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3646 Watertower LnDayton, OH 45449
I had a very very sick kitty and called probably 15 vets in the last week. Twin Maples went above and beyond. Not only did they make me feel comfort…
8015 N Main StDayton, OH 45415
I love this vet. They really care about my dogs. I brought in a stray cat that had been hanging around my house, and they gave her medicine for ve…
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When Dr. Shoemaker retired from HHAH I was so worried but when my Chica got sick with cancer Dr Perkins Jr. stepped up to the plate and did what he could. The cancer progressed . He went in and took out as much as he could. It gave us another year with our friend. Dr Teur is very kind and loving too. She held me while I cried when Chica died. They now treat Dusty like she was theirs. Such a great group.
I’ve been taking my pets here for nearly ten years. The staff at HHAH is like family, they all know who my pup is. He recently had a procedure done and had a slight complication They kept the doors open for us a little after closing and then comforted and reassured me that everything was fine because I was so worried. They’re just the best!
First time going to Huber Heights Animal Hospital we had to take our cat in Jack very sick dr. Bash was wonderful told us everything about him we had to put him to sleep dr. Bosch was very caring and understanding all the girls there were very sad for the first time us being there that meant a lot to us we took our tiger-cat in for a check-up 3 days later just in case Dr bash and staff were wonderful this is our veterinarian now we will be going there from now on reasonable rates and wonderful people Brenda and Jim yontz
they sold us outdated flea medicine that was dated 3/2015 in Sept. 2016, plus they sold us a collar for our small cat for after surgery that was for a dog, granted they gave us a credit. We paid over $21 each for 3 of them and our cat still has fleas and our other 2 cats don't have any fleas and we never put it on them. Plus our small cat that had surgery still had fleas
I have a 13 week old puppy and just tried to get the 3rd and final shots. They tried to upsell me on heart worm medication and then went on about problems I could have if breeding the dog. I've had the breed for almost 40 years and all they tried to do was paint a gloom and doom scenario about everything. Okay now this is a very healthy 13 week old puppy. In which then they told me the breeder had lied about her age and she wasn't even 12 weeks old yet. So I called the breeder who is a minister in a church and she said the puppy was just shy of 8 weeks when she was sent . Which put her at more like 14 weeks. More or less they were trying to drag out the series of injections to 4 instead of 3 and trying to upsell me on everything. I just walked out.
Amazing with us, always took great care of all our pets, saved my dogs life once, will make time for you in emergencies
Five stars! Dr. Sven Anstadt has helped me out twice on the spur of the moment. The first time I came in with an emergency, which the vet up the street would not help me with because he stated he was closing at that time. Dr. Anstadt was also ready to close, but he stayed open to help my dog, which was choking and foaming at the mouth. He and his staff spent a good half hour with her until she recovered enough to go home, and they were very kind and gracious about staying open late. Another time, I needed a can of prescription dog food, and the vet up the street would not sell it to me even though he had it in stock. I again tried Dr. Anstadt's office. Although he did not have it in stock, he offered to sell me an alternative that had some additional benefits to it, so I was very grateful. Dr. Anstadt is very knowledgeable and has a wealth of tips to help pet owners nip problems in the bud and correct behaviors that undermine a pet's health. I appreciated his willingness and that of his staff to help.
I have two Prairie Dogs, and when the time arised for a vet check it wasn't just a check up, it was an EMERGENCY!!! I found multiple Vets in the phone book that stated they dealt with exptic pets but when it came down to it, Northgate was the only place that came through in the Emergency! !! Not only were they wonderful with my sweet Baby girl Prairie Dog, but the Doctor eased my mind by sharing the knowledge he had about my pets species. He had actually studied Prairie Dogs in his fellowship and was so empathetic of my fear in my eemergency and eased my fear and fixed my baby!!!Thank you Northgate Animal Clinic!!
I'm also surprised at the negative reviews. Dr. B and all of the staff at Oakwood Vet are wonderful! They have always been great with my dogs (and fosters) and I trust them completely. They will always fit me in quickly if there is an urgent situation. I also like the fact that they will let me know if there is an over the counter option available for a medication to save some $. Definitely recommend.
I have been going here for 11 years. I have only experienced quality care here. I had a rescue pug, Gomez, who had chronic problems. The staff were very supportive of him and us threw multiple surgerys. I just love this place.
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.