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630 N Americas AveEl Paso, TX 79907
This is a great group of people. The staff is very kind and caring. Dr. Heath is extremely good with the families. He has a tremendous amount of experience and he is an outstanding clinician. I would recommend him and his staff to anyone.
11635 Pellicano DrEl Paso, TX 79936
Desert East Animal Hospital is AWESOME!! I have been taking my ferrets to Dr. Klein for over 13 years now and I simply would not think of going anywhere else! She is very knowledgeable, truthful, and compassionate. I have also seen the wonderful level of care that Dr. Hopp and Dr. Nenni provi…
1426 Lomaland DrEl Paso, TX 79935
Vista Hills Animal Hospital is a wonderful clinic! Great doctors and wonderful staff. My family and I have been taking our pets here for the past 7yrs, we wouldn't have it any other way! The Boarding facility is beautiful and our pups love the pool! Highly recommend taking your pets here for any…
710 Belvidere StEl Paso, TX 79912
I had gotten two labs, and was taking them to another vet clinic in EP since they were babies. They kept on getting sick (passing it back and forth) and the vet refused to give me meds for both dogs, so I had to keep going back. Finally, one of them got REALLY sick and would not stop throwing u…
1292 Giles RdEl Paso, TX 79915
Dr Rohrbaugh and Dr Garrick are the best. They have been our vets forever. My kitties are all rescue/street cats and have come with a variety of problems, none that these great doctors can't fix! Ruben and Mario and all the office staff have always been beyond wonderful. Did I mention we'v…
4910 Crossroads DrEl Paso, TX 79922
All the vets are wonderful, although I use ask for one of the female veterinarians when making an appointment. Always treated with respect by all front desk personnel. Emergencies are worked in. I have been going to this facility for years. When I had to put one of my animals down due to age …
3140 Trawood DrEl Paso, TX 79936
Being new to El Paso and Texas in general, I took my dog to ADOBE after he was having digestive problems . With one visit Dr. Hobbs diagnosed my dog with having heartworms . The entire staff took care of my dogs medical problems and he is now in tip top shape. I would recommend this hospital for…
1851 N Lee Trevino DrEl Paso, TX 79936
I have been going to this company since 1999 and Dr. Johnson was very considerate and understanding when I had to have my cat put down as she had feline leukemia - I feel a great deal of trust and confidance with this company so I have given them 5 stars
3370 Wedgewood DrEl Paso, TX 79925
Lack of organization. I ask for specific veterinarian and it is ignored and I am placed with whoever they choose. They are very expensive and offer no discount for seniors, multiple animals, military. The staff at the front desk is not very welcoming, no smile, no hello, basically "what do yo…
655 Sunland Park DrEl Paso, TX 79912
From Business: Banfield Pet Hospital® - Our veterinarians are proud to partner with you to proactively monitor the health and wellness of the pets you love. From thorough physical exams and lab work-ups, to dental cleanings, X-rays and surgery, our full-service pet hospital is committed to the long-term health of your pet. Let us show yo…
11237 Rojas DrEl Paso, TX 79935
We've been taking our four poodles to Dr. Schlieter for over 9 years. She's a very caring and genuine veterinarian, and is extremely knowledgeable! The staff is extremely helpful and kind. We always feel safe there. Highly recommended!
6328 N Mesa StEl Paso, TX 79912
I highly recommend this facility. I brought My cat here for a skin condition and was very happy with the service. They got me straight back to a room and the doctor was very patient and methodical about making sure I understood the condition and possible causes. My cat didn't even flinch when h…
5820 Doniphan DrEl Paso, TX 79932
Do not take your dog here, they charge double the price on everything, my dog being spayed was 350.00, over 100 plus dollars for the quote! They could not explain the increase, but lack of people in the clinic says everything. Every clinic I check with had prices from 150.00 to 212.00 for everyt…
901 Franklin StAnthony, TX 79821
Today was my first visit at the Anthony Animal Clinic, about a 45min drive, completely worth it. Dr. is very professional took the time to examine my pets pain, a week before i tried Mesa Veterinary Clinic very unprofessional and rude couldn't even explain in detail my dogs blood work result. S…
752 Horizon BlvdSocorro, TX 79927
I started taking my pet there recently and i want to say they're. not very warm or friendly. they dont even talk your pet to make it feel at ease. The assistant and the Vet dont like animals that is what they seem like! Makes me sad i guess hes going back to Giles where they talk to him and ar…
4404 Edgar Park AveEl Paso, TX 79904
Dr Nenni did a complicated knee surgery on our red panda Chihuahua and the surgery was a success she is walking on all fours again. If you are looking for a very good Veterinarian then look no further because Dr, Nenni is the veterinarian you need to see.
