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5486 Independence PkwyFrisco, TX 75035
Dr. Ali and his staff are really amazing. I have a Pug who has allergy issues and Dr. Ali went out of his way to get my little girl in better shape. His front office staff is so professional and always so pleasant every time I go into the office. I have also boarded my pug here with no problems.…
6451 Preston RdFrisco, TX 75034
BEST VET IN TEXAS DR. KEVIN MARKUMTony and Charlie just love Dr. Markum. He is kind, gentle compassionate to the pet and the owner. He did surgery on my cat a year ago and saved his life.He just took care of my dog an hour ago. And solved his problem in 5 minutes and it didn't cost me an arm a…
8880 Main StFrisco, TX 75033
Wow! People upset over 45.00 for a groom?! Try any other clinic in the Plano/Frisco area and you'll change your mind about prices. A pet is expensive and you should understand that BEFORE you get a puppy but Pet Medical Center in Frisco is not expensive. Call around and you will not beat the pri…
15118 King RdFrisco, TX 75034
Dr. Hansen is the best. The entire staff are great. Even that Clint guy! When we moved to the area we checked costs of several vets locally. Dr. H was clearly better priced than the others. We have been goin here for over 9 yrs and will not go anywhere else. After moving about 15 miles away, ano…
7151 Preston Rd Ste 411Frisco, TX 75034
I am a new client here, and one that is picky about veterinarians. Doctor Buffington is great. He took the time to do some research about my pet's problems before my appointment, so that he was prepared when I got there. We spoke at length about different treatment options, and the diagnosis.…
5720 Town And Country BlvdFrisco, TX 75034
Over the years we have visited many of the Veterinary centers in the Frisco area. Stonebriar is fantastic. The vets are competent and caring; the place has a feel of a home away from home for our English Bulldogs. Of course they take wonderful care of them, the staff knows them by sight, and the…
9339 Legacy DrFrisco, TX 75033
I tried the biggest vet, with all the advertising, and had a really bad vet experience, including charging me twice what they quoted. I gave Frisco West a try and loved them! Wish I had tried them first, before surgery. Highly recommend this vet!
1490 Saint Johns TrlFrisco, TX 75034
By far the best vet and staff out there. They're always super friendly and care so much for the pets they see. My dog is always wagging his tail when he goes there and loves Dr. Andra. I've been taking him there for over a year and was recommended by my mother in law who has been taking her cat …
8180 Fm 423Frisco, TX 75034
Definitely a 5-star professional and caring vet! Phillips Creek is always such a pleasure to visit. The staff are genuinely concerned for the well being of my cat and have really designed such a pleasant clinic to alleviate the stress for both owner and pets alike. I've been going to Dr. Lopez …
7380 Stonebrook PkwyFrisco, TX 75034
I am super impressed with LazyPaw Animal Hospital! The clinic itself is very nice, comfortable and clean. Further, Dr. Bilhartz and staff are friendly, knowledgeable and informative. Having worked at a vet clinic before moving to Texas a little over a year ago, I have tried different clinics …
6451 Preston RdFrisco, TX 75034
Dr Marcum and his staff are so very caring, thoughtful, knowledgeable, honest and hard working. I would not and will not trust my pet to any other clinic or doctor outside of his practice. I've seen them care for large dogs and small dogs and their care is TOP NOTCH. Hands down. THE best in Fris…
7447 Hillcrest Rd Ste 103Frisco, TX 75035
I have tried every vet in Frisco and by far this is the best dr. in town! I am so tired of vet. offices charging for every tiny thing and not leaving without paying over a hundred dollars for just a checkup. I have taken two animals here and Dr. Conway and her assistant are truly interested in…
11625 Custer Rd Ste 100Frisco, TX 75035
Went to Paw Prints and had a great experience! My dog has been treated for ear infections since I got him. Dr. Houck was the first vet to thoroughly explain to me what was going on and how we can manage the problem. Very down to earth, gentle and knowledgeable. Staff super friendly and followed …
11510 Teel PkwyFrisco, TX 75033
They have been WONDERFUL to us since they opened!!!!!!! I cannot recommend them high enough! I'm sad to see so many people bash them. They are definitely advocates for the pets and owners who treat their furbabies as family! If your pet is just that - a pet - and not a loved one then maybe this …
5177 Eldorado PkwyFrisco, TX 75033
Absolutely LOVE Dr. Morrow and his staff with the exception of the blonde girl that works the front desk. She's extremely rude and has had an attitude every time I've taken my dogs in. If this happens again, I WILL say something and report her. Aside from that, I would refer any of my family or …
Every Sunday and for the past 3.5 Years, I have been taking my dog Rooney (Sharpei) to get his checkups and get his ears cleaned up and get other stuff done because he was born sick. After spending thousands of dollars, today, the staff declined taking care of him with no explanations at first b…
6009 Main StFrisco, TX 75034
From Business: FuZion Vet Clinic is located inside The Paw Depot at 6009 Main St. which is located right next to the entrance of Toyota Stadium. Dr. Donna Baer has been practicing medicine for 29 years. From holistic medicine to preventative care she will take care of your pets like they are her own. Dr. Baer also specializes in electrom…
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I took my cat momo here because he was coughing and he was a senior. The vet said he was healthy and wanted to give him steroids and antibiotics next I tell him please take a chest X-ray so he does five minutes later comes in and says my cat has a tumor or cancer on his lungs and is dying and asks me if I know how to read the X-ray? I start to ball like a baby and don't know what to do he gives me two choices put him to sleep or take him to a specialist and hope he makes til then. I finally decide to put him down not even two seconds later they are showing me urns no one cared all they did was charged me 500 dollars to walk out a wreck with no cat did he kill my cat yes I believe and the sad part is I called not even 10 minutes later to say no don't they already put him down. So sad so cruel these people should be shut down taking his X-rays now to get a second opinion.
