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The staff is very friendly and always make me and my dog feel special. It can be a little pricey, but they do an excellent job explaining why things are needed. I can't imagine going anywhere else.
720 NE Alsbury BlvdBurleson, TX 76028
VERY grumpy at 7:30 am. Only 2 of the 4 women out front were nice! I asked questions and the way they all reacted was not very nice. I asked if they were mad? Blonde lady with the fake bake scolded me!! She never even acknowledged me, smiled or anything until she scolded me for asking a few no…
108 NE Wilshire BlvdBurleson, TX 76028
Dr. Rice, and his staff were absolutely amazing today! I came into the office with our cat in a carrier, our five month old in her car seat, my three year old, and my purse. It was a lot for any individual to manage alone. As soon as I approached the door, I was warmly welcomed and offered assis…
4555 E Fm 1187Burleson, TX 76028
We love Dr. Tarwater and have never had any of the negative experiences others have mentioned. One of our dogs had surgery, a huge tumor removed, and is now being treated for diabetes. We are having a hard time getting her blood sugar levels under control and Dr. Tarwater works with us every we…
805 NE Alsbury Blvd Ste BBurleson, TX 76028
Chocolate ingested!!! But with a honest company who will tell you the truth we are watching for symptoms that we may need to bring in sweet Daisy for a visit. But only expecting light irritation and diarrhea.
755 N Burleson BlvdBurleson, TX 76028
From Business: Welcome to Burleson Equine Hospital. . This hospital is staffed around the clock by highly trained veterinarians and technicians. Our services include lameness and pre-purchase exams, routine health care and preventative medicine, surgery, dentistry, emergency medicine, and acupuncture therapy. We are happy to serve you in…
113 S Crowley RdCrowley, TX 76036
Dr Shaffer was very caring and compassionate as my doggy was terminally ill, she was so good to explain everything in detail. The staff was very nice and accommodating of our needs. If I ever have another pet I will use this Vet.
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VERY grumpy at 7:30 am. Only 2 of the 4 women out front were nice! I asked questions and the way they all reacted was not very nice. I asked if they were mad? Blonde lady with the fake bake scolded me!! She never even acknowledged me, smiled or anything until she scolded me for asking a few normal questions!! I guess your not allowed to ask questions here!! Tina is getting spayed. We'll see how this goes. $300.00. So far I'm not impressed with their Customer Service skills.
Our normal vet was closed so we read all the wonderful reviews and decided to take our dog to Rendon. The staff was very friendly until they left the room and didn’t realize that I could hear everything they were saying. That’s unprofessional and for that reason we will not be bringing any of our animals back.
Dr. Rice, and his staff were absolutely amazing today! I came into the office with our cat in a carrier, our five month old in her car seat, my three year old, and my purse. It was a lot for any individual to manage alone. As soon as I approached the door, I was warmly welcomed and offered assistance. Josh, quickly tended to our kitty and led us into the waiting area. Once we were called back, again Josh came to assist me with our kitty all while being friendly and engaging with our three year old. Once in the exam room, Dr. Rice, got right to it as two assistants helped to handle our kitty. They were all very professional and gentle. Dr. Rice, took the time to listen to my concerns, answer all my questions, and offer his professional opinion about addressing our senior kitty's issues. He wasn't quick to suggest only the most expensive options, rather he suggested what would genuinely be in the best interest of our cat. Another thing I noticed while there, all of the animals in the waiting area were calm. I found that quite unusual- but then I realize that animals have better senses than we do. Then, as we went to leave the exam room, my shoe (flip flop) broke. I went to the counter to settle our bill and was astonished that I was only charged $50!? The gentleman also offered us some fresh cookies. Finally, as I went to round up our tribe, while attempting to manage it all with a broken shoe, Josh came to the rescue once again! He took our kitty in his carrier but he also took my broken shoe so I wouldn't fall! He then walked us all out to the car and loaded our cat, Gabriel Christian, into the car. It was a start to finish wonderful experience!!! I highly recommend Dr. Rice and his amazing staff!!!
I have never met a more condescending man in my entire life than Dr. Rice. My faithful dog is old. She has a growth in her mouth and ulcerations on her face that won't heal. I made an appointment for today. Dr.Rice comes in and for every question I ask he has a smug answer while looking at his technicians and making faces of mockery. He tells me that you cant just plug your dog into a USB port and find out what is wrong. At this point, I am ready to go. He asks what else I need and I reply with I am worried about my dog and you've been extremely condescending and I just want to leave. As I am waiting to pay my bill he is using a mocking voice to say "I was as nice as I could be be but NOOOO you said I'm mean." I immediately defended myself in front of an entire office of people and again said, "I just wanted reassurance because I'm worried about my dog and you are condescending." He literally Told me to get out of his office. He followed me to my car outside mocking me saying "you said I was soooo mean....etc." I told him again that he is condescending and just left. It really is horrible to deal with the aging process for my sweet girl. The last thing I wanted was to have a grown man treat me in this manner. I'm appalled at his behavior.
Best place ever. Let's you decide on the care of your pets and does not push. Have been using them since 2010. Highly recommend. Very caring.
Total rip-off! Prescriptions are more than double the cost of other places. Then they want to do expensive test (VERY EXPENSIVE) or they won't renew the prescriptions. The Vet did surgery on my dog and it got a staff infection from the surgery. Then they wanted $67 dollars for 28 antibiotic capsules. Went to Rice and paid $48 dollars for 60 pills. If you care for your animal don't go here. I will never go here again!!!
I love Dr rice he takes care of my fur babies . My baby Lilly had to have a cherry eye fix. and it wasn't bad at all.
Malpractice... Our dog went in for vomiting and not eating, she was diagnosed with dental and gum disease. Only a small note about abdominal disease in the examination report. No consultation was given about her firm abdomen. She was given antibiotics for the dental and gum disease. She was taken back the next day with no change and was sent home with tablets to prevent vomiting. No change in two days so we took her to another vet and found she had Pyometra and could have passed away very soon if left untreated. If we had stayed with Banfield she would have passed away.
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.