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Summer Vacation Boarding is Here!

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Can you believe that Summer is here?  Our Kennel Staff would love to pamper your pet(s) while you are away.  Our kennel manager, Ryan, will make sure your beloved pet is well taken care of! We have a full service boarding facility with an A+ rated kennel team of compassionate animal lovers that strive to make your pet(s) feel at home.  Your pet will be pampered throughout the day with lots of love and play time.  We have a full service grooming salon where your pet(s) can get a nice warm bath and pedicure before they are ready to greet you with kisses. They smell so amazing when you pick them up!  Please call us at (512)335-7387 to get your spot reserved today!  Spaces are filling up fast.

National Pet Day!

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National Pet Day is April 11, 2015

They’re our best friends and always by our side, no matter what! We do life together ~ sharing joy, holidays & vacations and events (both happy & sad).

So celebrate your furbaby today with a little EXTRA attention. They deserve it!

Job Opportunity

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 If you would love to work full time in an environment with a great positive culture, you may wish to consider working with us. We take pride in doing purposeful work on a daily basis and in providing tremendous thoughtfulness to patient and customer care.

We are looking for a Front Desk Receptionist (Experience preferred but not required).

If this is the opportunity you have been looking for, please email your Cover Letter and Resume to: [email protected]

NOTE: No Phone Calls. No Walk Ins.

Snake Avoidance Training

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Here are the Details:


Location: Heart Of Texas Veterinary Specialty Center. 115 E. Old Settlers Blvd. Round Rock, TX 78664.
Saturday, March 28, 10am-12pm
$60 per snake per dog

Winter Kennels will bring a Rattlesnake, Cottonmouth Water Moccasin, & a Copperhead snake.
Please call or email Jodi by March 15 to RSVP
at 512-744-4644 or [email protected]

If you have been through the training, a refresher course is complimentary. Please RSVP by March 15.
You and your dog could encounter venomous snakes almost anywhere in the course of your daily routine. The veterinarians at Heart of Texas frequently treat dogs that have been bitten in the yard, at the local park, on a hiking trail, or out at a ranch.

Bites from rattlesnakes, copperheads, and water moccasins cause severe pain, tissue damage, infection, and can be fatal. Envenomation can require administration of antivenom and transfusion with blood or plasma. The cost of life-saving care for a severe bite can be $2000-$4000, or more if complications develop.
Snake aversion training sessions are designed to protect you from these unexpected expenses and could save the life of your dog. Your dog’s reaction to detecting a rattlesnake could also signal you and your family to avoid the snake. Unlike humans, who recognize the distinctive sound of a rattle as a sign of danger, dogs are naturally curious. Their response to a new sound or smell is to investigate with their nose, resulting often in a bite to the face or legs. The avoidance behavior is taught with negative reinforcement using a remotely controlled collar on the dog. When the dog has identified the live snake, an unpleasant stimulation is applied via the collar. This trains the dog to identify the snakes by sight, smell, and sound. After the training they associate these cues with a negative sensation, resulting in avoidance of snakes they encounter in the future. The snakes used in the training have had their venom glands severed for safety.
At the Heart of Texas, we treat dogs with snakebites several times a week. In 2014 we saw over 100 snake bites. Our hope is that by hosting this training session, we can prevent this painful and expensive experience for as many dogs as possible. Although the rattlesnake vaccination may lessen the immediate effects of envenomation, it does not prevent the need for hospitalization and treatment with antivenom.
Please join us in protecting your dog and your family from a snakebite!

Now Accepting SpringBreak Boarding Reservations

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Can you believe that Spring Break Week is right around the corner?  Are you thinking about planning a vacation? If so, our kennel staff would love to pamper your pet(s) while you are away.  We have a full service boarding facility with a kennel team of compassionate animal lovers that strive to make your pet(s) feel at home.  Your pet will be pampered throughout the day with lots of love and play time. Please call us at (512)335-7387 for more information and to get your spot reserved today!  Spaces are filling up fast.

Pet Microchipping

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Imagine if your dog or cat got lost. You’d want to give him or her the best chance of getting home. With microchipping, you can.

Microchipping is a safe, permanent way to identify your pet in case he or she becomes 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.

Even the most responsible pet owners can’t always guarantee their pet won’t get lost. A leash could break or slip out of your hand, a pet could push through a screen door or window, or a contractor or friend might accidentally leave a door or gate open.

We recommend that you use a microchip, along with a collar and ID tag, to identify your pet. An ID tag is still a reliable identification method. Pets that have tags with current contact information are more likely to not end up in shelters and tend to get home faster than those without tags. However, collars and ID tags aren’t permanent and can be removed (overnight or for grooming); pets can also lose them. With a microchip, your pet will have a much better chance of being identified and returned to you. Pets without microchips that end up in shelters may be adopted out to another family or even euthanized.

Please contact us to schedule an appointment to microchip your pet. Although we hope your pet never becomes lost, we want you to be prepared. We can also suggest a plan to have in place so if your pet does go missing, you’ll be able to act quickly.

We can microchip ferrets, rabbits, birds, and other companion animals, too!

Pet Laser Therapy

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See this informative short video to see how Pet Laser Therapy works.

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Drug free. Surgery free. Relief for Your Pet. Laser Therapy is a non invasive treatment to: Reduce Pain, Reduce Inflammation, and Speed Healing!

How it works: The laser is a light delivered through a non invasive handpiece to treat the affected area. You pet may feel a gentle and soothing warmth. Most treatments take a matter of minutes. Deep tissue laser therapy uses a beam of laser light to deeply penetrate tissue without damaging it. It has been scientifically proven to be successful in treating post surgical pain and many acute and chronic conditions.

Acute conditions: Wounds, Allergies, Infections, Cuts / Bites, Inflammations, Tooth Extraction Pain Relief, Sprains, Strains, Fractures, Post Surgical Healing & pain relief.

Chronic conditions; Degenerative Joint Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Periodontal Disease, Lick Granulomas, Geriatric Care, Feline Acne, Tendonitis, Arthritis, Otitis, and more.

Call today to schedule your pet’s appointment. Our helpful receptionists can answer any questions you might have. 512-335-7387.