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6363 Richmond AveDallas, TX 75214
I've used this vet for various animals and for various reasons. "The cat whisperer" (as they call him) does wonders to soothe scared felines' nerves, and they're always ready to play with a pup. Because of them, we no longer need to spell V-E-T to avoid panic in our household. They're great.
5501 W Lovers LnDallas, TX 75209
This is truely an amazing clinic. I adopted a dauschand puppy from a shelter and dallas and immediately had problems with the dog. It ended up that my new pup had gotten parvo. The hospital kept within my budget and helped my dog survive this terrible disease. I am so thankful for all they did. …
3851 Frankford RdDallas, TX 75287
From Business: Compassionate vet care for dogs and cats. Located in the North Dallas Corridor on Frankford between Midway and Marsh Ln. Bent Tree Animal Hospital, P. A. veterinarians and team members are committed to your pets health. Veterinary services for the animals of Denton, Dallas and Collin counties. Each veterinarian and team me…
4365 Lovers LnDallas, TX 75225
Compassionate and caring vet toward for our Wheaten Terrier, takes the time to explain what's wrong, cares about your feelings for the animal and is not so highly priced - you don't have to think twice before going to Park Cities Animal Hospital!
18770 Preston RdDallas, TX 75252
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…
4444 Trinity Mills Rd Ste 202Dallas, TX 75287
I am not an employee of that clinic nor is my review here a fake. I am writing this because my personal experience with this clinic has always been wonderful. My cat's vet is Dr. Nitsche, the clinic's director, and he is one of the nicest, kindest and most knowledgeable veterinarians I have en…
6550 Lemmon AveDallas, TX 75209
I'm visiting in the Dallas area this summer and my cat got sick suddenly. I did some hasty research and found VCA love field. I requested an appointment online around 1:30 am and the next morning I got a call offering an early morning appt. So incredibly pleased with the follow through of this v…
4151 McKinney AveDallas, TX 75204
From Business: VCA Katy Trail Animal Hospital, we help pets live long, healthy and happy lives. We deliver the best medical care for pets and the best experience for pet owners.Our veterinarians, technicians and other pet-friendly support staff are trained to the highest standards. Their thorough knowledge of the latest procedures and me…
7224 Independence PkwyPlano, TX 75025
From Business: We have low cost vaccination clinics monthly! We also offer Sunday pick ups and drop offs for Boarding! We also do Boarding Dentistry Medicine Surgery Laser Therapy Preventative Care DNA Testing Radiology/Ultrasound Diagnostic Testing Prescription Diets.
833 W. Airport FwyEuless, TX 76040
When our Lab needed emergency care we were fortunate to find Airport Freeway Animal Emergency Hospital. Based on our experience our family and our Labrador highly recommend the AFAEH.
202 E Us Highway 80Forney, TX 75126
What a wonderful, professional and friendly staff these guys have. From the very beginning, they made me and my canine children feel right at home. A clean, beautiful facility that is comfortably spacious for animals and humans alike! Price was a little steep for general services, but other than…
5858 N Jupiter RdGarland, TX 75044
From Business: At Kindness Small Animal Hospital, you will receive the finest veterinary care and service available. We will treat your pet with the same love and care as we do our own pets. Our professional and courteous staff will work hard to exceed your expectations.
3010 Ridge RdRockwall, TX 75032
From Business: Ridge Road Animal Hospital is a full service veterinary clinic in Rockwall, Texas caring for dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, and other exotic pets. We provide a range of services from vaccinations and preventative care to full diagnostic work ups on the sick patient. Our goal is to provide the utmost in care for our patients …
1021 W Mcdermott DrAllen, TX 75013
From Business: At Allen Veterinary Centre, our veterinarians stress the importance of physical examinations which ensure that your pet receives a proactive approach to his or her health. Vaccinations will be customized to your pet's lifestyle and risk level. Frequently they require special diets or medications to maximize their health an…
3009 W Pioneer Dr, Irving,Irving, TX 75061
From Business: Ready Vet Go is a 27 foot Mobile Pet Hospital providing veterinary care for your pet at your home or office. The Mobile Pet Hospital is fully equipped with an electric lift exam/treatment table, Idexx laboratory capable of performing blood counts and blood chemistries, high frequency x ray machine, digital x ray processing…
1400 S Custer RdMckinney, TX 75070
I've been going to Meadowbrook long before the Chastain's. My then puppy is now 11. I nearly lost him last year and the outcome looked grim. Dr. Melanie and the staff showed such compassion and the care he had allowed him to recover. Each one of my animals have seen her in the last year and …
2129 W Parker Rd Ste APlano, TX 75023
I absolutely love this vet clinic and especially Dr Bethany Whetstone! I have a nine year old schnauzer that had been seeing the same vet since she was 6 wks old. After tons of money and misdiagnosis, I found Dr Whetstone who pet my dog on the road to recovery!
