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Lubbock Veterinary Services
At Cooper Veterinary Clinic, we are here for your pet through every life stage. You can learn more about our veterinary services below.
About Our Services
Cooper Veterinary Clinic strives to ensure your pet is healthy, beginning as early as the first puppy or kitten visit. We will provide the necessary puppy and kitten vaccines and extend preventative care throughout their adult life in the form of wellness visits, routine bloodwork, spays, neuters, and dentals.
If your pet is sick, we provide in-house diagnostics and develop a treatment plan to ensure your pet is on the road to a speedy recovery. You can learn more about our various services and how we can help your pet with their every need below.
Wellness and Preventative Care
Your pet can benefit greatly from regular wellness examinations or checkups. Whether your pet is a youngster, a “senior citizen,” or any age in between, wellness examinations provide an excellent opportunity for us to conduct a thorough physical examination and develop a health profile for your pet. This information will help us identify medical problems and any other issues that can affect your pet’s health and quality of life.
A typical wellness exam includes a full evaluation of all of your pet’s major organ systems. Your veterinarian will examine your pet from nose to tail. They will check their ears, eyes, and teeth, listen to their heart and lungs, making sure their heartbeat and respirations are normal, and palpate their abdomen to make sure nothing feels out of place or abnormal. They will also take this time to discuss any concerns you may have, such as behavioral changes or diet. Finally, they will make sure your pet is up-to-date on vaccinations and diagnostics, like annual blood work or parasite screenings and preventatives.
We highly recommend a wellness examination every six months for older pets. Bi-annual examinations allow a pet owner to stay alert to changes in their pet’s health. Running annual blood work at these visits for middle-aged and older pets is one of the best ways to catch any health changes early. The good news is that many of the changes we see are entirely treatable if diagnosed early.
In healthy young pets, an annual health exam is sufficient in most cases. It provides the veterinarian an opportunity to closely examine them, ideally preventing or detecting and treating any issues before they become serious.
Whatever their life stage, regular wellness exams help dogs and cats live to their full potential!
To schedule an appointment or learn more about our services, please contact us today.
Regular vaccinations are one of the cornerstones of good preventive health care for dogs and cats. When administered by your veterinarian, vaccines provide cost-effective protection against infectious and contagious diseases for both pets and people. Vaccines help prevent many contagious illnesses, including ones that can be fatal, that pets may encounter if they are outdoors at all, socialize with other animals in public places, or travel with you.
Our team can help offer you some of the best advice regarding your pet’s vaccination plan, which can help lead to many happy years of health and wellness. Our doctors can help tailor a vaccination protocol for your pet based on his or her individual risk factors. Our pets are faced with many deadly infectious diseases, and vaccines can help protect them. Over the years, vaccines against dangerous diseases have saved millions of pets and virtually eliminated some fatal diseases that were once common.
Rabies is a zoonotic disease (can infect humans) caused by a virus that is transmitted through the saliva of an infected animal. It is 100% fatal once contracted. Even indoor-only pets have been documented to be infected with rabies. Thus vaccination is necessary for all pets. All dogs and cats are required to be vaccinated for rabies in Texas by 4 months of age and as needed thereafter. The first vaccination is good for one year, and subsequent vaccinations are good for three years. Proof of prior rabies vaccination is necessary to give a rabies certificate for a three-year duration.
Recommended Core Vaccinations
- DAPP – distemper, adenovirus I & II, parainfluenza, parvovirus (All five vaccines given in one shot)
- Bordetella – to protect against kennel cough
- FVRCP – feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, panleukopenia (All in one shot)
Additional Vaccinations Based on your pet’s risk:
- Influenza – Dogs also are susceptible to the flu. This vaccine may be recommended for boarding, grooming, or dog park interactions. Canine influenza vaccination can be given at 6 weeks of age followed by a booster 2-4 weeks later.
- Leptospirosis – This vaccine is recommended for dogs that will be hiking, camping, and generally playing in bodies of water as a way to help protect against this possibly fatal disease. Leptospirosis vaccination can be given at 12 weeks of age, followed by a booster in 4 weeks.
- Lyme vaccine – This vaccine may be recommended if your dog will be spending time in tick-endemic areas (the east coast, forested areas).
