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By: Marlene L.
Moates Veterinary Svc
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE Dr. Moates!! She is so caring and professional. I just moved to Rockport and was looking for a vet for my chihuahua (a truly picky, one-owner dog). By the grace of God, I found Dr. Moates. I've had lots of dogs and been to many vets, mostly in the Ft. Worth area, and I can say without hesitation that's she is head and shoulders above any I've dealt with before.
By: Cheryl H.
Moates Veterinary Svc
Dr. Moates is by far the BEST vet in Rockport. Her compassion not only for your pet but for you as well is unsurpassed. She takes the time to explain what's wrong and what your options are. She took excellent care of my fur baby and kept me informed of any information I needed to know. I will ONLY use her as my vet!!!!!!
By: Laura B.
rockport Veterinary Clinic
I have taken my pit/mix for heartworms and they were very nice and caring..they have helped her enormously. I also had to euthenize my 2 older small dogs, I was a mess and they assured me they went peacefully and got them ready for a burial at my home. Excellent Vets and staff!
Tips & Advices
Most 24-hour clinics do not allow owners to stay with their pets overnight. However, many do have specific visiting hours or will let owners see their pets at any point during the day. In addition, owners can call most clinics at any time for an update on their pet's well being.
  • Important phone numbers, especially those of the the veterinary clinic, the animal hospital or emergency clinic, and the poison control center
  • A book detailing pet first-aid steps
  • Copy of medical records
  • Nylon leash
  • Muzzle (only use if pet is not vomiting and has no difficulty breathing)
  • Absorbent gauze
  • Nonlatex disposable gloves
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Nail clippers
  • Digital thermometer
  • Sterile saline solution
  • Hydrogen peroxide (to induce vomiting only at the recommendation of a veterinarian
  • Milk of magnesia (to absorb poison only at the recommendation of a veterinarian)
Find a 24-hour animal hospital that provides emergency services within your area. Keep the facility's contact information in a place that's easy to locate, such as the refrigerator, address book, or smartphone. Most veterinary clinics operate on standard business hours and are not equipped to handle emergencies.
Veterinary clinics operate on a smaller scale than animal hospitals. The latter are more likely open 24 hours and provide emergency services. The former generally operate on typical office hours and only perform wellness exams and minor surgeries. Veterinary clinics also do not generally perform laboratory tests on site.
The specifics vary depending on the type of visit. For a wellness exam, bring:
  • Medical records
  • The type or brand of food the pet eats
  • Medication (including flea, tick, and heartworm medication).
If the animal needs medical treatment, the following may be helpful depending on the situation:
  • Fresh stool sample
  • Vomit sample
  • Video of the pet engaging in abnormal behavior
  • Substance the pet may have ingested

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