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if you love your animals do not take them to Family Pet Hospital on Herndon near fowler. Horrible service , attitude, cost and no results. We did obtain great friendly efficient and significantly less costly service at another vet. that took only 25 minutes and cost us $65 as opposed to the $345 they were going to charge us here. Our dog Sookie is fine now. However no thanks to this establishment or it's employees. Took our dog there tail was acting wierd and she was yelping. Before we went we called asked if they could see the dog they said they could. Saw vet last name Gil, he Said it would be 2 hours later called back 6 hours later they have excuses only had one Dr on duty and waiting for dog since it ate. We told the Dr and Nurse she hasn't eaten earlier. I talked to the vet and said if the Dog isn't handled in 1.5 hrs I'm picking it up. He said they would handle it. Called me back a half hour later and said they were refusing service since they were busy and because I was confrontational. Question: How entitled do are you to say something is going to take 2 hours and 7 hours later its still not done and your going to say me holding you accountable to do what you said when you said is confrontational. They wanted to charge us 365$ for an xray and sedative. Would have paid it too. Picked up the Dog went to another vet at 7:30 in and out in 25 minutes cost only 65$ she diagnosed the issue as a tail sprain. Unless you want to pay extra money and get bad service go elsewhere.
This place is horrible. They don't know how to keep appointments. The vet is rude. They miss diagnose animals. Don't ever take your animals here!
Cruel lead vet tech, she chased a patient out the door and wanted to fight him. Shr smells of tobacco
Everyone at FPH was absolutely wonderful to my yorkies and me. Their prices are very reasonable. Dr. Brar and Dr. Singh were knowledgeable, with years of experience. They were also compassionate, kind and generous! They took care of my fur babies as if they were their own. Sadlly, I had to one let one travel to the rainbow bridge. I've had to let several of my furbabies go there, but this was my first experience at FPH. They have a candle in their lobby that they light, for their families that have to make this sad decision. There is also a sign asking everyone to be as quiet as possible, because someone is saying goodbye to a family member. This was absolutely the best experience I have ever had, letting a furbaby go. They do not rush you and the entire staff shares your sadness. I cannot express how wonderful FPH is. They will always be my fur babies vet! I would highly recommend them to everyone.
We have been with Country Vet for over two decades now and have always been very happy. They are always there for us.
They're great surgeons at Country Vet. My female lab had a tumor removed and my male lab had 2 removed. Both went great.
We have been taking our pets to Country Vet for 20 years now because we like Dr. Wilkins. They are phenomenal.
Country Vet Clinic is very affordable and is located very close to where I live. They made room for my pet to get seen, Thank you.
Taking my pets to Country Veterinary Clinic is great. Not only do they take wonderful care of them, but they also take us back on time for our appointments.
We are always seen on time when we take our cats to Country Veterinary Clinic. However, the best part about this office is the staff members. It is really the people who keep me coming here.
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.