Our staff at Rincon Vista Veterinary Clinic is filled with passionate animal lovers who are here to help you and your pet! They are highly trained and dedicated to making sure that your pets receive the care and compassion they deserve every time they walk in the door!
We offer the following services to keep your pets healthy:
- Dental Care/Dental Surgery
- Emergency and Urgent Care
- Health Certificates (within the US)
- Hospice and Euthanasia
- Cold Laser Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- On-site Orthopedic & Specialty Surgery with a Board-Certified Surgeon
- Parasite Prevention
- Spay and Neuter
- Wellness Exams
- Weight Management
- Heartworm Disease Detection, Prevention and Treatment
- Second Opinion Exam
- Telemedicine (Special Situations Only)
- Full-Service Pharmacy onsite and online for home delivery
- Post-Natal Care & Litter exam (We do not provide A.I. or breeding services)
- Quality of Life Exam & Hospice Counseling
- Onsite State of The Art Diagnostics
- Behavioral Management
- Valley Fever Care
- Advanced Digital Imaging
Pre-Existing and Management of
- Geriatric Care
- Valley Fever
- Pain Management
Medical acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin, sterile needles at specific locations on the body to promote health, prevent illness and treat a variety of medical conditions, including acute and chronic pain. Acupuncture can be used to treat digestive ailments, respiratory problems such as asthma or recurrent sinus infections, neurologic conditions including disk disease, and musculoskeletal concerns including knee, back or neck pain and arthritis.
Acupuncture needles activate nerve fibers to increase communication between the brain and spinal cord with the peripheral limb or organ, as well as to control glandular activity, digestion, immunity and nerve function. The needles also release tension from the muscles and surrounding tissues and activate endorphins which are important in regulating the perception of pain.
The number of treatments needed differs from patient to patient and may require one or two treatments weekly for several weeks. However, changes may often be seen within the first few treatments. Most side effects are mild and even pleasant – a sense of relaxation, an improvement in sleep, or improvement in digestion. Occasionally the patient may experience a temporary worsening of the symptoms before improvement is seen.
Evaluation of your pet and placement of the therapeutic acupuncture needles will be performed by a veterinarian certified in animal acupuncture. Treatment sessions typically last from 30-60 minutes, and your pet will be accompanied by an experienced staff member for the entire time the acupuncture needles are in place.
Dental care is vital to the overall health of any pet. Dental disease can lead to health issues with the heart, liver, and kidneys and has the potential to seep into your pet’s bloodstream. In fact, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats over three years of age suffer from some form of dental disease, making it the most common pet health issue among our pet population.
Emergency and Urgent Care
Our staff is dedicated and well trained to handle emergencies of all types. If you’re experiencing an emergency, please call us immediately. Our team of professionals will be able to determine the best course of action for your pet.
If you want to travel within the US with your pet, you need to plan ahead. Though every state has different requirements, most require a health certificate that is done by a USDA-accredited veterinarian. Luckily, we have a USDA-accredited veterinarian. If you are not a client, you need to make sure you bring your pets’ records in with you to the examination.
You will always need a health certificate and proof of vaccination. You may also need a microchip and blood tests. Many states require that your pet get treated for parasites prior to travel. You may also need certificates for the airplane ride.
Since each state is different and we can’t stay up to date will all of the changes in each one, it is important that you call ahead and know what you need. Then, we will make sure that your pet is all ready to go!
Hospice and Euthanasia
Saying goodbye to your pet can be extremely difficult. The process can be emotionally and mentally draining. We don’t want you to be alone at the end stages of a pets’ life, and we promise to do everything we can to make it easier on you and your pet. Most of all, we promise to treat each case with compassionate and understanding care.
Knowing when the time is right can be a difficult choice. There are many factors that go into deciding to euthanize a pet, and it is a personal issue that differs from pet owner to pet owner. But every pet owner is inevitably faced with making that tough decision, and we want to be there alongside you to aid in any way we can.
If you have special requests, please let us know and we will be sure to accommodate them. Dealing with the end of a pets’ life is never easy, but we want to do whatever we can to make the process less difficult.
Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy is a noninvasive, stress-free and drug-free method used to treat post-surgical pain as well as many acute and chronic conditions including arthritis, joint or muscular pain, wounds, post-operative incision healing, reduction of swelling or edema, allergic dermatitis, lick granulomas, ear infections, and urinary tract disease. The cold laser treats these conditions by improving blood flow to the area, blocking nerve pain fibers, stimulating nerve regeneration, hastening wound healing and reducing bacterial growth.
All cold laser therapy treatments are performed by our kind, caring, experienced staff who will give your pets the quality care they deserve while keeping you informed every step of the way.
At Rincon Vista Veterinary Center we put our experience and expertise to work for you, keeping your pets happy and healthy for as long as possible. With a modern, up-to-date facility, we offer cold laser therapy treatments in a safe and comfortable environment where your pet will feel at ease.
At Rincon Vista Veterinary Clinic, we are happy to offer microchipping. Every year, thousands and thousands of pets go missing. Not knowing where your pet is or how to bring them back can be a helpless, hopeless feeling. It’s a tragedy that happens all too often.
But there is a simple, safe, and effective way to ensure your pet’s safety and retrieval should he or she ever become lost. Microchipping is a standard procedure that implants a tiny chip underneath your pet’s fur. It is a painless and relatively fast procedure and is completely safe.
