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1359 E Butler AveFlagstaff, AZ 86001
Whatever you do don't take your animals here if you can help it. They are all about the money, not about the care. I was in a 70 mph roll over acci…
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We have been going there for years. Service has always been excellent. Recently we lost our wonderful old dog. So we got a beautiful little puppy, undoubtedly our last dog considering our age.Just shy of her second birthday she developed impacted anal glands. The vet said that there would be no problem removing them. This has been a nightmare. Either something went wrong with the surgery, and I have no reason to believe that, or there were complications after.To their credit the vet took our beautiful puppy back and worked on her gratis for a week. Didn't help. She was clearly in distress and pooping all over the place. We did everything the vet recommended, medicine, new diet, everything but nothing worked.So eventually we decided to end this. I'm terminally ill with no idea how long I have to live. Could be months or years. Coming to terms with that was far easier than deciding to end the life of our wonderful little friend.Up to this point we had no problems with what the vet had done. But that changed today. The exchange got REALLY heated on both sides. None of that can be documented because no one else saw it. But it was pointed. They refused to put our wonderful little friend down.As we left the owner came out and stopped us. After making a totally horrible comment about our attitude he said: "You are terrible people for wanting to put down a perfectly healthy puppy just because you are too weak to deal with this."I'd rate this experience as worse than learning I have terminal cancer.
Canyon Pet Hospital offered state of the art care to our very sick kitten at a reasonable cost. The kitten had to stay over for two nights. There is someone in-house at all times which was comforting to us and in general, very important when dealing with very sick animals. They kept us up to date of her condition. I highly recommend Canyon Pet Hospital and would place any of my pets in their care again if need be.
I used this vet for almost 2 years and today will be the last time that I ever attempted to seek care for my dogs here. I've had 2 experiences where veterinarians were not knowledgeable (the first time I figured I'd just use a different vet at the same office, until it happened again). Earlier this week the vet that I saw was confusing antihistamine doses with doses for another allergy med, and kept blaming her lack of competence on the late hour since it was about 11pm. That visit took up 2.5 hours of my times since we sat in a room for 2 hours without anyone coming in, after being told that it would be an hour wait. Today I was told again that it would be an hour wait, and then after an hour and fifteen minutes I was told that 2 emergencies walked in but the funny thing is that I was sitting in my car in the parking lot with my dogs that entire time and not one car pulled in. They lie about wait times and employ incompetent veterinarians, and as a healthcare professional I do not feel comfortable with brining my animals here for care. Nor do i have the time to wait around while they give me inaccurate wait times.
Always calls personally to check on your pet. Very caring and conpassionate.
Canyon Pet Hospital, Flagstaff, AZ: Stay away!!!!!!!!On September 29, 2014, my wife and I took our two Yorkie puppies to Canyon Pet Hospital for a pre op exam so that we could have them spayed. We wanted Canyon Pet to do the work because we had very good experiences with them in the past. My wife and I even preached to others of how wonderful they are. No more. During the pre op exam, we explained that we would have to drive over an hour to get there and my wife could not sit upright for long periods of time due to pain. She is in a wheelchair and suffers a lot when sitting in it. The vet told us to tell the intake personnel our situation and they would move our girls up the priority list to accommodate us. Since every room has a mission statement posted and that mission claimed to have a facility that “meets all the needs of our clients and their pets” we had no reason to believe that the vet spoke anything but the truth.On October 14, we woke at 5 AM to prepare for the trip to Flagstaff and on our arrival informed the lady behind the desk of what the vet had told us and again informed the intake tech who said she would take care of it. When we pressed for a ballpark time when we could pick them up she explained that they would have to stay for two hours for observation following the surgery so it would be early afternoon. We left our little girls and went to see what we could do in Flagstaff. A little after 12:30 we called to see the status. We were told that they were not going in until AFTER a waiting “neuter” operation was completed. Some quick math indicated that we would not be able to pick the girls up until after 4PM and more than likely closer to 5. We told them to get our animals ready because we could not wait that long as we had told them repeatedly during the intake.Then it got bad. My wife made me promise to let her handle things. We went into the reception area and she expressed her anger at the lies we had been told and she wanted to see the office manager. We were quickly rushed to a room so that no one else could witness the effects of Canyon Pet’s error and when we decided we had been hidden long enough, my wife opened the door and was met by the guy who had been working in the parking lot on some general maintenance issues. He had no ID, did not introduce himself and began yelling at my wife. I was doing a fair job of keeping my promise but he continued to verbally abuse my wife because HIS staff had screwed up. When I decided to put an end to his abusing my wife, he literally tried to goad me into a physical confrontation. The only thing that I can compare him to is a 19 year old frat boy who spent too much time at a keg party. When I asked him his name he turned his back to me and yelled “Chris“ and a couple of muffled syllables. When I asked him to repeat it he then turned and yelled “Did I stutter?” I told him that he had his back to me when he answered and he turned away again with a gesture of his right hand and yelled “I OWN this place. Look it up”The web site invites you to write to him with your concerns. Don’t bother. Chris Miller is not an accountable person. Mistakes can happen. A man owns up to them. A child blames others.Incidentally, he charged US for the luxury of his abuse.
I have been taking my pets to Canyon Pet Hospital ever since my beloved vet of 20 years, Dr. Bush, passed away. The care at Canyon is consistently high and the entire staff from the front office to the back kennels are superb. I really like the team approach they take. I have used almost the full range of services they provide and have always been highly satisfied. They are the best!
This is one of the cleanest and well maintained veterinary facilities that we've ever been in. The doctors are all top notch and really care about the pets. The administration is always interested in feedback and they really do something about it when you bring it to their attention. Lots of ancillary services like laser, acupuncture and physical therapy. One stop shopping for our dog.
After taking my furry loved ones to another Vet in town, I stumbled upon Canyon Pet Hospital. It is now the ONLY place I think about taking my animals. The staff is professional, courteous and you can tell they love animals. They also treat the humans with respect and love, as well. The hours are wonderful and pricing is the fantastic! The facility is clean and well kept - a HUGE plus to me! I have used their walk in service with a dog that was having an allergic reaction, they didn't charge anything extra for that service and I was so thankful. Don't even think about going anywhere else. My parents drive over an hour to take their animals here too!
I have been going to Canyon Pet Hospital for several years now. Their doctors and staff are kind and caring. I've always been made to feel very comfortable there as well as my furry kids. I love their hours and the prices. I highly recommend Canyon!
We have been going to Canyon Pet for 4 years. We know all the vets and trust them completely, I highly recommend them. I love that they are now open everyday from 8a.m. to midnight. 5p.m to midnight are the extended hours and walk-in only, Prices are reasonable and no extra charge for the extended hours.
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.