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557 Old County Home RdAsheville, NC 28806
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725 Crest RdFlat Rock, NC 28731
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348 New Leicester HwyAsheville, NC 28806
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200 Turnpike RdHorse Shoe, NC 28742
I have been taking my dogs to this clinic for 20 years. I am well pleased with the staff and the kindness they always show. I would highly reccomend…
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Horrible Experience. We took our little MinPin to Reach on Sunday afternoon. She has diabetes and could not stop vomiting. We had all medical records with us to make the vet's job easier. Anyway, we waited about 1.5 hours to see Vet. after reviewing records and checking our dog she came up with a treatment plan estimate $1200 to $1500, said they wanted to keep overnight to test blood every 2 hrs. When told we could not afford this, she said "Well if you had Insurance" There were Ins brochures all around office. We asked the Vet to please take the most conservative approach till we could get our dog to Our Vet on Monday. She really wasn't to happy about this and told us we could also apply with Care Credit, a finance company that would defer interest for 6 months. We declined and finally after 4 hours of mostly waiting, we left with our dog receiving a shot for vomiting and antibiotic, since she had UTI. Total of $212...They have very expenxive overhead, state of the art equipment and if you can afford their prices, you will get high-end treatment. As for us, it was a miserable experience.
Dr. Sinclair is the best of the best. Extremely knowledgeable, thorough, trained in homeopathy and acupuncture as well. Recently we needed an urgent care visit for our senior kitty. Chester ingested some string from a rotisserie chicken and, of course, we were going out of town the next day. It was after 6 pm on a Wednesday and I called the clinic and they recommended we bring him by. Chester was injected with a medication to induce vomiting - and it literally took about 5 minutes and the string was out of his system. The visit was only $82 and we couldn't have been happier and Chester acted like nothing had ever happened. Was very grateful for the expanded hours at Haw Creek and the level of care! Happy to have Dr. Sinclair running Meridian Animal Hospital in South Asheville too! Our furries get the best of care!
Yesterday I took our timid, white German Shepherd to Canine Crown & Glory for the first time. This company is located on new Leicester Hwy and very easy to find. We were greeted by Angie, who immediately shushed the barkers so our dog Sugar would be more at ease. Angie also talked to Sugar and petted her to make her feel more comfortable. When I pick Sugar up, she was cleaner than we'd ever seen her. Her coat was smooth, white, and de-shedded, teeth brushed, nails trimmed, ears cleaned, and she smelled very nice! Angie's price was also very reasonable.Sugar did not seem to be overly-stressed by her grooming experience. She and I plan to return to Canine Crown & Glory for her next grooming. I'd definitely recommend Angie and her company to anyone who needs a dog-loving, caring groomer.
This is the BEST Animal Hospital I have encountered in 42 years of animal care taking. They saved my dogs life as well as countless kitties that I have brought to them over the years. They have excellent hours and an amazing staff, who uses a multitude of techniques to better serve your animals needs! I consider Haw Creek Animal Hospital the most caring animal hospital in all the land! I can say without doubt that they are the best veterinarian in Western North Carolina due to the experience I had with my dogs misdiagnosis from 4 other vets in Asheville. Dr Sinclair discovered right off the bat the actual problem with my dog [a dislocated knee]. There just aren't words to express how thankful I am for them being here in Asheville NC.Sincerely C Reeves A Budd.
Fox Run and Meg Presley don't just talk the talk - they walk the walk when it comes to truly caring for animals. You get the best for less than anyone else charges. It is perfectly clear that the animals - not the money - is their motivating factor. If you want a fancy, luxury environment, you won't find it here - that's not their priority. They operate on a first come, first served basis, so if you can't be patient and wait your turn, this is not the place for you. But I have always found it to be worth the wait - and the substantial savings, to take my pets to the truly caring folks at Fox Run. (And as if she wasn't already busy enough, Dr. Presley does volunteer stuff too.)
Took our shih-tzu their on a Sunday,He had gotten hit by a car.The doctor told us that his pelvis area and legs were completely crushed and that it would cost us approx. 7000 dollars and recommended a Dr in Greenville to try to repair him or it would probably be best to put him down because he would probably never walk again.As you can imagine the emotional state of mind she put us in.The next day I contacted our vet he knew exactly who to send us to, in Asheville.Needless to say it wasnt even close to that much and our beloved doggy is back to 95% and runs.
What an wonderful experience I had with this vet. They took such gentle care with my cat who was very stressed. They spoke quietly, held him calmly in a towel and drew blood so easily he didn't even notice. They did all they could to keep him calm and help him. They even let me stay with him until he was fully sedated for surgery. They love what they do and love cats here. Dr. Carnohan is extremely knowledgeable and understands and loves cats. My boy is so much better off for the experience with her and I am happy I found her. thank you Dr. Carnohan!
I drive over an hour each way to take my two miniature poodles to Shampoodles. I have been doing this for three years now. After trying two different groomers where I live I have decided it isn't worth the angst of wondering how my "girls" will look and how they will be treated. Richard does a fantastic job each and every time. The older of the two is 11 and has a hip problem, Richard knows this and when she leaves she is in as good of condition as when she arrives. I have nothing but praise for this salon!
I'm still in shock at how great our fluffy corgi looks. I've groomed him (now I use that term loosely) thinking we had most of his undercoat brushed out. That was far from reality. He was always a cute dog but now he's gorgeous. It took my remembering a neighborhood labradoodle went there a couple of years ago and I far prefer MaryLynn to her now near competitor. Thanks, MaryLynn.
Dr. Wood and his crew are extremely professional and caring folks. Our dog required fairly invasive surgery for a cruciate ligament tear and Dr. Wood took lots of time to explain the injury and treatment options. Then, he did a great job doing the surgical repair. Finally, they provided great post-surgery information and advice that is helping us get her back to normal.
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.