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High-quality veterinary services in Farmers Branch, TX

Our goal is to exceed your expectations by providing the highest-quality veterinary care with genuine compassion in a safe and comfortable environment. The special bonds we have with our own pets are our motivation for continuous improvement and providing an exceptional educational experience for you at every visit. From annual wellness care to medical or surgical care, we are here to serve you.

Medical Evaluation, Diagnostics, & Treatment

When your pet isn’t feeling quite like his or her normal self, we’ll get to work to figure out exactly what’s wrong. We’ll start with a thorough physical exam and then move on to more advanced technology as needed. We provide fast and reliable results.

Wellness Care

At Valley View Pet Health Center, we believe annual wellness care is imperative to keeping your pet happy and healthy! Your pet’s health is important and preventive care is necessary. We recommend wellness exams, keeping your pets on a vaccination schedule, and working with us on all facets of wellness care.

During your annual physical exam, your veterinarian fully examines your pet and discuss vaccinations and ongoing wellness. Just like you do wellness visits with your doctor, it’s important that your pet does the same. During these visits, our team will spend time examining your pet from nose to tail. 

Learn more about our annual wellness plans.

Radiology

To better visualize your pet’s bones and internal organs, we offer digital X-rays. With the advances in digital X-ray technology, we can now manipulate the digital images that we take off a pet’s systems. This has allowed us to detect hairline fractures and orthopedic conditions that were previously not visible. We use X-rays to diagnose and examine broken bones, obstructions, arthritis, masses, and tumors.

Pharmacy

You can now have your pet’s medication and food delivered right to your door! Sign up for an account with VetSource and select the products you need. We will get a message regarding your request and after approval, you will receive your pet medication in the mail!

Sign up for VetSource here.

Microchipping

According to PetFinder, over 10 million pets go missing every year, and one in three pets will go missing at some point in their life. Thousands of pets go missing every year for multiple reasons, and many do not make it home. Even if your pet wears a collar and ID tag, they can’t ensure your pet’s safe return because collars can break off and tags can become damaged. Fortunately, we offer microchipping, which is a simple form of identification that can significantly increase the chance that your pet will return safely. Along with kittens and puppies, adult pets can also receive microchips.

What is a microchip?

A microchip is about the size and shape of a grain of rice and is placed underneath your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. Microchip implantation takes only a few minutes and is very safe. Each microchip is unique and carries vital information about your pet—including your name, address, and contact information. When a microchip is implanted, the pet owner is given a registration form to complete. Registering the number on the microchip includes your pet in a national pet recovery database. Veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, and animal control offices across the country are equipped with special electronic scanners that can detect the microchip and read the identification number. If a lost pet is picked up by animal control or found by a Good Samaritan and presented to a veterinarian, a quick scan of the microchip reveals the identification number.

International & Domestic Pet Relocation

We recommend using AirVets Pet Relocation for any interstate or international pet relocation. They offer a full-service veterinary practice including boarding and can offer the following services:

  • Boarding
  • Ground transport
  • Airport service
  • Customs clearance
  • Health certificates, domestic and international
  • Vaccinations
  • Labwork for all export services
  • Full export services

Learn more about AirVets Pet Relocation.

Exotic Animal Care

Exotic pets are unique in that they have not been traditionally kept as pets for nearly as long as dogs or cats. They often have special husbandry and diet requirements. In addition, our exotic pets tend to mask and hide signs of illness or disease better than dogs or cats. For this reason, we recommend birds, reptiles, pocket pets, small mammals, and potbellied pigs receive exams every six months. Often diseases and husbandry problems, when caught early, can be fixed and lead to a longer healthier life for your exotic pet.

If your exotic pet is ever acting abnormal, not eating, drinking, or lethargic we recommend bringing them in right away for an exam. Oftentimes, when they start displaying mild signs of illness they are much worse than they appear. To have the best chance of successfully treating your pet, it is very important to catch their illnesses early.

General & Orthopedic Surgery

Our doctors are highly skilled and experienced in performing a wide variety of pet surgeries using modern techniques and cutting-edge equipment and always adhering to the strictest standards of safety and care. You can feel confident that when it comes to surgery, your loved one will be in excellent hands with our team!

Spay & Neuter

Our vets usually recommend spaying or neutering at one year of age to both prevent unwanted pregnancies and to reduce the risk of other health problems. There are, of course, exceptions to that rule, and our veterinarians will have an open discussion with you to decide on the best time to spay your neuter your particular dog or cat.

Why is this important?

Spaying your pet early on offers the best protection from diseases like uterine infections and breast tumors, which are malignant or cancerous in about 50% of dogs and 90% of cats. Neutering your male companion prevents testicular cancer and some prostate problems. Other added benefits include:

  • Your female pet will not go into heat once they are spayed.
  • Your male pet may behave better after the operation.
  • Your male dog will be less likely to run away from home, as un-neutered dogs will do anything to find a mate.

