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Preventative Medicine: Because of the short lifespan of our pets, we stress the importance of an annual physical examination. Annual vaccines, while necessary, are not enough alone. To give our pets the best chance of a long healthy life they need to maintain a lean body weight, get regular heartworm prevention and dental care. They also need an annual exam to be screened for common diseases on a regular basis. Thorough exams and preventive care can help alleviate serious health problems.

Dentistry: Periodontal disease is one of the most common diseases we see in our patients. This condition can lead to early kidney failure and heart disease and more as it stresses the whole immune system. This condition is both preventable and treatable. Our dental services include dental x-rays, teeth cleaning and polishing, tooth extractions and minor oral surgery. However, prevention is key and we place emphasis on home dental care.

Surgical Services: Our updated surgical suite provides for the performance of a wide variety of surgical procedures.

Anesthesia: We utilize the safest available anesthetics to provide an extra margin of safety for all of our patients. Using the most modern equipment, the patient's vital signs are continuously monitored during all anesthetic procedures. See the next page, About Surgery and Anesthesia, for more details.

Acupuncture: Alternative medicine often works best where western medicine fails. Acupuncture is offered for most medical conditions.

Pharmacy: We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos, flea and tick control products and heartworm preventatives as well as carrying a full line of prescription diets to meet the needs of your pet. We also offer access to an online pharmacy for easy and convenient ordering and delivery with competitive prices.

Laboratory: Our in-house laboratory facilities provide for serum chemistry, hematology, serology, urinalysis, skin testing and parasite testing. We also utilize commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultations.

Radiology Services: Our on-site, modern X-ray equipment provides high quality radiographs to aid in the quick diagnosis of many disorders.

Electrocardiography Services: We provide ECG services on-site as well as referrals with cardiology specialists.

Permanent identification: We offer microchip identification.

Individualized Flea Control Programs: We develop programs for the specific needs of your pet and your own particular environmental situation. We will review with you the best ways to control fleas in your house, in your yard and on your pet.

Dietary Counseling: We will provide guidance regarding your pet's nutritional needs for each life stage, including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance and performance and management of many medical conditions.

Behavioral Counseling: We can provide advice regarding the correction of problems such as excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, house soiling and aggression.

Specialty consults: We offer referrals to veterinary specialists located in nearby San Antonio who can assist with the diagnosis and treatment of more complicated cases. There are board certified veterinary internal medicine specialists, ophthalmologists, orthopedics, surgeons, dermatologists all available when we need them.

Boarding: We provide pet boarding as a service to our clients. All boarders receive personal attention from our caring staff. Pets may be dropped off and picked up during regular business hours Monday through Friday and the 2nd Saturday of each month. We require Rabies, Dhlpp, Bordetella and Canine Influenza vaccines for all dogs that board with us. We require Rabies, Fvrcp and Leukemia vaccines for all cats that board with us. These vaccinations must be administered at least one week prior to boarding.

Bathing:Routine and therapeutic bathing services are available.

Emergency Care: If you have an emergency during clinic hours, call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our regular business hours, we recommend that you contact one of the emergency facilities listed under EMERGENCIES.

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