Animal Diagnostic Clinic

E. Kelly Nitsche, DVM, DABVP, DACVIM, DVM, DABVP, DACVIM, Medical Director

DVM, Texas A&M University
Certifications: DABVP, DACVIM
Departments: Internal Medicine


Dr. Nitsche is a graduate of Texas A&M University receiving his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences in 1979, Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Sciences in 1981, and DVM in 1983. He was in general practice for 18 years and has spent the past 15 years in small animal specialty medicine. He is board certified in the specialty of canine/feline clinical practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (2000, 2010). After completing a residency in small animal internal medicine, he achieved board certification by the American College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. His primary interest is cardiology, but also enjoys endocrinology, hematology, and gastroenterology. He currently serves as a staff clinician as well as the Medical Director for the Animal Diagnostic Clinic. At the appointment of Mayor Ron Kirk, Dr. Nitsche served the citizens of Dallas during an 8 year term on the Animal Shelter Commission and was instrumental in securing replacement of the antiquated Oak Cliff animal shelter.


General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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