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MEDICAL SERVICES



EMERGENCY / HOSPITAL CARE

Town & Country Veterinary Hospital is here to serve our community with quality veterinary medical care whenever it is needed. We can respond to veterinary medical emergencies any time of day. Patients may be brought in any time during our extended operating hours. After hours, our hospital staff can be reached by phone for admission for emergency services.


WELLNESS

In following our motto, "Let us help you love your pets!", the Town & Country Veterinary Wellness Program strives to not only promote the absence of disease or infirmity, but also to help in the maintenance of mental and physical well-being. This is a continuous process of adjusting to the changing demands of our pets' lives and physical conditions. Town & Country Veterinary Hospital is here to help through all phases of your pet's life.

Please click on the topics below for more information on each of these areas of interest.

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PET RECOVERY

It is a tragedy that so many pets are lost and not recovered every day. Over 10 million lost pets never return home each year. Only 16 percent of dogs and 2 percent of cats entering animal care and control facilities are reclaimed each year. More than 70 percent of animals found do not have collars. To help give our patients the best chance to be reunited with their owners should they become lost, we participate in the American Kennel Club (AKC) Companion Animal Recovery (CAR) Service. This service consists of a microchip that is the size of grain of rice that has an unalterable, unique 10-digit code. It is inserted under the skin between the shoulder blades. This chip is a passive device that remains inactive except when scanned, and thus displaying the programmed code. If your pet is ever found and scanned by an animal control facility or veterinarian, the AKC Pet Recovery Service can be contacted 24 hours a day. Your pet can then be identified by the microchip code and you will be contacted. An average of 7,000 pets are recovered each week due to microchip recovery systems.

little heart To learn more about the AKC's CAR Service visit www.akccar.org/microchip.

DENTISTRY, ENDODONTICS, and ORTHODONTICS

At Town & Country Veterinary Hospital we believe that good oral health is the bedrock upon which good general health and longevity are built. During every Annual Wellness Examination we specifically perform an oral examination to assess the condition of the teeth and gums. We emphasize frequent dental prophylactic cleanings and home oral health care. Brushing, rinses, dental chews, and dental health foods are a few tools available to maintain your pets smile. However, should more complex procedures be required, we have the staff with the expertise to perform endodontic procedures (e.g., root canal treatments) to save and restore teeth. Othodontic procedures such as application of braces have been performed to salvage teeth by correcting their alignment. Oral surgeries for fracture repair and umor excisions are also performed at this hospital.

cat tooth To learn more about animal dentistry, visit www.petsdentistry.com.

DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES

Town & Country Veterinary Hospital is well equipped with modern imaging and laboratory equipment. With our in-house x-ray (including dental radiography) and ultrasound equipment we are able to provide a wide range of services from emergency evaluations to cardiac assessments. All of our dental patients have the opportunity of radiological assessment of dental health below the gum line where most dental disease can occur.

Our laboratory equipment provides the benefit of rapid complete blood counts, biochemistry analysis, electrocardiograms ( ECG), and coagulation profiles. We also can consult with specialists using our telemedicine capabilities. For our senior pets over seven years old, we emphasize preventative medicine by offering detailed geriatric screening using imaging, ECGs and laboratory evaluations.

GENERAL and ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

All of our doctors are trained veterinary surgeons. Together with our trained technician and our modern, well-equipped surgery suite, we offer safe surgical procedures including general soft-tissue, orthopedic, and oral surgeries. Because any surgical procedure performed on a patient who is under general anesthesia carries a level of risk, we take extra precautions to minimize this risk. Each patient gets a thorough physical examination and pre-anesthetic laboratory screening. This screening includes a complete blood count (CBC) to ensure patients are not anemic (a common condition in young animals), to ensure they have adequate platelets to stop bleeding, and to ensure they have no evidence of an underlying inflammatory process. A biochemistry panel (Chem6) helps determine if our patients are metabolically suitable for surgery as well as evaluating their kidney function and liver health. The kidneys and liver must function normally for our patients to properly recover from some of our anesthetic agents. A coagulation profile is also performed to ensure proper blood clotting function. Additionally, we do an electrocardiogram (ECG) to detect electrical abnormalities in the heart.

Our surgical patients get an intravenous (IV) catheter to provide easy venous access for anesthesia induction, IV fluids for circulatory system support during anesthesia, and emergency drug administration should a complication arise. We induce and maintain anesthesia with modern agents. Our patients are monitored closely using a variety of monitoring equipment (e.g., pulse oxymetry, ECG, blood pressure). Our patients get preoperative and postoperative pain control medications as appropriate. The surgeries are performed in our modern surgery room. All of these steps help ensure you pet has a safe surgery with minimum risk and pain.

RABIES QUARANTINE

Town & Country Veterinary Hospital has approved facilities for pets that have been ordered into quarantine due to bite incidents. Our facilities are modern, clean and in the heart of our hospital where these confined pets are monitored and cared for until the completion of their quarantine period. Additionally, we have separate isolation facilities for those seriously ill or highly contagious pets. Both the quarantine and isolation facilities can accommodate large aggressive dogs.

TRAVEL / HEALTH CERTIFICATES

For those pets traveling within the United States or internationally, we can provide appropriate health certificates. We also can assist in navigating the complex Hawaiian pet entry procedures and the United Kingdom Pet Travel Scheme. If your pets can not travel with you and you need assistance in getting them to the airport, we can help by providing boarding and transportation to the airport.







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10350 Bandera Rd Suite 100, San Antonio, TX 78250

Phone: (210) 684-1448                     Fax: (210) 684-6827
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