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Check out the cutest newborns from zoos around the country and learn where you can see them.
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Very disappointing on three separate occasions. I called twice and visited the clinic in person to retrieve my cat's ashes. I even had a tracking number for them and the receptionist would not take the information and said she confirmed the ashes were not there. I will never ever take my animals here again. They promise to call you back with information and don't. They prescribe medication and then find no record of the prescription written by the vet. I would call it a three-ring circus but its not that entertaining.
Dr. Lopez took excellent care of our bunny who had a severe ear infection when we took him in. He was kind and passionate and I would recommend him to anyone with a pet. He really cares about the animals he treats and is very knowledgeable.
Had my cat declawed here 2 yrs. ago-still has 1 nail!
We just adopted a precious little kitten there this week! The staff there is friendly and courteous, and the cats that are up for adoption are all so sweet - it was a hard choice. Thank you Dr. Jang, and your staff.
Well I read the review that one posted and opinion is very different. I have been to Dr. sahai for man years. There have been times that I have come in for shots which he always does himself and has done an exam with no charge. We have had several issues with our cats and dogs and we have always had great care. Dr. Sahai was there on a Saturday at 6 in the morrning to check on my cat because he was worried he wouldn't make it through the night. I appreciated that so much. We have to remember that vet care is not cheap any of them, but I want the best care and he gives it. Even if the treatment doesnt help or work it is not the vets fault sometimes your animal just has issues that cant be helped. He has always taken time to explain everything and if I call I am put on hold for a minute with an answer right away. People that are going to complain about cost should not own any pets because they do cost money.. All I can say is if u are complaining about vet cost don't own a pet because no vet will be good enough. There are new people but you have to be patient so they can train and do their job well . I have referred several people to him and no one has complained. My advice seek a new vet and I bet you will still be unhappy thats a shame for your pet.
best vet dr lee is understnading n i was having a hard time finding a cheap vet i work a part time min wage job n this place is way fair about pricing this place is clean the staff are so nice and always making me feel weLcomed and comterable ... THIS PLACE IS THE BEST !
We first came here when we adopted our dachshund puppy, to have all his initial shots and checkup. Dr. Lopez and his staff were friendly, courteous, professional, and above all else, they showed lots of tenderness and care to our puppy! They handled him so well, and because of their great service we've never had a desire to bring our dog anywhere else. That was seven years ago.Since then, we've adopted another puppy (a morkie = maltese + Yorkie), and Dr. Lopez now takes fantastic care of both of them. We've also used their pet boarding service, for the times when we've gone out of town; we've used this service perhaps four times and have been very happy with them. Other services that Dr. Lopez offers that we've had for our dogs include: neuter and spay; microchip implants; grooming; dental/teeth cleaning; and certificates of good health for airlines that require that kind of paperwork for animal travel.One thing I like to see is that whenever Dr. Lopez and his staff lean down to pick up our little ones, our dogs stand up into their arms -- they are quite comfortable being held by the staff members here; they don't wiggle around or try to get away; instead, they allow themselves to be carried and held, and that's very reassuring for me to see.I highly recommend Brookhurst Animal Hospital. They have been continuously improving their facilities over the years, including updating their signage and their interior as well. Dr. Lopez cares about his business, and he shows this every time he takes excellent care of our dogs. If you're looking for a place with friendly staff and great service, then try Brookhust Animal Hospital. We've trusted them with our little ones for seven years, and we're extremely happy with them!
I have taken both of my dogs to Brookhurst Animal Clinic to Dr. Lopez. I have a Maltese mix that is allergic to wheat and has very sensitive skin and eyes. She is prone to eye infections and requires a higher level of care than my Terrier mix. Dr. Lopez was the only vet that was able to clear up her chronic eye infection. I have been to three different vets in Orange County and found that his pricing was fair and was consistent with the rates that the other vets charged. His service was superior for treating eye infections. I believe in this doctor and his skills. I have recommended him to my friends; one was looking for a surgeon to perform the surgery to correct problems caused by hip dysplasia. Dr. Lopez performed the surgery and did a brilliant job. My friend was very pleased with the results.
My husband and I are very pleased with the treatment our two golden retriever have received. Dr. Jang's care for our boys is outstanding. He explains everything and answers all of our concerns. The office staff is very friendly. We appreciate the "How is he doing?" phone calls we have received after procedures are done
I have had up to 9 dogs at once. Use them for Pet Therapy. This means I have tried many different vets and hospitals in Orange County. Ive never been satisfied with any of them.I heard about Dr. Lopez from my mom. Dr. Carlos Lopez is friendly as soon as you walk in. You can tell he really cares for the animals.He is one of the best vets out there. I go to Dr. Lopez when its other than a regular grooming (just because is a little far from my house) . He can diagnose what my pets needs are right away. I even had a friend come here after she had gone to different vets to diagnose a problem and Dr. Carlos Lopez knew exactly what the problem was and saved her dog. He has saved my dog Lindo and healed many of my dogs.I highly recommend that you take your pets here.
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.