We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
At Animal Hospital Southwest, we provide a full range of veterinary services using the best education, training, equipment and facilities available. We strive to care for your pet with love and attention to their well-being. You can look though some of the services we offer below or click one of the navigation links to the left. Thank you for your confidence in us to care for your pet and thank you for referring your friends and family.
We offer kennel services for your furry friend. Large or small, cat or dog or exotic, we take pride in taking care of your pet while you are away on vacation or business. We also have the unique ability to give your pet veterinary care while he stays with us and make sure that your pet receives the best possible care. Holidays fill up fast, so make your reservations early! Of course, in order to stay with us, your pet must be current on vaccinations such as rabies and FVRCP, bordatella and DHLPPC. If not current, we will be happy to give your pet the proper vaccinations.
Our experienced groomers do all breed grooming. We can provide your pet with a day to get cleaned and have a haircut. Our Coats and Tails groomers, Kelly Langston (link to bio) and Elaine Talamantes (link to bio), have been grooming for over 15 years.
All pets are at risk for developing dental problems. As a matter of fact, the number one health problem diagnosed in 8 out of 10 cats and dogs over 4 years of age is periodontal disease. And just as it’s true for people, it’s a fact that periodontal disease can cause serious health problems for your pet. At the very least, it causes bad breath, pain, and tooth loss. If allowed to continue and progress, it can lead to heart, liver and kidney diseases. Just like you, your pet needs regular home and professional dental care.
We use the latest diagnostic procedures to diagnose and treat your pet. Our doctors attends 50 hours of continuing education each year to insure they is informed of the newest and most up to date procedures. He is a member of American Animal Hospital Association and the Texas Academy of Veterinary Practitioners.
Digital Radiography allows our doctors and staff to more quickly diagnose, manipulate, send and receive x-rays to a specialist if needed. The speed of this system allows more comfort for our patients and their owners.
Many factors contribute to how your pet ages including genetics, diet and nutrition, exercise, environment, health care, disease, and the human-pet bond. Just like people, pets need more frequent attention as they get older to prevent and treat illnesses associated with old age. By making a few adjustments as your pet ages, you can help your pet to live a longer, healthier life. We will recommend the best protocols to help your friend enjoy his golden years with you. Talk to us about what you can do to ensure that your furry friend is with you as long as possible.
Immunization and Preventive Care
Preventive care is the easiest and most effective way to keep your friend healthy and happy. Complete annual physical exams, twice a year, are the cornerstones of great pet care, and immunizations offer important protection against common and sometimes deadly diseases. Our doctors don’t follow a ‘one size fits all’ protocol for preventive health care, but rather treat each patient as an individual and recommend the best possible protocols for that particular pet.
In House Lab Testing
In house lab testing allows for the onsite emergency testing necessary for quick accurate results.
Laser Surgery and Therapy
We perform both traditional and laser enhanced surgery options daily. Surgery for our patients is preformed with utmost comfort and safety for your furry friends. WE are also pleased to offer Cold Laser Therapy. Cold Laser Therapy assists the healing process in soft tissue. When performing surgery, we use only the highest quality anesthetics available to provide that extra margin of safety. All anesthetized patients are monitored by a Veterinary Technician from the moment of induction until they are fully recovered. We also monitor each surgery patient’s heart and respiratory rates, EKG (heart rhythm), body temperature and arterial oxygen levels (using pulse oximeters).
One of the most important things you can do to protect your pet is to assure it’s identification. A frightening number of pets enter the animal shelter system each year simply due to the fact that animal control has no means by which to return a pet to it’s loving home. Collars and external tags are helpful, and should be used, but can fall off (or be taken off). Microchips are a permanent form of identification. A small chip the size of a grain of rice is implanted under your pets skin in the same manner as giving a vaccine. The chip contains information about your pet and can be read using a special scanner. We will supply you with the means to register your pet’s microchip information with a national database. Most veterinary hospitals and animal control agencies have these special scanners and will use them to attempt to identify stray pets. We use Home Again Microchip.
Otoscopy is a wonderful diagnostic tool. Otoscopic equipment allows us to look inside the ear. We utilize video endoscopy, where the procedure is projected onto a video screen, for a variety of reasons, but most commonly to study the ear canal.
We use the best vaccine and vaccine protocols to ensure wellness of your pets. Our approach is to assess each individual pet during a complete physical evaluation. We then make recommendations that fit your pet’s individual needs.
We also provide physical, preventative, nutritional, and behavioral consultations. For further information on preventive care and your pet, see our blog.
We offer the latest in Ultrasound technology at Animal Hospital Southwest. Our doctors have the ability to examine every pet with ultrasonography to help diagnose and identify any internal organ issues and recommend treatments for your pet.