4444 Trinity Mills RdDallas, TX 75287
From Business: Our goal is to provide the finest veterinary ophthalmology services in the world to our clients, their pets, and our referring veterinarians. To accomplish these goals we maintain a dedicated and highly trained staff and employ state-of-the-art equipment and techniques in our treatments.
4444 Trinity Mills RdDallas, TX 75287
My Boston Terrier, Cassius, had a malignant tumor on his leg that needed to be removed. My local vet referred me to The Dallas Veterinary Referral Center where I was told the procedure would cost approx $2,500 to have the tumor removed & another $2,000 (or more) for radiation!! Or we could just …
3949 Saint Francis AveDallas, TX 75228
These guys have helped me out in a pinch multiple times. They have squeezed me in an emergency, and have been flexible with scheduling. Dr. Norris is super down to earth and knowledgeable. They are very close to my house as well which helps.
2730 S Buckner BlvdDallas, TX 75227
En este momento estoy muy triste y enojada, lleve a mi perrito para atencion y me dijeron que estaba bien, que 3 dias se le pasarian los malestares y amanecio muerto, si quieren a sus animalitos vivos NO vayan a este lugar, no se tomaron ni la molestia de revisarlo bien, solo lo pesaron 🤢🤢😢😢…
Ste 106 1332 Plano RdRichardson, TX 75081
Been going here over ten years and love everyone there.. Dr Carl takes great care of my kitties and always has their best interest at heart.. would not go anywhere else! The staff is excellent too.. very thorough and helpful :)
3046 Lavon DrGarland, TX 75040
We brought Jackie in who was very ill with a uterine infection after treatment was discouraged and denied by the large chain pet hospital.Dr. Pipes didn't even flinch at the challenge of taking on the case, not one bit, county brook is the best.Now the follow up care and heart worm treatment tha…
4651 N Belt Line RdMesquite, TX 75150
From Business: The LRH Emergency Pet Care Center is a state-of-the-art facility utilizing the most sophisticated and advanced medical and surgical technology. Our on-site staff, highly trained in emergency and critical care medicine, is there to care for your pet's most difficult moments. In the event of an emergency, or if intensive car…
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We have been neighborhood supporters of Prestonwood Pet Clinic since 2011. Their staff, doctors, and vet techs have always been the most helpful, kind, and supportive of our animals. It is the kind of place that knows you when you walk in and is ready to provide your pet with the best possible care. Could not imagine going to another place for our furry loved ones.
This AMAZING (and affordable) veterinarian shattered everything i knew about a vet; I've never seen a staff care so much for animals. My family USE to take our dogs to the same vet for well over 30 yrs. It wasn't until Soffie (my dad's 10 yr old Boston Terrier) got sick that we realized how cold they really were. After they spent only a few minutes with her, they actually recommended us to put her down. My dad refused to accept that's all that could be done and like a miracle he found A&B animal clinic. Dr. Richey evaluated Soffie, she was very thorough (something we were not used to seeing from the other vet), and said positively, she could help her! That was over 6 months ago! Soffie is running, eating & playing like a puppy again. Everyone showed they truely cared for Soffie; here Soffie wasn't just another number. We will ONLY bring our dogs here from now on. Thank you A&B Animal Clinic 💜💜💜
If I could leave negative stars here, I would. I bought a puppy at Petland (mistake number one) and this was listed as their preferred vet, and if I took the puppy here within 4 days of picking her up, I would be eligible for some additional benefits from the store/the vet with free visits and free spays and discounts on products purchased etc. I brought her in for her initial checkup within 4 days, and the office was dirty, the staff did not seem to know what they were doing (dog was called the wrong name continuously, even though we were the only people in there). The exam "room" that they brought me to appeared to be in the middle of a hallway with hardly any privacy or room for movement (luckily she was just a tiny puppy and I was the only one there). I was very relieved that she didn't need any shots or anything while we were there, because I did not feel comfortable with them sticking her with anything in that place. I had already decided that I would rather take her to the CityVet we take our older dog to, but since I had this specific plan given to me by the store in order to keep certain prices, I was forced to continue coming here. When I called to schedule an appointment for her vaccines, the woman on the phone was rude, unprofessional and condescending right off the bat, and this was only worsened when I told her that I was scheduling a shot appointment and was a little behind due to a busy schedule. She quoted me a ridiculous price for vaccinations, and when I called CityVet they gave me a price of nearly half that, and were very friendly and helpful. I called again to schedule the free spay that Petland had given me a certificate for, and the same woman answered the phone and was again, extremely rude and condescending. I opted out of a free spay because I was willing to spend $200 to avoid dealing with this woman and this office ever again. Take your pets to CityVet or literally anywhere else, because I can bet that anywhere is better than here.
