Welcome to Babcock Hills Veterinary Hospital!
Babcock Hills Veterinary Hospital knows your pet is one of the family. We share your love of animals and value the richness these faithful friends bring to our lives. Our veterinarians and staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality veterinary care to our patients while serving our clients with exceptional compassion and professionalism.
Please view our 'VALUE ADDED SERVICES" module for NEW CLIENT ($35.00 New Client Discount), MILITARY, MULTI-PET DISCOUNTS, REBATES, COUPONS and much more! If you prefer to request an appointment on-line, you may do so at the bottom of this home page or call us at 697-8581.
Babcock Hills Veterinary Hospital | 210-697-8581
6600 W Prue Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78240
HEARTWORM PREVENTION MONTH
Meet Bill - She is one of our patients and a survivor of heartworm disease. Her new owners found her wandering the streets and brought her to our hospital for a full exam. Through testing, the doctor discovered that she was high positive for heartworm disease.
Heartworm is a serious and sometimes fatal disease of dogs and cats, but it is preventable with heartworm medications. This disease is transmitted by mosquitoes that become infected. For both dogs and cats, clinical signs of this disease may not be recognized in early stages. Some signs that a dog is infected include a persistent cough, reluctance to move or exercise, fatigue after moderate exercise, reduced appetite and/or weight loss. Chronic clinical signs of cats include vomiting, gagging, difficult or rapid breathing, lethargy and weight loss.
Treatment is available for dogs and most cases can be successfully treated, but costly for the owner. Currently, there are no products approved in the U.S. for treatment of infection in cats.
Again, heartworm disease is preventable. For more information, please visit our "Services" tab, which also has information regarding coupons and rebates for heartworm medications at our hospital.
With mosquito season upon us, now is the time to have your pet tested if he/she has not had an annual heartworm test performed. Our doctors can provide you with a variety of options for prevention, so please give us a call at 697-8581.