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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…
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…
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…
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…
12010 Ranch Road 620 NAustin, TX 78750
I've been doing business with Lakeline Animal Care for 14 years. I find pricing is competitive and doctors are very knowledgeable. Oliver Engel is my favorite. I realize that you have to make money to keep the lights on so I never bitch about the cost to keep my Blue Heelers happy.
7958 Shoal Creek BlvdAustin, TX 78757
2 pups in 1 year! ALL they seem to care about is money. I received a very expensive medicine from a friend that just lost their pup and was told if I wanted them to treat my pup I had to buy their meds and could not use the exact same one that was sent to me, the same milligram and not expired.…
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
From Business: At VCA, your pet's health is our top priority and excellent service is our goal. We treat each pet knowing it is an extension of your family. Our dedicated staff of veterinarians, board certified specialists, and technicians strive each day to give your pet the very best in medical care. We understand how important it is t…
13542 N Highway 183Austin, TX 78750
I have been very satisfied with the care my dog has received and the attention to my questions at this clinic. From the front desk staff to the medical technicians to the veterinarians I’ve been impressed by their attention and caring. I’ve never been kept waiting for an appointment for very lon…
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.
6909 Mcneil DrAustin, TX 78729
We have been going to this clinic for 25+ years and have always felt our dogs received amazing care. Most recently, our 12 year old dachshund had benign growth in her toes. Dr Wood was able to remove all but one toe and her pad so she can keep her leg! Thank you to both of the Dr. Woods and thei…
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…
2414 S Lamar BlvdAustin, TX 78704
This clinic cares for all of my foster dogs--and there have been quite a few since we moved close to the SLAH in 2006. The doctors have taken care of everything from missing toes to heartworms, and I have gotten loving care for my animals from everyone in the clinic. Dr. Buck even spoke at a s…
8106 Brodie Ln Ste 102Austin, TX 78745
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 …
11846 Jollyville RdAustin, TX 78759
Hard to believe a dog lasting 19 years, isn't it?\r Staff and turnover is a constant issue with many family businesses. \r My BOTTOM LINE is the CARE for my pet.\r Dr Walden and staff always gave me excellent care for my best friend Kato.... his entire life. Which we unfortunately had to put dow…
7101 W Highway 71 # A-8Austin, TX 78735
Dr Lynanne Mockler and her staff are awesome, professional, friendly and genuine animal lovers. I had to take my daughters dog in for what turned out to being a terminal illness. Dr Mockler spent a lot of time with me in the exam room answering all my questions and also spent a lot of time on th…
7132 W Highway 71Austin, TX 78735
Dr. Brown and Dr. Leary have been our family's vets for almost 8 years. They are competent, friendly, compassionate, and the staff is the same. They take care of our current 5 dogs and have cared for two others that have passed away...Dobie (17 yrs old) and Woofie (12 yrs old). I highly reco…
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.
Austin, TX 78745
I highly recommend Whole Pet Mobile Vet services. Dr. May demonstrated honesty, compassion and offered a painless/peaceful euthanasia process when she came to my home to euthanize my sick older dog. It went exactly the way I hoped, which is saying quite a lot- because my dog was my baby. I mi…
7023 Fm 2244 RdAustin, TX 78746
They got me in o short notice after waking up to my large Yorkie with something obviously wrong. I thought she had a stroke because she is old and was walking funny and not wanting to move around. They told us to come on in, even though we had never been there before. We didn't have to wait long…
9600 Escarpment Blvd Ste 950Austin, TX 78749
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 pr…
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WARNING! My dog went into cardiac arrest under the care of Dr. Knight. DO NOT bring your dog here. My Pug, Coco, went in for surgery to have bladder stones and went into cardiac arrest while trying to be intubated but they were able to resuscitate her. However, her heart stopped for an estimated 4-5 minutes. I rushed there and was taken to the back where she was lying on a table connected to machines. About 8 feet away the staff was having a meeting. They were loudly cracking jokes, laughing, and clapping during this meeting. I'm here crying my eyes out petting my dying dog while they're are clapping and joking! I am still shocked at the insensitivity to what was taking place right behind them. We sat in the waiting room for 3.5 hours with only 2 updates.The first update was to tell us there had been no change. The last update Dr. Knight walked in and said Coco's not doing better and we're about to close so you can either euthanize her here or attempt to drive her north to AVES but she might die in your car on the way. Also its rush hour so you need to decide quickly. Even though another doctor had given his opinion that Coco had a 50/50 chance of making it, Dr. Knight could not be inconvenienced to stay a little after closing to care for my dog.We choose to give Coco a chance and drove her to AVES. They bring her out the side of the building and put her in my arms. She's got the tube still down her throat and is gasping for air. We drove 45 minutes in rush hour traffic with my door dog gasping for air in my lap. I will never be able to get this image out of my head. Once we arrived at AVES the care and concern was completely different. We were seen numerous times while we waited with updates. They did not rush us and took time to answer all of our questions. They also did so with compassion. In the end Coco didn't make it, but AVES did a wonderful job of helping us through the situation. It was night and day compared to South Park Animal Hospital.
