Zoo Babies: Winter 2018 »
Check out the cutest newborns from zoos around the country and learn where you can see them.
909 S Bagdad RdLeander, TX 78641
This facility is outstanding.The animals are well cared for and loved. They are kept in rooms not metal cages.They have nice pet beds,toys,windows to look out of,fresh ood and water,and clean litter boxes.Everything smells clean, and the pets look happy,and comfortable.I would most definitely do…
1712 E Riverside DrAustin, TX 78741
Mr. Regner and his crew showed consistent attention to detail, meticulous work and an honest assestment of costs. They completed our job on time and within the estimated budget. My boss was particularly impressed with the transparency of the building modifications made that will keep the bats fr…
750 River RdSan Marcos, TX 78666
we didn't find a dog the day went that was a good fit for us, but the staff was friendly and patient since there where about 4 familes all wanting to look at dogs.They lady at the front was knowledgable about the dogs they had available and answered all our questions. They place was clean and th…
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I guarantee they doing great work . They're very family and well come . And not like the picture says .
I can't say enough wonderful things about Dr. Lisa Byer. She has been my dog's Vet since I moved to this area. My dog over the years knew that Doc was their friend. Lakeline Animal Hospital staff is very kind and prompt and it's a good thing for my dog as well.
I have been going with Dr.P,and Dr M with my wife starting 2008-2018 both Dr's have always been professional @ South Branch Pet, and Bird. They have always been caring, understanding, and care about there pets they treat. Shots, Spayed, and neutering. Also when they are sick. Most vets don't stay open 7 days a week, have coupons, and try to work with you to make it as affordable as they can. They have been taking care of our dogs for 10 years. Go to any other vets, there not open 7 days a week, they don't have coupons, there not affordable, and will not work with you to help make more affordable for you. It is so sad to see the complaints that has been posted which is so sad. They quality of care is great, the Dr's are wonderful, and the staff. I do not work for them. I am a client of there's. I have moved out of Austin, and moved to Bastrop. The Dr's visits are $40.00, and you get a coupon of only $10.00, the staff not friendly, and I have seen most people walk out the door paying minimum of $200.00, and up to 700.00 most of the time when I have taken our pets, and no follow-ups to see how your pets are doing. Also to see a Dr. over here it at minimum it takes a week to see a vet. All of you that have been complaining, and say you will never go back you have because I have seen you. If you are not happy come to Bastrop after you will come running back to South Branch Pet, and Bird. Which I am glad to come back to them, and always will. You can go to pet clinic and be treated like a chart number. Also all pet clinic smell because dogs are sick, or you don't bathe them. So if you not happy by all means come to Bastrop for those who like to complain .In our society we always will have complainers which you can never make them happy no matter what you do. Put your complaints into positive action that has real meaning. Most clients are satisfied with all of services. I hope you complainers find peace within yourselves. Thanks DP
Canine Smiles will change the way you think about dog teeth cleaning. We don't feed our pets table scraps or people food, but some small dogs are just prone to stinky breath. Over the years we probably spent thousands of dollars on our beloved Jack Russell Terriers, who were with us for 14 and 17 years, having their teeth cleaned at the vet. I was always a little nervous because at the Vet they put the animals under anesthesia and there is always risk in that! I was determined to try something different with our new 4 year old Jack Russell. I bought all the supplies at the pet store and thought if I brushed his teeth once a week, we would never have the problem we had with our other dogs. But of course, it just wasn't that easy! Then I was so lucky to find that the owners of the mobile dog grooming business we use, Perfect Pooch, had come up with a technique to do a thorough teeth cleaning and I could have it done whether or not our pet needed to be groomed at the time. We are "those" people. Yes, the ones that treat our dogs like they are humans and one of the family. It may seem silly, but besides the obvious benefit of our pet's breath being better, taking care of your dog's teeth is one of the keys to a long and healthy life. Beyond the obvious better breath factor, dental disease can actually lead to problems with your pet's organs, such as the heart. Caring for your pet's teeth can prevent other health problems as well, saving you tons of money over the long term! We HIGHLY recommend giving CANINE SMILES an opportunity to treat your furry friend. :)
Took my cat in for annual shots. It cost 120 dollars for all their bs and my cat is entirely different. My cat is terrified of me, has been laying in a tightly curled up ball, and whimpers when he moves. He got a fecal(which I didn't approve of first and only found out later it was optional and extra money), and two shots. And he's so sad and in pain. He won't even let me sit on the same surface. I have to sit on the floor next to bed and just watch him lay there suffering. I tried to gently pet his head and he yelled and me and ran away to hide. This is torture and I'm never taking him anywhere that I am not fully in charge of again.
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 long, and I have never felt that I was being sold any type of unnecessary care, in fact I have found this clinic exceptionally prompt, efficient, and reasonably priced.
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.
Savita DVM, is amazing. I really like the way she relays information in regards to any health issues. She is very honest and forthcoming. I am more than confident when taking Chelsea Rose to see her.
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 their very caring staff!
The doctors are in it for the money and will do whatever they can to make the most money from you. I used to work for them for nearly a year and quit because the management is rude to clients as well as employees, not to mention the kennel staff is not well trained and do not take well care of the boarders! Please do yourself a favor and do not go to Anderson mill, there are plenty of vet clinics in the area that are far better and more professional.
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.