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3325 Fondren RdHouston, TX 77063
From Business: Fondren Animal Hospital is family-owned and -operated. Dr. Leo Ford and his wife, Nikki, have run the clinic for over 25 years. Dr. Ford graduated from Purdue University in 1977 and began practicing in Houston that same year. He left Houston in 1981 and practiced in rural Indiana, rural Colorado, and San Antonio, Texas bef…
1236 Brittmoore RdHouston, TX 77043
From Business: We provide a broad spectrum of diagnostic procedures through in-house testing and the use of external laboratories. We also work closely with local practices when special diagnostic procedures are required. The facility includes a well-stocked pharmacy, in-hospital surgery sute, in-house x-ray capabilities, a closely super…
6213 Bellaire BlvdHouston, TX 77081
Dr Mark Peckham is simply the BEST doctor in the world. He has treated successfully several of my dogs. He is committed to providing the best care available to date. The extensive surgery he performed on my dog left absolutely no scars and would frankly put most human plastic surgeons to shame. …
21167 State Highway 249Houston, TX 77070
After trying multiple ways of trying to discourage scratching of unacceptable things (furniture, carpet, doors, etc.), SoftPaws, and other alternatives, i began to research laser declawing. i am happy to report that the procedure was a COMPLETE success on my strictly indoor cat (front paws only)…
2215 S Voss RdHouston, TX 77057
I have witnessed two Euthanasia sessions in the past and thought to myself...how automated and uncaring this is. I was blown away with the way my 12 year friend was treated. And, by his whole staff! I came in crying and holding my pet (Salvador). Then a staff member escorted my wife, me and …
704 Wilcrest DrHouston, TX 77042
I've had my dog since she was 2 weeks old. She's been vaccinated and well cared for from the very beginning. A couple of years ago she showed up positive for heartworms. They took full control of the situation, faxing all necessary documents proving that she had been on Heartguard and handled…
9321 Katy FwyHouston, TX 77024
From Business: .Our practice is limited to dogs and cats. Services offered include surgery, teeth cleaning, laboratory testing, x-rays, boarding and bathing. No appointments are required for examinations and vaccinations. We do make appointments for surgeries and bathing, and we also take reservations in advance for boarding.
12633 Whittington DrHouston, TX 77077
After taking my cat to other places and him not getting better after 2 and a half months I decided to try out VCA animal hospital. My cat barely ate and kept vomiting. I couldn't make him eat and he lost over 7 pounds. I was terrified for his life and felt like no one could help me. When Dr. Trl…
10109 Long Point RdHouston, TX 77043
This clinic is very good as long as you DO NOT see Dr. Glass. I saw him for the first time several years ago and he was completly rude. Recently my cat was sick, so I made a "first available" appointment which happend to be with him. He was awful again and despite the fact that my cat …
2211 Fm 1960 RdHouston, TX 77073
Dr. French and Dr. Hilledebrandt are fantastic. They love the animals and work with them. Each and everytime we have been there it has been a great experience. Even in times when our dogs were hurt. Can't say enough good stuff about them.
1551 Campbell Rd Ste VHouston, TX 77055
Dr Herrmann is absolutely WONDERFUL!!!! I am President of Miniature Schnauzer Rescue of Houston -- we started working with Dr Herrmann either in 2000 or 2001. Since then, we have been there a number of times, a number of our rescues have had cataract surgery and even one to correct dry eye. Dr…
9119 Stella Link RdHouston, TX 77025
I'm sure anyone reading throught these reviews is by now, throughly confused! They all seem to run either hot or cold. I am a small hobby breeder of Persian cats and I show them successfully in the Cat Fancier's Association (CFA). I have been going to Dr. Rigoni for at least ten years and I woul…
7321 S Kirkwood RdHouston, TX 77072
I took my dad's beloved doggie to get her teeth cleaned at Alief Animal Hospital last week. They did a fantastic job and only charged me $75.00. Most places charge $150.00 or more. I'm taking my own dog this week for her dental cleaning. No stinky doggy breath this Christmas! I thought Dr. Tomas…
1551 Campbell RdHouston, TX 77055
From Business: We are a small practice that stresses preventative medicine and quality of life for dogs, cats, pocket pets and horses. Our practice is family orientated where you and your pet would not get lost in the hustle and bustle of a large multi-vet practice. Our mission is to provide our clients with compassionate veterinary care…
14465 Memorial DrHouston, TX 77079
The just don't "take" your pet, they "take care" of them. I had to regrettably had to have my cat declawed. They explained everything they were going to do for my cat, before, during, and after surgury. Every person I spoke with on the phone, or in person, you could feel t…
1616 Clear Lake City Blvd Ste 105Houston, TX 77062
From Business: Bay Glen Animal Hospital provides the highest quality, full-service veterinary care and personal service for pets and their owners in Clear Lake City and the Southeast Houston TX area.
10850 Louetta Rd Ste 1200Houston, TX 77070
The staff and veterinarian were great. The had really great hours on a Saturday, because we all know our animals don't always only get sick Monday through Friday. I was pretty sure my 9yr old lab had kennel cough, which he only had for 3 days and Saturday being the worst. I tried stopping by our…
Ste Z 5211 Cypress Creek PkwyHouston, TX 77069
Champion Forest Animal Clinic is the only Veteribary Clinic I would take my aimals to. Dr. Todd, his wife Lisa, their children, and the whole staff have been there for me and my animals, even during the most extreme times such as hurricanes. I trust them completely and they treat my "fur ch…
2501 S Kirkwood RdHouston, TX 77077
I am so impressed with the professionalism from the front desk, staff and Dr. Wiltshire. Everyone was patient and kind. My dog received the most thorough examination I have ever experienced by a vet.Prices were very reasonable and I highly recommend Lakeside Animal Clinic.
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Dr Griggs and the entire staff is awesome. They take great care of my furkids!......................
We have been taking our dogs to this clinic for almost 3 years. Dr. Sartor and her staff treat our pets as if they were her own. They have always been compassionate and understanding. Definitely, recommend!
The worst customer service ever. They really need to get better quality help in the front office. They are incompetent, rude, argumental and never do what they say. I requested to have my pet records faxed to a boarder they could not even do a simple task. Also, it seems that they don't care about your pet it's all about the $20 office visit. Need to get rid of all those young inexperience children.
I’ve been going there since the 1980’s.
Great staff, great doctors, great service. Been going there for over 16 years. Would recommend to anyone.
I have used these fine people for 35 years off and on. They took excellent care of my fur babies over the years in active years and to the end. They truly care and love or pets.
Amazing staff - I’ve been going there for about 18 years and now that I live in Sugarland it’s worth the drive. I don’t trust anyone else with my pets!
Dr. Tinkey has treated all of my 4 legged family members for over 12 years. Dr. Griggs is also an excellent vet. The staff members are all caring people.
Over the years I have used othere vets but after I first took my dogs to Forest West, I have used them exclusively. I have now been going to Forest West Animal Clinic for over 15 years and would not take my girls anywhere else. Both Dr. Tinkey and Dr. Griggs are excellent and caring vets. They take the time to explain what is going on with your pet and any treatment plan needed for their care. The staff is the best and are all very friendly and caring people.
I WOULDN'T TAKE MY PETS ANY WHERE ELSE! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.\ They are very caring and will do anything to help you or your pets. A wonderful experience every time.\ Dr. Donna Griggs is absolutely the best. She is extremely knowledgeable and simply an excellent Vet.
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.