When you are looking for a veterinary clinic, you should be able to count on superior care and excellent service. We at Katy Area Veterinary Medical Group have assembled an expert team of veterinary professionals to bring you the best possible healthcare for your pet. We have a state-of-the-art veterinary facility which is clean, comfortable, and efficient. Call (281) 398-1551 to schedule an appointment, and we will find a time that is convenient for you.
At least, once a year, you should take your pet in for a check-up. This will include a full physical exam, and may include teeth and gum cleaning if needed. Our doctors will check the health of your pet from head to tail, and you will be very happy you came to any of our network hospitals for service.
Bring in any medical history you have of your pet when you come to one of our veterinary clinics. It's best to keep a journal of your pet's health throughout his or her life, including behavioral shifts. If you have something like this, share it with our team. If not, let us know everything that you think will be important. Our doctors can still work with whatever information you have.
In some circumstances, our doctors will refer you to a specialist who has advanced expertise in areas such as internal medicine or orthopedic surgery.
Thinking about Adoption?
Adoption has several advantages, primarily being that the pet population is controlled a little better with every adoption. It also costs less to adopt a pet versus purchasing from a breeder.
Due to state law, all pets adopted from a shelter are spayed or neutered prior to adoption and usually have a microchip implanted at the time of their spay/neuter.
Unfortunately, because most pets in shelters come from less than desirable places, they can also have their fair share of health problems.
Because the pets are all kept in close proximity, there are high instances of respiratory infections. Sometimes these infections are minor and clear up on their own, while others are quite serious and can be life threatening (Distemper, Canine Influenza, or Feline Calici Virus).
Also, the spay or neuter performed on the pet is not done with the same level of care that you should find with your family Veterinarian. Shelter pets are often times spayed and neutered in an assembly line and may not receive proper monitoring or pain management. The surgeries are often done at a very young age, which according to some studies, may lead to further health problems later in life.
Did you adopt from a shelter?
It is highly recommended that all pets coming out of a shelter have a thorough physical examination and an Intestinal Parasite Screen performed by a national laboratory. The dewormers given by most shelters only cover a couple of parasites that are most dangerous for humans. There are many other parasites that can either be transmitted to people or cause severe illness in our pets.