Best Veterinarian

Dr. Travis Schaar with Main Street Animal Hospital was selected as Best Veterinarian in 2018 Best of the Best.

Dr. Travis Schaar's love for animals inspired him to treat family members in Victoria for 32 years. 

"That's what pets are to people, family members and it feels good to help their family," he said. 

In addition to companion animals, Main Street Hospital accepts family members of all kinds including rabbits, reptiles, birds and more. 

"What makes us is successful is having a staff that shows true concern and affection to the animals that come in. We practice a very personal home environment," Schaar said.

Schaar said he enjoys the variety in the job and its challenges. 

"It's never the same thing everyday. There are always new changes in medicine and techniques and it keeps it interesting," he said. 

More than a year ago, Main Street Animal Hospital added the Pet Resort on Main, a facility that offers offer training, daycare, grooming and lodging for animals.  

Advocate readers voted Schaar the best veterinarian in the Crossroads.

"To be picked by your clients as the best is an honor," Schaar said

The veterinarian credits his employees and his daughter, Dr. Mallory Schaar, who works alongside him treating animals. 

"She has practiced with us for the last three years now and it has helped us to gain more clientele," he said. "She is just so personal with the animals and treats them like family members." 

Best Veterinarian 

Dr. Travis Schaar

Main Street Animal Hospital

2306 N Main St. 

8 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays; 8 a.m.-noon Saturday 


First Runner-Up

Dr. John Beck

Hillcrest Animal Hospital

4001 John Stockbauer Drive 


Second Runner-Up 

Dr. Mark Besancon

Crossroads Veterinary Clinic

3804 Houston Highway


Other Top Finalists 

Dr. Lee Zeplin

Lone Star Animal Hospital

13788 U.S. 77 N. 

Dr. Tom Culberson

Navarro Small Animal Clinic

5009 Country Club Drive

Dr. Randall Froehlich

2706 Sam Houston Drive

Dr. Koby Reitz

Cuero Vet Clinic

367 U.S. 183, Cuero 

Dr. Geral Boyd

Lakeway Veterinary Clinic

2395 SH 111, Edna

Dr. Carol Warren 

VCA Victoria Animal Hospital

2706 Sam Houston Drive

Dr. Sam Williams

Crossroads Veterinary Clinic

3804 Houston Highway 

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