By MARTHA McCLAIN
Special to the PRESS
Laguna Madre area residents will have access to low cost veterinary services in Laguna Vista at Roloff Park following approval of a proposal from a Dallas-based veterinarian during Tuesday’s Town Council meeting.
Dr. Jeannie A. Oehler, who operates Pet Wellness Center, a mobile veterinary service, will host the clinic on the third Saturday of every month from 1-5 p.m. at the park’s large gazebo on a six-month trial basis, the council decided.
Oehler said upon her arrival to the Valley last year, she saw the need for more access to veterinary care and established a mobile veterinary service which services multiple locations in the lower Valley. Laguna Vista is a central location to provide services, she said.
While rabies clinics are conducted in some cities, Oehler said her services are more thorough and includes exams, with referrals issued to a veterinarian if needed.
Services offered will be microchip placement for $25, rabies shots for $12, heartworm tests for $10 and medications at low costs.
The request for use of Roloff Park was placed on the agenda because the request requires Town Council approval, City Manager Rolando Vela said.
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