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Welcome to Friendship Vet Center
Your Veterinarian in FREDERICKSBRG TX
Call us at (830) 997-9946

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (830) 997-9946!

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If you live in FREDERICKSBRG or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Robert Lastovica is a licensed TX veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Friendship Vet Center is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Robert Lastovica has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our FREDERICKSBRG veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (830) 997-9946 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our FREDERICKSBRG veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for FREDERICKSBRG pet owners.

At Friendship Vet Center, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Robert Lastovica
FREDERICKSBRG Veterinarian | Friendship Vet Center | (830) 997-9946


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  • Robert Lastovica

    Dr. Lastovica graduated from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. In addition, he has a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from TAMU. His interest in veterinary medicine began at a very early age while growing up on a farm in Belton, TX. He grew up raising and showing cattle and swine. His family also raised beagles during his youth.

  • Lauren Marley
    Receptionist / Veterinary Technician

    Lauren Marley has been working at Friendship Veterinary Center as a receptionist and vet technician for over two years now. In returning to the work force after being a stay at home mother to her two boys, working at the vet clinic seemed to be a natural choice.

  • Karen Travland

    Karen has been working here since 2015 and has 4 dogs, 3 horses, 6 cats, and lots of chickens that keep her busy after work. She grew up in a ranch family and went on to attend Angelo State University.


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "The DVM Lastovica is a down to earth, loving and caring doctor and family man. He has a passion for every animal that walks through his doors, whether it be big or small. He is a doctor you can actually talk to AND GET AHOLD OF ON THE PHONE!!!! Any other vet, you'd have to call and leave a message whether its an emergency or not. He knows his stuff and is not afraid to share his knowledge with other people to help them learn and grow, and care for their pet!

    I will continue to always trust in Dr. Lastovica with any needs I will ever have with my furry family members!!!!"
    Kelly T.

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