Zoo Babies: Winter 2018 »
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7548 Old Auburn RdCitrus Heights, CA 95610
I've been taking our pets here for years for regular health check ups and grooming needs. They have vaccination clinics available too! ��������
4211 Sunset Ln Ste 101Shingle Springs, CA 95682
I have had numerous experiences with Shingle springs vet clinic and every visit I was treated with respect and excellent care for my animal and in a…
3046 Northgate BlvdSacramento, CA 95833
I have been a client with Northgate Pet Hospital for the past 15 years. Dr. Frank Lapuz has been the most conciencious and caring vet I have ever h…
1936 Del Paso RdSacramento, CA 95834
From Business: At VCA Natomas Animal Hospital, your pet's health is our top priority, and excellent service is our goal. We look forward to welcoming you and your pets. Our vete…
7751 Sunset AveFair Oaks, CA 95628
I have bounced from vet hospital to vet hospital in the Sacramento ara for years. Some were ok some were down right horrible. I was refered to Dr Gr…
9801 Old Winery PlSacramento, CA 95827
Had to have my dog go here for over night stay because she had a surgery and was not responding to the pain killer and needed an overnight IV drop! …
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Why do they have 2 listings on YP? Is that a ploy as well??? Money making scammers! I know MANY friends with first hand experience that feel the same, but we know not many people post their complaints. I am! I went through this with them a few years ago after needing surgery for my other dog (initial estimate of $1800 became almost $3000 bill without consultation, yes that does make a difference!) Brought our new puppy in for the wellness package as they seemed reasonably priced for the package deal. And all I received the entire time was judgement, attitude, incompetence and differing stories. For a healthy problem-free puppy! Now I was just denied 3rd party flea & heartworm treatment because "she has to have a wellness check up and test" and then "it's the law" oh really, nice now I am being threatened with the law in order for you to make money! She is 14 months old, had her last wellness check up this Spring, was spayed 2 months ago (with another check-up) and has had continual prevention since we got her. BS. I cannot stand this business and their unethical business values. I found Animal Outreach of the Mother Lode, if you have normal animal/vet needs go here please!
I came in with my dog for her annual checkup. On the first visit everything was fine. The checkup consisted of a quick pat down of my dog and her vital signs. Then my dog got her vaccines. I inquired about the Lyme’s disease vaccine due to the fact I like to take my dog hiking. I was told that I would have to come back for a 2nd shot. Sure, no problem. As I was checking out and making my second appointment I specifically asked if the bill included the second visits, I was told yes it was.so I came back about two weeks later to get her second shot. took about 5 min. as I was checking out I was charged another $89 for 5 min in an exam room and a shot. I am sure you could imagine my surprise about the extra charges. I explained to the person that I checked out that I already paid. He REALLY didn’t care. The reason I am not going back has nothing to do with the $89, it is because I was lied to by the staff, and no one really cared about it. I can’t trust your staff to give my dog the care that she deserves. Your staff made me feel that the dog’s health is secondary to the more key issue which is how much can we get out of my checking account. I am not going to subject my dog to fast food vet hospital.the funny part about this is since the hospital only cares about money and doesn't care about honesty, they just lost out on an $850 bill. my dog needs a tooth extracted and I am NOT going to the Folsom California Benfield to have it done. your hospital was so concerned about lying to me and getting one more dollar out of my checking account they lost a much bigger bill. Serves them right.
I used to take my dog to Banfield and was very disappointed with the service. I found Folsom Vet a few years ago and wished I had them years ago. The staff is wonderful and knowledgeable. My dog has had health issues in the past but the latest issue is where they really shined. My pet was bitten by a squirrel. They moved another appointment to perform surgery due to the seriousness of the issue. I was pleasantly surprised to find the bill was less than estimated due to the discounts and included services provided at no charge. I highly recommend them.
Excellent care at Lakeside Pet Hospital! Dr. Kaplow has been taking care of our pets for years. He and his team understand your pets are part of your family. They give you all your options and provide great follow up service and care too.
The staff at Blue Ravine Animal Hospital are kind and caring. The facility is clean and relaxing. The vets there are excellent and very professional.
When my good friend had his dog hit by a car, I went with him to Crossroads. They were very friendly and compassionate.
Took my ailing cat here. After extending her stay of a week, told me she was too ill and we put her down. She was very ill but they gave us that bit of hope because apparently they weren't 100% sure. Ok, I understood that. Heartbroken as I was. Then same exact thing happened with our dog! The exact same treatment modality.! Same exact diagnosis, prognosis and final treatment. This occurred within 6 mos. of each other. Very heartbreaking and costly. They were completely different illnesses, btw. But guess what, a friend of mine took her cat there and got the exact same song and dance. She decided to do what we should have, she took her cat home and nursed it back to health. She is a nurse by profession. Our situation was different, were dealing with the loss of a family member so we weren't in good shape to make clear decisions and relied on our vet. It was a mistake I'll always regret, whether it was the best or not.
I was very disappointed in our experience at Blue Ravine for a second time. Although the front desk staff was great, the Dr. we saw was less than desirable. Our dogs "check-up" by the Dr. lasted about 3 minutes, all it included was him listening to her heart, a quick look at her teeth and making me feel stupid because a "hot spot" on my dogs leg become so infected that it was going to scar and she would never grow hair in that area again. I've seen this type of wound before, definitely have training and have seen infected wounds before, this was nothing close to infected.When I questioned both the Dr. and tech about the need for an antibiotic to be prescribed for a what is a "hot spot" on my dogs leg, I was told I had to get the antibiotic. Rather than seeing if a steroid shot, or even steroid cream and cone would be sufficient to heal the area, now, I have a $60 antibiotic that will get thrown away because it won't get used. (I tried that method and my dog's leg is healing very well). Wish I would have been a little more persistent. We were also charge almost $60 for shaving and cleaning an area that was about the size of a half dollar, really! Total bill was $200 for an appointment that lasted 10 minutes, included a sub-par check-up, wound cleaning, and prescription that my dog didn't require. I gave them the benefit of a doubt because everyone has their moments, but for the second time I was talked down too and made to feel as though I am a horrible pet owner. I guess paying for the big beautiful facility out weighs good customer service and the animals best interests.
I've tried several groomers in the past. I was rarely happy and it was very inconsistent. Judy's has always done a fabulous job and they are very reasonably priced. I have recommended them to several of my friends.
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.