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5447 Diablo DrSacramento, CA 95842
From Business: Dr. Daniel R. Lawer has been an active member of the Sacramento Valley Veterinary Medical Association since 1973 and is a past-president of the association. In Ja…
7484 Sunrise BlvdCitrus Heights, CA 95610
Always a friendly smile when you walk in the door. I've taking all my animals to this location since getting our dog in 2008. Would recommend to my …
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Horrible money hungry cold staff Im my opinion. My daughter took her very ill dog there who was seizing up and they said they wouldnt treat her without the money up front. Thats not suprising with ANY vet but thats not my complaint. My complaint is they were going the extra mile with being rude about it. Meanwhile my daughter was on the phone with other vets to get help for her dog and cherry creek had her dog in the exam room. They only Checked her temperature and had her in front of a small fan And sprayed water on her My daughter thought they werent going to treat her but they still demanded 49.00 for the office visit.?? Then My daughter called me crying saying they wouldnt release her dog until she paid them. I called the office and spoke with a rude staff member. I asked her if they were refusing to give my daughter her dog And were they at least treating her and not just having her lying on the floor dying?? Then i asked to speak to the vet herself. The vet got on the phone and even giggled while telling me my daughter was mistaken and she could take her dog but still needed to pay theM The invoice. While i was on the phone with the vet The rude staFF Lady told my daughter" That because her mother called it was going to be even LONGER to take her dog".They told her that her dog will die if she doesnt raise the money for vet costs. All in all this was a horrible experience with this establishment. I dont believe they have alot of compassion for animals or their owners. I would not go there again.
I have been seeing Paula Parker, DVM for 20 years and 4 dogs. She has ALWAYS provided excellent, caring, and informative information. When whe moved further away from me it is worth the drive as my confidence with a DVM is critical. My only regret is that she may be close to retirement. Yes, prices have risen and are difficult to accept both for vets and us. We tend to not compare them to the cost of human medicine because so many of us have health insurance. I just prioritize this fact into my budget.
I am and have been a customer of Dr Parker for over 20 years and she has taken care of 6 cats and 2 dogs I have owned over those years. I have always found her to be more than reasonable in the costs and extremely kind in the treatment of my animals. There is no one else I would trust with the care of my animals. An animal broke through a fence and attacked another dog. We all know no matter how careful we are that any pet can get out of a yard but as pet parents we are responsible for any damage that is done. An animal who was so severely attacked that it required a such a large amount of intervention and in spite of all that treatment, died anyway? This gives an indication of the severity of the attack.I would imagine Dr. Parker offered a discount to the pet owner not having any legal recourse to the person who was responsible for the attack on this animal. Since the person responsible was unwilling to pay the expenses, I am sure Dr. Parker wanted to spare the owner, who had already lost his pet, any further emotional distress. It was also probably obvious by that point, she was going to have to eat the cost of many of the services already provided. If it was your animal that was attacked I would imagine you would want the same level of care.
!!!!!PLEASE READ!!!!!! Look at the reviews below. There are 5 comments with 5 stars all from the same date 3/23/10. The ones below and above are bad reviews all with large gaps in time. Most of the reviews are bad except the ones THEY write about themselves. Use your brain, it is clear the 5 stars are all from the same person, on the same date. For gods sake they are all on the same day. Despite how immoral this is, the level of stupidity for someone to try and boost there ratings but do it on the same day is just crazy. LOLOLOLO They have a crappy rating even after dishonestly writing a bunch of good ones themselves. This kind of business practice is misleading and ineffective when people like me call them out on it. These people have already lied and cheated you before you even picked up the phone. That has to be a record. The "decay of our community" award goes to Cherry Creek Veterinary Hospital. Here is my, real review. Just bad, very bad. Harsh treatment of my dog, angry people. Tried to rip me, and others off. Please see other reviews. VCA only for now on. Told me to put my dog down when all he ended up having was an infection treated in 1 week with antibiotics. Sad old people run this place.
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.