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1209 Miner StIdaho Springs, CO 80452
From Business: Serving Clear Creek County since 1984, we strive to provide the most compassionate care for your small pets. Our clinic offers in-house laboratory testing, provid…
4690 S BroadwayEnglewood, CO 80113
I recently switched to this vet and am so much happier with them than my previous one. I've brought my chihuahua in three times and am pleased with …
3800 W 144th Ave Unit B-1500Broomfield, CO 80023
From Business: Broadlands Veterinary Clinic is an animal hospital in Broomfield, CO. We are a full-service veterinary clinic here to take care of all your pet's needs. From regu…
682 S Pontiac StDenver, CO 80224
I wouldn't trust my cat Pearl to anyone else! Dr. Wolcott is such a nice man, who is so good with animals, I would highly recommend his services to…
12155 Lioness Way Unit 104Parker, CO 80134
From Business: Our brand new facility offers a warm, inviting waiting room, state of the art exam rooms, surgeries and recovery rooms, along with the friendliest staff you will …
2404 E Broadway AveMaryville, TN 37804
From Business: PetMart Pharmacy is owned and run by licensed, practicing veterinarians. We believe that our knowledge and expertise in veterinary medicine, combined with our ext…
1285 S Sheridan BlvdLakewood, CO 80232
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 …
13606 Xavier LnBroomfield, CO 80023
From Business: Broomfield Meadows Animal Hospital has been providing quality veterinary services to the dogs and cats of Broomfield, CO, since 1996. We are a small veterinary fa…
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Just like the planning that went into your vacation, there is prep work to do before boarding your pet. Here are some do's and don'ts to help make the process a little easier.
I have gone here for many years and Dr James is the best of the best. His long years of experience have served my pets well. Once, when he was out of town, I took my dog to a very famous, very expensive emergency clinic near by. I was taken care of by "intern" who flippantly quipped, "Oh, your dog has congenital heart failure. I give her 2 weeks or 2 months to live." Dr James' Clinic called the next day as a follow up, but I thought my dog was a goner. So, I didn't go went back because the very famous clinic told me there was nothing that could be done for my dog. However, a month later, I rushed to Aspen Commons expecting it was the end for my dog. Her breathing was labored and I felt sure that we would be putting her to sleep.Dr James looked at her and said," I am not ready to throw in the towel. Let's dry her lungs out and see what happens." Through his wonderful care she lived a full and happy two more years, not the two weeks/ months the very famous clinic had given her.My mother's dog also suffers from heart failure and with this care is living a happy, active life.
My dogs needed shots updated did a walk fast and easy! Best part is that my regular vet clinic was charging me 100 extra from what this place charged me! This place totally saved me a couple bucks! What I payed for here covered two dogs and at other places would only cover one for the same exact vaccine updates! Best price around ! Recommended if u don't mind waiting a bit to be seen and have the time. I was lucky to go in and out and done ! Totally Inexpensive beats any other place around for vaccines and even for other things you need done on your dogs! (Price wise ) just one thing though calling in prob won't get you to far! Waiting on the phone for help is horrible your better of walking in.
Dr. Greg Dobkin is the best! I love love love him because he is the best intelligent vet who really cares about your pet. I promice it! He saved "my life" when my shiba doge was in trouble three times for past year. He is really love his job for my opinion. There weren't waiting time at all. I called them and they always said that they were waiting for me. The office stuff even opened the door for us because I told them by phone that how I feel this is emergency. I had totally different experience with VCA Alameda East Veterinary where all vets talking about money only. Anyway, I want to say that Gentle Touch Animal Hospital is a home for me and my dog Bruno forever now!
Dr Jeff Gerlesits took care of my dog, Hazel. He spayed and completed a stomach pexy surgery. He was very kind, patient, and caring. He met with me and explained her surgery and took time to answer my questions. The nurses were great. He called as soon as her surgery was over so I did not have to worry. The hospital was clean and efficient. They filled medications for her to go home with. Great service, caring staff, I would go back in a heart beat. I do not trust just anyone with my pets, and I trusted Dr Jeff and his nurses 100%.
Saved my dog's life! I took my puppy to two other vets before coming here. They obviously are more experienced and the doctor actually explained the problems to me. He actually took the time to go over different scenarios instead of just assuming like the other vets did. My dog suffered for six days thanks to ridiculous vets. At least I got him here in time. The staff is wonderful and made a super stressful time a bit less stressful. The clinic seems always busy but with their staff and their prices it is well worth it.
Saw dr. Lori for a number of years before moving to Pueblo. Within the past year my Boston Terrier has had a very severe skins rash. $ vets in Pueblo & Co Spgs and hundreds of dollars later I made the trip to Dr, Lori. She found his issue and we know have under control. Also, had a cat wtih UTI issues and she helped hime also. Will use Vets n Pueblo for yearly vists but heading to Dr. Lori for anything else. SHE IS MARVOLOUS!!!
I have two pitbulls Addy and Gage we have never took them anywhere else besides Hermosa and they treat them winderfully, the wait can be extensive, thats because this is a walk in clinic and because this a walkin clinic the prices are lower, DR. Kurth is a honest vet and will give you only what you need, this a family owned business and there isnt vrey many of those around
I have been taking my dog ot hermosa for his chronic ear problems and the vet there has been just fantastic with him. yes there is a wait always and the phone service can be a challenge but it is also because they are just incredibly busy. If you have the patience to wait the price VERY afforable and I have always felt that he truly cared about my dog.
Dr. Dobkin is outstanding and really takes the time to do a thorough evaluation and encourages communication. The entire staff is professional and caring and the office is new and no smells! It is easy to get in for an appointment and the wait times are minimal. We have been to 4 other vet offices due to moves and their prices are very reasonable!
I cannot say enough about how wonderful Dr. Kurth has been to the well being of my animals in treating them all 3 dogs and the consideration that he has shown to me and to allof his patient Guardians at the cashiers' desk. He has been a blessing to our community in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. A true Angel and human being with a Conscience!
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.