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Northwest Military Highway

(210) 349-2121
2325 NW Military Hwy, Ste 111
San Antonio, TX 78231
M-F 7AM-6PM
Sa 9AM-4PM

Fredericksburg Road

(210) 732-1981
3493 Fredericksburg Rd
San Antonio, TX 78201
M-F 7AM-6PM
Sa 9AM-4PM

Thousand Oaks

(210) 490-0036
2949 Thousand Oaks, Ste 1
San Antonio, TX 78247
M-F 7AM-6PM

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Our Services

  • Allergy Testing

    Allergy Testing

    This involves testing serum, taken from the blood of the pet, to develop an immunotherapy tailored to your pet’s specific allergies. It works the same as human allergy shots to help stop or lower the affect the allergens have on the pet’s immune system. Animal allergies are most often the cause for chronic skin and ear infections.
  • Boarding

    Boarding

    We offer full service boarding at each of our 3 locations for dogs, cats and exotic pets. Our clean spacious facility gives your pet comfortable living quarters while you are away. Your pet will be happy staying with us and playing with our caring staff to make sure your pet has a wonderful experience. We walk your pets 3-5 times and offer special accommodations for you puppies and kittens. We always have plenty of availability but space does get limited around the holidays so make you reservations early.

    Our requirements for boarding are:
    • ALL pets must be up-to-date on their vaccinations.
    • Cats need their FVRCP and Rabies vaccinations.
    • Dogs need their DHPP, Leptospirosis, Bordetella and Rabies vaccinations.
    • All pets must have current fecal exam on record.
    • Proof of vaccination history must be brought along with pets if they are not given here (new clients).
    • We offer promotions such as getting a free bath after 4 nights of boarding or you can get the 5th night of boarding for free.
    • If medication is to be administered, an extra fee is charged.
    • If your pet is aggressive and/or difficult to handle, an additional fee may need to be charged.
    • We request that all personal belongings be labeled with the pet's name.
    • Diabetic pets require special attention so we require these pets have been evaluated recently for proper regulation of insulin. This requires glucose testing and curves to ensure proper dose of insulin is being given to avoid any complications.
  • Dental Care

    Before

    Before Dental Cleaning

    After

    After Dental Cleaning

    Dental health in our pets is one of the aspects of their overall health over which pet owners can have the greatest influence. According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, over 80% of dogs and 70% of cats develop gum disease by the time they are 3 years old. Left untreated, gum disease will progress to periodontal disease – inflammation and infection of not only the gums, but the teeth themselves and even the bone holding those teeth. Also, the more inflamed and diseased even just the gums become, the easier it is for the bacteria in the mouth to be absorbed into the bloodstream and spread to the rest of the body where, over time, they can lead to inflammation, stress, and eventual damage to such organs as the heart, kidneys, and liver. The more inflamed and infected the mouth and teeth become, the more aggressive and nasty the types of bacteria that are found in the mouth that can spread into the body. Regular dental care both at home and in concert with your veterinarian can add years to your pet’s life.

    There are many different options for providing regular dental care at home for your pets. The most obvious is brushing your pet’s teeth. There are many different types of toothbrushes specifically designed for dogs and cats, most of them designed just to fit over or attached to your fingertip. Make sure to use toothpaste that is for pets only, as human toothpaste will make most pets very sick to their stomach when swallowed. These toothpastes come in all sort of flavors from vanilla and mint to chicken, liver, or beef. There are additives you can put in your pet’s water that help to reduce bacterial amounts in the mouth and/or provide enzymes for cleaning. Oral rinses can be used after meals to help flush the mouth. There is a wide variety of dental treats that have been designed to help keep their teeth clean and freshen their breath. Look for products that have been endorsed by the Veterinary Oral Health Council for those that have been proven to reduce tartar and/or plaque levels in pets’ mouths (http://www.vohc.org/accepted_products.htm). Make sure to follow instructions carefully – more doesn’t always equal better. Inevitably at some point in their lifetime, your pet will need to get a dental cleaning with your veterinarian. Starting your pet on a schedule to get these cleanings at a younger age means better maintenance of oral health and shorter periods under anesthesia. A proper dental cleaning will have to be done with general anesthesia. This will allow the vet to perform a full exam of the mouth to look for problems or changes of concern beyond what they can see when the pet is awake for a normal physical exam. It will involve probing of the gums to look for hidden pockets next to the tooth roots that come from infection, assessment of any broken, loose or missing teeth, and, in some cases, x-rays of the mouth to look for problems below the gumline, where more than half of all periodontal problems reside. Once the teeth have been cleaned, they will be polished smooth to make it harder for tartar and plaque to adhere to the teeth and have a fluoride treatment applied, just like your dentist does. They will then go home with antibiotics usually to keep any bacteria that get into the bloodstream during cleaning cleared out and, if extractions were done, pain medicine.

