Caring for farm animals is time-intensive, hard work. The time it takes to load up your animal into a trailer for a visit to the vet can be considerable and cause undue stress for you and your animals. Because farm animals need medical care just as much as house pets, our vets here at Block House Creek Animal Hospital are happy and willing to bring our veterinary services to you. Farm calls are a way for us to provide your companion farm animals with medical care in a setting where they will be most comfortable--their own home. Our vets are experienced in caring for horses, sheep, goats, pigs, and cattle with animal preventative wellness exams, routine vaccinations, and emergency services.
A routine medical exam for your farm animal will evaluate their growth and the wellness of all body systems, looking for any changes or potential problems. The vet will also perform an external exam of your animal’s eyes, ears, hooves, and teeth, in addition to weighing your animal. The vet will also assess your animal’s heart for heart rate, rhythm, heart murmurs, and any other abnormalities and listen to the gut for digestive health.
In addition to regular checkups, vaccinations and parasite control are important components of preventative medicine. Vaccines keep your animal from contracting many preventable diseases. The combination of vaccines and parasite control will keep disease and infection at bay. Both vaccines and parasite control are specific to the breed of your farm animal, which is why it is important and necessary to keep your vet involved in preventative care.
Regular wellness exams and up-to-date vaccinations help ensure that your farm animal will be healthy and happy as long as possible. But, for those occasions when problems arise unexpectedly, our vets are happy to make emergency farm calls.
At Block House Creek Animal Hospital, we make every effort to extend the same level of professional care at the farm as we do at the office. For your farm animal’s routine or emergency pet services in Cedar Park, Texas, our vets are at your service!