Compassionate Veterinary Care for Your Four-Legged Family Members
Our hospital in Barling, AR is equipped with state-of-the-art medical technology, skilled doctors, and registered veterinary technicians to ensure excellence in service. At River Valley Animal Hospital, we stress the importance of preventative care and will provide compassionate care and quality that your pet companions deserve.
Pet Care Plans
Give your pet the gift of good health! With our pet wellness plans, you can ensure that your pet gets all the proper preventative care so that they live a long, happy life with your family. We highly recommend these wellness plans for all pet owners. As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
- Pay monthly for preventative healthcare
- Spread the cost of essential treatments
- Exclusive discounts on premium products
Ask us today about your personal plan!
River Valley Animal Hospital offers a progressive new approach to veterinary care. Our Wellness Program embraces a focus on preventative medicine based on the specific life-stage of your pet. Each patient is assessed individually based on factors such as species, breed, age, and environmental challenges. Next we offer recommendations for prevention, nutrition, and diagnostic work-ups appropriate for your pet.
Our role is to educate you on those procedures and medications especially beneficial for your pet. This allows us to be more flexible with our recommendations and gives you more control of your pets’ healthcare.
The key to River Valley Animal Hospital Wellness Program is an emphasis on the annual health examination. Each year when your pet comes in he or she will receive a comprehensive physical exam and age-appropriate ancillary diagnostics (such as blood pressure screening, parasite tests, and blood work) to screen for early signs of disease.
For participants in the River Valley Animal Hospital Wellness Program, any vaccinations due at the time of the annual exam will be given at current participant rates. Patients with health-related concerns will be recommended more advanced diagnostics when needed. More frequent re-evaluations will most likely become necessary for those pets with ongoing illnesses.
Please contact us for more information or to enroll your pet in the River Valley Animal Hospital Wellness Program.
An estimated 59% of cats and 54% of dogs in the United States are overweight or obese. Good nutrition and weight management are key to your pet’s overall health. These healthy habits are created at a young age for your pet, and it’s up to you to help them maintain these habits. Through a good diet and proper exercise, you greatly increase your pet’s chance at a long, healthy life.
We provide surgical options in a clean and safe environment. Most importantly, our veterinary team can closely track each animal’s vital condition during surgery.
Soft tissue surgery is a large subject, as it comprises any surgery that is not orthopedic. Procedures can range from simple cyst removals to complex and involved operations.Areas covered include ear, nose, and throat; cardiothoracic; hepatic; gastrointestinal; urogenital; skin reconstructive; and oncological surgeries
Another tool in our diagnostic arsenal is radiology. A radiograph (X-ray) is a type of photograph that looks inside the body and reveals information that may not be discernible from the outside. Radiography can be used to evaluate your pet’s internal organs like the heart, lungs, and abdominal organs, as well as bones. When it comes to accurately diagnosing your pet, radiology can be an extremely valuable tool in our diagnostic arsenal.
Digital X-rays are routinely used to diagnose and examine broken bones, obstructions, arthritis, masses, and tumors. We use digital X-rays to also confirm pregnancies or detect ingested objects.
Ultrasonography, or ultrasound, is a diagnostic imaging technique similar to radiography (X-rays) and is often used in conjunction with radiography and other diagnostics. It allows us to visualize certain organs very thoroughly, including the heart, kidneys, liver, gallbladder, bladder, spleen, and intestines. It can also be useful to detect and monitor pregnancy. We work closely with specialists – people who have dedicated their entire lives to imaging – so you get the most out of this fantastic diagnostic tool.
We understand that not every visit to the vet is a happy one. If your furry friend is sick, our team will be here to provide care and comfort. With our state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and in-house pharmacy, we’ll get your companion back into tip-top shape in no time! We provide hospitalization and critical care for the patients this is necessary for.
We are proud to provide Barling and the surrounding communities with boarding services. We practice the highest standards of care and cleanliness for patients staying with us. We know that it takes a great deal of trust to leave your pet with someone else, so we want to assure you that we are professional, highly trained, and most of all, we love pets.
Please contact us today to learn more about our boarding facilities. We would love to speak with you about our boarding policies. We also invite you to visit our hospital and view our boarding area for yourself! Just give us a call and we’ll set up a time for you to take a tour.
If there are any special requirements for your pet, please let us know so we can accommodate them. Our patients are always fed according to owner instructions, and clean, fresh water is always available.
It is our goal to provide your pet with the best quality of care while they are with us. We promise to look after each and every pet as if they were our own and treat them with the respect and loving care they deserve.
For canines we require the following vaccinations and services: rabies, DHPP, bordetella, and fecal testing every 6 months. For felines we require rabies, FVRCP, a fecal testing every 6 months, and leukemia/FIV test in the pet’s medical history. If your pet is not up to date on these, we can update them for you upon admission to the hospital.
While dogs and cats have some of the same vaccinations like rabies and distemper, they also have different vaccination needs based on the diseases that can affect their species. Our veterinarians will work with you to set up a comprehensive, personalized vaccination schedule to protect your pet.
Did you know that poor oral health can lead to infections that can spread through the bloodstream to affect major organs such as your pet’s liver, kidneys, and heart?
Just as it’s important for you to see a dentist regularly, it’s important for dogs and cats as well. Your pet’s oral health is directly connected to their overall health. Signs of dental disease include bad breath, loose, broken or missing teeth, yellow or brown teeth, red, inflamed or bleeding gums, difficulty or pain when chewing, pawing at the mouth, and excessive drooling. If you notice any of these symptoms, please contact our team and we’ll be happy to help.
We are proud that we have the most up-to-date equipment to treat dental disease, including digital dental X-rays. This allows us to detect if there is any disease beneath the gum line that we would not be able to see otherwise. We are often able to see undetected abscesses, broken teeth, resorbed roots, retained roots, and more thanks to dental radiographs.
We are able to process a wide array of diagnostic laboratory tests with our in-house laboratory.
Our tests include things like:
- Blood Tests
- Urine Tests
- Fecal Tests
- Parasite Tests
- Digital X-rays
- …and more!
End of Life Services
When it is time to say goodbye, we help your beloved pet to cross the rainbow bridge with kindness and compassion. Empathy, openness, non-judgementalism, and compassion are at the very heart of what we do. We tailor our approach to best suit each individual family and situation.
Equine and Livestock Services
There are many challenges in caring for an animal that cannot be moved from their location for one reason or another. Please let us know of any specific requests or conditions that will require special attention. We promise to communicate with you throughout the process to make sure it goes smoothly for you and your animal.
Caring for the pets of Barling, AR and the surrounding communities.
River Valley Animal Hospital is proud to serve the River Valley area and Eastern Oklahoma. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of veterinary medicine along with friendly, compassionate service.