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215 S 45th AveCaldwell, ID 83605
From Business: Indian Creek Veterinary Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Caldwell, ID. The professional and courteous staff at Indian Creek Vete…
16080 Equine DrNampa, ID 83687
From Business: Idaho Equine Hospital is a full service veterinarians hospital. We provide 24 Hour Equine Care. Are veterinarians are board certified. We service the the southern…
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i would not take my German Shephard any where else she is a member of our family and she has always had outstanding care form Both the Dr's and staff
Doesnt matter the problem, they Take care of my 15 cats and 5 dogs...excellent! Wish they'd upgrade front desk to computer but they get it done
If you live in Idaho, don't go to this vet. My family member used this vet for her dogs. Recently her dog needed its second surgery do to kidney stones within weeks of surgery the dog was passing stones again. When they took the dog in they were extremely rude and uncaring of the issue and took no responsibility for their lack of quality care. This is a vet that has no integrity and compassion for the animals they treat and there owners that pay to keep their animals healthy. How are they still in business read their reviews online- this business should be ashamed of them self's and their quality of care.
Caldwell Veterinary Hospital is the best. Everyone who works there is very caring of you and your four legged family member. We've been going there for 10 years. I just can't say enough about Caldwell Veterinary Hospital. They are really wonderful. Our girls (dogs) Molly and Lexi love all of the staff.
I used to like this hospital. They have treated my kitties since we moved to Idaho in 2008.A few months ago to took my older kitty, Ms Priss, to be checked. She had lost a lot of weight, was throwing up a lot and we noticed occasional blood in her stool. They operated and found a tumor in her colon that had spread beyond that.My wife and I arrived shortly later. We wanted to be there for Priss' last moments. She deserved that.We found they had her in the bottom cage in a room with many other animals. We had to get on our knees to give her a final pet goodbye as other animals barked and made a ruckus.They need a quiet room for owners to spend those final minutes with their pets. It needs to be a place where owners can it at eye level with their loved fur babies. That is the humane thing for both owner and pet.
Terrible customer service. Blond receptionist Courtney was extremely rude and not at all helpful. I can not express how disappointed I was to be treated like an idiot and spoken down to. I will never bring my dogs back here and I've been coming here for years.
very expensive to neuter a 4 month old pup $260 i guess his balls are made of gold
When we first moved here, we were searching for a vet. Many recommended another, who we went to once -- but after that we experienced two 'emergencies.' Our chosen vet never had time - Caldwell Vet Hospital took our emergencies right away. They cared and made it happen! We won't be going anywhere else again! Thank you! Laurie
Very bad service! Blond RECETIONIST was rude, and they told me to bring in urine sample from my puppy, then got a call, telling me to bring my puppy, when arrived, waited 2 hours but when 2 persons without appointment came in, they ask for the vet and both were seeing between 5 minutes of their arrival, plus told me the urine test will be $10 but charge me $30 and would charge 35 for bringing her in plus antibioticos
Have been takungg my animals here for years, very professional and must of all, caring
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.