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1013 W University Ave Ste 400Georgetown, TX 78628
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…
2201 S Austin AveGeorgetown, TX 78626
This man is a true saint when it comes to human compassion for your pet. I would recommend this veterinarian to anyone who takes care of their pet. I lost my little dog today, and I know he was a God send. God bless this man.
3501 Williams DrGeorgetown, TX 78628
Just wanted to let you know that Dr. Pederson is no longer at Koy. I did not like her at all.\r The front office has always been great , they had one girl that was just rude and not too bright but she is no longer there and I would not take my dogs to any other vet.
1911 N Austin Ave Ste 103bGeorgetown, TX 78626
I used to work here, and I can say honestly that this is a place that cares about the patients and the clients. I know I sound biased, but I have no problem calling out a bad vet! At this clinic, you won't just be another client, but we'll get to know you. I know many of the clients well and hav…
3981 E University AveGeorgetown, TX 78626
We visited here with our two ""furry family members"" and we'll be coming back! The girls at the front desk were happy to answer all my questions and work our dogs into the schedule on a moment's notice. Once we got in our appointment the doctor was very nice (and on time!) and happy to answer…
2707 S Austin AveGeorgetown, TX 78626
My dog is a love, I grant you that, but the Vets here and the staff treat him as if he had won the American Kennel award (he never could -- 100% pound dog). He loves to go there. What more can I say?
3651 E Whitestone BlvdCedar Park, TX 78613
From Business: At VCA Premier Animal and Pet Resort, we've helped pets live long, healthy and happy lives since 1997. We deliver the best medical care for pets and the best experience for pet owners.Located in Cedar Park, our veterinarians, technicians and support staff are trained to the highest standards. Their thorough knowledge of th…
115 E Old Settlers BlvdRound Rock, TX 78664
No one ever wants to need services from an Emergency Vet. The cost can be shocking, unless you've been through it before. Last week, my poor pup wasn't feeling well. Coalie had already seen our regular vet twice within a 7 day period. Thursday, late in the evening, we realized she was getting wo…
1220 E Palm Valley BlvdRound Rock, TX 78664
The care my dog received was wonderful! The staff and doctor were very caring and loving toward her during the blood draw and shots. I was extremely impressed by them! And the cost for care is amazingly reasonable. I used to take my dog to one of those large chain animal clinics, but I now know …
301 Chisholm TrailRound Rock, TX 78681
My husband and I took our 7 year old Italian greyhound dog to see Dr. Theisen after our regular vet was unable to diagnose him. Dr. Theisen was able to diagnose his illness and treat him. We are so thankful to Dr Theisen who gave us another year and half with our beloved family member. She was a…
2000 N Mays St Ste 112Round Rock, TX 78664
I'm so happy that Dr. Jill Ulofsky is now at Animal Care Clinic. Dr. Jill has been seeing my pets since prior to her arrival at ACC. In fact I changed my pet's vet when I found she moved to ACC. Jill is by far the most compassionate and caring vet I have ever been to. She took personal interest …
301 Chisholm TrlRound Rock, TX 78681
Our cat, Snoopers seemed to be in a lot of abdominal pain one night so we gathered him up and went to the Emergency Pet Care of Round Rock. We had never been to this emergency center before but it was clear that as soon as we entered the front doors we were treated with he utmost respect. And …
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Dr. Davison was an empathetic and kind veterinarian when the decision had to be made to euthanize my 18 year old Chihuahua, my sweet little dog I've had all those years. No complaints there, but the staff is negligent, thoughtless, clueless, and incompetent. I arranged for my pet's remains to be cremated and was told to return the following Friday after 12 noon for his ashes only to discover his poor little body was still at the clinic and this became known only after I arrived believing I was to bring his ashes home. I'm still fuming that I was not informed a change occurred. Rather than leave my pet there I would have made different arrangements had I been informed. I loved this dog and to arrive believing I was taking his ashes home hurt even more. The insensitivity and sheer indifference is pathetic. I regret taking him here and I don't trust even that it will be his ashes returned to me after this miserable experience.
Excellent care - very clean - well run - very professional. We've been clients for 12 years and are fortunate to have such a skilled doctor and staff nearby. Beautiful facility.
