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Acres North Animal Hospital

San Antonio, TX 78232
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Acres North Animal Hospital on the north side of San Antonio has been serving pets since 1971. As a full-service animal hospital, Acres North Animal Hospital provides medical, surgical, and dental veterinary care as well as boarding. Acres North Animal Hospital is committed to informative and supportive services for pets and their owners.

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Affordable Pet Care Northwest San Antonio

San Antonio, TX 78238
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Affordable Pet Care Northwest San Antonio offers professional veterinary services for companion cats and dogs in Bexar County, Balcones Heights, and nearby areas. Affordable Pet Care offers routine wellness care as well as full diagnostics, digital x-ray and ultrasound, endoscopy, orthopedic surgery, laser surgery, and other elective surgeries. Dr. Jim Jensen at Affordable Pet Care also provides veterinary services for exotic pets.

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Alamo Hills Animal Hospital

San Antonio, TX 78209
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Alamo Hills Animal Hospital in San Antonio is a veterinary care clinic featuring a clean, comfortable state-of-the-art. Dr. Lauri Jehl recommends that you bring your pet in at least once a year for a check-up including a full physical exam and teeth and gum cleaning. Dr. Jehl, a graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, is the proud owner of two Labrador Retrievers and an active member of the Veterinary Medical Association of Bexar County and the Humane Society of San Antonio.

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All Creatures Great & Small

San Antonio, TX 78213
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All Creatures Great & Small Veterinary Hospital in San Antonio is a professional veterinary practice that treats all types of companion animals including exotic pets (birds, reptiles, and small mammals). All Creatures Great & Small provides routine care, diagnostic medicine, and advanced treatment for all of their pet patients. All Creatures Great & Small also offers a convenient online pharmacy and home delivery for pet medications.

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Animal Hospital of San Antonio

San Antonio, TX 78230
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Animal Hospital of San Antonio is a veterinary clinic serving cats and dogs. Animal Hospital of San Antonio operates an open hospital where owners are permitted to be able to be with their animals during most veterinary procedures. Animal Hospital of San Antonio accepts walk-in appointments on Saturdays anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. However, emergencies are accepted any time the clinic is open. A veterinarian and other staff are available 6 days a week and are equipped to handle any urgent veterinary care needs.

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Babcock North Veterinary Clinic

San Antonio, TX 78240
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Babcock North Veterinary offers appointments for routine pet examinations, vaccinations, medical care and pet allergies. Boarding for cats and dogs is also available along with grooming including baths and shave downs. Babcock North Veterinary carries a full line of common pet medicines such as heartworm and flea products in addition to most veterinary diets.

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China Grove Veterinary Clinic

San Antonio, TX 78263
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China Grove Veterinary Clinic in San Antonio, Texas has a team of veterinary professionals and a clean and comfortable facility. Dr. Elizabeth Bowman recommends that you bring your pet in for a check-up at least once a year. The check-up will include a full physical exam as well as teeth and gum cleaning. China Grove Veterinary clinic is open Monday through Friday except for Thursday afternoons.

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Converse Animal Hospital

San Antonio, TX 78244
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Converse Animal Hospital is a veterinary clinic in San Antonio, Texas. Converse Animal Hospital prides itself on providing friendly, compassionate service for every pet patient. Open Monday through Saturday, a convenient form allows pet owners to request appointments online. In addition to routine pet examinations, Converse Animal Hospital provides boarding, dental care, ultrasounds, and lab work.

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4.2 / 5 (146)
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3.5 / 5 (45)

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Crestway Animal Clinic

San Antonio, TX 78239
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Crestway Animal Clinic in San Antonio provides professional and compassionate veterinary care for small animals. Crestway Animal Clinic has been serving the San Antonio area for over 31 years and offers a complete range of veterinary services including vaccinations, medical, surgical, and dental services, hospitalization, and pet grooming. Crestway Animal Clinic’s Dr. Ed Nichols is a co-founder and past president of the first Emergency Pet Clinic

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Eagle Veterinary Hospital

San Antonio, TX 78212
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San Antonio-based Eagle Veterinary Hospital provides medical care for dogs and cats, as well as birds, rats, hamsters, guinea pigs, snakes, turtles, and other exotic animals. In addition to regular exams and vaccinations, Eagle Veterinary Hospital provides medical diagnostics using state of the art equipment in hematology, radiology and endoscopy. Eagle Veterinary Hospital also offers surgical and dental service. Appointments may be scheduled online.

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Great Northwest Animal Hospital

San Antonio, TX 78251
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Great Northwest Animal Hospital has provided comprehensive veterinary care in San Antonio since 1980. Great Northwest Animal Hospital stays on the cutting edge of veterinary medicine and pet care through their membership in the Texas Academy of Veterinary Practice, which requires 50 hours each year of additional training and adherence to the Academy’s standards for pet care. In addition to veterinary services, boarding, baths, and behavioral training are also available.

