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128 N West StPrinceton, IN 47670
From Business: County Seat Veterinary Hospital LLC, founded by Dr. Sarah Stewart (Bailey), in Princeton, IN is a full service companion animal hospital. It is our commitment to …
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Do NOT take your furry friends to these folks. My German Shepherd got hit and busted his paw pad open. Went in for a follow up and bandage and all they told me to do is put a sock over it-did not rebadged it up again-even after I asked. By the time I got home his stitches were out and his pad was split open again. I called back and the vet told me to take him to the emergency pet place to have it fixed. I had to pay for this repair AGAIN because I love my dog and wanted him better. This place is not in business for the needs of the animals. Don't trust them.
Absolutely highly recommend! I recently took my newly adopted rescue dog in for a check-up and to establish a vet. He is mine and my husband's first dog together so I had a lot of questions. The staff was great! The vet tech was so sweet and I loved how they interacted with my pet, very caring and loving! You could tell they really wanted to treat him well! They even contacted his previous vet to try and get updated records so they didn't have to do any unnecessary tests or boosters to save me money!
Great people and great service!
Have been going there for 35 years and NEVER been disappointed. Our babies all receive excellent care and would hate to have to switch!
The staff are very rude when you ask them a question . The other problem is the lack of education the employees have of animals .you ask a simple question and they dont give a legit answer . Also the facility is always a complete mess letting an animal sit in fexeies and urine is not good. Then instead of helping a dog that is blind or hurt the uthanize them . There system is a mess
This is a great place to take your pet♥
Extremely displeased with the service today. About 8 months ago Oak Hill Animal Hospital treated one of our cats, Onyx. Where he was diagnosed with diabetes. After a round or two of expensive tests, this vet recommended diet change to MD food and 2 Units (U-40 syringe of ProZinc Insulin) twice daily (12 hrs apart). After 2 weeks at this dosage and high-protien food, Onyx had a diabetic seizure on a weekend and was taken to All-Pet clinic, where he was successfully treated (at great expense) and returned home the following day. Just so happened one of the Oak Hill Vet assistants was covering All-Pet that night, so she remembered Onyx. The whole diabetes episode cost over $1,000, and left us uncomfortable giving Onyx insulin. Prior to the insulin/MD combo he had very mild diabetic symptoms, after the insulin/MD combo he nearly died. So we kept him on the MD food, but stopped insulin altogether. We also found a less-expensive (half-price) and more 'common-sense' vet for services/food/etc. - enter Ft. Branch Animal Hospital. But without the insulin, Onyx deteriorated over 7 months. So I decided to begin the insulin again at half the original dose, and strict MD diet. Last week, we ran out of the U-40 syringes. Seems Ft. Branch Animal Hospital and every other vet we called uses regular human insulin/syringes not cat ProZinc/U-40, so back to Oak Hill with a prescription for the U-40 syringes for Onyx (who has now been without insulin for over a week). But guess what - they won't sell them to non-clients. So here's my take... Oak Hill Animal Hospital is OVER-PRICED, HAS NO GENUINE INTEREST IN YOUR ANIMALS HEALTH, and LACKS COMMON SENSE. I hope to never return there and will do everything in my power to encourage others to stay away also.
Very Unhappy with the service. The most recent story is we had our dog spaded, everything went well. We went to pick her up after and no one said anything about her stiches, how to take care of,anything. We got home and no sooner had to take her back because of swelling on her face like she had been hit. They said it was a reaction to the medicine. One would think they would notice that while they keep her for two days. Still nothing about how to take care of her. A couple days later we can't stop her from licking at the cut, so we call them again, they tell us to call the animal emergency care center because the doctor just left for the weekend.NIce. So we do and they tell us to come in and show us what to do and give us a cone for her, That Simple, but one problem, it is now infected. So back to the vet. On the way in she knocks off the cone, My wife has her and our 3 yr old son so she leaves the cone off. The vet came in and noticed the cone was off and had the nerve to say "OH NO THAT NEEDS TO STAY ON HER AT ALL TIMES" Lucky it was just my wife there, because I would've lost it. So he gives her another shot and sends us on our way again, but not after charging us for another visit!! So 4 visits later and around $600.00 later I am pleased to say she is doing better thanks to our new vet!!!!! Yes $300 was for surgery and medicine but the other $300 was preventable. UNREAL
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.