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  • Queasy and Dizzy: Motion sickness in our pets
    Queasy and Dizzy: Motion sickness in our pets Read more
  • Pet Insurance
    Hi everyone, it’s Dr. Christina Martini writing this month about a topic we get frequent questions on – Pet Insurance! In general, I feel that Pet Insurance is a good idea. Read more
  • Aural Hematomas
    Hello! Dr. Christina Martini here again. This month I want to make you aware of a painful condition that commonly affects dogs, and sometimes cats too! It is called an aural Read more
  • PANCREATITIS: A holiday season caution
    Happy Fall everyone! Dr. Christina Martini here. With the holidays approaching I thought it would be a great time to talk about pancreatitis; a condition we see all too often Read more
  • Veterinary Technicians: What Do We Do?
    Veterinary Technicians: What Do We Do? Read more
  • PennHIP
    Hello! Dr. Christina Martini here. This month I want to tell you about an exciting new diagnostic tool we have at SWVH. PennHip helps to diagnose hip dysplasia BEFORE symptoms Read more
  • Lost and Found
    One of the scariest situations for a pet owner is for one of their beloved furry family members to go missing. Would you know what to do if your pet Read more
  • Disaster Preparedness: Are you ready?
    Disaster Preparedness   “Because you never know when the day before ... Is the day before. Prepare for tomorrow.”  ― Bobby Akart   My husband and I moved to Read more
  • Becoming a Veterinarian
    Becoming a Veterinarian Read more
  • Pet Insurance – peace of mind for you and your wallet
    Pet Insurance – peace of mind for you and your wallet Read more
  • Winter Paw Protection
    The cold of winter affects our canine companions too, especially their paws. Here are a couple of recommendations to keep them cozy when the mercury drops.Acclimation is key:If you take your furry Read more
  • 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
  • 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

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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

  • Feline Ear Issues

    Most cats will never have a serious problem with their hearing during their lives. However, several ear issues can affect cats. Many of these can cause discomfort or pain, but some may even lead to a partial loss of hearing or deafness. Ear issues in cats can have a variety of causes, including infections, ...

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  • Fish

    If you’re thinking of getting a pet fish, you should know that your veterinarian has a lot of good advice about pet ownership. Fish can be very rewarding as pets, and you just may be surprised about how much fish actually interact with their owners. Here’s more valuable information about choosing ...

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  • Hypertension

    Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is fairly common in cats. Although it can occur on its own, it is usually a sign of other serious health problems. High blood pressure can also cause problems with other parts of the body, including the eyes, kidneys and heart. Cats are more likely to develop high ...

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  • Hyperthyroidism in Cats

    Hyperthyroidism is a condition that causes a cat’s thyroid gland to produce too much thyroid hormone. This disease most often shows up in middle-aged and older cats. The thyroid gland is located in the neck. Thyroid hormones affect most organs in the body, so hyperthyroidism can lead to other problems ...

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  • Kidney Issues

    The kidneys have two important roles in a cat’s body. First, they filter wastes and toxins from the blood, which then exit the body in the urine. The kidneys also help regulate the volume of fluids in the body and important hormones and other chemicals. Cats can develop several kinds of kidney issues, ...

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  • Liver

    The liver is a very important organ. It is involved in digestion and removing harmful toxins from the blood. Cats can develop several conditions that affect how well their liver works. Cholangiohepatitis One of the most common causes of liver disease in cats is cholangiohepatitis. In this condition, ...

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