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250 Central AveWhite Plains, NY 10606
From Business: At Bond Animal Hospital, our highly-qualified veterinarians and staff respect the affection and kinship you feel for your pet. We provide the care you would expec…
546 Bedford RdBedford Hills, NY 10507
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 …
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If I could give them zero stars, I would. They made my pet go through unnecessary pain and stress. Paid close to $300 for nothing. Their lack of professionalism and empathy for others is outrageous. Will never go back there.
Went to their new location at Westchester Square, totally incompetent staff!!I made an appt for a pet I just adopted, arrived 25 mins prior and was told I didn't have an appt, then they check further an say I made my appt at the Webster site, i tell them the number I called then the girls say I took your appt, the phone must have transferred. Then she basically says there is nothin I can do, just go to Webster or I can try and squeeze you in tomorrow. Their error now become my problem but never again!
I scheduled my first appointment with Dr. Fried at the Riverdale Veterinary Group a week prior for a 1/2/15 appointment at 4:00pm. Today 12/30/14 I received a call from someone in his group saying that Dr. Fried would not be there due to a change in his schedule, that I should call back to reschedule for an earlier time that day. When I called to reschedule for an earlier time, the guy I spoke to said that he could give me a 1:00pm appointment because the dr. has a 1:15pm appointment already booked, and his last appointment is at 1:30pm that day. Really, my appointment was for two dogs, was the dr. only going to grant me 71/2 minuets for each dog. I am not looking for a vet that basis his practice and work ethic on seeing his clients dogs as if it were an assembly line with a window of 5 to 7 minuets upon which to complete the work. We the clients Dr. Fried, want the best possible care for our animals and the attention they deserve, and we the owners are paying for. So even before setting my foot in the door, I know that this Riverdale Veterinary Group is not the sort of place were my dogs would receive the care and attention they deserve and we the owners would hope to get for them. Dr. Fried try opening a fast food joint. Comments: An overall generally bad feeling even before I set foot in the door.
The best pizza joint in the Bronx!!!! Wood Fired pizza, craft beer, cocktails, wine and an outdoor space......
First time here it went well treated my dog like it was there's aweeee and the staff are nice..that u bx vet
These haters are tripping-- this is one of the best practices in New York. Dr Palmieri takes care of animals with as much love and care as if they were her own. I wouldn't go anywhere else!
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.