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i've had 21 pets over the course of 13 years. every time i'm forced to bring a pet here (usually due to the fact that they're open 7 days a week, unlike most clinics in town, and they are the closest, which is extremely convenient for emergencies) they screw it up or make it obvious that pet care is not the top priority. i've literally had a cat die because they didn't see his broken tail on a x-ray. please, i beg you to take your animals to crossroads clinic on the westside. they care and compensation is not their top priority.
Lack of organization. I ask for specific veterinarian and it is ignored and I am placed with whoever they choose. They are very expensive and offer no discount for seniors, multiple animals, military. The staff at the front desk is not very welcoming, no smile, no hello, basically "what do you want", no discounts on rechecks, or if the medicine they gave doesn't work, charged full cost office visit. The grooming is ok, the first couple of times my Siberian Husky looked great, the third time she did not look as if she had been bathed, mentioned it to staff at front and was told to call next day. They performed lab work in excess of $300 and NEVER called or gave us the results, I had to go and get a copy of the tests that they handed to me with no explanation, some of her levels were elevated, they are quick to take your money for not so professional vet care.
Vista Hills Animal Hospital is a wonderful clinic! Great doctors and wonderful staff. My family and I have been taking our pets here for the past 7yrs, we wouldn't have it any other way! The Boarding facility is beautiful and our pups love the pool! Highly recommend taking your pets here for any vet, grooming, or boarding services needed.
Dr Rohrbaugh and Dr Garrick are the best. They have been our vets forever. My kitties are all rescue/street cats and have come with a variety of problems, none that these great doctors can't fix! Ruben and Mario and all the office staff have always been beyond wonderful. Did I mention we've been going there for 30+ years and we live on the far west side of town.... They are worth the drive . They are skilled and kind and I would recommend them to anyone
Came to them to try and save some money on my dogs spay. Was quoted a lower price than my vet so I decided to have the service done here. When I picked up my dog actual price was almost $100 more than original estimate of $150-$170. Actual vet was not available to speak to me in person about the extra meds that they told me she needed and would not release her without purchasing them. Will NEVER come here again and would discourage anyone else from doing so!
From our past experience with vet clinics, we expected to find a staff that didn't care and a doctor that "checked the boxes" while showing no compassion toward your loved one...your pet. My wife and I both were PLEASANTLY surprised to find a caring staff and a great doctor in Dr. Brian Giles. Dr. Giles didn't coerce us into unnecessary treatments just to push the price up. However, he provided excellent quality of care for our precious girl. He and his staff really care. I will definitely bring my dog back to this clinic and highly recommend this clinic to all.
The receptionists are always great and helpful! I always receive great care for my pets and at better prices than some of the other clinics I have been to. These doctors have been in practice 30+ years and can remember going when I was younger with my parents. I only trust my pets care to them! I highly recommend to all my friends and family.
I took my very sick puppy to the vet and sadly had to put her down, we askedntonkeep her ashes and whe I called to see if she was ready they told me they tossed her ashes. They never said sorry or even offered to make it right.
We are very unhappy with this place. My son took his blue pitbull/bully to this place to get his ears cropped. The veterinarian left his ears unsymmetrical ear length. We tried to speak with the veterinarian who clipped the ears, which he refused to come out and speak with us. States that he can fix it, but how can we trust him, when he can’t even face us. The dog was very expensive and was supposed to be place in shows. We are very disappointed
So wonderful!! I love this clinic!
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.