We're pleased to offer the following services at Western Nevada Veterinary Services:
Our appointment book is computerized, which allows us to efficiently make appointments for you and your pet. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. Emergencies are accepted anytime our clinic is open. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come in immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency.
Emergency & Urgent Care
We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty five days a week who are trained and equipped to handle your urgent care needs. Emergencies can be things such as accidental ingestion of rat poison, hit by car, or chocolate ingestion. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment, do not hesitate to call so we can adequately triage your case and help ASAP. We are not available for after-hours emergency cases.
After hours emergencies are referred to:
Small Animal Clients
- Sierra Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Center 775-358-8555 (Reno)
- Animal Emergency Center: 775-851-3600 (Reno)
Large Animal Clients
- Comstock Equine Hospital: 775-849-0120 (Reno)
- Maria Beck DVM: (775) 901-8514 (Friday-Sunday only; mobile)
We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening. This may include: vomiting/diarrhea, ear infections, painful patients, coughing/fever, not eating, etc. We have 4-6 “Save for the Day” appointment slots available each day to see our more urgent cases. Please call our office early in the morning to try to reserve these appointment slots--they fill up quickly. For our non-contagious patients, we also offer “Drop-Off” appointments for urgent cases that occur through the day. Call our office to schedule and see the form in the online forms section.
Types of Pets Seen
Because a large number of veterinarians practice at Western Nevada Veterinary Services, we can care for many types of pets:
- Small Farm Animals
- Large Farm Animals
Vaccinations for dogs include:
Vaccinations for horses include:
EHV-1 and 4
West Nile Virus
Vaccinations for cattle include:
Vaccinations for cats include:
Vaccination for sheep and goats include:
Clostridium perfringens C+D and Tetanus
We offer spay/neuter services for our canine and feline patients. Services are available by appointment only. We perform surgeries four days per week. Typically, we like to have our patients fasted prior to surgery. We advise that food and water be withheld from the patient at 6 pm the night before the scheduled surgery. Patients need to be dropped off between 7:30 and 8:00 am the day of surgery. There will be some consent forms to fill out prior to surgery. Anesthesia consent forms are available on this website (Forms tab). Clients may view and print off the consent forms to expedite the drop-off process. We will take time to discuss the paperwork at the time of patient drop-off. Surgeries are performed during the morning and most patients will be ready to go home between 2:30 and 5:30 pm.
We offer dental cleaning, tooth extraction and minor oral surgery to our canine and feline patients. All procedures are performed under general anesthesia. Services are available by appointment only. We perform dental procedures four days per week. We prefer to have our patients fasted prior to the dental procedure. We advise that food and water be withheld from the patient at 6 pm the night before the scheduled dental. Patients need to be dropped off between 7:30 and 8:00 am the day of the procedure. There will be some consent forms to fill out prior to the dental. Anesthesia consent forms are available on this website (Forms tab). Clients may view and print off the consent forms to expedite the drop-off process. We will take time to discuss the paperwork at the time of patient drop-off. All procedures requiring general anesthesia are performed during the morning and most patients will be ready to go home between 2:30 and 5:30 pm.
We offer equine dental services, which include sedated oral examination, floating and minor tooth extraction. Our equine patients are typically seen on a house-call basis. We suggest that our patients be fasted for 6-12 hours prior to the dental procedure. Typical floats take anywhere between 30-45 minutes. Most patients are recovered from sedation within 45-90 minutes.
Small and Large Animal Internal Medicine
We see appointments 5-6 days per week, a variety of morning and afternoon times are available. Our clinic has digital radiography, ultrasound and in-house bloodwork to aid in the diagnosis of diseases and disorders. We have an in-house pharmacy for client convenience. Our doctors and staff believe in performing a thorough physical examination. Therefore, clients may plan on an appointment lasting between 20-40 minutes.
We offer in-house digital radiography for our small animal patients. Our x-ray appointments are typically scheduled for 30 minutes and depending on what views are needed, the patient may or may not require sedation. We recommend that if sedation may be needed, the patient be fasted for 4-6 hours prior to the scheduled appointment.
At this time we do not offer large animal x-ray services.
Drop-off appointments are available for our clients that have a busier schedule and may not be able to attend our regularly scheduled appointment times. We have a drop-off sheet in the Forms section of this website. We ask that clients be as specific as possible when filling out this form. Drop-off appointments are still by appointment only, so please call first so we can accommodate your pet. Please plan on leaving your pet with us for at least 1-3 hours. No aggressive pets for drop-off unless otherwise approved by the doctor.
Basic ultrasound services are available.
Laser therapy is a great non-medicine tool used in pain management and healing.