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

Office Hours


7:30 AM-5:30 PM


7:30 AM-5:30 PM


7:30 AM-5:30 PM


7:30 AM-5:30 PM


7:30 AM-5:30 PM





Find Us

Check out the map below to locate SWVH!


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

  • Blue Tongued Skinks

    Blue tongued skinks are quite and gentle, and quite easily tamed and handled. It is reported that even ...

    Read More
  • First Aid

    Never leave dangerous objects like pins, needles, or fish hooks within reach. Keep poisonous products ...

    Read More
  • Client Survey

    Download & Print Client Survey If you do not already have AdobeReader® installed on your computer, ...

    Read More
  • Grooming

    Cats Cats do a good job of grooming themselves, but regular brushing to prevent matting of hair is ...

    Read More
  • Mealtime

    Puppies Feed a high quality diet designed for puppies. A wide variety of diets and formulations are ...

    Read More
  • Vetopedia

    Vetopedia is a glossary of terms used by vets in treating animals. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q ...

    Read More
  • Where Do You Look For a Horse?

    A good place to buy a horse is the stable where you ride or plan to keep the horse. The stable owner ...

    Read More
  • Food & Housing

    Food Feeding pet rabbits is easy because nutritionally complete and balanced commercial pelleted diets ...

    Read More
  • Seasonal Care

    Heat Stroke Heatstroke may kill or seriously injure your pet—but it can easily be avoided by adhering ...

    Read More
  • Recognizing Illnesses

    The AVMA suggests that you consult your veterinarian if your pet shows any of the following signs: Only ...

    Read More

Newsletter Sign-Up

Ask Us About Our Referral Program

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