Your pet should live a long, happy, and healthy life.

Firehouse provides the very best veterinary care for your pet.

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Firehouse is committed to providing you with the very best veterinary care experience.

We do 100 little things to make a BIG difference during your visit to our animal hospital.

Let’s talk about your needs and how we can best care for your cat and dog. We want you to feel heard, valued, and stay well-informed. Pets should have a pain-free, happy, and healthy life. We believe in preventing illness, injury, and disease through preventive medicine. Together, we’ll develop a pet wellness plan to suit your lifestyle and budget.

Did you know? You’re automatically enrolled in our Client Rewards program. No forms to complete or cards to clog your wallet.

New Pet Visits

Congrats on your new family member! We can help you with the next steps. We look forward to offering you and your pet the best Leander vet experience. We can help with fear, anxiety, and stress. Visits to the vet should be fun!

Historical Information

We want to understand your cat and dog’s needs. 30-minute appointments give us plenty of time to talk.

Each team member studies medical communication when they join Firehouse. We’ll ask about your pet’s past and present experiences.

Immunizations (Vaccinations)

We only give your pet the immunizations they need. We do not have a one-size-fits-all protocol. Instead, we consider age, health, lifestyle, and exposure risk. We also listen to your concerns before deciding what (if any) vaccines to give.

Intestinal Parasite Screen

Studies show that 5-10% of cats and dogs have some form of intestinal parasite.

Parasites cause illness in pets and may cause health concerns in people. Yearly testing helps us identifies problems before they get out of hand.

Spaying/Neutering Services

There are many benefits to spaying or neutering your cat or dog. You and your vet will decide the right time based on your pet’s health, age, and breed.

In general, cats are spayed or neutered before 5 months while dogs are spayed/neutered between 6-18 months. We’ll discuss the topic and come up with the best plan for you and your pet. Spaying or neutering your pet is safe and has a low risk of complications.

Physical Examination

Our cats and dogs can’t tell us how they feel. An annual physical exam lets us know what’s going well and also gives us insight into problems.

When done completely, we gain important knowledge about your pet. Our 30-minute appointments give us plenty of time for a thorough checkup.

Heartworm Testing & Prevention

Heartworm disease is common in cats and dogs. Yet, it is preventable!

We test our patients every year to ensure the medications are working. If not, we’ll find new ways of treating heartworms since there are many options.

Nutrition Consultation

The food we give our pets is critical to providing them a long and healthy life. For that reason, we’re dedicated to reviewing nutritional research. We pass the information along to you at appointments and on our blog.

We’ll guide you on decisions for your pet’s life stage. A pet’s age dictates different needs for growth, weight maintenance, and performance.

If needed, we’ll review diets that offer nutrition to help medical conditions.

Food Services

Firehouse recommends Purina Veterinary Diets for the treatment of many medical conditions.

In evaluating veterinary therapeutic diets, Firehouse looks for:

  • High-quality, effective nutrition
  • The latest advances in nutritional science and technology
  • Excellent taste
  • Convenient, on-time, accurate delivery
  • Reasonable prices

Purina’s Veterinary Diets check all these boxes and more.

Yearly Check-Ups (we call these Wellness Visits)

Regular check-ins maintain your pet’s health and catch issues early. Every aspect of our Wellness Visit addresses pet health problems with this philosophy in mind. We emphasize nutrition and yearly professional dental cleanings to keep the overall body healthy.

Physical Examination

Our cats and dogs can’t tell us how they feel. An annual physical exam lets us know what’s going well and also gives us insight into problems.

When done completely, we gain important knowledge about your pet. Our 30-minute appointments give us plenty of time for a thorough checkup.

Professional Dental Care

Many pet diseases begin with underlying dental disease. Regular professional dental cleanings can help.

Your cat and dog should visit us starting at 2-years-old for a dental exam. We like to check your pet’s teeth each year. We’ll recommend a cleaning only if they need one.

Research proves that a professional cleaning makes a tremendous difference to your pet’s health.

Services include:

  • Cleaning and polishing
  • Tooth extractions
  • Oral surgery

Our team learns the same dental techniques as board-certified veterinary dentists.

All our hospitals have digital radiography rooms and state-of-the-art dental cleaning equipment.

We’ve recorded these videos to offer more details about our dental philosophy:

Ongoing Nutrition

The food we give our pets is critical to providing them a long and healthy life. For that reason, we’re dedicated to reviewing nutritional research. We pass the information along to you at appointments and on our blog.

We’ll guide you on decisions for your pet’s life stage. A pet’s age dictates different needs for growth, weight maintenance, and performance.

If needed, we’ll review diets that offer nutrition to help medical conditions.

Food Services

Firehouse recommends Purina Veterinary Diets for the treatment of many medical conditions.

In evaluating veterinary therapeutic diets, Firehouse looks for:

  • High-quality, effective nutrition
  • The latest advances in nutritional science and technology
  • Excellent taste
  • Convenient, on-time, accurate delivery
  • Reasonable prices

Purina’s Veterinary Diets check all these boxes and more.

