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Columbus,OH 43224Columbus, OH 43224
From Business: In-home evaluation and consultations. Puppy Training and Development. Personalized service with over 20 years experience. Please call to schedule your consultatio…
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,…
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…
Check out the cutest newborns from zoos around the country and learn where you can see them.
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I took my Yorkie there and she was in critical condition. They did absolutely nothing for her except ask for a $2000 deposit and then they would do an examination of her. It appeared to me all they were interested in was collecting their $158 charge for the emergency visit. I took my yorkie to another site and they were great. They were caring and very informative. While at this other location I spoke with 2 other people that had been to this facility and they agreed with everything I said above.
no one cares about you or your family's safety or the death threats. Take care of your adoptable animals and then you won't have issues.
I believe dr. Weller and her staff were responsible for the death of my beloved cat Simba. After boarding him back in August for what I thought was going to be just a few days, I don't believe I was told the truth as to what happened to him when I picked him back up he definitely was not the same he had labored breathing which has nothing to do with kidney failure which is what he was diagnosed with... please if you love your pet do not take them to this place!!!
If you want sick animals that will just cost you more in vet bills this is your place to go! It’s sad seeing all the animals in there they aren’t in correct tanks or have basic needs like clean water/food. Some of the tanks look so bad I want to just clean them out myself! I tried askin a simple question on their Facebook page and was blocked from ever commenting again. Pretty sad that the owner or whoever runs the FB page would do that. I’m sure all negative comments are deleted. DONT SHOP HERE.
Just dont go here. They lie to their customers and if i could give a 0 I would! Sells sick animals and throws them away like garbage if they die! Too many animals in one place! Dirty and improper husbandry!
I'm not sure why there are only 3 of these reviews because this is widely documented, I am half a judgement call away from assuming the business owners are flagging these comments because they are detrimental to their character. this has never gone by unnoticed and it's astounding that they're still in business, i assure you, owners of Grove City Reptiles, this won't be for long. i encourage everyone that has bought ill and diseased animals from this place to contact Ohio SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) immediately, legal options are most certainly available. 740 420-2984
Sick disease and mite infested animals everywhere. Puppies and kittens with parvo, giardia, coxidia, ring worm and hook worm. Snakes with wobble and other infectious diseases. The owner Doug Duvall is know in Indiana and West Virginia as the 'Death Dealer' because all the animals he sells dies. He knowingly sells these sick animals. Reptiles, puppies, kittens and other animals stuffed into small cramped cages covered in their own feces and urine. They always get heads up before inspections so they clean up their act and remove the sick the dead and the illegal animals. Snakes, rats and other small animals are all infested with mites. If you are unfortunate enough to by a sick animal they will not refund or cover vet costs. Truly an awful place. Stay far away and find reputable stores and places to buy your reptiles and feeders.
The smell is so bad ! Most of these aninals look very sick , alot of the snakes have mites . Too many dogs in little cages and way too many cats in a small cage. This guy is the worst with answering any of your questions or concerns, he has given me bad advice/answers . I honestly dont know how the guy is in business. I wont ever go back . I recommend making the extra drive and TAKING your business elsewhere it will really pay off and benifit you more in the the long run
My friend and I went to this shop it smelled so bad I actually went and waited in the car. Her son purchased a small pet while there. When we got home the animal was infested with mites. Doug (owner) wouldn't accept the return so we were forced to treat the animal ourselves. Since then I've seen hundreds of complaints so I highly suggest you not shop this store.
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.
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.