We do not offer professional, fancy grooming. We will shave, bathe and brush out your pet, but be aware the shave is exactly that – a shave. We do offer a sanitary cut, meaning around the animal’s bottom.
We offer nail trims, we express anal glands and we clean ears. You do not need to see the vet for those procedures, and we have much more flexibility with getting you into the clinic.
We are committed to controlling the area’s burgeoning dog and cat population, so our spay and neuter surgeries are a top priority.
Surgeries are performed Monday – Friday, by appointment. Since we are so small, every pet is afforded special, individualized care during surgery. Your pet will need to be at the clinic by 8 a.m. The day of the surgery. He/she will be able to go home the same day, between 4-6 p.m. The only overnight patients are feline declaws.
Depending on your pet’s age and health status, comprehensive bloodwork is required.
Please call to make an appointment and we can usually accommodate you within a week’s time. We offer discounts a few times a year and we’ll post that information prominently.
We require that your pet be vaccinated prior to surgery or at the time of hospitalization. Specific instructions will be provided to you when you schedule the surgery. We offer all surgical and dental patients pre-surgical bloodwork to ensure their safety while under anesthesia.
Most dogs and cats need a dental cleaning at 5-7 years of age and every 2-3 years after that.
A good dental cleaning is one of the fastest ways to improve your pet’s health and your pet’s vitality. If your pet’s mouth health is ignored, bacteria can settle on the heart, kidneys and liver through the bloodstream, sometimes causing fatal results. At the time of the cleaning, the vet will determine if tooth extractions are necessary.
Our dental equipment includes a Midmark Vetpro 1000 Dental Delivery System complete with a ultra-sonic scaling hand piece and a polishing hand piece, the high speed/low speed drill with fiber optic lighting and a compressed air and water flush hand piece.
This unit allows us to perform the most basic dental cleaning with polishing as well as the most sophisticated tooth extractions. The drill and tooth sectioning hand piece allows us to carefully cut and remove the most infected tooth and to drill out any remaining tooth roots or other pathology located in the mouth.
The compressed air and water flush handle piece, as well as the fiber optic light, ensures a clean and visible work area during the delicate procedure of tooth sectioning and extraction.
We also offer various applications that will work to prevent rapid tartar buildup and decay.
If you have an emergency, there are two clinics in the Round Rock area.
Emergency Pet Care of Round Rock is off RM 620 at 301 Chisholm Trail, behind the McDonald’s on I-35. The phone is 512-961-5200. They are open 24 hours on the weekend, Friday, at 6 p.m. through Monday at 7 a.m. They also are open 6 p.m.-7a.m., Monday-Thursday.
A second emergency clinic, Heart of Texas, is at 115 Old Settlers Blvd., a few miles east off I-35. Their number is 512-744-4644 or 512351-4333. They are open every day of the year, 24 hours a day.
If you have an emergency, please call one of these clinics instead of waiting until we are open.
Collars and tags may not be as reliable as owners think, however, microchipping provides a permanent means of identification. A microchip includes a number, info about the owner and pet, and is added to a national pet registry. It is a simple injection given on the back of the neck, and can be read easily at any vet clinic that has a microchip scanner.
We offer a wide variety of vaccinations for our canine and feline friends. We strongly encourage you to keep all your puppy and kitten appointments. There are many deadly diseases that strike the young animals that aren’t vaccinated. Our vaccinations include:
Dogs, 1 yr and older
Annual K9 vaccination package includes:
- Bordetella (kennel cough)
- Fecal exam to check for worms
- Heartworm test. We offer two heartworm tests. The cheaper version tests only for heartworms; the more expensive test checks for heartworms, anaplasmosis, ehrlichia and Lyme disease.
Both tests require a simple blood draw that takes about 10 minutes to run.
1st set of shots: 6-8 weeks old. Includes exam, distemper/Parvo/parainfluenza, fecal exam
2nd set: 9-12 weeks. Exam, DHLPP, bordetella
3rd set: 12-16 weeks. Exam, DHLPP, rabies
Cats, 1 yr and older
- Feline distemper (FVRCP)
- Fecal exam
- Outdoor/indoor cats are encouraged to also get the feline leukemia shot and FeLV/FIV test
1st set of shots: 6-9 weeks old. Includes exam, FVRCP, FeLV/FIV test, fecal exam
2nd set: 9-12 weeks old. Includes exam, FeLV #1, FVRCP
3rd set: 12-15 weeks old. Includes FeLV #2, FVRCP, rabies
We also offer a rattlesnake vaccine for our K9 friends. The protocol calls for the dog to receive the first vaccine and a booster one month later. After that, the dog needs the vaccine once a year. There is no rattlesnake vaccine for cats.
We also have available the canine flu vaccine.
Because we mainly focus on veterinary care and our facility is small, we offer limited boarding. We accept dogs weighing up to 25 pounds, and they are walked outside at least twice a day, sometimes more often. We board all cats. They are fed twice a day and the litter is changed at least once a day.
You are welcome to bring your own food or we have food here.
There is an additional charge if your pet has to be medicated every day.
Sadly, owners have to make the very hard decision to euthanize their beloved pets. Here’s how the whole process works. First, call us.
You may either stay for the procedure or leave your pet with us. You can take your pet home to be buried or we can call our cremation service. They can accommodate almost every need. You can choose a communal cremation in which ashes are not returned, or you can choose to have ashes returned.
You may choose to receive the ashes in a standard box or in an elaborate urn, depending on your wishes and financial needs.