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1408 N Cooper StArlington, TX 76011
~Arlington North Animal Clinic~ on N. Cooper is the ONLY place I have ever or will ever take our beloved pets!!! These people really, genuinely love your pets and do everything to help them! They have never been the kind that take your money like it grew on a tree! They will do anything to help…
2401 W Green Oaks BlvdArlington, TX 76016
From Business: Is your pet's health a priority? We believe that it should be and by bringing in your beloved pet to our office, you can ensure that they receive quality veterinary care in the Arlington area. Take advantage of our over 40 years of experience. Offering concerned quality care in the Arlington area. Enjoy a quick 15-minute p…
6516 S Cooper StArlington, TX 76001
I found these guys to be very conscientious with my costs and they were kind and patient with my dog. Wait time seems average to me and cost is entirely less than most other local vet choices. (working with rescue has afforded me opportunities to find this out first hand)
1115 W Mayfield RdArlington, TX 76015
The technician that helped me and my two dogs today was fantastic. She was sweet, patient, and made me feel very comfortable with my dogs being there even though one of them has a complete melt down every time we go. Montana, the tech, got on the floor with my dog and pet him till she felt like …
5820 W Interstate 20Arlington, TX 76017
This place sucks when it comes to customer service. They are so super freaking rude at the front desk. I Will never bring my dog back to this place ever. Go anywhere but here for your pet care and needs please I'm telling you this place is so trashy.
1012 W Division StArlington, TX 76012
From Business: We are a professional veterinary practice for dogs,cats,exotic animals,and pocket pets. Our purpose is to keep your animal friends in vigorous health,so you can enjoy a long and happy relationship with your pet. Visit our Website For More Info!
3822 Jason DrArlington, TX 76016
From Business: Jason-Little Road Animal Clinic is a full-service small animal veterinary medical facility located in Arlington,TX. We are accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association which means that we voluntarily have our hospital and our protocols inspected and graded by those who set the standards of care for veterinary med…
2150 W Interstate 20Arlington, TX 76017
We've been taking our dogs to Creature Comfort for nearly 40 years! Their veterinary expertise is second to none. Dr McGrath, and previously doctors Brier and Jenkins, have my respect and admiration. They've been there for us in good times and in bad. Very compassionate! Always top notch medical…
5502 Matlock RdArlington, TX 76018
All of our animals and my family love this place. When we pull into the drive my dogs go nuts knowing they are going to see their friends. The doctors and staff have been there for us and helped us through some good and bad times. I have recomended them to everyone I know.
3634 Matlock RdArlington, TX 76015
My wife and I love this vet! We picked them for our new puppy, Callie, because we thought we were moving to the area and we fell in love with everyone there! We ended up moving into a new place in northern Fort Worth, and we decided that it was too far to travel if there was any type of urgent s…
2000 W Sanford StArlington, TX 76012
Dr Warren loves animals. He is so good to my puppies. I drive a long way and pass a lot of vets just to take my dogs to Dr. Warren. I have a friend who worked for him and they said he is as nice behind scenes as he is with the patients and pet owners.
3009 E Abram StArlington, TX 76010
I've been going to Dr. Riley for over 20 years and would never consider switching. Please don't be put off by the location. By not moving to a more upscale address, he keeps his prices affordable, which I truly appreciate. They can do everything a larger practice can and the folks there are g…
6300 S Cooper StArlington, TX 76001
All they are interested in is getting as much out of you wallet as possible. They even try to guilt you into procedures by saying things like, "I'm only trying to same you cat's life," in a very condescending tone.
5300 S Cooper St Ste 100Arlington, TX 76017
From Business: The Corner Vet is a primary care veterinarian. We specialize in wellness, preventative medicine, and routine minor ailments. We offer annual exams, vaccinations, heartworm screening, parasite screening and treatment, flea and tick treatment, blood work, ear treatment, skin treatment, eye infections, and pet nutrition.
1350 Caplin DrArlington, TX 76018
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Just like the planning that went into your vacation, there is prep work to do before boarding your pet. Here are some do's and don'ts to help make the process a little easier.
Took my dog in last week cause he coughed blood. Couldn't give me answer as to why other than he may have coughed hard and a blood vessel bust. Did all kinds of xrays and test. They did great fluid which had built up in his lungs and gave him a shot. Also gave me all kinds of antibiotics. He is doing much better and I appreciate how they call to check on your pet. However it seemed like they wanted to get him in when I said he was doing well. Vet called and wants me to bring him in again and see about getting more medicine....yeah...seems like they want more money. Plus forget about trying to get a hold of them on a Saturday. The vet casually strolls in at 11:30 and had to see several pets before mine cause of an emergency. That I understand and was okay with. Just wish they gave a better idea of when you could get your pet. I left my house at nine and could not get him until after 1 PM cause the vet would not let him leave until she saw him. I was told he was doing well so I didn't get why I couldn't just talk to the vet tech. Would also be nice to know the doctors hours. Seems like I was on their time the entire time. Communication is either great or crap.
