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7713 S Staples StCorpus Christi, TX 78413
From Business: Offering veterinarians and emergency veterinarians services. We're more than an animal hospital! We're the place where pet parents know they can bring their pets for superb veterinary care that sets new standards for quality and kindness. For pets and pet parents alike, a trip to our clinic is an opportunity to see how our…
7721 S Staples StCorpus Christi, TX 78413
After reading the other reviews, I have to say that I was apprehensive about taking my cat and her newborn kittens in to the VCA Oso Creek hospital. HOWEVER, I had a surprisingly great experience with them. My cat had kittens two days ago. Last night they were fine. Mewing and moving around.…
5626 Everhart RdCorpus Christi, TX 78411
I absolutly love this animal! They are truly caring and trained professionals. Dr. Pigot is just the sweetest lady ever and gives the best advice! I will never take my dog anywhere else!
7010 S Padre Island DrCorpus Christi, TX 78412
Always a friendly staff, wait time is at an extreme minimum. Appointments are easy to make and clean environment. My dog is never startled by the staff because they are so loving w/ him. Oh yeah, and they treat us humans really nicely too.
1920 Baldwin BlvdCorpus Christi, TX 78404
This is a great clinic. Those who have complained must realize that this is a very high volume, walk-in, underpaid staff that take cuts in pay to help the people who cannot afford the high cost of other vets. Their cost is minimal and their time is stressed. So to go hunt files in another locati…
1057 Doddridge StCorpus Christi, TX 78411
I took Sammie, the neighborhood cat to see he vet because he hadn't eaten or drank anything for 3 days. I came in without an appointment and didn't have to wait very long to see Dr. Redmond. She was very thorough and compassionate. I liked the friendly staff and the doctor. Sammie had a 104.2 fe…
9501 S Padre Island DrCorpus Christi, TX 78418
Dr. Heaton has been my vet for the last 20 years. She has taken care of all my animals during that time including horses, dogs and cats. She is incredibly compassionate, knowledgeable and very committed to her patients.
6822 Everhart RdCorpus Christi, TX 78413
From Business: Corpus Christi Animal Medical is a full service companion animal hospital dedicated to providing the best care throughout the life of your pet. Our goal is to practice the highest quality medicine and surgery with an emphasis on prevention and client education.
5214 Blanch MooreCorpus Christi, TX 78411
This Vet facility is a bit expensive!! BUT They are very thorough and competent in the diagnosis , treatment and caring of animals. I have three dogs! Due to the cost they get annuals at this location every other year. Excellent hospital. Wanda
4133 Violet RdCorpus Christi, TX 78410
I am not sure I could find the words to describe how AMAZING this veterinary office is! The staff is so kind and professional And efficient...wow they are great! Dr. Summer....oh my goodness...of my 40 years on this earth I have never met a greater veterinarian than her! She is truly gifted..…
1502 Airline RdCorpus Christi, TX 78412
The minute you walk in the door, prepare to have your money ready!! I had an emergency & they wanted the office visit payment first. Then they worked up this quote of procedures they were going to do. Meanwhile, my pet was sitting in the back in a cage...untouched!!! She was in distress with a b…
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After reading the other reviews, I have to say that I was apprehensive about taking my cat and her newborn kittens in to the VCA Oso Creek hospital. HOWEVER, I had a surprisingly great experience with them. My cat had kittens two days ago. Last night they were fine. Mewing and moving around. Momma was taking care of them. This morning, everything went downhill. Momma kitty was bleeding. The kittens were lethargic. I called around and got referred here. The girls in the front were very efficient and friendly. The tech who saw us first was thorough and pleasant and the vet was really awesome. She answered all of my questions, was sympathetic to my situation and the fee charged for my visit was totally reasonable. I would definitely suggest this clinic to anyone who needs help with their cats.
