No one likes to think about their pets getting surgery, but sometimes it’s a necessity. Our Austin vets are highly skilled surgeons, able to perform any type of common veterinary surgical procedure, whether that’s having your cat or dog spayed or neutered, the removal of a tumor, emergency surgery or dental surgery. Our compassionate, skilled staff goes out of their way to ensure your pets are well taken care of during this critical time.
It’s estimated that more than 80% of dogs and 70% of cats develop tooth and gum disease by age three. Good dental hygiene is crucial to your pet’s well-being. Not only can it improve your pet’s health and vitality, it can add years to their life.
Just as with their owners, if ignored your pet’s dental problems can cause significant health issues, including heart problems and systemic diseases.
ATX Animal Clinic offers dental cleanings for your dog or cat that include ultrasonic scaling followed by polishing and an oral rinse, which are designed to remove plaque and slow its buildup.
Here’s what’s involved in your pet’s dental care package:
In addition, we’ll chart the progress of your pet’s teeth at each cleaning.
General guidelines for surgery: your pet should not eat after 10pm the night before surgery, but water is fine all the way up until surgery time. Please check with us for any special requirements.
We are currently offering two appointment options:
1) CURBSIDE: you may call upon arrival and a tech will meet you at your vehicle to retrieve your pet. The doctor will perform an exam and call you to discuss treatment options. Payment will be taken over the phone and your pet will be returned to you along with any medications, food, etc.
2) IN-CLINIC: you may accompany your pet into the exam room, as before. Please note that you will be asked to wear a mask. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you. We also ask that you try as much as possible to maintain a 6 foot distance from other clients, staff, etc. All employees will be wearing masks and all techs/doctors will be wearing gloves.
If you opt for an in-clinic appointment and the lobby becomes crowded, please let the receptionist know you are present and wait outside or in your vehicle until we can get you safely into an exam room.
We are taking employee temperatures daily and asking employees who feel ill to self-isolate at home and contact their healthcare provider.
In addition to our pre-existing sanitation protocol, we are now sanitizing door knobs, pens, clip boards, etc. between each client.
We are encouraging all clients not scheduled for an appointment with the veterinarian (i.e., tech appointments, picking up meds/food, etc.) to stay in the car and call to pay over the phone. We will send someone out with the meds/food or to bring your pet inside and back out to you.