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

  • Caring for Your Older Pet

    Many of the same problems that affect people as they age, such as arthritis and diabetes, can also affect your pet. Making a few changes to the way you care for your furry friend will help you ensure that your pet stays healthy and happy as the years go by. Look for Common Signs of Illness Changes ...

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  • Pet Weight Critical to Wellness of Cats and Dogs

    Easy Choices to Help Maintain Healthy Pet Weight Your dog's or cat's body weight plays a vital role in its well being. Overall good health is important to your pet living its best life possible. You can take small steps to move your pet to better health with each bite and bit of playtime. Eliminate ...

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  • What is in Your Pets' Food?

    Is the Pet Food Label Helpful? The pet food label can still be helpful, just not for the ingredient list. The most important thing to look for is a statement that says " this food is formulated according to AAFCO standards and has had feeding trials." AAFCO stands for the Association of American ...

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  • What is a Raw Diet?

    Raw diets offer an alternative to commercially prepared pet food and can be a good choice for some pets. Serving raw foods offer a variety of benefits, although the diet isn't appropriate for every cat or dog. Why Offer Raw Food? Commercially available pet food often contains preservatives or chemicals ...

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  • Why Pet Nutrition Matters

    How to Pick the Right Food for Your Pet With an almost overwhelming number of food choices in today’s pet superstores, choosing the right food for your pet can be a challenge. Your veterinarian can help. Ask your veterinarian the following: • How much food should I feed my pet each day? ...

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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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  • Pet Food Safety Measures to Avoid Health Complications

    Food Safety Measures to Avoid Health Complications Wellness visits to your veterinarian must be consistent so your pet's health and eating habits may be regularly monitored. Inadequate nutrient-packed portions, spoiled foods or overfeeding can have health complications. When talking with your ...

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  • Is Your Pet Overweight?

    Packing on the pounds is just as dangerous for your pet as it is for you. Being overweight or obese can lead to many of the same health problems whether you are a human, dog or cat. Luckily, with your help, your furry friend can easily lose that excess weight and enjoy a healthier, happier life with your help. ...

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  • Calcium is Not Always Good

    Does Your Pet Need a Calcium Pill? If your pet is eating a good quality, balanced diet, pets very rarely need a calcium supplement. If the food has been formulated according to Association of American Food Control Officials (AAFCO) standards, there should be an appropriate amount of calcium for ...

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  • Why Your Guinea Pig Needs Vitamin C But Your Dog Doesn't

    Scurvy: A deficiency of Vitamin C causes a syndrome called scurvy. Symptoms include bleeding and bruising. There is poor healing and decreased immunity. Animals are commonly anemic and may have loose teeth. We all need to eat a complete and balanced diet. We feed our dogs and cats food ...

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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!