In your search for a veterinary facility, we believe you should expect high quality care as well as great service. Our goal has been to assemble a veterinary health care team committed to providing exceptional client service and veterinary health care.
Your pet's annual vet check-up will include a total physical exam, with a thorough investigation of your pet's head, body and tail, and all his assorted cavities. Because even the most cooperative pet may not readily go-along with a tooth and gum brushing, an annual cleaning by your veterinarian maybe in order. Like you, your pet can lose his teeth due to decay and neglect. It's a good idea to keep an accurate medical diary not only of the procedures and vaccinations your pet receives at the vet, but also of notes on things like your pet's elimination habits and any physical changes or unusual occurrences. Keep track of small shifts in your pet's behavior, including urinary marking habits and mood swings, along with diet and routine modifications. Take this notebook when you visit the vet. These seemingly unrelated occurrences may help explain results of your pet's medical tests. Also, if you need to change vets, it's good to have this journal to provide a complete medical history.
Choose a veterinarian who is calm, compassionate and willing to explain all the procedures your dog undergoes. Try to find a vet with whom both you and your dog feel comfortable. Try to have it convenient, choose a clinic with qualified staff and facilities to undertake surgery and perform procedures requiring anesthesia, such as teeth cleaning. Because of the general risks inherent to anesthesia, especially for very old, very young or very ill dogs, your veterinarian will likely suggest a few exams, including a chest X-ray and lab work of blood and urine, before your pet is anesthetized. During the procedure he might need an IV drip; antibiotics may be necessary before and after.
Your veterinarian may refer you to a specialist, veterinarians who have completed advanced studies in specialties such as internal medicine, surgery, and emergency care, if your dog must undergo a procedure that requires more precise knowledge and experience.
Please call (540) 992-2711 to make appointments for you and your pet. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. We are open for scheduled appointments on the following days:
Monday & Thursday:
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday:
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
For your convenience, we also offer weekend boarding pickup times as follows:
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
In order to provide you and your pet with the highest quality service, utilizing the best medical technologies, we request that payment be made at the time services are rendered. In order to focus on our patients' needs, customer service and minimizing costs, we do not bill.
Botetourt Veterinary Hospital accepts payment via cash, check, American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa. We also offer Care Credit, which is specific to medical practices.