Service is friendly, quality of work is very good, and the pricing is excellent. An example of the service there: One of my dogs had a cough, so I took her in. The appointment only took about 15 minutes, so the vet told the staff to only charge me half of the appointment fee. The vets are definitely not there for the money, and their prices are an obvious indication. If you're looking for a vet, I recommend giving them a call and asking about the price for whatever you need. I also had my doberman's ears clipped there and they've turned out great (only cost me $220, too).
I have been using Dr Lora Pigott since 1994 when she had her own practice in Austin. I have followed her since because she is the most knowledgeable vet that I have ever met and I worked in the field for 15 years. She has a loyal follwoing of a lot of high end dog and cat breeders that travel from all over to see her. I am sure that the other vets are just as awesome. If you want to have your pets taken care of, have fun and have the vet remember every detail of your pets record by memory, visit Dr Pigott!!!
I wanted to give this review because I really appreciate this clinic and Dr. Garett for the excellent job with my dog, Pascal. She wanted to write a review but is too busy playing and doing dog-stuff right now. My dog is extremely aggressive at the vet, which makes it impossible to examine her. But where there's a will there's a way. He was able to get everything done, safely and promptly. I'll be honest the odds are not in our favor, but she is doing alot better thanks to her doctor and his team.
People working there are friendly, very nice, clean place. I had just one problem. I took my dogs to vaccinate on the Halloween Day (which I won't do again) and the vet was dressed as a witch with this ridiculous huge black hat. Well, my one of my dogs was scared and anxious looking at her. Such a costumes are not friendly to dogs. Vets should know that better. I will go there again, because it's the closest place to my house, but I will avoid Halloween day for sure. I don't like this day anyway.
Great clinic. They are very compassionate and always put the dog first. After our oldest dog was sent home from our long-time vet with nothing but terminal cancer diagnosis, my father suggested Dr. Garret. He and Dr. Piggot were both honest, but also kind and supportive. Shots and recommendations for food, etc. helped give our dog 5 more happy months when others said he had less than a month. They have been our vets for two years now and by far the best we've ever had!
I have been taking my dogs and cats to Dr. Rasco or one of his other veterinarians for over 21 years. He and his staff are great, very caring and through. His prices are reasonable and they always work us in when we have had emergencies. We used to live within a couple of miles but now live about 10 miles away. We continue to use Doddridge Animal Hospital for all of our animals. We have total confidence in and highly recommend Doddridge to all of our friends.
We have been bringing our dogs here for 21 years. We have owned seven or eight dogs from pedigree to mutts and Dr. Garret has been there for all of them. We have not been to other Vets in Corpus Christi so I can't make a comparison. I can just say that I have never had any reason or desire to go anywhere else with my dogs. I have never had any issues with the staff. I've seen them on good days and bad days. I bring my dogs there for the dogs first.
I took my dog in because he was deathly ill from parvo. The staff was very professional and the doctor had a great bedside manner. My only complaint was the fees. My choice was to take him home and administer IV fluids and antibiotics myself for $390.00 or leave him at the hospital and have them do it for $1100.00. I chose the cheaper option. My dog lived and is doing very well so I cannot complain about the service. Only the price.
Dr. Heaton is a good vet. The staff know what they are doing. They have always given me good recommendations when dealing with my boxer's allergies, weight issues, etc. They are a very busy facility, but that's because they are good. If you wait on hold a few minutes, they have not forgotten you. It would be worth your while to hold on that line! Mary Rohde, owned by her 2 Boxers and her horse :) (my horse Dr. Heaton sees also!)
Choosing the right vet for your pet can be tough. After all, your furry friend can't tell you how he or she feels about the doctor. Even though you're not the one treated by the vet, whoever your animal sees is obviously your decision. Since many veterinary diseases and injuries can turn into emergencies very quickly, it's important to have a go-to vet. This way, you can ensure you'll know whom to see when your animal needs care.
Speak to your friends and family about vets who've treated their pets. You can even talk to your groomer or an animal shelter worker for referrals. When you visit the clinics you've been referred to, check that the facility is clean, animals are separated and the staff is calm and courteous. Not all clinics are American Animal Hospital Association accredited. This accreditation isn't a legal necessity, though a clinic that's AAHA-accredited is guaranteed to offer high-quality medical care. To receive accreditation, the clinic has to meet the AAHA's standards in the areas of facility, equipment and quality care.