Such a dark and awful place. I witnessed while working here the doctor hitting dogs more than once.!
Excellent doctors, techs, and staff. Very calm atmosphere. Super smart people. We have been going there for over 5 years. Over the years we've had numerous vets and this place is the best BY FAR. And they are also very affordable and don't push services or things your pet doesn't need. I'm glad Austin has a place like this!
They basically just want your money. We have 2 dogs and went here a few times before we realized they they were constantly giving us mess after meds after meds. We decided to try another vet out and they indicated our dogs did not need to be on all of the medication prescribed. 2 years later and still doing very well. I also went in to pick up a prescription dog food that our dog has been in since he was a puppy (now almost 15 years old). They have sold it to me in the past but told me today that they could not sell it because our dog has not been seen there in 2 years, even though we have a prescription from our other vet. Again, it's all about the money for them. Very disappointed.
Thank you for 15 years of wonderful care that you save Pugsy. She rest in peace now, but I had 15 years of wonderful memories with her because of how well you cared for her. Dr. Rafferty, you are a wonderful , talented doctors and truly care about your patients. Thank you!
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.
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 the service. As a responsible pet owner, I'm glad I choose this place for treatment.
My best friend is dying of bladder cancer and it is one of the worst experiences of my life. After an entire weekend of whimpering and rubbing his tummy on the carpet I was desperate to find my pup some relief so I took him to Emergency Animal Hospital of Northwest Austin. The doctor gave me information about the treatment of Transitional Cell Carcinoma that my former vet never mentioned and I'm grateful to her for that. She seemed to have a lot more knowledge and compassion than the other vet and I will certainly follow up on her referral. The jury is still out on the remainder of our visit and when the issue is resolved I will return to YP, remove this rating/review and post my final rating/review.
I have an elderly dog of around 15 who somehow blew a disk or ripped a tendon or something to her back . I took her to my vet and told them of her symptoms but she wasn't screaming by the time they saw her so they dismissed it . Next day symptoms return and are even worse and my vet if full and can't see her for a week . I couldn't stand to see her suffering as badly as she was , shaking , screaming , drooling . It was heartbreaking . I took her to the ER vet to just end her suffering but after they administered a shot she was not doing those things anymore , so they sent me home with meds and refused my request and basically told me to take her to a kill shelter . I got the meds , did what they said and as I predicted the meds wore off and my little dog is in horrible agony that the pills don't help . I was treated like a horrible person as I begged them to not let her suffer and the vet acted like I was a fool . I will wait until my regular vet can see her of course , and as I listen to her scream ... I will try not to hate that vet .
I left here feeling slighted about the impersonal service and rushed diagnosis when I came here in the early spring. Some vets space out their appts and some just care about volume. Unfortunately Southpark is the latter. This followed by an ill explanation of the bill and me and my pooch left with our tails between our legs. Have since found a better vet and will not be going back here.
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.