Welcome to Southwest Veterinary Hospital


Established in 2008 by Dr. Gary Sargent and Dr. Erin Rasmusson,
keeping Reno’s pets healthy has been our number one priority!

As an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited hospital, your pet is guaranteed to receive the highest quality care available!
We are one of only 3,000 hospitals in the U.S and Canada that comply with the highest standards in patient care, pain management,
surgery, safety, and so much more! Your pet deserves nothing less!

Our goal at Southwest Veterinary Hospital (SWVH) is to provide the top standard of excellence in patient care in a modern, fully equipped, AAHA-accredited small-animal hospital. We strive to make our hospital comfortable for our patients, attractive to our clients
and a pleasant workplace for the doctors and staff.

We look forward to treating your pet like part of our family!




Southwest Veterinary Hospital
960 W. Moana Ln, Suite 102
Reno, NV 89509
775-825-7984


Office Hours

Monday:

7:30 AM-5:30 PM

Tuesday:

7:30 AM-5:30 PM

Wednesday:

7:30 AM-5:30 PM

Thursday:

7:30 AM-5:30 PM

Friday:

7:30 AM-5:30 PM

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Find Us

Check out the map below to locate SWVH!

Testimonials

We love to hear your feedback!

  • "As long as we live in Reno I will never go anywhere else!"
    Steve S.
  • "Dr. Rasmussen and team are great. She referred to a treatment plan that was unique for our furry family member. Plan was realistic, clear and compassionate!"
    Paula H.
  • "The whole staff is always friendly, professional, and compassionate. The care and treatment we receive for all our pets is outstanding. We are happy to have SWVH as our pet health care providers."
    Bill G.

Featured Articles

  • Who's Healthier: Purebreds or Mixed Breeds?

    For years, pet owners have disagreed about whether purebred or mixed breed dogs are healthier. Until recently, there was no scientific data to back up their opinions, but UC Davis researchers recently helped answer the question with a landmark health study. The Arguments Pet owners who thought that ...

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  • Does Your Cat Need Vaccines?

    In a word, yes. “No other medical development has been as successful as vaccination in controlling deadly diseases in companion animals,” says feline veterinarian Dr. Arnold Plotnick. However, Dr. Plotnick and other veterinarians acknowledge that, rarely, vaccinations in cats have been linked to ...

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  • Diabetes in Cats: Prevention and Treatment

    Diabetes in cats, also known as feline diabetes mellitus, is an increasingly common disease affecting 1 out of every 400 cats. Obesity is the leading risk factor for diabetes. "Overweight or obese cats are two to four times more likely to develop diabetes than cats with a healthy body weight," says ...

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  • Who's Healthier: Purebreds or Mixed Breeds?

    For years, pet owners have disagreed about whether purebred or mixed breed dogs are healthier. Until recently, there was no scientific data to back up their opinions, but UC Davis researchers recently helped answer the question with a landmark health study. The Arguments Pet owners who thought that ...

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  • Do Cats Really Love Milk?

    Cats, unlike dogs, are true carnivores which means they thrive on meat only diets and require no vegetable, grain, or dairy supplementation. Cows milk is not recommended for cats because it can be too rich for their digestive systems. This is because most cats can't digest milk properly because it contains ...

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  • Euthanasia: Saying Goodbye

    It's not easy to say goodbye to cherished pets, even those that have lived long, happy lives. Although you may hate the thought of life without your pet, euthanasia can be the kindest decision you can make when your friend is suffering. Making the Decision If your pet has been seriously injured in ...

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  • Assisting Anxious Pets

    Managing Pet Anxiety Pet anxiety can be a huge problem for pets and their families. Being home alone for several hours a day while their humans are at school or work can cause separation anxiety. Thunderstorms and fireworks can also really panic pets. Some pets are so anxious that any new situation ...

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  • Stress Relief for Pets

    Stress isn't just a problem for humans; your pet can experience the negative effects too. Illness, changes in the usual routine or the death of another pet can lead to an increase in your pet's anxiety level. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to help your furry friend relax. Signs of Stress Your ...

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  • Caring for Your Pet Before and After Surgery

    Is a surgery in your pet's future? If it is, you probably have a few questions about pre- and post-surgery care. Paying close attention to care recommendations will help you ensure that the surgery is just a minor disruption to your pet's normal routine. Before Surgery Stop Food Your pet will need ...

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  • What is Mange?

    Has your pet suddenly started losing hair? Mange may be to blame. The common skin condition affects dogs, cats and rabbits, causing a variety of uncomfortable symptoms. Tiny Mites Cause Big Problems Mange is caused by a mite infestation. The microscopic parasites either burrow under your pet's skin ...

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Ask Us About Our Referral Program

Refer a friend and receive $10 in “SWVH Bucks” to use at your next visit!