We provide overall healthcare for small animals ranging from general healthcare, accidental injuries, or long-term health issues. Our team of specialists treats the animals that come under our care with passion and compassion and makes sure they receive the care they deserve. We treat tens of thousands of pets per year and have yielded good and long-lasting results so far. Our number priority is to ensure the welfare of your pets. We follow traditional modes of practice as well as make use of modern and latest technological treatments as suited for the needs of your pets.
Our services for small animals include:
Dental health is also important to maintain the health of your pets. Regular cleaning of your pet’s teeth should be done. The teeth are polished, rinsed, providing a smooth surface that avoids the formation of plaque. Dental radiology services are also provided to study in-depth analysis of dental diseases that helps specialists treat them in a more effective manner.
Emergency and Urgent Care
We are available round the clock to provide any sort of emergency service to your pet.
Laser therapy is a non-painful surgical method that has no side effects. It helps treat arthritis, back injuries, acute and chronic pain, swelling, inflammation, and wounds. It is the most efficient method to manage pain.
We offer medical services for your pet. For those that are severely injured or have taken an illness, we hospitalize the animal and provide treatments with great care. The equipment that we use is blood analyzers, a patient warming system, and an intravenous fluid pump for quality treatment for our patients.
Diagnostic Services on pets are done to understand any underlying issues in your pet. Our CR unit allows us to take x-rays that can be developed into computer images that can be studied even more intrinsically. It is commonly used to observe bladder issues, kidney, liver, and spleen problems. Also, our In house analyzer is made use to analyze blood samples to determine the count of white blood cells, red blood cells, clotting times, and other blood chemistries.
Preventive Health Care
We believe in the “Prevention is better than cure” policy. We recommend that you bring in your pet for a regular checkup to ensure that your pet is healthy and active. An overall physical evaluation will be done by our specialists, diet plans will be discussed, and a program for parasite prevention will also be conducted. This examination of your pet is essential as it helps us identify any underlying diseases and if found so can be treated at the earliest before it becomes severe and causes discomfort to your pet.
Puppy & Kitten Care
You have a new member in your family and we can’t wait to meet him or her! It’s an exciting time when you have a new puppy or kitten in your home, and it’s also an important time for making your pet’s health a priority. We ask that you bring your new puppy or kitten in a day or two after your adoption so we can get an accurate assessment of his or her well being from the beginning. The sooner your new pet is comfortable with our office and environment, the better it is for both of you.
Your pet’s hands-on exam includes the following:
- Eyes, ears, and teeth
- Skin, as well as a flea and tick check
- Heart and lungs
In addition to the nose-to-tail routine exam, puppies and kittens require a series of pet vaccinations to build their disease immunity starting at 6 to 8 weeks of age. The series continues every 3 to 4 weeks until they are around 16 to 20 weeks old. Please bring any information about vaccinations your pet may have received prior to your adoption with you, so we can have the most up-to-date information. We also will provide you with your pet’s vaccination schedule so you can keep on track and protect your pet from unnecessary and avoidable diseases. We know that all pets are as unique as their families, and we tailor a vaccination plan to work with you and your pet’s lifestyle.
Typical vaccinations we recommend to protect against canine diseases may include:
- Rabies – Required by Texas law
- DHLPP – Distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parainfluenza, and parvovirus
- Bordetella—Infectious tracheobronchitis or kennel cough
Typical vaccinations we recommend to protect against feline diseases may include:
- Rabies – Required by Texas law
- Feline panleukopenia – Feline distemper
- Feline respiratory diseases – Rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and chlamydia
- FeLV – Feline leukemia
- FIV – Feline immuno-deficiency virus
In addition to vaccinations, we also provide routine dewormers and fecal checks, along with heartworm, tick, and flea prevention advice.
As part of your pet’s comprehensive care, we also offer advice for any behavioral or socialization issues that may arise with your pet, as well as nutrition concerns or dietary needs. We want to help your new pet acclimate to a new environment and be the lovable, social member of your family you want him or her to be.
Senior Pet Care
At Callaghan Road Animal Hospital, we are aware of the special physical concerns your senior pet is facing as he or she heads in to the golden years. However, while it’s easy to blame age for changes in your older pet’s behavior or well being, many issues are treatable or even preventable. When you take in to consideration that pets age faster than humans, it’s even more important to make your pet’s annual exams a priority. We offer screenings for early disease identification of problems that are common to older pets.
