Your pet is an important part of your family, and when he or she is ill, you want the best medical care available.

The Wylie Veterinary Hospital knows how much your pets mean to you. We work hard to bring your best friend the very best in care. Our services are comprehensive, from wellness exams to advanced diagnostics and complex surgical procedures. We believe that all veterinary visits should be Fear Free.

Behavioral Medicine

Pets are similar to people in that they all have different personalities. Some are outgoing while others are submissive. They can be “on perfect behavior” or exhibit a wide range of behavior from separation anxiety, noise phobia, fear of strangers or aggression. The Wylie Veterinary Hospital treats each case differently. We LISTEN to your concerns, observe your pet in the exam room and study your “at home” videos of the behavior in order to determine if there is a medical problem or a true behavioral problem. We strive through medicine and diagnostics to find a happy solution for you and your pet. The Wylie Veterinary Hospital is proud to have on staff Dr. Alisa Volpi, one of the few FEAR FREE Certified Veterinarians in the United States.

Fully Stocked Pharmacy

We maintain a large inventory of veterinary pharmaceutical products and medications, including flea, tick, and heartworm preventive products. You can rely on us whether your pet requires medication for a chronic medical condition or needs short-term medication while recovering from an illness, injury, or surgery. When you purchase medications from our pharmacy, you can rest assured that your pet’s medications were obtained from safe, reliable sources and stored under optimal conditions. Our trained staff will fill your prescriptions with care as well as attention to detail and your pet’s specific needs. You can count on us to provide you with accurate information about your pet’s medications.

Nutritional Counseling

From the very first day you bring a new pet home through the final days of its life, nutrition plays a critical role in your pet’s overall health and well-being. Many pet owners take nutrition for granted, due to the availability of many nutritionally complete commercial diets. Pet’s nutritional needs change with age and activity level! Specially formulated diets can assist in the management of various medical conditions, including kidney disease, diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease.

Whether your pet has special medical dietary needs or needs to shed (or gain) a few pounds, our nutritional counseling services can help you accomplish your goals and keep your pet in good health. We offer counseling in dietary selection and feeding practices for pets during various life stages: growth, pregnancy, nursing, and the “golden years.” If your pet has a medical condition, we can help you select the most appropriate diet to suit your pet’s needs.

It can be easy for a pet owner to become overwhelmed by the available selection of pet foods, all of which claim to have specific benefits for pets. We can offer expert advice to help you negotiate the complicated array of choices. Let our nutritional counseling service help you achieve and maintain optimal nutrition for your pet.

Parasite Prevention And Control

Parasites can cause serious illness and even death in pets. Ticks can transmit infections like Lyme disease. Fleas can transmit tapeworms and Bartonella – the bacteria that causes “cat-scratch fever” in humans. Heartworms are transmitted by mosquitoes. Heartworms live in your pet’s heart and travel to the lungs, causing damage to these organs, and eventually death if left untreated. It only takes one mosquito bite to give your pet heartworms. Intestinal parasites can cause weight loss, diarrhea, vomiting, and anemia. Many intestinal parasites are zoonotic, which means a human can possibly get them, causing serious problems.

You may not always be able to tell if your pet has parasites. Fleas can hide under your pet’s fur, and some ticks are very tiny (only the size of a pinhead), so they are very difficult to find. Many infected pets do not show symptoms until the parasite load is extensive.

Fortunately, we can recommend tests to tell if your pet has parasites. We can also examine your pet for evidence of fleas, ticks, or other parasites. Our expert staff can recommend medications to help control fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal parasites. Preventing parasites in your pets also helps protect children and other family members, so let’s work together to protect your pets and family.

Veterinary examinations and parasite testing are important ways to protect your pet’s health. Let our knowledgeable staff provide you with a comprehensive parasite control program. We can recommend a schedule for parasite testing, discuss what signs of parasites you can look for at home, review ways to control parasites in and around your home, discuss treatment options if your pet has parasites, and recommend ways to control and prevent parasites in the future.
Parasites are not just a nuisance. They can carry serious diseases that affect your pet’s overall health and longevity. Let us help you protect your pet. Call today to find out how!

Senior Care

Did you know that pets age faster than people and are considered geriatric at 7 years of age? Just as our health care needs change as we age, your pet’s health care needs also change. Nutritional needs, exercise habits, and many aspects of your pet’s daily routine can change as your pet ages. Health issues that affect older pets begin with very subtle changes that may go unnoticed until the problem has become serious.

Regular wellness visits are important for every stage of your pet’s life, so don’t forget to keep your senior pet’s scheduled wellness appointments. If your senior pet is already being treated for a medical condition, treatment recommendations can change as a condition progresses. Sometimes medication dosages need to be adjusted, or medications may need to be changed. Routine wellness blood work and other routine diagnostic testing are important for senior pets because these tests allow us to evaluate how your pet responds to current management strategies.

Senior pet wellness examinations are a chance to address your questions or concerns about your pet. We welcome your questions and encourage you to be involved in decisions regarding your pet’s health care.

Older pets make wonderful companions. They are wise, and in tune to your needs and routines. Thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, pets are living longer than ever! You are an important ally in your senior pet’s health care. We are here to help ensure that your pet is comfortable and living the best life possible for as long as they can. We love senior pets!!

Ultrasound

Although humans and animals are different in many ways, some advances in human medicine are also very useful for veterinary patients. One of these advances, diagnostic ultrasound, is a powerful tool in veterinary medicine. At Wylie Veterinary Hospital we offer state-of-the-art medicine and diagnostic testing; so we are pleased to offer ultrasound as a means of providing a higher level of quality care to our patients.

