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12315 Dessau RdAustin, TX 78754
I love the folks over at Dessau Vet Clinic. I've taken a number of pets there, including my sometimes problematic dachshund. They've always answered my questions thoroughly and shown great patience when he sometimes makes a mess on their floor (sorry guys). I'm lucky to have them located withi…
10828 N Lamar BlvdAustin, TX 78753
Dr. Spellman took good care of my cat for 14 years and I'm now taking my newly adopted dog to him. He has always been straight forward in his approach and doesn't try to do any unnecessary tests to keep costs down. We just adopted a 2 year-old miniature schnauzer about a month ago. Within 2…
8511 Burnet RdAustin, TX 78757
Chloe and I thank our lord for BRAH .Monday she was near death. Immediatetly Dr.Toth and Dr. Simmons took over and started treatment. She was vomiting and had not eaten or drank water for 48 hours was totally toxic. Feared intestinal blockage total digestive system shut down. Today is Wednesday…
709 W Lynn StAustin, TX 78703
I went into the vet to get some flea prevention for Buster. I dreaded to get the wet stuff you put on their backs as it's so messy, so they offered a pill called Comfortis. Thank you for this option to rid the fleas on Buster!
5608 Burnet RdAustin, TX 78756
My name is Ginsburg, and I'm a puppy. I love going to see Dr. Mouser at NAAH. The techs are always gentle with me, and everybody gives me treats! Dr. Mouser makes me feel better when I'm sick, and does his best to make sure I don't get sick in the first place. I didn't even mind it when I ha…
5318 W Highway 290Austin, TX 78735
There is not enough good I can say about this vet. I absolutely love them. They are far and away the best animal care our cats have received in Austin. The two times we went were very difficult (otherwise I might not feel so confident reviewing them). Our sweet cat was on his last legs. We had …
2301 Lake Austin BlvdAustin, TX 78703
My cat was bleeding badly after she was spayed through Imancipet. If you have an emergency after hours they send you to the Lake Austin Animal Hospital, and they provide this service for free! Dr. Hamby took such good care of my kitty! She had blood work done more than one time on different day…
6311 Burnet RdAustin, TX 78757
From Business: Our philosophy is to provide quality medicine with a caring attitude at affordable prices.(Cost Effective Veterinary Medicine - wellness care, vaccinations and elective surgery). Our prices are competitive with PetMeds online pharmacy for your flea and heartworm preventive medications.
8033 Mesa DrAustin, TX 78731
From Business: We are a full service animal hospital that provides high quality medical, surgical, and dental care for your beloved pet. Our state of the art facility will provide affordable and compassionate pet care with excellent customer service. Our clinics wellness care includes services for every stage of your pet's life. From yea…
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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!
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
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.
I agree with 3896, they are very very expensive. I just took our small dog there for them to watch overbite after surgery. They where given directions from our normal vet , they didn't seem to care what our vet had asked for them to do. They did their own exam and came up with 18 items they needed to bill us for , ultrasound, several extra meds. (Over $300 worth) , double charges on monitoring, hospital intermediate (whatever that is) and many other items. To me it is quite obvious, their main goal is to bump their ticket price up as much as possible because they know they have you by the short hairs. Believe what you read in the reviews you see here and at other sites, this vet will severely over charge you for their service, and with an attitude like that it makes you wonder are they even doing what they charge for and the quality of care. I agree with lob67192 lobby the Texas legislator , these guys need regulation. We where billed nearly $1000.00 for them to monitor our dog for one night.
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.