Welcome to Van Zandt Veterinary Hospital

Your Veterinarians in Wills Point, TX

Call us at 903-873-4100

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After Hours Emergencies Available! Call us right away at 903-873-4100!

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If you live in Wills Point or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Drs. Buck VanTrease and Will Prachyl  are licensed  veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and well being are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Van Zandt Veterinary Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Both Dr. VanTrease and Dr. Prachyl have 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 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 903-873-4100 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our veterinarian office, located at 21449 US Hwy 80,  is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! 

At VZVH, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

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  • Dr. Buck VanTrease

     Buck VanTrease, D.V.M.

    Dr. Buck VanTrease is a 1984 graduate of Kansas State University. Post graduation he practiced in Tempe, Arizona in an mixed companion practices that included extensive equine work. In 1987 he founded a practice in Fountain Hills, Arizona predominately small animal medicine and surgery. He consulted and practiced with several large hospitals in Arizona where he started to develop advanced skills in surgery. 

    In 2003 he purchased a practice in the heart of Austin, Texas. It’s here that Dr. VanTrease, over the next several years, trained with some of the most respected doctors in the country in advanced soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries. After 15 years he was asked to develop and train other veterinarians in these areas and thus his travels lead him to San Antonio, Houston and finally to Wills Point, Texas.“ I was raised in a small town and have never forgotten the true benefits that came from that. I truly consider it a blessing that my journey has finally lead to here. I look forward to being very involved in the community at all levels”, he added when asked about moving from a large city to Wills Point. He as three children, a son and two daughters, who have the passion for the outdoors, horses, and helping others especially young kids. His son graduated from Ole Miss in commercial real-estate, a daughter at Colorado State studying Genetic Counseling and his youngest daughter is at Texas A&M studying Architecture .,  He was instrumental in starting an outdoor ministry in Austin for boys who didn’t have a father figure in their lives. Today Kids Outdoor Zone impacts thousands of boys and girls throughout the country. “I look forward to being huge supporter and leader in Wills Point & Edgewood. Especially with the students in the schools where he talks, and helps anyone who has aspirations of being a veterinarian.

  • Dr. Will Prachyl

    Dr. Will Prachyl is a graduate of Wills Point HS class of 2002. After high school he went on to become, “The proudest member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2006! Whoop!”  Here he earned a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science, while working as a veterinary technician at a small animal clinic.

    In August of 2006, Dr. Prachyl married his high school sweetheart and fellow Aggie, Robin.  Then just 2 short weeks later started his veterinary training at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, where he graduated in 2010.

    Following graduation Dr. Prachyl worked as an associate veterinarian in Rusk, Texas at a mixed animal practice, treating  all species from cats, dogs, cows and horses to hedgehogs, snakes, birds, kangaroos, capybara, zebras and camels!

    In August of 2021, Dr. Prachyl joined the team here at Zan Vandt Animal Care Center. He is excited to come back home and serve his community, where he can focus on providing high quality medicine for animals and high quality customer service for their owners.

    Dr. Prachyl and Robin have two kids, Alexis and Granger.  As a family they enjoy being involved in church and serving God in many different areas. They also enjoy playing sports, playing music and traveling from the beach to the mountains.


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Wow! Thanks to all the staff at Anderson Vet Clinic. I feel like you all truly love what you do! My kitty, Lola and I always have such a pleasant experience when we come in. Fortunately, it’s usually just for a check-up, but I would not leave Lola in anyone else’s hands but yours. Thank you for your caring commitment!"
    Maya Smith / Los Angeles, CA
  • "I have benefited tremendously from the care my pet received from Dr. Anderson."
    John Doe / San Diego, CA
  • "Fabio wasn’t eating the food I was giving him and I didn’t feel he was getting the nutrition he needed. Thanks to Dr. Anderson, he evaluated Fabio and his current diet to make some recommendations and now Fabio has gone from barely eating to finishing his meals and he looks healthier than ever. You clearly are an expert in your field...thanks so much!"
    Tara Brown / Kansas City, MO

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