Cibolo Canyons Veterinary Hospital is a progressive small animal hospital dedicated to providing the best medical care possible for your beloved pets. We designed our facility to not only be a comfortable and calming environment for our patients and their owners, but to also house the most advanced diagnostic equipment available today in the veterinary industry. We would like to share with you what our hospital can provide for your pets.
We are a paperless practice, which means all medical records and history, laboratory results, diagnostic imaging, vaccination history and financial transactions are entered and stored on computers. This allows us to be more efficient, have legible medical records and have all diagnostic testing results in the patient’s record for our Doctor’s to assess and share with pet owners quickly, plus it is eco-friendly!
Provides the most detailed radiographs medically possible, and our machine is capable of providing an image in approximately 30 seconds. The technology is very precise with little chance of having to re-radiograph our patients multiple times in order to get a good, diagnostic film.
We also have the capability to send our digital images via the internet to a board certified Veterinary Radiologist for further review for those cases that require a second opinion.
Treatment Center and ICU Ward
Our treatment center has four examination tables, including a smooth glide lift table. Our ICU ward features a glass sliding door providing a quiet, calming environment for our sick and post-surgical patients, while enabling our Doctors and technicians to carefully monitor them. Our ICU kennels feature heated floors to maintain the patient's body temperature post-operatively without the risk of a thermal burn. An oxygen delivery kennel provides a higher concentration of oxygen when necessary in a crisis situation.
Our in-house laboratory equipment is state of the art and can run complete blood panels including blood chemistries, CBC panels, serum electrolyte levels and blood gases, along with complete urinalysis panels.
Daily pick-up service with Idexx Reference Laboratory is available for additional tests and panels that we might chose for your pet. The turn-around time for these tests is normally 24 hours.
Our surgery suite was designed to provide an aseptic environment for surgeries while providing the most up to date monitoring equipment available. We use the PC Vet Guard Wireless monitor by DVM Solutions and can monitor heartrate, respirations, pulse oximetry, EKG, temperature and blood pressure on your pet during their surgical procedure. We use a multitude of induction agents, Isoflurane anesthetic gas and a variety of pain medications to ensure safety, efficacy and pain control/management in all surgical patients. Surgery patients receive a pre-anesthetic examination, blood panel including chemistries and a CBC, an IV catheter and intravenous fluids during their procedure. This process will allow us to assess whether your pet is healthy enough to handle anesthesia and will provide the tools we need to administer emergency treatment during any procedure if it became necessary.
To help maintain our patient’s body temperature during surgeries and teeth cleanings, we have chosen two patient warming devices. The Bair Hugger warming device blows warm air into a soft, lofty blanket that curls up around the patient while they are under general anesthesia for surgery. The “Hot Dog” warming device actually has the heating element blended into the fabric of the blanket and it can be folded over the patient during surgery or a teeth cleaning. Both patient warming devices keep our patients more comfortable while under anesthesia without any risk of burning their skin.
A specific area of our treatment center is devoted to dental cleanings and procedures. We use the IM3 dental machine with an ultrasonic scaler to clean and polish the teeth of even the most challenging periodontal case. Additionally, our IM3 machine has a chlorhexidine flushing system to kill any bacteria on contact to decrease the amount of bacteria that gets into the bloodstream during a teeth cleaning. A Registered Veterinary Technician performs the teeth cleaning, while all extractions or surgical procedures in the mouth are performed by our Veterinarians.
Contagious Disease Isolation Ward
In the event that your pet acquires a contagious disease special care can be given in our isolation ward adjacent to our treatment center. It is secluded enough to protect any other patients in our hospital, but visible at all times enabling our Doctors and staff to observe any symptoms or activity from your pet and perform any treatments necessary without making your pet feel abandoned.
Four examination rooms are available for our patients: two for small dogs and cats, and two for larger dogs. Our big dog rooms feature quiet, smooth glide lift tables with a cushioned top so our larger patients can still be examined properly on the table without having to be awkwardly lifted into position. All four exam rooms feature a large window to the outside hallway to provide natural light and to give curious patients something to focus on instead of being nervous about their impending examination.
Our consultation room is available for private discussions or to enable a pet owner to have a less “clinical” setting for reviewing procedures.
Prescription Diets and Medications
Extensive research was done by our doctors before choosing which diets we would carry at Cibolo Canyons Veterinary Hospital. We proudly offer Royal Canin and Purina Veterinary Diets including prescription diets as well as wellness or lifestage diets. Our in-house pharmacy stocks prescription medications along with medicated skin products, heartworm preventatives and flea/tick preventatives and treatments.