24 hour Emergency Service 575-524-2894
***Established Clients Only***
WE ARE A MULTIPLE CRITTER CLINIC
Here are a few, but not all of our services that we offer.
REGULAR CLIENTS: we do not refer emergencies, there is always a doctor available to speak with you and assist you with after-hours emergencies. Please call our answering service who will relay your message to the on-call doctor. You should receive a return phone call within 5-10 minutes. We offer full-service emergency care 365/24/7 for our regular clients.
JUST CALL: 575-524-2894
Large, small, exotic, or farm animals, we are happy to offer full physical examinations as well as preventative care. Our doctors will answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding your pet's health.
Spay & Neuter
Cats and Dogs are scheduled for spay or neuter surgery any time after 6 months of age. We typically begin castrating male horses at 10-12 months of age.
We have fulll in-house IDEXX laboratory capabilities to meet most basic and emergency needs. We also contract with outside reference laboratories for specialized testing.
Preventative core vaccinations are highly recommended for all animals. Please speak with one of our doctors regarding those vaccinations required by state law as well as those recommended for your individual pet depending on their risk factors for exposure.
PLEASE REMEMBER: It is very important that young animals receive their full set of initial immunizations!
We offer a full range of routine surgeries, along with more advanced orthopedic and soft tissue procedures. Ear-cropping and feline declaw surgeries are also available.
Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Pain Control, Hydrotherapy, & Acupuncture
Rehabilitation is the standard of care for any human patients who sustain an injury or have surgery--it should be for our pets as well. Our clinic offers a fully certified CCRT and a CCRA to assist your pet during recovery. We offer hydrotherapy (modified underwater treadmill) along with Acupuncture (new!), pulsed electromagentic field therapy, cold laser, Rock Tape, and many other modalities. Rehabilitation applies not only to injured pets, athletes and working dogs should have regular assessments as well. In addition, pain control should be an important component of care for any of our senior pets
New studies show how important proper dental care is for your pet's general comfort along with their overall health and well-being. We offer a full-range of small animal dental prophylaxis along with extractions and root canals if necessary. Horses also suffer from dental pain which can result in many different health problems--including colic. Dental disease in horses can also have a large impact on athletic performance. We offer PowerFloating for all our equine patients.
We have a wonderful digital X-Ray machine which provides the clearest and most detailed images possible. We take a wide variety of routine views along with specialized soft tissue, orthopedic, and OFA films. We also perform myelograms and other contrast studies if necessary.
We do not routinely board healthy pets in our hospital, but are closely associated with Argus Pet Center (located right next door!). It is a great comfort to many owners to know that the Doctor is located nearby in case of emergency.
Endoscopy is an advanced, minimally-invasive techinque used to examine the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract and respiratory system in your pets. Endoscopy gives the doctor a "bird's eye view" of the patient's problem. We can also perform minor procedures and obtain biopsy samples through the endoscope.
Ultrasound is another minimally invasive technique to provide more detailed imaging of internal injuries or other problems. Ultrasound can also be used to obtain guided biopsy samples and assist in treatments. Additionally, Ultrasound is used for one of our favorite procedures--diagnosing new pregnancies! Dogs and cats can be ultrasounded for pregnancy as early as 21 days following the last breeding date, horses can be checked 17 days post-breeding.
EKG, or electrocardiography, is a special procedure to assist doctors in diagnosing or detailing a patient's heart disease. Many older dogs suffer from cardiac murmurs--it is important to determine which patients will benefit from treatment.
We carry 15 digit ISO-compatible Home Again Microchips along with the newest scanner.
*If you find a lost or stray pet, please bring them by, we are happy to scan them at no charge*
We're pleased to offer the following services at Schumacher Veterinary Clinic:
Our appointment book is computerized, which allows us to efficiently make appointments for you and your pet. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. Emergencies are accepted anytime our clinic is open. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come in immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency.
We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty five days a week who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet has. Usually an emergency team consists of at least one veterinarian and several technicians working together to save a pet's life. Emergencies can be things such as accidental ingestion of rat poison, hit by car, and chocolate ingestion. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call or come in immediately.
We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening. If you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment, our veterinarians will work to "squeeze" you in between scheduled appointments. When you arrive, our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate on how long you may have to wait in order to be seen.
Because a large number of veterinarians practice at Schumacher Veterinary Clinic, we can care for many types of pets:
- Pocket Pets*
- Small Farm Animals*
*Select veterinarians only. Call us for more information.