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4525 Highland RdWaterford, MI 48328
I just got back from my first visit with this vet. I was recommend by my mom. The staff is really nice. The vet explains everything. Their prices ar…
6565 N Territorial RdPlymouth, MI 48170
From Business: We are a full service small animal facility. We also provide canine reproductive services, and welcome the dog show breeder/exhibitor. We are also a full service …
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I brought my cat here a few years ago. The lady told me they would have to do 1400.00 exploratory surgery or put him to sleep. Took him to Wilson vet in Washington twp. He was constipated. Gave him a enenima and put him on lactalouse. No issues after that. Fenton vet preys on peoples love of their animals in my opinion. I'll never be back.
I am so happy I brought my 9 year old dog to the Pointe !! There very honest professional and make you feel comfortable. They don’t try to push things your animal doesn’t need . Dr. Chris and Staff are First Class and Ive recommended them to my friends as there very caring people . Very happy I took him there !!! I highly recommend them !!!!
Dr. Sandy has been taking care of my special needs dog for years. I can't imagine taking him somewhere else. What a success story from one little store front down the street to the gorgeous building they have now.
We've been taking our dogs to Animal Health Clinic and Dr. Sandy for 13 years. They have a top notch facility and we trust both Dr. Sandy and Dr. K to do what is best for our pets. We do yearly blood work yearly and find that very helpful in finding issues that can usually be dealt with. They always can get us in to see a sick dog on a moments notice. The staff is friendly and both Dr. Sandy and Dr. K are very informative about treatment plans. We've been to different Vets throughout the years and we highly recommend Animal Health Clinic for your pets needs. They always give you an estimate of services and if you are not comfortable with the cost they always leave it up to you to decide. They are very thorough in their examinations and have very up to date equipment. If they can't provide a service (such as ultrasounds) they set you up with a specialist.
This veterinary was recommended to me. Today I called first thing cause my dog had an injured leg for two weeks. We tried treating it ourselves.... To no avail. The vet made room for me to bring my pet in immediately even tho they had a surgery scheduled. I'm am so impressed and thankful! They did NOT overcharge me and they were so kind!! This is my new vet!!! Thank you for all you did for Ruby today!!
Dr. Chris is amazing with dogs and very knowledgable! Would highly recommend! He has a great bedside manner, is very thorough, doesn't make you feel rushed, and patient with questions.
Now that I've had this fence for awhile I feel I can rate it. Best thing ever. If it can keep my St.Bernard, Newfie mix in, it would work on every dog. Laura the dog trainer is the best and Mark the installer knew what he was doing as well! If you have a dog who is a little nuts and you can't control it, dont hesitate on getting this fence. Expensive but worth it!
Yes, it's expensive. Think through what you really need before buying. But wow, I love this product. I saw my puppy hit by a car when I was young and the movie runs through my head when I think of it. Now, my concern is lessened considerably. Remember, though, animals can get IN; your dog can't get out.
I've been helping a friend that is working out of town get quotes for an invisible fence, and called this company. I just received MANY texts, at 10:20pm from the owner saying he requires an email stating his terms are accepted, and he'll GIVE me till Friday to accept. He ended his first sting of texts with, and I quote, "I'm way too busy to chase after this job, understand???". So I'm lost and ask if there is a problem, to which he responds he's trying to keep his office staff organized, and my friend and I seem to consider this a not so important matter, and again he'll GIVE me till Friday to obligate myself, and again, he's way too busy to chase after this job....He rambles on to state he's worked hard to schedule and he's done, and asks if I'm kidding.There is no way on Gods green earth this guy runs this business in this manner and is still afloat. No way possible at all. He isn't offering medical care, food or shelter. He installs invisible pet fences, and crazy me, I don't imagine everyone is going to drop their lives and leap immediately to accomodate HIS schedule. I'm sure any business owner would prefer to receive a call, and after ONE SINGLE call, pick up $1000, but alas, this wouldn't be the case, as my friend is working out of town so, God forbid, this guy have to read an email or take a couple phone calls. But hey, as he stated numerous times, as he blew up my phone at 10:20pm, he's too busy to chase this job.I would STRONGLY suggest anyone considering using this business, run far and fast the other way. I honestly believe this guy isn't mentally stable. Who would send a customer a string of demanding threatening texts at 10pm? What business owner doesn't understand there is sometimes a sales cycle and CUSTOMER SERVICE is part of running a business? Well, not this guy Jamie. He doesn't have time to set a job up, but I will venture a guess he'll certainly take your money. Just whatever you do, do NOT expect anything resembling common courtesy, let alone the business you're going to spend your money with to be helpful, understanding, or patient.If you don't mind dealing with a maladjusted bully, who throws a tantrum and harasses you at night if your job takes longer than a week to set up, Jamie may be your guy. If you have any questions, if you're unsure of the installation date, and know he'll offer dates then claim they're not longer available, or if you just aren't ready to throw cash at him, when he feels like taking it from you, well then buyer beware. Anyone that doubts the veracity of ANYTHING I've mentioned in this review, feel free to contact me and I'll share the screen shots from the flurry of texts I just received.
I will never deal with this company again. they are over priced, and pretty apathetic when it comes to emergencies such as the one I had this morning. I entered my garage to find the Invisible fence unit smoking thick gray smoke and hot to the touch. I removed the cover and the unit stopped smoking. I first went to retrieve my puppy who was not responding to my orders so I was afraid to unplug the fence. I called and spoke to the owner who seemed only happy to not answer my questions on when I can get a service tech out to check it. His only reply was. "unplug the fence" Not an option right now or I would have. I asked again about a service tech. "did you unplug the fence" Musst have hurt his feelings asking him if he was an idiot because I was told never to call back. I didn't I just bought a brand new unit from a company called Hidden Fence and its going in in a few days. Its their best unit and less then half of the cost of invisible fence. The best advice a business owner has ever given me. Go somewhere else. LOL not only has invisible fence lost my business but they put about 700 in my pocket to do it. Thanks buddy.
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.