Zoo Babies: Winter 2018 »
Check out the cutest newborns from zoos around the country and learn where you can see them.
10179 Startz RdCanyon Lake, TX 78133
We have dealt with veterinarians for 48 years and have never had one who showed the concern and attention for our pet that Dr. K has in a recent very difficult to diagnose problem with our poor little (25 lb.) cat. His attentiveness was exceptional in a profession where exceptionalism is the ex…
13755 Fm 306Canyon Lake, TX 78133
My wife and I just moved into the area having just retired from the military and I was a little worried about finding a good small animal vet in a more rural setting. Luckily... Dr. Keith and his staff at Canyon City Animal Hospital are great! Our first experience was with our very sick Boxer.…
12605 Ranch Road 12 Ste 1Wimberley, TX 78676
Dr. Mike Sheffield is an excellent vet - at the top of his field, no doubt. What is also so special about him is his loving/nurturing treatment that he instinctively extends to each and every animal he treats. He see's his job as a privilege - and we were privileged to have his caring hands ta…
30695 US Highway 281 NBulverde, TX 78163
Country Hills Vet clinic is the best! The facilities are beautiful, the office staff is incredibly caring and friendly, they always fit us in, and they give pets the best treatment possible! We have been taking our dog, Belle, there for the past two years, and she recently had some really compli…
2469 Loop 337New Braunfels, TX 78130
I love this place! Friendly staff and doctors who want to know their clients and their patients. They also work with the PALS program (Prevent A Litter) from San Marcos. I cannot say enough nice things about the clinic, their services, and their staff. A+++
15400 Ranch Road 12Wimberley, TX 78676
From Business: Cypress Creek Animal Hospital, P.C. is proud to serve Wimberley, Woodcreek, Fischer, Driftwood, Canyon Lake, San Marcos, Dripping Springs, and Kyle Counties. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of veterinary medicine along with friendly, compassionate service. Let's set an appointment now! Please call us today.
29760 US Highway 281 NBulverde, TX 78163
I've brought our sick dog in twice and have worked with both Dr. Koffman and Dr. Bunting. Both were just fantastic and went beyond my expectations. The even followed up a few days later to see how our dog was doing. They both took time in explaining everything to me in detail which I thought w…
315 Creekside WayNew Braunfels, TX 78130
From Business: Doctor hours may vary from hospital hours. Please call ahead in urgent situations to verify that a doctor is available before leaving for a hospital. Banfield Pet Hospital® - Our veterinarians are proud to partner with you to proactively monitor the health and wellness of the pets you love. From thorough physical exams and…
1868 Common StNew Braunfels, TX 78130
Excellent clinic! My visit could not have been more pleasant. My dog was seen in a timely manner and the prices were very fair. I felt the exam was thorough and did not feel rushed. I definitely would recommend this clinic.
280 N Business Ih 35 Ste 100New Braunfels, TX 78130
I took my puppy in on Saturday, October 23rd because he had symptoms of distemper. I was 99% sure he had it, and I told the vet that as well. Dr. Davis completely disregarded the fact that he might have distemper. His temples and jaw were flinching/clinching. BIG RED FLAG for distemper. She said…
1121 Eikel StNew Braunfels, TX 78130
They are pricey...but they saved my dog's life. He was not expected to live and they never gave up on him. They continue to take care of him whenever needed and have been there for all of my pets.
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We have dealt with veterinarians for 48 years and have never had one who showed the concern and attention for our pet that Dr. K has in a recent very difficult to diagnose problem with our poor little (25 lb.) cat. His attentiveness was exceptional in a profession where exceptionalism is the expected.
My 14 year old Pomeranian had to have a procedure done, there were some issues because of her age. Dr. Kaufman and his staff went above and beyond to care for her. Thank you for your concern and compassion. It is appreciated. Recommend highly. A+++++++ 😀
Have had to have my dog there twice and the staff was great.very friendly and Dr Kaufman was very efficient and took time with my dog and no rushing, told me what options were available. Thank You!
The new vet, Dr. Kaufman is just wonderful...he recently saved out 4 lb. Yorkie's life with a quick diagnosis and emergency surgery! He also removed a large tumor from our Chow's side which has resulted in giving the dog a new lease on life!! I am a caregiver for a lady who's dog has a bad heart...we took him to three different vets before Dr. Kaufman,,,he was able to prescribe the proper medication to get the condition under control. Something that the prior vets could not do. This whole clinic has done a 180 degree turn around and we are so THANKFUL!! Good job to all of you at the clinic for being so knowledgeable and caring so much about your fury clients!!
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.