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5812 Harrisburg BlvdHouston, TX 77011
We love the Harrisburg Veterinary Clinic. Our pets are well taken care of, and are in great hands with Dr. Farmer, and his staff. Dr. Farmer is so kind and personable. He takes lots of time with us explaining diagnosis and next steps for our pets. Our very young kitten had to have surgery, and s…
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 …
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.
3031 Cypress Creek PkwyHouston, TX 77068
If it were possible to give Dr. Huckabee a ZERO, I'd do it. After about 10 yrs. of using this Clinic, I will be taking my cat to a Vet in SW Houston who I know and trust. Don't know what's happened to the gentleness factor with this Clinic, but my requests to spare my 17 yr. old cat trauma wer…
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)…
4601 Decker DrBaytown, TX 77520
I have been going to see Dr Christensen for about 13 years with my dog name Charlie. When we first went to see the Doc ,Charlie could fit in my hand well that is not the case now!!!! Doc has a vast knowledge for animal care, I don't know how he does it, but I am so glad he does. If you love y…
5211 Fm 1960 Rd WHouston, 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…
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…
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 …
2959 Southwest FreewayHouston, TX 77089
Dr. Young has been my pet vet since about 93. He has always been so caring and professional.\r\n\r\nHe has helped me get thru the deaths of 2 of my beloved companions with such compassion. Before Dr. Young, I had contact with 3 other Dr's. What a difference. I was just another number with th…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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. …
12810 Fountain Lake CirStafford, TX 77477
From Business: Veterinary Dental Services is now Texas Veterinary Dental Center. Texas Veterinary Dental Center serves the Houston, Harris County, and metro region with the purpose of providing high quality veterinary dental care in a compassionate manner. We work with pet owners and referring veterinarians to improve the dental health o…
927 Dulles AveStafford, TX 77477
If you are looking for a caring, experienced veterinarian, Dr. Mike Brady at Stafford Oaks is one of the best around. He has been treating my pets for over 20 years and I trust him completely. I would recommend Stafford Oaks to anyone who loves their pets and wants good care.
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Don't even try. They didn't know even the difference between a girl and a boy or Just Didn't really Checked the animal? Is no Other explanation...My husband and I are into catch/fix/release feral and stray cats due to a huge "unattended" colony and one of the cats had a paw almost curled -the wrong way- and we frantically tried to trap it until succeeded to take it to an ER for medical help. It was a boy. Now "magically"is a girl and is on heat. They told us -after something like $500- that was nothing they could do for the hurt kitten and we accepted that the Little BOY had no pain, could survive fine as it was, etc. Now that magically is a GIRL I wonder if the cat had a way to be helped, if they did anything at all to that poor critter, if they just told us they checked, blab blab blab -including X-rays- and... well.... Nah... It was not THAT young you couldn't see the sex. My idea is they just scammed us OR taking a hurt animal to a bakery would be the same.I could have it already fixed if I knew it was a GIRL and now we would not have around a special needs feral cat soon to be a MOM of more feral kittens.NEVER again.
Dr Grasshoff and her staff were very kind and compassionate when we had to make the hard decision to let our fur baby go, Shasta was in so much pain.... as were we, I can't say enough about the professionalism and support shown to us! I wish, no one would have to go through this heartbreak, but attitude and kindness can make a huge difference in the lives of those in crisis. Thank you! Kathy Glynn
I own an English bulldog name Cody, my first visit to this vet was sometimes in May 2017, I boarded my dog there a couple of times and had him vaccinated.The weekend of Hurricane Harvey I had traveled to New York and boarded my dog for 3 days, getting back to Houston, my house was flooded and was inhabitable, I called the this vet and informed them I wouldn't be able to pick up Cody because roads were closed, my house was flooded and I had to stay in a hotel, my dog was there for 10 days and on pick up the cashier told me I had to pay every cent for the total stay or my pet will not be released to me, I was in total shock, the whole city was devastated, roads closed and shut down and no sympathy at all from these vet place, I had to pay for the whole duration of stay before my puppy was released to me. I swore never to go close to that vet again. Service is Zero!!!
DO NOT come here unless you want your pet to be handled by UNFRIENDLY staff and be stuck by UNLISCENED professionals that DO NOT have so much as a certificate, degree nor are enrolled in a higher education program. Wait times are extremely long, staff is unprofessional and unfriendly, and it seems like no one except the one veterinarian knows what’s going on most of the time. Sorry Summerwood Vet, I’d rather have my babies taken care of by LISCENED PROFESSIONALS instead of the average joes such as Melissa and Brandan you seem to hire off the street.
The doctors and staff at Beechnut Animal Hospital are excellent! I'm always greeted warmly. The front desk always lets me know if there is an emergency and there is an unexpected delay. Equally important, when my pet has been the emergency, I've walked in the front door and was escorted directly into an exam room with staff waiting. The care by the doctors is continually superior with thorough explanations of the animal's problem and options for treatment. At no time is there any treatment rendered without addressing the owner's financial concerns. You could not find a better hospital to help you take care of your furry family.
Reviews prior to 2009 are for the previous vet practice that was in the same location, but went out of business. Richmond Avenue Animal Hospital did not open with the current exceptional staff and doctors until the spring of 2009. So the negative reviews from Citysearch in 2007 do not apply to the current vet practice at this address.
I gave an incorrect rating to Affordable Pet Clinic that was intended for Tidwell Pet Clinic (sorry).
The veterinarian suggested that we have our dog Chato get his teeth cleaned, so we took him in for that service.They ended up extracting a tooth (we still don't know if it was 1 or 2 teeth, they told us originally it was2 then later said it was 1). They gave us an antibiotic to apply in his ears within a week he went completely deaf! I took him back in and informed the vet that he had lost all of his hearing.the vet told me he was already deaf, which was a lie! He always heard my husband drive up and the mailman. He had no hearing problem prior to this. Now, he couldn't even hear 2 feet away! The vet also said , he never heard of this medication doing this that our dog was just old. He reapplied the medication to his ears again and told me to keep applying the medication. When my husband came home, he couldn't believe what I was telling him.He read on the fine print of the medication, that the medication can make older dogs go deaf! The vet doesn't even know what he is prescribing? After about a month about a third of his hearing has returned but no more.Now, he has lost weight, he back legs are quivering, his limp glands are swollen and his demeanor has changed. Bottom line , every since the procedure of the teeth, he has gone down hill. We've paid an enormous amount of money to have them mess up our dog. So beware of this clinic and teeth cleaning procedures. D.B. I would give them -5 stars!
I've been taking my dogs here for over 15 years and they've always received excellent care, from routine exams and vaccinations to treatment for illnesses and dental cleanings.
We've had really good experiences with Town & Country. A year or so go we had to put an older dog of ours down and they were more than compassionate of how it was handled and how we felt. We still have two pets that we take their, if we have any reservations or questions they always hear us out... staff is ALWAYS courteous and helpful when we call in... and we have recommended a few friends to them.
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.