9501 Lakeview Parkway
(Across from LakePointe Hospital)
Rowlett, TX 75088
M, T & Th:
7 AM - 8 PM
W & F:
7 AM - 6:30 PM
8 AM-2 PM
New! Extended Saturday hours
- Free Kitten Kindergarten Classes
- Now seeing exotics and pocket pets
- We are an officially accredited Cat Friendly practice
- Rowlett Doggie Day Care
- $99 Super Saver Wellness Package
- In-house Veterinary Health Savings Plan
- Low-cost Vaccination Clinic
- In-home Veterinary Hospice Care
- Rowlett Dog Training Classes
- Veterinary Medical Acupuncture
We Are an AAHA Accredited Hospital
To become an AAHA hospital member, candidates must complete a 39-page self-assessment reviewing the hospital's services and facilities. Then, a trained AAHA practice consultant thoroughly evaluates the facility to be sure it complies with AAHA veterinary care standards. More information ...
Reduced-price Dog and Cat Boarding
Did you know we are one of the least expensive boarding facilities in the area? But that doesn't mean we scrimp on amenities. In fact, check out our list of suite, run, and cage packages below to see why it's more affordable than ever to treat your pet to a luxurious stay in our Rowlett Pet Hotel.
Stress-free Professional Pet Grooming
Unlike those noisy big-box pet grooming mills that "churn out" dozens of grooms per day with little regard for your pet's experience, an AHR groom will treat your pet to a soothing, spa-like environment.
We have only one groomer which means your pet will see the same stylist on every visit. How's that for a custom cut?
How Our Boarding Facility is Different
When you board your pet with AHR, you can rest assured your friend will be treated like royalty in a medical environment staffed by veterinarians who are trained experts at animal care and comfort. Who knows how your pet feels staying at one of those loud metal facilities with hundreds of other barking dogs.
Doggie Day Care
We understand pet owners are extremely busy in today's world and sometimes pets are forgotten or left alone. Dogs that are bored and/or lonely can become destructive and develop bad habits as a way to act out for more attention. The answer is Rowlett DOGGIE DAY CARE.
When you leave your pet at a boarding facility, do you think about:
- How loud it is for your pet in a big metal building during a thunderstorm?
- How loud it gets in the facility that allows hundreds of dogs to board at a time
- How your pet might feel when they are bullied by other dogs during playtime?
- What happens if your pet gets sick and there is no veterinarian on staff at the facility?
- If your pet really wants a huge cage to run around in or if that would be scary to them?
We've thought of everything.
When you board your pet with Animal Hospital of Rowlett, you can be assured your friend will be treated like royalty in a medical environment staffed by veterinarians and nurses - not just kennel kids. Some of the features of our Pet Hotel includes (that most large kennel boarding facilities don't):
- Nice, quiet insulated facility to minimize noise and stress
- All dogs are walked individually two times a day in a large fenced exercise area
- Plush comfortable Kuranda beds are available for a warm, cozy night’s sleep
- Attentive staff ensures compartments and runs are clean and comfortable for your pet
- Fully air conditioned and heated kennels
- More than 34 years pet hotel experience
- We keep close track of your pet during its stay. Our staff carefully monitors elimination habits, appetite and overall well-being seven days a week. And of course, we provide plenty of attention on a daily basis.
- All pets are fed premium Royal Canin diets. If your pet requires special dietary needs, please inform our receptionist at the time of check-in.
- All pets entering the hospital must be current on vaccinations and free of fleas and ticks. All dogs must have a negative stool check for intestinal parasites within the last 12 month
Every patient at our clinic receives an annual physical exam with a veterinarian to check teeth, eyes, ears, lung sounds, heart sounds, check for any lumps/bumps, etc. This also maintains a current doctor/client/patient relationship and allows our clinic to continue prescribing any necessary medications (such as monthly heartworm prevention) throughout the year. A new client visit is typically scheduled for 60 minutes to allow you plenty of time to meet our staff and doctors and have all questions and concerns you may have.
