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11679 Research BlvdAustin, TX 78759
I took Rambo for the first time after another dog attacked him, after calling a few places and got turned down because of the short notice and been on a Saturday, I called this place and they took me in with no problem even though they were really busy too. I called my Vet at Hill Country in Ced…
2110 W Slaughter Ln Ste 120Austin, TX 78748
The staff and Dr. McGowan are wonderful, I have been going here for several years now and will not go any place else. They are courteous, caring and will work with you if you have any issues or complaints. Dr. McGowan is the best!
2417 W Ben White BlvdAustin, TX 78704
I'm surprised there aren't more (any!) reviews of this wonderful pet hospital. I've been taking my dog Maggie there for years and have always had good experiences. They were bought out recently by a chain called VCA so I was a little sceptical on my recent visit but I found that aside from the…
5916 N Lamar BlvdAustin, TX 78752
Dr. Spangler and his clinic is where you can feel comfortable knowing his years of experience will give you and your pets the best vet care in Austin. Old school yes, and you know you aren't getting charged for a fancy office. It is all about your pet and you getting the best care and knowledg…
2301 Lake Austin BlvdAustin, TX 78703
If you want a team of professional vetenarians for your pets, visit LABAH!.This is my 2nd review, my first was glowing as well. I do not understand the negative reviews, but I am in the service industry as well, and there are some clients a business can never please-no matter what you do. I re…
4434 Frontier TrlAustin, TX 78745
I took my 17 year old best friend and devoted cat to Emergency Animal Hospital of Northwest Austin after he crashed from taking Insulin. I thought for sure he was going to die. We had been through another crash before but it was nothing as frightening as this one. Within two minutes he was ta…
12034 Research Blvd Ste 8Austin, TX 78759
Staff & Vets at this place are great. I brought my cat to this hospital because they had 24 hour care in which my vet had closed over the weekend. I liked the option to come by & visit my cat anytime to meet the Vet with questions or concerns to ease my mind. Overall completly satisfied with t…
3623 Ranch Road 620 NAustin, TX 78734
From Business: We are a full service veterinary hospital that has been serving the Lake Travis, Lakeway, Steiner Ranch and Bee Caves communities since 1981. Dr. Craig Meyer and Dr. Jason Foster will treat your pets like family.
12601 Tech Ridge BlvdAustin, TX 78753
I had no appointment with the vet but was shown into a room, & Dr Bradley came in & listened to what was wrong with my cat, whom she'd seen before. She discussed our options, explaining each one, and I feel she really cares about my cat, and the choices I face. Dr Bradley and Dr Chapin both have…
3817 Dry Creek DrAustin, TX 78731
I have never been happier with a Veterinarian or there office then I was at NW Vet Hospital\r \r I have had a lot of experience with vet clinics since my 15 year old cat Monk has been diabetic for 6 years and must receive constant care at home and by a Dr's office. In addition to my cat i als…
3426 Greystone DrAustin, TX 78731
We've seen two vets here, and both were very relaxed and kind with our two terrier mix dogs, and had non-alarmist attitudes which as a worrier, I really appreciated. Our two dogs got in a fight and one had her ear bitten which we thought had been a superficial wound and didn't take her in, turns…
9125 Manchaca RdAustin, TX 78748
I want to express my full confidence in Dr. Blatt and Dr. Newman and the staff at Feather's and Fur. I have been taking my two dogs there since 2006 when my family moved to Austin. The care is excellent and the pricing fair. At one time, for one procedure I had moved to another( also excellen…
7958 Shoal Creek BlvdAustin, TX 78757
Chang, my Chinese Shar-Pei received excellent pre-op and post-op care from Dr. Caplan and her staff at the Capital Area Veterinary Specialists, Inc. I equate the service provided to Chang to my own pre-op, post-op excellent care that I received from a top-rated Texas hospital. Upon discharge, I …
13542 N Highway 183Austin, TX 78750
We have been taking our dogs to Dr. Codding for several years now. The entire staff is always very helpful and friendly. We also board our dogs here regularly and have no complaints! We recently moved to Leander but will continue to take our dogs to Dr. Codding at Anderson Mill!
