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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…
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…
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 …
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 …
I would give Banfield zero stars if i could. My husband and I have been taking our two Schnauzers to Banfield for their vet visits and shots for some time. During one of the appointments the vet determined that our male dog needed to have 4 teeth extracted due to decay. We were given an estimate…
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.…
6299 Ohio DrFrisco, TX 75035
Our poor 6 month old pup has had to go to the vet much more than she should. From fleas, to tapeworms, to a kidney infection, and finally a spay/hernia repair, we’re regulars. I was impressed at our first visit and still am. The doctors and staff are all very caring and knowledgeable. Even over …
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…
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 …
2831 Eldorado Pkwy Ste 105Frisco, TX 75033
From Business: Pet Examinations and Vaccinations, Medical Consultations and Care, Nutritional Consultations and Prescription Diets, Microchip Implantation, Spay, Neuter, Declaw and other Surgeries, Dentistry, Heartworm Testing and Prevention, External Parasite Control (fleas, ticks, lice etc.), Internal Parasite Control (roundworms, tape…
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.…
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 …
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…
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 …
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…
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I would give Banfield zero stars if i could. My husband and I have been taking our two Schnauzers to Banfield for their vet visits and shots for some time. During one of the appointments the vet determined that our male dog needed to have 4 teeth extracted due to decay. We were given an estimate of $450. We immediately scheduled the appointment and dropped our dog off for the procedure with Dr. Wilcox. While the procedure was ongoing my husband received a phone call that additional work will be required to extract 10 teeth at a higher cost. At that point our boy was under sedation, his temperature was dropping and time mattered. My husband was in the middle of his work appointment and he felt anxious and concerned about our little boy. He felt that he had no choice but to agree to the work as not to prolong the already painful procedure. When he went to pick our boy up he was laying on a heating pad, visibly shaken and ready to be taken home. We were told that we owed $1,200 for the visit (tripple the original estimate). We were both in shock. The national average for a procedure of this nature costs between $400 to $800. How can a place we trusted for years take advantage of their customers? I feel very upset about it. We love our dogs very much. They are part of our family and we would do anything for them. My husband argued with the staff but they wouldn't budge. They promised to look into waiving fees for future vet visits. Of course as soon as we paid the $1,200 no one is willing to do anything for us. On a separate occasion we took our female dog in to have her paw checked. The vet prescribed pain killers (25mg). Our dog hasn’t been feeling well at all and we decided to take her to another vet. Just to find out that the actual pills in the bottle Banfield sent us home with were triple the dosage. Banfield could have killed our dog and now we will need to pay for blood work to get her liver checked. I will never bring our dogs back to this horrible place.
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 because he was considered a drop off and said that they can't him in. The staff turned around and took 2 drop offs. I purposely made sure to stick around and listen to the owner just to make sure it was not an appointment!!! ... Sure thing t was not. When I asked to speak to the manager (Audrey), she was a no show. But walked right out to the counter right after I started heading outside.... I did walk back inside pretty livid wanting an explanation. At first she ignored me and then kept saying we are doing everything we could (lies! You have not done anything but take in other dogs) .... NEVER STEPPING FOOT IN THAT PLACE AGAIN!!
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 for several years and really pleased he's created such a fantastic state-of-the-art facility in Frisco. I trust no one more than Dr. Lopez with my cat, Dobbie. If you're looking for a trustworthy and comforting veterinary experience that cares about your pet and the community, look no further than Philips Creek.
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 Frisco. Thank you to Dr Marcum and his staff, I know my pet (which is my family) is treated like family at this clinic!
DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE TAKE YOUR PET HERE. THEY ARE NOT STATE OF THE ART AND DO NOT PROVIDE COMPLETE CARE.... cannot believe they are in business still.
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 isn't the place for you. They are kind a caring!
I took my 17 year old Lhasa to Animal Care Clinic to be groomed. I assumed that since the grooming was done at a vet, that my dog would be in good hands and if anything were to go wrong, they could easily deal with it. When I went to pick up my dog, I could see the assistant groomer pulling on his leash and my dogs head moving forward, but not his body. They said they were drying him off cause he was just outside. The groomer carried him to the car, saying that he was tired. I noticed that he was shaking. When I got him home, I placed him in the back yard. He made no attempt to move. Finally I picked him up and brought him into the house. Again he made no attempt to move. He was still trembling. After an hour, I call Animal Care Clinic and ask if he was walking there. They said he had stop. I brought him back in so that the dr could examine him. He noticed that he had restricted motion in his left knee, but could not find anything wrong with him. He said he was exhausted from the grooming. He asked me if I ever considered getting him booties so he does not slide around, like in the groomer's cage. Something about getting off the towel and slippery surface of the cage bottom. He gave him a morphine shot and said to let him know tomorrow if his condition had not improved. The comment about the cage got me to thinking. He must have been struggling to gain footing in the cage and hurt himself. Who lets a 17 year old dog struggle in a cage to the point of exhaustion and to the point of hurting himself?! I will never take my dog back there. That is neglect. I entrusted my dog to their care and they did not care for him.For about 24 hours he continued to not walk. I made a little bed for him and he just pee laying there. The next day, he walked just a little bit to poo. But he was still shaking in pain. I called the vet asking if they could give him some pain pills or something. They wanted me to bring him in for x-rays for $135. I'm appalled that they charged me for the grooming and now want me to pay to determine what they did to him. I told him I would hold off on that. It's been two days now and he is walking much better and most of his shaking has gone away. I am glad that there appears to be no permanent damage. But the neglect that my dog suffered in their care is inexcusable.
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. Everything is kept so clean. I love 121 animal hospital. Keep up the great service.
Great place. Great value. Not super high tech just a traditional animal hospital. When you go there you don't walk away feeling like you just paid for a semester of the vet’s student loan.
I have the worse review for this clinic, a month ago I went there with my dog, she was with a bad cough and dr Kevin made an X rays and told me she was fine and her heart look good and her lungs too! Well he did not know was was causing her cough and sent her 3 different medication to treat allergies, a cough medication and a third one, she got better but as soon as she finish her treatment she restart with cough and told me she needed to be on those medication for life....surprise I took the x rays to a vet and my dog has enlarged heart failure and pulmonary edema. DR KEVIN MARCUM I DO NOT UNDERSTAND HOW YOU CAN BE CALLED DR ! FROM 1 TO 5 you are -0 to us. The staff is terible
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.