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Our Services

At Calgary Family Vet, we bring exceptional veterinary care to the comfort of your home.

In-home veterinary Care

Dr. Yolanda Lopez offers clients a more personalized approach when providing care for their animals from the comfort of their own homes. By providing veterinary medicine in a one-on-one family-style experience, we hope to create an environment that will allow for the best possible outcome for our patients. Please learn more about our provided services below.

Exams and Consultations

Dr. Lopez strives to be your partner in your pet’s care. Like any relationship, communication is important, and she hopes you find value in your pet’s annual exams and check-ups. Dr. Lopez performs thorough physical examinations so that she can detect any potential problems before they become major problems. She will check their eyes, ears, and teeth, listen to their heart and lungs, and feel their abdomen for anything abnormal. Whether your pet is sick or just needs its regular check-up, Dr. Lopez will be there to examine your pet from nose to tail.

Dr. Lopez also offers consultations on various topics such as behaviour or nutrition. She can help you discover the cause of a troubling behaviour and offer suggestions for a solution. She can also discuss nutritional recommendations to make sure your pet is on the ideal diet for their needs.

Vaccinations

Vaccinations are a cornerstone in preventative veterinary medicine. Our pets are faced with many deadly infectious diseases, and vaccines can help protect them. Vaccines help prevent many contagious illnesses that pets may encounter if they are outdoors at all, socialize with other animals in public places, or travel with you. Over the years, vaccines against dangerous diseases have saved millions of pets and virtually eliminated some fatal diseases that were once common.

No single vaccine program will be ideal for every pet in every situation, and that’s why Dr. Lopez will work on an individualized basis with you and your pet to make sure they are getting just what they need to remain healthy.

Vaccinations

Vaccinations are a cornerstone in preventative veterinary medicine. Our pets are faced with many deadly infectious diseases, and vaccines can help protect them. Vaccines help prevent many contagious illnesses that pets may encounter if they are outdoors at all, socialize with other animals in public places, or travel with you. Over the years, vaccines against dangerous diseases have saved millions of pets and virtually eliminated some fatal diseases that were once common.

No single vaccine program will be ideal for every pet in every situation, and that’s why Dr. Lopez will work on an individualized basis with you and your pet to make sure they are getting just what they need to remain healthy.

Preventative Care

Prevention is much more cost-effective than treatment. That’s why Dr. Lopez recommends annual exams to catch any health changes before they become serious, vaccinations to protect your pet against deadly diseases, and parasite protection to help keep parasites and the diseases they carry off your pet.

Fleas, ticks, are heartworm are also highly preventable pests. Fleas not only make your pet itchy, but they can carry tapeworms as well. Ticks can transmit Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses to your pet and you. Heartworm is potentially deadly and is transmitted through mosquitos. All of these parasites are preventable by giving your pet a monthly chew or topical treatment. Talk with Dr. Lopez today about a preventative plan for your pet.

Diagnosis and Treatment Plans

Having a sick pet can be very stressful and sometimes can come on suddenly. Luckily, Dr. Lopez is here to help. She will examine your pet and possibly take some blood or urine samples to discover a diagnosis and the best course of action to get your pet back to its normal self.

After a diagnosis has been made, Dr. Lopez will work with you to come up with the ideal plan to treat your pet. Each pet is different, and some can be more difficult to treat than others. Based on your pet’s temperament, condition, and your abilities to medicate, Dr. Lopez will develop the best treatment schedule to help your pet.

If your pet is showing signs of illnesses such as lethargy, decreased appetite, vomiting, or diarrhea, please give Dr. Lopez a call at 403-629-7845.

Diagnosis and Treatment Plans

Having a sick pet can be very stressful and sometimes can come on suddenly. Luckily, Dr. Lopez is here to help. She will examine your pet and possibly take some blood or urine samples to discover a diagnosis and the best course of action to get your pet back to its normal self.

