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38028 N Dilleys RdWadsworth, IL 60083
From Business: The Animal Hospital of Gurnee, P.C. is proud to serve the Wadsworth, IL area for everything pet-related. Our veterinary clinic and animal hospital is run by Dr. J…
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Good people. Good prices. HORRIBLE WAIT TIME!!! You most likely would have to clear out your whole day's schedule for your pets to be seen, even when you're there and waiting BEFORE they open!!! JUST ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS!!!!!!
I absolutely love this place! I've only really dealt with Dr. Garvey she is one of the most kind and thoughtful vets I've ever met. I've only been here for my ferrets so far but I will be coming back to take my two dogs to her for check ups and shots in about a week. So far she has come to be the only vets I trust with my animals. I'm moving soon as well and I know it's going to be extremely difficult finding another vet like her because she's absolutely one in a million, she will do just about anything to help an animal in need of medical attention and I'd honestly consider driving halfway across the country to bring my animals to her.
Antioch Animal Hospital has proven in a short time to be one of, if not, the best to date. Not only where they friendly and caring from the start with both myself and Mya, but have proven themselves to be experts for more extensive visits.Mya recently had surgery for both a Spay and Gastroplexy (tying the stomach to prevent Torsion, or twisting of the stomach from bloat). A surgery I was reluctant to do, but as I lost my Great Dane recently to Torsion, it was something I felt needed to be done. Dr. Garvey put me at ease from the start, and over the past 2 weeks, has proven to not only be an exceptional doctor, but someone who is kind and caring to my dog, and always available to take my questions.In Summary, I could not be happier with the care provided. The facility is a clean as any hospital I have ever visited, their staff is exceptional and caring, and the Dr. Garvey is fantastic!!!
They were great with all my cats over the years. In later years they even brought in a tech to look at my girl's heart which was then given to a cardiologist to read. She was about 20-22 years old when she died in my arms on the way to the emergency clinic to have her put to sleep. Her buddy was put down about 2 years later. I am almost 100% certain she had gotten sick during the melamine issue. I had been buying special cat food for her from Petsmart so in a sense I was responsible for her death. Earlier in her life she started falling off the couch and chairs. They ran tests but could find nothing wrong so I went researching and found that litter with bentonite was causing the problem. We stopped using it and she was OK.
Just the mere fact of having to write about a horrific situation such as this has me on the verge of vomiting. It breaks my heart, I need to let others know because I'm hoping that my story will help save other pet owners from having their hearts ripped out of their chest.Unexpectedly losing your beloved pet is devastating. We recently lost our 5-week-old American Bully puppy Peanut, unexpectedly. It's been extremely difficult more than anyone knows. It's especially difficult having to explain to a 3-year-old why Peanut isn't coming home.It's equally devastating when you have to pick up your pet's ashes. No matter how much you try to prepare yourself, you're never really prepared to receive your pet's ashes in a small box that weighs next to nothing.To some people, pet's are just that and nothing more. If you know me, you know that my pets aren't just "possessions", "things", or "property". They're a part of my family and they deserve dignity in their lives as well as their death.When we set up Peanuts cremations arrangements, we made sure that we would receive ONLY her remains. After all—that's what we were paying for.We ended up getting a call from the vet stating that they lost our Peanut's ashes. They weren't sure if her remains were placed with another dog's remains, dropped on the floor, or thrown in the garbage. So now, most likely some other owner will forever have our Peanut's remains.I think I could have found a little bit of closure had I actually received her ashes, but thanks to Lakes—now I'll never have that closure...only a wondering mind and broken heart.I don't think anyone can even begin to imagine how it feels not knowing where their beloved dog's remains are. A piece of me has died...a HUGE piece. I don't know how I'm going to get over this—I seriously don't even know where to begin. Rest in Peace my sweet little Peanut...
I have been going to this animal hospital for about 15 years. At first I thought they were great. Then their prices went higher and higher. They now have the highest prices in the area. When my 15 year old dog very suddenly began to fail and was suffering terribly, I knew it was time to put him down. I called them first, they wanted over $200.00 to put him down and another 185.00 for body handling. They did not care that my beloved dog was suffering and needed help immediately! The person I talked to was curt and not at all sympathetic to me. ALL THEY CARED ABOUT WAS THEIR MONEY!! Much as I loved my dog I could not afford their ridicules price. I called around and found Fox Lakes Animal hospital. They were kind and sympathetic to me and very gentle to my dog, and they took care of my dog for $47.00
This place is great! The doctors and staff are so polite and really know what they are talking about. The prices are very reasonable. I especially love that if you have an emergency, they will meet you at the clinic as soon as they can. I highly recommend this facility for all of your pets needs.
These people are are insensitive idiots! Watch out for the people behind the front desks, because they are especially snobby. They were nothing but rude and inconsiderate when I bought my dog there for a vet appointment and a grooming. First, we were told she needed a shot-they even sent us a postcard in the mail telling us our dog was due for her shot. The vet said she didn't need the shot, and yet the people at the front desk tried to schedule a shot for her after her grooming. The girl at the front desk argued with me the entire time. When I called back to talk to them they were extremely rude and told me that it was my fault that I didn't know my dog didn't need a shot, even after they admitted they typed my dog's information wrong into the computer and that they did send the postcard confirming the shot. So much for them supposedly being the professionals. Stay away from them! I have two dogs and I can ensure you, that they lost all of our business! Also especially watch out for June in grooming. She is rude, and she really doesn't care what she says or who she says it to. I tried to call back because they do a good job despite their idiot employees, and as soon as June found out it was me, she immediately dropped her fake act. They are unprofessional, they clearly don't care about their customers and their pets, and they are so unorganized.
I am new to the area and thought that I would try this place out with my new puppy. The front office staff was very friendly and helpful. They were able to make suggestions on training and they even showed me how to brush snookies teeth. We saw Dr. Passarella. He was very nice and snookie loved him. He gave her a shot that the breader had not given her and we even set up an appointment for her to get spayed next month. I am so happy to have found a great vet in my new town! I highly recommend the Antioch Animal Hospital to anyone
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.