Do I need to make an appointment to have my pet seen by the veterinarians?
We work on an appointment basis! Just give us a call to schedule an appointment for your pet at a time and date that works for you. Same day appointments are limited. We apologize for the inconvenience and will try to make arrangements for your pet(s) to receive the care they need.
How much does it cost for an annual check-up and vaccinations?
For dogs: Exam ($50), Rabies vaccine ($17.50), DHLPPC ($34), Bordetella ($25), Fecal ($26), and heart worm test ($38). Total = $190.50
For cats: Exam ($50), Rabies vaccine ($17.50), PCR/Felv ($38), and a Fecal test ($26). Total = $131.50
Do you write prescriptions?
Because we offer access to Vets First Choice online pharmacy, we do not write prescriptions for other outside pharmacies. We offer both medication refills through our in-clinic pharmacy and Vets First Choice online pharmacy! Using the online portal is quick and easy! Click here to check it out Pharmacy.
Will there be an exam fee with annual vaccinations or simple treatments such as a cortisone injection?
By the laws of the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, a patient must be seen on a yearly basis in order to maintain a valid patient-client relationship. The Veterinarian is required by law to examine the animal and records prior to determining a course of treatment.
Where can I get accurate information?
Our Pet Health Library. We all know that the internet can be overwhelming and not everything out there is accurate. Our Pet Health Library has over 1,600 articles pertaining to animal health. These are available in both English and Spanish and cover everything including diseases, viruses, medications, nutrition, and so much more. This is a source you can trust, as these documents have all been published by licensed veterinarians. You can easily access this directly at Pet Health Library or via our smart phone app on iPhone or Android.
Do you see exotic pocket pets?
Yes, Dr. Scroggs has experience treating small pocket pets such as ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs and hamsters.
Why are multiple vaccine boosters necessary for my puppy/kitten?
Nursing puppies ingest antibodies from their mothers. These maternal antibodies help provide early protection against infectious diseases. However, they can also neutralize the immunity agents in vaccines. Maternal antibodies naturally decline during the first three to four months of life. And eventually disappear. For this reason, puppies/kittens should receive a series of vaccinations beginning about 6 weeks of age. This increases the likelihood of protection from vaccination as soon as maternal antibody levels have declined below protective levels.