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Welcome to Stuebner Airline Pet Resort & Spa in Spring, TX

Your pet deserves the best possible care, and that’s what you’ll find at Stuebner Airline Pet Resort & Spa. We offer a unique concept for pets with our star-quality grooming and boarding facility, including boarding for cats, located right here in Spring. We are also a full-service animal hospital that has been in practice since 1995, and a member of the American Animal Hospital Association, a badge we wear proudly. Let us tell you more about our distinctive, all-encompassing approach to human-quality pet care.

Our Grooming Services

No matter what your pet’s size, breed, or requirements, we have a groomer on board to serve you. Our groomers have years of experience and are keenly knowledgeable about the breed standards for all pets. They will also work with you one-on-one to meet any special needs or desires you may have for your pet’s grooming style. We also carry a complete array of grooming products including shampoos, conditioners and pet-safe colognes. If your pet is skin-sensitive, we have several different hypo-allergenic shampoos. After shampooing your pet, our next step is a thorough brushing to remove loose hair and tangles. Once your pet is home, you will notice significantly less shedding after this procedure. Our complete grooming process includes

  • Shampoo

  • Brushing and combing

  • Conditioners

  • Safe drying

  • Nail check and trim

  • Ear cleaning

  • Pad and foot trim

  • Trim of rear and underside

  • Cologne

Our Boarding Facility

Every pet who comes to our spa is treated as an individual. Dogs have their own kennels with an attached outdoor run and our boarding for cats features individual condos appropriately distanced from the dog area. We focus on pampering pets in our expertly skilled and safe hands. We are also delighted to provide any special requirements your pet may need. Before boarding, it's necessary that your pet has the following vaccinations:


  • Rabies - given every 12 months or 36 months depending on last two rabies vaccination dates
  • DA2PP - Canine distemper and parvo vaccination, given every 3 years after one year of age
  • Bordetella - aka kennel cough, intranasal, given every 12 months
  • Leptospirosis - optional for boarding, given every 12 months after initial set of two boosters
  • Influenza - need both H3N2 and H3N8, must have been given within the past 3 weeks, given every 12 months. 


  • Rabies - given every 12 months, when using the non-adjuvanted vaccine
  • FCRVP - aka Feline distemper vaccine, given every 3 years after one year of age
  • FeLV - optional for boarding, given every 3 years after one year of age

Our Consulting Services

In addition to our other service, we offer our knowledge about nutrition, vaccinations and our web site is loaded with helpful informational articles.

When it’s time for vacation, a business trip or a simple one-night get-away, our one-of-a-kind boarding and grooming, and veterinary practice in Spring offers superlative services, and you the ease of knowing your pet’s getting excellent care while having their veterinary needs taken care of at the same time. Call and make an appointment to come in for a tour!


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "We love Stuebner Airline PET Resort and Spa. Our Persian cat Coconut has been getting groomed and boarded here for the past couple of years. Not only is her grooming to perfection, she is treated like family. Stuebner Airline Pet Resort and Spa is our only go to place for our pet."
    Debbie Sims N.
  • "Great Place, great service - we appreciate you! Thanks very much!"
    Liz Marquardt W.

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Max Heimlich
    Max Heimlich

    A 1976 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Heimlich moved to Houston with his wife, Bonnie, in the same year. Prior to vet school, Dr. Heimlich participated in the Peace Corps, stationed in the South Pacific. Dr. Heimlich began working at the Stuebner Airline Veterinary Hospital in 1978. Professional interests include internal medicine and abdominal surgery. An avid fisherman, he can be found many weekends along the Texas Gulf Coast sporting his rod and reel.

  • Dr.
    Barry Schmitt

    A 1981 graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Schmitt has spent his career with the Stuebner Airline Veterinary Hospital, originally as a kennel assistant under Dr. Heimlich. He has done extensive work with poodle groups in the north Houston community, and receives referrals from neighboring veterinary practices for several delicate feline surgical procedures. Dr. Schmitt has many passions outside of the veterinary profession including weekend rides on his Harley Davidson as well as cool evenings spent with family and friends.

  • Dr.
    Jack Whitmore

    Originally founded in 1970, Dr. Whitmore started the Champions Veterinary Hosptial and moved the practice from its location on FM 1960, to its current home on July 4th, 1986. A proud Aggie graduate from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1970, Dr. Whitmore is an active member of the Letterman's Association at his alma mater. He enjoys passing his free time on the regional golf courses, fishing from his kayak, and spending time with his 4 children and beautiful wife Debbie. An accomplished ultrasonographer and endoscopist, Dr. Whitmore adds years of experience and talent to our practice.

  • Dr.
    Laura Pratt

    Dr. Pratt graduated from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She enjoys many aspects of veterinary medicine with dentistry, internal medicine, and abdominal surgery as her peak interests. Originally from Houston, and now calling Spring, TX her home, she spends most weekends with her husband Jeff and their two children, Taylor and Casey. 

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*We are closed Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day, Fourth of July, Memorial Day, & Labor Day.

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