The Rescue Vet Clinic offers affordable spay/neuter surgeries and preventive care services for our patients. Surgery and wellness visits are offered by appointment only. We do not take walk-ins. For a detailed list of the services we offer, please see below.
Rescue Vet Clinic offers a wide range of veterinary services for our patients. Just a few of our wellness and preventive care services are listed below. For more information on these or other services, please call (832) 510-9431.
We offer spay (female) and neuter (male) services for both dogs and cats.
- All surgeries include Pre- and Post-operative examinations
- Sedation and anesthesia
- Injectable 24 hours pain medication
- Nail trim
What’s not included?
- The following services can be added:
- Pre-operative bloodwork
- Bloodwork is sent out so if you would like this service, please schedule an exam prior to the day of surgery
- Extra pain medication to take home
If your female pet is found to be in heat, pregnant, or has a pyometra (infection of the uterus), the procedure can take longer and can incur extra charges. This is because we may have to use extra supplies and give your pet extra support during the surgery.
Things to know:
- Please arrive between 7:30 and 8:30 am on the day of your appointment
- Your pet will stay with us all day and then be picked up in the afternoon
- If you need to cancel please give us 24 hours’ notice.
- If you do not show up for a surgery appointment a $50 no-show fee will be incurred.
- Please review our surgical waiver before your visit. It will also be emailed to you with a consent form
- Please review our pre-op and post-op instructions before your visit
- Proof of current Rabies Vaccine is required or you can request a rabies vaccine be given at the surgery
- Rabies 1-year and 3-year vaccine
- Prior rabies vaccine required for 3-year vaccine
- Rabies tags are not required and are only given if requested for $3.
- Microchip implant: Includes free registration
- Distemper/parvo (DHPP) vaccine
- Distemper/parvo + leptospirosis (DHLPP) vaccine
- Bordetella (Kennel Cough) oral or nasal vaccine
- Canine Influenza (bivalent)
- Feline HCPCh – 4-in-1 vaccine
- Feline Leukemia vaccine
Heartworms are parasites transmitted to dogs via mosquito bites. They are easily preventable with monthly oral medication or a once-yearly injection. However, they are very prevalent in Houston, especially in homeless or shelter dogs. Heartworms mature and populate in the heart and lungs and can cause serious health problems if left untreated.
Heartworm treatment is for dogs who have tested positive for heartworms. It is a series of injections of a medication called melarsomine (brand names: Diroban and Immiticide) given in the large muscles of the back that kill adult heartworms. Heartworm treatment is painful, and your dog must be kept calm throughout the process.
To be eligible for heartworm injections, your pet must be on heartworm prevention and complete 30 days of doxycycline pre-treatment. This can be started with us or with your regular veterinarian. We recommend following the American Heartworm Society guide for treatment, which can be found here.
Depending on the pet, we offer the 3 or 2-injection protocol. We do not have an X-ray so we cannot do staging of heartworm disease. It is recommended that you consult with a full-service clinic for staging before pursuing heartworm treatment.
We offer affordable heartworm injection prices.
Melarsomine injection (per shot) by weight
- 1-22lbs: $68
- 22-44lbs: $95
- 45-66lbs: $140
- 67-88lbs: $178
- 89-100lbs: $250
Sedation during the procedure(recommended): $15-60
Prednisone and Gabapentin – $15-30
Soft tissue surgeries are offered on a case-by-case basis. These include:
- Mass removal(s)
- Entropion eyelid surgery
- Enucleation (eye removal)
- Cherry Eye repair
- Limb amputations (radiographs required from full-service clinic)
Please inquire directly about specific procedures and pricing.
We offer basic dental cleanings for pets with Grade 1 or 2 periodontal disease – this means minor plaque and tartar accumulation and mild gum disease.
A complimentary dental exam is required prior to scheduling a dental to ensure that your pet is an appropriate candidate. This can be done the same day as the cleaning appointment, but you may be asked to reschedule if severe periodontal disease is discovered.
Dentals are conducted under general anesthesia so that a thorough cleaning can be performed. Plaque is removed from the tooth and under the gum line with a scaler. Then the teeth are polished to prevent future plaque accumulation.
Basic extractions can be performed during the procedure but more complicated extractions may be referred to or rescheduled.
Routine dental is very important for pet health. They are safe and effective and the procedure takes about 30 minutes. Complicated dental procedures can take hours and be extremely costly. Preventative dental help keep pets healthy and will prevent your pet’s mouth from looking like this!
We offer basic preventative care diagnostics including:
- Heartworm SNAP test
- FeLV/FIV SNAP test
- Fecal float
- Giardia SNAP test
- Skin scrapes
- Ear cytology
- Bloodwork – Sent to Lab with results in 24-48 hours
We offer limited medication and testing for preventative care or basic illness such as ear infections. We do not have imaging (radiographs or ultrasound) or advanced in-house diagnostics so we do not see emergencies or chronic/advanced illness. We recommend establishing a relationship with a full-service veterinarian.
We offer a special rate for TNR cat trappers
$75 Community cat package includes:
- Surgery, pain injection, ear tip and Rabies vaccine
- A feline distemper vaccine can be added for $20
- Feral cats do not receive exams
- They must be in a trap!
- Failure to have a feral or aggressive cat in an appropriate trap will result in a $40 fee.
- If an ear tip is refused, the full surgery and vaccine price will be applied
To get set up as a TNR cat trapper, please email us at email@example.com and we can create your account.
Drop off for TNR is Mon-Thurs 7:30 to 8:30am.
If you plan on trapping cats, please let us know as soon as possible so we can prepare. We can usually work in a feral cat the day of, but please give us notice on the day of indicating how many cats you are bringing.
We work with many rescues that send animals out of state. We issue hundreds of health certificates per month. Due to the huge demand we ask that you schedule your health certificate appointment well in advance. Most health certificates are valid for 30 days.
We use GlobalVetLink which is an online health certificate software that will email the document directly to you.
We do NOT use paper health certificates including the 7001 form
We do NOT do International Health certificates.
Information we must have prior to appointment:
- Current Rabies Certificate
- Name, Address and phone number where the animal currently is in Texas
- Name, Address and phone number where the animal is Travelling
- Name, address and phone number of transporter
- Some states require additional information including microchips or heartworm testing.
To keep costs low, we only carry a small selection of flea and heartworm prevention listed below. Due to our small staff and limited time we do not write or fill online prescription requests.
- Interceptor Plus
- Oral Heartworm prevention is given monthly
- Also prevents intestinal parasites
- Proheart 12
- One-time injection that prevents heartworms for 12 months
- Oral flea prevention tablet is given monthly
- Topical flea preventative applied once monthly