VCA Health Associates Animal Hospital

Preventive Medicine


Preventive care is a top priority in our hospital. We want to make sure your pet is undergoing the best quality health care that you and your pet are able to receive. Yearly vaccinations are essential to your pet’s health needs, and we will set your pet up on a routine schedule to administer boosters in a timely manner. Vaccines are available to protect pets against high-risk diseases. When properly vaccinated, your pet’s immune system begins to produce antibodies that help fight against bacteria and viruses trying to make them sick. Yearly blood work can often detect many unseen threats to your pet’s health. Also, keeping your pets on monthly heartworm prevention will help protect their body against heartworms infestation; the treatment for heartworms can be harsh and expensive. In order to avoid heartworm treatment, we recommend keeping your pet on inexpensive and easily dispensed heartworm prevention. Additionally, yearly heartworm testing is required to ensure that your pet is heartworm free. You will also want to keep your pet on flea prevention. Here in San Antonio our warm weather make fleas on going pests that are hard to control with out protection. We carry a variety of flea preventions; you may choose whichever one best fits your pet and lifestyle.
 

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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

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.

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