    You are the master of your pet’s dental health. Imagine how your mouth, and then you yourself, would feel if you never brushed your teeth or got them cleaned at the dentist as recommended. Keeping their mouths healthy keeps them healthy, and makes for much better pet kisses.

    For additional information on dental health, see the following pages:

    Dog Dental Health

    Cat Dental Health

  • Diagnostic Services

    Diagnostic Services

    These include:

    • Radiology
    • In house blood work
    • Microscopic exam of cells of the skin, blood, feces, and body fluids.
    • Urinalysis
    • Idexx Laboratories
    • Annual Geriatric and Juvenile blood work
    • Pathology
  • Exotic Pet & Bird Medicine

    Exotic Pet & Bird Medicine

    Our experienced doctors and staff are available to meet the needs of your exotic and avian pets. We provide basic services like wing and beak trims for birds of all sizes as well as specialty care for your sick pets. Our staff is trained in minimal restraint for all types of pets to make exams and treatment as stress free as possible. Although most small exotic pets do not require vaccines, annual check-ups are a great preventative step to take to avoid future problems such as dental issues and parasites. Also, proper husbandry helps to promote healthy pets and educating our clients is sometimes the best medicine to help avoid costly and stressful trips to the hospital.
  • Grooming

    Grooming

    Our groomer, Eve, has been working with animals for the last 4 years, but her love for them reaches much further back than that! Both with dogs as well as cats, Eve works very well with the cheeriest of tail waggers to those furry friends who may not be as happy about having their salon day by paying close attention to their signals and gentle patience. She has 3 fur-kids of her own: a Chiweenie named Chiquita, a Chihuahua named Vanellope, and a Corgi named Otto.

    From breed-specific grooming to a basic bath and blow-out, your pet will enjoy their day being pampered. Vaccines for Rabies, DHPP (distemper-parvo), Lepto and Bordetella and a fecal intestinal parasite exam are all required to be current at the time of their visit. Please bring your vaccine history with you, or we can provide them for you that day after an exam with the veterinarian. Prices of grooming services vary based on breed, size, coat condition, and length of time required for proper coat care. We can give you a basic estimate with some information from you when you schedule the appointment, but the final price will be determined once your pet is assessed.

    Grooming services are offered at our Thousand Oaks and Fredericksburg Rd locations. Call today to schedule your pet’s visit!

  • Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine

    While we often see your pets for obvious surface problems, there are numerous health issues that can develop that we can’t immediately see, so our team of veterinarians have to collect information from a patient’s history, clinical signs, blood work and other diagnostics. Whether it’s running a urinalysis to differentiate between a urinary tract infection and diabetes and kidney problems, to x-rays to evaluate the heart and lungs in a pet with a coughing problem, to blood work to see what things might be or definitely are not wrong in a pet who just is not acting right, internal medicine is where we put our medical knowledge and detective skills to ample use. Such problems could involve: the heart, lungs, kidneys, digestion, endocrine system, cancer, and much, much more.

    When our animal companions are not feeling well, they can’t tell us what’s wrong or where it hurts. These invaluable tools allow our veterinarians to delve deeper – below the surface of the skin – to quickly and accurately identify, diagnose and treat whatever is ailing your pet. This is why getting a complete and accurate diagnosis can help improve the chances of a quick and full recovery for your pet.

  • Microchipping

    Microchipping

    What is microchipping?
    Microchipping is permanent pet identification. It is safe, simple, and a permanent form of pet identification designed to quickly identify lost pets and reunite them with their owners.

    Microchip placemement is recommended during the first puppy visits, at the time of spay or neuter, or as needed when older. The microship is a tiny device, the size of a grain of rice, inserted under the pets skin, with an identification number that is registered by the pet owner. The identification number can easily be read by a scanner that most veterinary clincs and shelters have on hand. If your pet is lost or stolen, then this identification number can be tracked back to the original owner. Texas Veterinary Hospitals uses Home Again microchips.

    Call today for an appointment to have this important identification service.