Thumbs Up really very impressed. I highly recomend Dr. Tarlton for your dog or cat. Very positive experience.
Outstanding veterinary hospital in every respect. We own Whiskers cat boarding facility and unexpectedly adopted an 18 year old cat named Bumpy that was in need of a loving home.Well, Bumpy's veterinary check up/blood work determined she is hyperthyroid and either needs daily medication, which has side effects, or she needs to have her thyroid removed. We called to get an estimate on the surgery - and Castlerock called later that day and left a message with our estimate. They stated that because we offered to take Bumpy in and gave her a home when she couldn't be shipped internationally to Chile, Dr. Stummer offered to do the surgery for half price. We never asked for a discount - and it was out of the goodness of their hearts that they voluntarily chose to be part of Bumpy's recovery and better health.Our hat's off to Dr. Stummer and Castlerock pet hospital. You guys are great!
Stephanie Webb is an excellent Vet. I have taken many of my pets here and they are always diagnosed properly, not expensive and the whole staff is really good especially Tracy.
I took my Mother's Beagle in to get put to sleep because my Mom was too sad to do it. The Beagle's name is Mischief. Mischief is about 16 years old, she has skin problems, she's almost completely deaf, she can't walk very well, another vet had told us she might have cancer in her stomach because it becomes distended on one side, she randomly pees on the floor, she sits in her pee when she pees outside, she cries out sometimes when she's just laying there. She's been kept comfortable, she's a happy dog, but it's been time to put her to sleep for awhile. So when my Mom broke her wrists and became unable to care for this dog, that already had needed to be out to sleep, she sent me to do it. I brought her to Castlerock and that woman vet told me that she wasn't going to put her down because she could treat get and keep her comfortable. I tried explaining that this dog has been kept comfortable and that she's 16 years old, that my Mom can't care for her anymore, that we've treated her bladder, etc. She refused to put her to sleep, insisted that she could give her a pill to treat her peeing on the floor. She was so rude and flat out asked me why don't I keep the dog while my Mom gets better. I said "No", she continued to grill me on why somebody else couldn't take the dog. This woman is so thoughtless, in front of my 9 yr. Old daughter to act like we were just putting Mischief down because we didn't want to care for her. I shouldn't be asked questions in that rude, intrusive manner and be told that. I told her several times again that she wags her tail because she's taking meds that keep her comfy. But when a dog has nerve issues with her hind legs and just pees and poops everywhere, has pain from the stomach like that. It's cruel to continue to keep them comfortable. She did not take anything I had to say, she was very rude and has no care for this dog. I feel like I was just dismissed and she treated me like a horrible person for wanting to put the dog down. I used to be a vet tech, and I've also worked with several animal shelters and rescues. There are animals that you keep comfortable and others that you just can't keep alive because it's cruel, and Mischief was suffering. I took her to another vet and they took one look at her and all of them were said it's definitely time to put her to sleep. I will never use this vet again, I'm so disappointed.
I wouldn't take my dogs and cats anywhere else. They care about my animals and come up with choices for the level of care I can afford.
He is the best ,Takes care of all my 4 legged babies
Brought my cat in this morning for what I thought was a stomach bug of come kind. I was being helped by a new young doctor who took my cat to the "back" to draw blood and to give him a hydration treatment. A few minutes later the nurse returns to collects my carrier without explanation. Then the doctor returned and informed me that my cat had bit her so she was going to report it to the local animal control and that I could not have my cat back. When I went a little bonkers, another doctor came in and explained that this was fairly routine and that I would be able to take my cat home for a 10 day quarantine once the report was filed. But meanwhile they had to keep my cat until the report was filed. Three hours later I returned to pick my cat up and found out that the 10 day quarantine was to occur at the local ANIMAL SHELTER and I would not be able to see him, hold him, or touch him for 10 days. Stay away from these bozo's....they lie, they're clearly incompetent (as any vet that doesn't know about or prepare for animal bites in their line of work probably shouldn't be a vet imho.) After 20 years of putting my trust in them, I will never set foot on to their property again. Dr. Koy, a great vet who started the practice is long retired. Save your pet's life and go somewhere else.
This vet is for the money and not yr pet
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.