Located in southwest Houston, Beechnut Animal Clinic is proud to have provided state of the art veterinary medical care for the past 40 years.
Whether you visit us for a routine wellness examination and vaccinations, a serious health issue, or treatment of an injury, you can count on our treating your pet like one of our own.
Thanks for visiting and we look forward to serving you.
Please browse our website to learn more about our animal clinic and the services we provide for companion animals in Houston and the surrounding areas. Read information in our Pet Library, view videos, take a virtual tour of our veterinary hospital, read testimonials, and find details about upcoming events. Please call our office today at (713)774-9731 for all your pet health care needs.
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Doctors Perform New Tightrope Surgery
Beechnut Animal Hospital is one of Houston's first hospitals to perform the Tightrope Surgery, a relatively new, minimally invasive surgery designed to repair torn cranial ligaments in the knee. Dr. Matt has been performing Tightrope surgeries since 2007. Arthrex is the orthopedic company that developed the Tightrope. In 2012, Dr. Matt was asked by Arthrex, to become and instructor and teach this procedure to veterinarians in cities throughout the United States. Dr. Matt continues to perform this procedure at Beechnut Animal Hospital as well as other hospitals in the Houston area.
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Exotic Animal Care
Small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and rodents are valued members of the family, too!
These pets require special knowledge to treat and diagnose; our own Dr. Grana is one of the few veterinarians in the region who has a deep interestand training in alternative species. She has spent time learning fromsome of the best in private practice, zoos and wildlife hospitals. Sheis currently a member of the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians. Many of the health issues of these pets are related to husbandryissues, so education of the pet owner is a very important part of anyoffice visit; Dr. Grana truly enjoys working with the exotic pet’sowners!
Ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, rodents and other furry friends can be wonderfulpets in the right environment. Make sure to discuss proper housing andfeeding regimen for your new pet prior to purchase. Many animals havespecial dietary needs. Guinea pigs, for example require Vitamin Csupplementation. Most stores will have handouts on good care, propernutrition and husbandry. Dr. Grana and the West Oaks team can assistyour little furry friend with problems such as skin disease, trauma, and other illnesses.
Reptiles/Turtles/TortoisesThese species are wonderful pets for the right owner, but do require veryspecial housing and care needs. Temperature, size of housing, substrateand nutritional demands vary from species to species and sometimes isage dependent. A reptile may be seen for shedding difficulties, traumaor infection. Although we do not see poisonous snakes, Dr. Grana has had a parade of reptiles pass through her doors over the years from 50 year old Sulcata Tortoises, ball pythons to baby bearded dragons.
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Beechnut Animal Hospital Begins Treating Arthritis with Stem Cell Therapy
Stem Cell Therapy is an exciting new method to treat degenerative joint disease (arthritis) in pets. A portion of a patients fat cells are surgically removed and then processed. The patient's own activated stem cells are then injected back into the pet intravenously or into a specific joint. Responses have been variable ranging from 3 months to 3 years. Pets who have difficulty walking often reach a level where they are active and playful once again.
Treating Pain and Healing Tissue with a Therapeutic Laser
One of the major advancements in veterinary medicine in the recent years has been the use of lasers at low levels to treat many disease conditions, particularly pain and inflammation. Particular wavelengths of light that penetrate deep into the tissue are administered to areas that have arthritis or damaged tissue. The pet feels nothing as the laser is applied. The laser stimulates ATP production and drives oxygen into cells which in turn stimulates healing, reduces inflammation and pain. Of the pets that use laser therapy to treat arthritis, about 1/3 are able to discontinue using pharmaceuticals following treatments. Wounds have been shown to heal at a rate of about 50% faster while at the same time alleviating pain.