At South Bosque Veterinary Clinic, we offer a variety of services to care for your pet. If you have any questions or would like more information on how we can care for your pet, please contact us today.
Nothing is more important than routine examinations and preventive medicine for your pet. Your pet ages much faster than you, and yearly exams for your pet are equivalent to you seeing the doctor every 5 to 7 years. South Bosque recommends yearly check-ups for all its patients, and bi-annual checkups for our senior patients (older than six years). At these checkups, your pet will receive a full physical exam that will aid in detecting any disease that may not have been apparent. Based on your pet’s exam, our doctors will make recommendations that may include vaccinations, stool testing for internal parasites, heart worm testing, blood testing or a urinalysis. Every year we detect many disease processes in apparently “normal’” adult animals which help us address problems in the early stages. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatments can result in your companion living a longer, healthier life.
Even with the best of preventative care, there may be times when your pet feels “under the weather.” If so, a physical exam will be done as well as whatever diagnostic procedures may be necessary. These diagnostic procedures may include in-house blood testing, urinalysis and stool testing, radiographs, ultrasound imaging, outside special lab testing, electrocardiograms and blood pressure evaluation. Results from your pet’s exam and diagnostic testing will help the doctors tailor an individual treatment plan for your pet. Treatment may consist of medications to be given at home, or if more serious, may require your pet to stay in our hospital. Hospitalization may include administration of intravenous fluids, injectable medications, or repeated diagnostic testing to monitor their progress. All hospitalized patients are monitored by our doctors and trained staff and receive the best of care. We allow scheduled visits for hospitalized pets to help maintain a quiet and stress-free environment as they recover.
From elective surgeries such as spay, neuter, declaw, tail docking and dewclaw removal, to exploratory, soft tissue, endoscopy, orthopedic surgeries and more, your pet will receive the best surgical care possible. All patients are given complete exams prior to any anesthetic procedure. Presurgical blood work is highly recommended and many times required for our senior patients to ensure ultimate safety in administering anesthesia. All surgeries are performed with constant anesthetic monitoring by our trained technicians who measure and record heart rate, respiration rate, and blood oxygen levels. Your pets are also monitored post-operatively through recovery. Pain management has come a long way in veterinary medicine, and we use various medications to ensure the comfort of your pet after surgery.
Dental Cleaning and Oral Surgery
Prophylactic dental care has become an important part in the overall care of our pets. Our veterinarians routinely do a dental examination as a part of your pet’s physical exam and can determine whether your pet is at risk for dental disease. Our dental cleanings include ultra-sonic scaling and polishing of all teeth, periodontal pocket depth measurement, and finally, each individual tooth is evaluated and charted for overall health. Recommended treatments such as fluoride treatment and application of OraVet barrier sealant can be selected before your pet’s dental cleaning to further ensure the lifelong health of their teeth. Many dental problems cannot be fully detected until the time of your pet’s teeth cleaning. For pets requiring more in-depth dental work, our team has extensive experience with oral surgery to improve the overall health of your pet.
A significant number of pets we see are senior citizens of the canine and feline world. We believe it is particularly important to monitor these pets routinely. South Bosque recommends our senior patients receive bi-annual exams to improve early detection in age-related diseases. Routine blood work and urinalysis are also important since many problems can be caught early and, therefore, treated in a timely manner.
Daytime emergencies are available at the clinic during regular office hours. For after hour emergencies, please contact the Waco Animal Emergency Clinic at (254) 752-6100.
Please contact us today if you have any questions or would like to learn more about how we care for your pet.