Our Services

All pets deserve a knowledgeable, compassionate vet, whether they are completely healthy or need a little extra tender loving care. At Mesa Verde Animal Clinic, we treat your pets with the gentleness and respect with which we would treat our own animals. We care for dogs and cats as well as pocket pets, such as rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, ferrets and more. Our team understands that your pet is a special member of your family, so we strive to provide the quality, affordable care they need and deserve.

Health Care for Your Pet, from Head to Tail

Wellness Exams

Even when your pet is healthy, it is important for them to come to us for their routine checkups at least once a year. During these exams, we check your pet from head to tail, taking their vitals and looking at their eyes, nose, ears, mouth, teeth, skin and fur. By bringing in your pet for these visits, we can find any developing health issues as early as possible and provide treatment.
We will also prescribe any necessary preventative medications and administer any needed vaccines or bloodwork. Be sure to come to these appointments with any observations or questions you have about your pet’s health!

Vaccinations

Pets, like humans, are susceptible to a wide range of diseases, but luckily, vaccinations exist to help protect your pet against them! We administer several of these vaccines at the beginning of a pet’s life. We provide each animal with a vaccination schedule designed to provide them with the best protection. Below are our general vaccination guidelines:

Canine Vaccinations

• Puppies 6 weeks old: Parvovirus only
• Puppies 7 weeks and older: DHPP (Distemper, Infectious Canine Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza Virus) 3-vaccination series, each vaccination 3 weeks apart; Bordetella (Kennel Cough)
• Puppies 12 weeks and older: 1-year Rabies vaccination
• Adult dogs 1 year and older: DHLPP (DHPP + Leptospirosis); Bordetella; 1-year or 3-year Rabies vaccination
• We have the influenza vaccine and Rattlesnake Toxoid vaccine

Feline Vaccinations

• Kittens 8 weeks and older: FRCPC (Feline Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia) 3-vaccination series, each vaccination 3 weeks apart
• Kittens 12 weeks and older: FRCPC/Rabies combination vaccination
• Adults cats 1 year and older: FRCPC/Rabies combination vaccination, Feline Leukemia vaccination

Digital Radiography

Digital x-rays are an important diagnostic tool that helps us to find any internal health problems and provide treatment quickly. Digital radiography exposes your pet to a significantly reduced amount of radiation as compared to traditional radiography, and the digital images can be viewed immediately on a computer monitor.

In-House Laboratory

At Mesa Verde Animal Clinic, we are proud to offer in-house bloodwork in our lab. e can complete heartworm testing, pre-surgical bloodwork, and medical bloodwork. Our lab allows us to complete a wide range of diagnostic tests, which helps us catch any developing health issues and provide treatment as soon as possible.

Parasite Testing

We recommend that both dogs and cats receive an annual fecal exam to check for intestinal parasites. We perform heartworm testing as well. We provide heartworm preventative medication to ensure your pet is safe from the harms of heartworm and other nasty parasites! Heartworm medication protects the rest of your family too.

Dentistry

Good dental health is an important component of your pet’s overall health. Without regular teeth cleanings, your pet can develop sore gums, tartar-covered teeth, and difficulty chewing. At your pet’s wellness exams, we will take a look at their teeth and recommend whether or not they need to be cleaned. When performing dental cleanings, we provide your pet with anesthesia so that they will not experience any stress or anxiety.

Surgery

At our clinic, we are proud to provide spays, neuters, soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries throughout the week. Before surgery, we compile blood and serum chemistry profiles depending on your pet’s age. These profiles help us determine the best course of action regarding anesthetics, and to plan ahead for any possible complications.

This is especially recommended for older pets. Usually, after surgery, we will prescribe oral pain medication for your pet.

Here are some guidelines for your pet when he or she is scheduled for surgery:
• Don’t let your pet eat any food past 10 p.m.
• Bring your pet to our office by 8 a.m.
• Some pets are able to go home the day of the surgery, but others will have to stay overnight. We will let you know when you can pick up your pet.
• Follow our post-surgery instructions as best as you can, to help your pet have a smooth, quick recovery!

Laser Therapy & Surgery

We can also provide laser therapy and surgery for pets who would best benefit from it. Laser therapy is especially good for different types of arthritis. Laser technology allows for precision and accuracy as well as decreased pain and side effects.

Hospitalization

As a full-service animal clinic, at Mesa Verde, we are able to take care of your pets if they require hospitalization. Resources necessary for your pet to recover aren’t always available at home, such as intravenous fluids, monitoring of vitals, medication injections and pain medicines. We will take attentive, gentle and expert care of your pets until they are healthy enough to go home.
Our vets check on pets late in the evening and early in the morning outside of office hours. If your pet is in our hospital, you will be able to come and spend a short time with your pet. However, please remember your pet requires as much rest as possible. You can call us and we will provide updates on your pet’s recovery progress.

Microchipping

The last thing you want to think about is your pet going missing. But in the event that does happen, if your animal is microchipped, they have a much greater chance of finding their way back to you! A microchip is the size and shape of a grain of rice, and in a simple procedure, we insert the microchip in between your pet’s shoulder blades.
The chip is encoded with your personal contact information so that whoever finds your pet can bring them to a veterinarian or animal shelter. They can then scan the microchip and uncover your information. That way, your pet can be returned safe and sound.

Boarding

Whether you are going away for a night or a whole week, when you bring your pets to board at Mesa Verde, we make sure they are provided with everything they need, including any prescribed medications. Our kennel technicians make sure all animals are walked three times a day, and their cages are cleaned after each walk.
We will also feed them the Hill’s Science Diet food best for their individual needs. You are also able to bring your own food, kennel or any blankets or toys that will make your pet feel more at home. Cats are kept separate from dogs. We recommend you make reservations for holidays as soon as possible because those weekends get filled quickly!

Boarding Rates Per Night

Cats – $14.00 Dog Less than 20 pounds – $14.00
Dogs 20-40 pounds – $17.00
Dogs Greater than 40 pounds – $24.00
Birds and other small pets – $14.00
Weekend pick-up – $15.00

Requirements

All pets must be up-to-date on vaccinations. Dogs must have received the Bordetella (kennel cough) vaccination. If your pet needs vaccinations when they come to board with us, we will provide those vaccinations. We can also perform any needed procedures during their stay.

Grooming

Our groomers have been helping dogs and cats look and feel their best at Mesa Verde Animal Clinic for 20 years! Besides grooming, they also offer bathing and dipping, as well as nail trimming and anal gland expressions.

Contact us today at (432) 689-0702 to schedule your appointment or to learn more about the procedures we offer. We look forward to providing you and your pet with the highest standard of care! And if you are looking to add a furry friend to your family, check out our adoptable animals.