This is literally the worst vet clinic I have ever been to. The woman we saw spent about 10 minutes with my dog, spoke as though I had gone to vet school and knew everything, and then rushed out of the room. She was very cold and not very comforting. The "treatment plan" she came up with was $500 (outrageous!), and then put some sort of guilt trip on me when I said that was a little more than I could afford. After I left there, I literally cried in my car because of the horrible service I received. I have heard that Dr. Buffington is wonderful, but the woman vet there is absolutely horrendous.
We were new to the area and found Dr. Hansen and Breezeway. It was close, reviews were good overall so we went. To try to sum up how bad our experience was there is nearly impossible. Dr. Hansen is very impatient and short...particularly with women...if you have questions. On top of that, we have a blind Cocker Spaniel with chronic ear infections, typical of the breed. I wanted Dr Hansen to examine her and we were instructed to do a "drop off". Not wanting to leave her there all day, I asked why and was told that Dr Hansen might need to anesthetize her to do the examination. WHAT? I have never heard of such a thing and would not have been told she would be knocked out if I had not inquired. So, we brought her in and were told she had debris way down deep that needed to be flushed out and also, she was in need of a dental...in spite of having had one within the past year. So, we dropped her off and picked up a DEAF DOG. Blind and deaf. When I asked Dr Hansen, he was very exasperated with me, said he had no choice but to "pack" her ears with medication and it would wear off in a few days. Several days later when she still could not hear, I called and Dr Hansen basically chewed me out and said it would take time. He nearly hung up on me. It has been a month and a half and her hearing is slightly better...if you shout. We had her checked out by Dr. Lopez at Phillips Creek Veterinary Clinic and his take was that she was given a toxic blend of medications that resulted in hearing loss. We are in hopes her situation improves but have yet to hear from anyone at Breezeway to follow up. And on a side note, we had spent several hundred dollars at Breezeway with our animals in a short time and still, we didn't even rate an explanation, an apology or a phone call. There are lots of vets in the Frisco area. Find someone who will care about them and have the decency to be respectful of the trust you put in their hands.
I wouldn't rate this location one star if I could without being able to write this review, it would be a zero!!!If you have a bulldog and he/she needs soft palate surgery , DO NOT take you bully here. We took our sweet girl there for the surgery and an hour later we received a phone call from Dr Hansen she was dead . With Bulldogs they need to calm down from the stress of being in location unfamiliar to them. He proceeded without the slightest care to her condition and she died from aspiration during sedation. And then to prove his side of it , tried showing me and my wife a video of her sedated before she died . We both had to tell him we did not want to see that. He tho kept insisting , and opened her mouth to prove she aspirated. No compassion whatsoeverThis loss has crushed us to this very day and we will never forget our sweet Bailee... If you love your animals , DO NOT take them to this vet . As mentioned in the earlier comments, this vet is filthy and smokes in the office. The smell of musky cigarettes reeks throughout the entire location. Theresa at the front desk was the most helpful and compassionate of all, and even his wife came to us when leaving to console us . Save your time, money and the most of all your pet from visiting this vet.
BEST VET IN TEXAS DR. KEVIN MARKUMTony and Charlie just love Dr. Markum. He is kind, gentle compassionate to the pet and the owner. He did surgery on my cat a year ago and saved his life.He just took care of my dog an hour ago. And solved his problem in 5 minutes and it didn't cost me an arm and a legg.I have been seeing him for the last 5 pets that I have had and he has helped me all the way from puppy till the end!May God Bless Dr. Markum - Jill
Went to Paw Prints and had a great experience! My dog has been treated for ear infections since I got him. Dr. Houck was the first vet to thoroughly explain to me what was going on and how we can manage the problem. Very down to earth, gentle and knowledgeable. Staff super friendly and followed up to check on my dog afterwards. Highly recommended!
