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3109 Mccart AveFort Worth, TX 76110
Sue Hultman is great! I've been taking my two Australian Shepards here for two years. Dr. Hultman is reasonably priced and loves her patients and will take time to explain things and any questions. Great place.
4948 Overton Ridge BlvdFort Worth, TX 76132
I wish I could give Dr. Susan and her staff another star. This practice offers more than just veterinary care. They loved our cat and always treated her with compassion, dignity and tenderness.
300 University DrFort Worth, TX 76107
We switched our Mini-Schnauzer to Dr. Sue's care after another Ft. Worth veterinarian missed diagnosing bladder stone symptoms for about a year and our dog ended up at the emergency vet on a holiday. We were very well satisfied with routine checkups, shots, teeth cleaning, some visits for all…
1501 Handley DrFort Worth, TX 76112
FOURTEEN YEARS OF HIGH-QUALITY CAREFor 14 years we have taken our dogs to Family PetCare (FPC) for boarding, grooming, routine vaccinations, and various medical treatments. FPC is a pet-centered hospital that treats the pet's family with equal importance. The staff are among the best we've wor…
5220 Woodway DrFort Worth, TX 76133
i rescued a puppy and had never had a pet before so i was clueless i walked in and had a million questions and had no idea what to do. they were so patient and answered everyone of my questions. they were also very sweet and loving to my new puppy. i am definitely going to make this my permenant…
7817 Jacksboro HwyFort Worth, TX 76135
I took my dog, Moses, in for the first time today for a grooming. Marielle did an outstanding job and we plan to use her exclusively from now on. While grooming, she noticed some redness in Moses' ear and called me to see if I wanted to have the vet check him out. I was very pleased with the ser…
8331 West FwyFort Worth, TX 76116
From Business: At VCA, your pet's health is our top priority and excellent service is our goal. We treat each pet knowing it is an extension of your family. Our dedicated staff of veterinarians, board certified specialists, and technicians strive each day to give your pet the very best in medical care. We understand how important it is t…
3201 Hulen StFort Worth, TX 76107
From Business: Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Hulen Hills Animal Hospital offers something unique to pet owners -- the convenience of a neighborhood wellness clinic with the capabilities of a diagnostic and emergency hospital. Open 24-7, Hulen Hills Animal Hospital has eight veterinarians skilled at diagnosing difficult cases. The team feel…
2890 Pioneer StFort Worth, TX 76119
From Business: We offer a variety of services here, including general wellness and vaccinations, surgical procedures, advanced diagnostics, chronic pain management, and pet boarding and grooming.
9635 Boat Club RdFort Worth, TX 76179
Today was my first visit with this vet office and I was very impressed. Dr. Hollars definitely knows how to handle large parrots like mine! Every other vet I've taken my bird to just gets him in, pokes around at his head, feet, and belly, and sends me on my way. Dr. Hollars not only took the tim…
4404 Southwest BlvdFort Worth, TX 76116
Well this vet just saved me 3,000 in unnecessary surgeries that. Another vet was recommending for my dog.Managed to save my sister half her vet bill by saving two of her cats absessed teeth through s thorough cleaning.And when I found them in 2007 diagnose my dog that 7 other bets missed.I'll st…
1824 E Lancaster AveFort Worth, TX 76103
I cannot say enough for this fine clinic and the professional staff and both veterinarians. I took my Doberman in for emergency surgery (she had bloat and was dying before my eyes) I called THREE CLINICS who would not see her because they were about to close. (It was noon on Saturday). These won…
3935 Boat Club RdFort Worth, TX 76135
I bought my cat to this facility for a check-up and his visit went great! Dr. Steve Whitaker is a VERY GOOD VETERINARIAN and he is good at what he does!! Dr. Whitaker is very understanding and went beyond to treat my cat. I felt very comfortable in this clinic. I will most definately go back to …
9911 Camp Bowie West BlvdFort Worth, TX 76116
Vet was extremely rude and condescending, he did not want to offer any advice or help because he said it was not his job to tell me what to do. He did not once talk or pet my dog and was unfriendly to her as well. Never go here!!!