  • Nutritional Counseling for all Life Stages

    Nutritional Counseling for all Life Stages

    TVH counsels all pet owners during the Annual Wellness Exam on the best diet for the age, breed and lifestyle of your pet. The importance of a good diet cannot be overstated. It can make a difference for the brain function of an elderly pet and the joint function of an arthritic pet. The quality and quantity of a pets life is directly related to the health of their internal organs. Diet plays a key role in how long those organs remain healthy.
  • Pet Food & Prescription Diets

    Pet Food & Prescription Diets

    TVH carries Science Diet products because they consistently have high quality ingredients and adhere to strict AFCO guidelines making sure that all diets are specifically formulated for the need of the individual pet, well and sick.
  • Spay & Neuter

    Spay & Neuter

    Texas Veterinary Hospitals offers spay and neutering services at a reasonable cost. Spay and neutering is the best way to help control the population of unwanted pets in our cities and it also helps our pets to live longer healthier lives. We understand it is hard to have your pets sedated for any procedure but our kind and caring staff will go over all of the details regarding the procedure including pre and post-operative care. During the procedure we monitor all of you pet’s vitals and pay close attention to every detail. As a precaution we recommend pre-anesthetic bloodwork for all pet and require it for all pets over 6 years of age. We also require IV catheters be placed for administration of anesthetics and IV fluids during the procedure. IV fluid therapy helps support cardiovascular function, maintain body fluid volume and countering possible negative affects of anesthetic agents.
  • Surgical Services

    Surgical Services

    Equipped to handle both routine and more complex surgical procedures, Texas Veterinary Hospitals offers safe and comfortable pet surgery. Exceptional skill, dedication, and solid pre- and post-operative protocols ensure a positive outcome for our patients. Our experienced staff veterinarians perform almost any surgical procedure your pet might need, including: spays, neuters and skin tumor removals, to more complex surgeries including into the abdomen (for example: bladder surgery, Cesarean sections, stomach/intestinal surgery) and certain orthopedic surgeries (torn ACL stabilization, limb or toe amputation, dewclaw removals). While under anesthesia, your pet is kept warm and your pet’s vital signs are monitored continually. Trained veterinary technicians carefully monitor your pet and use electronic equipment to measure blood pressure, heart rate, blood oxygen level, and body temperature.

    We provide complete pain management to make your pet as comfortable as possible before, during, and after the surgery. After your pet goes home, we will call you to check on his or her progress and to make sure everything is going well.

  • Urgent Care

    Urgent Care

    Our team is equipped to handle all urgent care needs, such as lacerations, fractures, trauma (dog bites, hit by car), vomiting, diarrhea, coughing, difficulty breathing, seizures, poisoning, shock, low blood sugar (common in toy breed puppies), anemia and others.

    We have full laboratory diagnostic services, including chemistry profile analysis, complete blood cell counts, electrolyte analysis, urinalysis, fecal examination and parvovirus tests. We offer digital x-ray services to evaluate your pet’s skeletal system and internal organs.

    We can provide IV fluid therapy, IV medications, pain management and blood transfusions as well as emergency surgical procedures. We are available for intensive care for critically injured or ill animals during our business hours and we work with overnight care facilities in the area to provide 24 hour care as needed.

    If you feel that your pet needs urgent or emergency treatment, please do not hesitate to call or bring your pet in for immediate assessment. Patients are treated in the order of the severity of their condition.

  • Vaccinations

    RABIES

    Active Image Rabies is a serious viral disease seen in mammals that adversely affects the central nervous system, leading to death. Rabies is a zoonotic disease that is typically transmitted through bites from infected animals. The majority of reported cases involve wild animals like bats, raccoons and skunks, but domesticated animals like dogs and cats are also at risk. Humans are equally susceptible to the rabies virus if bitten by an infected animal. Once the symptoms have appeared, Rabies is nearly always fatal. Death usually occurs less than a week after the onset of signs. The rabies vaccination is required by law. Rabies should be given at 12-16 weeks, boostered in 1 year and then every 1 or 3 years depending on the lifestyle of the pet.

    DHPP

    DHPP is a combination of four vaccinations: distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus (a severe gastrointestinal virus that is highly fatal to dogs and puppies if not treated early) and parainfluenza. It’s give to puppies in a series of three or four vaccinations and then given every 1 or 3 years to adult dogs. Along with rabies, DHPP is considered a set of core vaccinations: those universally recommended for puppies no matter what their circumstance.

