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"After having my pets cared for by Dr. Price in Houston, DFW area, and now Abilene, I have to say she offers the Best Pet Care Anywhere!"

J. Kelly M. - Houston (Email Review)

Windmill Animal Hospital
2 Windmill Circle
(next to Sam's)
Abilene, TX 79606

325-698-VETS (8387)
325-698-8391 (fax)
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Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 7:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 1:00pm

"We're new to town and read the reviews for Dr Price and decided to Windmill a go. So happy we did! Their whole office from the front desk to the treatment and meeting Dr Price was 5 Star all the way! I know our babies will be well taken care of! I even had a technician help me out to the car which made my day as I had my hands FULL! Would recommend to anyone! "

Susie G. - Abilene (Google Reviews)

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"This is the best vet in Abilene! I have tried countless other veterinary clinics and Windmill out-does them all. They value my pet and my experience more than my money, and they are always showing care and compassion to both my dog and me. They even call after every appointment, just to check-up and make sure we're doing okay! AMAZING service and incredible people!"

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Our Records show it's time for your pet to receive a Rattlesnake vaccine.

Rattlesnake vaccine is a relatively new product recently approved for use throughout the United States. Ranchers and veterinarians have long known that after having been repeatedly bitten, dogs become resistant to rattlesnake bites. Vaccination works the same way – it will make your dog resistant but not immune. A vaccinated dog is much less likely to suffer permanent injury or die from rattlesnake bite, but it is still possible.

The vaccine is usually administered as two (for dogs > 25 lbs) or three (dogs < 25 lbs) injections the first year, with a booster each year after that (although some dogs warrant a booster twice per year - your veterinarian will discuss your dog's needs with you).

Every dog living in the Big Country is at risk of running into a rattlesnake. If you live where rattlesnakes are being seen, or if your dog goes hunting, herding, camping, to the barn, lives on a ranch, etc., vaccination is critically important.

Rattlesnake strikes on dogs usually involve their head/neck or front feet.  Unvaccinated dogs struck on the head or face can swell so severely that they suffocate before ever getting to the veterinary hospital for treatment.  Those unvaccinated dogs fortunate enough to survive the initial snake strike can slough, or lose, huge areas of skin, leaving gaping wounds requiring months of hydrotherapy and additional surgeries to close.  On the other hand, vaccinated dogs generally have dramatically reduced mortality, swelling, hospitalization time, and skin slough; it is commonly unnecessary to use antivenin with vaccinated dogs.  Rattlesnake vaccinations have got to have one of the best returns on investment of any preventative care known to veterinary medicine! 

Rattlesnake antivenin (not vaccine) is made from the blood serum of hyper immunized horses. A single dose of antivenin can make dogs so sensitive to horse serum that a subsequent dose of antivenin is rapidly fatal.  This means that if your antivenin-treated dog gets struck by a rattler again, his treatment options are highly limited.  If your dog has already been treated with antivenin, immunizing your dog with Rattlesnake vaccine eliminates the risk from additional antivenin by eliminating the need for antivenin.