Feline Leukemia – This is a vaccine intended for kittens, especially recommended if planning on allowing them outside. Prior to vaccination, a leukemia test should be run to make sure your cat does not have this disease. This vaccine should be given at 8 and 12 weeks.
If your pet is sick, we provide in-house diagnostics and develop a treatment plan to ensure your pet is on the road to a speedy recovery. Numerous options are available to aid in the diagnosis and management of disease, and your doctor will describe in detail what each test provides and what the results indicate. Our in-house diagnostics include:
- Physical exams
- Complete blood counts
- Chemistry panels
- Thyroid levels
- Heartworm and tick disease testing
- Feline leukemia and aids testing
- Digital radiographs
Prior to surgery, or in cases of illness, our doctors may recommend performing bloodwork to better evaluate your pet’s organ function. Most commonly run is a CBC and a Biochemistry. Biochemistry will provide values that are reflective of many systems, including kidney and liver function, blood glucose, and electrolytes. CBC will provide values that evaluate for signs of anemia or inflammation.
Radiography is a valuable diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine. A radiograph (also called an x-ray) is a type of photograph that can look inside the body and reveal information that may not be discernible from the outside. Radiography can be used to evaluate almost any organ in the body, including the heart, lungs, and abdominal organs, as well as the bones. Radiography is painless and non-invasive, using very low doses of radiation. Because the level of radiation exposure needed to perform radiography is very low, even pregnant females and very young pets can undergo radiography. Radiographs can be used to evaluate bones as well as the size, shape, and position of many of the body’s organs. The size of organs is important because some medical conditions—such as kidney, heart, or liver disease—can alter the size of these organs.
Radiographs are an important tool that can help us make a correct diagnosis for your pet. Our radiology service is staffed by caring, skilled professionals who will provide state-of-the-art care with compassion and expertise.
Ultrasonography is a type of diagnostic technique that uses ultrasound waves to produce an imaging study. This means that when we perform ultrasonography, we can see internal images of the patient’s body. Ultrasonography allows us to evaluate the internal structure of organs.
Unlike some other imaging studies, such as x-rays, ultrasonography does not use radiation. Instead, ultrasonography uses high-frequency sound (ultrasonic) waves to create a picture of what is inside your pet’s body. Ultrasonography is a completely non-invasive, painless way to diagnose and evaluate many common diseases.
At Cooper Veterinary Clinic, we offer a wide range of surgical procedures, including spays and neuters, soft tissue surgeries, and orthopedic surgeries. All of our surgical patients are monitored with electrocardiography, pulse oximetry, and blood pressure for the duration of anesthesia. Some of the surgical procedures offered are:
- Foreign body removal
- Mass removal
- Fracture repair
- Luxating patella repair
- Luxated hip repair
We know that it can be a stressful time when your pet needs an operation. We’ll be with you every step of the way. We’ll be providing complete pre-operative information for you and your pet – this includes when to keep them from eating the night before the operation to a full schedule of the day of the operation. If your pet is going under anesthesia, we may require blood work to make sure they’re healthy enough for the operation.
During the operation, our team will be diligent in making sure we monitor your pet’s vitals and call you with the good news once the procedure is complete. Multiple members of our staff will be on hand to make sure everything runs smoothly in the operating room.
Once your pet is out of surgery, we’ll contact you immediately and make sure that you have all of the information to bring your pet home and make sure that they’re comfortable and ready to begin healing. We may also need to schedule follow-up appointments to make sure the healing process is going well.
Why is dental care so important? Recent studies have shown that 70% of adult cats and 80% of adult dogs show symptoms of oral disease. In fact, most pet parents are not away that their pet is dealing with dental issues. Bad breath, plaque build-up, excessive drooling, sore or bleeding gums when eating or chewing, and decreased appetite are signs that your pet’s teeth may require veterinary attention.
Just as it’s important for you to see a dentist regularly, it’s important for dogs and cats as well. Your pet’s oral health is directly connected to their overall health. Signs of dental disease include bad breath, loose, broken, or missing teeth, yellow or brown teeth, red, inflamed, or bleeding gums, difficulty or pain when chewing, pawing at the mouth, and excessive drooling. If you notice any of these symptoms, please contact our team, and we’ll be happy to help.
We are proud that we have the most up-to-date equipment to treat dental disease, including digital dental x-rays. This allows us to detect any disease beneath the gum line that we would not be able to see otherwise. We can often see undetected abscesses, broken teeth, resorbed roots, retained roots, and more, thanks to dental radiographs.
Copper Veterinary Clinic stocks numerous medications that your pets may need. Having a fully stocked pharmacy means we can provide you with your pet’s prescribed medication before leaving our clinic, saving you a trip to your pharmacy! With our online pharmacy, you can even order medications and food delivered right to your door.
We also stock numerous preventatives so you can get your pet’s annual preventatives when you bring them in for their annual exams! The preventatives we carry are:
- Interceptor Plus
- Tri-Heart Plus
- Feline Revolution
Cooper Veterinary Clinic offers climate-controlled boarding for your pet.
For dogs, we have small, medium, and large kennels and runs for larger dogs. All dogs are fed and exercised twice daily while staying with us.
We offer separate boarding for cats in a spacious cat condo. This room is isolated from our dog boarding areas and has extra insulation to minimize sound and stress.
All animals must be current on their vaccinations, including Rabies. Any vaccinations needed and any procedures requested to be performed will be completed during their stay. If any animal is infested with parasites, they will be treated to maintain the cleanliness of our facility and minimize exposure to other pets staying with us.
Pets may be dropped off as early as 7:30 am during the week and picked up any time before 6:00 pm. If an animal is not picked up before noon on Saturday, the next available time will be Monday morning.
Daily boarding rates are based on the kennel size your pet will be staying in a while with us and the number of pets occupying the kennel.
We only board pets for established clients, and reservations are REQUIRED. Please call our office for rates and reservations. If you already have a reservation, please fill out our Boarding Consent Form.
Good nutrition and a healthy weight can provide the foundation for a lifetime of wellness for your pet. What you feed your companion, how much and how often, can have a major impact on their overall health and wellbeing. The right nutrition can improve performance, promote ongoing good health and even help manage existing medical conditions to minimize symptoms and improve quality of life. Weight is also an important factor. Animals that are just a few pounds overweight are at a greater risk of developing serious, sometimes life-threatening diseases. So, what can you do to help? Seek the advice of an expert. Our professional nutrition and weight management services can get your pet on the right path toward a healthy lifestyle.
We understand that every pet is different, and what’s right for one animal may not work for another. Our experienced staff will conduct a thorough analysis of your pet’s overall health, taking into account such important factors as the breed, age, weight, and the existence of any medical conditions or other health concerns. This information will help us to pinpoint exactly what your pet needs to achieve optimum health. We’ll also advise you on how much food and how often you should be feeding your pet to avoid overdoing it and the best physical activities they should be doing to help keep them healthy.
You want the very best for your companion, and so do we. Let us develop a customized diet and exercise plan that will meet all of your companion’s nutritional needs and help keep them fit and strong for life. Let us help bring out the very best in your animal friend!
Each year, thousands of pets go missing, and many don’t make it back home. Many pets (especially indoor pets) don’t wear collars or tags. Even if your pet wears a collar and identification tag, collars can break off, and tags can become damaged and unreadable, so these forms of identification may not be enough to ensure your pet’s safe return. Your pet needs a reliable form of identification and can’t get lost, stolen, or damaged. A microchip is a safe, simple form of identification that can significantly increase the chance that your pet will return safely.
A microchip is about the size and shape of a grain of rice and is placed underneath your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. Microchip implantation takes only a few minutes and is very safe. Each microchip is unique and carries vital information about your pet—including your name, address, and contact information. When a microchip is implanted, the pet owner is given a registration form to complete. Registering the number on the microchip includes your pet in a national pet recovery database. Veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, and animal control offices across the country are equipped with special electronic scanners that can detect the microchip and read the identification number. If a lost pet is picked up by animal control or found by a good Samaritan and presented to a veterinarian, a quick scan of the microchip reveals the identification number. A toll-free phone call to the pet recovery database alerts the microchip company that a lost pet has been identified. The pet owner can then be contacted and reunited with their pet!
Call us today to ask about microchipping your pet!