If you're looking for a specialist, you want to make sure he or she is board-certified to practice in that specific area of animal medicine. You'll want to make sure your vet is also convenient to visit, so there are factors to take into account.
The type of animal you own should play a part in which vet you choose as well. While your options are vast if you have a dog or cat, you may have to visit an avian clinic for your bird or an exotics clinic for your snake.
Just as there are many types of doctors, there are many types of vets. Some focus on livestock or house pets, while others may specialize in dentistry or surgery. They may work in a veterinary clinic or zoo, working specifically with the animals housed there, or travel to farms to work with livestock. Since horse racing and other equestrian activities are so popular, some vets are trained to work just with horses.
Diseases, like malaria and yellow fever are also transmitted through animals. Some vets have insight to diseases that affect both humans and animals. Vets have contributed to the treatment and cure of many diseases that plagued both humans and their furry friends.
Government agencies employ veterinarians as well. When an animal comes from a foreign land, these vets quarantine them and check for any diseases that may be present in an effort to control new diseases that can be brought into the country. Other Specific types of vets include:
A vet assistant works alongside the veterinarian and helps out around the clinic. In some cases, they may assist vets in surgery or restrain struggling animals during tests or lab work. The everyday duties of a veterinary assistant include; monitoring and caring for animals after surgery, keeping medical records, cleaning animals' teeth, feeding and bathing them, cleaning cages, sterilizing surgical equipment, giving animals medication, collecting samples for testing and performing laboratory tests, and offering grief counseling to pet owners.
It's a good idea to bring your pet to the vet regularly. This way, he or she becomes familiar and comfortable with the care providers, and you can stay on top of your pet's preventative care. If the animal is small enough, bring it to the office in a carrier. Just as you visit the doctor for a yearly check up, you should bring in your pet for regular check ups as well. During a routine veterinary visit, the vet will probably begin by asking you if there have been any changes in your pet's behavior or habits.
The vet will then take your pet's vitals, like weight, temperature, pulse and respiration rate, and perform a physical examination of the pet. During a physical exam, the vet checks the abdomen for swollen organs, and the legs, feet and joints for any potential problems. Depending on the age, breed or condition of your pet, your veterinarian may also check the eyes, ears and mouth.
When your vet conducts a full body examination, he or she will check out your pet's coat and skin, noting any hair loss, itchy spots or lumps. Keep note of your animal's shedding habits so you can let the vet know if anything seems abnormal. The vet will check for parasites, fleas, ticks, mites and heartworms as well.
Vaccinations are also important to your pet, especially if you have a cat or a dog, and your vet will suggest that you make sure they're current. Keeping up to date with vaccinations can prevent your furry friend from getting distemper, rabies, hepatitis and lyme disease. Some vaccinations last longer than others, so speak to your doctor about staying caught up with your animal's shots.
Just like your own health insurance, you want to make sure your animal is covered before he or she needs veterinary services. Some common animal surgeries can cost thousands of dollars, and you don't want to end up having to foot a surprise bill that costs more than your paycheck.
There's no set price for pet health insurance. Costs can depend on factors such as where you live, the age and breed of your pet, and how much coverage you want. Before you take out a pet insurance policy, you'll want to meet with your vet to go over what he or she thinks your animal should be covered for. Many vets believe that you should make sure cancer, chronic disease, hereditary and congenital disease, and common breed-related medical conditions are all addressed in your policy.
Some pet owners can't afford insurance for their pet, so there are other options to make paying for surprise pet visits as easy as possible. Some pet stores have wellness plans - which tend to be much cheaper than an insurance policy - that offer shots, check ups, screenings and discounts on various procedures your pet may need. A lot of veterinary offices offer payment plans for pricey procedures as well, as long as you have decent credit history. For a last-ditch option, there are even privately funded organizations that offer pet owners financial aid for their pet's treatments.