Pet of the Month for May 2020

Eileen is a very special girl who puts a bright smile on everyone’s face when she walks into the room!  Eileen is Diabetic and is on insulin to help regulate her blood sugar. It is very important to keep up with a diabetic patient’s blood glucose levels at least once a year to ensure that they are taking the proper dosage of insulin. A little known fact about Eileen is that she is an amazing therapy dog. Eileen loves to spend her days at her favorite retirement home making friends and spreading her joy around! Her dad says going to the retirement home is the highlight of her day and she is quite the social butterfly! In her free time, Eileen enjoys going camping and hanging out with her neighborhood dog crew. Eileen is the sweetest girl and continues to be a ray of sunshine to us and her community!

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Pet of the Month for April 2020

Callie is a longtime patient of ours and is nothing but the sweetest! Callie came to us to have her mouth thoroughly examined due to stomatitis. Stomatitis causes inflammation of the entire mouth causing difficulty eating, excess salivation and weight loss. Stomatitis can be quite bothersome for cats and it is important to keep up with regular teeth cleaning. Sweet Callie was having a hard time eating her food so her mom brought her in for Dr. Wunderlich to take a look at her. Callie was given an injection to help control the pain and inflammation. We scheduled Callie for a dental cleaning and all went well! Callie’s parents do a great keeping up with her oral health!

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COVID-19 Update: CVSB will be Closed on Wednesdays and Two Saturdays Per Month

April 6, 2020

Dear CanyonVet Spring Branch Clients,

I want to thank everyone for being so supportive to the changes we have made in order to keep our clients and staff as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have an additional change to our hospital hours at the Spring Branch location to announce.

Starting this week, we will be closed on Wednesdays and two Saturdays per month. Both of our sister hospitals, CanyonVet Canyon Lake and CanyonVet New Braunfels WILL be open during these times in the event your pet needs medical care. You can contact CanyonVet Canyon Lake at 830-964-3551 and CanyonVet New Braunfels at 830-632-6075.

The reason for the change in hours is that we are no longer scheduling staff to work at more than one location in order to reduce exposure of our clients and employees. In the event there is a known exposure to COVID-19 at one location, the other two locations can continue to operate. Because we are no longer going to utilize employees from other locations at CVSB, we need to reduce the hours of operation.

Thanks so much for your continued understanding as we try to navigate the unprecedented waters of COVID-19!

The CanyonVet Team

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Pet of the Month for March 2020

Last month, we had the honor of meeting an extremely happy Goldendoodle named Gus! Gus came to us in mid-January due to limping. The doctor examined him and it appeared to be his left forelimb that was causing him some trouble. We put sweet Gus on the anti-inflammatory to see if that would ease the pain and resolve his limping. A couple of days after his appointment, his mom decided to have him spend the day with us to monitor Gus and let him have the rest he needed, since he LOVED playing around with his sibling, Holt! While Gus spent the day hanging out with us, we took some radiographs of his leg to see what the underlying issue was. We discovered Gus had a case of elbow dysplasia, meaning the cartilage lining of his elbow joint had not developed properly. This can cause abnormal development also known as dysplasia. So, Dr. Buntain referred Gus to an orthopedic specialist who would be able to operate and repair his elbow. Gus visited the specialist for his surgery! The surgery was a success and Gus has been staying with us while he recovers! We love getting to see his happy face and wagging tail every morning! Gus is recovering very well and counting down the days until he can run wild with his sibling again!!

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An Important Message about COVID-19

Dear CanyonVet Clients,

 As many of you are aware, the COVID-19 situation is changing every day.  We promise to do our best to keep ourselves informed of the latest information and recommendations of our state and local governments and professional veterinary associations to keep our clients, staff, and pets safe while also providing essential healthcare to your pets.

The following additional changes will go in effect on Monday, March 23rd:

Curbside check in will be required of all clients at the time of your arrival to our hospitals regardless of visit reason.  To best promote social distancing, no clients will be allowed into our buildings.  Appointments for pets to be euthanized are the only possible exception and these will be considered on a case by case basis.  If a procedure or exam is needed, our staff will escort your pet from your car, into our building, and back to your car once services are performed. Please call the location upon arrival to receive instructions.  Payment will be done over the phone to limit exposure from exchanging credit cards, etc.

Canyon Lake:  (830) 964-3551 email:

New Braunfels: (830) 632-6075 email:

Spring Branch:  (830) 885-5443 email:

  • Grooming is now available 4 days a week at our  Canyon Lake and New Braunfels locations.
  • Boarding:  We are opening boarding at Fetch in Canyon Lake on June 15th for canine boarding.  Feline boarding will also open on June 15th at our Canyon Lake location.  All boarding will remain closed at both New Braunfels and Spring Branch for the time being. 

