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5336 Westpointe Plaza DrColumbus, OH 43228
From Business: Banfield Pet Hospital® - Our veterinarians are proud to partner with you to proactively monitor the health and wellness of the pets you love. From thorough physic…
2133 W Dublin Granville RdColumbus, OH 43085
From Business: Linworth Animal Hospital is a full-service practice that strives to offer excellent care to our patients. We understand the uniqueness of each pet, and we are com…
7520 Worthington Galena RdColumbus, OH 43085
I take my cats and dogs to WWAC. Dr. Miller has always shown the utmost respect and compassion for my animals. The staff treat them and care for the…
127 Green Meadows Dr SLewis Center, OH 43035
From Business: Green Meadows Veterinary Hospital LLC is a full-service veterinary medical facility located in Lewis Center, OH, serving the Columbus area. Our professional and c…
14277 National Rd SWEtna, OH 43068
Dr. Halper and staff are the best! We had used a different veterinarian for a while with our first dog and second dog, Tinkerbell. The other veterin…
2685 S High StColumbus, OH 43207
Dr. Sears and his staff are wonderful, caring people. By far the best Vet I've been to, which is saying a lot as I've had animals my entire life. Th…
121 E Main StWest Jefferson, OH 43162
From Business: If you live in West Jefferson or the surrounding area in Ohio, then you have picked the perfect site to find a veterinarian. Dr. Paul Stephenson, Dr. Tracy Arvin,…
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Just like the planning that went into your vacation, there is prep work to do before boarding your pet. Here are some do's and don'ts to help make the process a little easier.
Always easy to get an appointment to see Dr. John or Dr. Grimm who both know what they're doing and I always get first class personal & common sense treatment. Been going there for 6 years now with three cats and my neighbor takes his cat and dog there too.
Have been taking my 1 year old boxer and beagle fur babies here since they were puppies. If you want high quality veterinary medicine without unnecessary frills, this is the place for you. Our first visit we realized how much we were overpaying for Petsmart vet services... there is no point. Dr. Rose and staff are friendly and always make time for us without long waiting. They have a pharmacy you can order from online, and medicines usually arrive within 2 days. The groomer is super friendly and patient with my very barky hound dog who doesn't like grooming-- not to mention he is always dirty because he enjoys dirt. The building is older and could probably use a remodel, but honestly I could care less because I'm charged fairly, it's clean, and only the services matter to me.
Called cause my dog got stung in the nose and called about getting him in and she said it is after hours that she had to check with doctor to see if he wanted to do it. I wouldn't use them for nothing
***** WARNING ***** The review of Heather Johnson should not be given the weight of a grain of salt. While she may believe that North Kenny Veteranary Hospital provides exceptional animal health care to the animals it serves, that opinion in no way shape or form negates the fact that, they, and, more particularly, Morgan, a staff member of North Kenny Veteranary Hospital, acquiesced to, and, did knowingly and willingly participated in, Heather Johnson's elaborate scheme to unlawfully remove, under false pretense, the dogs placed in the custody and control of Antonio Espinosa, by facilitating the kiddnapping of said dogs thirty minutes after they were dropped off for what was to be a routine visit. Under no circumstance should your animals be left unattended at North Kenny Veteranary Hospital while Morgan remains employed there. While I believe Dr. Goode and Dr. Ott were not privy to Morgan's grant of Heather Johnson's use of their facility for the facilitation of the kidnapping of another person's dogs, their refusal to immediately demand the resignation and removal of staff member Morgan, creates an environment that I cannot condone, nor recommend. USE THIS FACILITY AT YOUR OWN RISK!!
We have had NOTHING but positive experiences with the veterinarians and all of the staff at North Kenny. We have been using them as our primary veterinarian in the Columbus area for the IGCA Italian Greyhound Rescue, Ohio chapter, for multiple years. They take excellent care of our foster dogs and many of our foster homes have become clients of them too because they are so awesome. I cannot say enough positive things about this vet clinic - they are simply amazing and TRULY and have the welfare of your pet as their priority.
Do not beig your pet here!!!! The vets are wonderful but the staff is absolutely aweful! They try to diagnose problems by themselves when you call and they always "forget" to pass information on to the vets. We even had an emergency one time and the person answering the phone told us the doctors would get back with us next week!!! On another occasion they tried telling me certain meds/dosages where cheaper but I caught them in a lie when I called the pharmacy myself and asked. I could go on and on but please do yourself a favor and go somewhere else. This place is really really bad.
Horrible experience!. Would not ever recommend them to anybody!!... My dog has a permanent scar from an injury he sustained while under their care and they blamed it on me!!... My dog has a lot of hair and it grows really fast and is prone to matting. He is always clean and obviously I care enough about him to give make sure he is seen by a vet but grooming him is not a talent of mine so o took him there and they nicked his eyelid!.. He also developed a severe UTI after being neutered and left overnight at the facility and not being able to relieve himself! I worked nights at the time which was the only reason I left him there!.. I thought he would be cared for!! No he was left alone and probably in pain from his eye injury and his surgery and the infection that was starting!!! I can't say enough about how it tramatized our dog me and my children! Also we were not compensated for anything!... There is a complaint filed on them at the better business bureau .... And needless to say I switched vets
I trusted Dr. Weller with two of my cats health over the last 5 years and she disappointed me terribly. She lacked such compassion and professionalism recently. My cat was diagnosed with a terminal illness and she was not helpful at all with the entire experience. She even was forcing my cat to sit down aggresively and exclaiming "sit down!" as pushing her hips into the metal desk. She then told me that she was "a very mean cat" And come to 2 days later, I find out she has leukemia that has spread to her bones. No wonder she wasnt happy because she was hurting her!! Thinking about this experience just makes me sick. I don't understand why Dr. Weller has become so negative but it has really affected the practice and I will no longer be bringing any of my cats here.
I brought in a 2-week old kitten. Dr Weisel was informative, gentle and comforting. I was able to get in to see him that very day. Very accommodating, very nurturing and caring practice. Highly recommend!
We want to thank you for the great care that you provided our dogs with. They were not scared and loved your staff. You guys have a great vibe and they smelled it :)
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.