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Dr. Castro is just wonderful with our dogs. The staff make sure to get us in timely. Dr. Castro plays with them and respects my larger dogs boundaries. He does much better with her than he has any other vet. She tells me like it is. She does not acuse me of negligence but does let me know if I'm doing something wrong or inadequate. She keeps me informed on natural remedies that I can use at home to prevent the need for prescriptions later. She gives me options. She doesn't let me waste money on unnecessary testing. My dogs love her and so do I!
When I woke up one morning to three of my cats not being able to hardly breathe or meow I rushed into Edgewater Animal Clinic where I had been a patient already, but was turned away saying that they were too busy. I then took them to Beechwood Animal Clinic where they have never been, and was greeted with a smile and my cats were seeing within a half an hour.Now my mom, who has had all her pets there since they were kittens and puppies, is dealing with her oldest cat and 90% kidney function loss. He had his last checkup yesterday and instead of being sympathetic with her while she was in tears all they tried to do was tell her to vaccinate him when he had one day left to live. Really??? Who does this to a patient? How can you look at a woman crying her eyes out with a cat who can't even move or use the bathroom and expect her to pay to vaccinate the cat when he barely has one day left.?! My mom said the employees there seems scared of dr. Castro, rather than being just insensitive. So we have moved all of our pets over to Beechwood Animal Clinic on Beachside, including the poor cat who is being put down this afternoon at 2. My mother knew it would be best to let him see a doctor who actually cared rather than spend his last minutes at a vet who wants to just make money. We will never recommend dr. Castro to anybody.
I rescued my first dog his name is Asher. Took him to see Dr. Vanis DVM and knew right away(just like I knew with Asher) he was the one. He has several years experience in his field and has always been there for us. So thank you Dr. Vanis ����☺️����Gail Davis��������
Jennifer and her team have been coming to our home to groom our 85-pound rough collie for over 5 years.. They are AMAZING! Jennifer's grooming is extraordinary. She cares so much about our dog, Takoda; it's like Takoda is the only dog in the world. She even comes over to give our dog her big pills because I can't. She notices changes in our dog's health and behavior like it's her own child. I trust Jennifer with Takoda like no one else in this world. She is wonderful. Everyone we have told her about and uses her services feels the same way. Jennifer's Dramatic Paws is GREAT. They are better than any dog whisperer out there. WE LOVE HER!!!
I have owned multiple dogs as many as 6 at a time and have lived in volusia county for 20 years. I went through several vet clinics before finding kim castro. I can say this about this clinic. They are the most compassionate clinic I have been to by far and have kept all my fur babies healthy and happy. She has also saved the life of my miniature pincher when he was attacked by my other dog. He was basically in "shock" for 3 full days after what took place. Animal clinic of edgewater took excellent care of him and honestly his condition he could have went either way. Over the years I have had nothing but positive things to say about this place.Dont make the mistake of going elsewhere.
Jen is wonderful & knowledgeable with all animals. Very accommodating and affordable too!
Animal Clinic of Edgewater is the best. They are truly a blessing in our community. Without Dr Kim I would not have found out about my dogs stomach blockage. She truly wanted to help my dog and help me in making him feel better. She is caring, loving, and is a veterinarian who is in practice for caring for pets. She is more concerned about helping animals than she is about making money. Most vets only care about the mighty dollar. Dr Kim and her entire staff care more about your pet's welfare and your position in their care. I trust Kim 100% and will be a client forever...I appreciate you Dr Kim more than you can imagine....God Bless!!!!!
Very bad vet, as I payed for dew claws to be removed and only the front were removed on 7 puppy's.Iam very unhappy with her services
Don't be affraid to get a second oppinion and follow your gut feeling; it saved my animals life!
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.