Current options to keep in mind:

Telemedicine (email, phone) Option:  If your pet has been examined by one of our veterinarians within the last 12 months, we are allowed by law to examine the pet via pictures and videos sent electronically.  Medications can be mailed to you or picked up via curbside.  Not all illnesses and injuries can be properly diagnosed in this manner and you may be asked to bring your pet to the hospital.  Normal exam charges apply to telemedicine options and payment will be done over the phone.  Please call or email your preferred location to request this option.

 Prescription Refills by Mail:  Along with curbside pickup of refills, we are also offering to mail prescriptions for an additional $5 shipping fee.  Large items and food cannot be shipped and would need to be picked up curbside.

 Our Online Pharmacyvisit the website.

Once you select your location, select Online Pharmacy from the main menu to shop almost all of your pet’s medications.  Unlike other internet pharmacies, products purchased from our online pharmacy ship directly from the distributor to you which means you can trust the medication has not been tampered with or stored at incorrect temperatures.

We want to thank all of our clients who have been so supportive of the temporary changes we have made.  Our hope is that changes made by CanyonVet and other businesses to promote social distancing will mean better safety for everyone and a shorter time until the COVID-19 pandemic is over in our community.

Download the TVMA PDF file with more information about HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR PETS FROM COVID-19.

The CanyonVet Team

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Pet of the Month for February 2020

Sandy’s mom noticed she was starting to limp and wasn’t bearing much weight on her right hind leg. For the doctor to be able to make a diagnosis and see what the underlying issue was, we had to sedate Sandy. Dr. Buntain performed an orthopedic exam in order to get a good evaluation of her leg. It turns out that Sandy has a torn cranial cruciate ligament, which causes inflammation and instability of the knee joint. So to make sure we are on track to help stabilize her knee, Sandy has been visiting our friends over at CanyonVet Canyon Lake for her K-Laser Therapy! The K-Laser helps reduce inflammation and relieve pain and is used for many conditions including arthritis and muscular injuries. Sandy has been handling her treatment like a queen and continuing her physical therapy at home with her mom (and getting all the hugs that she deserves!!)

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Pet of the Month for January 2020

Meet Tom Selleck! Tom Selleck is a snazzy cat who came to us with puncture wounds near his tail. His wound had turned into an abscess that ruptured and was in need of a little repair. Based on his wounds, it appears that he may have gotten into a scuffle with another animal. We had to do something to help Tom out! His mom brought him in and Dr. Buntain was able to suture him up and add a drain tube to help prevent infection from getting trapped inside the wound. His minor surgery was a success and we saw him a couple days later to remove his drain tube! Tom still needed to be monitored to make sure his sutures were in place and everything was healing properly. Tom is doing fabulous now and he is back to being the cool cat that he is!

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Pet of the Month for December 2019

Penny is a beautiful 1 year old Boxer who visited us a couple weeks ago with a pretty bad laceration above her eye. Penny’s family brought her in for us to take a look at her puncture wound. After a quick surgery with Dr. Buntain, she had that pesky cut stitched up in no time! We sent Penny back home (with a small cone of shame but she rocked it!)  but a few days later her laceration opened up again and she was back at the hospital for another repair! Dr. Buntain placed a fancy drain tube through her puncture wound to help prevent the build-up of infection. A couple of days later, Penny came back to see us but this time it was to get her drain tube removed. Everything started to heal just fine and sweet Penny was lookin’ great! After that she was good as new and is living her most awesome life with her awesome family!

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Pet of the Month for November 2019

Vino is a handsome 7 year old German Shepherd who came to us at the end of October for his annual check-up! Vino received his annual vaccines and we ran a heartworm test on him, as well. It turns out Vino tested positive for heartworms (a worm that lives in the right side of the heart and causes major health issues)! His parents care about him so much so they decided to have Vino stay with us for a couple of days. We treated him with fluids and LOTS of hugs! Vino was so brave and handled his heartworm treatment like the true champion he is! Vino is such a happy boy and is on the road to getting the special treatment he needs so we can get rid of those pesky heartworms!

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Pet of the Month for October 2019

Tarzan is a spunky kitten who came to see us for his first kitten exam back in September and we just fell in love! Tarzan and his sibling had a mysterious case of loose stool. We had to do something to help these cool cats out! Tarzan spent the day with us so we could keep an eye on him and we had a blast! Afterwards, Tarzan was given the right medications and everything turned out to be perfect again! Tarzan’s mom goes above and beyond to take care of her gang of kitties and it definitely shows! We are happy he is feeling better and always look forward to seeing Tarzan and his siblings!

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