Geriatric/Hospice Care

Aging often presents challenges to our pets and those who care for them. Our team at SWVH works closely with owners to evaluate and treat a wide range of conditions that affect our more mature pets including arthritis/joint disease, high blood pressure, ocular changes, internal organ disease, and dementia. The goal of any patient is to maintain the highest quality of life possible for our pets and their families.

We believe that a multimodal approach to pain management is the most effective for patients suffering from joint disease or other chronically painful conditions. While NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatories) are an important component, the use of joint supplements, adjunct pain medications, laser therapy, and physical therapy/rehab (either done with a licensed physical therapist or basic exercises done at home) can reduce the quantity and frequency of medications that are needed and help improve quality of life.

SWVH is here to support not only our patients but their families as they ease into their golden years.

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





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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.

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