    LEPTOSPIROSIS

    Leptospirosis is a potentially serious disease that affects dogs but can also infect a wide variety of domestic and wild animals as well as humans. The organism is usually spread through infected urine, but contaminated water or soil, reproductive secretions and even consumption of infected tissues can also transmit the infection. Introduction of the organism through skin wounds can also occur. Common carries of the organism include raccoon opossums, rodents, skunks and dogs. The leptospirosis organisms rapidly advance through the bloodstream leading to fever, joint pain and general malaise. Because the organism settles in the kidneys and actually reproduces there, inflammation and even kidney failure may develop. Unfortunately, liver failure is another possible complication. Kidney and liver failure both have fatal consequences.

    BORDETELLA

    Bordetella is one of the causes of the canine upper respiratory disease, tracheobronchitis or “kennel cough.” It is a bacterial infection of the respiratory system of dogs characterized by severe coughing and gagging. It is a very contagious airborne disease. Most cases appear after contact with other dogs in kennels, grooming facilities and other places where dogs congregate. Occasionally dogs may develop pneumonia and become ill enough to require hospitalization.

    CANINE INFLUENZA

    Canine Influenza is a newly emerging infectious disease commonly referred to as “dog flu.” Just like human flu is among humans, canine influenza is highly contagious among dogs. In fact, unless a dog has already had the illness and recovered, virtually every dog exposed to the virus will become infected. This is because the virus is relatively new and dogs have no natural immunity to it. It is spread through direct contact (kissing, licking, nuzzling); through the air (coughing and sneezing) and via contaminated surfaces (such as when a person picks up the virus on their hands or clothing, then touches or pets a dog).

    LYME

    Lyme disease is one of the most common tick-transmitted diseases in the world. It is caused by a spirochete (bacteria). Dominant clinical features in dogs is recurrent lameness due to inflammation of the joints. There may also be a lack of appetite and depression. More serious complications include damage to the kidney, and rarely heart or nervous system disease.

    RATTLESNAKE VACCINATION

    Rattlesnake vaccine is designed to reduce the likelihood of death, permanent injury, and severe pain caused by rattlesnake bites. The vaccine stimulates the dog’s immune system to produce antibodies against rattlesnake venom. These antibodies typically last for several months depending on the individual dog’s response to the vaccine. These antibodies can neutralize rattlesnake venom in a way very similar to antivenin. Dogs that are exposed to rattlesnakes whether at home, walking, hiking, camping, hunting or elsewhere would be a good candidate for the rattlesnake vaccination.

    FVRCP

    The FVRCP vaccination protects your cat against 3 contagious diseases. Kittens receive 4 FVRCP injections, starting at the age of 6-8 weeks. A booster shot is typically given annually. FVR=Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis. This is a severe upper respiratory infection that is most dangerous to young kittens and older cats. The virus is extremely contagious to cats, and is caused by a feline herpes virus. FVR can leave some cats with permanent respiratory system and optical damage. C=Calcivirus. There are several different strains of calcivirus, causing a range of illness from mild infection to life threatening pneumonia. The more dangerous strains can be deadly to young kittens and older cats. Calcivirus is transmitted through direct contact with an infected cat or an infected item. A carrier cat can pass the virus on for up to one year. P=Panleukopenia, also known as feline distemper. Feline distemper is a highly contagious disease that moves quickly through the system.

    FeLV

    FeLV (Feline Leukemia) is a very serious disease of the feline world. It is caused by a retrovirus that is spread from cat to cat by saliva, urine and respiratory secretions. This means that cats that share litter pans and feeding bowls, along with cats that fight, are at risk. Kittens born to mothers that have the virus may also be infected. Most cats that get exposed to the virus develop antibodies and are able to fight it off. This is especially true for cats that are free of parasites, are current on their routine vaccinations, and are fed a good diet. Cats that have minimal exposure to other cats are at significantly less risk of getting this disease. The disease caused by this virus is a form of cancer of the blood cells lymphocytes (a leukemia).

  • Wellness & Preventive medicine

    Wellness & Preventive medicine

    Wellness Exam

    Our Wellness Exam consists of a thorough physical exam of the 12 major body systems by the Veterinarian.

    Preventative Care

    We recommend a physical examination every 6 months on all pets. This is like an human having an exam every three and a half years. An Annual Exam and a check- up at 6 months will allow TVH to prevent disease and diagnose hidden conditions.