Once we have an annual physical exam ...
A Learning Experience for You and Your Puppy
Your first puppy visit will be an extensive learning experience! We want to give you all the tools needed to care for your new furry family member. First puppy visits will allow plenty of time for you to ask questions and make sure you have all the information you need to raise a happy, healthy puppy.
Your visit will begin with a "puppy talk" from one ...
Animal Hospital of Rowlett Announces Its new Low-Cost Spay and Neuter Program which means your dog will receive the same high level of quality and service we’ve always offered, but at a much lower price.
The reduced-price spays and neuters are available for every other Tuesday appointments only. Call now at 972-412-0101 to schedule yours or book your appointment online. Slots fill up fast!
Unlike many spay and neuter clinics, we at Animal Hospital of Rowlett will never compromise your pet’s safety or comfort.
Pets receiving the low-cost spay and neuter must be:
- Under 5 years old
- Females under 80 pounds
Our ALL INCLUSIVE low-cost dog spays and neuters come with the following...
Just like in human surgeries, it is important that an IV catheter be placed on patients (even those going under anesthesia for short procedures). IV access allows us to give IV pre-operative drugs to calm your dog, IV pain medications to keep your pet comfortable, and IV anesthetic agents. IV catheter placement also allows for immediate access to a vein in the event of an unforeseen emergency. If a catheter is not in place and a patient has an emergency, it can take several minutes to place a catheter. You can have piece of mind that at Animal Hospital fo Rowlett Veterinary Clinic your pet will have a catheter in place prior to any anesthetic.
When dogs are sedated, they experience a decreased blood pressure from the sedation. IV catheter and fluids during the anesthetic episode are recommended. Although not all hospitals offer this service, we feel strongly that this procedure has helped us run a very successful surgery program. All Schools of Veterinary Medicine and all prominent specialists recommend that every dog have an IV catheter placed before anesthesia and that they receive IV fluids during the surgery. Fluids help with hydration after the blood loss from surgery and help to flush the anesthetic out of the dog's system so they are more awake when it is time to go home.
We recommend that all patients have labwork run within 90 days of a surgical procedure. When the doctor is able to review labwork prior to an anesthetic procedure, they are able to adjust the anesthesia protocol and drugs to best fit their patient's needs. In some cases, labwork results might even postpone or cancel the surgery. Here is a link to more information about pre-anesthetic labwork
Many spay/neuter clinics use only gas anesthesia and don't make any adjustments to the medications each pet is given. At Animal Hospital of Rowlett Veterinary Clinic, we take into consideration your dog's labwork, the pet's age/weight/breed, how long we expect the procedure to take, etc. Here's a link from AAHA about anesthesia guidelines
While most surgery is uneventful, emergencies rarely arise. Early detection of impending problems greatly aids our ability to intervene and correct the problem.
An IV catheter will be placed prior to anesthesia induction. The IV catheter is our port for providing emergency drugs if there is an emergency. Having a catheter pre-placed is one of the most important procedures for safety. During anesthesia IV fluids will be administered to help maintain blood pressure, provide internal organ support and to help keep your pet from becoming dehydrated. During anesthesia, fluids are administered through specialized fluid pumps to give precise amounts of fluids. Warm air blankets (Bair huggers) keep our patients warm during anesthesia and speed recovery. A preanesthesia blood test can detect for hidden problems that could cause serious complications when the pet is under anesthesia or in surgery.During the procedure your dog will be monitored in several ways.
One of the best monitors is the surgeon because he is literally visualizing the blood in the circulatory system. Any change in the blood is readily noticed because pets that are breathing 100% oxygen should have bright red blood.Also, we have an anesthetist nurse in the room monitoring anesthesia. She monitors oxygen flow and anesthetic settings on the precision vaporizer, along with heart rate, respiratory rate, oxygen saturation, heart rhythm, blood pressure, and temperature.
