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4901 Bethel Island RdOakley, CA 94561
From Business: Dr. Jane Lorie opened Tail Wag Inn Veterinary Hospital in 1998 to serve Bethel Island and the surrounding communities. The full service veterinary hospital sees a…
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Really nice and clean hospital. The waiting area is nice. Has separate entrance for cats and dogs. Dr Dhillon was very patience with our concerns. The hospital is also open late compared to the other clinics.
Worst vet ever! These people do NOT know how to properly euthanize a dog! They made my damn dog suffer while her heart stopped! They shou have sedat her befo they stopped her heart! Instead, she was given the medicine to put her to sleep, and she was moving around, and crying! This is way too inhumane! Please don't let these asses put your dog to sleep!! I refuse to take my pets back to central vet! All the employees that worked there last year ended up quitting due to how they handle certain things! I recommend either vet on Main St in Oakley!
If you are looking for a team of wonderful people who love your pets as much as you do Central Boulevard Veterinary is amazing! My dog Maverick was very sick and they all were absolutely wonderful. Dr. Raj and Dr. Dillon had such compassion, not only with Maverick, but with my entire family! Eli, Angela, Kristin, Samantha and the rest of the office and staff are top notch!
Love the vet here when you can get into see her. It so just way to hard to schedule an appointment if you have an urgent matter.
This new clinic is clean and has the most up to date equipment. The staff members are friendly to animals and us, humans! They are welcoming and accommodating to any situation that comes up. Quality care is their number one priority. They spend extra time under supervision to make sure your pet is recovering after a treatment or surgery. They also communicate well with the clients about the process. I would give this clinic more than 5 stars if I could, they're compassionate, friendly, and professional with the clients and patients.
Best quality pet care in area
Wonderful place, When I first walked in I found the Layout of the building beautiful. So I Brought both of my pets Kali (80 lbs Beautiful German Shepard) And My fat but super cuddly cat Sassy( 17 lbs Mancoon). I saw there ad In the paper For Free Exams for new clients. So i took them up on that. So when i was there at the hospital the staff met me with a smile. It took only a few moments for them to put me in a room with the Dr. Dr C, was very knowledgeable and had answers to all my questions. I am happy to say they impressed me So i am happy to say they will be my primary vet.
For being a new vet hospital the attention to detail is amazing. I went to get my dog fixed. They were fast i picked him up only a couple of hours after I dropped him off. Prices were very reasonable. I am going to enjoy having them care for my puppy through out his life. The hours are also great so if anything happens to my little guy my vet will be able to see him.
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.