Frequently Asked Questions
Answers From Our Tulsa Veterinarians
Our highly trained Tulsa veterinarians are available to answer any questions you might have about your pet and their health. If you don’t see an answer to your question below, give us a call at (918) 747-1311 or contact us online. We’ll be happy to answer any questions specific to your pet!
What is preventative medicine?
Preventative medicine involves the idea that it’s easier to prevent illness than cure a disease. We take this theory to heart! By regularly visiting our Tulsa veterinarians, your pet will have a complete history on file that will help us identify changes in their health early. This is critical to maintaining your pet’s longevity and quality of life; early treatment of illness can prevent complications and suffering. Make sure you’re visiting Southern Hills Veterinary Hospital at least every six months.
Should I spay or neuter my pet?
We recommend that both dogs and cats are spayed or neutered when they are still fairly young. Spaying or neutering has both medical and behavioral benefits for your pet, which can improve their quality of life as well as your own. The cost of spaying or neutering your pet is also comparably less than the cost of having to care for a new litter of puppies or kittens.
I noticed a change in my pet’s behavior. What should I do?
A change in behavior in your pet can mean a lot of things. If they’re suddenly acting lethargic, having trouble eating, or not participating in their usual activities, it’s possible that they’re feeling under the weather. Give us a call as soon as you notice your pet behaving differently than usual. We’ll help you get your pet back to their normal, cheerful selves.
What does boarding my pet look like at Southern Hills Animal Hospital?
If you have to go away, your pet is in great hands at our clinic! We’ll make sure your pets get the right amount of exercise as well as the option to socialize with other animals. They’ll have access to our veterinary team at any time of day, and will enjoy air conditioned kennels as well. You’re welcome to bring your pet the comforts of home, such as their favorite toys, preferred food, or any blankets and pillows they love. We ask that your pets are up to date on their vaccinations prior to boarding. If you need to schedule a vaccination appointment, call to book an appointment.
How do I book an appointment?
Appointments can be booked by calling (918) 747-1311. We’ll work with you to find a time that works best for your schedule. If you’re a new patient, we’ll ask you to fill out our New Client Registration form online before you come to Southern Hills Veterinary Hospital for your first appointment.
I have a question that isn’t answered here.
Give us a call! We’re available six days a week, and our emergency line is open seven days a week until 10 PM. You can also fill out our online contact form if you have a non-urgent question. Depending on your question, we might ask for you to come into the clinic for a follow up appointment. We’re here for you and your pet, no matter what question you might have!
Happy, healthy pets are our priority. Call (918) 747-1311 if you have any questions about your pet’s health.
Thank you, Dr. Rodney, for caring for our "babies" as though they were your own.- Ann Hodgson
The staff here are incredibly warm, welcoming, and professional.- Valarie Warner
I had a great experience bringing my pupper in today.- Katy Gaskill
I am very impressed with the professionalism and especially how my dog is treated since he is a big guy!!- Heather Odell
They really care about the well being of my pets and my family- Steve Shoemaker
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