During anesthesia several monitors are used to track our patients’ vital signs. An EKG records electrical activity of the heart. A Pulse-Oximeter monitors oxygen content of the blood and heart rate. An Apnea Monitor tracks respiration rate.Veterinary Vital Signs Monitor
Our state of the art vital signs monitor allows the Veterinarians and technicians to evaluate your dog’s vital organs. By monitoring for important parameters we are able to predict problems before they can begin. This monitor allows us to evaluate heart rate, hearth rhythm (EKG), oxygen saturation (Pulse Oximetry), temperature, respiration rate. In addition, we have a EKG printer to document abnormal rhythms if they develop. This state of the art monitor allows us to run a very successful anesthesia program.
Esophageal Stethoscope - Our anesthetist technician also uses an esophageal stethoscope to listen to the heart. This sensitive instrument is passed into your pet's esophagus while under anesthesia and placed right at the level of the heart, thus greatly enhancing our ability to hear the heart and detect any problems.
Pulse Oximeter - The pulse oximeter is an instrument that measures the oxygen saturation of you pet's red blood cells (to be more specific, its hemoglobin). It is an extremely sensitive instrument that gives us an indication of problems that may be arising long before your pet suffers any ill effects. In addition to measuring oxygen saturation, it measures heart rate, pulse character, and respiration. We have 2 pulse oximeters in our hospital.
This instrument does its magic by measuring the hemoglobin that is oxygenated and comparing it to the hemoglobin that is not oxygenated. It does this by shining a light on an artery, and then measures how much of this light is absorbed. It gives us an answer in PaO2- the partial atmospheric pressure of oxygen
This pulse oximeter shows a pet with an oxygen saturation of 94%, a heart rate of 157. It is breathing 27 times per minute, and its heart rate is steady. The pulse oximeter has several different types of sensors that can be attached in various locations depending on the procedure being performed.The pulse oximeter can also be used on pets that are not anesthetized. It is useful for pets that are having difficulty breathing (dyspnea) from many different causes. It is also used to monitor pets that are in a state of shock. One of the most common reasons for pets to be presented to us in a state of shock is from trauma, especially being hit by a car (HBC).
The esophageal stethoscope and the pulse oximeter can be used simultaneously.
Capillary Refill Time - To complement these high tech methods of monitoring, our anesthetist technician uses several hands-on techniques as a backup. One of the easiest of these is called capillary refill time (CRT). By pressing on the mucous membranes in the mouth, and noting how long it takes for the blanched area to turn pink again, we get a basic assessment of your pets cardiovascular status. A normal pet's pink color returns within 2 seconds. This technique is used in other situations besides anesthetic monitoring. It is especially helpful when a pet is in shock or is dehydrated.
The endotracheal tube serves as an open passage through the upper airway. The purpose of endotracheal intubation is to permit air to pass freely to and from the lungs in order to ventilate the lungs. Endotracheal tubes can be connected to ventilator machines to provide artificial respiration. This can help when a patient is unconscious and by maintaining a patent airway, especially during surgery. The endotracheal tube facilitates the use of a mechanical ventilator in these critical situations. In human medicine, intubation is not optional - since the drugs paralyze the muscles of the body, including the diaphragm, which makes it impossible to take a break without a ventilator. Unfortunately, in animal medicine, not all facilities use intubation and not all facilities use general anesthesia.
Your dog will recover in an incubator with a bair hugger and baby socks for warmth...not on a cold floor
Yes, there are facilities that recover hundreds of dogs at the same time, un-monitored, on the cold floor. At Animal Hospital of Rowlett, your pet will be recovered with a nurse anesthetist monitoring their vital signs. They are kept warm and comfortable, recovering with warm blankets and teddy-bears. Your pet will never wake up scared and alone.
Pain control after surgery is important to your recovery. When your pain is controlled, you are able to speed your recovery by participating in your care, focusing on getting well, and avoiding problems that can occur after surgery.
Since your dog has had labwork with us prior to surgery, we are able to safely prescribe medications for your pet that will keep them comfortable in the days following surgery. Many clinics prescribe the same drugs to all patients, regardless of labwork, which can be dangerous! We will review your pet's medical history and labs and ensure we are prescribing drugs that will be safest for your pet.