    Pets are unable to communicate how they feel with words, so they are on a greater path toward illness than humans. Many pets mask their illness from us, so only an experienced veterinarian can perform a proper exam to determine your pet’s state of wellness.

  • Allergy Testing

    Allergy Testing

    This involves testing serum, taken from the blood of the pet, to develop an immunotherapy tailored to your pet’s specific allergies. It works the same as human allergy shots to help stop or lower the affect the allergens have on the pet’s immune system. Animal allergies are most often the cause for chronic skin and ear infections.
  • Boarding

    Boarding

    We offer full service boarding at each of our 3 locations for dogs, cats and exotic pets. Our clean spacious facility gives your pet comfortable living quarters while you are away. Your pet will be happy staying with us and playing with our caring staff to make sure your pet has a wonderful experience. We walk your pets 3-5 times and offer special accommodations for you puppies and kittens. We always have plenty of availability but space does get limited around the holidays so make you reservations early.

    Our requirements for boarding are:
    • ALL pets must be up-to-date on their vaccinations.
    • Cats need their FVRCP and Rabies vaccinations.
    • Dogs need their DHPP, Leptospirosis, Bordetella and Rabies vaccinations.
    • All pets must have current fecal exam on record.
    • Proof of vaccination history must be brought along with pets if they are not given here (new clients).
    • We offer promotions such as getting a free bath after 4 nights of boarding or you can get the 5th night of boarding for free.
    • If medication is to be administered, an extra fee is charged.
    • If your pet is aggressive and/or difficult to handle, an additional fee may need to be charged.
    • We request that all personal belongings be labeled with the pet's name.
    • Diabetic pets require special attention so we require these pets have been evaluated recently for proper regulation of insulin. This requires glucose testing and curves to ensure proper dose of insulin is being given to avoid any complications.
  • Dental Care

    Before

    Before Dental Cleaning

    After

    After Dental Cleaning

    Dental health in our pets is one of the aspects of their overall health over which pet owners can have the greatest influence. According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, over 80% of dogs and 70% of cats develop gum disease by the time they are 3 years old. Left untreated, gum disease will progress to periodontal disease – inflammation and infection of not only the gums, but the teeth themselves and even the bone holding those teeth. Also, the more inflamed and diseased even just the gums become, the easier it is for the bacteria in the mouth to be absorbed into the bloodstream and spread to the rest of the body where, over time, they can lead to inflammation, stress, and eventual damage to such organs as the heart, kidneys, and liver. The more inflamed and infected the mouth and teeth become, the more aggressive and nasty the types of bacteria that are found in the mouth that can spread into the body. Regular dental care both at home and in concert with your veterinarian can add years to your pet’s life.

    There are many different options for providing regular dental care at home for your pets. The most obvious is brushing your pet’s teeth. There are many different types of toothbrushes specifically designed for dogs and cats, most of them designed just to fit over or attached to your fingertip. Make sure to use toothpaste that is for pets only, as human toothpaste will make most pets very sick to their stomach when swallowed. These toothpastes come in all sort of flavors from vanilla and mint to chicken, liver, or beef. There are additives you can put in your pet’s water that help to reduce bacterial amounts in the mouth and/or provide enzymes for cleaning. Oral rinses can be used after meals to help flush the mouth. There is a wide variety of dental treats that have been designed to help keep their teeth clean and freshen their breath. Look for products that have been endorsed by the Veterinary Oral Health Council for those that have been proven to reduce tartar and/or plaque levels in pets’ mouths (http://www.vohc.org/accepted_products.htm). Make sure to follow instructions carefully – more doesn’t always equal better. Inevitably at some point in their lifetime, your pet will need to get a dental cleaning with your veterinarian. Starting your pet on a schedule to get these cleanings at a younger age means better maintenance of oral health and shorter periods under anesthesia. A proper dental cleaning will have to be done with general anesthesia. This will allow the vet to perform a full exam of the mouth to look for problems or changes of concern beyond what they can see when the pet is awake for a normal physical exam. It will involve probing of the gums to look for hidden pockets next to the tooth roots that come from infection, assessment of any broken, loose or missing teeth, and, in some cases, x-rays of the mouth to look for problems below the gumline, where more than half of all periodontal problems reside. Once the teeth have been cleaned, they will be polished smooth to make it harder for tartar and plaque to adhere to the teeth and have a fluoride treatment applied, just like your dentist does. They will then go home with antibiotics usually to keep any bacteria that get into the bloodstream during cleaning cleared out and, if extractions were done, pain medicine.

