Round Top Animal Hospital doctors and staff have significant experience caring for domestic animals.
We offer the following services for your pets:
Call us or come in any time during our regular office hours and we can help you decide a good schedule to ensure your pet's health and happiness. Every pet has different needs and the Round Top Animal Hospital doctors and staff have a wealth of experience caring for many different domestic animals, including: Dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, rats, and ferrets.
Just like human beings, all animals need regular checkups - at least once a year. We recommend an exam every six months for senior pets and pets with chronic medical conditions. While kittens, puppies, and other newly born pets may need checkups every few weeks to keep up to date on their vaccines and ensure they are growing up healthily. During these checkups our veterinary team will conduct a full physical exam, ensure that your pet is up to date on vaccinations and parasite control, complete required lab work and address any health concerns you might have, including dietary or behavioral questions. Considering age, lifestyle, breed and risk factors, we base our recommendations on the needs of your pet. Regular exams are the best way to prevent or detect illnesses that can impair your pet's quality of life if left unchecked.
Preventive MedicineThe cost of prevention is often a fraction of the cost of treating a disease or problem once it has become more advanced. Early diagnosis via regular exams, nutrition and a thorough history of any behavioral problems can help keep your pet safe and healthy.
Vaccine Titers (Vaccinations)Highly contagious viruses, which can be fatal or expensive to treat, can often be avoided by staying on top of your pet’s vaccine schedule. Vaccinations are administered during routine scheduled exams, which should be at least once a year for most healthy pets. We recommend all preventive care based on an animal’s lifestyle, age, and risk factors. We offer a wide range of comprehensive vaccines for all of the animals we care for including: dogs, cats, and ferrets. Vaccinations for dogs include canine parvovirus, distemper, adenovirus-2, canine rabies, bordetella, and leptospirosis. Vaccinations for cats include feline herpesvirus, feline calicivirus, feline panleukopenia virus, feline rabies, and feline leukemia (FELV).
Heartworm PreventionHeartworms (Dirofilaria immitis) are contracted from the bite of a mosquito. Dogs are the natural host, but cats and even humans can be infected. Heartworms live in the pulmonary arteries and can cause fatal heart disease. The most common clinical signs in dogs include coughing and exercise intolerance. Although innately resistant to heartworms, cats can also contract them and show signs such as chronic vomiting, respiratory issues and death. During regular checkups for at risk pets at Round Top Animal Hospital, a heartworm test is performed annually.
Flea & Tick ControlFleas cause serious discomfort and severe skin problems in animals. Also, tapeworms are an intestinal parasite contracted by ingesting fleas--which many pets will do as they try to get rid of them. Because of this and because they can carry numerous blood born parasites, flea prevention is a must for caring pet owners. We will help you choose the best method of prevention for your pet's unique circumstances.
Our doctors can provide nutritional support recommendations and management expertise regarding a wide variety of life stages, medical conditions and dietary preferences for dogs and cats. Call us to set up an appointment for consultation.
Digital RadiologyWe are well equipped to take x-rays of your pet to aid in our diagnoses of various problems. Staff members are trained in proper positioning and techniques to provide the best images for diagnostic evaluation. Radiographs can not only detect broken bones, but can also show changes in organs that could indicate masses, heart disease, obstructions, and other medical problems. Allowing us to make the best possible decision for your pet.
UltrasoundUltrasounds provide moving images of the body’s internal structures. This imaging aids in the detection of problems that may not be detectable during a physical exam. Irregular organs, tumors and bladder stones for example can be seen via ultrasound. Images captured can be digitally manipulated for enhanced viewing. We use all this information to make the best choices for your pet's health and comfort. This lets us avoid unneeded procedures and make sure that treatments are done guided by the best possible information.
PharmacyHere at Round Top we have an in-house pharmacy for your pet’s medical and nutritional needs - from antibiotics & pain medications to veterinary diets.
Laboratory testing is performed both in-house here at Round Top and by outside laboratories.
DentistryDental disease is the most common problem to affect pets of any age. Veterinary experts estimate that up to 80% of dogs and 70% of cats that do not receive proper dental care will develop signs of dental disease by the age of three. Letting dental diseases go untreated can cause serious health problems. For these reasons, it is very important that your pet receives regular cleanings and, when required, more advanced care from a veterinary dental specialist.
Surgery (soft tissue)
Our surgical procedures include:
Other soft tissue and abdominal procedures
Spays and NeutersNeutering your pet prior to maturity and spaying your pet prior to her first heat cycle (both at 4-6 months old) offers the best protection against serious health issues and the establishment of negative behaviors.
Geriatric CareAs our pets age, problems are more likely to develop. Good senior care has the goal of minimizing those problems by catching ailments early in order to keep pets with their families as long as possible. Common senior care issues include: Kidney disease, heart disease, arthritis, and thyroid disease, amongst others. Some of these can be very subtle in their onset, so we at Round Top recommend tests to help detect these problems as early on as possible.
Hospice CareWe believe that it is important to help people say good-bye to their pets in their own unique way. We offer care options to maximize quality of life for terminally ill or dying pets while honoring your personal choices concerning your pet's final days. We are readily available by phone to schedule home visits to help pets ending their journey find solace and comfort in their loving home. Both pets and owners can benefit enormously from this kind of palliative caring.
Low Stress HandlingLow Stress Handling
House CallsThere are times when bringing your pet to us simply isn’t possible. Your pet may be too sick or has such vet visit anxiety that the trip is simply too stressful for you both. Whatever the reason, at Round Top we believe your companion deserves the same quality care as all of our other patients. That’s why we offer house calls as part of our comprehensive health care services.