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11430 Telge RdCypress, TX 77429
From Business: At VCA, your pet's health is our top priority and excellent service is our goal. We treat each pet knowing it is an extension of your family. Our dedicated staff of veterinarians, board certified specialists, and technicians strive each day to give your pet the very best in medical care. We understand how important it is t…
15040 Fairfield Village Square Dr Ste 100Cypress, TX 77433
My miniature schnauzer has been a patient of Dr. Hicks at Fairfield Animal Hospital for a decade - a testament to how great they are. In fact, we moved out of Fairfield to West Houston 2 years ago and still drive 25 minutes one way to get to the vet. Dr. Hicks loves J as if he were his own dog…
17740 Huffmeister RdCypress, TX 77429
Dr. Mary Egan is a wonderful, sensitive, and caring individual and it shows in how she treats even the most "resistant" of pets. We have a wonderful cat who gets quite "psycho" when she has to see the vet. Dr. Egan and her staff are unbelievably patient with her. I would give 10 stars if I cou…
11500 Grant RdCypress, TX 77429
The absolute best animal hospital to go to. Our family has been going there since 2000. We moved to the Pearland area in 2013. They are so loving and caring at the animal hospital that we travel from Pearland to Cypress for our animals to be taken care of.
12002 Cypress North Houston RdCypress, TX 77429
My experience with Dr. Caballero and his complete staff was above and beyond any other veterinary clinic I have been to. My daughter's beloved best friend/college roomate, which is a boxer named Zoe, ran into complications to deliver a single pup. The puppy was stillborn and was a HUGE puppy, …
Awful experience... if you care anything about your pet go elsewhere!They had my dog for a "drop off" appt for vaccinations... for 7 hours! I had to have him there before noon. I dropped him off at 11:30 am. He was never taken out to relieve himself or given water during that entire time! I had …
27104 Highway 290Cypress, TX 77433
Our boy was sick and really old and we knew he was not well. We took him here and they made us feel good and informed us of all our option. Place is really clean and staff was really nice. We have to let our baby rest and they gave us time to say our goodbye and even allowed to be there with him…
15820 Mueschke RdCypress, TX 77433
Yes!! We are elated with Dr. Hennessey and how he diagnosed and handled our labrador. Our dog loves Dr. Hennessey and his wonderful staff. He’s our Vet!see original review-http://cypressfairhavenanimahospital.wordpress.com/2013/07/12/hes-our-vet/
9818 Fry Rd Ste 180Cypress, TX 77433
First of all, I was put on hold twice before I could make an appointment. Then I received a call asking if I could come in 30 minutes earlier, which I did, just so I could sit there for 45 minutes before a technician came to, finally, look at my pat. I was told that due to the age of my pat no v…
13203 Fry Rd Ste 1200Cypress, TX 77433
The staff at Blackhorse Animal Hospital are GREAT. Dr Fred Schneider has been my vet since 1997 and I followed him 20 miles when he moved from Champions to his new clinic. I know of many others who have done the same. He truley cares about each of my pets when I take them in. I highly reccomend…
17720 Huffmeister RdCypress, TX 77429
From Business: Linda Lundgren has been training dogs and teaching canine education classes for more than 20 years. Before moving to the Houston area and joining Tails of Texas, she ran her own dog training business and taught classes for Capitol Dog Training Club of Washington DC, PR Dogs, Marumsco Dog Training Club, Felicity Dog Trainin…
13203 Fry RdCypress, TX 77433
From Business: Our Cypress veterinary hospital is devoted to your pets wellbeing. Blackhorse Animal Hospital is a full service small animal veterinary hospital located in Cypress, Texas, a northwest suburb of Houston. We offer flexible and convenient hours that fit most schedules. Our doctors are up to date with the most current treatmen…
Spring, TX 77386
From Business: Veterinary Reproduction and Genetics, PLLC (abbreviated VERGE) is a mobile veterinary practice established to provide reproductive and herd health services to livestock species with a special emphasis on whitetail deer. The practice was started by two classmates at the Texas A&M college of veterinary medicine who saw the d…
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Our boy was sick and really old and we knew he was not well. We took him here and they made us feel good and informed us of all our option. Place is really clean and staff was really nice. We have to let our baby rest and they gave us time to say our goodbye and even allowed to be there with him through the entire process. They comforted us as mourn the loss of our family member. Even gave us a nice paw print to remember him by. I can't thank them enough for making a hard situation confronting for us.
DISGUSTING, HORRIBLE, RUDE VET AND STAFF. Do not ever take your pet here!!!! They don't care about your pet at all, they don't follow vaccine protocols. They used the same needle on multiple pets and SPLIT my pets vaccines between all of them, not giving them a full dose. The "vet" loves to argue and curse you out including his staff. If you want your any records including a current vaccine certificate you have to pay $50 per pet. I've never ever heard of that before in my entire life. RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN AWAY FROM THIS RETCHED PLACE.
