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605 W Main StAzle, TX 76020
I take my three dogs and one cat to this vet. Dr. Henley and his staff love animals and it shows in their care. I never have to wait if I need immediate care. My kitten Penelope was found in a gutter almost dead in horrible shape and Dr. Henley gave me the knowledge and medication that made he…
7817 Jacksboro HwyFort Worth, TX 76135
I took my dog, Moses, in for the first time today for a grooming. Marielle did an outstanding job and we plan to use her exclusively from now on. While grooming, she noticed some redness in Moses' ear and called me to see if I wanted to have the vet check him out. I was very pleased with the ser…
9635 Boat Club RdFort Worth, TX 76179
Today was my first visit with this vet office and I was very impressed. Dr. Hollars definitely knows how to handle large parrots like mine! Every other vet I've taken my bird to just gets him in, pokes around at his head, feet, and belly, and sends me on my way. Dr. Hollars not only took the tim…
724 E Highway 199Springtown, TX 76082
Super compassionate, going the extra mile while my dog stayed for treatment of parvo. Vet repeatedly came in during week and weekend and checked on him, tried to coax him to eat, and just showed so much caring for animals.
8331 West FwyFort Worth, TX 76116
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…
817 N Saginaw BlvdSaginaw, TX 76179
Jada was dying with cancer and was on her last breath. I called Saginaw Animal Hospital and asked them how much would it cost for uthinization and I was told $44.40 which was about the same as other clinics. I live in Saginaw so I though a short ride for my dying pet would be better, so I though…
5188 E Interstate 20 Service Rd SWillow Park, TX 76008
From Business: VCA Aledo Animal Hospital is a full-service large and small animal veterinary medical facility located in Willow Park, TX. Our professional and courteous staff at seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for your pet family members. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownersh…
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I take my three dogs and one cat to this vet. Dr. Henley and his staff love animals and it shows in their care. I never have to wait if I need immediate care. My kitten Penelope was found in a gutter almost dead in horrible shape and Dr. Henley gave me the knowledge and medication that made her a thriving, healthy kitten. He takes the time to explain pertinent information to you so you understand and can continue the treatment at home. I just love his staff. They are very pleasant and knowledgeable. I recommended this veterinarian to everyone.
Took my dog to Dr. Henely to have his ear and jowl sowed back up after a dog fight. Dr. Henely is direct and you might say he does not have the best bedside manner. He yelled at me for waiting a couple of days (and he was right), he told me Max might have a bad reaction to the anesthesia and die on the table, but he ordered the blood tests to see if Max could take it. He did a decent job of fixing up Max and the staff were friendly and caring. I am taking my other dogs to him because of this first experience.
I'm not saying other reviews, aren't true, but I dare anyone to go to a vet that hasn't misdiagnosed a pet. I know doctors who admit that they are just educated guessers.But, for me, my 2 dogs have gone to Azle Animal Hospital for 7 yrs. The staff is extremely professional, nice, understanding, and I've never has a long wait. Prices are equal to any other vet.They are patient with my over social dog who thinks he has to run the office and my other dog who threatens them from her first entrance. The Dr is very sweet and thorough with his explaining. Yes, he lectured me for letting my dogs stick their head out of the window, but he was right. My girl has eye damage and I could tell he felt like pets were children and was worried for their well being. But, I'm also thick skinned, so I understood.I'm sorry for the pets who were sick and passed on, but to blame someone who was trying to help...doesn't sound like a healthy way to grieve.I will continue to go where I've been comfortable taking my babies.
I have taken my dogs to Dr. Henley for 13 years. I have had nothing but positive experiences with him. It started 13 years ago with our puppy (he's now 14) that we got from a rescue group. The puppy was having major skin problems and 2 other well known vets saw him and misdiagnosed him and prescribed antibiotics only. Dr. Henley was able to find mange and get our pup the correct treatment.My pup had the mange for so long untreated he now has major skin sensitivity. Dr. Henley never bad mouthed the other vets he simply stated that mange is hard to find sometimes because they are tricky little boogers. I recently saw Dr. for my 6 year old mastiff that had severe stomach swelling and vomiting. Dr. did fecal and heartworm to rule out the more common culprits. He said due to what info I gave him he didn't think he has a blockage that required xrays or surgery and he had no signs of bloat. He advised that lets take a few days with a general antibiotic and see how he does before we rush into anything. A day later my dog is going again. Its a double edged sword being a vet because your patients don't talk. If he would have requested all of the tests and procedures a lot of you people would say he gouged you, but if he doesn't do all the tests then he doesn't care and is a murderer. Better than Eagle Mountain Vet that had our dog on IV fluids in the cage in the back and when we went to bring him food the dog was dead as can be with even the stiffness. He had been dead quite a long time and no one checked on him at all or they would have known he died.
Worst Vet in Texas. Do not use this Dr if you care about your pet. This Vet loves money not people nor there animals. Just read other reviews they say it all. He had my mother crying . Other Vets say he horrible too. He likes to say everything has a time and it does time to retire.
This is by far the most horrible clinic I have been to. The staff are unprofessional and the vet is completely incompetent. This idiot misdiagnosed my kitten, prescribed the incorrect medications, and almost killed him. He is incredibly rude and unprofessional. The staff members didn't even offer an apology for what happened. DO NOT TAKE AN ANIMAL TO THESE PEOPLE
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.