Dr. Nix has cared for our pets for a number of years. Our most recent visit was a sad one as we had to put our beloved 17 year old cat to sleep. Dr. Nix and his staff were so kind to us. We are grieved to let go if our furry friend, but are grateful for Dr. Nix and his wonderful staff.
I would give this a five star. My dog has suffered from stomach issues and CAMC has been so caring and sympathetic. My dog was given first rate ca…
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I tried this vet clinic as my current vet was 30 minutes away and I wanted to find another place closer to home. Initially, I was very happy with the service. They get you in the door with a free exam but I have found that after that, it really felt like a money grab.This place is overpriced. The ran extra and unauthorized tests to run up the bill. I had exams where the doctor didn't note what we talked about then forgot. I sent previous veterinary records the vet didn't even review. Although customer service was good during my initial visits, the last year the front office staff was rude and not helpful. Nobody ever called with lab results, I had to call them.When I see inconsistencies, I am suspicious and this place is real good with marketing and putting on a front but I saw red flags.....Like including the lack of attention to detail such as no notes about the meds my dog was on during the January exam-no calls about results of blood work-and lack of helpfulness that make me not trust this place. Where there is smoke,there is fire and with the lack of attention to detail on record keeping and dishonesty, no way would I trust my dog there-they simply don't put the dogs first and are in it for the money.
I had taken my cat for eye condition eval, the doctor prescribed a medication and when I tried to have the prescription filled by VetRx they refused to fax the information and told me the doctor no longer works there, not even an apology, they recommend to go to another vet for an apt!!! I paid almost 200 dollars for this eval. Very poor service and office staff.
Do not use this Vet if you value your dogs life!! Took my dog in for surgery and she had enlarged lymph node. Before performing dental surgery, the surgeon had the oncologist pull an aspirate of the lymph node. I was told the node was "reactive" (i.e. not cancer) just so I would continue with the surgery and spend $$$. Without my knowledge the aspirate was sent to a pathologist and came back as Lymphoma (i.e. CANCER). Did anyone at Circle City bother to CALL ME or send me the test results to tell me my dog had a terminal illness? NOOOOOO!! I did not find out the aspirate was sent out for further review until 11 days after my dogs death. Cause of Death- LYMPHOMA. I hold Circle City 100% liable for my dogs death in that they did not provide me test results in a timely manner which precluded me from getting the treatment required to prevent pain and suffering. I only hope these people have some sense of remorse for directly contributing to the death of my dog!!
I brought my St Bernard from ky. About a 2 hr ride. Worth every trip I made. My dog had days to weeks to live. I have a great local vet that got me in up there. My 2 Dr's were the best. I went there with the chance of them being able to help him. They were able to perform the surgery back in july. They had to remove a tumor from his mouth. He lost the top left half of his jaw. It's November now you would never no what he has been thru. There were 2 Dr's involved with the surgery. Probably 2 of the greatest men I will ever meet. They saved my dog carson life. It was worth every penny. Thank you to the staff & the 2 Dr's for saving his life.
I would highly recommend Sherlock Bones Animal Hospital to anyone with a pet. My pets have many health issues and I have taken them to a few other animal hospitals around Hamilton county but Sherlock Bones was the only one who diagnosed them correctly and gave them the right treatment. They are always kind and compassionate to me and my pets. The staff there always gives you a reason why they are doing something unlike many hospitals who just proceed with treatment without really describing to you why they're doing it. I will continue to take all my pets to Sherlock Bones and recommend them to everyone I know!
The excellence of care may only be surpassed by the level of compassion and professionalism shown by each member of the staff. All of them truly love animals! I would recommend them to anyone without reservation.
My family and I have been a part of the Woodland Animal Hospital Family for over 10 years now. I mention the term family not in haste or lightly, but because that is truly what you become and are when you treat your pet to their services and care. The quality, compassion and love shown by all of the professional staff is simply amazing. We have had our dogs (our girls), Libby and Lacey boarded with, operated on and examined/ treated by Woodland Animal Hospital and would not think of trusting their care anywhere else.Face it, true animal owners don't just have pets, they treat the dogs/ cats/ others as family. It takes a lot to trust others with your family members. But believe me, at Woodland Animal Hospital, you can simply do that without any fear or worry.Thank you so much Dr. Phillps, Dr. Glore and all of the wonderful staff at Woodland. We appreciate you for all you do and truly thank you for allowing us to be a part of Woodland Animal Hospital's extended family.Brian and Vicki Davis; and Libby and Lacey
How to Find the Right Vet or Clinic for Your Animal
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.
- Look for a vet who's close to your house, as many animals don't like being in the car for a long time. If there's an emergency, you want to make sure you can get your pet to the vet as quickly as possible.
- Though all veterinary clinics must be able to make arrangements to see their clients' pets outside of office hours if there's an emergency, these arrangements may not always be at the facility you're used to. Double check with the office to see where the emergency facility is.
- Some clinics have longer hours than others. If you work a 9-5 schedule, make sure the office is open on nights and weekends.
- Whether you have pet health insurance or not, it's still worth checking what the regular costs for typical procedures are at the vet's office. There isn't a set standard when it comes to price, so it's good to know that you're not looking into a clinic that's beyond your means.
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.
Types of Vets
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:
- Private practice veterinarians: This is the most popular type of veterinarian, and many of these professionals work at clinics. They may also go to farms to care for livestock that can't be transported to the clinic.
- Teaching and research: These vets work at veterinary schools, training students who are planning on joining the veterinary field. They may also work in college labs conducting research pertaining to animal health.
- Regulatory medicine: These vets work closely with diseases rather than animals themselves. Their responsibilities include controlling or eliminating illnesses, and protecting the public from diseases in animals. They may also work with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Services.
- Public health: These vets are also known as epidemiologists. They work for cities, counties, states or federal agencies to help control and prevent animal and human disease. Public health vets may work for the FDA to determine the safety of medicines and food additives.
- Uniformed services: The U.S. Army Veterinary Corps employ these vets. They're responsible for biomedical research and development.
- Private industry: These vets go to school solely for positions in pharmaceutical and biomedical research. They work in labs that produce chemicals, drugs and vaccines for both humans and animals.
What Do Veterinary Assistants Do?
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.
What to Expect at the Vet's Office
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.
Cost and Insurance
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.