Veterinary Services

Outpatient Surgery

Admitted between 7:00am-8:00am Monday-Thursday and released after 2:30 the same day.

Dogs must be current on the following vaccinations: Rabies, Distemper, Parvo, Corona, Lepto, and Bordetella (Kennel Cough), and Canine Influenza.

Cats are required to have a current Rabies, and Distemper complex with Leukemia.


Intensive Care

Provided at the hospital 24 hours a day. The doctor may be reached by calling (830) 796-3787. This service is provided for our clients.


Laser Surgery

Dr. Nightingale is experienced in CO2 Laser Surgery which usually results in less pain, less bleeding and less postoperative swelling. Laser Surgery significantly reduces infection risk and can be more accurate in removal of unhealthy tissue such as tumor growth.


Alternative Therapeutics

Modalities used over the past twenty years by Dr. Nightingale in small and large animals including:

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy provides healing in many areas in dogs cats and horses which previously required surgery or continued treatment and medications. Such conditions include degenerative joint disease, tendon and ligament inflammations, sore back syndrome, navicular disease and laminitis.


Ancient historically effective treatment methods, derived from the Far East and Orient. Often used to compliment modern therapeutics.

Chiropractic Manipulation

Alternative therapeutic approach proven beneficial in some instances, particularly as regards disease or injury involving muscles and the skeleton.




Companion animals receive general anesthesia and are maintained on anesthetic gas and oxygen with vital sign monitoring during the procedure.

Horses receive a detailed oral examination followed by contouring with the PowerFloat(R) equipment.



Schedule small animal boarding well in advance for our air-conditioned kennel facility. Dogs are walked twice daily by our kennel attendants.

Dogs and cats must have current vaccinations and on admission be free of signs of external parasitism. We reserve the right to test for internal parasitism if indicated and treat accordingly while kenneled.

Horses are required to have a current negative Coggins test or be tested on admission.


Grooming / Baths

Mary Beth accepts grooming by appointment. Animals are admitted by 9:00am Monday through Friday. Please call for an appointment as she has a fairly full schedule. Current vaccinations are required.


Premium Diets

We dispense Hill's Science and Prescription Diets.



Dr. Nightingale makes home calls with the fully equipped mobile veterinary unit. Typically our area of such service is up to 60 miles from the hospital.

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