Services for Dogs & Cats
We challenge the status quo. We innovate. As science and technology evolve, we offer new ways of delivering care for your pet.
We want your pet to live a long, happy, and healthy life by your side.
Preventive care helps avoid disease.
Each team member studies medical communication when they join Firehouse. We’ll ask about your pet’s past and present experiences.
Blood Chemistry Testing
We can learn a lot about your pet’s body through a small blood sample. Bloodwork tells us what is going on now. It can also help us track your cat and dog over time to identify problematic trends.
Heartworm Testing & Prevention
We test our patients every year to ensure the medications are working. If not, we’ll find new ways of treating heartworms since there are many options.
X-rays and Ultrasounds
Our on-site X-ray equipment is completely digital. All hospitals own whole-body and dental imaging systems. Both systems use digital technology to provide the highest quality images. We also partner with board-certified radiologists for ultrasound and image review as needed.
Pharmacy (onsite and online)
We want to save you time and energy. So, we maintain a complete inventory of medicines to meet the needs of your pet.
- Prescription diets
- Nutritional supplements
- Flea and tick medications
- Heartworm preventatives
We can also choose to order using our online fulfillment for prescription orders.
Please call 512.765.9009 for 24-hour access to a team member to help with any questions or issues.
When done completely, we gain important knowledge about your pet. Our 30-minute appointments give us plenty of time for a thorough checkup.
Intestinal Parasite Screen
Parasites cause illness in pets and may cause health concerns in people. Yearly testing helps us identifies problems before they get out of hand.
Diagnostic & Therapeutic Services
On-Site Surgical Services
We perform a wide variety of procedures in state-of-the-art surgical suites. We designed them with viewing windows. You’re invited to watch your pet the entire time he or she is having surgery. We want you to feel “in the know” about your pet’s health.
We can also arrange for a surgical specialist to provide specialized procedures at Firehouse or at Central Texas Veterinary Specialty Hospital, our surgical referral partner.
We’ve also used the largest and most reliable commercial lab for offsite lab testing. They help with:
- Sample analysis
- Specialized diagnostics
- Parasite testing
We regularly consult with board-certified specialists at our lab and at our partner specialty hospitals in complicated cases.
We’ll help you be a great pet parent.
Professional Dental Care
Pets explore the world with their mouths. We keep their teeth and gums healthy.
Professional Dental Care
Your cat and dog should visit us starting at 2-years-old for a dental exam. We like to check your pet’s teeth each year. We’ll recommend a cleaning only if they need one.
Research proves that a professional cleaning makes a tremendous difference to your pet’s health.
- Cleaning and polishing
- Tooth extractions
- Oral surgery
Our team learns the same dental techniques as board-certified veterinary dentists.
All our hospitals have digital radiography rooms and state-of-the-art dental cleaning equipment.
We’ve recorded these videos to offer more details about our dental philosophy:
We choose the best medicines because they provide extra margins of safety and comfort for patients.
We also use pulse oximetry and watch blood pressure during anesthetic procedures. A team of two will always track your pet during procedures that need anesthesia.
Finally, all anesthesia patients receive lab testing before their procedure. This ensures they’re healthy enough for anesthetics.
We also use an intravenous catheter during cleanings to receive fluids during their procedures.
The saying “you are what you eat” applies to pet, too.
The food we give our pets is critical to providing them a long and healthy life. For that reason, we’re dedicated to reviewing nutritional research. We pass the information along to you at appointments and on our blog.
We’ll guide you on decisions for your pet’s life stage. A pet’s age dictates different needs for growth, weight maintenance, and performance.
If needed, we’ll review diets that offer nutrition to help medical conditions.
In evaluating veterinary therapeutic diets, Firehouse looks for:
- High-quality, effective nutrition
- The latest advances in nutritional science and technology
- Excellent taste
- Convenient, on-time, accurate delivery
- Reasonable prices
Purina’s Veterinary Diets check all these boxes and more.
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Mon-Fri: 7:30am - 6:00pm
Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Phone: 512.765.9009 (Call 24/7!)
We provide 24-hour care by phone, so you know that we’ll always be there when you need us most.
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