6824 Camp Bowie West BlvdFort Worth, TX 76116
After taking my dogs to Ridglea Animal Hospital and Drs. Knapp & Ellison for the past 10 years, I have nothing but a very high recommendation to offer. What pmburk said in their review sounds TOTALLY unlike any experience I've had at Ridglea Animal Hospital. When I had to put down my first dog…
3201 Hulen StFort Worth, TX 76107
From Business: Operational for more than 20 years, the Metro West Emergency Veterinary Center is a provider of medical services. The center is fully equipped with diagnostic equipment, as well as offers in-house laboratory and X-ray services. It provides emergency and patient care services. The Metro West Emergency Veterinary Center accr…
6632 Rufe Snow DrFort Worth, TX 76148
I have taken 2 dogs & a bird to this establishment & there is NOTHING this man can't do. He has a charisma & charm that the animals connect with. He takes times to explain things to us people and is always courteous. I have an appt next Monday for him to meet my latest doggie.
6724 Mid Cities Blvd North Richland Hills, TX 76180Fort Worth, TX 76148
I've been taking my pets here for at least the past seven years. I've taken dogs, cats and now a rabbit and I've seen almost every doctor in the building and they have all been super friendly and seemed to really care for my animals. I remember a few years ago when I had a sick cat and they got …
4536 N Tarrant PkwyFort Worth, TX 76244
Brought my cat here for a wound under her arm. The way the male technician handled my cat seemed uncaring. He was not gentle in holding her and this cat was in pain. The doctor cleaned the wound, but wanted to charge like $33 for the bandage and $35 to put it on the cat; when I didn't elect to p…
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I've had two cats and two dogs operated on by Dr. Tierce. It is true his operating room does not look like TV operating rooms or is neat and orderly like some hospitals. But he does not have to worry about hospital based infections, either. He does use sterile technique and his operations are awesome to watch. I know, I observed several operations on people while my husband was in medical school and residency. Remember, it is the quality of the air, not what is on the floor. Do you really want to pay for a hospital operating room for your Fido? Most people could not afford it and might lose their pet. He is an awesome surgeon. My husband, M.D., said if you want the straight truth, Dr. Tierce will give it to you, unvarnished. I guess some people don't really want to know everything. Probably some pet owners don't want the whole straight truth. Dr. Tierce's operating technique is brilliant, he puts animals who have been injured beyond belief back together. When he put my TINY kitten's knee back together after she tore it completely apart, it was a miracle. Another cat of mine ate a piece of elastic about a yard long, and it ran completely through his intestines, gathering them up, and not passing with his stools. Dr. Tierce let me watch the surgery and he meticulously clipped the fiber that would not dissolve, a long procedure where the fiber had cut through the intestines. He was absolutely sterile. This precious kitty has done very well, he now weighs 17 pounds. And when you are the best, you can be gruff if you are pressed for time, or tired because you have been pressed into performing one more miracle on a dog hit by a car and needing immediate surgery. Yes, I saw dog brought in and taken straight into surgery. However, after sitting and holding my babies while they recovered, I saw only love and awesome caring for his patients, and I was there for hours a day for two six weeks recovery periods. As for the turnover in veterinarians, Dr. Tierce has let young vets, just starting out, without a place to practice if their own, work for him, and older vets who want to cut back but still practice. You should ask. Yeah, he is a little overcrowded, the waiting room is often full, but when an emergency comes in the door, he is there for your animal children. By the way, he attends veterinarian conferences to stay up to date on the latest. Wonderful!!
I thought it was important to take moment and let others who are searching know that Dr. Tierce is the finest. He operated on my Doberman's ears (yes, I know not all people want their dog's ears cropped). I was hesitant and did my homework regarding who the best vet choices were. Her ears came out perfect. They are perfectly symmetrical and an artist couldn't have crafted them better. And has seen her twice again because she likes to eat everything - especially if it's indigestible, apparently. He also saw my Golden when he got bit by a copperhead- SCARY- if you've never seen a dog with snakebite because their face swells to the size of a basketball. I was pretty sure he was going to die and he didn't. In fact, Dr. Tierce took care of it so quickly (in thirty minutes from me leaving the house) that there's barely even two little battle wounds on his nose to remind him that snakes are not his friends.Animals love Dr. Tierce and his whole staff, he genuinely takes the time to honor each patient and their owners as well. My dogs adore him. Whatever they are suffering from, when they get to his office, they perk right up and act like they weren't just dying an hour ago. So, if your animal is sick, needs surgery or a poisonous snake tries to take their face off, you know where to go. If I could give him 10 stars, I'd ask for 11. Added bonus- Starbucks opened two blocks over.
