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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…
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. …
1220 Airway BlvdEl Paso, TX 79925
From Business: Dr. Bruker, Dr. Koplos, Dr. Simpson, Dr. Van Lom*Open All Night, Every Night*24 Hours on Weekends and Holidays*Monday - Thursday 5:30 PM to 8:00 AM*Friday 5:30 PM through 8:00 AM Monday Morning*1220 Airway Blvd
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.
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 …
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…
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…
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…
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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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.
Great Experience! I used to not take my pets to the vet because my german shepard Barney is a handful. The city of El Paso recently gave me a citation for not having my dog micro chipped. I called around and Eastwood animal clinic made it really easy. They did a house call and took care of it for me. Just today I picked up Barney from his surgery, I was nervous. But when I picked him up it was hassell free the staff was quick and attentive to my needs, and the new surgical laser they used really made a difference on his incision. I will be back and all my animals will have the proper care from know on. Thanks Eastwood Animal Clinic for the customer service, pet care, and pet health education. Sincerely, Barney and B. Living
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.
I have been coming to Eastwood Animal for over thirteen years and have grown to know each and every employyee on a first name basis .. I have trusted their care and would recommend their clinic to everyone. I especially like that they provide low cost rabies vaccination clinics throughout the year and have a great team that follows up evry aspect of treatment .. please visit the clinic and se for yourself every October during the week of Halloween .. they hold an open house to greet and meet old and new clients <3
Doctor Robinson is splendid; I took Fifi to get her ears cleaned and to have a bath. This was my first time at Eastwood Animal Clinic and I will be back. The staff was quick to help, and they really know what a pooch needs to stay healthy. As far as price it is very low cost and fair, I hated going to clinics before because of the cost and how dirty the animal hospitals got. However, I promise you will love Eastwood animal clinic. The basics are great doctors, great techs, great receptionists, and quality pet care.
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 and illness, all the staff were wonderful in their handling and treatment of my pet family member and myself. My only complaint would be I would like separate waiting areas for cats and dogs...but that is my preference.
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
Take your pets here! The Doctors really do have the patients in mind. The staff is professional and experienced, I took my 2 year old Jack Russell to have laser therapy and he has improved tremendously! Doctor Robinson, Doctor Gibson, and Doctor Dashley really know what they are doing and Jacks (my dog) and I want to personally thank all of you at Eastwood Animal, you are the only animal hospital for me. -John Ashford
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.
My lovely kitten Salem and I were treated with the best care I could have asked for. It's very hard nowadays to find such excellent customer care and professionalism. The prices are excellent, staff was extremely friendly and helpful and Dr.Snyder was friendly and detail oriented and organized. Will tell all my friends and family to support the Spay and Neuter clinic in El. Paso Tx.
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.