Dr. Paul Brandt - Veterinarian
Dr. Paul Brandt is the owner, medical director, and one of our incredible veterinarians here at West Gate Pet and Bird Hospital.
He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), American Hospital Association (AAHA), American Veterinary Dental Society, Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA), and the Capital Area Veterinary Medical Association (CAVMA). He has also received the Hill's Nutritional Proficiency Award and has been a past President of the CAVMA.
When Dr. Brandt was in high school, he had taken his first pet "Rusty" to a veterinarian, where a misdiagnosis almost led to the loss of his pet. Thankfully, after bringing Rusty to another veterinarian for a second opinion, Rusty was diagnosed with hip dysplasia and received appropriate treatment, leading to a better quality of life. This veterinarian became a role model for Dr. Brandt, inspiring his career choice.
Dr. Brandt received both his undergraduate degree, in Wildlife Biology, and his veterinary degree from Texas A&M University. Before becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Brandt worked in several veterinary clinics and completed an internship in veterinary research at the Houston Zoo. During his last summer in veterinary school, Dr. Brandt worked at West Gate Pet and Bird Hospital with Dr. Harry A. Miller, the founder of our hospital and a nationally recognized exotic animal veterinarian.
At home, Dr. Brandt has four dogs - two German Shorthair Pointers named Pi and Puck, a Labrador Retriever called Cash, and a long-haired Dachshund cross by the name of Chili - and three chickens. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, hunting, cooking, and reading. He and his wife Tiena have three children - two boys, Mason and Miller, and their youngest daughter Sheridan. Mason and Miller have both worked as veterinary assistants at Westgate, and Sheridan loves to visit the clinic and says that she wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up.