We are pleased to offer you the following services at Alvarado Veterinary Clinic
Annual Wellness Exams:
Annual wellness exams for pets are an important part of any preventative health care program. They allow for early detection of many conditions such as heart disease, dental disease, cataracts, diabetes, arthritis, spinal issues and many others; not to mention the best news any guardian can hear from their veterinarian…your pet is both happy and healthy.
We have a complete, state of the art in-house diagnostic laboratory that allows us to run everything from routine blood tests; fecal and urinary analysis; and microscopic cytology to more extensive tests to aid in diagnosing a more urgent illness when your family pet is feeling under the weather.
Digital radiology allows us to rapidly obtain high-definition x-rays that can be an important diagnostic tool for a variety of patient conditions including lameness; coughing heart disease; foreign body ingestion; constipation and many other disorders that require more than a physical examination and blood tests to achieve a diagnosis.
Along with digital radiology, the Alvarado Veterinary Clinic offers other state-of-the-art diagnostic capabilities including endoscopic exams, ultrasound evaluations, and EKG recordings. Second and third opinions are common with multiple veterinarians available for consultation on every case.
Soft Tissue Surgery:
We perform everything from spays and neuters to bladder stone removal, lump removals and many other procedures. Every patient is closely monitored using state of the art digital monitors that provide real-time EKG, oxygen levels, blood pressure, respiratory rate and temperature. We also have available pre anesthesia blood screening to help us make your pet’s surgical procedure as safe and successful as possible.
We encourage all of our clients to participate in preventative oral hygiene programs such as brushing their pet’s teeth daily, dental chews and the like; but there are times when a patient may require dental procedures under anesthesia to properly manage more severe cases of periodontal and gum disease; a fractured tooth; a tooth root abscess or possibly an extraction.
Diet and Nutrition Counseling:
We carry a full line of prescription diets. Different pets require different diets for optimum health and performance. Our staff will be happy to help determine which diet is right for your pet.
Vaccinations are an important part of any preventative health care program. We understand that a vaccine program should be tailored to your pet’s individual situation and we follow the most up-to-date vaccination protocols based on your pet’s lifestyle and exposure.
Countless beloved pets are lost or stolen every year so we encourage that all pets be identifiable by a microchip which is registered with a national database to increase the number of lost pets reunited with their owners.
Our fully stocked pharmacy is on site and available to fill prescriptions now without having to wait for a Rx to arrive by mail or go somewhere else and wait. We can fill most prescriptions within minutes. Also, because fleas, ticks, and heartworms can transmit serious and sometimes deadly diseases, we recommend year round preventative programs. WE have a variety of products designed to protect your pets from these vicious parasites. We’ll be glad to discuss your options at any time.
Equine services that we provide include wellness and pre-purchase examinations, lameness exams, dental floats, vaccinations, colic and other emergency evaluations, health certificates, and coggins testing. We are a full equine hospital and we offer mobile veterinary services to your farm or ranch as well.
Bovine and Food Animal Services:
We provide a wide range of services for our food animal clients including medicine and surgery, lameness, and emergency evaluations. We have a fully equipped vet truck available for farm calls as well.
Advanced Orthopedic Surgery:
Along with our soft tissue surgery we offer standard and advanced, orthopedic surgeries. Dr. Kevin Beam is a member if the National American Academy of Veterinary Orthopedic Surgery (NAAVOS) and thus has had advanced training in orthopedic surgeries. Some of the surgeries we preform include TPLO, TTA, bone plating, X-fix, pin and wire, and toggle pin hip repairs.
While you’re on vacation, why not allow your pet a vacation as well at the Alvarado Veterinary Clinic boarding Facility? Although not actually a vacation resort, we do offer boarding services for our canine and feline friends while their owners are out of town. For their protection, all pets must be fully vaccinated by a licensed veterinarian in order to board here and proof of vaccinations will be required. While boarding we can take care of any veterinary services that are needed as well. Call us for more details.
The Alvarado Veterinary Clinic has regular operating hours Monday-Saturday but we are available after hours on an emergency basis. We know that not everything associated with our pets and animals can be planned. We have a doctor and a veterinarian intern on call 24/7 when the need arises.