6000 W William Cannon Dr Bldg BAustin, TX 78749
I moved to South Austin from Pflugerville in March 2008 and was determined to find a great vet for my two labs. This turned out to be a more difficult task than I imagined. I asked all my dog-loving friends & searched this site and others and found that most people were pretty ambivalent abou…
4534 W Gate Blvd Ste 100Austin, TX 78745
Nicest staff, best affordable boarding.\n\nLaura, their groomer, is the best I've ever come across. She is amazingly affordable and my dogs always looked forward to going to see her. \n\nI would recommend them for all your pet needs.
503 W 18th StAustin, TX 78701
Dr. Chan has been my dog's vet ever since I got her four years ago. It's a long drive for me, but it's worth it for the quality of care she gets. The staff is always very sweet with my dog, and knowledgeable about what they are doing. In addition to my dog's office visits, I've called severa…
6909 Mcneil DrAustin, TX 78729
I love Dr Wood,he's kind caring,and knows his stuff about animals. Best price in Austinfor animal care.I recently changed vets for both my Maltese & will be taking Yorkshire Terrier to see Dr Wood.Hes the first ever Vet to provide provenative care foe my two precious dogs.Keep up great work!!Tha…
1501 W 35th StAustin, TX 78703
10 Star !!!! Dr. Biehle is the BEST!!!! ...We live in the country and have Coyote packs all around us .... My German Shepherd pup became very sick, quit eating and couldn't even keep water down. Dr Biehle quickly diagnosed that my dog had been poisoned ... I couldn't believe it because when he a…
7301 N Fm 620 RdAustin, TX 78726
I have a cat that is special needs and was looking for a new vet near my house when I came across Dr. Teliha and her staff. I was told by another vet that Joey wouldn't live past 5 years and I had him on 3 different meds. I've been going to River Ranch for over 2 years now and have never been …
5720 Manchaca RdAustin, TX 78745
I brought my cat in to Manchaca Road after I adopted her (with ear infection) she was well cared for by Dr. Anne Walker, who really impressed me- she was very gentle and helpful, with a great bedside manner. She even showed me the ear mites on the microscope. Carol, the receptionist is also real…
4434 Frontier TrailAustin, TX 78745
Dr. Theisen has been treating my Golden Retriever for about 2 1/2 years now for an immune/blood disorder and most recently for seizures. I've always had dogs in my life and have seen a lot of vets. Dr. Theisen is by far the absolute best! She is honest and comforting and takes care of my dog …
2400 E Oltorf St Ste 10-aAustin, TX 78741
Will and I want to thank Riverside Vet Clinic here in Austin, Texas deep from the bottom of our hearts. The Doc., Rob and Raina have been there so many times to help us with our pet family in our time of need. Thank you for everything you have done for us and DIAMOND, BUDDYGUY, MISS KASEY, PePe,…
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We have a new foster dog from the local shelter who hasn't been feeling well. I was so relieved at how Dr. Wisbrock clued right in to the little dog's rare and very serious blood disorder. Dr. Wisbrock was really concerned and kept our little foster baby there all day several times to observe him and see how he reacted to treatment. He'd call and leave updates on his condition, which was great. I also find it particularly interesting that our shy, sick little foster dog bursts into wags when the staff and doctors deal with him. He is obviously treated very well there. I say this because this particular foster dog can be very shy and growly with people. One of the Vet techs came out and talked to me while I was waiting one time and I was shocked at how excited and happy our tiny patient was to see him! He can be so unfriendly and growly sometimes, but the people at Love Pet hospital obviously have taken the time to make him feel comfortable during his weekly day-long visits. That's a relief for me because I know he's very sick and I don't want him to be stressed by vet visits. He's getting well and they obviously care about the animals. I get very attached to animals and view them as family, so this is great! This hospital has made it easier for me to sleep at night because I know they give good care - not just science/medicine-wise, but also in the form of kindness and caring.
I had no appointment with the vet but was shown into a room, & Dr Bradley came in & listened to what was wrong with my cat, whom she'd seen before. She discussed our options, explaining each one, and I feel she really cares about my cat, and the choices I face. Dr Bradley and Dr Chapin both have seen my cat through his lengthy illness, and both have been very supportive of us throughout this terrible disease. George has histoplasmosis, which is fatal, and they have been so caring and kind about the hard choices I've had to make about George. In fact, two different Banfield hospitals have taken care of George through the last 3 years, and without the Wellness Plans, I couldn't have afforded the expensive care that George has needed. In the past 2 visits, the Banfield at Tech Ridge has offered to see George at the last minute, by offering to working him. Drs Bradley and Chapin can not have been have been more caring doctors. I really think the world of the Banfield doctors and staff!
