About Abrams Royal Animal Clinic


Abrams Royal Animal Clinic has been the heart of veterinary care in Lake Highlands area of Dallas Texas since Dr. James C. Murray opened the clinic in 1978. ARAC celebrated its 40th year in 2018.

Dr. Kyle Smith, Dr. Jim Murray, and staff have been providing the same care for Lake Highlands pets since 1978!

Our Services

Vet Visits

Our Veterinarians are here when your pet needs us and strive to provide best care possible. Trust your best friend needs to us.

Boarding & Basic Grooming

Pets are part of the family – we feed, nurture and lavish attention on them. Our  kennel attendants will provide your pet with tender loving care while you’re away.

Nutrition and Medicine

Nutrition and medicine are some of the most important components in your pet’s health. Let us choose the best for your best friend.

Our Doctors

Dr. Jim Murray

Dr. Jim Murray


Dr. James C. Murray opened Abrams Royal Animal Clinic in 1978, and recently celebrated 40 years anniversary at ARAC.

Even after 40 years, he continues to provide the best level of care for pets, treating everyone like a member of his family. He has taken care of the pets for clients, then seen their children bring in their pets as they start their own families.

Dr. Murray raised his family in Lake Highlands, and has gained the respect and highly regarded reputation as one of the best veterinarians in Lake Highlands and Dallas, Texas. Winner of numerous awards, featured in local news stories, and source of community support.

Dr. Kyle Smith

Dr. Kyle Smith


Working with animals has been a lifelong passion for Dr. Smith and he has worked in veterinary medicine since he was a teenager. He looks forward to everyday being a new day to continue to learn and grow in the profession.

Dr. Smith grew up in Plano, TX, and received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M in 2007. After his bachelor degree, he continued on to Oklahoma State where he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2012. He worked at a high-volume small animal practice in Athens, TX before coming to work for Abrams Royal Animal Clinic in 2014. He purchased the clinic from Dr. Murray in January of 2018.

He hopes to continue the 40-year legacy of Abrams Royal Animal Clinic offering top-notch veterinary care and an easy, personal experience. He is also looking forward to upholding the long-standing tradition of community support for Lake Highlands’ schools and organizations.

Dr. Smith lives with his fiance, Dr. Melissa King, three dogs (Maverick, Klaus, and Dolly), as well as three cats (Phelps, Gator and Xena).  In his off-time, he enjoys golf, hiking, movies,  and spending time with friends.

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DOCTOR & CLINIC HOURS: Sat 8:30 AM – 12 Noon

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