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5910 S University Blvd Ste B4Greenwood Village, CO 80121
Thank you for making sure that my Boogie is with his loved ones when he passed away. Though it was a very painful scenario, the doctors helped us co…
8020 Sheridan BlvdArvada, CO 80003
this place is amazing. The doctors and staff listen and provide exceptional care
682 S Pontiac StDenver, CO 80224
I wouldn't trust my cat Pearl to anyone else! Dr. Wolcott is such a nice man, who is so good with animals, I would highly recommend his services to…
3800 W 144th Ave Ste B-1500Broomfield, CO 80023
From Business: Broadlands Veterinary Clinic is an animal hospital in Broomfield, CO. We are a full-service veterinary clinic here to take care of all your pet's needs. From regu…
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I have gone here for many years and Dr James is the best of the best. His long years of experience have served my pets well. Once, when he was out of town, I took my dog to a very famous, very expensive emergency clinic near by. I was taken care of by "intern" who flippantly quipped, "Oh, your dog has congenital heart failure. I give her 2 weeks or 2 months to live." Dr James' Clinic called the next day as a follow up, but I thought my dog was a goner. So, I didn't go went back because the very famous clinic told me there was nothing that could be done for my dog. However, a month later, I rushed to Aspen Commons expecting it was the end for my dog. Her breathing was labored and I felt sure that we would be putting her to sleep. Dr James looked at her and said," I am not ready to throw in the towel. Let's dry her lungs out and see what happens." Through his wonderful care she lived a full and happy two more years, not the two weeks/ months the very famous clinic had given her. My mother's dog also suffers from heart failure and with this care is living a happy, active life.
Let's talk about personal attention. Dr Miller and Rising Sun staff completely make you feel so special as though you are their only customer. These people actually care. They have state-of-the-art equipment, a very clean and organized facility, and act as your personal assistant in helping you with appointments, follow-ups, medicine administration, etc.. Friendly and professional, knowledgeable and performs the utmost excellent work, even in surgery. I have 4 animals and ONLY trust Rising Sun. I need to get dog insurance for the amount of times my 8 month old dog has had to go to (and is predicted to continue to go) to Rising Sun, including shots, vaccines and surgeries,and my dog is still SO HAPPY to run into Rising Sun without any hesitations. In the past, my animals DREAD the vets after being there a few times for shots, check-ups, etc... If that isn't fabulous work on Dr Millers and the Rising Sun staff, I don't know what is.
We adopted our precious Shylo from a mill dog rescue organization and he was very sick when we took him home. We immediately brought him to Dr. Miller. Her quick and thoughtful diagnostics, along with her passion for healing our pet, was evident then and continues to be evident to this day. We bring Shylo in for routine care, illness, and injury, and she is always there for us. She is honest and loving and we trust her 100% with our pet’s health. I never feel ‘rushed’ during her examinations, nor do I feel like my time is wasted. Dr. Miller’s thoroughness and accuracy are refreshing. She is conscientious of the costs to care for a pet, and gives us complete information and genuine support to make the best decisions we can. The clinic staff really do care about pets and people. We will bring Shylo, and any other animal we adopt into our family, to Dr. Miller every time.
My dogs needed shots updated did a walk fast and easy! Best part is that my regular vet clinic was charging me 100 extra from what this place charged me! This place totally saved me a couple bucks! What I payed for here covered two dogs and at other places would only cover one for the same exact vaccine updates! Best price around ! Recommended if u don't mind waiting a bit to be seen and have the time. I was lucky to go in and out and done ! Totally Inexpensive beats any other place around for vaccines and even for other things you need done on your dogs! (Price wise ) just one thing though calling in prob won't get you to far! Waiting on the phone for help is horrible your better of walking in.
I've been going to Evans East for 15 years and will never go anywhere else. The staff is marvelous, the hours and location are convenient, the doctors well informed and caring. There were only 2 vets when I started going there, now there are 5 or 6. Each one has a different approach, and a different personality, so anyone can find the right vet for their needs. I like to know all my choices for care - and always get a wealth of information about my pets' issues. I have referred several people over the years, and every last one of them remain clients as well. Much of the staff has been there for years, and make you feel very welcome and confident that your pets are well cared for.
Thanks so much for watching our 2 little poodles when we were in Denver for our Daughters wedding this past week. The facility was professional, clean, and friendly and we could tell the minute we walked in that everything was going to be well taken care of, especially our dogs. The staff called our vet here in Michigan to make sure the dogs had all their shots and when they found that one of the dogs required an additional shot, they took care of it. How convenient! The dogs were happy and stressfree when we picked them up and we could tell they had a great time. Thanks again, and next time we're in Denver, we'll be back!
Dr. Deanna Miller saw us immediately and made sure she had plenty of time for us to ask questions. She let us know every option available for the best and yet, affordable care for our Cat, Denise. She followed up, she presented options with compassion and care. It was very clear that Dr. Miller cared about our cat and was a strong advocate for her while educating us on what we could do to provide the healthiest, most comfortable environment for Denise. Thank you Dr. Miller. Rising Sun Animal Care is the only place we will take our pets.
Dr Jeff Gerlesits took care of my dog, Hazel. He spayed and completed a stomach pexy surgery. He was very kind, patient, and caring. He met with me and explained her surgery and took time to answer my questions. The nurses were great. He called as soon as her surgery was over so I did not have to worry. The hospital was clean and efficient. They filled medications for her to go home with. Great service, caring staff, I would go back in a heart beat. I do not trust just anyone with my pets, and I trusted Dr Jeff and his nurses 100%.
Saved my dog's life! I took my puppy to two other vets before coming here. They obviously are more experienced and the doctor actually explained the problems to me. He actually took the time to go over different scenarios instead of just assuming like the other vets did. My dog suffered for six days thanks to ridiculous vets. At least I got him here in time. The staff is wonderful and made a super stressful time a bit less stressful. The clinic seems always busy but with their staff and their prices it is well worth it.
Getting your cat to the vet isn't always the most fun, but I know it's important, so every six months, I drag my fat, 16 year old cat to Bear Valley Veterinary Clinic. She cries and pants all the way but the doctors and technicians are great with her. They even brushed her teeth and gave me treats to give her later when she's forgiven me. My cat is alive 7 years longer than she should have been because of this great hospital. It is worth it!
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.