Some of the diseases we check for are:
- Joint and bone problems, such as arthritis
- Difficulty with vision or hearing
- Liver and kidney dysfunctions
- Problems with teeth and gums
- Thyroid issues
With early detection of problems such as these, the veterinarians and staff at Callaghan Road Animal Hospital can then recommend medications and diet changes to address the physical challenges your pet is facing. While not all problems can be cured, their progression can be slowed or symptoms relieved when properly diagnosed and treated. Regular exams also allow us to establish a baseline and monitor changes in your senior pet’s health.
The primary goal of the compassionate staff at Callaghan Road Animal Hospital is to allow every year with your pet to be as good as the first.
Vaccines are administered to pets as a form of preventive measures. The vaccines are safe and efficient and jeeps your pet immune to any dangers that it might be prone to.
Prevent Disease With Proper Vaccinations For Your Pet At Callaghan Road Animal Hospital
One of the most important aspects of keeping your pet healthy is following the appropriate vaccination schedule. Not only are vaccinations a critical preventive measure to protect your pet from a variety of dangerous diseases, but also some are required under Texas law. While there is a standard protocol for vaccinations, we understand that not every pet needs every vaccination. We discuss your pet’s risk and exposure with you to tailor your pet’s vaccination schedule so it reflects the needs of your family’s specific lifestyle.
- Rabies –Under Texas law, your dog is required to have a rabies vaccine at 12 weeks followed by a booster in 1 year. After this series, a booster is required every 3 years.
- DHLPP –Distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parainfluenza, and parvovirus—Your puppy receives the first vaccination at the initial exam, approximately 6 to 7 weeks of age. The vaccine is then repeated every 3 weeks until 15 to 16 weeks old. After the initial schedule is completed, your dog may require yearly booster shots.
- Bordetella –The initial vaccination is given to your puppy at 9 weeks of age and is repeated annually.
- Heartworm –Your dog will begin monthly heartworm prevention medication as a puppy and will need this medication for the duration of his or her life. After 6 months of age, we perform a heartworm test annually.
- Rabies –Your cat will receive a rabies vaccination at 12 weeks and 1 year, and then a booster every 3 years.
- FVRCCP and feline distemper (feline herpes, calicivirus, chlyamdia, and panleukopenia) –We start your kitten’s immunization schedule 6 to 8 weeks of age. The vaccination is repeated every 3 weeks until 14 to 16 weeks of age. A booster is required annually.
- FeLV (feline leukemia) –The initial vaccinations are administered to your cat at 9 weeks and 12 weeks, and then annually at wellness exams.
- FIV (feline immuno-deficiency virus) –Initial vaccination are administered to your cat at 9 weeks and 12 weeks, and then annually at wellness exams.
At Callaghan Road Animal Hospital, we believe wholeheartedly in pet wellness care and the protection vaccinations provide for your pet. When you make your pet’s vaccination schedule a priority, you are ensuring your pet doesn’t have to suffer unnecessarily from easily preventable diseases.
Regular wellness exams are one of the most important aspects of managing your pet’s health care. Full nose-to-tail exams once a year at Callaghan Road Animal Hospital allow us to evaluate your pet’s health and detect changes or physical concerns early before they become serious. The earlier we diagnose medical conditions, the easier it may be to treat them.
A wellness exam at Callaghan Road Animal Hospital may include any and all of the following, based on your pet’s individual needs:
- A complete physical exam by a veterinarian, including checking weight, pulse, temperature, and respiration rate
- Vaccinations to keep your pet on schedule
- Parasite screening
- Heartworm test
- Full dental exam and cleaning
- Blood chemistry analysis as a baseline for future reference
- Blood cell count analysis
- Urine and fecal analysis
- Thyroid screen
- Osteoarthritis exam
We realize each pet is special and make every effort to customize a health care plan for your pet that is as unique as he or she is. If you have any specific concerns you would like us to address, please don’t hesitate to ask us during the exam, or contact us with any questions. We are always happy to offer advice regarding behavior issues, nutritional concerns, flea and tick prevention, and any other topic you would like to discuss regarding your pet. Through regular wellness exams, our goal is to maintain a close relationship with you and your pet as we work together to ensure your pet’s good health.