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1301 Amity RdHot Springs National Park, AR 71913
From Business: Dr. David G. Jolly has been in equine practice for 30 years. Eight percent of his practice over the last three years has been devoted to wound study.
Serving the Hot Springs National Park Area.
From Business: ALL VETERINARY SUPPLY INC. is a family owned business, we strive to give you the best possible price, personal customer service as well as shipping your purchases…
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So respectful and empathetic. They truly care.
Never had a more horrible experience in my life at a vet clinic. Should be reported to the better business bureau and truly doesn't even deserve one star!
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.
Best veterinarian I have ever went to. Kind, and caring. Has true concern for the pets and thier owners. Dr. Fletcher did for me what no other veterinarian would do. Thank you Dr Fletcher you have my deepest appreciation, more than you know
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.
LOVE Kelly veterinary. I've used other veterinary clinics and they did horrible! I started using Kelly vet and they have been awesome! They're always busy which speaks for itself. I will not use another veterinary other than Kelly vet. In my opinion they are the best veterinary in Hot Springs.
Not even deserving of 1 star. Absolutely the worst veterinarian clinic I have ever used. Not even sure who the vet is at that clinic practicing. All I know is the ridiculous care, uncompassion, negligence, incompetence of the vet should be resolved.
I LOVE this place and the people who work there. After much research, I decided to board my Siberian Husky with the staff at Lake Hamilton Animal Hospital. She has been staying with them when I am out of town since she was 8 months old. I would recommend their boarding services to anyone! The staff is friendly and remembers me and my dog, and my dog is ALWAYS excited to come! So much so, she cries until I get her out of the car to go inside! It is evident that everyone there truly cares for my dog. Dr. Brian is always polite and easy to talk to, and the ladies behind the desk are always eager to help. The staff in the back love to tell me stories of their time with my dog while boarding and I've never had a negative experience. We love Lake Hamilton Animal Hospital!
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.
A couple of things about this vet you need to know:They will not check the information on a dog before putting them down. This happened to me when a relative of mine took my dog in and had them put down without my authorization despite the fact they were not anywhere on her paperwork. I was not even given a phone call of confirmation. But it sure was billed to me though.They are extremely disorganized on the chain on command. I brought in two of my pups under the clear understanding with one of the staff that I had called prior to arriving that I would only be charged for one office visit. When I was charged with two, they kept telling me that Dr.Bell is who told them to charge me two, and when I finally got to speak with Dr.Bell, he surprised me by yelling at me and telling me because I asked questions at the visit it took too much time to answer them and that he was sure I was lying about being told I was going to be only charged one visit. He also made it very clear he wouldn't drop the charges and that he wouldn't see my dogs again until they were paid. So, he's apparently very short tempered and impatient dispite what he puts forward in his doctor demeanor.This place is very nice, and the staff are nice too (unless you have a dispute), and the doctor is nice (again up until you have a dispute) and the prices are cheaper than most, but I wouldn't trust their word for anything. If you are told something by someone, have it confirmed by someone else or even Dr.Bell himself before going through with it. Get it in writing if you have to. And as for the safety of your animals, well, don't be a fool like me and let the wrong people take care of them while you're gone. It probably wouldn't do much to have them put a note in the your baby's file.
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.