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I am very impressed with the staff and very thankful for the kindness, consideration, and care given to me and my sweet dog, Trudy. It was time to say goodbye to my 16 year old dog and I contacted Animal Doctors. Dr. Daniels made time in between surgeries to take care of our dog in her last minutes on earth. Dr. Daniels and her staff were so sensitive, attentive, and kind throughout the process. I am 50 years old and I have always had dogs, so I have been through the end with many dogs and I must say that this goodbye was the most peaceful, sweet, and respectful that I have ever experienced. I am so thankful for the compassionate care provided by Dr. Daniels and her staff (receptionist and technicians) and I will never forget how gently they handled me and my dear Trudy.
Always friendly at front desk and vets are the best! I wouldn't take my dog to anyone else!! My German Shepherd had heart worms and they were so kind and caring during her treatment. Now she is 100% healthy thanks to them!
Love this clinic, the staff, and how they love my babies! They are FIRST CLASS and always treat us like family. I've never felt like they nickle and dimed us. Dr. Rhonda Daniels is outstanding and has done everything in her power to help my baby Swede with her allergies. She even diagnosed her cataracts that 3 other doctors prior had missed. I recommend this clinic to everyone!!!
As someone else said, the staff here are extremely condescending and do not give one damn about your pets. They use pets like a tool to make money. After coming to them for a prescription refill of my cat's hyperthyroidism pills when we moved here, they charged me again and again to run tests on her, claiming that her dosage was too high. In the end they discovered that her dosage was just right, and in the month that they dropped it, she lost weight, became lifeless, and began rejecting all food. THEY caused that. If they had just refilled her prescription and not messed with the dosage she'd still be fine. Not only that, they injured her in the process of taking her blood and wouldn't own up to it. They are not open with you, they don't care if you have questions or concerns, they just go about their business without treating you or your pet like living, feeling creatures. So incredibly disappointed in them and myself for entrusting my pets to them without reading these reviews first. If you love your pet at all, don't take them here. Both you and your pet will pay for that mistake.
Several weeks ago Dr. Cox spayed my precious baby girl kitten and she had no complications or problems after her surgery. This weekend one of our sheep got mauled by a dog. Dr. Cox worked our sheep in for emergency surgery Saturday morning even though they were completely booked. Dr. Cox worked very hard to save our sheep. Dr. Cox called us periodically after the surgery to check on the sheep. We are very pleased with Dr. Cox and will continue using Leonard Animal Clinic.
The worst place ever! They kill my dog after the surgery , they send my dog home and in 48 hours I have yo take him to emergency hospital. They could not save my dog and I ended with a 3000 dollars bill. Since you sign the papers that they not are responsible , is nothing that you can do regardless to legal. Please if you love you pet take him to a different place, since there is a low coast clinic they have too many dogs and cats to spay- nuter in short time that they don't care about doing a good work or being human compassionate with our loving pets.
My furbaby had stop eating,drinking and was moping around all day, the next morning I took her to Lancaster Animal Hospital,1824 E. Lancaster..Dr. Bob Verzosa checked my dog for heartworms, the first test he said he did not have any so he wanted to take another more expensive test then came back to tell me that my dog had heartworms, I was devastated. He gave him fluids and I started him on heartworm Med as I was aware how harsh taking a dog through heartworm treatment is so I did what they called slow kill... I returned a wk later to do another fluid treatment. I want to add after the day that I took my dog to the vet he was never sick again. I appreciate the fluid treatment and I suspect that's actually all he needed. He was on heartworm Med every month for two solid years as suggested but to be honest I actually think he was misdiagnosed, I don't think he ever had heartworms. How do you have heartworms and you're only sick one day. I have so much more to say about the rude staff.
Dr. Hutchinson lacks professionalism and manners. She would ask a question and then proceed to talk over me and belittle me when I tried to respond. Even worse, she kept talking about herself and all I could think was "this visit is supposed to be about my dog." To top it all off, she talked badly about another Vet in this clinic, making it sound like the other vet could have killed my dog with a medication. For future clients, I hope this woman learns to Actively listen and becomes more professional. Until then, I'm taking my business elsewhere.
Worst experience ever with a veterinarian. Ever. Overtested, overcharged, and dog still was not cured. The vet and staff were over the top friendly in the beginning but quickly condescending and confrontational when I raised questions about the testing, charges, and treatment. I was trying to understand the inconsistencies and they were out to put me in my place. Months and hundreds of dollars later and I must start with a new veterinarian. Very frustrating. Even if the service and care had been better, this office charges much higher rates than other vets.
We just moved to Trenton a few months ago and our regular vet is over an hour away in Euless. I believe my cat was suffering from end-stage kidney failure. She descended rapidly over the last month. My father died less than a month ago, and I believe my 3-week absence contributed to my cat's decline. When I realized a few days ago that my sweet 16 year old cat (I've had her since she was 6 weeks old ) was suffering and not just declining in health, I decided, this morning, that the responsible thing to do was put her to sleep. I looked for a vet local to Trenton, TX so she would not have to endure a lengthy car ride to Euless to be euthanized. This vet, Dr. COX, was an absolute and utter monster. He grabbed my cat by her scruff to hoist her onto a towel to give her the injection that would kill her. He wrenched her delicate and emaciated old cat body around as if she was a rag-doll. He had zero compassion. He actually whistled while I sobbed over her. I have had my cat since she was a baby, and in her last moment, it was absolutely insane that he treated both her and I with such insane disregard and callousness. I referred to my cat as my heartbeat.I came to this vet to do the humane thing and end her suffering. Her last moments were horrifying- both for her and for me. DO NOT BRING YOUR BELOVED PET TO THIS 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.