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201 Porter RdConroe, TX 77301
We've been taking our pets (cats and dogs) to CVC for almost 10 years, and couldn't be more satisfied. We've tried a few other vets and found them more expensive and less interested in our needs. The doctors explain everything fully, (several times, if need be), and offer conservative and/or a…
1402 N Loop 336 W Ste BConroe, TX 77304
WARNING!!! DO NOT TAKE YOUR PET HERE..,IT BY FAR THE WORST GROOMERS ANIMAL HOSPITAL I HAVE EVER BEEN TOO!! I walked in to pick up my pet and the staff was so disgustingly rude.., I asked to see my dog bc I heard him crying and the front desk lady says you will see him once you pay then I asked t…
1210 N Loop 336 WConroe, TX 77301
Best vet in Conroe. I have tried others in the Conroe area and their prices were very high and 2 of them lied to me about my dogs condition. The staff here is VERY friendly and caring.
2900 Interstate 45 NConroe, TX 77303
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 physical exams and lab work-ups, to dental cleanings, X-rays and surgery, our full-service pet hospital is committed to the long-term health of your pet. Let us show yo…
13140 Kidd RdConroe, TX 77302
I went in with my dog, after going to other vets and not knowing exactly what was wrong with her. Dr. Kerry suggested an exploratory surgery which was immediately booked for the following morning. They were very professional and supportive through the whole process and extremely detailed in what…
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I went in with my dog, after going to other vets and not knowing exactly what was wrong with her. Dr. Kerry suggested an exploratory surgery which was immediately booked for the following morning. They were very professional and supportive through the whole process and extremely detailed in what will happen and could possibly happen following the opening. Unfortunately there was cancer everywhere inside my baby. They called immediately and told me of the options and suggestions. Deciding it was her time, we laid her rest shortly after. Dr. Kerry even had a sample of the cancer examined and called me that same day, telling me exactly which type, if it can and can't be cured (sadly in this case, there was no cure) and how fast it spreads. My dog might be with me anymore, but Dr. Kerry and her staff made the process so easy to understand and except. I will definitely be coming here from now on with my animals.
Staff welcomed me and my elderly pet with open arms! Very gentle and loving! Staff helped us to our car when it was raining.
We have been so impressed by Dr. Kerry's selfless concern for the health of our dog: went to her with an emergency situation since our normal vet had no immediate appointments available and said we would have to wait for a chance to squeeze in between a fully booked day. I had to get my dog in SOMEWHERE, and SOON. SO....off to Dr. Kerry we went after I searched for a local vet we could see that day. She was also booked that day but said she could also fit us in but sooner. Was a life and death situation that has taken over 3 months to get our dog back to health and Dr. Kerry was amazing not only with her treatments but going out of her way to find solutions that may fit better into our situation (during her personal time, when have you heard of a vet doing that?!). Dr. Kerry goes above and beyond - she loves all her four legged patients. She even met us on the weekend, time away from her family, to do bandage changes. She is one of a kind, the best in class,
Our Beef Master Heifer Daisy hasn't been eating too well and we were very concerned. We brought her to see Dr. Scott Brier at Conroe vet. to get evaluated and he came out with a chip on his shoulder and ask why would we bring her in, because she looks fine. He never once laid hands on our Daisy did not even check her temp or anything. Then after speaking with my husband he says it will be $25. If I was there they would not have been paid. So I contact Dr Scott Briers and he was being a smart --- and insisted there is nothing wrong with our Daisy. We got a second opinion with another vet and our Daisy is sick, she has fever of 104 and was loaded with worms in her tummy. She could have died if went untreated. She was given several shots and was sent home with shots as well. I don't recommend Conroe Vet or Dr Scott Briers! I'm giving 1 star ONLY because it won't let me continue otherwise
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.