902 Lodgeville Road, Bridgeport, WV 26330 | 304-848-2420

Mon 8-7pm | Tues-Wed 8-5:30pm | Thurs 8-7pm | Fri 8-5:30pm
Sat by Appointment Only

Veterinarians at Grace Animal Hospital

Dr. Tom Austin

Dr. Tom AustinDr. Tom Austin has his roots in West Virginia. He was born in Charleston and raised in Ripley, where most of his immediate family still resides. He received his B.S. degree from West Virginia University and his DVM from Purdue University. Dr. Tom began his veterinary career in his hometown as a mixed animal practitioner. After this, he moved to Southern California, where he became co-owner of a multi-doctor small animal hospital. He worked in California for approximately 25 years prior to returning home to West Virginia and opening Grace Animal Hospital with his wife, Dr. Farrah Austin.

Dr. Tom Austin has special interests in orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, as well as surgical and non-surgical diagnostics such as ultrasound and endoscopy. He is a seasoned orthopedic surgeon regularly performing cruciate ligament repair including the TTA method, patellar luxation repair, and fracture repair with external fixation, and IM pinning. Dr. Tom is also a very skilled soft tissue surgeon and performs many corrective, intra-abdominal, thoracic, and oncologic surgeries.

Dr. Farrah Austin

Dr. Farrah AustinDr. Farrah Austin was born and raised on the western coast of Congo, Africa. She holds dual citizenship with the United States and Switzerland, however made the U.S. her permanent residence in 1986. She has a B.S. degree in animal science from California State Polytechnic University, and she received her DVM from the University of California, Davis in 2008, tracking specifically in small animal medicine. Following her graduation, Dr. Farrah joined a large small animal practice in Southern California, where she worked until she and her husband relocated to West Virginia and began Grace Animal Hospital.

Dr. Farrah Austin has special interests in internal medicine and critical patient care, with more specific focuses in gastroenterology, endocrinology and oncology. She is also a skilled ultrasonographer, performing both abdominal and cardio-thoracic ultrasound procedures.


In their free time, Dr.'s Tom and Farrah enjoy spending time with their four dogs, Moose, Zoe, Crystal, and Joy, and two cats, Jasper and Emily. Dr. Tom has two sons, Hunter and Miles, both of which are residing in California. Together, the Austin's enjoy cooking, traveling, cycling, and spending time with family.

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