Welcome to Rivertown Animal Hospital
At Rivertown Animal Hospital, our underlying philosophy is disease prevention. By providing proactive veterinary care we strive to be your trusted source of information and medical services to help you maintain and enhance your pet's health and well-being. Preventing common disease and infection is the best gift you can give your animal companion. We believe that focusing on high quality preventive medicine is key to a long, healthy life for your dog or cat. It’s why Rivertown Animal Hospital is committed to providing individualized medical care. Our approach to each patient is based heavily on diagnostics and patient safety. That is why Rivertown Animal Hospital has invested in on-site diagnostic technologies ranging from bloodwork to radiology. Allowing us to find specific problems quickly, we can tailor therapies to produce quicker recoveries from medical conditions and make surgical and anesthetic procedures safer. We try to do things differently here at Rivertown Animal Hospital. It is very important to us that both you and your pet have positive experiences while in our care. You know valuable and useful information about your pet’s normal activity and health, so communication is key to our approach. We know that anxious dogs and cats (and maybe pet owners, too) can only benefit from our relaxed atmosphere, a little patience and a lot of positive patient attention from our team members. Know that we will always advise what’s in your pet’s best interest, even if that means the patient requires more than we can offer in-house. We have excellent relationships with Veterinary Specialists in the area as well as local animal ICU facilities in the event that your pet would need round the clock care or emergency medical attention.
Parasite issues are paramount here in south Louisiana. That is why we follow an aggressive parasite screening program for both heartworm and intestinal parasites. Our minimum recommendations for adult dogs are annual heartworm tests and fecal floatation exams every six months. All cats are de-wormed annually and heartworm testing intervals are best determined by the risk level of each feline. As defined by the American Heartworm Society, “heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal condition caused by parasitic worms living in the arteries of the lungs and occasionally in the right side of the heart of dogs, cats and other species of mammals, including wolves, foxes, ferrets, sea lions and (in rare instances) humans.” Heartworm disease is preventable, simple to administer and inexpensive. There are a number of heartworm preventatives available for your pet. Call Rivertown Animal Hospital to schedule an appointment to determine which preventative is right for your pet today!
Ectoparasites (parasites found on the coat or in the ears) are also big factors in the day to day quality of life of your pet. Fleas, ticks, lice, mites and mosquitoes are all prevalent in south Louisiana. Our clinic carries the latest and most effective preventatives in veterinary medicine. Call today for your pet to be evaluated for the proper medication for their environment. Nutrition is as important for your pet as it is for people. Many foods available at retail stores derive their nutritional content from grain rather than foods high in protein. Your pet’s weight, skin and overall well-being are derived from their food. Rivertown Animal Hospital can set up a regimen to help your pet gain or lose weight as needed. Also, special diets are available for those pets with special dietary needs such as diabetes or frequent urinary tract infections.