    You are the master of your pet’s dental health. Imagine how your mouth, and then you yourself, would feel if you never brushed your teeth or got them cleaned at the dentist as recommended. Keeping their mouths healthy keeps them healthy, and makes for much better pet kisses.

    For additional information on dental health, see the following pages:

    Dog Dental Health

    Cat Dental Health

  • Diagnostic Services

    Diagnostic Services

    These include:

    • Radiology
    • In house blood work
    • Microscopic exam of cells of the skin, blood, feces, and body fluids.
    • Urinalysis
    • Idexx Laboratories
    • Annual Geriatric and Juvenile blood work
    • Pathology
  • Exotic Pet & Bird Medicine

    Exotic Pet & Bird Medicine

    Our experienced doctors and staff are available to meet the needs of your exotic and avian pets. We provide basic services like wing and beak trims for birds of all sizes as well as specialty care for your sick pets. Our staff is trained in minimal restraint for all types of pets to make exams and treatment as stress free as possible. Although most small exotic pets do not require vaccines, annual check-ups are a great preventative step to take to avoid future problems such as dental issues and parasites. Also, proper husbandry helps to promote healthy pets and educating our clients is sometimes the best medicine to help avoid costly and stressful trips to the hospital.
  • Grooming

    Grooming

    Our groomer, Eve, has been working with animals for the last 4 years, but her love for them reaches much further back than that! Both with dogs as well as cats, Eve works very well with the cheeriest of tail waggers to those furry friends who may not be as happy about having their salon day by paying close attention to their signals and gentle patience. She has 3 fur-kids of her own: a Chiweenie named Chiquita, a Chihuahua named Vanellope, and a Corgi named Otto.

    From breed-specific grooming to a basic bath and blow-out, your pet will enjoy their day being pampered. Vaccines for Rabies, DHPP (distemper-parvo), Lepto and Bordetella and a fecal intestinal parasite exam are all required to be current at the time of their visit. Please bring your vaccine history with you, or we can provide them for you that day after an exam with the veterinarian. Prices of grooming services vary based on breed, size, coat condition, and length of time required for proper coat care. We can give you a basic estimate with some information from you when you schedule the appointment, but the final price will be determined once your pet is assessed.

    Grooming services are offered at our Thousand Oaks and Fredericksburg Rd locations. Call today to schedule your pet’s visit!

  • Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine

    While we often see your pets for obvious surface problems, there are numerous health issues that can develop that we can’t immediately see, so our team of veterinarians have to collect information from a patient’s history, clinical signs, blood work and other diagnostics. Whether it’s running a urinalysis to differentiate between a urinary tract infection and diabetes and kidney problems, to x-rays to evaluate the heart and lungs in a pet with a coughing problem, to blood work to see what things might be or definitely are not wrong in a pet who just is not acting right, internal medicine is where we put our medical knowledge and detective skills to ample use. Such problems could involve: the heart, lungs, kidneys, digestion, endocrine system, cancer, and much, much more.

    When our animal companions are not feeling well, they can’t tell us what’s wrong or where it hurts. These invaluable tools allow our veterinarians to delve deeper – below the surface of the skin – to quickly and accurately identify, diagnose and treat whatever is ailing your pet. This is why getting a complete and accurate diagnosis can help improve the chances of a quick and full recovery for your pet.

  • Microchipping

    Microchipping

    What is microchipping?
    Microchipping is permanent pet identification. It is safe, simple, and a permanent form of pet identification designed to quickly identify lost pets and reunite them with their owners.

    Microchip placemement is recommended during the first puppy visits, at the time of spay or neuter, or as needed when older. The microship is a tiny device, the size of a grain of rice, inserted under the pets skin, with an identification number that is registered by the pet owner. The identification number can easily be read by a scanner that most veterinary clincs and shelters have on hand. If your pet is lost or stolen, then this identification number can be tracked back to the original owner. Texas Veterinary Hospitals uses Home Again microchips.

    Call today for an appointment to have this important identification service.

