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1315 N Causeway BlvdMetairie, LA 70001
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 …
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Awesome service and friendly people. Pricing is more then fair, and they take pride in the work they do.
They are acting as the vet for a large local puppy mill. I do hope they don't know but not sure how they couldn't. It is appalling that a vet would turn a blind eye to this just for money.
No idea who the first rating came from but they're delusional. This place is the best, we just moved to Hammond and got a puppy on Friday evening. After seeing the conditions he was living in we knew he needed to see a vet first thing. We walked in on Saturday morning with no appointment and they were so nice and got us in within ten minutes. Our little Kilo had fleas, no shots, never been groomed, nothing. Not to mention he was much older than we thought he was. They gave him all of his shots, puppy food which he LOVED, and preventative pills to take over the next day. Everyone was so polite and caring. They were very accommodating and affordable. Not to mention have an online store as well as a little patient portal for your past and upcoming appointments, so convenient! I would never take our puppy anywhere else. They are truly professionals and have a family atmosphere that I look for when choosing my fur babies vet.
Don't take your small Avian pet/ bird here! On their website they do not advertise that they are NOT a full-fledged Avian clinic. Want to get your small Avian pet a full exam/ physical? Don't use Dr. Bubrig. If you go here your pet will not be weighed, mouth looked into, nor will their body be felt for malnutrition issues. No, your small Avian pet will not have a stethoscope put up to their chest so their heart can be listened to. It's just like a restaurant advertising that they have a salad bar and when you show up the salad bar has one head of lettuce and 4 carrots. GO TO A REAL FULL-FLEDGED FACILITY IF YOU WANT A REAL PROFESSIONAL AVIAN SPECIALIST AND A FULL EXAM PERFORMED ON YOUR PET. Dr. Bubrig or his staff will not tell you when you make an appointment that they only do VERY abbreviated Avian exams. They tell you this information during your appointment which is AFTER you arrive at their facility. During your appointment they will tell you that they offer their abbreviated Avian exams so people don't have to drive all the way to Baton Rouge. "Let's see, I will make a short trip to Hammond to get my spark plugs changed when I really need to travel all the way to Baton Rouge to get my much needed engine overhaul"......makes a lot of sense eh?
I have recently become a new client to this facility. I have only used there mobile vet service. Dr. Amy Sutherland is the best! She was very prompt to call me back and is very knowledgeable about her pets. I have a 13 yr old lab that needed something's taken care right away and she helped fit me in and transport my lab to their facility. Now I'm just waiting for my pet to be delivered back home. Love these guys!
love always quick reliable and affordable
I love taking my chihuahua here! Everyone is very friendly to me and my pet. I've moved an hour away but will still come here because they're so great!
Acc will be our vet office from now on. We had an emergency with our maltese last night and my vet referred us somewhere 45 minutes away. Animal Care Center was my next call... They called back right away, took us in as new patients and met us at their office within 20 minutes on a Sunday. Our baby is still in the hospital but I feel confident they are doing everything they can.
Wonderful place of business. You can tell the doctors and staff love the animals. Great groomer also. Veterinarians are just like our doctors except the pets cannot talk. If people want to find out whats wrong then it takes a little more test to find out whats wrong; therefore, it can be more expensive. I would rather pay a bill and help my dog then just watch my dog suffer. I have learned every other animal hospital cost the same. Love this place though. They explain everything they are doing to my dog throughout the visit and take the time to help me prevent more episodes. The doctors are on call till later in the evening for any ER occurrences. The business is a great and pretty atmosphere.
Recently had an emergency that was close to 10:00pm. I was already a client and new that Animal Care didn't take emergencies after 10:00pm. I was pleasantly surprised when I received the prompt call back and was told to meet the Doctor at the clinic with my lab. She did an excellent job. I have now seen three of the doctors that work here and all have been very knowledgeable and spend quality time with me and my labs. Thanks.
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.