Absolutely LOVE Dr. Morrow and his staff with the exception of the blonde girl that works the front desk. She's extremely rude and has had an attitude every time I've taken my dogs in. If this happens again, I WILL say something and report her. Aside from that, I would refer any of my family or friends to Dr. Morrow!
I WILL NEVER TAKE MY DOGS BACK HERE!!! IT WAS THE WORST EXPERIENCE I HAVE EVER HAD AT A VETS OFFICE! Dr. Houck should be fired. She obviously does not enjoy her job or animals for that matter. She was very rude the entire visit to my animals and myself. I had an appointment at 2:30 in which I arrived around 2:15. Yes, I was a little early no big deal I thought. I waited in the waiting room with my two dogs and was brought back to the room around 2:25. The technician helped with the fecal tests and she was great. Then I got the pleasure of meeting Dr. Houck. She entered the room without a smile on her face or a bubbly greeting to my two dogs as most vets do. She immediately looked at my shih Tzu and had not one positive thing to say. The other people working in the office peeked in and said that she had a phone call she needed to take. She immediately looked at me and said see I am going to take this because you are early and not supposed to be here. At this point it was now 2:45 when my appointment was at 2:30. She could have simply said excuse me I need to take this phone call, but again she did not she chose to be completely rude to the paying customer. At this point I told the technician that I was going to walk out and take them somewhere else when I am treated like a human being. After her phone call she came back in the room without a smile on her face and then again starting pointing out everything wrong with my shar pei lab mix. She insulted me and my ability to take care of my dogs. She sure did talk up how fabulous her dogs were though! I will NEVER go back and I do NOT recommend Dr. Jennifer Houck!!! I let the front desk know and they were so apologetic and nice, but will not change my mind on where I spend my money and take my animals. HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!DR. JENNIFER HOUCK IS INCREDIBLY RUDE!!!!!!!!!
If you would have asked me about Lazy Paw 2 weeks ago I would have said they were the best vets ever. Sadly I can do long do that any longer. I NEVER right reviews but I feel like people need to be aware at how we were treated by Lazy Paw. I will try to make this brief.We have taken our dogs to Lazy Paw for at least 5 years. One of our dogs was a male Corgi. He had a strong personality and sometimes showed his teeth but never bit anyone. He did have to be muzzled to be treated. We had no problem with that. About 3 years ago he had swallowed a piece of plastic. Lazy Paw did the surgery and was wonderful. Came through with flying colors. About 2 weeks ago my corgi swallowed something again and became very sick. We of course called Lazy Paw to help him. They gave us an appt and said bring him in. About an hour later we get another call from them telling us we should take him to another vet because they don't want to treat him. My husband was shocked and said we would muzzle him and he would be fine. They said ok bring him in. My corgi was in really bad shape at this point. vomiting and not doing well at all. We get to Lazy Paw and they put us in a room. We had to wait at least 15 minutes before they came in. So the dr. and assistant come in and we tell them what's going on. The dr listens to his belly and says we won't treat him. My husband and I said what do you mean you won't treat him. He said NO because he was hard to handle. Never once did they tell us the did not want to treat him because he was difficult. My Corgi was dying. we were devastated to say the least. All the would do is refer us to a specialist that was going to cost us over $5000 for surgery. We took our sweet Corgi to the specialist vet because we had no other options. The did an xray and he had swallowed a ball and some fibers. The fibers in his intestines caused them to loose blood flow and die. Sadly we had to put our Corgi down. It was a very traumatic day from start to finish. We are still mourning our Corgi. We are very sadden and heartbroken on how we were treated by Lazy Paw. Yes, they have great reviews. I feel like people need to be aware of what happened to us. I would beware of Lazy Paw. There are other great vets out there that will not refuse to help your dog or cat.
Dr. Marcum has been our vet for over 10+ years now. After each visit I always tell myself that I'll leave them a personal great review but with young twins, I never seem get around to it. So this review has been long overdue.Dr. Marcum has always put his heart and his soul into his work. Often times, when I bring my lab in, I'm taken back by how he goes the extra mile for her. From start to finish, the experience was top notch. Beautiful, clean office, friendly front desk staff, awesome vet tech and a patient, thorough and kind doctor. Dr. Marcum always listens to me talk about my dog's behavior before making any diagnoses. After all, I know my girl's behavior better than anyone and I always know when she's not feeling good. Dr. Marcum talked with me, never once making me feel rushed or foolish & he didn't try to talk me into anything my girl didn't need. Dr. Marcum has ALWAYS done right by me (and my pups); including once saving my late chihuahua's life by IMMEDIATELY getting him into a head trauma specialist. He is a stand up individual and my appreciation for him is beyond words.Without hesitation, I recommend Dr. Marcum and Animal Medical & Surgical Hospital of Frisco. Give them a shot, you will see why so many people hold this establish to such high regard. My name is David Gray and anyone can reach out to me for reference.
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.