What to Expect

For most pet owners, pets are considered part of the family. When you trust a veterinarian to care for your cherished pet, you should be able to count on superior care and education.

The right veterinarian can make all the difference in diagnosing, treating, and even saving a pet’s life. Animals are notoriously hard to give medical care to because they can’t verbalize their symptoms and are often uncooperative patients. An excellent veterinarian, then, must also be an excellent detective. This requires great dedication, patience, and unconditional love for animals. They must also communicate effectively with pet owners. Often, the pet’s owner is the best clue to what is wrong with the animal, because they know the animal’s normal routine and personality, and they are the best link to understanding and uncovering symptoms.

People often debate about whether we save pets or pets save us, but there’s no doubt that an excellent veterinarian helps saves both.

Manchaca Village Veterinary Care in south Austin has assembled an expert team of veterinary professionals to bring you the best possible healthcare for your pet. We have a state of the art veterinary facility which is clean, comfortable, and efficient. Call or text 512-VET-CARE (512-838-2273) to schedule an appointment and we will find a time that is convenient for you.

What to Bring:

Once a year, you should take your pet in for a check-up, and twice a year for pets over 6 years of age. This includes a full physical exam, and may include teeth and gum cleaning if needed. The doctor will check the health of your pet from head to tail, giving you the peace of mind you would expect.

Bring in any medical history you have of your pet when you arrive, or we are happy to acquire it from the last vet clinic you have been to. It’s best to keep a journal of your pet’s health throughout his or her life, including behavioral shifts. If you have something like this, share it with our team. If not, let us know everything that you think will be important. The MVVC staff can work with whatever information you have.

To save time, please complete the new client form in advance of your visit.

Common Questions from New Puppy & Kitten Owners

New pet owners often have questions about their new family members. Like, “When do I bring them in?” and “What vaccinations do they receive?” Dr. O goes over the fundamentals in this brief video, below. For more information on caring for your new puppy or kitten, check out our New Pet FAQ page.

What's Next

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    Call us or schedule an appointment online.

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    Meet with a doctor for an initial exam.

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    Put a plan together for your pet.