What's New at PVH



Get ready for winter!

A beautiful fall is quickly transitioning into an early winter! Along with the cooler weather, this season also brings hazards for your horses — acorns and persimmons. Every year we treat multiple severe colics due to ingestion of acorns and persimmons. These colics are very hard to treat and are frequently fatal.

This time of year we often talk about “winterizing” your horse. When cold weather hits, horses burn extra calories to maintain body temperature. If your horse is underweight going into the winter months, it is extremely hard to maintain optimal body condition. We recommend a dental exam and a fecal test to check for internal parasites.

We also recommend starting a fat supplement now if your horse is borderline underweight. Geriatric horses are prone to dental problems and usually require extra calories to maintain body condition.


Welcome to our new staff!

Megan CaldwellMichelle GrabillWe are very pleased to welcome two new members to our staff — Mrs. Megan Caldwell (left photo) and Mrs. Michelle Grabill. Megan recently graduated from the University of Arkansas with Bachelors of Animal Science. Michelle is currently in the Arkansas State University Veterinary Technician program. Both Megan and Michelle have quickly become very valuable assets to PVH.


Gastric Ulcer and Scoping Clinic held at PVH in August

Mike PalloneOn August 12th and 13th PVH held an Equine Gastroscopy Seminar and Clinic. On the 12th, we held an educational seminar provided by Merial Pharmaceuticals explaining equine gastric ulcer syndrome. The next day, we held a scoping lab and scoped 26 of our clients’ horses.

Out of the 26 horses scoped, 23 presented with grade 1-3 ulcers. These horses ranged from actively competitive barrel horses to retired show horses and pasture horses. These results prove that stomach ulcers do not only occur in active show horses.

The only way to definitively diagnose this disorder is by a gastroscopy exam. If you suspect your horse may have ulcers, give us a call.


PVH now offering Stem Cell Therapy

PVH is excited to offer our patients a new era of medical treatment in regenerative medicine. We are now able to harvest, process and administer stem cell therapy to your horse, dog or cat. The stem cells are derived from your animal’s own fat, and processed to release the benefits of the body’s own stem cells. Because the cells come from the animals own tissue the risk for adverse reactions is minimal.

Currently we are using stem cell therapy via IV administration or local administration directly into the site of the problem. Examples would be IV administration for kidney or liver failure, with local administration directly into an arthritic joint or into the stissue around damaged vertebra.

To read about how stem cell therapy helped "Wiley" the Australian Shepherd and to see photos of his remarkable progress, CLICK HERE.

2014 Equine Health & Hoof Fest

The Equine Health & Hoof Fest was a runaway success! Veterinarians, farriers, researchers and horse owners came together in January at Back Achers Ranch in Conway with one goal in mind — share information to help horses have healthier lives. This was the fourth year for the event, created by Paul Dorris Jr. of the Arkansas Horseshoeing School and Dr. Mike Pallone.Their vision is to make life better for horses by sharing information among different groups of equine practitioners. For more photos from the event, CLICK HERE.

Mike Pallone and Paul Dorris Jr.
Dr. Mike Pallone (left) and Paul Dorris Jr. stop just long enough to get their photo taken at Equine Health & Hoof Fest, an event they started four years ago.






Small Animal Specials...

November and December — 10% Discount: Heartgard and Iverhart Max heartworm preventative and Nexgard — kills fleas and ticks for 30 days. We also offer PROHEART


Large Animal Specials...

November and December — 10% OFF 5-day Powerpack. Get serious about deworming with Powerpack!



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Welcome to Pallone Veterinary Hospital...



Large or small, we take care of them all!


Pallone Veterinary Hospital in Rose Bud, Arkansas, is a full-service animal hospital that provides friendly, state-of-the-art care for both small and large animals. We understand the special bond you share with your animals. That's why for the past 19 years, we’ve been providing the very best veterinary care for our patients.


Keeping your animals healthy and happy is important to us. We emphasize preventive care through wellness exams and regular vaccinations. But when your animals have a problem, we're here to help with advanced diagnostic equipment, treatments, surgery and follow-up care.


Drs. Mike and Karen Pallone and staff look forward to meeting you and your four-legged family. Please give us a call!


How you can reach us...

  • OFFICE HOURS: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 8 a.m. to Noon on Saturday.

  • APPOINTMENTS: Call 501-556-5355.

  • EMERGENCIES AFTER HOURS: Call 501-940-2101 (Large and Small Animals).





special offer

Our new "PET PORTAL" lets you order pet meds, make appointments, etc. CHECK IT OUT!





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Prevention. Diagnosis. Treatment.
And Most Of All... LOVE!







We Need a New Home!

"Bubbles" is about 1 1/2 years old.
She is medium-sized and is a Beagle
mix. She would love a forever family!


"Milo" is a Retriever/Lab mix that is
2 years old. He has already
been neutered.




"Jolene" is a beautiful Domestic Shorthair mix.
She is about 11 months old and loves attention!



"Aspen" is a Domestic Shorthair mix.
He is about 4 months old
and has already been neutered!

For more information about pets available for adoption at the Cabot Animal Shelter, please call 501-843-2021 or visit their website at http://www.cabotar.gov/department/petadoption.htm. For information about animals available for adoption at the Cleburne County Humane Society, please call 501-362-7322 or e-mail: shelter7322@sbcglobal.net.