Rincon Vista Veterinary Clinic offers nutritional counseling for pet owners of Tucson, AZ and surrounding communities. If you have any questions about your pet’s diet or would like more information about your pet’s nutritional needs, please contact us today. We can set up a nutrition plan for your pet.
Obesity is a common problem among pets, as it can be easy to overfeed a cute dog or cat that knows how to beg. Being overweight is a serious problem for animals, and can cause real health problems. With proper diet and exercise, all pets should be able to meet their dietary needs and stay within a healthy weight range.
We offer a variety of solutions and treatments for your pets’ orthopedic issues. We understand that orthopedic problems can be a big challenge for both pets and pet owners so we are dedicated to working with you and communicating with you throughout the process.
The idea of your pet being infested with parasites is a disturbing thought, but it’s also a medical issue that can have serious consequences if not properly dealt with or prevented. Parasites pose a variety of health issues for our pets, who can be very susceptible to certain parasites depending on age, region, and other factors.
At Rincon Vista Veterinary Clinic, we emphasize the importance of preventing parasites. Through preventative measures, you can successfully protect your pet. Pets that are not protected often develop parasites, leading to serious problems for them and their owners.
Spay and Neuter
Spaying and neutering are important and necessary medical procedures that enhance the quality of your pets’ life. Not only does spaying and neutering have positive effects on your pets’ health, it’s also vital to controlling the homeless pet population.
Ultrasounding is a quick and painless procedure. It uses sound waves to allow us to see inside your pets, without using the harmful radiation produced when we take x-rays.
We are pleased to be able to offer ultrasounds, along with all of our other diagnostic tools, to help your sick pets start to feel better soon. The quicker we can find the problem, the sooner your pets will be back to their normal selves.
At Rincon Vista Veterinary Clinic in Tucson, AZ , we believe that one of the most important aspects of caring for your pet’s health is vaccinating him or her against possible diseases. There are a variety of diseases which affect our pets, and other animals, so proper vaccination is vital to protecting them from many types of illnesses.
It is important to consult with us about the unique risks of living in our region. We will be happy to discuss the benefits of protecting your pet with vaccinations, as well as, provide you with information on the required vaccinations for your pet.
At Rincon Vista Veterinary Clinic in Tucson, AZ , we believe that regular checkups and wellness exams are critical to your pets’ well-being. These wellness exams give us a chance to evaluate the overall health of your pet while also giving us a baseline for their unique bodies and tendencies.
Not only do these exams keep us up-to-date with your pets’ health, but they also allow us to detect potential problems before they become serious. This thorough checkup gives us vital information to help keep your pet healthy!
Here at Rincon Vista Veterinary Clinic, we are proud to offer nutritional counseling to keep pets at healthy weights. If they are too big, we offer counseling to get your pets back to the weight they should be.
Obesity is a common problem for our pets. Many people enjoy giving their pets “people food” as a treat, but it is quite harmful for them. Overfeeding also makes pets too heavy. If you want healthy pets who live a long and happy lives,, you need to be careful about what they eat. Exercise is also necessary for a healthy life.
Obesity is a big problem. Recent studies show that more than 50 percent of dogs are obese. The rate is even higher in cats (60 percent). Birds, which don’t typically eat “people food,” are often obese because their owners leave food out for them all the time.
Cutting back on food is not always helpful because then your pets won’t get enough of the nutrients they need. Because of this, it is important to balance the amount of food with the amount of exercise to help your pets lose weight.
Sometimes a diet change is necessary, especially for older animals that are not as active. Many veterinarians recommend changing to a diet that is low in fat but still has plenty of protein and fiber. More often, owners need to adjust how they feed their pets, especially after they are neutered and start to become less active. They might not be able to leave food out all of the time and instead, start measuring the food and feeding meals. Sometimes, low-calorie food will help too.
Overweight animals, especially those that are obese, can have a lot of health problems. Their average lifespan is often a few years fewer than if they were at a healthy weight. For this reason, now is the time to make a change to give your pets the best chance at healthy lives.
If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to set up an appointment to talk about the weight of your pets, don’t hesitate to contact us today.
Heartworm Disease Detection, Prevention and Treatment
Here at Rincon Vista Veterinary Clinic, we are firm believers in heartworm prevention.
Because of our location, heartworm disease can be a big problem. So owners need to be educated about the disease and its prevention!
Heartworms can live in a dog’s heart for the worms’ entire lives. However, they do not make a dog sick until they are a full-grown adult, since they can grow up to twelve inches long. As adult worms, they live predominantly on the right side of the heart, causing heart failure and lung disease.
The treatment of heartworm can be as bad as the disease itself. As the adult worms die, they can cause problems. For this reason, a dog that is being treated needs to monitored closely. Sometimes, an additional treatment (or more) is necessary to cure the disease.
Fortunately, there is an easy way to prevent heartworms. There is a chewable tablet that needs to be given every month to prevent the disease. It is much easier to prevent the disease than to treat it and deal with the problems that occur with a heartworm infection. Giving a medication once a month is better than losing your pets to heart failure due to heartworms.
One other good thing about the prevention is that it takes care of intestinal parasites as well. This will keep both your pets and your family healthier.
If you have any questions about the disease or prevention, please contact us today at (520) 298-3319. If needed, we can schedule an appointment for a heartworm test so we can start your pets on preventative.