Laboratory Testing

Internal problems can stay hidden until your pet exhibits signs of illness.

We can learn a lot about your pet’s body through a small blood sample. Bloodwork tells us what is going on now. It can also help us track your cat and dog over time to identify problematic trends.

Immunizations (Vaccinations)

We only give your pet the immunizations they need. We do not have a one-size-fits-all protocol. Instead, we consider age, health, lifestyle, and exposure risk. We also listen to your concerns before deciding what (if any) vaccines to give.

Behavior Consultation

Behavior training and stress management are critical to the human-animal bond. Many veterinarians overlook these areas. We want to be a resource for solving issues through education. We can also connect you with the Austin-based expert we have vetted.

Microchipping

We highly recommend getting your pet microchipped to help a quick reunion if your pet gets lost.

A microchip is a grain-of-rice-sized, electronic device. It’s placed just under the skin between the shoulder blades. The chip contains a unique ID number that can be scanned by a veterinarian or shelter to identify your pet.

We can microchip your cat or dog when they’re already under anesthesia for a spay/neuter or a dental cleaning. We can also microchip your pet when they’re awake. Microchipping causes minimal pain and we try to distract your pet with lots of treats and cuddles.

When Pets Need Extra Care

Our surgical suite is fully equipped to handle planned pet surgeries and emergencies. We consult with specialists for cases like TPLO surgery for dogs. We also offer onsite x-rays and a pharmacy to reduce your errands.

Diagnostic & Therapeutic Services

We’re equipped to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services. Our medical record system is completely digital, providing a comprehensive solution for wellness care.

X-rays and Ultrasounds

Our on-site X-ray equipment is completely digital. All hospitals own whole-body and dental imaging systems. Both systems use digital technology to provide the highest quality images. We also partner with board-certified radiologists for ultrasound and image review as needed.

Emergency Care

We’re here to help and are available for urgent care and same day appointments. Please call 512.813.1677 for 24-hour access to a team member to help with any questions or issues.

On-Site Surgical Services

We perform a wide variety of procedures in state-of-the-art surgical suites. We designed them with viewing windows. You’re invited to watch your pet the entire time he or she is having surgery. We want you to feel “in the know” about your pet’s health.

We can also arrange for a surgical specialist to provide specialized procedures at Firehouse.

Pharmacy (Onsite and Online)

We want to save you time and energy. So, we maintain a complete inventory of medicines to meet the needs of your pet.

We stock:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Prescription diets
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Shampoos
  • Flea and tick medications
  • Heartworm preventatives

We can also choose to order using our online fulfillment for prescription orders.

Compassionate End-of-Life Pet Care

We take an individualized approach when counseling clients about their pets. Let’s discuss your questions, worries, and needs. We’ll never rush these important conversations. We’re here for you every step of the way.

Advisory Services

End-of-life discussions can be hard, so we never rush these conversations. Bring us your questions, worries, and needs. We’ll do our best to counsel you through:

  • Assessing your pet’s current quality of life.
  • And then ways to improve his or her quality of life for the time being. Your pet might be struggling with daily activities like walking or going to the bathroom. We have lots of tips for interim steps before end-of-life discussions begin.

We’ll speak with you as often as you’d like until you feel comfortable making a knowledgeable decision. Please call us today if you’re worried about your pet.

Loving and Peaceful Transition

Eventually, you may notice your pet’s quality of life has diminished so much that you are ready to discuss an end-of-life plan for your pet.

We’ll answer all your questions about the process and talk about all the steps ahead of time.

We take as much time as you need to help you feel comfortable that, as a team, we can all offer your pet a peaceful transition.

  • Our team will be there to support you every step of the way. Some people prefer to have private time with their pets before or after, which we will always accommodate.
  • We’ll cater to your and your pet’s needs. You can spend as much time with your pet before, during, and after the end-of-life process. You can sit right by their side to comfort them.
  • Location matters. We have a living-room-style “comfort room” at each hospital. It has its own exit, so you can leave the hospital when you’re ready without walking through the lobby.

Please know that euthanasia does not hurt your pet. Your pet will feel like he or she is falling asleep. And we are here to hold your hand as your pet makes his or her way across the rainbow bridge.

Palliative Medicine

If it’s clear your pet is suffering, please call us.

  • We can help improve your pet’s quality of life using medicine to manage pain and ease your pet’s anxiety that often accompanies aging.
  • We’ll help you navigate what to change about your pet’s lifestyle and routines.
  • And we can call in specialists and partners for additional help.

We want your pet to be as comfortable as possible in the time they have left with you and your family.

Firehouse 183 is one of 7 animal clinics that offers veterinary services to the people and pets of Central Texas. Find the location that’s closest to you.

Clients tell us their pets LOVE coming to Firehouse. That’s because we do 100 little things to make each visit amazing. We look forward to meeting you and your pets soon.

Traveling? Or looking for doggy daycare or cat daycare? We offer boarding and playcare at Firehouse Pet Resort. We have 2 locations (Round Rock & Kyle) where pets get a relaxing, stress-free, and personalized stay.

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