Advanced Care Veterinary Services can increase your pet’s quality of life through our cutting- edge veterinary services. Advanced Care Veterinary Services was started in 2005 by Dr. Stramel as a mobile business. The brick and mortar building was opened in 2013.

We are the only facility dedicated to advanced, multi-modal treatments of painful conditions in small and large animals in the North Texas area. Our services include surgery, amputations, regenerative medicine, FDA drug trials, physical therapy, acupuncture, and more.


Meet Dr. Stramel

Douglas Stramel received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 1991. In 1994 he was accepted as an intern with the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center (DVSC). While at DVSC he gained extensive knowledge in advanced surgical techniques. Dr. Stramel is a member of American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, International Veterinary Academy of Pain Medicine (IVAPM), International Association for the Study of Pain and the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians.

From 2010 – 2013 he was Chair of ‘Advisory Council on Pain Management’ through IVAPM, which is dedicated to publishing pain management guidelines in the field of veterinary medicine. He was the Treasurer for IVAPM from 2013 – 2019, President-elect from 2019-2021 and President from 2021 – 2023. In the inaugural year of 2009, he received the credentials of Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner and is the first and only veterinarian to receive this credentialing in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. By working with Zoetis and Elanco he has provided continuing education presentations and wet labs on the topics of anesthesia and pain management to practitioners in north Texas and Oklahoma. He is also a national speaker presenting at conferences such as AAHA, NAVC and CVC. He has also spoken internationally for Fauna-Pharma in Finland. Dr. Stramel is certified in Regenerative Cell Therapy, using adult derived stem cells to treat a wide variety of conditions as well as being certified with PennHIP.

He is certified in Western Medical Acupuncture through Colorado State University (now known as CuraCore) and has received training in Dry Needling Therapy for release of myofascial trigger points through Myopain Seminars. He has completed course work in canine rehabilitation through Northeastern Seminars and is a published author in “Physical Rehabilitation for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses.” He has participated in eight FDA clinical trials to help advance treatment in the field of pain management, including work on Galliprant, Solenisa and Librela.

Dr. Stramel runs and operates Advanced Care Veterinary Services, a specialty practice limited to pain management and rehabilitation, as well as pain management consultations to the veterinarians in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. During his free time, you would most likely find him doing any activity outdoors with his wife and daughter.

Angela Stramel, RVT, PT, CMTPT

Angela Stramel received her Bachelors degree in veterinary technology from North Dakota State University in 2000. She became a registered veterinary technician (RVT) in Texas in 2002. She received her Masters of Physical Therapy from Texas Womans University in 2006. She received her certification as a certified manual trigger point therapist in 2013. She has worked in large animal and small animal medicine, surgery, pain management and rehab in North Texas for almost 20 years. She also continues to work in human medicine as a physical therapist in post-op orthopedics. She enjoys reading, traveling, spending time with family and her horses.

Locations Served

Fort Worth
Grand Prairie
Flower Mound

Pilot Point
Las Colinas
Castle Hills

Little Elm
Highland Park
Highland Village
North Richland Hills
Lake Dallas
Farmers Branch

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