Frequently Asked Questions

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Whether you’re a first time visitor to Crosby Veterinary Clinic or an established client, we know you have questions.

Thankfully, we have answers! Check out our frequently asked questions, and if you don’t see what you’re looking for, just contact us – we’re here to help.  Visit our Contact page for more info.

General Questions

  • When is Crosby Veterinary Clinic open?

    Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and again from 2 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    We are also open every Saturday from 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

    In an effort to provide the best care to our clients we will not take any new sick clients on Saturdays.

    We are closed on Sundays.

  • Does your clinic take emergencies?

    Yes, during office hours we can provide emergency care. There is an additional charge for emergency services.

    After hours, we refer our patients to the following recommended providers:

    Deerbrook Emergency Clinic (281) 446-4900

    North Houston Veterinary Specialist (281) 446-1807

    VCA Emergency Clinic (713) 941-8460

    Waller Equine Hospital (936) 931-2900

  • How much will a visit to the clinic cost me?

    It depends. Our pricing varies depending on the breed of animal, weight, and any necessary treatment costs. If you are concerned

    about cost, please contact us – we’d be happy to talk to you about your particular situation.

  • Do you offer boarding?

    Our facilities are limited only to in-patient care. We do not board healthy animals for travel purposes or clients unable to care for their pets for a period of time. We also do not offer quarantine services.

Scheduling Questions

  • Can I schedule an appointment?

    Yes, we accept appointments for routine and/or wellness exam visits Monday thru Friday. Please contact us to schedule your appointment.
  • My pet needs dental work and/or a surgery. What steps should I take to schedule it?

    All dental work and surgeries are performed by appointment only. Prior to the procedure, we require our patients to be up- to-date on their vaccinations. We will also ask you to come in for a pre-op exam. Please contact the office for more information.

Medical Questions

  • Do you recommend yearly blood work as part of routine check-ups?

    Our doctors recommend a simple blood draw as part of our patient’s routine wellness exam. We process the sample in-house, delivering quick and accurate results that tell us about your pet’s health. For older animals,  a geriatric screening is recommended and allows us to identify potential issues and take action, when appropriate, to keep your pet healthy and functioning at a high level.

  • I have a puppy. Tell me about vaccinations and parasite control.

    Congratulations on your puppy! During your initial visit, we’ll conduct a thorough physical exam and check for any congenital defects as well as assessing your puppy’s overall health.

    Early detection of intestinal parasites can be crucial for a young animal.  We recommend an intestinal parasite screening as early as three weeks of age. Our vaccination schedule begins at six weeks, with boosters given monthly up to sixteen weeks old. The vaccines we offer protect against:

    • Distemper
    • Hepatitis
    • Leptospirosis
    • Parainfluenza
    • Parvovirus

    We offer the rabies vaccine once your puppy has reached 12 weeks of age.

    After that, we recommend yearly wellness exams which include annual vaccinations, intestinal parasite screenings, and heartworm testing.

  • I have a kitten. Tell me about vaccinations and parasite control.

    Congratulations on your kitten! Similar to puppy care (above),

    after a thorough physical examination is performed, we recommend completing a vaccination schedule for the optimal health of your kitten. Our vaccination schedule begins at six weeks, with a follow-up booster at 10 weeks for:

    • Feline distemper
    • Rhinotracheitis
    • Calicivirus
    • Feline Panleukopenia
    • Feline leukemia virus (FeLV)

    We offer the rabies vaccine once your kitten has reached 12 weeks of age.

    After that, we recommend yearly wellness exams and intestinal parasite screenings throughout your cat’s life.

  • How long does the rabies vaccination last?

    The rabies vaccination should last your pet three years, if you have followed a schedule where two vaccines have been administered within a 12-month time period.