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So respectful and empathetic. They truly care.
Claire M. Weeks-Kelly is one of the rudest people I have ever encountered. She is condescending, makes you feel like an awful pet owner, and will never get another penny of my money or minute of my time. Don't go there if you use a low cost spay/neuter voucher because she flat out said that she doesn't see or speak with the owners who use vouchers. So any after surgery communication will be done without even seeing what the vet looks like. I didn't catch her on a bad day, either. When I went to Paws-n-Claws to advise them against taking her off the vouchers because of what an awful experience I had with her, several of the employees at the pet store and a couple of owners all chimed in with their unhappiness with her. Avoid this vet. She treats the people who are trusting their pets to her like they aren't even worth the dirt on the bottom of her shoes.
Kelly' Clinic is great! She and her staff are wonderful to work with and take such good care of our rescue babies. We couldn't save the lives we do with out them.
I have used this clinic on several occasions . This summer one of my dogs was not eating, and had little energy. They kept him over the weekend and was supposed to do lab work to see if things had improved. They never got around to doing the lab until the next day. My dog had to be put down. They did not charge me for lab work since they did not do it when they said they would. But my dog had to suffer another day because of their mess up.
I had a registered golden retriever that I bought when he was 9 months old less than a year ago. In june I had him out to waggin wheel vet in the village for his rabies shot * heart worm screening...he was healthy, july he was healthy, up till the end of august he was healthy...then I started seeing yellow matting in his eyes plus he just wasnt as active as he normally was. So i took him to Kelly's as it was closer. She said that he had rocky mountain tick fever, gave him meds, sent him home. Within a week he wasnt eating I called them and told them and was told by assistant that was normal with what he had. Then I called again a few days later spoke with male assistant & told him same thing he told me to come pick up some appetite pills for him that was on friday late afternoon & I said I would pick up on saturday. He said he'd leave them at front desk. I didnt make it in saturday as I was moving. The following monday I took him back in as he was down to bones. He died thank you kelly
I took my cat to a different vet, found out he has diabetes. That vet visit cost me over $500. They sold me these ridiculous insulin pens for $300. it was awful. and I had told them giving him a shot is not a problem. I helped a roommate with insulin shots in collegeI couldn't afford to go back to them, so I went to see if Kelly veterinary was better. Well not only were they better, more attentive and more concerned with my needs, they've been wonderful for several years nowI went through some rough times where I didn't have the money to do this. Wilbur's insulin is expensive. These people lowered their sale price to help me. When i checked 800 pet meds and everywhere else, prices were a minimum of $40 more per bottle.Wilbur has diabetes and Epilepsy so he needs a pill and a shot twice a day. If it weren't for Kelly Vet clinic I don't know if he'd still be with me. I couldn't afford $200 per month to take care of him. Thanks to these kind people I don't have to worry about that.
The name of the clinic is Kelly Vetranary Clinic. I have been there numerous times and never met her. Her business ethics are questionable. If your pet is there for surgery, forget about any info on them till you pick them up the next day. They refuse to answer the phone on Thursday, surgery day. Can even call in to make an appt for any other day on Thursday. Very upsetting not knowing anything about your pet. The answering machine says that they are the vet with a heart...... oh, if so, why can't I hear about my pet. They so need to go visit Hunter animal clinic in White Hall. They are top notch. Kelly vetranary clinic needs to be checked out by the better business Bureau. Or by the humane society. They ought to be ashamed of the way they do business.
The biggest liars i have ever met at a vet clinic. I trusted the recommendation from paws n claws to get my dog spayed here, they said they take great care of the animals and will work with the clinic. So i got my appointment set up a month from when i got the voucher. The day came and i arrived at 8 am, the clinic reeked of feces and the lady behind the counter tried to take my dog before i had finished any papers and had the chance to say bye. My gut told me not to leave her and i should have listened. They didnt do her surgery till 3pm, she came to me crusted in blood, had the orange sterile fluid all over her, was drooling non stop, and wouldnt let my bf touch her
They need to have prices posted, I was quoted by one young lady $ 30.00 for neutering my pet and when it was all said and done another lady told me $ 70.00 ...i told her what I was quoted and the young girl that quoted me the 30 dollars was standing right there and never said a word... The lady who told me $ 70.00 was a little rude saying " I don't know who told you that but it's $ 70.00 .....ive used this clinic for yrs and never had a problem ....the staff has always been very nice , with the exception of the one lady today... I would have been better prepared had the right price been told to me.... which is why I asked even before the procedure was scheduled.... I'm a little disappointed
Of all the vets in Garland County (Or even in Southern U.S. ) this is the worst. The few times I've actually given this place a chance, my pets always ended up in WORSE health after putting them in Kelly's care. And when you say something to her about it she just gets defensive and attempts to say it's your fault (Or ANYONE other than her own). She's not professional and not a good vet at all. Go to Countryside Animal Hospital, Lake Hamilton Animal Hospital, Hot Springs Animal Hospital, or The Pet Clinic. Unlike Kelly Veterinary Clinic, those places actually care about the animals and are professional. I would give this place a no star rating if I could!
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.