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I have been taking my pomchi to Dr. Syed for roughly 3 years and I couldn't be happier! I was nervous about finding a good vet in the area when I first got my pup (I was new to the area and it was my first dog), but after researching his reviews, my worries were put to rest. He is very professional, gentle with my girl, and so kind. His pricing is more than fair and he never tries to oversell you on anything! He truly cares about the animals he treats and I am so glad I made the decision to go to him in the first place. The front staff (Barb especially) is wonderful! Even when I call with questions, they are always quick to help and give advice. I now live 30 min away, but that drive is nothing compared to the care my girl receives. I will never go anywhere else as long as he's there. I can't sing his praises enough! Strongly Recommend!
I'm very picky about who I take my dogs to. Today was my first visit with my Chihuahua Lucky. This Dr. Is excellent with animals! You can tell he's in his position for his love of animals. He also is the most reasonable vet in not only my area, but the whole county! I will be taking the rest of my dogs here from now on. Thank you Dr. Syed
New to the area. Hubby and I were visiting our daughter in Utica and wanted a kitty's nails trimmed. Our kitty is not all that friendly. But the staff there was BEYOUND WONDERFUL������������ KODO ' S to the KITTY clinic==������������
I love the Kitty Clinic!We have dealt with the clinic for many years. Recently our Emily had bladder stones. It was a few months after trying diets to dissolve the stones that we opted for surgery. Dr Ruiz was wonderful with explaining the choices we had. Throughout this terrible ordeal the staff and Dr Ruiz were wonderful. I love the small clinic compared to the larger ones. I feel that they really care about our pets and us owners. I would recommend this clinic.
I didn't even want to give the doctors half a star!!!but since it made me (it's for the staff) The doctor(owner) was the worst doctor I ever met in my life!!! She threw down the carrier with my cat in it and yelled at me to get my cat out of there and take it to the humane society!!! Mean ,rude,unprofessional...please ask me before you take your babies there!!! The staff there were very nice and did not stick up for the doctor...I can't stress enough...don't go there!!!!
I have been going to this office for appx. 18 years. I have recomended Dr. Syed to friends. Everyone in the office is friendly and compassionate and reassuring when you are worried about your pet. Dr. Syed saved one of my pets twice with surgery. He set a tiny broken leg bone on a six week old pomeranian puppy that I had. He has treated seizures, heart murmur, tumors and other ailments successfully on my pets.His office is small and not modern, but it is clean and well equipped and I trust him with my animals!
I have been bringing my 3 cats to their clinic since 2004. I love their service. They are friendly, sweet and do wonderful jobs to my cats. The price for our cats treatments are our choice. That;s helpful alot for us.
I travel from Livonia to continue care for my 3 dogs at Snider Veterinary Services. Dr Snider & Dr Hamilton are great and have a real concern for the animals. My one dog was diagnosed with diabetes and lost his eye sight, they have been awesome helping me get my dog insulin stabalized. They don't push things on you like some vets and they are reasonable price compared to many other vets. Not to mention my brother's sister inlaw used to be a vet tech there until she went back to school so I know it's sanitary and employeed with people who love animals.
I LOOOOVE this place. I have been taking my dog there for 16 years, and before that my cat...and never had a problem with him. He is very compassionate with animals and their owners. I have sent a bunch of my friends to him, to care for their animals...and they all love him. He is actually cheap in price...I never once felt ripped off. I've taken my cat to another clinic because they were closed, and I payed 200 dollars, just to get her checked up for a cold, and an antibiotic. I didn't even pay 200 dollars for my dogs surgery he needed, when I brought him to see Dr. Syed. I would recommend him to anybody!
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.