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3802 N Lockwood Ridge RdSarasota, FL 34234
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My pup was a patient, but no longer. After office visit on Thursday, 9/27/18, our dog was treated & after 2 days later I called with sincere concerns. Was told they would get back to me asap, but we never heard back. We had to go to emergency pet hospital on 9/30/18. She was properly treated and is on the road to recovery. We will no longer bring our dog to Loving Care in Englewood. We have found a new highly recommended vet.
My cat Vincent was horribly sick not eating for 7 days and throwing up. Went to Dr. Paul on a Fri morn appt and by noon he was operating on my cats blocked intestines and Sat. afternoon he was home. ONLY becuz of the awesome work of Dr, Paul. He is caring, professional, kind, funny and an awesome vet. He saved my cats life. YOU ROCK DR. PAUL!!!!! Really like Lemon Bay but Love Dr. Paul
HAVE USED DR G AND HIS STAFF FOR YEARS! MY 4 DOGS AND CAT LOVE GOING THERE AND NEVER COMPLAIN! ALWAYS HAVE BEEN PLEASANT AND THE PRICES ARE FANTASTIC. YOU MIGHT HAVE TO WAIT A LITTLE LONGER FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT TIME BUT ITS WORTH IT. SHAVONNE THE OFFICE MANAGER IS ALWAYS SO FRIENDLY AND GOES OUT OF HER WAY TO PLEASE AS WELL AS THE OTHER STAFF. I DRIVE PAST AT LEAST 6 VET OFFICES TO GET TO THEIRS! WANDA HUGHSTON AND FAMILY
Our 14 year old dog was having problems walking when I the hospital, they told me to come in later that day, even though I had to wait, Dr Chris diagnosed it as vertigo and after treatment she fine. I feel bad for those who had bad experiences, but I was very satisfied with my experience.
I left my cherished cat for a routine procedure. Dr. Chris was to "mildly sedate" her for a simple biopsy of a suspicious rash on her belly.An hour later the "Doctor" called to say he had lost her. She was obviously over sedated to the point where her heart stopped.This is an inexperienced staff offering low cost services. I strongly suggest you not take any pet here.
Their office mgr, soshanna(spelling?) , her persona is cool and aloof. She also was represented that my dog would "probably" have to be under anesthesia for X-rays and strongly urged the xtra inflated fee. This was opposite of the vets opinion. Price gouging with blaten lying. The back office appears unkept and not sanitized. Would not leave a loved pet in that environment. Beware!
Always friendly..our dog is NEVER tramatized when picking up from boarding or care..I feel they take their time and treat each dog or cat special which any owner will recognize immed and know how they will be treated. Their will always be a wait time if there is an emergency they have to handle..and computers as we all know can sometimes be slow. Plan accordingly..have patience and know at least on our end anyway your pets will be taken care of and you don't have to worry.. That's the most important issue.. Not worrying while they are in the Hospitals care..
They have been treating my dogs with quality care for 2 years. Staff is very friendly. Veterinarians are great. Sometimes they can be very busy there, but i have noticed big improvements there lately. I brought one of my dogs there just after they have closed one day for emergency surgery, and everyone stayed late for us and took care of my dog. Not any animal hospital would have done that and i really appreciate that they were abke to save my dog that day. I can tell that they really love animals and it's great that they make it affordable for people on a budget. highly recommended.
Englewood Animal Hospital:Horrible, Unethical, Liars to sum it up properlyTook 1 yr. old male cat for LASER declaw because he was fullsize and BLADE declaw is not good for fullsize cats.At pickup next day got charged for bladed declaw price.. REDFLAG.. asked why.. stated billing mistake and paid full LASER price.Took 45 minutes to get my cat to front and then female doctor pulls me in exam room. Stated it looked like he got the LASER to her, but the cat chewed on his paw and bleed alot so it took so long because they had to clean him up.. Went home worried about him, and further examined him at home to find all the toe pads to be bloody and tips cut off. This is something thatisn't suppose to happen with LASER! Called to talk to Doctor ROBERT who did the surgery, no go.. he wasn't in until next week monday.. Spent all rest of week and weekend watching catcarefully and comforting him because of the obviously HUGE amount of pain he was in.Called monday morning, finally got call back from him at 5pm. Stated that he did do the BLADED procedure because LASER crapped out. Not only is that unethical of a doctor to assume a patient will be fine with whatever procedure they feel like doing it is ILLEGAL. He asked to see cat next day to make sure he was ok.. went first thing in morning, doc bob spent 2 seconds looking at cat and 5 minutes trying to negotiate a refund for me!! refunded upcharge of LASER (obviously should be refunded) and another 30 bucks out of the 100 bill for troubles.. I dont' care about the $$ but the 30 refundis a slap in the face after the fact.. DO NOT GO THERE EVER.. WHAT A JOKE OF A BUSINESS !!
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.