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2700 W State Highway 114Grapevine, TX 76051
From Business: We maintain a dedicated and highly trained staff and employ state-of-the-art equipment and techniques in our treatments. We encourage veterinarians and clients to call at any time to confer regarding questions or concerns about their cases or ophthalmic care. We pledge ourselves to do all in our power to remain readily ava…
4444 Trinity Mills RdDallas, TX 75287
From Business: Our goal is to provide the finest veterinary ophthalmology services in the world to our clients, their pets, and our referring veterinarians. To accomplish these goals we maintain a dedicated and highly trained staff and employ state-of-the-art equipment and techniques in our treatments.
701 Glade RdColleyville, TX 76034
From Business: Colleyville Animal Clinic is a full-service medical facility, including diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of companion animal illnesses, preventative care, full in-house pharmacy and laboratory, dental care, dermatology, surgery, vaccinations, and geriatrics. *We Accept Cash
3851 Frankford RdDallas, TX 75287
From Business: Compassionate vet care for dogs and cats. Located in the North Dallas Corridor on Frankford between Midway and Marsh Ln. Bent Tree Animal Hospital, P. A. veterinarians and team members are committed to your pets health. Veterinary services for the animals of Denton, Dallas and Collin counties. Each veterinarian and team me…
121 Degan AveLewisville, TX 75057
From Business: Lewisville North Animal Clinic opened as a new business in April of 1971. The clinic was opened by Dr. Walter Legg and his wife Jean in a 600 square foot lease space north of Dalton and Son Funeral Home. In June 1974, Dr. Edward Aycock entered into partnership with Dr. Legg and construction on a new facility began. Most of…
3009 W Pioneer Dr, Irving,Irving, TX 75061
From Business: Ready Vet Go is a 27 foot Mobile Pet Hospital providing veterinary care for your pet at your home or office. The Mobile Pet Hospital is fully equipped with an electric lift exam/treatment table, Idexx laboratory capable of performing blood counts and blood chemistries, high frequency x ray machine, digital x ray processing…
1021 W Mcdermott DrAllen, TX 75013
From Business: At Allen Veterinary Centre, our veterinarians stress the importance of physical examinations which ensure that your pet receives a proactive approach to his or her health. Vaccinations will be customized to your pet's lifestyle and risk level. Frequently they require special diets or medications to maximize their health an…
560 N Valley PkwyLewisville, TX 75067
From Business: ABC Veterinary Clinic of Lewisville . is a full service companion animal clinic. We have been serving the Lewisville and surrounding areas for over 21 years. We strive to provide the very best compassionate, quality care to pets, while also providing client satisfaction.
555 Glade RdGrapevine, TX 76051
During the New Year holiday my cat became critically ill. I knew he needed an expert in feline care if he was going to survive. Dr. Hartland and the techs at the hospital provided the expert critical care he required. They worked with him continuously for days, through New Year, providing suppor…
2100 E State Highway 114Southlake, TX 76092
From Business: Specializing In Dogs & Cats. Our Goal is to Make Our Clients Feel that Their Animals are Receiving the Absolute Best Care Possible. We Will Make Your Pets Feel So at Home They Look Forward to Coming Back Next Time. CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT!!!
301 Highway 287 NMansfield, TX 76063
Thank you to the ladies at that clinic they took care of my cat first, and then they explained to me the payment options, did you guys heard that? "Options" not one but three options, they worked with me. THANK YOU LADIES, from the bottom of my hart!!!!!!
3109 Mccart AveFort Worth, TX 76110
Sue Hultman is great! I've been taking my two Australian Shepards here for two years. Dr. Hultman is reasonably priced and loves her patients and will take time to explain things and any questions. Great place.
1501 Handley DrFort Worth, TX 76112
FOURTEEN YEARS OF HIGH-QUALITY CAREFor 14 years we have taken our dogs to Family PetCare (FPC) for boarding, grooming, routine vaccinations, and various medical treatments. FPC is a pet-centered hospital that treats the pet's family with equal importance. The staff are among the best we've wor…
833 W. Airport FwyEuless, TX 76040
When our Lab needed emergency care we were fortunate to find Airport Freeway Animal Emergency Hospital. Based on our experience our family and our Labrador highly recommend the AFAEH.
2101 Bedford RdBedford, TX 76021
These people tell you one thing on the phone and another in their office, ANYTHING to get into your wallet.Wouldn't recomend this vet to anyone.... (ONLY clicked a star because it is required, -5 star rating as far as I am concerned).
2209 Harwood RdBedford, TX 76021
From Business: At VCA, your pet's health is our top priority and excellent service is our goal. We treat each pet knowing it is an extension of your family. Our dedicated staff of veterinarians, board certified specialists, and technicians strive each day to give your pet the very best in medical care. We understand how important it is t…
3000 Highway 121Bedford, TX 76021
Kind and attentive. Much lower prices than most vets in town, I won't go anywhere else. My cat, Poe was much more relaxed than normal. The place even smelled like flowers & not a vets office.
3041 Long Prairie RdFlower Mound, TX 75022
We have used VCA Angel Animal Hospital for a number of years, and they take wonderful care of our dogs. Three of our dogs have major health issues, and the veterinarians have helped balance treatment with quality of life. As a result, all three dogs are enjoying life while living with their spec…
4365 Lovers LnDallas, TX 75225
Compassionate and caring vet toward for our Wheaten Terrier, takes the time to explain what's wrong, cares about your feelings for the animal and is not so highly priced - you don't have to think twice before going to Park Cities Animal Hospital!
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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.