What to Expect
In your search for a veterinary facility, we believe you should expect high quality care as well as great service. Our goal has been to assemble a veterinary health care team committed to providing exceptional client service and veterinary health care. Our commitment to you is to continue to offer our world class service and a state-of-the-art veterinary facility.
The Importance of an Annual Check-Up
Your pet's annual check-up will include a total physical exam, with a thorough investigation of your pet's head, body, and tail. Because even the most cooperative pet may not readily go-along with a tooth and gum brushing, an annual cleaning by your veterinarian maybe in order. Like you, your pet can lose his teeth due to decay and neglect. It's a good idea to keep an accurate medical diary not only of the procedures and vaccinations your pet receives at the vet, but also of notes on things like your pet's elimination habits and any physical changes or unusual occurrences.
Keep track of small shifts in your pet's behavior, including:
- urinary marking habits
- mood swings
- diet and routine modifications
These seemingly unrelated occurrences may help explain results of your pet's medical tests. Also, if you need to change vets, it's good to have this journal to provide a complete medical history.
Choosing the Right Veterinarian
Choose a veterinarian who is calm, compassionate, and willing to explain
all the procedures your pet undergoes. Try to find a vet with whom both
you and your pet feel comfortable. Try to have it convenient, choose a
clinic with qualified staff and facilities to undertake surgery and perform
procedures requiring anesthesia, such as teeth cleaning. Because of the
general risks inherent to anesthesia, especially for very old, very young,
or very ill pets, your veterinarian will likely suggest a few exams, including
a chest X-ray and lab work of blood and urine, before your pet is anesthetized.
During the procedure he might need an IV drip; antibiotics may be necessary
before and after.
Our veterinarians may refer you to a specialist, veterinarians who have completed advanced studies in specialties such as internal medicine, surgery, and emergency care, if your pet must undergo a procedure that requires more precise knowledge and experience.
“Great staff and great Doctors! They took great care of my Yorkie. I drove an hour to see them and definitely worth it!”- Kaylee H.
“If you're in the New Caney or surrounding area nd have pets i would MOST definitely suggest that you bring them to the Big Thicket Vet! The staff is amazing...the clinic clean and most of all they take the absolute BEST care of the animals they treat.”- Valerie
“I love this clinic. The vet techs are super nice and the doctor is, too. The prices are very reasonable and I appreciate these folks so much. Big Thicket makes vet care accessible when other clinics make seeing the vet cost prohibitive.”- Diana