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400 N Friendswood DrFriendswood, TX 77546
I am very please with the treatment I received from Citi. I had just purchased my 6wk dobie puppy and as soon as I got her home she began to have severe loose bowels and seemed to be getting worse by the hour. It was on Sunday and not a single vet was available... until I found Citi. They were a…
1405 S Friendswood DrFriendswood, TX 77546
From Business: Welcome to Friendswood Animal Clinic Our Pet Annual Wellness Plans (PAW Plans) provides you with proactive care for your dog or cat at a discounted price. Visit our Annual Wellness Plans page to find out how signing up for a dog or cat wellness plan can help keep your furry family member healthy and thriving. The Friendswo…
111 Woodland Trail DrFriendswood, TX 77546
We would recommend Heritage Animal Hospital if you live in the Friendswood area. Choosing a Vet is difficult, not unlike choosing a family Doctor. When we'd moved to this area, we'd originally tried another Animal Hospital and they wanted to do additional procedures, etc. Given that our pet…
1 Oaktree StFriendswood, TX 77546
I have been bringing my animals to Creekwood Veterinary Hospital to be treated by Dr. Alexander Young III for approximately 20 years now. Dr. Young and his amazing staff are all so warm, friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and professional, especially during an unfortunate recent emergency situati…
1549 W Bay Area BlvdWebster, TX 77598
From Business: Doctor hours may vary from hospital hours. Please call ahead in urgent situations to verify that a doctor is available before leaving for a hospital. Banfield Pet Hospital® - Our veterinarians are proud to partner with you to proactively monitor the health and wellness of the pets you love. From thorough physical exams and…
2310 W Main StLeague City, TX 77573
I run a rescue and my vet is in N Houston. We rescued a sick poodle from the Pearland shelter and my foster is in S. Houston. We heard Dr. Huber was good from a friend so we opted to try him. They were wonderful. Very fair and my foster felt very comfortable with what he told us. The bill was ve…
I brought in my new puppy and Dr. Vanderford took his time and answered all my questions. His staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. The prices were very reasonable as well.
2402 Marina Bay DrLeague City, TX 77573
Every time I got here I have the best experience. The receptionist are always full of smiles and are always willing to help with any questions or concerned. They always take such good care of my animals. Even when I can hear then through the door of the exam room they are talking sweet to them a…
14870 Space Center Blvd Ste LHouston, TX 77062
TLC is the best! I have been going there for many years with multiple pets and they are wonderful. The staff is professional and kind, they treat your pets as if they were their own. They are always willing to help, even with just a question over the phone. I can't imagine bringing my pets anywh…
1108 Gulf Fwy S Ste 280League City, TX 77573
On Xmas Eve 2013 at 7:30p.m. one of our little dogs and a foster bigger dog got into it after playing together ALL day. My little Duncan's eye was pushed out of the Socket. I was in Galveston at my daughters house. We immediately looked up the nearest ER Animal Hospital and it was VCA Calder …
15116 Highway 3 Ste 2aWebster, TX 77598
I've been to many vets in this area, and had bad experiences. These guys are so much better! At Marina Bay, they said my dog doesn't have a heart murmur, at all. Banfield said Grade 2-3 and Brown said 2-3, probably 3. When Rudy had a temperature, Banfield made me pay $170 for bloodwork that w…
2202 N Gordon StAlvin, TX 77511
This is the best place to take your pet if they are sick...took our 9 yr old chihuahua in for not eating..and our vet recognized the problem before she even took an x ray...everyboody there seems genuinely concerned for your pets well being and comfort..everyone is very nice..our vet was more th…
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LIARS, CHEATS, RUDE UNPROFESSIONALSOur review is based on a lengthy experience, not just a one visit event. We have used this vet for three years with minimal PET CARE problems, although the prices seem high.Note, PET CARE, beyond that, the Vet is rude and down right unprofessional. His staff has no idea what they are doing and you will get different answers depending on who you speak with.Our latest ordeal with Citi Animal is what has caused me to write this review. First they have listed our oldest dog as aggressive, she is a big baby. Then we were going out of the country for vacation in July and we had booked the boarding one month in advance, which is the max time they will book in advance. We arrived at the vet, the day we departed and was told they could not board our animals, they were over booked. WOW, I went off on the vet and told his this was crap and he would be boarding our pets period. We had to supply our own crates and was quoted to board for 10 days would be around $900.00. When we returned, the bill was over $1500. I questioned the amount and they informed me they needed vaccinations that we later determined was not yet due.Now we are going on a family holiday vacation and wanted to board the pets again and we were first told that they had no openings and was booked thru February. I ask about the no booking more than 30 days out, I was informed they changed that rule over a year ago.....LOL I informed her I was just told that 6 months ago. My wife called two days later, was told they did have openings and once they found out who we were, they suddenly told us they did not have any openings....Find a good vet, your pets are worth it. ADVOID These rude, lying unprofessional individuals...
Vet gave us no attention just prescribed pain meds and charged us lots of money. He gave us no instruction didn't tell us what to expect I had nothing. My dog ended up paralyzed and I had to take her to another Vet.