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4.0 / 5 (62)

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Hill Country Animal Hospital

San Antonio, TX 78023
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Serving the San Antonio area, Hill Country Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital with a state-of-the-art veterinary facility. Founded in 1999 by Dr. James Peterson, Hill Country Animal Hospital seeks to provide modern veterinary care in a welcoming and compassionate environment. Hill Country Animal Hospital maintains a complete lab onsite with advanced diagnostics and boasts a complete, modern surgical unit. Hill Country Animal Hospital is an American Animal Hospital Association accredited veterinary hospital, an achievement earned by only 15 percent of animal hospitals nationwide.

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Kirby Animal Hospital

San Antonio, TX 78219
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Kirby Animal Hospital is a veterinary clinic and animal hospital in San Antonio. Dr. Melissa Hill, a licensed, experienced veterinarian, manages Kirby Animal Hospital. Dr. Hill strives to educate her clients about how to keep their pets healthy through good nutrition and exercise. Veterinary services provided at Kirby Animal Hospital include pet wellness and vaccination programs, diagnostic and treatment of veterinary health conditions, pet surgery including spaying and neutering, surgical and therapy laser treatments, and pet dental services.

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Kitty Hawk Animal Hospital

Universal City, TX 78148
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Kitty Hawk Animal Hospital in Universal City has served the San Antonio community for over thirty years. The veterinarians at Kitty Hawk Animal Hospital recommend regular checkups and wellness exams – at least once per year to maximize your pet’s well-being. In addition to routine examinations, Kitty Hawk Animal Hospital also offers vaccination, microchipping, laser surgery, laser therapy, dental services, and flea and parasite prevention. Pet owners can request an appointment or boarding reservation online.

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Mobile Care Veterinary Clinic

San Antonio, TX 78257
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MobileCare Veterinary Clinic was designed to be a mobile practice unlike any other in the San Antonio area. MobileCare offers veterinary services just like those offered by the more traditional veterinary practice model but with the ability to travel directly to each pet’s home to provide care to them. MobileCare was founded by Dr. Mims who has over thirty years of veterinary experience.

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North Star Animal Hospital

San Antonio, TX 78216
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North Star Animal Hospital in San Antonio offers a full range of veterinary services including wellness care, vaccinations, allergies and dermatology, nutrition and weight management, dentistry, ultrasound, surgery, microchipping, and many more. Boarding and grooming are also available, and veterinary house calls may be requested. Originally from Egypt, Dr. Youssef was veterinary medical school in Cairo before moving to the United States and opening North Star Animal Hospital on Valentine’s Day in 2014.

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Pets First Veterinary Center

San Antonio, TX 78213
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Pets First Veterinary Center is a full-service small animal veterinary clinic in San Antonio. Pets First offers care for several types of small animals including dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, and pocket pets such as guinea pigs, hamsters, and gerbils. Pets First has three veterinarians on staff and pet owners can request an appointment online. To show their support for shelter adoptions, newly adopted shelter pets receive their first exam free of charge.

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River City Veterinary Care

San Antonio, TX 78217
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River City Veterinary Care is a full-service animal hospital and pet care clinic in San Antonio, Texas. Veterinarian Dr. Neelesh Narukar provides surgeries, dental cleanings, wellness care, vaccinations, digital x-rays, and many other services. River City Veterinary Care, formerly known as Austin Highway Animal Hospital, is now in its new location on Sunshadow Street. River City Veterinary Care offers 50% pet exams for new clients.

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Ten West Bird and Animal Hospital

San Antonio, TX 78249
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Ten West Bird and Animal Hospital in San Antonio serves the veterinary needs of many types of pets including dogs, cats, pocket pets, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Ten West Bird and Animal Hospital provides compressive medical, surgical, and dental care as well as behavioral counseling, boarding, grooming, and microchip identification services. Ten West Bird and Animal Hospital believes in treating existing pet problems while helping owners to learn strategies to optimize their pet’s health and longevity.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

If you're a pet owner, you're probably familiar with companion animal veterinarians. This type of vet is a general practitioner who provides preventative care, diagnosis, treatments, and surgical services for dogs, cats, and other common pets. Some vets specialize in the care of exotic animals, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, and pocket pets. There are veterinarians for livestock and large animals, too. These vets focus on providing care for cattle, horses, pigs, and other animals on the farm.

Veterinarians can choose to specialize in areas such as nutrition, oncology, cardiology, and many others. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) currently recognizes more than 40 fields of study and 22 veterinary specialist organizations nationwide.

How often should I bring my pet in for an exam?

This depends on the age of your pet. Ideally, puppies should have their first vet visit between six to eight weeks old, and kittens should see the vet within one week of bringing them home. Healthy adult animals need a checkup once per year. Vets recommend two exams per year for senior pets (age 10 and up).

