Everything, down to the color on the walls, floors, and cabinets were thoughtfully chosen with pet and client well-being in mind. Bright white can be jarring for dogs in particular as it appears almost fluorescent to them. We chose calm, soothing colors to enhance their experience. You won’t find cold slippery stainless steel exam tables here! We use pheromones (Feliway for cats and Adaptil for dogs, which is also available for purchase in our boutique) which are infused in the towels, bedding, and in plug-in diffusers in exam rooms to help keep anxious pets calm. Even the music chosen for different areas of the clinic is with pet wellbeing in mind (indie chill in reception, classical for cats, and reggae and soft rock in kennels because of this study.
- General surgery
- Full-service in-house and reference laboratory
- Full-service in-house pharmacy
- Fine needle aspirations with in-house cytology
- Radiographs (digital x-rays)
- Ultrasound-guided cystocentesis (for difficult to obtain urine samples)
- Diabetes testing and treatment
- Allergy treatment and management
- Arthritis and pain management
- Cold laser therapy (works wonders for arthritis, wounds, incisions, hot spots, etc.)
- Anxiety/behavioral consultations with referrals
- Nutritional consultation and prescription diets
- Cancer screening
- Domestic and international health certificates for pet travel and relocation
- Spay and neuter
- Heartworm treatment
- Prescription Flea, Tick, and Heartworm preventatives
- Dentistry, including digital dental radiographs (X-ray)
- Pet Hotel (boarding)
- Spa services (basic grooming, baths, treatments)
- In-house cytology
- De-worming treatments
- Parvo treatment
Rabies Vaccination – Texas State Law requires all dogs and cats to be rabies vaccinated by 4 months old and in regular intervals thereafter for life. Rabies is a highly contagious viral disease that attacks the brain and central nervous system and is zoonotic (humans can become infected from animals, by direct contact with saliva. DVC protocol: given once when puppies and kittens are 12-16 weeks old, then repeated every 12 months after that for cats, once 12 months later for puppies and then every three years from then on for dogs.
Distemper/Parvo Combination Vaccination – Distemper is an often fatal disease characterized by flu-like symptoms, and in later stages, neurological symptoms. Distemper can be transmitted by direct contact or even being in a place where an infected animal has been, is easily transmitted on clothing, can be spread through the air, and through contact with infected bodily fluids including contaminated food and water. Distemper is a serious virus for which there is no specific treatment other than general supportive care…vaccination saves lives! Parvovirus typically involves bloody diarrhea accompanied by dehydration, fever, vomiting, abdominal pain, lethargy and loss of appetite. Parvo is highly contagious, can be carried on clothing and can live in an environment for a long time. DVC protocol: Distemper/Parvo vaccination is given in a series of puppy boosters (8 weeks, 12 weeks, 16 weeks and new recommendations have come out for an optional 4th booster at 18 weeks), then another booster one year after this series is completed, then every three years for life.
Bordetella (Kennel Cough) Vaccination – Bordetella is a bacterial, highly contagious bronchial infection, transmitted through the air. Typical symptoms include a hacking cough, sore throat, and sometimes vomiting. Bordetella vaccinations are available via injection, orally, and intranasal mist. DVC Protocol: Intranasal Bordetella vaccine every 6 months is the most effective vaccine protocol and our most common recommendation.
Leptospirosis Vaccination – Leptospirosis is a serious bacterial zoonotic disease that is easily contracted by dogs and humans from several types of animals through their urine (raccoons, skunks, opossums, rats, mice, foxes, coyotes, squirrels, cows, pigs, horses, and deer). Just walking in wet grass, soil, puddles, streams or ponds that have been contaminated with the urine of an infected animal can cause a dog or human to become infected, since it can enter the body very easily through a scratch, nose, mouth, eyes, etc. Symptoms of Leptospirosis can include decreased appetite, vomiting, fever, abdominal pain, jaundice, changes in urinary pattern or frequency. It can cause kidney and/or liver failure in dogs and humans and can be fatal if not treated. It is common in North Texas and DVC protocol is to vaccinate puppies for Lepto at 12 weeks and 16 weeks, then annually for life.
