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3650 W US Highway 377Granbury, TX 76048
From Business: Your full service primary care pet hospital. Welcome to Mesquite Ridge Small Animal Hospital, a full service primary care hospital located in Granbury, Texas. We provide all aspects of veterinary care for dogs and cats. On the first Thursday of every month, we offer a low cost, spade and neuter day. Some of our other servi…
3658 W Us Highway 377Granbury, TX 76048
From Business: Welcome to Peak Performance Equine Hospital in Granbury, TX. Our staff is highly experienced and will provide the best care possible for your horses. We invite you to visit our facility for state-of-the-art care or let our excellent mobile service come to you. Peak Performance Equine Hospital services Granbury, Tolar, Step…
4626 W Us Highway 377Granbury, TX 76048
This animal clinic, Doctor and staff are the best! I called with an emergency and the Doctor gave me some instructions of what to do with my dog until I could get her to the clinic. Once there, the staff was so great! They really care about animals! I had been to another clinic in another to…
1851 Acton HwyGranbury, TX 76049
I take all 4 dogs and both female cats there everyone there is perfect and so caring. When I got my female cats spayed and declawed the doctor was so caring and considerate. Every doctor there has their own speacialty in fields so everything that can happened or has happened is covered between a…
1901 S Morgan StGranbury, TX 76048
I've taken my dogs and cats here since 2002. I live in Grand Prairie now and still take them to ACC. There are good vets between here and there but the vets and staff take such good care of my pets that I drive the 65 miles each way to see them. If you want your pets to get excellent care give …
4238 W Us Highway 377Granbury, TX 76048
The best veterinarian clinic where I have ever taken my pets. A Christian vet who will treat your animals with the same love and caring that you do. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
1319 Lipan HwyGranbury, TX 76048
From Business: Serving Granbury since 1963. Granbury Animal Clinic offers 24-hour emergency veterinary services as well as medical, surgical and dental veterinary care. With a complete pharmacy, radiology equipment, in-house diagnostic lab and access to specialists, our facility offers one stop for your pet's health and medical care.
3434 E Highway 67Glen Rose, TX 76043
Gary Crabtree is an outstanding veterinarian who has an amazing bedside manner when dealing with your pet. I took my dog in after hours for an emergency visit and he only charged me an additional $20 for the visit because he said he was already there doing lab work. He was able to diagnose him b…
1404 NE Big Bend TrlGlen Rose, TX 76043
I'd like to personally welcome you to the Glen Rose Vet Clinic. I've had this practice since 1984 in the same location. We are strictly a small animal clinic, and provide a complete line of services including medicine, surgery, dentistry, orthopedics, boarding, grooming, and emergency services. …
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Granbury Animal Clinic is very friendly and professional. They are good at what they do. I would recommend to others.
Dr. Naylor, Dr. Imke and the staff at Granbury Animal Clinic have always been there for me and my pets. I love them all.
The staff seemed condescending and the doctor seemed out for the buck....and it will cost you lots of them. I will keep looking.
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.