What are the benefits of having my pet spayed or neutered?

Aside from preventing unwanted pregnancy, sterilization has other benefits for pets. Spayed females won't go into heat, and they have a lower risk of developing ovarian cancer and mammary gland tumors. Neutering males reduces aggressive behavior, territorial marking, and roaming urges. It also eliminates the possibility of testicular cancer and can reduce the chance of prostate disease.

Should my pet be on heartworm medication?

Dogs are very commonly affected by heartworm disease, so they should be on medication to prevent it all year long. Heartworm preventatives are available as topical “spot-on” medications, monthly chewable pills, and injections that are given every six to 12 months. Heartworms are less common in cats, but preventative medication is still recommended.

How often should my pets be vaccinated?

In general, puppies and kittens need several types of vaccines every three to four weeks until they're 16 weeks old. Depending on the vaccine, your pet might need a booster shot every one to three years. Pets that are indoors-only may require fewer and less frequent vaccinations.

Are you supposed to brush your dog’s or cat’s teeth?

Poor oral hygiene can lead to dental disease in animals as young as two to three years of age. To help prevent this, vets recommend that you brush your pet's teeth at least two to three times a week. Dogs and cats should also have a professional dental cleaning once per year.

Is it safe for my cat or dog to be vegan?

According to the ASPCA, cats need a diet that's high in protein and taurine, which can only be found in meat and other animal products. They also struggle to digest carbohydrates from plants. Dogs can eat plants, but it's difficult to provide adequate nutrition for them on a vegan diet.

Why is my dog dragging his butt on the ground?

Dogs drag their rear ends on the floor for a number of reasons, including clogged anal sacs, intestinal parasites, and food allergies. Some groomers express a dog's anal glands manually, which is often unnecessary and can cause irritation that leads to scooting. If you notice frequent scooting, contact a veterinarian to figure out the cause.

What is a brachycephalic breed?

Brachycephalic animals are prone to obstructive breathing due to the short muzzles and flattened faces they were bred to have. Common brachycephalic breeds are the pug, French and English bulldogs, Boston terrier, Pekingese, shih tzu, boxer, and bull mastiff. Brachycephaly can occur in cats such as the Persian, Himalayan, and Burmese breeds, and in rabbits such as Netherland Dwarfs and Holland Lops.

When do I switch from puppy/kitten food to adult food?

For puppies, it depends on the dog's breed and size. Generally, dogs are considered ready for adult food around 18-24 months of age. Large breeds take a bit longer to mature. Toy breeds can reach their adult size in as little as 10 months. Cats should be transitioned to adult food when they're around 12 months old.

Should I declaw my cat?

It can be tempting to declaw a cat to stop it from scratching your furniture, but it's a medically unnecessary procedure that does the animal more harm than good. Declawing can cause paw and back pain, lameness, tissue necrosis, and discomfort when using the litter box. Better alternatives include keeping your pet's nails trimmed and providing scratching posts around your home.

We just found a stray pet. What should I do?

The pet may already belong to someone, so check for a collar and tags, or have it scanned for a microchip at your local animal shelter or veterinary clinic. Many people who lose a pet will look for it at nearby shelters, so consider leaving the animal there to give the owner a better chance of finding it.

Are dogs color blind?

Dogs don't see in black and white, but they're unable to recognize many of the colors that humans can. The colors they can see best are blue, yellow, and combinations of these shades. Objects that are green, orange, and red appear to be dull brown or gray through a dog's eyes.

What degree do you need to be a veterinarian?

In the United States, vets must obtain a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD) degree to practice. Some choose a dual DVM/Ph.D. or DVM/M.S. program, and others opt for specialty training after earning their degree. Becoming a veterinarian takes about four years of undergraduate education and four years to complete a DVM or VMD program.

How do you become a registered veterinary technician?

Veterinary technician requirements vary by state. Most vet technicians must complete an AVMA-accredited two-year associate or four-year bachelor's program and pass the VTME exam. Some states have alternate paths to credentialing, such as passing a certification exam at a specialist academy.

What do veterinary assistants do?

Vet assistants help veterinarians and technicians with their daily tasks, set up equipment, and clean key areas of the clinic, such as kennels and operating rooms. There are certification programs for vet assistants, but most are trained for these tasks on the job.

What do veterinary technicians do?

Vet technicians serve many roles in the clinic. They act as surgical nurses, lab and radiography technicians, and supervisors to veterinary assistants. Technicians also meet with pet owners and usually provide the initial exam of their animal. They can administer vaccines and medications, but are not allowed to write prescriptions or provide a diagnosis without veterinarian approval.

How much do veterinary assistants/technicians make?

Veterinary assistants typically earn about $13.75 an hour, or $28,590 per year. Vet technicians, on average, make $17 per hour, or $35,320 per year for full-time employment.

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