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

  • Do You Know the Facts About Canine Lyme Disease?

    If your dog shows signs of stiffness or begins limping, you may assume that arthritis is to blame. Unfortunately, joint pain can also be a sign of canine Lyme disease. Learning the facts about this tick-borne disease can help you ensure that your pet receives prompt treatment. How is Lyme Disease Transmitted? People ...

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  • The Most Expensive Dog Breeds

    It is well known that each breed of dog tends to have certain health problems more common to that breed. This is probably due to genetics. As canine DNA is studied, it is hoped that we can eventually develop genetic tests for early detection and possible prevention of these diseases. In the meantime, ...

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  • When Is a Goopy Eye a Problem?

    Many dogs have thick eye discharge. Sometimes it is just in the morning; sometimes it has to do with a dog’s breed. Some breeds of dogs have eyes that sit differently in their skull, causing more discharge. And, sometimes, the goopy eye is a sign of a severe, chronic and painful condition called keratoconjunctivitis ...

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  • Fatal Rabies Disease is Preventable

    Pets need to be vaccinated to prevent against rabies. Rabies is a fatal viral zoonosis and veterinarians believe that all mammals are susceptible to it. This disease puts the public at risk and prevention measures are urged. Rabies is transmitted through saliva. It enters the body of person or pet through ...

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  • Types of Diabetes in Dogs

    Most people have heard of diabetes and associate it with needing to administer insulin. But actually there are two different kinds of diabetes: diabetes mellitus and diabetes insipidus. Their symptoms can be similar, but their causes are totally different and thus their treatments are completely different. Diabetes ...

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  • Chronic Pain in Pets

    It's hard to see your pet in pain day after day, particularly if your formerly energetic friend has now become lethargic and withdrawn due to a health condition or disease. Unfortunately, pets suffer from chronic pain just like people do. Learning about types of chronic pain and treatments can help you keep your pet more comfortable. ...

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  • What to Do When Your Pet Goes on the Carpet

    Straining to urinate, frequent urination, blood in the urine, and accidents in the house are common symptoms that pet owners report to their veterinarian. Many times the signs come on suddenly, as people find urine spots on the floor, often near the door where the dog goes outside. Cat owners may notice ...

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  • At Risk for Rat Bite Fever?

    Rats have made numerous appearances on the screen and the page as you've watched theater movies with your children, read popular children's books or relaxed while checking out family films with your home's technology system. Movies have made the rodents popular in the world of children. Popular children's ...

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  • Vomiting Versus Regurgitation

    When you come home to find a mess on the floor, it is easy to assume that the dog vomited. Vomiting is very common in dogs, as they often eat weird things! There are actually many other causes of vomiting, including parasites, kidney disease, liver problems, pancreatitis, and food allergies. Overall, ...

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  • Understanding Canine Compulsive Disorder

    If your dog has developed a tendency to pursue the same pointless activity -- sucking on his flanks, chasing his own tail, barking or snapping at thin air, et cetera -- he may be suffering from canine compulsive disorder, or CCD. Fortunately, treatment and training can help him overcome his obsession. Defining ...

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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!