  • Nutritional Counseling for all Life Stages

    Nutritional Counseling for all Life Stages

    TVH counsels all pet owners during the Annual Wellness Exam on the best diet for the age, breed and lifestyle of your pet. The importance of a good diet cannot be overstated. It can make a difference for the brain function of an elderly pet and the joint function of an arthritic pet. The quality and quantity of a pets life is directly related to the health of their internal organs. Diet plays a key role in how long those organs remain healthy.
  • Pet Food & Prescription Diets

    Pet Food & Prescription Diets

    TVH carries Science Diet products because they consistently have high quality ingredients and adhere to strict AFCO guidelines making sure that all diets are specifically formulated for the need of the individual pet, well and sick.
  • Spay & Neuter

    Spay & Neuter

    Texas Veterinary Hospitals offers spay and neutering services at a reasonable cost. Spay and neutering is the best way to help control the population of unwanted pets in our cities and it also helps our pets to live longer healthier lives. We understand it is hard to have your pets sedated for any procedure but our kind and caring staff will go over all of the details regarding the procedure including pre and post-operative care. During the procedure we monitor all of you pet’s vitals and pay close attention to every detail. As a precaution we recommend pre-anesthetic bloodwork for all pet and require it for all pets over 6 years of age. We also require IV catheters be placed for administration of anesthetics and IV fluids during the procedure. IV fluid therapy helps support cardiovascular function, maintain body fluid volume and countering possible negative affects of anesthetic agents.
  • Surgical Services

    Surgical Services

    Equipped to handle both routine and more complex surgical procedures, Texas Veterinary Hospitals offers safe and comfortable pet surgery. Exceptional skill, dedication, and solid pre- and post-operative protocols ensure a positive outcome for our patients. Our experienced staff veterinarians perform almost any surgical procedure your pet might need, including: spays, neuters and skin tumor removals, to more complex surgeries including into the abdomen (for example: bladder surgery, Cesarean sections, stomach/intestinal surgery) and certain orthopedic surgeries (torn ACL stabilization, limb or toe amputation, dewclaw removals). While under anesthesia, your pet is kept warm and your pet’s vital signs are monitored continually. Trained veterinary technicians carefully monitor your pet and use electronic equipment to measure blood pressure, heart rate, blood oxygen level, and body temperature.

    We provide complete pain management to make your pet as comfortable as possible before, during, and after the surgery. After your pet goes home, we will call you to check on his or her progress and to make sure everything is going well.

  • Urgent Care

    Urgent Care

    Our team is equipped to handle all urgent care needs, such as lacerations, fractures, trauma (dog bites, hit by car), vomiting, diarrhea, coughing, difficulty breathing, seizures, poisoning, shock, low blood sugar (common in toy breed puppies), anemia and others.

    We have full laboratory diagnostic services, including chemistry profile analysis, complete blood cell counts, electrolyte analysis, urinalysis, fecal examination and parvovirus tests. We offer digital x-ray services to evaluate your pet’s skeletal system and internal organs.

    We can provide IV fluid therapy, IV medications, pain management and blood transfusions as well as emergency surgical procedures. We are available for intensive care for critically injured or ill animals during our business hours and we work with overnight care facilities in the area to provide 24 hour care as needed.

    If you feel that your pet needs urgent or emergency treatment, please do not hesitate to call or bring your pet in for immediate assessment. Patients are treated in the order of the severity of their condition.

  • Vaccinations

    RABIES

    Active Image Rabies is a serious viral disease seen in mammals that adversely affects the central nervous system, leading to death. Rabies is a zoonotic disease that is typically transmitted through bites from infected animals. The majority of reported cases involve wild animals like bats, raccoons and skunks, but domesticated animals like dogs and cats are also at risk. Humans are equally susceptible to the rabies virus if bitten by an infected animal. Once the symptoms have appeared, Rabies is nearly always fatal. Death usually occurs less than a week after the onset of signs. The rabies vaccination is required by law. Rabies should be given at 12-16 weeks, boostered in 1 year and then every 1 or 3 years depending on the lifestyle of the pet.

    DHPP

    DHPP is a combination of four vaccinations: distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus (a severe gastrointestinal virus that is highly fatal to dogs and puppies if not treated early) and parainfluenza. It’s give to puppies in a series of three or four vaccinations and then given every 1 or 3 years to adult dogs. Along with rabies, DHPP is considered a set of core vaccinations: those universally recommended for puppies no matter what their circumstance.

