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11605 Coldwater RdHuntertown, IN 46748
6104 Covington RdFort Wayne, IN 46804
From Business: Covington Veterinary Hospital, PC and Dr Frank C. Helfrich, DVM was the first animal hospital in the Times Corners area. They are a full service pet care hospital…
5902 Homestead RdFort Wayne, IN 46814
Not only do you educate, and take time to teach us clients, the importance of what flea meds to buy (by giving us insight why most don't work-missin…
5818 Maplecrest RdFort Wayne, IN 46835
These people are amazing! I accidentally fell on my pug puppy on the ice. He was bleeding through his nose, bad sign. My regular vet did not think h…
7202 S Anthony BlvdFort Wayne, IN 46816
From Business: Anthony Animal Clinic - William C Kerley DVM is locally owned and operated, located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. We understand that your pet is an extension of your fa…
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We recently took our Doberman Pinscher puppy in to not only have her ears cropped, but to also have scar tissue on her side surgically removed. Before taking her in she did not have full range of motion with her right leg due to the location of this horrible puckering scar. Every time she would stretch or scratch it would bleed... so it was basically like a non healing wound. Dr Gupta recommended that I have it surgically taken care of. We are more than thrilled that we listened to him. He and his staff did an amazing job.They put my mind to ease and were so good with Ruby while in their care. She has healed wonderfully both ears and incision. Our Ruby girl now can comfortably stretch, jump, play, scratch, and whatever else puppies do. Once her hair grows back from being shaved:) there will be no sign of any scar or any surgery. Thank you Dr Gupta and staff
I took my dog in there and he had a low temp. He was bleeding when he went to the restroom and we were told he would be ok. He died the very next day. They will not see my new dog.
I feel bad when only people who have bad experiences are the ones leaving reviews. Ive taken multiple pets here many times for dofferent reasons, both cats and dogs. They always gove you a briefing about hiw to care for your animal for the next few weeks to prevent any issues after surgery so i think that other lady doesnt want to admit she didn't take care of her pet and wants to blame H.O.P.E. As long as you follow their instructions you wont have any issue (2 cats and 2 dogs spayed/neutered here along with other treatments and shots) also VERY affordable. Much cheaper than the expensive, small vet clinics.
I have been with Dr. Gupta for 13 years. I know this because I was pregnant with my last baby girl. When she was 2 years old she fell and hurt her ankle. As soon as I went to her, she was yelling, "Mom, hurry we need to go see Dr. Gupta!" I said who, "Dr. Gupta, so he can fix me all better." As I was trying not to laugh, I tried to explain to her that Dr. Gupta is a doctor for our cat and our dog. Being a 2 year old she was confused about which Dr. we go to. That is how much I love taking my pets to Dr. Gupta! Years went by, my daughter understood who Dr. Gupta was and who was her own Dr. I am still and always will be a faithful client to Dr. Gupta. Not only does he really have the love for our pets, he has great compassion for the pet owners, as well. Plus, his team are just as fantastic and caring as he is. Thanks, Dr. Gupta. You will always be our best Dr. for our pets and be in our prayers. We still have the forever laugh about my daughter wanting you to "making her better"!! I owe you a big Thank-you for what you have done for my 4 legged children.
I love that the doctors will call after hours just to make sure your pet is doing okay and will always squeeze you in.
All of the vets and technicians at Aboite Animal Hospital are very knowledgeable. I appreciate that they always make time for my pets.
I don't like how they communicate. When my dog started there he was 5.7 pounds and he is now 4.1 pounds. The don't know what they are doing.
My three dragons will never have another vet!! Dr. Boxberger and staff were so understanding and listened to all my concerns. They even printed a packet of information from the Internet to give me. I know my babies are getting the best care. Thank you for all that you do!!!
I love Aboite and so does my 14 year old dog. They're the most personable and well-educated animal hospital around.
I had a wonderful experience with Erica and Amanda! They were so kind and welcoming. This was my first visit and I am switching both of my dogs to Stellhorn Vet!
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.