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112 Prairie AveCleburne, TX 76033
I have used this vet and clinic for all of my cats for years. I trust Dr. Garber to take care of my babies in a professional, caring manner. As I have not done a lot of comparison shopping, I could not say how this clinic's prices compare with others, but that doesn't matter as I will continue…
2420 N Main StCleburne, TX 76033
From Business: The doctors and staff understand the special role your pet plays in your family and are dedicated to becoming your partner in your petâ€™s health care. Our goal is to practice the highest quality medicine with compassionate care and an emphasis on client education. Our entire veterinary healthcare team is committed to prov…
893A N Nolan River RdCleburne, TX 76033
I am the current office manager at Nolan River Animal Hospital, and I would like to say that I absolutely love working here! I love my boss and coworkers, and love seeing our clients leave happy. My personal goal is to make sure that everyone gets the service they deserve.
6800 E Highway 67Alvarado, TX 76009
I use these vets because they are close, but no more. I was told once that they didn't make calls for goats. It paid the same as cows or horses, but she was not worthy of his time. She died. Today I carried my kitten in for injuries to his tail. They shaved his tail, and left huge razor burns, …
813 Fm 1187 ECrowley, TX 76036
Terrible receptionists, no urgency, Surgeon had no confidence in skill level, very expensive now since Dr Denton is no longer the owner, he sold it to VAC, beware!! No compassion, no since of urgency, no one checks on the Surgery Pets after hours they are just on their own in those critical hou…
12930 South FwyBurleson, TX 76028
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.
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.
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…
Highway 67Alvarado, TX 76009
We have been using the Alvarado Vet Clinic for 5 years for our Warlock Doberman. He has had a couple of surgeries and we have also used them for boarding. The staff has always been exceptional remmebering our dog and us. He loves the attention he gets there from everyone.
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…
720 NE Alsbury BlvdBurleson, TX 76028
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 caps…
344 SW Wilshire BlvdBurleson, TX 76028
The staff was super friendly and the prices are SUPER SUPER CHEAP!!!!!!!!! Please spay and neuter you animals because this place is cheap enough to allow you to do so. I also has my cats shots done but before the shot think the spay and neuter was $25 or $35 I cant remember
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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I have used this vet and clinic for all of my cats for years. I trust Dr. Garber to take care of my babies in a professional, caring manner. As I have not done a lot of comparison shopping, I could not say how this clinic's prices compare with others, but that doesn't matter as I will continue to use this one. Dr. Garber knows what he is doing and does it well. And the staff are all very kind and helpful.
The Vet is very kind and caring. His staff is great. Prices are reasonable. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing a Vet
This Vet was recommended to me by a friend. The location is nice and clean. Everyone was friendly and helpful. The Vet was nice and went in to details so we would understand what was going on with our dog. Not only will i recommend him to others, I am moving all my dogs to this clinic.
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.