Dr. Thomas W. Householder

Over 30 years of Emergency Veterinary Medicine


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Health Topics

Regular Care

Meds & More

Urgent Care

Professional Pet Services

Preventive medicine is the best defense against health issues down the road.

It's important to keep abreast of any and all health scares that could affect your pet's health. All blood samples are drawn at 8:30a.m. on an empty stomach. Labs are sent out for the best comprehensive and optimal results.  

We have our own in-house pharmacy for many medications, so your prescriptions are available almost immediately. In-House surgeries are available. 

After-hours emergencies are referred to: Marathon Animal Hospital, located at 5001 Overseas Hwy


Welcome to Key West Vets and Pets! Your pet will be lovingly taken care of by Dr. Thomas Householder, who is a very compassionate and caring individual. Dr. Tom has raised 4 wonderful children and is an avid scuba diver, sailor and boater. He is an eagle scout, as are his two sons, and was a boy scout and girl scout leader for 15 years. Dr. Householder had 2 practices in Miami, one was an emergency critical care clinic that he ran, then owned for 30 years, as well as a day time animal clinic which he owned and ran concurrently for 11 of those years. There is no one more qualified than Dr Tom in figuring out difficult issues, your beloved furry family member will be in great hands.

Many of our clients have met Kasey, our beloved Australian cattle dog, she is now semi retired, but has saved many lives thanks to her blood donations.