If your pet is injured, it is important to seek veterinary care as soon as possible. Until that time, please seek the link below for some helpful tips from the American Veterinary Medical Association. You can also call our front desk or stop by to purchase one of our pre-made pet emergency care kits so you are always ready.

Helpful Tips


24 hour Emergency Animal Poison Control Hotline: (888) 426-4435

Poisonous Plants

End of Life & Hospice Care

At AWRC, we understand that your pet is a precious member of your family. We are able to provide extensive support and care for your pet near the end of his or her life including helping you say goodbye at AWRC, but should you become in need of at-home hospice care or in- home euthanasia, we recommend:

Dr. Allie Prokop at Lap of Love

Grief Support

When it is time to say good-bye, please know that we share in your loss and we are here for you during this difficult time. We also find it helpful to seek support that is outside of your immediate family. The resources below can be very helpful in your time of loss. 



After Care Options

When you lose a beloved pet, it is difficult to think about what to do afterwards. We provide this list to you now so you can prepare for the future and not have to make a decision in a time of sorrow.

Should you choose to bury your pet at home, we can provide a cardboard coffin if you desire. Should you choose to bury your pet in a pet cemetery, we recommend Resthaven Pet Services.

Should you choose to cremate your pet, we use and recommend Resthaven Pet Services. They can provide timely and compassionate private cremations and also group cremations.


We love seniors!

AWRC was founded because of Dr. Pittman’s special older dog named Boudreaux. We know better than most how important health care becomes for our pets as they grow older. Because of this, we recommend semi-annual checkups for all cats and dogs over the age of 7 years. If your dog is 75 # or larger, semi-annual checkups should begin at age 5-6 years. These semi-annual exams give us a chance to check new lumps or bumps, evaluate joint range of motion, check labwork to look at organ function and even screen for cancers.

Check out these links to learn more: