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    Treating pets like Family!

    We look forward to you and your pet joining the Hillcrest family so that we may provide life long, compassionate care.

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    Welcome to Hillcrest Animal Hospital!

    Your local veterinarian in Victoria, Texas. Call us today at 361-573-6131 to schedule your pet care appointment!

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    Veterinary Services Available

    Hillcrest Animal Hospital is pleased to provide a wide variety of veterinary services for animals in Victoria & Surrounding Area. These services include wellness programs, examinations & more!

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WOW ITS HOT OUT THERE…

With temperatures reaching 100 degrees on hot summer days, it is crucially important to pay attention to the needs of your furry friends.

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Pets with pre-existing conditions like heart disease or obesity, geriatric animals, animals with respiratory problems, or any animals with a very thick hair coat are more susceptible and should be monitored closely.

It is recommended that animals with these types of conditions receive an annual WELLNESS BLOOD SCREENING to identify potential problems that could increase their risk.

 

12signs RAPID PANTING…TEMPERATURE >103F…

WEAKNESS…CONFUSION…DIZZINESS…

NAUSEA…THICK, STICKY SALIVA…

BRIGHT RED OR VERY PALE TONGUE…

DIARRHEA…DARK COLORED URINE…

SHOCK…COMA.

TAKE ACTION IMMEDIATELY

If you notice any of the signs listed above, it is important to take immediate steps to cool your pet, including moving to an air conditioned environment, wetting down your pet’s hair coat, offering your pet cool (not cold) water to drink and taking him to a veterinarian immediately for a physical exam.

 

 

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SPRING IS HERE AND THE MOSQUITOES ARE EMERGING…

IS YOUR DOG PROTECTED?

 HEARTWORM AWARENESS IS IMPORTANT

 

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HEARTWORM DISEASE IS EASILY PREVENTED BUT COSTLY TO TREAT.

For more detailed information of Heartworm disease and the potential complications refer to our
HEARTWORM DISEASE IN DOGS article in our Pet Health Library.

 MOSQUITOES ALSO AFFECT HORSES…

 BY TRANSMITTING WEST NILE ENCEPHALITIS

IT IS IMPORTANT TO KEEP HORSES VACCINATED ANNUALLY, INCLUDING THE WEST NILE VACCINATION

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FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ON WEST NILE SYMPTOMS AND PREVENTION refer to our “WHAT HORSE OWNERS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WEST NILE” article in our pet health library.

 

 

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SPAYING AND NEUTERING SAVES LIVES…

We are a participating vet!

Free spays and Neuters for those who qualify -  (this was re-posted from the Victoria Animal Control website)

Victoria Animal Control

Victoria County Public Health Department Animal Control Division Spay & Neuter Voucher Program To receive a voucher you must come in and fill out an application.

Qualifications:
1) Must be a resident of Victoria County and be able to prove residency ( via Texas Drivers License/ID Card and Utility bill)
2) Must be receiving Government Benefits ( Must have award letter with your name and address) OR
3) Monthly or Annual income must be 100% below the National Poverty Level. ( will need to bring the last 2 months transactions on a bank statement.) We will add all the deposits for each month and divide them to get the average monthly income. If we check annual income we will take the average monthly income an multiply it by 12.
Please come see us at Victoria Animal Control. You do not need to bring your animal with you.
Open Mon-Thur. 10am-5pm Fri. 10am-3pm
Location Hours
Monday7:00am – 5:30pm
Tuesday7:00am – 5:30pm
Wednesday7:00am – 5:30pm
Thursday7:00am – 5:30pm
Friday7:00am – 5:30pm
Saturday7:00am – 4:00pm
SundayClosed

On Saturday we are open to the public but the vet has limited availability and is not always on site. If your pet needs to be seen by the Veterinarian it may be considered an “emergency call” and a deposit will be required.