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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.
9405 Dyer StEl Paso, TX 79924
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. …
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…
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.
3233 N Mesa St Ste 210El Paso, TX 79902
This is a wonderful place to take your animals. The staff is very welcoming and really care about your animals. They treat them as if they are their own and geniunely care about them. I would definatly recommend this to anybody with animals.
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…
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!
1160 Airway Blvd Ste 1El Paso, TX 79925
When I got my cats fixed at Spay and Neuter Clinic, I could really tell that Dr. Snyder and his staff really cared about the animals, and weren't just trying to extract excessive money from us. Also, their prices are very reasonable for their services. I've been to a lot of vets. So I know how s…
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 …
7096 Westwind DrEl Paso, TX 79912
I took my husky due to emergency care, Dr. Silverman and his staff were amazing. They guide me with all the process and answer every question I had. Thank you everyone for your compassion and your overall care for Sammy.
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Great staff, professional and answered all my questions and many more..made our first visit great...
The facility quoted $95 for a spay then charged $214--taking advantage of an elderly lady.They refused to negotiate and threatened to call the police. Well this is incorrect and a "threat". Rest assured, after using this facility for approx 15 years, we shall not return!
I carefully chose this clinic to take my bird to get his beak clipped. I arrive 30 min after having spoken to the receptionist and driving, only to be told that they were sorry but that one of the workers was on vacation and they did not have anybody to help the vet hold my bird. I had called 3 days before and was told to come in at that day and time, and had called 30 minutes before arriving to double check, as I live on the opposite side of time. I worked my week's work schedule around this appointment, only to be told that they were sorry but it was an oversight and that I must understand. No accountability for their mistakes and nothing to offer me for wasting the only free time I had to have my bird seen this week. Now I have to wait until next week because I mistakenly chose to take my bird to this clinic. I recommend to save yourself the trip as they don't even care for their client's situation. Very dissatisfied at their unprofessional attitude, and I will not be coming back.
I've trusted Dr.Navar with my dogs for 25+ years. He is the best and most important, treats our pets like part of the family members. I love him!
Their prices are just wonderful, truly affordable. Not only have I had dogs and cats spayed and neutered there, but I also regularly take my animals in for their shots, nail trims, and other routine procedures. They also handle my "part-bobcat", because he's wild. They have to put him to sleep to shave his rectal area, because it gets matted. They are very good and gentle with all the animals.
When I got my cats fixed at Spay and Neuter Clinic, I could really tell that Dr. Snyder and his staff really cared about the animals, and weren't just trying to extract excessive money from us. Also, their prices are very reasonable for their services. I've been to a lot of vets. So I know how some of them are very greedy, but not El Paso Spay and Neuter. They are great!
The doctor, staff, and everyone at this clinic was phenomenal. I had my puppy and my daughter and was having a hard time getting them out to the car. Not only the staff, but the doctor himself help me get the puppy and my daughter in the car and waited until I left. He was very informed about my puppy and I would definitely recommend this Clinic to anyone
Dr. Synder, his wife, as well as the rest of the staff are simply amazing! I got my dog spayed, microchipped, and a routine dental cleaning all for a great price! All of these services cost less than what many other clinics quoted me just for the spaying procedure, not including anesthesia. I recommend this place to anyone and everyone!
They attended to me very quickly...even the doctor! Very friendly staff, great, low prices. All around, a great experience. So now I take All my cats there on a regular basis.
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 everything, pain medicine, collar, anesthesia, take home medicine. I should have known because they charge over 100.00 for the initial visit to check the dog.
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.