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615 W Slaughter Ln Ste 121Austin, TX 78748
Dr. Brad Singleton went above and beyond in saving my little pup's life. He was extremely patient with me - explaining in detail what was entailed and provided a range of options for me to decide what was best. He never once pressured me into anything and he was always very clear with his expl…
403 E Ben White BlvdAustin, TX 78704
This place is ridiculous this doctor is I can't even describe what it is he is killed two of my dogs within the last week I give him a horrible horrible horrible horrible ratings he should never even have a license in fact where I don't even know where the license even really came from
6800 Burnet Rd Ste 1Austin, TX 78757
I have been taking my dogs to Dr. Baker at Allendale since we moved to this area. Now, a bunch of my staff use them and we take clients to them all the time! I can always get an appointment when I need one, they take their time explaining things to you, they're patient, and great with dogs. I'…
1928A Gaston Place DrAustin, TX 78723
Crossposted on yelp and google... Called on a Saturday to get my cat's nails trimmed. They had an opening at 11:30. The waiting room is very clean but sparse so bring reading material. Although, I will have to say that after filling out the short amount of paperwork, I didn't have to wait …
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,…
1220 ParkwayAustin, TX 78703
I have been talking our 2 dogs and 2 cats to Dr Venghaus for 12+ years. As you can imagine, its not just routine appts...we have had our fair share of emergenies. And i always feel like our animals are in top care at Highlands. Everyone at Highlands Pet medical clinic is so friendly and welco…
4606 Spicewood Springs RdAustin, TX 78759
Dr. Wagner & Dr.Benaryeh are TOP NOTCH Vets. This hospital was very clean & staff was nice. My cat had a sudden sickness(Pancreatitis) on a Saturday and I did'nt know who to call or where to go until I found this clinic close to my residence. I'm glad I choose them because I felt very…
12202 N Mo Pac ExpyAustin, TX 78758
We've been taking our dogs to Dr. Wadhwani @ Wells Branch for years, long enough that we've needed her help to get thru the heartbreak of two euthanasia. We keep going back despite that we moved out of the area 3 years ago to Cedar Park, primarily because of our experience with Dr. W during thos…
3407 Northland DrAustin, TX 78731
From Business: Griffith Animal Hospital offers compete veterinary care for dogs, cats, ferrets and small mammals. Located in Austin, Texas, the hospital also offers pet grooming including bathing and nail trim. Griffith Animal Hospitals is an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Member Hospital. It has a full lab where it runs blo…
1201 Barbara Jordan BlvdAustin, TX 78723
From Business: Banfield Pet Hospital® - Our veterinarians are proud to partner with you to proactively monitor the health and wellness of the pets you love. From thorough physical exams and lab work-ups, to dental cleanings, X-rays and surgery, our full-service pet hospital is committed to the long-term health of your pet. Let us show yo…
6001 W Parmer LnAustin, TX 78727
It is a pleasure to commend the staff of McNeil Crossing Animal Clinic for their exemplary care of my beloved German Shepherd Dog, Thori. From reception to medical history to physical exam to follow-up phone calls, every person in this clean, modern, well-looked after clinic has made Thori (and…
8511 Burnet RdAustin, TX 78757
The staff genuinely loves animals. Every time my dogs come in for a visit, almost everyone in the office comes by to say hello and pet my dogs. My dogs get a thorough exam but they are never scared. Other vets may be in a hurry to give vaccines, etc., but the staff here take their time and ma…
12419 Metric BlvdAustin, TX 78758
I was greeted when I walked through the door. I didn't even have time to sit down before they weighed my dog and took us to a room. The tech came in and made sure my records were up to day. Dr Tracy did a very gentle and thorough exam. She took the time to answer my questions and she kept pe…
12400 Amherst Dr Ste 116Austin, TX 78727
Milwood Clinic is the only place we'll take our dogs. We found them initially due to proximity to our old house, and though we've moved across town we still only go to Milwood. The staff is fantastic, the hours are great, and the clinic is very flexible. They know their stuff for dogs and cats …
9500 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…
6909 Mcneil DrAustin, TX 78729
Dr. Wood helped us through two emotional decisions concerning our dog. When our dog had a disease that could not be cured, he was empathetic and kind. His staff knew our dog and my kids and treated us like family. We have continued to go to Dr. Wood because of the high quality care and person…
8127 Mesa DrAustin, TX 78759
Dr. Burnside of Cats Love Housecalls is very knowledgeable and caring. She is also very responsive to emails or questions and flexible on scheduling. It costs a little more to have a vet come to your house, but it is worth it if you have cats with ""issues"" ! Dr. B has taken care of my cats …
4106 N Lamar BlvdAustin, TX 78756
This is the WORST vet that I have ever been to. They performed many unnecessary tests on my poor puppy. They scared us half to death with diagnosis that we not accurate and they even did an unnecessary surgery leaving us with a huge bill. I had just brought my dog in because she had started co…
9231 Burnet RdAustin, TX 78758
From Business: By appointment only. We provide surgeries AT a third of the typical cost in Austin. OUR surgeon. DR. Kirk lewis. Has been practicing in Austin for over 12 years. HE performs more surgeries PER year than ANY other in town!.
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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 taken to the back and emergency care was begun. The doctor came out within 15 minutes saying he would have surely died if I had not gotten there when I did and Casper was now responding well to treatment. After explaining further care needed, we discussed fees. Emergency care for pets (the same for humans) is expensive and most people do not have the cash up front in these kinds of situations. If you have animals, it is a good idea to think about possible health emergencies and make some kind of plan if a crisis should occur. There are several pet insurance policies and credit cards that can help with these kinds of emergencies. My heart truly goes out to those people commenting in the earlier reviews. I spent over $2000.00 at the emergency hospital in New Braunfels and an additional $2500 for continued hospitalization for my 11 Year old cat who then needed to be euthanized due to cancer. I do not have a lot of money and drive an 11 year old car. My money goes to food, housing, bills, and my animals. Sometimes we have to make hard choices as pet owners. I just want to thank the staff at the Emergency Animal Hospital of Northwest Austin for their compassion, expertise, and professionalism when taking care of my good buddy and would highly recommend them to anyone needing emergency pet care. Thanks again.
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!
Very affordable pet care. Considering that I'm a new owner of a puppy, they have been very polite and patient with my questions and concerns, even over the phone. The front desk are super friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. They were able to give me good resources of where I can find natural substitutes of food, and preventatives for my dog, and informed me about the medications they had available there. I called the next day after my pup's first appointment because I was concerned about some issues I noticed with my new dog. They scheduled an appointment the next day at no extra charge, and was able to address what was going on with my dog and reassured me that she is healthy and that she just needs time to adjust. I feel comfortable and greatful knowing that I have a good clinic on our side.
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!
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 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
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.