Our cat had this huge growth on his back near his neck, which was filled with fluids. On the morning we were to take him in to have it looked at by Western Hills, it burst. I freaked out and took him to a vet closer to home. The first vet (name withheld) wanted min over $400 to cut it out. I wound up still spending over $160 to have it lanced open and drained, packed with antibiotics, a shot. It didn't help and the opening closed up and started growing and filling up again. Two to three weeks later we took our cat to Western HIlls. Dr. Rourk, took good care of our Poohkie! He tested him for cancer, monitored him overnight, called back next day with cost (which was under $200 for everything). They even kept him one more night because my husband couldn't get back over there until Saturday to pick him up - no extra charge. We had to take him again cuz the tumor grew back - less than $160 this time! This is my vet clinic from now on! It is well worth the drive from Keller area to go to a clinic that is not going to price gouge you to love your pets. Thanks, Dr. Rourk and Team!
We checked with the vet we have been using and three others in Keller. They ranged from $350 to $400 to spay our healthy one year old 30 lb dog. Luckily a friend referred us to TCAP. We had to wait a month to get the spay scheduled. Every staff member I spoke with by phone and each one I encountered at TCAP were smiling, friendly and helpful. I was given accurate information regarding drop-off and pickup times, however I misunderstood and expected staff to call when my dog was ready to be taken home. A staff member called at 3:30 pm to find out why I hadn't come for my dog. She was very pleasant. They had to stay late to wait for me and there was no complaint, not even a frown! My dog was spayed with no complications. I recommend TCAP for their professionalism, courtesy as well as the low cost. I plan to get my dogs vaccinations and heart worm preventative at TCAP.
I have used Lakeside veterinary Clinic for many years and for all of my numerous dogs, cats and puppies. Dr. Sultemeir pulled one of my shepherds from deaths door from an injury and taken the utmost care of the others. I have during this time, found all of his associates and staff to be very caring and responsible in every way.I have raised GSDs for about 7 years and one of the pups that was purchased came down with a mysterious malady after a vacation in Colorado. The owner took him to 4 vets with no success, so I told her to go to Dr.Keith Sultemeir......within 1 week, her pup was much improved and today is completely cured.As far as I am concerned, I will always trust and go to Lakeside Clinic
This place is wonderful! My entire family have brought pets in for treatment and they have bent over backwards to be helpful and understanding about pricing. I brought in 2 tiny kittens that were dying and through their knowledgeable and caring treatment they survived and are thriving. My daughters dog has to have ongoing treatment and they are extremely understanding about her limited finances and have been very good to work with her. To the person that wrote the bad review - are you sure you came to Animal Doctors - or did you go to the super high priced vet down the road?
Dr. Daniels and each of her staff always greet us by name, and the health and well-being of our dogs is their top priority. They know our animals and can help us identify issues that need to be addressed before they become serious problems. Dr. Daniels keeps abreast of the latest developments in veterinary medicine, such as identifying a new drug that could help our dog who suffers with allergies, and save us money, too. Our dogs are our kids, and we would not trust their care to anyone but THE BEST.
Dr. Tierce and staff are not only top notch, but they are kind and caring. We have a cat that he saved after two other vets told us to put him down. It took four major surgeries and four months but he is fine now. We made many unannounced visits back to where the animals were caged. We saw only well cared-for animals and caring staff members. I believe what's going on now is nothing more than a witch hunt. And people suing for a million dollars over a dog that they ordered put down!!! Please.
I've been taking my pets here for at least the past seven years. I've taken dogs, cats and now a rabbit and I've seen almost every doctor in the building and they have all been super friendly and seemed to really care for my animals. I remember a few years ago when I had a sick cat and they got me in immediately and gave me every option possible on what to do, unfortunately he had to be put to sleep and everyone there understood how hard that was. I love this office and will never go anywhere else!
I have gone to these vets for 23 years and moved as they moved into new facilities. I have had many animals that two of the vets went to extreme effort with great expertise and provided superior diagnosis that an expensive specialized vet in Dallas couldn't diagnos and saved my child's animal. All few complaints I had were always resolved by the office manager. I found the office manager extremely responsive to an email. Look on the site for it.
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.