Shaw Veterinary Clinic
Our appointment scheduling is computerized which allows us to efficiently make appointments for you and your pet. We utilize appointments for surgical procedures, grooming, lodging, and vaccinations. Our receptionists will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. Illnesses are not handled on an appointment basis. However, please call to determine a convenient time to arrive in order to lessen your wait. Emergencies are accepted anytime our clinic is open. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come to the hospital immediately.
Usually an emergency team consists of at least one veterinarian and several technicians working together to save a pet's life. Emergencies can be things such a snail/rat bait poisoning, hit by car, organ failure, or chocolate ingestion. If you feel that your pet needs emergency treatment please call (870) 856-3243 if possible before coming in so that a team member can advise you on your particular emergency. If the doctors are not available due to other emergencies or being in surgery, we may recommend contacting another veterinarian to administer care for your pet. Several veterinarians are available in Mountain Home, Jonesboro, and Batesville that we highly recommend. For emergencies after hours, we recommend calling the doctors at their home (870) 856-3824. If they are available, they can make arrangements to meet you at the clinic. If they are not available, we recommend calling another veterinarian. Arkansas Veterinary Emergency & Specialists provides after hours hospitalization, specialist diagnostics, and complete surgical services at (501) 224-3784. Dr. Dean Hunter of After Hours Animal Hospital at (501) 891-5437 is another option for after hours emergencies. During weekends, Allied Animal ER in Jonesboro at (870) 316-6281 offers emergency services.
We also treat sick pets for urgent care conditions when circumstances are not life-threatening. Please try to call (870) 856-3243 before coming with your pet as many times the doctors can be involved with other emergencies or surgeries and your wait could be substantial. Our staff may be able to schedule an appointment that day or our veterinarians may be able to examine your pet in between scheduled appointments if at all possible. When you arrive, our receptionists can give you an estimate of how long you may have to wait in order to be seen.
Most pet owners do not realize their pets can develop dental disease. Gently lift a lip and look at your pet's teeth. Are they pearly white or covered with brown tartar? If your pet has foul breath, let us examine that mouth and advise appropriate dental care. The doctors utilize a state-of-the-art dental unit providing an ultrasonic scaler and mechanical polisher to clean your pet's teeth along with Laser Therapy treatments to reduce inflammation and increase healing speed. If you have questions or want to schedule an exam for your pet, call Shaw Veterinary Clinic at (870) 856-3243.
We offer bathing on an appointment basis Monday through Friday. We are currently searching for a full time trained professional groomer to replace our long-time groomer Linda McCormick who retired. We do offer medicated baths for those dogs with certain skin problems and can perform baths daily. Our staff will alert the doctors if they notice a problem with your pet's skin, eyes, or ears during bathing. The doctors may call you while your pet is in the hospital to discuss these problems and offer treatment options. To schedule an appointment for bathing , please give us a call (870) 856-3243. If you know of a trained groomer who might be interested in a position with Shaw Veterinary Clinic, please give our number as we would like to find a groomer for our patients.
We offer state-of-the-art digital radiography and have the capability of copying radiographs to give you either a CD or USB with your pet's radiographs. With this technology, we can radiograph your pet in a timely manner and get results within a very short period of time. In addition, we are able to email your pet's radiographs to a specialist. We rely on Dr. LeaAnn Pack for our second opinions and she has been a great resource. To learn more about Dr. Lea Ann Pack, please visit her website www.southlandvets.com.
Blood testing provides a way for us to assess your pet's health to give us insights that we might not otherwise discover with a physical exam. We offer state-of-the-art blood analyzing equipment that allows us to check your pet's red blood cell count, white blood cell count, and evaluate kidney, liver, and other organ health. We are also able to perform in-house urinalysis and thyroid testing for your pet.
Ultrasound and Radiography Referral
We utilize Dr. LeaAnn Pack for a second opinion on your pet's radiographs or as an option for a mobile ultrasound. Dr. Pack received her veterinary degree from Louisiana State University and completed a diagnostic imagining residency at the University of Georgia. She is owner of Southland Vets based in Lake City and we are proud to partner with her to offer your pets the very best veterinary medicine. With her assistance, we can verify a diagnosis and get an expert opinion regarding your pet's veterinary care.
We offer a wide variety of surgical procedures ranging from spaying, neutering, and dentals to some orthopedic surgeries. Shelby Stout and JoDawn Carlton assist the doctors with all surgical procedures monitoring your pet's vital signs during each surgery. The doctors administer therapeutic laser treatments to your pet's incision site post-operatively to speed healing. If your pet requires a specialized surgery, we may refer your pet's case to a veterinary specialist. The photo shows Shelby monitoring a patient undergoing a dental procedure performed by Dr. Roger.
Therapeutic cold lasers work when photons from the laser interact with target cells to stimulate biochemical changes. Photochemical effects occur when laser light is absorbed by chromophores (the light absorbing part of a molecule) within target cells. This cellular mechanism initiates the reduction of pain, decrease in inflammation, and increases the healing of tissues. Therapeutic lasers are effective for treating conditions such as abscesses, tissue infections, anal sac infections, aural hematomas, fractures, dental disease, arthritic conditions, ear infections, and skin inflammations. Each spay and neuter pet receives cold laser therapy on the incision site to promote quick healing. The photo shows Dr. Roger and Kali administering therapy to Max for treatment of his aural hematoma.
Shaw Veterinary Clinic operates an open hospital. This means that our team welcomes owners to be with their animals during minor medical procedures such as a simple vaccination or visit their pets when hospitalization is necessary.
Shaw Veterinary Clinic accepts payment via Cash, Check, MasterCard, Discover, or Visa. In order to continue providing you high quality service utilizing the best medical technologies, we request that payment be made at the time services are rendered.