I asked the clerk if I could take a picture she said as long as we are not in it. The lil guy walked in with a white coat and states, "no pictures, can't you read the signs, that's what there posted for" I tried to explain and show the pictures that I only captured the dog. He say "can't you read, no pictures" I say let me leave before I cancel my service, he say, " you want to cancel, cancel" I told them there's no way Noone will talk to me this way, they're other places that will gladly take my business. I was charged 154.00 for shots and bath. Then they say he must be registered another 60 bucks I said no thanks. Never going back!!! EVER!!!
This veterinarian HATES ANIMALS. Someone left a very tiny puppy on the his doorstep overnight-- probably hoping to find some help and compassion. Well, this swarthy little troll decided to take the little cage down to the curb, open the door and let the baby dog wander into oncoming traffic on FM529! This caused several cars to lock their brakes to avoid hitting the little critter. I got out and rescued the terrified pup & brought him inside the business. Rightbon cue the vet comes running up and screams, "that's not my problem. You have to call animal control". I asked if he could help and the jerk doctor said "No, that's your problem". Late for work, I kindly told him to F*** OFF. Well this little middle eastern man flips out anf literally tries to fight me! WTF? So I just walk out.. but this little sweaty monkey man runs outside screaming "F*ck yo... white trash... Go to hell you white trash"... Yeah, he's lucky he didn't get his greasy little butt whipped this morning. AVOID HIM.
They were great with my baby who needed emergency surgery. very compassionate but also direct. reasonably priced.
For aome reason, I did nit read reviews about this clinic, I just thought vets are all OK, its been a while since I have a pet. Anyway , this place is a negative 0 star fir me . I took my 2 puppies in , and it doesn't seem like Dr Ansari did not do a thorough check, then they charged me so much for meds and check up. I gave it another month, and they just try to find ways to make money like cutting the tail, offering every quarter check ups ... Telling me my puppy have hernia. Finally on the 3rd month - I changed vet, I asked for my puppies records and once again they charged me $50 for both... I told the lady that I was suppose to fet thise records anyway, she insist that she gave me . When she opened the file, it was there and ahe still charged me .... This vlinic fo not care for you - they are all about money and not your pets. I found another vet inClay Road , and this vet did a THOROUGH exam on my dog - tild me she dies not have a hernia .See, that is just a money making scheme .
While I was visiting Houston, my Pit Bull had to be quarantined. I chose 529 Animal Hospital because of their proximity to the location where I was staying and the fact that they had availability. Marci, the Doc and all the vet techs were wonderful - which made a terrible situation much easier. They were very kind and understanding, explained the entire quarantine process to me and told me to call as often as I wanted to check on my pup - I called every single day and they were never annoyed or too busy to speak to me. When I picked him up, he was happy and healthy and had made friends with everyone there. One of the vet techs confessed that they may have given him a few too many treats... my response: How dare you love my dog while he's in the slammer! When we left, they gave him hugs and kisses, gave me a hug, helped me carry his things to the car and made me promise to bring him by to visit whenever we're in town. I couldn't have hoped for a better experience during a really tough situation.
Jennifer Hennessey and her team were superb in every way. They were so kind and caring they explained everything to me and the costs associated. They took things at a pace that was best for my dog, and expalined all my options and what was happening to him in a way I could understand. My darling little baby didnt make it which was to be expected but I have so much peace knowing how well they looked after him and eased his pain. I would recommend them to anyone. They kept in great contact with me while he was in their care and even planted a tree in his memory. So touched by their compasion and just the skill that they dealt with him. The hospital is very clean and yet doesnt feel cold and sterile, the facilities that they have to take care of him were excellent.
If there were an option for negative stars I would give this place -50. I came in less than 24 hours after my puppy 19 weeks old had shots and they tried to charge me another exam fee. They wouldn't even check her temperature or tell me if I could give her benadryl or anything else for that matter without trying to charge me more money. There a money grab they didn't even remember who I was the vet started yelling at me about was I mad because I had to put my dog on a leash the day before and it wasn't even me who he was speaking about so they don't even remember who you are. Worst place to bring your dog in the City of Houston. They will try to scam you out of whatever they can they don't care about treating their dogs they don't care about keeping relationships I've been bringing my dogs to this but for over 7 years in these people treated me this way it is uncalled for and disgusting!
Do not go they will kill your pet. After my schnauzer got sick within hours of leaving vet I called worried but all they cared about was me paying for another doctor visit and would not see my pet unless I paid 80 first I went some where else but it was too late. The meds they gave were wrong dosage my dog died
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.