Thank you for selecting VCA Pet Doctor, where your pet's health is our top priority and excellent service is our goal. VCA Pet Doctor has proudly provided care since 1997. We are located on the corner of Plano Road and Spring Valley in Richardson, Texas. Our caring and skilled veterinarians provide well and sick pet services for puppies, kittens, adult dog and cats, and senior pets. Our services include physical exams, vaccines, including weekly Preventative Care vaccine Clinics; spay, neuter, dental care, surgeries, hospitalization, digital x-ray, ultrasound and laboratory testing. Ask us about Care Club, the affordable monthly wellness plan. We carry Hill's Science Diets, Royal Canin therapeutic pet food, and a variety of treats. We work closely with Richardson Animal Shelter and the SPCA. Because we understand that your pet is an important member of your family, we pledge to provide compassionate care. Our goal is to present our client with the best treatment plan for their pet. Our entire staff will do all we can to help your pet enjoy a happy and healthy life.
A Wealth of Veterinary Experience at Your Service!
At VCA Pet Doctor Animal Hospital, we look forward to welcoming you, your dog and cat. 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. In fact, when you come in, you'll see exactly why our veterinarians are praised for their kind and thorough care. We'll give you and your pet all the time you need, and never rush through an exam. We'll also carefully track the course of your pet's care, which is so important to your pet's long-term health.
In every case, you'll 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 in prevention and healing methods.
Today families are on tight budgets. VCA Pet Doctor offers a weekly vaccine clinic to encourage clients to stay focused on preventative medicine. We offer discounts to clients that are willing to monitor their pets for disease by using Wellness Profiles (blood tests).
Please come in and meet our friendly staff. You are welcome to tour our clinic and boarding kennel. Meet and interview our doctors. compare our fees and treatment plans to those provided by other hospitals. Give us a chance to impress you.
Local Medical Issues
There are numerous local medical issues that can impact your pet's health that require your attention over the entire year. For example, there's heartworm, 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. Six percent of the cats we test are positive for heartworm. This blood parasite causes lung disease, vomiting, and sudden death. Because there is no cure for feline heartworm disease, prevention is the key. We recommend testing cats by performing a Wellness Panel yearly, and using heartworm preventative every month. VCA Pet Doctor Animal Hospital carries Feline Revolution.
Like heartworm disease, fleas, ticks, and intestinal parasites pose a problem in any season. Allergies are also 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.
During 2008 we diagnosed two cases of canine leptospirosis at VCA Pet Doctor Animal Hospital. Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection carried by dogs, opossums, skunks, raccoons, deer, and rodents. The bacteria is shed in the animals urine, and is transmissible to people. The most common forms of the disease results in liver or kidney failure. Because of the potential public health risk, we strongly urge all of our clients to protect their dog by using a 4-strain vaccine. Pet's should be tested to protect family members.
We provide digital dental X-rays. These images can provide an early diagnosis of many painful tooth diseases, and an X-ray is the only way to ensure that a tooth has been completely extracted (root fragments can form abscesses). We will provide you with before and after images. If you are considering having your pet's dental work at another hospital, ask if they can provide this level of care.