Ultrasonography is a type of diagnostic technique that uses ultrasonic waves to produce an imaging study. It shows internal images of the patient’s organs, and does not use radiation. Ultrasonography is a diagnostic tool to help rule out or diagnose a problem.

Echocardiogram ultrasound can be used to evaluate the heart as it beats, measure the size of the walls and chambers of the heart, which helps detect abnormalities in the heart valves, blood flow, and contractions of the heart muscle. It can also be used to assess the heart for defects. Ultrasound can evaluate all abnormal organs in a way bloodwork and radiographs (x-rays) cannot. As we strive to provide our patients with the highest quality medicine and diagnostic testing, we are pleased to offer ultrasound as one of our diagnostic capabilities.

Dental Care

Dental Care is of utmost importance in a dog or cat. Dental Disease can result in bad breath, weight loss, drooling or pain. Dental disease can cause heart disease and kidney disease. It affects all animals. Dental disease is Preventable!!

There are many misconceptions about dental care in animals. We prefer to educate our clients on how to keep your pet’s mouth healthy. We can teach you how to brush your pet’s teeth or offer other solutions if this is impossible. If your pet suffers from advanced dental disease, we offer dental cleaning, full mouth x-rays and most extractions to get your pet’s mouth to a happy, healthy state again.

Quality of Life and Euthanasia Services

Quality of life is very important to us. Quality of life and euthanasia are both personal and private decisions. We can help guide you through your choices and are available to answer all of your questions. We understand that each situation is different. Sometimes an entire family wants to be present while others prefer a more private time. There are no hurried procedures. Your pet will be treated like one of our own. In our opinion, your pet is more than a pet. Your pet is a companion, a best friend, a playmate and most importantly, a family member.

Our goal is to make this time as comfortable as we can for you, your family and beloved companion.

Microchipping

Thousands of pets disappear each year. Many of them never make it back home. While having your pet wear a collar with a tag is a good start, it isn’t enough. Collars can slip off as your pet wanders. A microchip stays in place.

A microchip is safe way to identify your pet and ensure the fastest way home. A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is placed under the skin. It is programmed with a number and/or letters which are unique to each. If your pet gets lost and is found, it can be scanned, providing your information which is then used to contact you and join the two of you back together. We implant the microchip in seconds, between the shoulder blades and then register your information with Home Again, who then registers your pet in a national system. Even if your pet is an indoor-only animal, we still recommend a microchip. The animal who never goes outside needs a chip just as much as the one who does go outside. Natural disasters occur more frequently today than ever before. Be sure your pet is micro chipped to give you and your pet the confidence of a happy reunion.

Pain Management

Pain management is one of our primary considerations when we treat a pet for any medical condition. No animal should ever be in discomfort. In routine procedures, medical care and the advanced senior citizen years, we provide safe and effective pain management to every patient. Pets cannot score their pain from 0-10 like people. Most owners fail to recognize pain because animals very seldom complain or cry. They do show subtle signs which are often missed. Our doctors and staff are trained to look for these signs. Quality of life and alleviating all discomfort or pain is a top priority to us. Pain management done properly doesn’t mean sedation. It means MOVING BETTER, EATING BETTER AND LIVING A BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE.

Puppy And Kitten Care

Congratulations on the new addition to your family! Just like senior pets, newborn pets require good quality care also.

We start with a nose to tail evaluation in our wellness exam. Feel free to bring a long list of your concerns or questions. We will be happy to address them. Please bring in a stool sample so we can check for intestinal parasites so that we can be sure your pet is parasite free so you and your family are not exposed to any parasite. We will get your pet started with vaccines recommended and send you reminders when boosters are due. We want to help you start your journey with your new pet on the right foot.

Radiology (X-Rays)

X-rays are a valuable diagnostic tool for animals. It allows us to see parts of the body in a different light and helps us be more specific in our diagnosis and treatments. Radiography can be used to look at bones, the size of the heart, the quality of the lungs, and abdominal organs. Radiographs are painless, safe and give a non-invasive approach for diagnosis of a condition. Our radiographs are high quality and digital, something few other practices can offer.

Radiography is painless, safe, non-invasive, and uses low doses of radiation. The Wylie Veterinary Hospital offers digital radiography, something very few practices have.

Surgery

While many problems we see can be resolved with medication and a healthy diet, there are other conditions which require surgery. We offer a wide range of surgical services – castration, ovariohysterectomy (spay), nose lifts, exploratory, biopsy, entropien correction, foreign body and tumor removal, bladder stone removal and many others. Pain management is a top priority for all surgical cases. Our surgical monitoring includes monitoring of the heart, lungs, blood pressure, pulse and Oxygen level. We provide IV fluids during each procedure, extra love, care and blankets during recovery. Our staff goes the extra mile providing TLC, talking to each animal during recovery.

Worksheets with instructions and recommendations will be sent home with your pet. If you have questions, we welcome your calls. It is an honor to us that you choose the Wylie Veterinary Hospital for your care. Your animal’s health, safety and recovery are our top priority.

Vaccinations

Prevention, prevention, prevention. We cannot express this enough. Pets today live longer than ever before. Through better medicine, advanced nutrition, heartworm prevention, dental care and vaccinations, animals are able to live healthier and longer lives. The advancements in vaccinations today provides prevention against many diseases which can be fatal to an animal. The Wylie Veterinary Hospital educates all clients on the vaccines available today and recommends vaccines according to your lifestyle, the area you live in and the age of the animal. Our staff will be able to recommend the best vaccine schedule that fits your pet’s unique needs, helping them create a strong line of defense against deadly infectious disease. We also offer titer testing for the client who prefers to check a titer before they vaccinate an animal. Our goal is to protect your pet so they can live happy, healthy lives.

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