We want to ensure that your dog is progressing normally after surgery. The nurse will check the incision for signs of infection or abnormal healing. The nurse will check your pet's temperature, heart rate and respiration to ensure they are within normal limits.
Around 14 days post-op, we will remove any sutures that were placed in your pet during surgery. At this time, your pet can resume normal activity!
The night of surgery, your doctor will call or text you to ensure you don't have any last minute questions or concerns. We will make sure you were able to give pain medications and that you have given the pet a small meal. Just checking in and giving you another opportunity to ask any questions! We want you and your pet to both sleep easy tonight!
We love sending photos of your pet in recovery. We know how nerve-wracking it can be to wait to hear about your pet when they are undergoing a surgical procedure. We want to let you know as soon as possible that they are in recovery and enjoying their time being snuggled at AHR.
We know there is a lot of information given at check out. What to watch for, what medications to give, when to return for visits. We want to be sure you have everything you need to aide your pet in a successful recovery and we will send all the notes to you in writing - once in an email and once on printed paper at check out!
From post op pictures to night of surgery phone calls, we will go out of our way to ensure that you have the best experience possible for your pet. We know they are your baby and they are our baby too!
*Only dogs over 12 weeks and under 5 years of age are eligible for this special promotional pricing. Spay can not be performed at the same time as any other procedures. Additional fees apply for dogs in heat, pregnant or obese.
* Current physical exam and rabies must be on file or they will be performed at the time of the surgery
If you would like more information on the importance of the services listed above, please call or email. Special pricing limited to Tuesdays and for clients with no doctor preference.
Don’t Let Your Pet be Embarrassed by an Unruly ‘do.
Instead, spoil your dog or cat with a treatment in Animal Hospital of Rowlett’s luxurious Pet Spa & Beauty Boutique where we turn even the messiest companions into pampered pets.
With 26 years of dog and cat grooming experience, our pet groomer, Kerri Jones knows how to treat your pet to paradise. And with our new super-quick turnaround for dogs, you can drop your pooch off in the morning and by noon she’ll come out looking like the Diva she truly is.
In addition to a professional groom and refreshing bath, a visit to Animal Hospital of Rowlett’s Pet Spa & Beauty Boutique comes backed by the comfort of knowing that your pet will be kept in a safe, friendly atmosphere and never exposed to unvaccinated animals. In addition, veterinarians are on staff should your pet need medical attention while staying with us. Or better yet, if your pet has a medical concern or just needs a regular check-up, why not combine the visit and schedule a spa treatment as well?
We are so doggone excited to announce our new Rowlett Doggie Playcare program!
Does your dog give you big puppy-dog eyes every time you leave the house? Do you feel guilty leaving your precious pup alone for hours at a time? Do you have to kennel your canine companion? Don’t you wish you could come home to a calm puppy after a long day at work? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Rowlett Doggie Playcare may be the answer for you!
Playcare will consist of supervised play times with both structured play and social time. We have toys, a swimming pool, agility tires, and more! We will have dedicated splash days, birthday celebrations, and doggie ice cream when it’s hot!
All Doggie Playcare staff has been trained one on one by our certified trainer and groups will be limited to dogs who play similarly. You can follow your dogs’ adventures on our clinic Instagram @ahrdvm.
Routine Medical Care
Surgery and Anesthesia
Making Your Pet Look and Feel Great
Our pet groomer is currently accepting daytime appointments. Animal Hospital of Rowlett offers professional pet grooming Monday through Friday. Your pet will be kept in a safe, friendly atmosphere and never exposed to unvaccinated animals. We require all grooming pets to be vaccinated for your pet’s safety. Every grooming includes bath, clip, and nail trim. If your pet has a medical concern you can request that it be examined by one of our doctors while at the hospital.
- Veterinary Hospice Care
- Community Services
- Veterinary Medical Acupuncture