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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…
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 …
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…
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,…
5114 Balcones Woods Dr Ste 312Austin, TX 78759
Staff at Arbor Animal Clinic are very friendly. I was in waiting room to see Dr.Hartwell while another pet patient came in for a nail trim and they did not have a set appointment. He was immediately greeted and they quickly serviced the walk in with out no hesitation. I also appreciate the coupo…
8863 Anderson Mill Rd Ste 105Austin, TX 78729
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 won…
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…
4534 W Gate Blvd Ste 100Austin, TX 78745
All my experiences have been great. We boarded our 2 dogs recently and knew they would be well taken care of. One of our dogs and our cat have chronic health problems and the care is great. Everyone in the clinic is friendly and are genuinely interested in you and your pets.
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!
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 …
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…
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…
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…
12010 Ranch Road 620 NAustin, TX 78750
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.
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…
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…
3801 N Capital Of Texas HwyAustin, TX 78746
From Business: Firehouse Animal Health Center - Davenport Village is a full-service veterinary clinic providing first-class vet care and customer service. We offer a complete range of general medical and surgical services for dogs and cats. Pet wellness programs include health examinations, diagnostic testing, surgeries, dental care and …
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 ve…
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…
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.
3908 Far West Blvd Ste AAustin, TX 78731
I have a wonderful experience with the doctor and staff at this hospital. The facility is also beautiful and comfortable. The people were very careful with my dog and I highly recommend!
403 E Ben White Blvd Ste FAustin, TX 78704
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 s…
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…
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…
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…
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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.
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!
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. So I did. After going in for the next visit not only did I not see the vet I just sat in the lobby with NO update on what was going on with my girl but did get a $300 bill and told to come back in 2 weeks. Not one week later I called as my pup passed out after walking up the stairs. I called and left a VM as it as after hours to not get a return call the next morn so I called again at noon where I as about to be passed off to a vet tech before I said NO I want to talk to the doctor. She was of course busy so I didn't get a return call for several hours later. I also tried to return email to find out that they don't accept incoming emails I had NO idea since I was doing this on my phone. I ended up taking her to my local Vet to find out she was now anemic and her blood levels where off. They sent them over the the VCA in which time I was informed to keep giving her the meds contradicting what my local vet said. 2 days later her blood was so bad I had to make her to Texas aTm vet hospital where they found a tumor in her abdomen that was putting her into septic shock. At this point there was NOTHING we could do and I was advised I needed to put my pride and joy to sleep. They advised me it would not be a good idea to take her home as this was very serious and she could go at any min. So I was there alone not even enough time for my family to come say their good byes. I know from now on when i need real veterinary care i will NOT be going to a VCA 'business' If your pups mean more to you the most people PLEASE do NOT take them to VCA. go to your local vet and have them refer you to Texas aTm small animal hospital. Run free my sweet Stella until we meet again!
I took my 8mon chi female to this dog killer cuz she was throwing up and poop I thought it was parvo she went in very alert at home she was still walking around picking up her head out the window I called around I really didn't want to go to this clinic cuz I took a female before and he didn't check her he tried to feed her ,he said take her home give her honey and shell b fine we'll I paid and got into car she died the minute we got on Ben white I was angry I demanded my money back and had to face my children about her death but this chihuahua right herei called that morning asked so many questions I just wanted her better like I said I know all about parvo I thought that's what it was and so many vets was trying to charge me $1200 to treat her they referred me to Dr death again I thought about it ugh maybe hell actually try to help if I can explain what happened so I called asked questions told them how her older sister died less then a year ago and asking prices asking if there was another Dr there she said there was but he was in surgery I had to see the same man she said he knew all about the parvo because its common there about dogs throwing up so I'm like OK I know many dogs don't survive parvo but I wanted her in less pain I had told them that but I get there Dr does parvovirus test it said negative OK so if its not parvovirus what is it he asked if she got into poison I said no he said maybe Cuz she didn't have a doggy period of that I had changed her diet I'm like no no no she was in a kennel most of the day he treated her as if she had parvo I was getting ready to leave he tells me that if she continues to throw up bring her in morning and hell do blood work and check if she swallowed anything but why didn't he do that there he asked to keep her til 5 took forever to agree but I did I went later picked her up he said oh she's fine shell be just fine 3hours later she died she was weaker her body freezing he refuses a refund only will refund meds
I brought my dog in for euthanasia because he had become aggressive and was attacking other dogs. I loved the dog so much and it was agonizing. The vet we saw did not even sedate my poor boy and wanted to do the procedure with no sedation. He was so un caring and callous. My dog was so scared and upset. He had never tried to bite a vet before. He salivated and was a nervous wreck. Only after I asked for sedation did he get some. After the vet coldly announced to me it was an extra 50 dollars. Then my dog did not die peacefully at all. He was the 4 th dog I've had to put down and it was horrific. He fought and he moved around on the cold floor for what seemed like eternity. I was the only person my dog loved and trusted and I took him to this office and he had to struggle to die. It's been the worst experience of my life. Ill never forget how my baby died. I just don't want that to happen to anyone else. Don't take your dog there.
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.