VCA Advanced Care Animal Hospital

Dental Care

What is the most common disease that affects dogs and cats? Periodontal disease! Plaque and bacteria are combining on your pets’ teeth every day to form tartar and lead to gingivitis. Many owners believe tartar and bad breath and gingivitis to be “normal” for their pets. Actually, all are indications of periodontal disease which can cause severe pain and infection in your pet’s mouth and even disease in other organs such as the heart, lungs, or kidneys.

Pets need their teeth cleaned just like we do. Our doctors, along with our dental nurses, perform both preventative cleanings and more advanced dental treatments under general anesthesia. Your pet’s health and safety under anesthesia are our top priorities. Please see some of our informational handouts below for more specifics. If you have questions or would like an estimate for a procedure for your pet please contact us. If your pet is scheduled for a procedure and you would like to fill out his form before coming in, it is also available below.

These forms are available online. Please fill out and print any necessary forms. Then be sure to bring them with you to the clinic.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

For after hours emergency care, please call The Animal Emergency Hospital of North Texas at 817-410-2273.