Zoo Babies: Winter 2018 »
Check out the cutest newborns from zoos around the country and learn where you can see them.
1500 Washington BlvdFremont, CA 94539
I have been taking my cats to Mission San Jose Vets for years and have always had excellent care. Two years ago my cat was diagnosed with cronic kid…
2175 S Bascom AveCampbell, CA 95008
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 …
27641 Mission BlvdHayward, CA 94544
My dog Kali had been lazy, uninterested in food and wasn't acting right- I knew something was wrong when she didn't get better after a a couple days…
1618 Washington BlvdFremont, CA 94539
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I have been taking my pet to tri city for many years and that was the best service I have ever received. The staff was print and professional.
Our small poodle had two teeth removed, all the remaining teeth cleaned and a fox tail removed from her ear. They did and excellent job, explained everything before beginning all this work. Picked up April at 8:30 last night. She was a little tired and went right to bed, slept all night. Today the same old happy April. We are very happy!
I have to say I was very reluctant to come here because of all the bad things ive heard of this place from years ago.. but there totally wrong.. I took my dog here after she got into it with my other dog they took her right to the back and gave her personable and professional help. I constantly calling in to check on her once i dropped her off and not ONCE did I hear in there voice like they were annoyed with me for calling again..it all happened a week before my brothers wedding and we had to leave out of town and they offered to keep her there to watch over her and give her, her medicine and the chsrge per day was cheaper then any other place in town.. they were SO caring and really understood our situation. Then only a few monthes later all our dogs at our home got Kennel cough and they all were so understanding and took such great care of each and every one of them. The nurses took the time with each dog like they were the only ones there.. thet were gentle and caring to my pets and myself.. AND the offices were clean and neat.
This place is awesome! I brought my dog here for his first overall checkup (which is free for new patients with a coupon) and had such a great experience! We were greeted as we walked in the door, and quickly taken back to our room; not too long later, Dr. Andrews came in and gave an excellent exam for my pup, and was able to inform me of new flea and tick products and I walked out with nexgard, which I am so excited about! I have definently found my new vet office, and they do emergencys! I would recommend this place to anyone that's looking for an affordable, professional, and overall awesome experience for you and your pet!!
Every thing was done on time, and the prices are reasonable
The veterinarian was gentle with Hula , the care was very good, and the prices are very reasonable. The waiting room, and the front office were nice and clean.
Wonderful. I have been with Tricity Animal Hospital with Dr. Salwan Jr & his staff, since it was called American Animal Hospital with his father Dr. Salwan Sr. & his staff in 1989. I have ALWAYS had multiple ( I have 4 right now) very precious strictly indoor kitties in my house. And this hospital has always treated them with love, respect and excellent care. Their compassion & caring when I had to put one of my very very precious fur babies to sleep was beautiful. If anything I have said was not true why would I still be with them for almost 30 years now?
Tri-city vet has definitely transformed. The staff is friendly and show that they truly are there to help the pets. The prices are great. Dr.Sangha is a great doctor that I can always rely on when I need my dog, Tommy, taken care of. I highly recommend this place especially if you've been looking for a place to treat your pet.
I brought in my dogs again to Tri-City Vets and I was super pleased with the service and the prices. Staff was very friendly and the vet, Dr Salwan, was great. He seemed very knowledgable and had lot of experience. My dog was at ease with him. Also, I appreciate that they are open late hours and weekend.
Francesca is AMAZING!!!! She took great care of my babies and was incredibly comforting and helpful. I was nervous about my dog being spayed but when speaking to Francesca I felt very comforted and confident. She definitely made me feel taken care of. Great customer service!
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.