I took my dog here many times for shots and other issues. After my dog was submitted to the Emergency Animal Hospital, the Doctors here at Sunbury knew exactly what was going on during her check up. Dr. Campbell helped care for my dog Hailey and as things started to go downhill she was great about explaining exactly what was happening, the options that we had, and her best recommendation as a professional. Unfortunately, that recommendation was to put down my pup. She was extremely compassionate and shed tears with me. The next day I brought Hailey in to be put to sleep. Since the minute I walked in, I could tell that everyone cared. I felt compassion from even the people I did not speak too. For it being the worst moment of my life, I felt very comfortable for myself and my dog. I can't thank them enough. When it comes time to adopt a new little pup, I can assure you, this will be where they go!
10 Star !!!! Dr. Biehle is the BEST!!!! ...We live in the country and have Coyote packs all around us .... My German Shepherd pup became very sick, quit eating and couldn't even keep water down. Dr Biehle quickly diagnosed that my dog had been poisoned ... I couldn't believe it because when he asked me if anyone "would have reason to poison the dog", I said "no way" .... he treated my boy and after 3 days of IV fluids and all the other stuff he did, my dog survived ... I later learned that the ranchers in my area were indeed putting out poisoned meat to kill the coyotes ... Dr. Biehle knew what was wrong and treated my dog accordingly ... I have no idea how to repay him for what he did for me and my buddy Shadow ... We love you, Dr. Biehle!
I have been bringing my dogs since they were puppies, to Tech Ridge Hospital when it was Braker Lane Animal Clinic, they are 11 years old now, and I even live in Round Rock! They have always been wonderful with me and my 2 Maltese. Dr Watson saved one of their lives, when he was 4 or 5, with an early diagnosis of a disease that is VERY rare in Maltese. Dr Thornton is also super, and Dr Lewis just did a very complicated surgery on our third addition to our family, a rescued Maltese whose little ear canal had to be removed due to chronic, untreated infections she suffered from at a puppy mill. I find their pricing very reasonable and trust them unconditionally!
It's always so hard to find a vet you can trust when you move to a new city. I was never quite comfortable with the first vet I found and so I kept looking. I was so lucky to find Dr Greenville and all of the staff at Circle C on my second try, especially because I live so far away from their practice. I don't mind the 45 minute drive at all: it's totally worth the extra time to get there! The loving, professional care my dogs and cats receive there is beyond compare. My dogs love her so much that, even if only one needs to go in for a visit, I bring both every time! These folks are absolutely the best I have found in my many years as a pet owner.
Will and I want to thank Riverside Vet Clinic here in Austin, Texas deep from the bottom of our hearts. The Doc., Rob and Raina have been there so many times to help us with our pet family in our time of need. Thank you for everything you have done for us and DIAMOND, BUDDYGUY, MISS KASEY, PePe, RADAR, IDDi BIDDi, HEY BABY, ARIES, C.A.T. GATO LOCO,WEDA, The neighbors cat,"Bob" our granddog:"Toto" and many grandkitties. Thank you for all your love and compassion through these many years~! RIVERSIDE VET CLINIC ROCKS ~!!!~ We wouldn't go anywhere else xoxox Will and Julia
I love Dr Wood,he's kind caring,and knows his stuff about animals. Best price in Austinfor animal care.I recently changed vets for both my Maltese & will be taking Yorkshire Terrier to see Dr Wood.Hes the first ever Vet to provide provenative care foe my two precious dogs.Keep up great work!!Thank You Kindly Dinah
This clinic took my cat with no notice in an emergency situation. They were knowledgeable, expedient and patient with my 10,000 questions, and the bill was very reasonable. The staff went above and beyond in my case, even offering to help coordinate pickup after normal business hours. Simply wonderful.
Love Dr. Woods and their techs. Always so relaxed and they don't nickel and dime you to death with unnecessary treatments. Dr Woods Sr. Is who we see the most. Love his funny sayings for certain conditions that just put me at ease. I appreciate their caring attitudes for our fur baby.
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.