My wife and I love this vet! We picked them for our new puppy, Callie, because we thought we were moving to the area and we fell in love with everyone there! We ended up moving into a new place in northern Fort Worth, and we decided that it was too far to travel if there was any type of urgent situation. We loved the way that Dr. Bob handled Callie and handled us as new puppy owners. Such sweet people work here and they are just so full of love! My wife and I HIGHLY recommend this vet to anyone looking for a kind and patient staff to care for their pets! On a more practical note: Great prices and an honest doc. Dr. Bob hooked us up with samples as often as he could and was very straight forward about what tests he needed or didn't need to run to get Callie on the road to recovery (she came from a shelter and had a few issues). He also discussed all prices with us before running any tests. Great guy. Awesome businessman. Fantastic prices.
Dr. Frizzell is the only one to see. I took my furbaby in and she saw Dr. Mayo for the first time. He walked in defensively, would not allow her to sniff and tried pushing her back with a file. Of course my dog felt uncomfortable and started barking and whining. He then told me to get her, which I did, he still did not allow sniffing or greet her. She began to bark and growl at that point. (FYI - She has NEVER reacted this way to a person before) He left the room and the tech came back telling me I had to muzzle her or he wasn't coming back in. I am absolutely baffled at any vet that would approach an animal that way and then blame them saying they are "aggressive". I am seriously considering switching vets after this experience. I will give them another shot with my dog seeing only Dr. Frizzell and hope that in the future everything is as good as her previous visits with him.
My puppy got Parvo when he was very small & young, which is a bad thing. Thank God they got us in right away! The treatment is expensive & we could have still lost him. We had to try, so we paid for them to keep him 3 days & nights. He ended up doing extremely well! Thank God! Dr Lippett took him home with her over night, which made me feel much better! We wouldn't have been able to afford an emergency clinic, so they were a godsend! He did so well that they sent him home early & refunded me the difference. They could have kept him & the money, but they obviously love the animals! He is growing and doing great! They were so kind and supportive! They were honest, but still helped me stay positive. We are eternally grateful to have our little boy happy & healthy! They obviously love animals a lot!our little boy! home
I brought my kitten here after he came to us. He started losing his fur on his neck and under his chin. First thing I did was a google search of feline hair loss (bad idea), of course I thought he had mange. I brought him in and the crew looked him over and we discovered he had ear mites, not a big surprise since he was born under an old hood of a car out in someones back yard. They cleaned up his ears and gave us some drops to help rid him of mites, and within a few days his fur was already coming back. When it came time to have the little kitten neutered, we were able to have him vaccinated and snipped without taking out car loan. They were very thorough and never acted like they just wanted our money.
Absolutely love I-20 Animal Medical Center. My kittys always receive the upmost professional health care. Dr. Welch is incredible and has a great bedside manner. You can really tell she cares about all of the fur babies and their humans. All of the staff is professional, knowledgeable and caring. I can not say enough good about them and highly recommend them. One of my kittys had a complex problem, he has been being treated for over the past 6 months. Dr. Welch was immediately able to assess the issues and start a treatment plan. My kitty is doing super now because of her. On our last visit, one of the assistants even took the time to trim his nails. I am beyond impressed.
On Feb. 12 I had my 11 year old Schnauzer in to see Dr. Bonnie Bloom to have her teeth cleaned. I was so impressed with Dr. Bloom and her associates. They went into great detail explaining everything that would take place. It was a little more complicated than I expected since they had to extract three teeth. They did a wonderful job and were so professional and caring. I20 Animal Clinic/Hosptal is a state of the art facility. with terrific doctors, associates and owners. I highly recommend this facility. They treat your pets like family and that is what we all like to see. Thanks again for the outstanding service you provided. Sincerely, Nancy Coleman
Dr. Treybig has been our Vet for several years. Dr. Treybig is thorough and makes sure you are aware of what is needed to protect your pet and keep it in general good health. She allows you in the examination room and explains procedures. Dr. Treybig is down to earth and honest, you can't buy that, her staff is knowledgeable and friendly ( you feel like part of the family). Although, she's known to have a preference for cats, she treats all her patients the same. We love her.
I doubt seriously they killed your cat, Maria. I'm sure you feel that way, they have been wonderful and caring for my 4 dogs and 4 cats over a 20 year period, through, Pancreatitus, kidney failure, enlarged heart. And I would recommend them to anyone.. They have let me come visit at 2 am, saved my cat who lived 3 more years, and were extremely helpful when an animal passed and I wanted them to go to the pet cemetery .
After calling every vet in the area, and them all insisting a stray dog should be put down because of a bad break, I finally called this place. They said they could do the surgery on the leg and quoted me a price. They ended up not doing the surgery due to scar tissue and the setback in the recovery process. I am very pleased with this outcome. I ended up keeping the dog too.
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.