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  • FELINE NEWS FLASH!!
    Every veterinarian learns early on in school that cats are not small dogs. How wonderfully true! One of the great parts of our jobs as vets is to take care of different species Read more
  • Summer Dangers: Heat Stroke
    With this recent heat wave I thought July would be a good time to talk about heat stroke in pets. The following is a true story:It was a hot summer day last July Read more
  • Rattlesnakes: The Do's and Don'ts
    Unfortunately, along with the beautiful Sierra Mountains and gorgeous weather that Nevada has to offer, it is also home to potentially-dangerous rattlesnakes. It is now that time of year when we Read more
  • MICROCHIPS: Myths, facts and finding your way home!
    One of the most disheartening things is when a good sam brings in a stray and it doesn’t have a microchip. At SWVH, especially during the summer months, we frequently recieve phone Read more
  • A personal tale: Heartworm disease
    I wanted to help animals and be a veterinarian ever since I was a young girl growing up in rural Northwest Ohio. My childhood dog, Casey, who was only a Read more
  • Pet Poison Prevention
    Greetings, everyone! Dr. Martini here. March is poison prevention month so I wanted to share with you this scary story of a family and their close call with rat poison. You may Read more
  • Bonding for Better Behavior
    For those of you with dogs like mine that believe they will melt in the rain, I am sure thankful this precipitation has finally turned to snow! What a way to start Read more

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  • "Southwest Vet is a wonderful place to take our animals. The front desk ladies are knowledgeable, patient, and compassionate. The vet techs are so wonderful with our animals. And Drs. Sargent and Rasmussen are just the tops!! The care our animals receive is extraordinary!!"
    Sarah S.
  • "Thank you so much for all that you do. You have always gone above and beyond for my pets and I. I feel truly blessed to have found you when I moved to Reno. Tank thinks you’re pretty awesome, too!"
    Ashley D.
  • "Thank you to each and every one of you who helped care for Gus while he was recovering during his long and scary week with Parvo. We can’t thank you enough for everything you did to get our loving and playful guy home."
    Aaron and Lisa C.
  • "So rare it seems to encounter an entire professional office who are as smart as they are kind. We are so grateful to have you care for Einstein. Thank you for your excellent care, patience and generosity."
    Leah R.

Featured Services

  • What to Do If Your Pet Eats Grass

    Wondering what to do if your pet eats grass? Take a look at a few ideas. ...

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  • Bloat in Dogs

    Bloat may end your dog's life if you're not aware of the symptoms. ...

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  • Hypothyroidism

    Hypothyroidism is the natural deficiency of thyroid hormone and is the most common hormone imbalance of dogs. This deficiency is produced by several different mechanisms. The most common cause (at least 95% of cases) is immune destruction of the thyroid gland. It can also be caused by natural atrophy ...

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  • Feline Distemper

    Feline distemper or feline panleukopenia is a highly contagious viral disease of kittens and adult cats caused by the feline parvovirus. It is also called panleukopenia as it affects the bone marrow and causes low white blood cell counts. It is relatively common in unvaccinated cats and is often fatal, ...

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  • Bloat and Gastric Torsion

    Bloat and gastric torsion is a serious condition and your pet should be rushed to the emergency room if this occurs. Certain breeds of dogs with deep chests and narrow waists, such as hounds, bouvier des Flandres, or doberman pinschers are more susceptible to a syndrome of gastric torsion and bloat. This ...

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  • Arthritis

    The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis which can be due to wear and tear on joints from over use, aging, injury, or from an unstable joint such as which occurs with a ruptured ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in the knee. The chronic form of this disease is called degenerative joint disease ...

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