It was a very nice experience going to Animal clinic of Farmers Branch. Diana Aleman was very helpful. She explain with detail the procedures they were going to do and i felt very calm knowing that my cat was in good hands.
Ive been using this clinic for 10+ years.They only accept walk ins, unless youre scheduled to have surgery. Always good for those "omg. What the heck happened?" moments with your pets. Which is exactly what happened with my two boxers at 7am this morning. The best thing about this place is how LOW COST it is!!!! I have lots of foster dogs that have to go to designated vets (not this one) and when I check out I'm appalled at the cost!!!!! I always think to myself "Farmers branch would be a third of this!!!" Most of the staff has been there since I have been using them. I don't think I have ever been there when they weren't constantly going to keep this office running smoothly. It gets pretty busy during peak hours. Pam and Deb at the front always make me laugh when we are there. They usually come around the desk to pet my babies and say hi. Things like that make me have complete trust that the best care is given to them. There are a few vets in the clinic. They have all been great with my dogs. I have nothing but awesome things to say about the vets, the staff and the cost.
Staff and Dr. Hernandez show sensitivity, care for one's pet and certainly Dr. Hernandez demonstrates expert attention and treatment. I cannot recommend him and his staff highly enough. Anne Walker
I was able to get my sick kitty in there right away and they were very nice and very professional. I left her overnight so they could make sure of her diagnosis. Picked her up the next day and she was so much better. Expenses were quite reasonable and excellent care. I will keep going there! All the staff were friendly and the Doctor was terrific!
The manager and vets should be fired and have to personally pay for my bill for having to take my chihuahua to the Mansfield ER the same night after coming to banfield that day. In short, the vet was more interested in talking about his cats than listening to my dogs symptoms. The vet did a physical eval and overlooked the obvious pain spots in the stomach and focused on the rashes all over my baby due to allergies. I tried to explain about his yelping while trying to defecate and lethargy with constipation or bad diarrhea but the vet ran no blood panel or any tests at all. He just gave me something for the allergies and said everything would be fine. BUT IT WASN'T. If the vet followed protocol after all the symptoms I described, a blood panel, fecal and CPI test would have been confirmed, stating my baby had very serious pancreatitis and was extremely dehydrated which you could tell by his tacky gums. He was prescribed no pain medicine. I'm not the expert so I didn't question (this is why I am taking classes to get my associates as a vet tech). My baby had to wait 8 more painful hours until he started screaming while straining to poop with slight blood trickling out and I rushed him to the ER. The vet tech listened intently and her and I and the vet had an actual back and forth conversation about my dog and the first thing they did was run a blood panel and came to the conclusion faster than the banfield vet got done with his incompetent exam. My bill was 1800$ and my baby had to stay overnight for fluids and all kinds of antibiotics and pain medicines. My problem was not about the money, everything could have been done at banfield, at a discount since I am a 10+ year wellness plan member. When I called to complain the manager was extremely rude and protected the vet even though she wasn't in the room and grilled me like everything was my fault. I called corporate 50 times. I was refunded 70$ and never got an apology and no one asked about my dog. He almost died.
I like to have the same vet for my animals and so I request and call ahead of time for that vet. Unfortunately they do not honor requests and you get who ever they want you to have that day. I called three times to make sure the vet I wanted to get was there and was told to come in and then they gave me to another vet who was rushed, not personable, and since I have two dog think that maybe the dosage for their meds was not correct. One of our doggies is not doing well tonight. i was not told to expect any symptoms like being unable to walk. I do not like being put with a vet I did not request and had no confidence in her treatment.
My Boston Terrier, Cassius, had a malignant tumor on his leg that needed to be removed. My local vet referred me to The Dallas Veterinary Referral Center where I was told the procedure would cost approx $2,500 to have the tumor removed & another $2,000 (or more) for radiation!! Or we could just amputate his leg for $2,000. All of these options were ridiculous! When I asked "how do people afford this?", the vet shrugged & said "most people just say whatever it costs, just help our pet". Today I took Cassius to The Bryan County Animal Hospital, in Durant, where my old friend, Veterinarian Billy Wells removed the tumor for $100! So,so happy that I had the sense to go elsewhere and so relieved to find that there are still ethical people that sincerely want to help. I can't believe The Dallas Vet clinic takes advantage of people like that. I love my sweet dog, but $5,000 to remove a tumor & zap it with radiation is crazy!
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.