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7140 S 69th East AveTulsa, OK 74133
From Business: We are a full service veterinary hospital providing compassionate care to dogs, cats and exotic pets. We have been serving the Tulsa area for over 30 years. We prov…
6705 E 51st StTulsa, OK 74145
From Business: ASSOCIATION Fellow Academy of Veterinary Dentistry Diplomate American Veterinary Dental College Past President of American Veterinary Dental Society Past President …
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This is the said receptionist in question, and I had just a few things to clear up. Liz and her boyfriend had made an appointment on Saturday morning to euthanize a dog. Not only was this not their personal pet, it was a dog dumped on them by a friend and the couple decided...more that they didn't want the dog, and decided to destroy it instead. The reason i know this is because I was the one that made the appointment for these people. Not only were they not on time to their appointment, they were over TWENTY MINUTES LATE. The reason i know this as well is because the doctor came in looking for his first appointment at 9:00 a.m. and they hadn't shown. Assuming the appointment wasn't showing, the staff begain moving on to other clients who had been polite enough to show up to their appointments on time. At about 9:25 a.m. I was working on cashing out a customer when this loon comes up to the front and began raising his voice to an older woman in line for what he descibed as "taking too long". When I told the man I would be with him in a moment he lost his cool and yelled not only at the long-time customer of Cedarwood, but began yelling and barading me as well, because he had never been taught in kindergarden what waiting in line means. Once a staff member was free, which is hard on Saturday mornings as the clinic is always so busy, they showed the couple to an exam room. Fast forward to Monday morning and the clinic gets a large amounts of calls from the same number. The boyfriend had been calling all day to make sure the receptionist (me) was going to be promptly fired. The office manager called not only the woman the man was yelling at in line, but several people who had been in the waiting room at the time. The woman that had been in line buying "9000 things" told the office manager that this man was the rudest person she had ever come across. Some of the other clients had used explitives to descibe his behavoir. The clinic actually had to block this guy's number due to the volume of usless calls from him, and accused the office manager of "laughing at him" and "calling him names". Non of these accusations are true. I no longer am with this clinic, but have the upmost respect for the doctors and staff and will still recommend their amazing and awesome service and help. In conclusion, I wouldn't listen to a thing these people say. view less
This clinic is by far the BEST veterinary hospital around! I Have been going to them for over a year now, and I would not want anyone else caring for my animals! They are very loving and gentle, and they always are respectful and mindful when it comes to doing anything witho...moreut consulting your permission first! They let you know the cost up front so there are no surprises! I wanted to tell you about an experience that I had with my cat Grace over this weekend. (Which happened to be Father's Day) On Saturday, she went outside (Like she does all the time! She is an indoor / outdoor cat!) and came back in awhile later as usual! I didn't notice anything at first, and then a few hours later, my husband said, \"Lisa, there is something wrong with your cat!\" I said, \"Why? What's wrong with her?\" And then he said, \"Look at her face, something bad happened to her.\" I took one look at her, and I completely freaked out! Her face was so swollen, and it looked as if her eye was going to practically pop out. (Literally) I was in a state of panic, and so I immediately called the vet! It was after hours, so I left a message! Scott (The owner) called me back, and helped me tremendously! He told me steps to take to help her until I could get her into the vet on Monday. (today!) He also advised me to take her to emergency vet to get her through the night if need be, but I was able to avoid that just by the advice he gave me! I constantly checked on her, and when I had to leave, I wasn't gone long! When I got to the vet this morning, her condition had improved 1000%, but I still wanted to make sure there was no damage to her eye! Lindsey, (The vet's assistant) and the vet (Dr. Smith) were both phenominal with her! Dr. Baker is also a phenominal vet! I cannot give enough praise to this clinic! The care and service they give is unmatched, Seriously, what other vet clinic is going to call and talk with you several times on a National holiday when everyone is closed? Scott was beyond amazing, and I could not thank him enough for his kindness, compassion, and genuine concern he had for my cat! I know him or his office didn't have to answer or call back when they are closed, and yet he still did! And that is why I will NEVER go anywhere else! THIS IS THE BEST CLINIC AROUND! Try them, and you will not be disappointed! Once you do, you too will not want to go anywhere else!view less
If I told my best friend about this place, I'd say that: These people are professional, But as professional as they are, they are compassionate, with PEOPLE TOO. We had a dog , and he was a sickly dog, his whole short life. We loved him very , very much. All the front people...more were Always so helpful to us, and kind to our Dog. We had to put him down after five years.I was so upset, every day, and I called Dr. Wendy and said "Dr. It would be easier to think about saying goodbye to him if I knew that I was going to see him again, but I don't know fpr sure that Dogs go to heaven", and she replied, in her calm, kind, and tender way, "You will see him in heaven, I know for sure you will." Having that conversation made it a little easier to face this difficult situation. They are members of our family, Dogs, and Cats and all the animlas we love.. I want to say that the day we were to put him back into the hands of our creator, Dr. Wendy, and one of the girls came in the room with us, it was very comforting to have another member of staff in there as well. When Dr. Wendy Salis administered the "Pink" serum, Dylan growled at the assistsnt that was helping, (W laughed, because he was thinking I guess, that she was the one who gave him that first little pinch.They gave him just enough to relax , so that we could say goodbye, and then when she put the rest into him, Both Dr. Wendy, and the girl helping wept alongside us, it was so good to have that compassion there. Thank you for taking such good care of our Dylan -Dog, (As Dr. Wendy would refer to him over the years).At Cedarwood, they treat your beloved family member with dignity, (like you do at home). and they are so consoling for when there are any problems. After Dylan (our dog) passed away, I clle the office a couple of times in my grief just to hear Dr. Wendy say that he is in a better place, and No longer suffering. It is still hard, some days, I just want him back. I look forward to the day that I get to to to heaven and there he will be waiting for me with his little tail wagging...I appreciate you all At Cedarwood...Thank you! Momma Stone, and Bill.view less
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.