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131 W John Rowan BlvdBardstown, KY 40004
I have to say that being new to KY and to Bardstown, I found this vet to be one of the best I have ever known. They were caring, loving to my pet an…
9428 Dixie HwyLouisville, KY 40272
I have been a client for 20 years. I have also been to many other establishments across Louisville. Nothing compares to Dixie Animal Hospital. They …
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I was stressed for days thinking of a way that I could have my dog's infected wound treated by a vet around the Radcliff-Elizabethtown area. My dad said many coworkers come here and like the service, so I tried it out. Definitely true to what other reviewers said! They accept walk-ins, the vets are very knowledgeable and down-to-earth, and the prices are great! I was charged for an examination and two medications and it was less than 60 bucks! The only downfall would have to be wait time, but that's obvious for a walk-in clinic. Some of staff need to work on their people skills also as a bit of attitude was given by two separate receptionists and others seemed unhappy to be there. Don't let staff deter you though, this place is pretty great!
I've been going to this vet for over a year now. at least 2-3 times a month.never had a problem great staff and very friendly.never to high on their prices I'm always very pleased on my vet bill.most the time I go in and i'm seen by a vet within 15 minutes and dont even need an appointment .just can't find a good vet like this anymore keep up the great work.I tell everyone I see every day this is the vet to bring your pet for fast,friendly,great cost service.
Very professional and very helpful, low prices. I needed to get a cat neutered, and every other place I called said that the cat would need a checkup and vaccinations ($45) before they could neuter ($75). My bill was going to be over $100. Etown Animal Hospital offered to neuter the cat for $40, price includes pain medicine and no checkup or vaccines required. They even offered to take the cat in the evening, keep him overnight, and operate in the morning, no extra charge. I'm definitely using Etown Animal Hospital for all of my cats' future needs.
Fantastic service and prices, Helmwood wanted $328 to clean cat's teeth and said she needed it ASAP. Their first appointment was the end of January, wow, one month--really ASAP. In Feb they have 10% off--but oh no the cat could not wait one extra day after waiting a month. She had a dental abcess and had lost 3 lbs, no antibiotics given either. I called Elizabethtown Vets and got in the same week and she got her teeth cleaned and the abcessed tooth pull for $120. Helmwood also lied and tried to put the other vet down by saying they didn't use anesthesia, no vet can clean a living cat's teeth without anesthesia. All six of my pets now have a new vet in a spacious clean animal hospital filled with nice people.
Professional and kind, compassionate and friendly. We have trusted our animals with them for years. When my beloved old cat, Johnson, fell ill, and I was just sure he would die, they took him in right away, ran a few tests and told me he had a nasty infection that would be righted quickly with a course of medicine. He was better in 24 hours. Beautiful facility, open layout, very clean and user friendly. Staff is very good about answering questions and giving advice. I really like that once finished with a visit, the checkout desk and exit door is separate from the main entrance, so you can leave easily without having to go back out into the intake lobby and waiting area. I can't imagine trusting my fur babies with anyone else.
The staff and doctors here are simply wonderful. We have been taking our pets here and no other place for 30 years! They have treated a pet rat, cats, huskies, golden retriever, chow-chow mix, westie, and a Doberman and now our chocolate lab. The docs have pulled loss causes through, and have been very compassionate about end of life care as well. We will take our babies nowhere else!
I take both my shorkie and teacup yorkie there, the staff was really friendly And when it came to Checkout time I thought it was going to be outrageous but it was very reasonably priced . Best in town as far as I'm concerned .
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.