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19586 Dennison DrAbingdon, VA 24211
From Business: Abingdon Animal Medical Center is a locally owned and operated veterinary practice, serving the communities of Abingdon, Virginia. Under the leadership of Dr. Gen…
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HORRIBLE, UNPROFESSIONAL, FAKE, UNPROFESSIONAL, ANIMAL KILLERS. DO NOT EVER BRING YOUR PETS THETE IF YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR PETS.
Everyone was extremely nice and was treated with respect. The veterinarian was very helpful answered all my questions to where I understood everything also gave print out on all too. Would highly recommend!!!
We live in Canada and while on a trip our dog got very sick, he seemed close to death to me. We found Dr Ferguson by fluke. She saw ourdog almost immediately when we walked in the door. Within minutes she explained the issue and that surgery was needed rite now. We explained to her that payment may be difficuktfor us to come up with rite away sincecwe were so far from home. Her response was and I quote "I'm going to save your dog anyways, we will figure out payment after the surgery". She had to remove a portion of our dogs intestine because of a blockage. He spent nearly a week in FAH. We visited him daily and witnessed nothing but love and caring from everyone there to all the animals as well as the pet owners. We were treated like family and Dr. Ferguson even recommended activities for my wife and myself to maintain a vacation vibe to our trip even tho we needed to remain in an area we never planned on visiting. Our dog came out of the experience fully recovered and went on to live a happy and full life. FAH didn't charge us anywhere near what we expected. Thier kindness to people they knew would not be return customers was unbelievable. We will never forget how well we and our Diamond Dogge were treated by everyone at FAH. If I could I would give 10 stars. Thank you FAH and Dr Ferguson. In my books there are none better.
WORST place to ever take your pet the staff are rude and un careing. Took my puppy there this morning and no one in front of me no other cars in parking lot signed in taken to a room took puppy to get weight and an hour later still sitting in the same room no one came in to apologize for the long wait 4 or more people came in after me and were seen and out as I still sit in their room I finally had enough went out to ask what the issue was since I have seen others come in after me and leave I was told you didn't have an appointment. Keep in mind I called and ask if I needed one before I got there and was told no come on in...This was the last straw as I had one of my dogs get hit by a car and took him right in when I picked him up the next day was told by the vet that he had a broken ankle would need to bring in once a week for recheck NO APPOINTMENT needed every time waited a minimum of 1 hour to be seen took him back to have cast removed and I ask has the break healed vet responds it was only an abrasions my question was then why did he wear a cast for 6 weeks was told as just in case it was broken and 3 grand later his leg is deformed... I'm a breeder of mini schnauzers and I would not recommend Jones Animal Hospital to anyone they do not care about pets or peoples time ... if you care about your pet DO NOT go to JONES ANIMAL HOSPITAL
I brought a kitten w/ an eye infection they said if the eye isn't removed then euthanize would be an option there was nothing else they could do and I was out the door. My coworker said gotoFisher Hollow, they gave meds within days her eye was healed. I wrote an email to ferguson about how upset i was for them telling me i could have it removed or euthanize. Mypoint is one of my cats couldnt walk today My vet was closed, so i wentto ferguson manager said,You brought your kitten here last year right? I said yes then she said "We read your email complaint and its really hateful So weve decided that we're not going to help your cat today, I said I was upset of how noncaring and nonchalant they were twds my kitten i said sorry for email. She said shed ask if any vet would help but before she did if I had $$ to pay treatment. I said yes she asked and said none of them want to help. Everyone should know better alternatives and know that Ferguson is NOT the place for your beloved pets welfare
Amazing Drs and Staff! Love them all like family because they treat myself and my pets like such! Would never go anywhere else!!
This place is AMAZING! They are very informative and caring. Watching them go out of the way to help an elderly lady to her car so she didn't struggle with the cat carrier as I waited to be seen was one of the sweetest things! Then having my dog be taken such good care of after being to 2 other vets with out resolve just made my year! Thank you all so much for the hard work and compassion!!
This vet would not treat my baby because it was before thanksgiving. Told me use emergency vet. I will never use another vet who tells me this. Dr Ferguson was in on Thanksgiving and could have saved my baby. It was too late and she was put to sleep in my arms. If you can't be there then don't be a vet.
Not like any other... At first I was pleased and comforted that my dog would receive the best care possible AND that they offered a payment plan I could afford. Next thing I know they offer the program but do not mark your file or make further contact with you on the process. Then when you bring $250 down payment they give you attitude because you cannot pay in full but do not understand why you might give it back when you are treated poorly. Long story short my dog had surgery and I had to find another vet to finish the job of taking out stitches and THEY STILL GET THE MONEY. If you cannot pay in full you better take the initiative to figure it out yourself or you may get blindsided as I did. I would click NO STAR but you have to select at least one.
After calling to make sure there was a doctor on site to put a 20 year old cat to sleep, my experience was the worse that I have ever had! We arrived and was made to pay up front which I had no problem with. BUT 5 other customers arrived after us and were taken to rooms and dealt with while I waited with a elderly cat that was clearly uncomfortable. They were not required to pay up front. The receptionists was rude, uncaring and did not represent the establishment the way I would want my business represented. Needless to say after waiting 2 hours, "Bobby" was gone and I most definitely will never do business with Jones' again!
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.