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Animal Clinic of Arlington

Like people, pets thrive on love, attention, and care. Working with a trustworthy veterinarian will greatly facilitate caring for your pet. Pet owners in Arlington can turn to Animal Clinic of Arlington for all their pet care needs. Our full-service animal clinic is your one stop location for quality veterinary care.

Who We Are

Animal Clinic of Arlington is run by Dr. T.J. Walker, a licensed Texas veterinarian with years of experience in his field. Dr. Walker, assisted by our veterinary team, offers routine medical care, urgent care, and emergency care services to pet owners in our local community. Our love for animals and dedication to our profession make us an excellent choice for meeting your pet’s veterinary care needs. We’ll work with you to keep your pet healthy and happy from babyhood through his senior years.   

What We Do

We offer a wide spectrum of veterinary care services to make it easier for you to meet your pet’s healthcare needs. These services include:

Preventative Care – Preventative care plays an important role in keeping your pet healthy. These services range from pet wellness exams to parasite control, pet vaccinations, dental care, and more. Pet wellness exams enable us to catch health conditions early on so your pet can get prompt treatment. Early treatment will enable your pet to recover quicker from an injury, medical condition, or disease. We’ll also update your pet’s vaccinations, if needed, to protect him against life-threatening diseases.

Diagnostics – Our facility provides comprehensive diagnostics to include digital x-rays, EKG, lab work, etc. to provide accurate diagnosis of your pet’s condition. Prompt diagnosis of a health condition will avoid delays in your pet’s treatment.  

Dental Care – Your pet’s oral health is part of his medical care. We provide comprehensive dental exams and cleanings for dogs and cats to preserve the health of their teeth and gums. We also treat dental issues like periodontal disease to prevent tooth loss.

Pet Surgery – Our veterinarian performs routine surgeries like spay and neuter procedures, mass removal, and tooth extraction. If you’re not planning on breeding your pet, spay and neuter surgeries offer a safe and effective means of preventing pregnancies. We also offer laser therapy to help expedite your pet’s recovery from surgery.

Emergency & Urgent Care – Our staff is trained to handle urgent and emergency pet care. In the event of emergency, contact our clinic right away so we can ready our team in advance. We’ll make every effort to provide your pet with prompt and effective care.

Trust Our Arlington Veterinarian for Quality Pet Care

To schedule a wellness exam or other form of veterinary care, contact Animal Clinic of Arlington at 817-460-6622 today.  


Mission Statement


It is the mission of the Animal Clinic of Arlington to provide current and affordable medical care for all animals and their human counterparts. We will give owners knowledge and service to help them to continue to provide for their four legged family members when they leave our office. Our friendly, knowledgeable and professional staff will inspire, educate and problem-solve for our owners and their pets.

At Animal Clinic Of Arlington, we know how much your pets mean to you. After all, they’re part of the family. And because they’re part of the family, your pets deserve the best medical care available. Whether it’s an emergency or regular preventative treatment, Animal Clinic Of Arlington is the best choice for quality veterinary services. Our entire staff provides experienced, loving care for your pets. And we have an unbeatable track record to prove it: many, many satisfied customers and many more healthy and happy pets. Please give us a call – we look forward to hearing from you. Read More

Meet the Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    T.J. Walker

    Tommy Joe Walker was born in Lubbock, Texas, and raised in Montana, Canada, and Texas. He graduated from A&M in 1972, and has practiced in Texas and New Mexico. 

    He has been married since 1969, with two children. T.J. sings in the praise team at church and can be seen near Stephenville on his John Deer tractor trying to find his roots as a farmer.

    Member of:  
    AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
    TVMA (Texas Veterinary Medical Association)
    Tarrant County Veterinary Medical Association

  • Kolby Walker, CVPM
    Practice Manager
    Kolby has been with ACOA for 30+ years now. He is Dr. Walker's son. He has no intention of taking over the family business though. Kolby enjoys spending time with his wife Jacque and sons Carter and Sam, hiking with his buds, and rooting for his beloved Texas Rangers. He has a chorkie named Kolbi and a pit bull named Bonnie.CVPM

  • Michelle Stephenson
    Veterinary Assistant

    Michelle graduated from Richland College with an Associates Degree in Science. She has been with us since 2012. She has worked in the veterinary field since 2009. Michelle enjoys providing loving care to all our patients. In her free time, she likes being with friends & family and curling up on the couch with her dog.

  • Nicole Rutherford
    Veterinary Assistant

    Nicole joined us 2018. Nicole graduated from the University of Texas-Arlington in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science degree. She and her husband, Shane, have a dog, Ginger, and a kitty named Phoebe. In her free time, Nicole loves to bake and spend time with her family and friends.

  • Claire Almaraz
    Veterinary Assistant

    Claire came to the Animal Clinic of Arlington through Arlington ISD's Health Care Career Practicum. She is a senior at Arlington High School and a member of FFA where she shows goats. She is hoping to attend Texas A&M in the fall. 

  • Madeleine Shimabukuro
    Customer Service Representative

    Madeleine joined us in 2020. She is the niece of Michelle Stephenson. She is the oldest of 5 brothers and sisters. In her free time she enjoys reading and playing with her English and Irish Setters Nora, Willie and Easton and her kitty Puzzle.


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Great staff. Dr. Walker is no BS, straight to the point and very good to my pets. Super reasonable prices too!

Lorin Dillard C.