After a diagnosis has been made, Dr. Lopez will work with you to come up with the ideal plan to treat your pet. Each pet is different, and some can be more difficult to treat than others. Based on your pet’s temperament, condition, and your abilities to medicate, Dr. Lopez will develop the best treatment schedule to help your pet.

If your pet is showing signs of illnesses such as lethargy, decreased appetite, vomiting, or diarrhea, please give Dr. Lopez a call at 403-629-7845.

microchipping

Each year, thousands of pets go missing, and many don’t make it back home. Your pet needs a form of identification that is reliable and can’t get lost, stolen, or damaged. A microchip is a safe, simple form of identification that can significantly increase the chance that your pet will return safely.

A microchip is about the size and shape of a grain of rice and is placed underneath your pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. Each microchip is unique and carries vital information about your pet—including your name, address, and contact information. If a lost pet is picked up by animal control or found by a good Samaritan and presented to a veterinarian, a quick scan of the microchip reveals the identification number. The pet owner can then be contacted and reunited with his or her pet!

Health Certificates

With pets as our family members, we all like to take our dogs or cat with us on vacation and wouldn’t imagine moving without them! Did you know there are a lot of government regulations and requirements for pet travel? Commercial airlines have strict pet travel policies as well. Most of the time, a certificate of veterinary inspection, also known as a health certificate, is required for your pet to travel. Without this special documentation, your pet will either be turned away by the airline or potentially quarantined at your own cost.

To accommodate the changes in travel policies and allow Dr. Lopez the time needed to acquire, verify, and help you complete travel documents accurately and timely, please schedule an appointment to discuss the requirements and layout a timeline of your pet as far in advance as possible.

Health Certificates

With pets as our family members, we all like to take our dogs or cat with us on vacation and wouldn’t imagine moving without them! Did you know there are a lot of government regulations and requirements for pet travel? Commercial airlines have strict pet travel policies as well. Most of the time, a certificate of veterinary inspection, also known as a health certificate, is required for your pet to travel. Without this special documentation, your pet will either be turned away by the airline or potentially quarantined at your own cost.

To accommodate the changes in travel policies and allow Dr. Lopez the time needed to acquire, verify, and help you complete travel documents accurately and timely, please schedule an appointment to discuss the requirements and layout a timeline of your pet as far in advance as possible.

Sample Collection

Diagnostics are an important part of veterinary medicine. Annual blood work is recommended for all pets to monitor changes in their health and catch potential issues such as decreased organ function, anemia, or diabetes. When your pet is sick, collecting urine or blood samples can tell us a lot about what is going on inside your pet. Screening your pet for potential problems such as infection or electrolyte imbalances can help Dr. Lopez formulate the correct treatment plan.

Dr. Lopez is able to collect samples for diagnostics from your pet in your own home. This means less stress for your pet and you. Once collected, they will be taken to a trusted reference lab for processing, and results are usually returned within 24 hours.

Euthanasia

Saying goodbye to our four-legged friends is the hardest thing we have to do as pet owners. As much as we love our pets, eventually, the time comes when we have to let them go.

While euthanasia is not an easy subject for any of us to discuss, a peaceful goodbye is always best for every pet. When the time comes to say goodbye, Dr. Lopez can provide counselling and support to help you make the best decision for your pet’s final day. Her in-home euthanasia service affords grace and serenity in their final moments, devoid of fear and anxiety.

If you have any questions or concerns about end-of-life pet care, please call us at 403-629-7845. We will do everything we can to help you through this difficult time.

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Euthanasia

Saying goodbye to our four-legged friends is the hardest thing we have to do as pet owners. As much as we love our pets, eventually, the time comes when we have to let them go.

While euthanasia is not an easy subject for any of us to discuss, a peaceful goodbye is always best for every pet. When the time comes to say goodbye, Dr. Lopez can provide counselling and support to help you make the best decision for your pet’s final day. Her in-home euthanasia service affords grace and serenity in their final moments, devoid of fear and anxiety.

If you have any questions or concerns about end-of-life pet care, please call us at 403-629-7845. We will do everything we can to help you through this difficult time.

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