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I recently switched to this vet and am so much happier with them than my previous one. I've brought my chihuahua in three times and am pleased with …
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Best veterinary clinic I have ever been to. I will highly recommend Cherrelyn Animal Hospital to friends.
I haven't even been yet...the video made me cry ! I'm making my appointments today !!!! I have been going to planned pethood, and it has become very "unpersonal".this vet seems to make each pet their own pet. I can't wait to walk in the door !!
I recently switched to this vet and am so much happier with them than my previous one. I've brought my chihuahua in three times and am pleased with how friendly, helpful and engaged each doctor, tech and staff member has been. They take time to listen, ask questions and explain, and they give recommendations without being pushy. My overall experience has been great, and I'm so glad to have found such a great vet so close to my home.
They are just truly the best place to take your pets to. My family has been going there for over 50yrs. The staff and Dr's may change but the one thing that never changes is the friendliness and care they have for you and your fur babies.
Hands down the nicest staff, great care and affordable prices! Being able to use Care Credit is a relief if I don't have the funds to care for pet emergencies. Thank you
very good service they get you in very quick when your dog is sick and very caring Thank you Sharon Lawver
All the folks at Cherrelyn are great! They have a love for what they do, are professional and friendly, and take great care of my dog.
Yesterday was my first visit to Cherrelyn Animal Hospital with my dog Holly. I had lived up North and was searching for a Vet in Englewood since my move about a year ago. All I have to say is how happy I am that I found them. We were met by Dr. Koster, who put my mind at ease with his numerous years of experience as well as his witty and fun nature. He was sweet to my drama queen Holly and the staff was very pleasant and welcoming. This animal hospital reminded me of a small town type place where everyone was connected and like family. I will return as I feel I have found a new Vet for my Holly bug.
We recently took in a stray dog and took him in for vaccinations and an exam. The staff was extremely helpful in helping us determine his age, breed, and other pertinent information for taking care of our new pup! Very professional and were extremely excited to see our dog despite seeing animals every day. Definitely the only place I'll bring any pets I have from now on!
Earlier this year Dr. Rodrigo came to our house and helped us through the difficult time of letting our Sadie go to a better place. He has been our vet ever since, and we can't thank him enough for his and his teams effort to console us. We have been taking our other dog, Harlow, to him for months as well and we can't be more happy with Cherrelyn Animal Hospital's services! Gina is the sweetest receptionist and it's always a pleasure seeing her. This is the best vet in town, hands down, as I will not take any of my animals to any other establishment!
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.