San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) September 1, 2010
Becker Animal Hospital and Pet Resort – a 22,000-square-foot, 24-hour health and boarding facility near I-10 and northwest I-410 – has doubled its team of veterinarians, hospital founder and director Dr. Michael Becker, DVM, has announced.
A team of six veterinarians, plus dozens of support staff, now provide around-the-clock services at the massive hospital and boarding center, which opened in December, 2009.
Becker Animal Hospital and Pet Resort, is a full-service, state-of-the-art, 24-hour veterinary hospital and luxurious pet resort offering luxury suite boarding with webcams, indoor-outdoor kennel boarding and standard cage boarding, as well as doggie day care and other ancillary pet services.
Becker has added staff to meet the growth in the hospital’s popularity and the rising number of patients.
“Becker Animal Hospital will continue to grow with the principles upon which it was created on: service to our human and, especially, our animal clients,” says Becker “Our mission is to provide the client and their pet with the highest quality pet care possible in an immediate, on-demand environment. Our intention is to do anything you want for your pet at anytime you ask.”
While most veterinary facilities are modeled after human clinics with schedules and appointments, the Becker has a “no appointment necessary” policy that is available seven days a week, with no additional charges for evenings and weekends. Customers welcome the flexibility of not having to rearrange work schedules to accommodate their pet’s health and well-being. The Becker Animal Hospital staff is fully bilingual.
Services for cats, dogs and a number of other types of animals include:
Comprehensive medical care, surgical services, dental services, bathing, grooming, flea dipping, Rabies observation, parvo virus treatments, infectious disease treatment, trauma treatment, boarding (dogs, cats and birds), in-house blood work lab, x-ray radiographs with direct digital imaging, ECG diagnostics and full vaccination protocols for dogs and cats.
The pet resort facilities include:
Dedicated food prep room and storage, a second bath and dip ward with 30 cages, 32 indoor/outdoor runs, 36 indoor-only runs, 53 luxury suites complete with webcams—some with windows to the outside, and a dedicated feline boarding room with a play area that can house 60 or more cats. Also available are a 300 gallon salt water aquarium for the feline viewing pleasure, an indoor 900 sq. ft. doggie day care room, with floor to ceiling glass for public viewing, an outside day care area landscaped and turf, 16 outdoor runs for exercise, big dog bath/dip room with 30 cages, two dog-walking areas and 10 make-ready kennels with water and electric dryers to prepare pets to leave.
Hospital facilities include:
A dedicated retail food room, 60’ of secure product shelf space behind the front desk, four flat screen TVs in the lobby for veterinary information, 7 exam rooms for private client consultations and exams, and lab equipment consisting of two chemistry analyzers, complete blood count unit, electrolyte analyzer, blood clotting profiler, urinalysis, and a number of separate test kits for heartworms, blood infections, parvovirus, pancreatis, and more. Also available are two dedicated surgical suits for surgeries and dentals, radiograph and ultrasound room, an associate doctors office and staff training room, two separated treatment areas with a total of seven work tables, dedicated prep room with a pass-through cabinet to surgery, liquid oxygen system with ceiling drop oxygen and scavenge. Also, a dedicated oxygen cage with 2 climate controlled air-conditioned cages and 2 heated cages, large outdoor exam area, for any pet that does better outside, multiple treatment cages in both treatment rooms, an isolation room with 10 cages and two runs and a separate additional heating system, a bath dip room with 30 cages, and a commercial laundry room.
Dr. Becker is originally from St. Louis and attended the University of Missouri, at Columbia, Mo., from 1975 to 1983 where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture and his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Becker worked more than two years in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Texas before establishing his practice and opening the original Becker Animal Hospital in San Antonio in 1986.
The Veterinarian for the City of Balcones Heights, he regularly attends the Western States Vet Conference to further his veterinary skills and various business classes in the areas of administration and management.
Becker Animal Hospital and Pet Resort
Location: 6515 IH-10 West, near the IH-10 and Loop 410 interchange, San Antonio
On the Web: http://www.beckeranimalhospital.com