contact Us page. You can also subscribe to our newsletter which is created especially for Bay City pet owners. In between your veterinary visits, your pet will benefit from you reading these free informative articles.

At Bay City Veterinary Clinic & Equine Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Bay City Veterinary Clinic & Equine Hospital | 979-245-6364

4501 7th St.
Bay City, TX 77414

Meet Our Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Randy Volkmer

    Dr. Randy Volkmer was born on August 14th, 1964 in Fort Hood, Texas. He is a 1982 graduate of Bay City High School. He followed his high school years with nine years of college seven of those nine years were at Texas A&M in College Station. In 1987 he married the love of his life Lisa Piwonka. They have two boys, Randy II and Karson. Both are third generation to attend Bay City High School and both attended Texas A&M in College Station, Texas. In July 2016 one will start medical school and the other is finishing his engineering degree and will attend law school post graduation.

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  • Dr.
    Joshua Shield

    Dr. Joshua Savage Shield grew up in Bay City, TX. He graduated from Bay City High School in 2002. He studied Biomedical Science at Texas A&M University and received a Bachelors of Science in 2006. May 2012 He graduated veterinary school from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine. In May of 2012, Dr. Shield joined the veterinarian team and began practicing veterinary medicine at Bay City Veterinary Clinic and Equine Hospital.

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  • Dr.
    Jana Zapalac

    Dr. Jana Zapalac grew up in Needville, Texas and graduated from Needville High School in 1998. She received a Bachelors of Science degree from Texas A&M University in 2002. During her years in veterinary school, she did externships at the 6666's Ranch, Anglesy Equine Hospital in Kildare, Ireland, and Ngongoni Private Game Lodge in Nelspruit, South Africa. In June of 2009, she graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.

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  • Dr.
    Bryan Sherman

    Dr. Bryan Sherman grew up here in Bay City, Texas. During his years of high school and undergraduate work, Dr. Sherman worked for Bay City Veterinary Clinic first as an assistant and later as a technician before applying to vet school. Dr. Sherman was accepted into Texas A&M Veterinary School in 2013 and worked as a technician in the small animal ICU during his time there.

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Featured Articles

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  • 6 Questions to Ask At Your Senior Pet's Next Check Up

    Want to keep your senior pet healthy and happy? Ask these six questions at your pet's next check up. ...

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  • Why the Controversy About Pet Vaccinations?

    As with anything, pet vaccinations can be too much of a good thing. Similar to parents who are learning more about vaccinations for children, veterinarians and pet owners alike are beginning to question some of the standard wisdom when it comes to protecting pets. There are certain fatal diseases against ...

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  • Pet Clothes: A Fashion Statement or a Necessity?

    There is nothing cuter than a pet in a colorful sweater, but do our furry friends really need to wear clothing? Although clothing is not a necessity for every pet, some animals benefit from a little extra protection during cold or damp days. Others enjoy wearing festive clothing during holidays or other ...

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  • Introducing a New Pet to Your Current Ones

    Pet Proofing Your Home Introducing your new pet to your current one is only a single part of the equation relating to taking a new pet home. You also have to make sure your new pet is comfortable in your home, which is a foreign environment to the animal. Like humans, animals can experience high levels ...

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Read What Our Clients Say

    Dr Randy Volkmer saved not one but two of our babies. He and his staff are a class act. There are several vets much closer but BCVC is well worth the drive.

    Michelle L.


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Office Hours

Emergencies are welcomed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Bay City Veterinary Clinic & Equine Hospital


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7:00 am-6:00 pm


7:00 am-6:00 pm


7:00 am-6:00 pm


7:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-12:00 pm