We’re committed not only to our own patients and pet owners, but to the city as a whole as it deals with various animal care issues
San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) February 06, 2012
Becker Animal Hospital and Pet Resort is taking its pet care on the road in February, providing a day of free vaccinations on the city’s South Side, longtime San Antonio veterinarian Dr. Michael Becker, DVM, has announced.
Staffers from the animal hospital will leave their veterinary complex in northwestern San Antonio, to provide the first of a series of community service vaccination events planned this year. The traveling team will set up shop at the Super Wal-Mart at SE Military Drive (SE Military and Roosevelt), from 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday, Febr. 18, 2012.
Free rabies and distemper vaccinations will be provided to the first 100 dogs registered for the event, with a limit of two dogs for each family. Other vaccines, including bordetella, canine flue, rattlesnake and Lyme, will also be available at a low cost.
A free city license will be mailed to those who get their pets vaccinated.
The free shots are limited to families who live on the city’s South Side, south of the east-west line of IH-10/U.S. 90. Online registration begins at noon on Monday, Feb. 6, at the Becker Animal Hospital website.
“In 2012, we are reaching out to the San Antonio community, outside our traditional service area, with a series of public service events,” Becker said. “We’re committed not only to our own patients and pet owners, but to the city as a whole as it deals with various animal care issues.”
Becker Animal Hospital and Pet Resort recently announced the addition of a seventh full-time veterinarian, giving the huge San Antonio veterinary care complex the largest medical staff of any locally-owned facility in the metro area. And the animal care and pet boarding center, which handles more than 35,000 pet visits a year, has also expanded its international talent pool, with more than half the staff veterinarians now bringing skills from around the globe.
ABOUT BECKER ANIMAL HOSPITAL
Becker’s is a full-service 24-hour, 7-days-a-week veterinary hospital equipped to handle emergency vet care, surgical and medical cases, as well as routine vaccinations and wellness care. At 22,000 square feet, the brand-new state-of-the-art facility is one of the largest in Texas. No appointments are necessary, and regular prices are in effect around the clock – never any extra emergency pet clinic fees for nights or weekends. A spacious lobby and seven exam rooms ensure pets are seen quickly and efficiently.
Becker’s pet boarding facilities range from economy cages to luxury suites with windows and Petcam views so owners can monitor their pets. Amenities include 53 luxury dog boarding suites, many of which have outside window views, spacious kennels, indoor-outdoor kennels and economy cages. The Cat Boarding Condos are located away from the dogs, with many having outside windows and a view of a large tropical fish tank. Doggie Daycare is also available. Like the medical facilities, Becker pet boarding accommodations are available for pickup or drop-off 24/7 at the customer’s convenience. And veterinarians are on duty around the clock in case of medical emergencies.
The complex is conveniently located on I-10 West, just inside Loop 410, across from the TexSan Heart Hospital, with easy-access parking and a covered entry drive for wet weather