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Do not ever take your dog to get their nails from here. I just spoke the lady at the front desk and stated it is typical for dog nails to bleed after they from them, which is why they always apply some product to stop the bleeding (did not give name of product). My dog only has two dark nails and the rest are very light. Almost all the quicks were cut. Very disappointed. Would not recommend.
I just brought my pup home from the Blue Pearl hospital in Sandy Springs after paying them $2,137.15. I had to rush him there Friday night because no one at JCVC caught his liver hepatitis. The specialist at the hospital informed me that the damage to his liver would have taken months to form and possibly treatable if caught early. Why the vets at JCVC didn't catch this is inexcusable. In the next few weeks we will find out if my dog lives or dies depending on how bad his liver is damaged. (Note- There are a lot of 5 star dupes below. If your buying fake reviews, you shouldn't post them twice.)
Planned Pethood rocks!! They are not only the least expensive as far as cost goes but they are the friendliest and most welcoming vet organization I have ever had as far as experiences with vets. It us Very clean, too. Awesome staff plus great services at a reasonable cost makes it great! Thank you, Planned Pethood!!
Superb!! I have used Johns Creek Vet clinic for many years to care for our pets. I would not go anywhere else. All of the Doctors there have a special way with animals and their owners. I want to send a big "thank you" to Dr Tkac for your special care with "Parris"!!
Planned PETHOOD of GA is the best! I have taken 3 ferals there and not only are they the most caring staff, but the cost, is without question less than I would have ever expected. I don't know how they do it, but I will be donating my salary increase to this wonderful organization. They are a hidden jewel!!!!! Do not hesitate to take your animal there for anything. The best!!!!!!!!
I wanted to post my review of Planned Pethood of GA. I brought my walker/beagle mixes in last week (Daisy Mae and Chloe) both females to have spayed. I had a great experience I was a little nervous because I just wasn't sure about these places I see them kinda popping up. I just didn't want someone butchering up my baby girls. Well they did a wonderful job.The place was clean and the employees were friendly and the price was great! Chloe and Daisy are doing great they never licked their incision and they healed up really quickly. I was so surprised I mean I have had lots of dogs in the past and have been through all this before but this is the first time my dogs just healed up so quickly. So I just wanted to say you guys were great and I will definitely recommend you to my friends and family. Thanks again for a great job.
This place was great. I took my 1year old, 13pound, male cat, Mufasa, there yesterday (11/15/12) to get him fixed and dewormed. The ladies there were so nice and caring. I was nervous at first, but as soon as I got there, I quickly was relieved by the atmosphere. I picked my cat up later that day, and when I got home, he was a little groggy but otherwise already back to normal. They sent a paper with detailed instructions home with me. Also, a form guaranteed of his 1year rabies shot, that comes with getting your animal fixed. I only paid $50 for his deworming, rabies, and neutering. Such a great price along with great service.
Our little guy, Woofer, is a bundle of energy. We've only visited twice but he comfortable and happy with everyone even though he might not like what is being done to him. He is always handled with patience and love. Highly recommend.
The best place in north GA area to get low cost spay/neuter for your pet. The clinic is convenient to get to from most areas in north Fulton, clean and friendly atmosphere. They won't turn you down if you show up without an appointment trapping cats especially. Planned Pethood has got the other clinics beat when it comes to cost. They are definitely trying to help stop more litters from being tomorrows statistics.
HIGHLY recommend Planned Pethood of GA to anyone who needs to get their cat or dog fixed. the staff is courteous, well informed, very caring and extremely dedicated to helping animals and the people who care for them. They are also very honest about the animals they have for adoption. They helped us with a special needs kitty who otherwise would have had to have been euthanized.
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.