Small Animal Medicine refers to the treatment and diagnosis of smaller animals, such as dogs and cats but also many other species of animals.
Our staff is highly trained and experienced in how to care for small animals like dogs and cats, as well as exotic and pocket pets. Working with animals is our passion and we strive to provide the highest level of care possible for your pets.
Dental care is vital to the overall health of any pet. Dental disease can lead to health issues with the heart, liver, and kidneys and has the potential to seep into your pet’s bloodstream. In fact, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats over three years of age suffer from some form of dental disease, making it the most common pet health issue among our pet population.
Our doctors are skilled in most surgeries your pet may require.
- Routine (Spay, Neuter, Dental)
- Advanced Surgery (Illness & Injury, Advanced Preventative)
- Top-Of-The-Line Anesthesia Monitoring & Surgical Support
- Post-Surgery Care
- Surgery Follow-Up
- Surgery Consultation
Advanced Digital X-rays
At Clifton Veterinary Clinic in Clifton, TX , we are proud to be on the cutting edge of medical technology. Radiology is a technique and diagnostic tool that we use to look inside the body in an entirely non-invasive way. X-rays allow us to create images of all the body’s organs.
In other words, the use of radiology gives us a view of the internal organs in your pets’ body that we otherwise could not see. It is a valuable diagnostic tool that helps veterinarians detect and prevent illness.
Spay and Neuter
Spaying and neutering are important and necessary medical procedures that enhance the quality of your pets’ life. Not only does spaying and neutering have positive effects on your pets’ health, it’s also vital to controlling the homeless pet population.
At Clifton Veterinary Clinic, we are happy to offer microchipping. Every year, thousands and thousands of pets go missing. Not knowing where your pet is or how to bring them back can be a helpless, hopeless feeling. It’s a tragedy that happens all too often.
But there is a simple, safe, and effective way to ensure your pet’s safety and retrieval should he or she ever become lost. Microchipping is a standard procedure that implants a tiny chip underneath your pet’s fur. It is a painless and relatively fast procedure and is completely safe.
At Clifton Veterinary Clinic in Clifton, TX , we believe that one of the most important aspects of caring for your pet’s health is vaccinating him or her against possible diseases. There are a variety of diseases which affect our pets, and other animals, so proper vaccination is vital to protecting them from many types of illnesses.
It is important to consult with us about the unique risks of living in our region. We will be happy to discuss the benefits of protecting your pet with vaccinations, as well as, provide you with information on the required vaccinations for your pet.
At Clifton Veterinary Clinic in Clifton, TX , we believe that regular checkups and wellness exams are critical to your pets’ well-being. These wellness exams give us a chance to evaluate the overall health of your pet while also giving us a baseline for their unique bodies and tendencies.
Not only do these exams keep us up-to-date with your pets’ health, but they also allow us to detect potential problems before they become serious. This thorough checkup gives us vital information to help keep your pet healthy!
Clifton Veterinary Clinic offers nutritional counseling for pet owners of Clifton, TX and surrounding communities. If you have any questions about your pet’s diet or would like more information about your pet’s nutritional needs, please contact us today. We can set up a nutrition plan for your pet.
Obesity is a common problem among pets, as it can be easy to overfeed a cute dog or cat that knows how to beg. Being overweight is a serious problem for animals, and can cause real health problems. With proper diet and exercise, all pets should be able to meet their dietary needs and stay within a healthy weight range.
We offer solutions for a variety of behavioral issues that pet owners are faced with. Behavioral problems can be challenging and frustrating for both pets and pet owners, so it is our goal to work with you towards a solution.
There are many behaviors that can be negative or destructive, and many pet owners feel helpless in bringing peace to their home. We want you to know that we are here to help, and that undesirable behaviors can be corrected.
The idea of your pet being infested with parasites is a disturbing thought, but it’s also a medical issue that can have serious consequences if not properly dealt with or prevented. Parasites pose a variety of health issues for our pets, who can be very susceptible to certain parasites depending on age, region, and other factors.
At Clifton Veterinary Clinic, we emphasize the importance of preventing parasites. Through preventative measures, you can successfully protect your pet. Pets that are not protected often develop parasites, leading to serious problems for them and their owners.
We have state-of-the-art diagnostic tools that allow our staff to diagnose your pets’ condition or illness better. It is our commitment to stay on the cutting edge of diagnostic technology.
Having these advanced diagnostic tools allows us to examine specific areas more carefully and provide a quicker and more accurate diagnosis. We use many tools such as radiology, lab tests, and various other equipment and tests.
Our full complement of in house lab equipment will help us diagnose and treat your pet quickly.
- Blood testing for overall health (liver, kidney, pancreas, and other organ function)
- Fecal & Urine Testing
- Radiology (X-Ray)
- In-house heartworm, tick disease, parvo and feline aids and leukemia testing
Pets that are in pain are miserable. For this reason, we will do whatever we can to keep your pets comfortable.
We have many different choices when it comes to treating apets’ pain. There are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs which are very helpful with mild pain. We also prescribe steroids which can offer a lot of relief. We also have stronger pain medications if the non-steroidal medications are not enough. We also offer glucosamine in tablets and injections to help with arthritis.
Puppy and Kitten Care
Getting a new puppy or kitten is very exciting. You have a lot to look forward to. The great companionship that a good pet can bring is very rewarding. However, puppies and kittens come with a lot of responsibility and work. Here at Clifton Veterinary Clinic, we are here to help you with your new addition.
First, you should always bring your new puppy or kitten in for a full nose-to-tail examination to make sure that you have a healthy new animal. You also want to get him or her familiar with our veterinary hospital.
Sometimes our pets get conditions or diseases that cannot be treated effectively. We are honored to be able to help you help your pet to live out their time with grace, dignity, love, and without pain.
- Pain Control & Comfort
- Recognizing Signs of Decline, Emergency Management
- Nutrition & General Health
- Emotion & Grief Discussion
- Euthanasia Explanation & Discussion as Needed, including:
- When, Where, and Why
- Post-Life Care – Cremation, Burial, Memorials
The word euthanasia literally means “good death”. They have given us their unconditional love for a lifetime, we consider it our greatest honor to give them their final peace – a “good death.” This is never an easy decision – allow us to walk this difficult road with you.
- Emotion & Grief Discussion
- You may choose to be with your pet in their final moments
- You may choose to say your final goodbye and then our staff will surround your pet with love & peace in their final moments
- Euthanasia Explanation & Discussion
- When and Why
- Where (In Your Home, or Our Office)
- Post-Life Care – Cremation, Burial, Memorials
- Sedation & Comfort
- Peaceful Passing
Technology is an amazing tool. We are now able to use this tool to help your pets live longer healthier lives. We pride ourselves on being able to help you and your animals in any way possible. Occasionally, you simply cannot get to the clinic with your schedule, or have a pet who hates car rides, or just need to ask our doctors a simple question. Virtual visits are an excellent option here! Speak with our doctors over FaceTime or Skype for triage or in some cases diagnosis of your pet. Though virtual visits don’t work for every type of ailment, they work for many and may provide you with quick peace of mind.
Why Virtual Visits?
- Flexible schedule – allowing you to book a visit at a time that works best for you
- Day or Night – Virtual Visits are also offered for after-hours care
- Questions Answered – Speak with our doctors and have your questions answered
- No Hidden Expenses – If our doctors decide your pet needs to be seen in clinic, no additional exam fee will be incurred.