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459 Old State Route 74Cincinnati, OH 45244
From Business: Eastgate Animal Hospital & Clinic in Mt Carmel, OH offers quality veterinary care for your pets with grooming and day care available. Emergency Service is availab…
8240 Beechmont AveCincinnati, OH 45255
I love this vet office! I have been a client for 6 years now and don't plan on ever leaving. They answer every question i have no matter how silly i…
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Took my dog there for vomiting and persistent wrenching. They decided they had to do two X-rays, hospitalization for 24 hour to the tune of $1300 for that. They had administered fluids and an anote,tic was the entire treatment through an IV, which despite paying for enhanced level nursing care, my dog ripped out. What kind of nursing care was that? And guess what, I got charged for additional radiologists for a consult to look at the X-rays! Really? This wasn’t a suspected tumor or something.Then I didn’t have the dog home 3 hours, and his IV leg swells up and gets red, and my dog can’t use the leg and is shaking from pain. Guess what, a bad IV job. I called them about it, they said ice it, or I could bring him in for another visit. I lost it, I told them he was coming back and I wouldn’t be charged for another consult because they caused the problem that he had.In fairness to them they did not,charge,me,for,the second trip. Can I say guilty of all of the above.
I was referred to Med Vet to see if they could do further surgery on my Jack Russell. He had had a mass cell tumor removed four weeks earlier and it grew back and ruptured. Dr. Valerius, an oncologist, was very frank about the outcome. Very detailed as to our options, and the expected outcome.Staff mostly was excellent, as was the ER. doctor, as we went in at 4am.My only concern, not complaint, is that the care cost statement is vague.They are very expensive, as you are paying for several years more training and skill than most Vets have. But I am used to a complete breakdown of the costs from my regular Vet. An itemized list of every test and procedure, every med, every optional charge.Charges that may not be necessary , or needed, but may help improve the outcome, or the comfort of my pet.Then I can select these based on my own opinion as to what is best. Also I can consider my financial situation, and ability to pay. So I think that is where they are lacking. You get an estimated cost that is vague as to what they are providing. No breakdown or itemization. so stressed as you are about your pet, you cannot make an informed decision as to the care you want, need, or can afford.
I bring both my dogs here. The staff are always so nice and helpful. I really like the way they and Doc really care about both of my pets. They feel like family. I always recommend them to all of my friends.
This was by far my favorite vet, even though they were the most expensive. My dog was attacked and nearly died. When the antibiotics were not working I tried to make an appointment and they couldn't fit me in, so I made an appointment at a closer vet that could see her that day. So about a month later I make an appointment for my dog with the only vet she has had her whole life, five days later, the day before the appointment I get a call from the office manager saying that we are "not a good fit" and I can't bring my dog there. My previous dog's life ended there, my current dog has been there since she was a puppy. Half of the office staff know my dog's name when I come in. This was literally the only negative thing that has ever happened and they just threw me out.
Its all about the MONEYTook my dog in for a cut on her foot on a Friday night paid 350.00 for a bandage and a couple of pills was told it should be OK, bandage fell off the next day I re-bandaged her myself.The following Monday we took her to our vet she got 5 stitches and went back for 3 visits,and it cost about half of what they charged.
I have taken several of my dogs there to see the specialists. I have been treated with the upmost respect and honesty. I have had a doctor tell me when test were not necessary and when they were. They recently saved my dogs life. The surgeon was phenomenal and her internal medicine specialist is the best ever. I feel blessed and lucky to have these wonderful people helping my fur babies and myself.
I've had both good and bad experiences with MedVet. Unfortunately it seemed to depend on which vet was taking care of my pet. While two of the vets were very caring, competent and honest one of the vets wasn't honest with me and I spent a lot of money on a pet that never got well. He performed numerous tests which I wouldn't have had done had I known my pet's prognosis. Be sure to ask questions about the big picture - don't put your pet through unnecessary stress and pain if you don't know the chances of survival.
I find the comments below disturbing. We took our little rescue dog to them because his left rear knee cap became dislodged and wouldn't return to its original position. Very painful for him. We were seen rather quickly and had the surgery done the next day. We were give the cost of the procedure up front and any recurrent visits. We expected it to be expensive since we did not have any pet health insurance. Please don't give these folks a hard time. It is a business you know.
I hated this place. No one introduced themselves as to who they were when talking to me and giving me info so I always had to ask. I thought the woman with tattoos on her chest and wrists was the vet tech but it was the veterinarian herself. I didn't know what was wrong with my dog and it turns out they didn't either yet they brought up the word "cancer" and tried to play on my fears and guilt me into spending lots of money on testing. They are unethical and I don't know why this facility isn't investigated. People in other fields are monitored all the time by administrative agencies (attorneys, physicians, bankers), why aren't they? I ended up paying $400 with no answers. Went to a regular vet and was told my dog just had dry skin. I'm seriously considering filing a complaint. They totally take advantage of people's emotions. When I said something about the amount to a vet tech she put her finger up not her lips in a "shhh" motion and said: "don't say anything too loud about the amount or they'll suddenly find hidden charges". They get a star for being open and a star for being on my side of town. Otherwise, worthless.
Unethical and incompetent would be the best two words to describe the quality of service provided by Medvet. I was lied to about the prognosis of my cat named Gabriel from the receptionist who had no idea what she was talking about almost spending thousands of dollars as I thought Gabriel would have a chance to live. The truth was, the lab results of his potassium levels represented Gabriel was going into kidney failure and was in critical condition. I almost suffered the financial burden and heartache of Gabriel living only to suffer more and die. On top of all this, the staff went ahead and performed an echocardiogram without my permission trying to charge me ~$330 more. There was absolutely no reason for them to perform this when I informed the staff I needed a bit of time to think of spending the $1800-2200 for all the diagnostic testing and treatment in a 1 hour time span. They even had the nerve to still try to charge me partial amount for the heart echo after telling them I wasn't going to pay it. If you love your pets please don't take them to Medvet. To give some additional background, my cat was already being treated from Grady's animal hospital and brought over to see a vet cardiologist from Medvet. My sister brought my cat over while I was out of town and signed a document to allow further diagnostic testing and treatment. However, I was in close contact with the staff and very specifically specified to not go forward yet as it was a lot of money and the costs of future treatments and possible surgery.
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.