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.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we will be scaling our hours of business and our appointment availability down for the safety of our clients and our staff. This is all temporary and we will adjust as the situation progresses. We will continue to update our clients as we are able to.
As of Tuesday, March 23rd:
⋅ Our business hours will be 9 am to 5 pm by appointment only.
⋅ We will not be accepting any new client walk-ins.
⋅ Elective procedures such as dentals and surgeries will be scheduled out only for existing patients with a previous physical exam and history with the clinic.
Please be patient with us as we are operating with a limited staff.
⋅ We are disinfecting all surfaces and door handles even more frequently than before.
⋅ Employees who feel ill are instructed to stay home and consult their healthcare providers.
⋅ We recommend everyone wash hands frequently, cover your cough, and use hand sanitizer.
⋅ In the lobby and throughout the clinic, we are encouraging all people to maintain distance of 6 ft. or more between others when able.
⋅ If the lobby becomes crowded, please let the receptionists know you are here and then wait outside or in your car.
⋅ We are encouraging all clients not scheduled for an appointment (tech appointments, picking up meds or 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.