Veterinary Services

Cat Veterinary Services

Experience top-notch cat veterinary services in Elko, NV, provided by the dedicated team at Elko Veterinary Clinic. We provide compassionate care, preventive services, and advanced treatments tailored to feline companions.

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Exceptional Veterinary Services For Cats

Since 1953, the veterinarians and support staff at Elko Veterinary Clinic have sought to achieve the highest standards of veterinary medicine. We feel that cats are part of the family, yours and ours. Our client’s response to the care we provide is the strongest testament to the quality of care we provide for their cats.

Elko Veterinary Clinic offers preventative health care as well as advanced diagnostic and surgical services. Since 1953, our veterinarians have been accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. Our commitment to quality service has made our clinic well-known and respected throughout the veterinary industry.

We Support Every Stage Of Your Cat’s Life

As your feline friend grows, they will move through six distinct stages of life:

Kitten: 0 – 6 months

Junior: 7 months – 2 years

Prime: 3 – 6 years

Mature: 7 – 10 years

Senior: 11 – 14 years

Geriatric: 15+ years

Naturally, as a cat grows and progresses through life, they undergo physiological changes and face a variety of life events that will require care and attention. From kitten care to geriatric cat medicine, consistent preventive care can make all the difference in the quality of life of your cat. Ultimately, your cat’s health will impact your relationship with them.

Cats are very good at hiding illness. In fact, most cats will simply become less active and less interactive when very ill. Any signs of illness that a cat may show will be very subtle. Therefore, any change in their behavior should prompt consideration that they may be ill. Many clients will return from work to find that their cat simply does not greet them at the door as usual. This may be an indication that your cat is ill. Because the signs of cat illness are so subtle, if you should notice any noticeable changes in behavior, please call our office.

Extended Hours and Emergency Cat Care

While we don’t plan for cats to have a veterinary emergency, our clinic keeps extended hours just in case. Our office hours are:

Surgery check-in: 7 am

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 7 am – 6 pm

Tuesday: 8 am – 6 pm

Saturday: 8 am – 5 pm

Sunday: 9 am – 5 pm

If you have any urgent concerns after hours and would like to speak to the first available veterinarian, please download the Airvet app on the App Store or Google Play, make an on-demand call on the app, and you will be connected on a video call with a veterinarian that can help you. Please remember that on-demand calls on Airvet are for urgent matters only. For Non-Urgent matters, please send a call request to Airvet. If you would like to leave a voice message and do not use Airvet, please call (775) 388-8250 and leave a voicemail, and one of our veterinarians will return your call later. But, this will take longer than using Airvet.

A Cat-Friendly Certified Hospital

Because the medical needs of cats are unique, our cat hospital utilizes specialized equipment, training, and facilities specific to felines. We have a dedicated feline-only examination room, and we minimize stress by utilizing feline pheromones and soft, cozy surfaces, allowing your cat to feel safe and secure. Our veterinary team is trained to allow cats to move at their own pace, which helps them feel less stress during their visit to our hospital. Cats have special needs when it comes to exploring new environments. We understand the needs of cats and how to keep their stress to a minimum. While we cannot make all cats feel completely at home, we can help all cats feel safe and comfortable during their visit to Elko Veterinary Clinic.

Our cat hospital is also certified by the American Association of Feline Practitioners as a Cat-Friendly Practice. This accreditation means our veterinary practice specializes in meeting the diverse array of feline needs, including:

  • Understanding the unique needs of cats, thereby making veterinary visits more cat-friendly
  • Understanding how to approach and handle cats in a gentle, empathetic, and caring manner
  • Having an appropriate standard of equipment needed to diagnose and treat feline patients
  • Meeting the standards for the facilities and care of hospitalized cats

Cat Health Services And Treatments

At Elko Veterinary Clinic, we specialize in the following cat health services for cats of all ages, breeds, and circumstances:

