VCA Lakewood Animal Hospital

Our Hospital

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At VCA Lakewood Animal Hospital, we look forward to welcoming you and your four-legged family members. We are known for the warm, friendly, and caring environment that has been created by staff who have been together for years, some for 20 years! Everyone on our staff believes that the better we get to know your pets, the better we can provide the best possible health care for them. We'll give you and your pet all the time you need, and never rush through a visit. We'll also carefully track the course of your pet's care, which is so important to long-term health.

At every visit you will be served by experienced, knowledgeable members of our staff. Our veterinarians, veterinary technicians and other pet-friendly personnel are trained to the highest standards. Their knowledge of the latest veterinary medicines and procedures ensures that all our pet patients get the best care possible.

Local Medical Issues

There are numerous local medical issues that can impact your pet's health and that require your attention over the entire year. For example, there's heartworm disease, which can affect both cats and dogs. Since it's transmitted by mosquitoes, which thrive in our region, it's a serious cause for concern. And because the winter temperatures here do not get cold enough to kill mosquito eggs, it's a year-round risk. The same is true for flea and tick infestation and intestinal parasites, each of which poses a problem in any season. And finally, contrary to what you'd expect, allergies are a year-round issue. Many pets suffer from skin and ear allergies, the signs of which include scratching, redness in the ears, and "scaly" skin.
Many people have asked us about the recent flu scare among our pets. If you would like further insight into this matter, the doctors have recommended a website called Worms & Germs. www.wormsandgermsblog.com
Sometimes you may have questions about whether or not you, yourself can contract an illness from an animal. The doctor's have recommended this website for some of your questions...
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dpd/animals.htm

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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.

Find a VCA Specialty Care Animal Hospital near you:

 

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, Please contact one of the following animal emergency clinics:
 

VCA Metroplex: 770 West Airport Freeway, Irving, TX 972-438-7113 open 24 hours.  http://www.vcahospitals.com/metroplex
 

Emergency Animal Clinic: They have 3 locations to serve you in the Dallas area.  Visit their website to find the one nearest to you at:  http://www.emergencyanimalclinicdallas.com

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