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LOCATIONS Throughout FloridaMiami, FL 33169
I was fortunate to encounter Dr Dylan Buss at the Powerline Rd office when my Shih Tzu cut her cornea. Dr Buss treated Lucy with great care & concer…
329 E 9th StHialeah, FL 33010
From Business: We offer a discount 10% off your first vet visit exam or first pet grooming by just mentioning that you saw us on our Website or Yellow Pages
14525 SW 42nd StMiami, FL 33175
From Business: Dream Lake Animal Hospital provides state-of-the-art facilities, and we offer some of the region’s highest quality veterinary care services. The well-being and he…
4561 Ponce De Leon BlvdCoral Gables, FL 33146
From Business: Gables, Grove, South Miami, Key Biscayne animal hospital. Full service animal hospital. Emergency consultations. In-House medical plan. Surgery, internal medicine…
14732 N Kendall DrMiami, FL 33196
From Business: Veterinary care for dogs, cats, birds, ferrets, and bunnies, and other furry, feathered and scaly pets. From routine examinations to daytime emergencies, vaccinat…
1828 Alton RdMiami Beach, FL 33139
I have used a number of clinics in this chain of S. Florida animal clinics (Alton Road, West Avenue, Aventura, South Miami, Brickell Village). The…
19101 Biscayne BlvdMiami, FL 33180
This was a positive experience for both me and my dog PANDA the staff are very accommodating and friendly. Definitely recommend this to ANYONE with …
6380 S Dixie HwySouth Miami, FL 33143
From Business: Our expanding professional staff will continue to provide full medical services for all companion animals including dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, and small mammals…
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I've been talking my pets to Old Cutler Animal Clinic for over 3 years! I've brought in my pets for a variety of things.. Exams, Vaccines, Bloodwork, Neutering, and Dentals.. Each time Ive gone I've had a pleasant experience. The place is immaculate for an animal clinic.. It's strange that it smells so good. There's always parking available and the waiting room is also very spacious. It's very warm and inviting. The staff is always friendly and eager to help. The doctors are wonderful also. Dr. Harris has done all the surgeries on my pets and is a very straight forward vet. He doesn't try to up-sell and does whatever is necessary. Dr. Steele is a brain! He goes in great detail and explains the diagnosis and treatment step by step. For that horrible review.. You probably shouldn't have pets if you can't afford it... I wouldn't go leaving bad reviews based on your financial restraints. Also, dogs get skin allergies from fleas -_- It's called flea dermatitis.. You might want to put that in your search engine and google it.. Before, calling others idiots. If that's isn't the pot calling the kettle black....
I took my first pet, a yorkie, to this clinic and I have never had a problem with them. The doctors are extremely honest and helpful, they recommend you products that they believe will help your pet but do not insist that it is needed unless it is. When I first went my yorkie had earmites straight from where I bought him, they immediately went to work, gave me the medicine and the instructions, and the earmites faded away. My yorkie had all his services done at this clinic and the grooming is excellent. My pet died after getting hit by a car but I have a new pet and thats where I take him as well. My new dog came with an infection from the shelter and they gave me the medicine too. I recommended this clinic to my boyfriend after a bad experience he had with his vet. He now takes his pet only to this clinic and his dog gets groomed here too. The staff is very friendly and patient. I totally recommend it.
I have been going to Old Cutler Animial Clinic for over 14 years. Dr. Harris, Dr. Steel and Hidie, along with their qualified staff are extremely professional, experienced and most of all they take the time to understand your animals needs. They are very accomodating and they insure confidence to you and your animal to be able to trust in their experience whether a simple grooming or an emegency need. I would recommend them to everyone I know. I have been to other clinics and the team at Old Cutler Animal Clinic is the finest in vetenarian care. They are a top notch team. Thank you very much for taking good care of my pooches. Stefani
i want to share how caring Dr Harris and his staff are. i have two dogs that need constant attention and i have been so lucky to have Dr Harris, and Dr Steele care for them for many years. I really appreciate that the doctors and staff make sure to call when they have test done to give us the results, and to check on them after their appointments if they were having a problem. The staff is always available to help get me an appointment as soon as possible. i appreciate that the office is always clean and has the necessary supplies i need for the dogs. Annie G
I absolutely love this clinic. I did my research for different local vets in this area and found a coupon of a free first examination visit and free one time fecal exam. I called over the phone and informed the receptionist that my puppy wasn't acting active as it was before, She made it possible so that I could come right in and see the vet. I went through the consulation and was well informed and given an estimate of the vets reccomendations of different tests, and left very happy with an even more active puppy than before.
Cutler Bay Animal Clinic is amazing, it's always clean, smells fresh, and the staff is extremely helpful and nice. I took my Sapphire, my husky to her appointment three months after her last one and the second we entered the door they remembered my name and my dogs. The staff is very helpful and nice and give the animals lots of care and attention. I highly recommend Cutler Bay Animal Clinic to anyone who needs a vet, or is looking for animal care. They go the extra mile for you animal companions.
from the moment i walked into the clinic the staff smiled and welcomed my beautiful puppy with hugs and kisses. they offered us a plan for my puppies vaccines for a whole year and told us the positives, negatives, and the cost vs not having the plan as well as other benefits that were included with the plan. they have a great team on staff, the clinic looked and smelled clean and i cant wait for my pup to get all of her vaccines so she can go run around the dog park :)
prompt service and a very attentive staff to my specific needs...dropped off my corgi for his spa day (grooming) picked him up shortly after with the cutest bandana. Will def bring him back next month for another visit with the groomer :)
Dr. H and his team are the most caring and well trained Vets around. They have been a part of my family for nearly ten (10) years and I would NEVER trust the care of my beloved pet(s) to ANYONE else THANK YOU DR, H and YOUR TEAM!!!!!
I took KOKO there for the 1st time yesterday with an ear infection and I was very pleased with Dr. Diaz and all of her staff. They are all very friendly and nice. I found a vet I and KOKO like! Yeeppee!!!!!!!
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.