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201 S Stuart Place RdHarlingen, TX 78552
1944 W US Highway 77San Benito, TX 78586
From Business: We are a single doctor practice that takes great pride in providing our clients with a warm and welcoming home for the care of their pets. As a full-service veter…
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Pet Care with Dr Joines has been looking after my family's cats and dogs since I was in middle school. I'm 46 now. I have been to other Veterinarians from here to Austin and Pet Care + staff are genuine, caring, professional, and knowledgeable. Thank you for your honesty, expertise, and gentleness with baby Bailey! You ALL made the difference. Thank you for past and future care of our many pets! ❤❤❤
love them, they take real good care of my baby girl
I just wanted to say that they are super nice and really professional. The Vet is great, he is honest and won't do anything unless its absolutely necessary. My baby Gizmo passed away while he was there. The doctor tried to save him but he was just too sick to save. A few days later I received a card from them saying how sorry they were that my baby passed away. They all signed it. It really helped knowing that they cared enough to send me a card. No other vet office has ever done that for me. So yea they are great.
They were caring toward my cat . He had to have an urethra procedure..i'm thankful i took him there,hes a great dr.
HORRIBLE service with a capital H. The staff there do not care. They are very rude. I took my pup in because she wasn't feeling good. I thought it was due to a frog/toad she ate. They charged me $280 for ??? I have no clue. They sent her home with eye drops and gave her something for nausea. I attempted to complain to the VET about their services and he could care less. He allows his staff to be unprofessional and rude! Bad for business in my opinion. Ayways, 6 hours later my 8 month old pup was feeling even worse so we drove her to Mcallen ER for pets and it turned out she had parvo. Why they didn't test her at Pet Care is beyond me? PLEASE do not take your fur babies to this clinic. They do not care for your pets properly. BEWARE!!
Great staff always real attentive. Especially there quick no long waiting times. Luv the veterinary doctors there as well as staff to for being so kind. Best place for ur pets care. And a cheap one to they work for helping not trying too charge a arm and leg. All I can say is that you'll luv the country vet.
Great friendly people fast work wish is my best you go in and out real fast which is great for me who I'm a busy person
When we are in the Rio Grande Valley, we take our pets to Altas Palmas for any vet needs. The facility is centrally located, clean and well staffed with caring vets and techs. I love the fact that they will coordinate with our regular vet in Calif to ensure that our pet coverage is comprehensive.
This clinic, in my opinion, should be shut down. They use deceptive pricing tactics while giving poor service with little care for the animals well being. We took my sons dog in for a simple neuter. We are now at a real vet facing surgery to save his life. The staff is rude and the doctor hides behind his female staffers. DO NOT GO TO PET CARE!!!!!!!!!
This clinic advertises low cost spay/neuter. I called for a quote and was told it would be $125 for my 80 lb rescue dog to be neutered and $35 to be tested for heart worms. I agreed to these prices and my 16 year old son dropped our dog off the following day. I called twice to check on our dog and reminded the staff that my 16 yr old would be picking our dog up after surgery. I wanted to make sure he did well in surgery and wanted his heartworm test results which I received over the phone. When my son went to pick up our dog the bill was $630. The staff was extremely rude and Dr. Joines refused to speak with us when we confronted them regarding this horrendous bill. BUYER BEWARE. DO NOT USE THIS CLINIC.
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.