What do you think when the vet tells you that your dog will need 2 or 3 teeth extracted and when they call you to tell you that your pet is out of surgery, informs you that they took 13 teeth? After the exam the previous day, this highly educated vet said '2 but maybe 3 teeth need to come out'. No phone call or anything but a big surprise. Did we get a chance for a 2nd opinion? Absolutely not.The next day (New Year's Eve) her stomach was very upset so the vet sold us 4 pills to solve the problem. A few hours later (after hours) she developed a severe case of diarrhea. Little did we know, a common side effect of this medication is diarrhea. We called the office about 6 pm and the recording said they check messages regularly and would call us back. So no call back, the nausea medicine causes severe diarrhea and no vet calls back. On Saturday, we called about noon and boy were they surprised Mia had trouble as they didn't know we called, they apparently never checked their messages. Our pets are very dear to us and to be treated like this, like none of this was important is not the type of vet we want to do business with. To have almost 1/3 of a 7 year old pet's teeth taken without any options is unacceptable.
I went to their website and they offered a coupon for a free health exam for new clients (not valid towards: prescriptions, non-prescriptions medications and retail item). After I applied for the coupon, they called me to notify me that the coupon doesn't apply on Sundays and the exam would cost $55. They pulled a bait and switch sales tactic on me. From the other reviews I have read, beware of them trying to charge you for prescription fees or other product and services that you don't want or need.
Staff made my dog sick! 3 times in the past year Dr. K has had TOTAL replacement of entire staff and quality of care has gotten bad! Dr. K is a good doctor but his current staff is horrible! Had to take my dog to another vet practice to be treated w/ meds after boarding my dog there for 1 week! Current Staff is unprofessional, inept and rude.
Excellent large animal vet.
I am very please with the treatment I received from Citi. I had just purchased my 6wk dobie puppy and as soon as I got her home she began to have severe loose bowels and seemed to be getting worse by the hour. It was on Sunday and not a single vet was available... until I found Citi. They were able to take me in right away and were very compassionate about my situation. I thought my pup might have had parvo but after testing it turned out she had a bacterial infection. Dr. Koothan was very helpful and his assistant Susan was very sweet and kind to my baby. They gave me all the items I needed and now my little girl is feeling much better. As far as price... I am a strong believer in fair pricing but also in doing what is needed to make your dog well again. Dr. Koothan and Susan did a great job and even followed up to see how my little girl was doing. The vet visit was fair in price and the office was very clean. I would recommend CAH to anyone. :)
Staff is very friendly and have caring attitude toward your pets. It was my first visit there but I will not be coming back for a couple of reasons. My dog had diarrhea so I called Saturday morning saying I planned to come in around 4:30pm (they closed at 5pm) because I didnt get off work until 4pm, and the receptionist told me nicely that there's a possibility that they will have to turn me away and I will have to go to an emergency clinic if I come that late. So I made an appointment for midday during my lunch break, thinking I made an appointment so it shouldnt take too long. Well, I ended up waiting for 40 minutes before going into the room and an additional 20 minutes to be seen by the vet, because there was only 1 vet working. He prescribed an antibiotic which I thought would be for dogs only. When I saw the pills were human medication (metronidazole 250mg tablets) I ask if I could get a prescription instead because I can get it alot cheaper than $12 for 7 pills at my pharmacy I work at. The receptionist went to ask the vet and came back saying a written prescription will cost $9! What? I've never heard of a prescription writing fee! But I accepted their pills anyways because I didnt want to be difficult since they already bottled it up and cut the pills for me. Plus, after I left I noticed my receipt showed they waived the $39 office visit fee. I dont know why..maybe for first time visitors? I give this place thumbs down based on the prescription writing fee alone. It makes one skeptical about their business practices. I speculate that the vet didnt feel like writing an rx and returning his pills so he slapped on a charge as a deterrent, and also the receptionist seemed pretty competent with paperwork when he took my dogs stats earlier, wouldnt he know about this fee without asking?
The Vet is by far the most affordable, and friendly place I have ever been to. I love Dr. Koothan, he was able to help my Dog Miss Moo, whose eye popped out and had been incorrectly popped back in by The Emergency Animal Hospital on I-45 and Edgebrook. Dr. Koothan removed her eye due to extreme infection caused by the bad surgery at the other hospital and she has been fine ever since. His rate was very affordable and I go in every few months to get flea treatments and he always asks about her and my daughter. Very genuine and very friendsly and knowledgeable. Highly reccommend this place to EVERYONE!
I have been bringing my animals to Creekwood Veterinary Hospital to be treated by Dr. Alexander Young III for approximately 20 years now. Dr. Young and his amazing staff are all so warm, friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and professional, especially during an unfortunate recent emergency situation with our 9-year old rescue/adopted dog of 5 years. Suffering from unknown traumas when we got her, Dr. Young and his staff treated her with a never-ending supply of patience and love while we were fortunate enough to have her in our lives, and saw her through to the end when that time came recently, he and his staff all mourning her loss with us. Dr. Young and his staff all truly care for all of the animals that are entrusted to them for their health and well being, and my husband and I consider ourselves to be very fortunate to have had them as the medical caretakers of our beloved animals for all these years. If you are looking for a veterinarian to care for your animals, you will be glad that you chose Dr. Young and his staff at Creekwood Veterinary Hospital.
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.