    LEPTOSPIROSIS

    Leptospirosis is a potentially serious disease that affects dogs but can also infect a wide variety of domestic and wild animals as well as humans. The organism is usually spread through infected urine, but contaminated water or soil, reproductive secretions and even consumption of infected tissues can also transmit the infection. Introduction of the organism through skin wounds can also occur. Common carries of the organism include raccoon opossums, rodents, skunks and dogs. The leptospirosis organisms rapidly advance through the bloodstream leading to fever, joint pain and general malaise. Because the organism settles in the kidneys and actually reproduces there, inflammation and even kidney failure may develop. Unfortunately, liver failure is another possible complication. Kidney and liver failure both have fatal consequences.

    BORDETELLA

    Bordetella is one of the causes of the canine upper respiratory disease, tracheobronchitis or “kennel cough.” It is a bacterial infection of the respiratory system of dogs characterized by severe coughing and gagging. It is a very contagious airborne disease. Most cases appear after contact with other dogs in kennels, grooming facilities and other places where dogs congregate. Occasionally dogs may develop pneumonia and become ill enough to require hospitalization.

    CANINE INFLUENZA

    Canine Influenza is a newly emerging infectious disease commonly referred to as “dog flu.” Just like human flu is among humans, canine influenza is highly contagious among dogs. In fact, unless a dog has already had the illness and recovered, virtually every dog exposed to the virus will become infected. This is because the virus is relatively new and dogs have no natural immunity to it. It is spread through direct contact (kissing, licking, nuzzling); through the air (coughing and sneezing) and via contaminated surfaces (such as when a person picks up the virus on their hands or clothing, then touches or pets a dog).

    LYME

    Lyme disease is one of the most common tick-transmitted diseases in the world. It is caused by a spirochete (bacteria). Dominant clinical features in dogs is recurrent lameness due to inflammation of the joints. There may also be a lack of appetite and depression. More serious complications include damage to the kidney, and rarely heart or nervous system disease.

    RATTLESNAKE VACCINATION

    Rattlesnake vaccine is designed to reduce the likelihood of death, permanent injury, and severe pain caused by rattlesnake bites. The vaccine stimulates the dog’s immune system to produce antibodies against rattlesnake venom. These antibodies typically last for several months depending on the individual dog’s response to the vaccine. These antibodies can neutralize rattlesnake venom in a way very similar to antivenin. Dogs that are exposed to rattlesnakes whether at home, walking, hiking, camping, hunting or elsewhere would be a good candidate for the rattlesnake vaccination.

    FVRCP

    The FVRCP vaccination protects your cat against 3 contagious diseases. Kittens receive 4 FVRCP injections, starting at the age of 6-8 weeks. A booster shot is typically given annually. FVR=Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis. This is a severe upper respiratory infection that is most dangerous to young kittens and older cats. The virus is extremely contagious to cats, and is caused by a feline herpes virus. FVR can leave some cats with permanent respiratory system and optical damage. C=Calcivirus. There are several different strains of calcivirus, causing a range of illness from mild infection to life threatening pneumonia. The more dangerous strains can be deadly to young kittens and older cats. Calcivirus is transmitted through direct contact with an infected cat or an infected item. A carrier cat can pass the virus on for up to one year. P=Panleukopenia, also known as feline distemper. Feline distemper is a highly contagious disease that moves quickly through the system.

    FeLV

    FeLV (Feline Leukemia) is a very serious disease of the feline world. It is caused by a retrovirus that is spread from cat to cat by saliva, urine and respiratory secretions. This means that cats that share litter pans and feeding bowls, along with cats that fight, are at risk. Kittens born to mothers that have the virus may also be infected. Most cats that get exposed to the virus develop antibodies and are able to fight it off. This is especially true for cats that are free of parasites, are current on their routine vaccinations, and are fed a good diet. Cats that have minimal exposure to other cats are at significantly less risk of getting this disease. The disease caused by this virus is a form of cancer of the blood cells lymphocytes (a leukemia).

  • Wellness & Preventive medicine

    Wellness & Preventive medicine

    Wellness Exam

    Our Wellness Exam consists of a thorough physical exam of the 12 major body systems by the Veterinarian.

    Preventative Care

    We recommend a physical examination every 6 months on all pets. This is like an human having an exam every three and a half years. An Annual Exam and a check- up at 6 months will allow TVH to prevent disease and diagnose hidden conditions.

    Pets are unable to communicate how they feel with words, so they are on a greater path toward illness than humans. Many pets mask their illness from us, so only an experienced veterinarian can perform a proper exam to determine your pet’s state of wellness.