What happens before the surgery?

Before your pet is spayed or neutered, our veterinarian will conduct an assessment of their health to ensure they are healthy enough to withstand a surgical procedure. If your pet is healthy, an appointment will be made for the procedure. You will need to leave your pet at our hospital for the surgery. Our staff will alert you about restrictions on food and water intake before the surgery date so you can prepare to have your cat or dog fast before their surgery time.

What happens after the surgery?

After your pet is altered, he/she will need a quiet place to rest. He/she may not want to eat or drink right away due to the anesthesia they were provided during the procedure. Make sure to check your pet’s incision daily and alert your veterinarian of any problems so that they can be treated quickly if needed. Your pet will need to wear a protective cone collar to prevent licking at the incision site. Sometimes, sedatives are sent home for our more rambunctious pets.

Learn more about spay/neuter surgery.

Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic surgery is to repair or correct problems with bones and joints. This may include fractures or ligament repairs, correction of deformations, and other bone, joint, and ligament procedures.

Dentistry

Did you know, according to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 70% of adult cats and 80% of adult dogs show symptoms of oral disease? That’s a lot! If you’ve noticed yellowing of your pet’s teeth, bad breath, bleeding, or broken teeth, something just isn’t right. Your pet’s oral health is directly connected to their overall health.

If you are noticing issues, it could be as simple as tartar buildup. However, it could also be as serious as periodontal disease, a medical condition that can spread infection throughout your pet’s entire body.

Rest assured that we use only the safest sedation products to ensure that your pet’s dental care will be handled in the most efficient, effective, and comfortable way possible.

Some of the signs that may indicate your pet may be experiencing a dental problem include:

  • Bad breath
  • Loose, broken, or missing teeth
  • Yellow or brown teeth
  • Red, inflamed, or bleeding gums
  • Difficulty or pain when chewing
  • Pawing at the mouth
  • Excessive drooling

If you notice your pet exhibiting any of these symptoms, call us to schedule your dental appointment. The sooner we address the problem, the better the chance of having a positive outcome!

Boarding

We know that when boarding your pet, you want to feel confident that your furry family member is both safe and comfortable. We strive to make boarding at Valley View feel like your pet’s home away from home. We offer many options to make your pet’s stay relaxing and fun! For pets with medical needs, we also offer medical boarding.

Health Certificates

When traveling with your pet(s), there may be animal health requirements specific to that destination. As soon as you know your travel details, contact your local veterinarian to assist with the pet travel process. Factors to consider may include meeting time frames for obtaining a health certificate, updating vaccinations, diagnostic testing, or administration of medications/ treatments.

It’s important to note that improper or incomplete paperwork for your pet can derail your travel plans and end up costing you time and money. Valley View Pet Health Center wants to help simplify traveling with your pet. Let us assist you throughout this process!

Domestic Travel Certificates

Many states require an up-to-date Certificate of Veterinary Inspection from a licensed, accredited veterinarian when traveling. Your pet must be examined by a veterinarian in order for a health certificate to be issued. This certificate indicates that your pet is healthy for travel and that he or she is not showing signs of disease. This certificate is required by most airlines in order for your pet to travel within the continental United States. We strongly recommend contacting your individual airline to understand their specific travel requirements. Oftentimes, airlines require that your pet be examined by a veterinarian and a health certificate issued within 10 days of travel. Check with your airline to ensure that your paperwork will be in order.

If necessary, we are able to add a certificate of acclimation to your pet’s travel papers. This certificate is written at the discretion of our veterinarians and is based upon our vet’s assessment of your pet’s health allowing him or her to travel above or below certain temperatures.

International Travel Certificates

Our veterinarians are USDA certified and can provide international pet health certificates, which are required when traveling with your pet outside of the United States.

Many countries have their own pet health certificates and travel requirements. If you are traveling to a country without an approved health certificate, please download the United States Interstate and International Certificate of Health Examination for Small Animals.

The International Health Certificate should be issued by one of our USDA-certified veterinarians at Valley View Pet Health Center as near to the travel date as possible, but not more than 21 days, before travel. The certificate should indicate the following:

  • Name of pet
  • Breed
  • Color
  • Age of pet
  • Country of origin
  • Name/address/phone number of the owner of pet
  • Confirmation that pet is healthy and free of parasites
  • Vaccinations given, including type, manufacturer, and batch number

Generally, the rabies shot must be given at least 30 days, but not more than 12 months, before travel, although some countries have different requirements. However, you must enter your destination country before your pet’s most recent rabies vaccination has expired.

Along with an international health certificate, there may be additional requirements for traveling abroad. Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the international pet travel requirements specific to your destination. If you have any questions, our staff is happy to help.

Learn more about health certificates here.