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Health Care Programs

• Examinations • Vaccinations
• Geriatric Health Care Programs • General Surgery
• Dental Services • Parasite Control
• Nutrition • Behavior
• Exotic Pet Care (Birds and Pocket Pets)  
  • Canine Wellness
  • Feline Wellness
  • Birds
  • Pocket Pets

Vaccinations --  Rabies, DHLPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvovirus, and Parainfluenza), Canin Influenza, and Bordetella are the common vaccinations we recommend for dogs.  Specific recommendations  vary, based on lifestyle of your dog. 

Heartworm test and prevention-  The heartworm test is recommended every year to test for heartworms. Prevention is recommended for all dogs in our area yearlong.

*Heartworms are spread by mosquitoes

*Approximately 80% of dogs in San Antonio area will get heartworms in their life if not on preventative

Fecal - Sample of feces is brought in to test for intestinal parasites. *Recommended yearly in some situations

Wellness profile- Bloodwork recommended every 1-3 years, depending on the pet's overall health and age, to evaluate organ and body function.  Early detection provides longer life and easier treatment of disease!

Vaccinations - Yearly vaccinations are recommended for all cats.  Rabies, FVRCP (rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and panleukopenia), and Leukemia are commonly recommended vaccinations.  Specifics depend on the individual patient.

Heartworm Prevention - Both indoor and outdoor cats can contract heartworms.  Heartworm disease in cats can cause chronic vomiting, bronchitis, and sudden death.  Monthly heartworm prevention is recommended for all cats.

FELV/FIV TEST - (Feline Leukemia and Immunodeficiency Virus) Recommended to test at least once in a lifetime. 

*Outdoor cats or cats who are sick should be tested more often.

Fecal - Sample of feces is brought in to test for intestinal parasites. *Recommended yearly in some situations

Wellness profile- Bloodwork recommended every 1-2 years, depending on the pet, to evaluate organ and body function.  Early detection  provides longer life and easier treatment of disease.

Birds require approximately yearly exams to evaluate body condition and overall health.  We are equipped to perform diagnostic tests and treatments specific to these special needs patients when needed.

These little friends (such as rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, flying squirrels, etc) are always fun to work with and provide a unique challenge in the field of veterinary medicine.  We enjoy the opportunity to work with your special little friends.  As one of the few clinics in the area to see these pets, we are experienced with diagnostics and surgery of these special animals.