El Paso Veterinary Services
We offer a number of veterinary services for the pets of El Paso, TX. You can view our offered services below.
Our Offered Veterinary Services
Our appointment book is computerized, which allows us to efficiently make appointments for you and your pet. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. Emergencies are accepted anytime our clinic is open. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come in immediately. If possible, it is best to call before coming in so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency.
Please note: We offer services primarily for cats and dogs. Select veterinarians will treat rabbits and pocket pets on a case-by-case basis. Please call us for more information.
Pet Wellness / Preventative Care
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 thoroughly examines your pet and discusses 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. We can also perform basic services such as nail trims and anal gland expressions during these visits!
Pet Emergencies & Urgent Care
We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty 5 and a half days a week trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet has. Usually, an emergency team consists of at least one veterinarian and several technicians working together to save a pet’s life. Emergencies can range from accidental ingestion of rat poison or chocolate to being hit by a car. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment, do not hesitate to call or come in immediately.
We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening. If you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment, our veterinarians will work to “squeeze” you in between scheduled appointments. When you arrive, our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate on how long you may have to wait to be seen.
For after-hours pet emergencies, we recommend El Paso Animal Emergency Center.
Vaccines contain small quantities of modified or “killed” viruses, bacteria, or other disease-causing organisms. When administered, they stimulate your pet’s immune system to produce disease-fighting cells and proteins – or antibodies- to protect against such diseases. We will make recommendations for vaccine schedules specific to their age, species, and breed during your pet’s wellness exam.
Our pets cannot tell us what’s wrong, and that’s why laboratory tests and diagnostic imaging are so important. But we do more than just offer you state-of-the-art diagnostic tests. We choose the tests that will guide us toward the perfect, tailor-made solution for your pet’s needs.
Our pet hospital is equipped with in-house laboratory testing. Our equipment is state-of-the-art for evaluating blood panels. We can also perform urine and fecal tests, obtain various cytology or biopsy samples, and we utilize multiple reference laboratories for more specialized testing. We can also perform in-hospital testing for canine parvovirus, feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), feline leukemia (FeLV), pancreatitis, heartworm testing, and tick-borne diseases.
We are committed to providing accurate and timely lab results for the benefit of your pet, thanks to our extensive in-house laboratory capabilities. For more advanced diagnostic tests, we use a reference laboratory. Results are usually returned within 24 to 48 hours.
When we need to figure out what’s wrong with your pet, we routinely use X-rays and ultrasounds to help identify the cause of the problem, rule out possible problems or provide a list of possible causes. We may also use X-rays or ultrasounds during a wellness exam to diagnose potential problems before they become serious.
X-rays provide valuable information about a pet’s bones, gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, colon), respiratory tract (lungs), heart, and genitourinary system (bladder, prostate). We use radiology alone or in conjunction with other diagnostic tools. Interpretation of radiographs requires great skill on the part of the veterinarian.
Ultrasonography, or ultrasound, is a diagnostic imaging technique similar to radiography (X-rays) and is often used in conjunction with radiography and other diagnostics. It allows us to visualize certain organs very thoroughly and in real-time, including the heart, kidneys, liver, gallbladder, bladder, spleen, and intestines.
Pet Dental Care
Periodontal disease affects nearly all dogs and cats by the age of three years. It’s more important than you think! The bacterial infection in the mouth associated with periodontal disease has been associated with heart, liver, and kidney disease. This chronic infection also affects general systemic health and is a source of pain and discomfort for the pet. Dogs and cats often show no symptoms of periodontal disease, so an oral exam by a veterinarian at least every 12 months is critical.
We can help, but it starts at home. Providing proper at-home dental care with annual check-ups and dental cleanings will ensure that your pet’s smile will stay big and bright through all stages of their life!
We regularly perform dental procedures, including dental cleanings under sedation or general anesthesia, removal of infected or broken teeth, and treatment of gingivitis. We also have several natural approaches to clean teeth and breath to minimize the need for anesthesia and extra cost associated with dental cleanings.
Spay & Neuter
There are both medical and behavioral reasons to have your dog or cat spayed or neutered. Spayed and neutered pets are less apt to roam, decreasing risks of fights or traumas such as being hit by a vehicle. Cats that are spayed and neutered are less prone to urine-marking behavior.
Spaying a female dog or cat decreases breast cancer risk, especially if done before the first heat cycle. Other health benefits of spaying include avoiding uterine cancer and preventing the life-threatening uterine infection known as pyometra.
Neutering male dogs has the benefits of eliminating testicular cancer, reducing prostatic disease, decreasing aggression, and decreasing behavior problems such as urine marking and roaming.
Spayed and neutered pets live a healthier and longer life!
We take immense pride in our highly skilled ability to perform veterinary surgeries when your pet needs it most. Our experienced team of doctors and staff make it their number one priority to focus on pain management, patient safety, and employing the most current surgical practices to ensure your pet receives the best veterinary care around.
Our Adobe Animal Hospital and Clinic team will be working with you before, during, and after surgery to address any questions or concerns you may have about the procedure, anesthesia, or post-operative care. We will make sure you are equipped with all the knowledge you need to make sure your pet makes a full recovery.
When your pet is ready to go home, we will review your post-operative care and medication instructions. If any questions arise after your pet returns home or at any other time during the post-operative period, call us. We welcome your questions and will do all we can to help your pet recover fully. Help is only a phone call away.
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. Imagine if your dog or cat got lost. You’d want to give them the best chance of getting home. With microchipping, you can.
Microchipping is a safe, permanent way to identify your pet in the event that they become lost. A microchip, which is a tiny device about the size and shape of a grain of rice, is placed just under the loose skin at the back of the neck. When a lost dog or cat without an ID tag is found, a veterinarian or veterinary technician will use a handheld microchip scanner to check for a chip. If the pet has one, it will transmit its ID number to the scanner via a low-frequency radio wave. The veterinary hospital or shelter then calls the chip manufacturer, retrieves the pet owner’s contact information, and calls the owner.