  • Allergy Testing: Cats commonly face a number of allergens that can cause a wide variety of symptoms. Allergy testing can help us to identify and properly treat the root cause of some issues.
  • Anesthesia: We have the facilities, equipment, medicine, and knowledge to ensure your cat stays safe while under anesthesia.
  • Bathing and Hygiene: Proper feline hygiene is an important component of a healthy, happy lifestyle.
  • Behavior Services: Your cat’s behavior is not genetically inherent but can be learned and unlearned with your commitment and our help.
  • Boarding: If you are going on a trip and want to make sure that your cat is well taken care of, our staff can ensure high-quality, affordable care.
  • Cancer Treatment: Our communicative, community approach to cancer treatment makes all the difference for you and your cat.
  • Cardiology: Our first-rate facilities, equipment, and professional knowledge allow us to get to the heart of your cat’s health and wellness matters.
  • Declawing: With a focus on education and compassionate cat care, we can help you decide whether declawing is the right option or whether you should consider alternatives.
  • Dermatology: While diagnosing skin conditions early on is highly beneficial in treatment, if a skin condition has already developed, it must be addressed before it worsens.
  • Deworming: Intestinal parasites are a danger to both your pet and your family, so let us ensure that your cat is protected from worms.
  • Diagnostic Imaging: Diagnostic imaging allows our veterinarians and technicians to accurately diagnose your cat’s condition so that the proper treatment can be prescribed.
  • Emergency Care: We specialize in comprehensive emergency care, and our facilities are designed to address any veterinary emergency your cat may have.
  • Eye Care: Our veterinarians are trained to recognize feline-specific eye diseases and choose treatments based on efficacy and your cat’s tolerance to specific treatments.
  • Flea & Tick: We use safe and effective flea and tick treatments to ensure your cat’s health and happiness.
  • Heartworm Prevention: We specialize in heartworm education prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for your cat.
  • Homeopathic and Nutraceutical: Alternative therapies, such as homeopathy, may also play an important role in treating some conditions.
  • Kitten Care: We help you learn to care for your kitten through education and nutritional awareness while providing the proper preventive medical treatments.
  • Laboratory: Our laboratory testing services mean faster and more accurate diagnostics and treatments for your cat.
  • Laparoscopic Surgery: Our state-of-the-art tools and facilities allow us to perform less invasive and safer laparoscopic surgery on your cat.
  • Laser Therapy: Our cold laser therapy is a tool used to treat cats for post-operative pain, arthritis, and other inflammatory conditions. It is painless and well-tolerated by all cats.
  • Medications: When your cat requires medication, our veterinarians will provide the right prescription.
  • Microchip ID: Microchipping is the best way to aid your cat in returning safely should they become lost.
  • Nutrition: We will address the specialized nutritional requirements for your cat in different life stages and aid in the management of certain illnesses.
  • Pain Management: We specialize in effective and compassionate pain management for your cat regardless of age, ability, or condition.
  • Preventive Care: Our comprehensive preventive care program is the first step in ensuring your cat’s long, healthy life.
  • Semi-Annual Wellness Exams: A cornerstone of preventive care, semi-annual wellness exams help prolong life by allowing health issues to be identified and addressed early.
  • Senior Care: We understand the special needs of aging cats and will partner with you to provide the optimal plan for your aging feline.
  • Spay or Neuter: We provide a safe and painless surgical experience for your cat.
  • Surgery: Our facilities, equipment, and staff offer your cat the best option for a successful surgery and recovery.
  • Vaccinations: Our veterinarians will recommend an individualized and personalized vaccination protocol based on your cat’s needs.

Schedule a Veterinary Appointment For Your Cat Today

Our success as a veterinary hospital serving cats is a reflection of the health and happiness of our patients and their owners. From preventive medicine to comprehensive illness and disease intervention, our staff will ensure that your next visit to our veterinary hospital will resonate with care, respect, transparency, and compassion.