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81 W Guadalupe Rd #105Gilbert, AZ 85233
From Business: East Valley Animal Hospital is a full service animal hospital and will take both emergency cases as well as less urgent medical, surgical, and dental issues. We a…
3317 S Higley Rd Ste 114Gilbert, AZ 85297
From Business: Creature Comfort Veterinary Housecall Practice is a full service mobile veterinary practice which serves, Gilbert, Ariz., and surrounding areas. We provide all of…
86 W Juniper AveGilbert, AZ 85233
From Business: 24HR VETERINARIANS IN GILBERT AZ WELCOME TO ARIZONA VETERINARY EMERGENCY & CRITICAL CARE CENTER (AVECCC) When seconds count in a pet emergency, our emergency vet …
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On September 1, 2017 at 2:40 AM DVM Dalton Hindmarsh a graduate from Colorado state university June 2016 had the Haley the tech on duty pull out my poor little Lala who was hospitalized at the Glendale ave location recovering from emergency exploratory surgery on 8/31/2017 @3:00 am which was performed by a my board certified veterinary surgeon who was brought it in because Lalas injuries exceeded the veterinarians that are employed at Bluepearl emergency pet hospitals abilities!That guy DMV Dalton Hindmarsh with 1.5 years experience decided to disregard my surgeons postoperative instructions and perform procedures on Lala while she was awake. The technician held her down on the table for him to do these procedures to her. They were to be performed by my surgeon at a later date at her facility.DMV Dalton Hindmarsh did not call to get consent to perform any surgical procedures on Lala. He was supposed to do a bandage change every 24 hours and nothing else!Lala was pulled from her kennel at 2:40 AM on September 1st, 2017. I called the hospital at 3:02 AM asking to speak with the nurse, I was denied. I told them I was on my way and I wanted to see Lala and tgat I would like to not be told to wait. The front desk said OK. When I arrive I waited for 1.5 hours while they did unauthorized procedures on my dog which caused her to die 3 hours later.I am a surgical veterinary technician with over 18 years experience. They lied to me! They have given me the runaround since September 18th 2017. I had a horrible feeling and it just wouldn't go away! So I was requesting my dogs complete medical records to answer questions I was having. What I was told didn't make sence and I couldn't just walk away. They tried so many times to avoid my questions! They would put me on hold for extended periods of time! They only released a portion of her records on September 18th, 2017 and when I asked for the complete record I was told there was nothing else. There was 7 hours of hospitalization before the DVM coming on to her day shift found my poor little Lala dead before she could even do her rounds. I want you to know that you have the right to every thing that they do to your dog. There is video in the back room. There is a drug log that is controlled by the state of Arizona and they have to write your pets name down on the procedures they are doing. They have to give you complete records! THE BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICINE is the only one to hold this guy accountable for causing her pain and extreme suffering until she died alone in her kennel because he thought he had the right to change her post op recovery plan! Lala was considered guarded for 48 hours only having bandage changes done every 24 hours! He did this to her 23 hours post op! When the office manager finially emailed me she said they were internal records. I'm experience in the field that is the only reason I found out the truth on what happened with my poor little Lala! Please be informed. Be careful when trusting this facility! They lie, they do unnecessary, unauthorized surgical procedures in the middle of the night.
Dr. Patt and Dr. Swisher both cared for my pets prior to this practice opening and still do! They've truly cared about my pets and take the time to explain options and all aspects of their health to me.
This office cares only about your money!! My sister and I took our cat, Lucille, there after she got bit by a rattlesnake. We were late in getting her to a vet, she had been bit about 36 hours prior to us getting her there. Dr. Brittany N. Lucchetti, DVM, examined Lucy. She told us that Lucy needed antivenin and observational care, but that "she was on track to a 100% recovery" - those were her exact words. She told me and my sister this in a way that was overly optimistic, and she gave us actual hope that Lucy would be able to pull through. What she should have told us is that it is extremely rare for animals who have been bitten by a snake to survive when they are not given immediate medical attention. What she should have told us is that it would be extremely painful for Lucy. What she should have told us is that Lucy was not doing well. Instead, she painted this pretty picture that everything would be fine and Lucy would make a "100% recovery". $3,600 later, I took Lucy home to keep her comfortable and love on her for her last couple days with us. I put her down 5 days after Dr. Lucchetti told me she would make a 100% recovery. My poor baby went through so much pain and suffering during that time, but all this clinic cared about was getting as much money as they could out of us so they kept telling us she was "recovering and doing well." Dr. Lucchetti should've been real with us and told us what her chances were at the beginning, instead of feeding us false hope of a "100% recovery." I could've saved my cat 4 days of suffering.
Brought my rottie to Niki's Place to have his rabies and heartworm test. The staff was highly professional, caring, and knew how to handle my dog appropriately (he hates goign to the vet). Highly recommend!
Best, funniest, happiest, most passionate veterinarians you will ever find. I wouldn't take my pets anywhere else!
Sure the prices are cheap, and the vet is good and knows her stuff, but the owner needs to be more open minded and take a Prozac or two. Not everyone is going to want to talk in a baby voice everyday, and not everyone is going to have a great attitude every day. Just because someone is quiet, but still does their job, and still communicates with everyone else while going through very intense marital problems, shouldn't be a reason to fire them. AND THEN when you don't fire them at that point, you fire them because they're doing the job that YOU hired them for (with guidance from other people). At least come up with a better reason than "you're doing your job so I'm going to fire you", or don't sugar coat crap and just say hey, you don't fit in, bye. Other than that you guys extubate animals too early, you don't even wait til the swallowing reflex is back. What if the animal needs to be put back on oxygen? You don't use catheters during surgery. What if the animals needs a quick dose of medication intravenously during surgery? Then what? Upgrade your autoclave, get an ultrasonic cleaner for the instruments so that EVERYTHING comes off. From what I saw and what I know from being in other surgical centers, and yes I've been to others, this place does not use the proper aseptic techniques to be as sterile as possible during surgeries and that's a problem. That's all I have.
We have been going to Dr Burke for several years and are very pleased. He is reasonable and will never push unneeded services or products. He goes out of his way to help the pet and the owner. Dr Burke and his staff are always friendly and helpful. The care at Cornerstone is exceptional and we went to quite a few places before finding it and now will drive as far as necessary to keep going back.
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.