VCA Tanglewood Animal Hospital

Our Hospital

Since opening our doors in 1986, the health-care professionals at VCA Tanglewood Animal Hospital have cared for people and their pets. Our doctors and staff are sensitive to your needs and expectations. We understand the special relationship you share with your pet and will help guide your decisions about treatment options. Trust and communication are the foundation of our relationship with our clients.

Local Medical Issues

Central Texas is a wonderful place to live, especially for fleas and ticks. We recommend AcuGuard and Simpleguard for dogs and Revolution for cats to help keep your pets free of these parasites.

Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease spread by contact with urine from an infected animal, including dogs, raccoons, squirrels and skunks. "Lepto" can cause serious health issues, and is transmittable to humans, which is why we recommend annual lepto vaccines for dogs.

Rattlesnakes love the warm Austin weather, and we see quite a few snakebites every year. There is a "rattlesnake vaccine" that can be given to dogs to help reduce the effects of the snake toxins in case of an unfortunate encounter with one of these reptiles.

We also recommend an annual intestinal parasite exam to check for giardia. Giardia is a parasite that pets and people can get from drinking infected water. With all of our rivers and lakes in Austin, this is a common problem, and can be easily detected with an intestinal parasite test.

There are other viruses, diseases and parasites that can affect your pet, and the doctors at VCA Tanglewood Animal Hospital will discuss the diagnostics and preventatives we recommend on an individual basis.

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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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