Halifax County Veterinary Center, P.C.

430 S. Main Street
Halifax, VA 24558

(434)476-2166

www.hcvcvet.com

 Welcomes you to our website!

Halifax County Veterinary Center is a full-service veterinary medical clinic located in Halifax, Virginia. The professional and courteous staff at Halifax County Veterinary Center seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care as well as boarding services for their highly valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care for horses and cattle herds and health-related educational opportunities for our livestock and companion animal clients. Halifax County Veterinary Center strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Halifax, South Boston and surrounding areas in Southside, Virginia and North Central North Carolina. Please take a moment to contact us today to learn more about our veterinary or boarding services. Our staff is eager to let you know how Halifax County Veterinary Center can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet, horse or livestock herd.

At this site, you will find information about our practice philosophy, our services, helpful forms to assist you and an extensive Pet Medical Library for you to search for additional pet health care information.

 

Help us go green with PetSites! You can access your pet's records, refill prescriptions, schedule appointments, print out vaccination records, customize with pictures, and more! Just click on PetSite Login at the top! It's now a smartphone app!

Check out more information with our how-to videos under the informational pages tab to the left!


Thank you for taking the time to read about our veterinary practice and the services we offer. We welcome your comments and suggestions.  Please contact us at (434)476-2166 for all your pet health care needs.


NEWS

Our Mission

To serve the Lord by providing high quality veterinary medical care in a courteous and compassionate manner.  We will do this by valuing each other and our clientele.  We will put others first and hustle while we wait.  We will know our roles and strive to exceed expectations.  We will utilize modern technology, seek knowledge, and not forget the people involved. 

You are now able to use PetSites from our Facebook page. Like us on Facebook and you will be able to refill prescriptions, make boarding appts and make appts to get your pets yearly check-up.


NOVEMBER: PET DIABETES MONTH

The leading cause of diabetes is obesity. We want to make sure that our pets stay at a healthy weight to prevent an diseases and conditions. 

WARNING SIGNS

 1.  Excessive Thirst

2.  Frequent urination

3.  Lethargy

4.  Obesity

These are just some of the most frequent signs, but not all pets will have these signs or may just have or two of them. This is where it is important to have annual check ups for your pets. Be aware of their weight to help prevent diabetes. Once they have been diagnosed, they will need to have insulin shots at least twice daily for the rest of their life. If they do have diabetes, it is a good idea to have a glucose curve every so often to make sure they are still on the right dosage of insulin. There are some things you need to be aware of when your pet has diabetes. First, make sure they eat before giving them their insulin. Then you need to be aware of their behavior. Some signs of their glucose being too low are lethargy, sleeping a lot, tilting or swaying head, glassy eyes, weakness, staggering (like drunk), hunger, pacing, listlessness, howling or crying out, shivering cold, disoriented, seizures, coma, vomiting, and can lead to death. If you see any of these signs in your diabetic pet you need to contact a veterinarian.   You can check your pet's glucose level at home with a urine glucose strip, but they seem to be less accurate. Just be aware that diabetes does not mean they have a death sentence. It can be controlled and your pet can live many years with this condition if treated and controlled properly.  Don't be overwhelmed. That is what the vet team is for. They will be there for you every step of the way. If you have any questions, contact your veterinarian and look in our library for more resources.

(Merck, 2016).

 For more information visit the Library tab.