Canine Bivalent (H3N2 & H3N8) Influenza Vaccination – Canine Influenza is so highly contagious that it can be spread through air vents between rooms. We take infectious disease control very seriously and require all dogs to have this vaccine in order to stay in our facility for boarding or baths. Symptoms may not appear at all but may include: cough, runny nose, fever, lethargy, eye discharge, and reduced appetite, but not all dogs will show signs of illness. The severity of illness associated with canine flu in dogs can range from no signs to severe illness resulting in pneumonia and death. DVC protocol is to vaccinate puppies at 12 weeks, with a booster no later than 16 weeks. The bivalent flu vaccine is administered every 12 months thereafter.
Blood Parasite Screening – Heartworms are spread by mosquitoes and live in the heart and the lungs of infected dogs and cats, which can cause lung and heart failure and clotting of the arteries. Heartworm disease is a serious and dangerous condition that can be prevented with one of the many varieties of heartworm preventions on the market. Feel free to ask Dr. Priddy about your options at your next visit. DVC protocol is to use a 4DX panel annually to screen for all 4 major blood parasites: Heartworms (spread by mosquitos), Lyme Disease, Ehrelichia, and Anaplasmosis (spread by ticks).
Intestinal Parasite Screening – fecal samples from dogs and cats are tested for the most common intestinal parasites and eggs, including tapeworms (usually from ingesting a flea) roundworms, whipworms, hookworms, and giardia. DVC protocol is to screen at least annually and every 6 months for pets who go to boarding, daycare, or bathing/grooming facilities.
Rabies Vaccination – Texas State Law requires all dogs and cats to be rabies vaccinated by 4 months old and in regular intervals thereafter for life. Rabies is a highly contagious viral disease that attacks the brain and central nervous system and is zoonotic (humans can become infected from animals, by direct contact with saliva. DVC protocol: given once when puppies and kittens are 12-16 weeks old, then repeated every 12 months after that for cats, once 12 months after final puppy series for dogs and then every three years from then on for dogs.
RCP (Feline Distemper) Vaccination – the term for a very contagious group of respiratory diseases which can cause symptoms such as fever, loss of appetite, sneezing, vomiting, or diarrhea. DVC protocol is for all kittens to be vaccinated against RCP at 8, 12 and 16 weeks, then another booster 12 months after the kitten series, then every three years for life.
FeLV (Feline Leukemia) Vaccination – Feline Leukemia is spread through contact with an infected cat, typically nasal or saliva secretions. Typical symptoms include pale gums, yellow whites of eyes, enlarged lymph nodes, bladder/skin/upper respiratory infections, weight loss and/or loss of appetite, poor coat condition, weakness/lethargy, and fever. DVC protocol is to recommend the FeLV Vaccine annually for any cat who goes outside (even just for a few minutes a day) or could potentially have contact with other cats. We recommend combo testing all kittens through a simple blood screening.
Intestinal Parasite Screening – fecal samples from dogs and cats are tested for the most common intestinal parasites and eggs, including tapeworms (usually from ingesting a flea) roundworms, whipworms, hookworms, and giardia. DVC protocol is to screen at least annually and every 6 months for pets who go to boarding, daycare, or bathing/grooming facilities. We will ask you to bring a fresh stool sample along to your pet’s wellness visit to make the visit less stressful for your pet.
If you’re interested in finding out more information, please feel free to give us a call to schedule a consultation today! Our team of trained professionals will be sure to answer any questions you may have about vaccinations and screenings for your furry friend.
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Wed: 7:30 am-5:30 pm
Thurs: 7:30 am-5:30 pm
Fri: 7:30 am-5:30 pm
Sat: 8:00 am-12:00 pm