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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.
2407 Highway 6 SHouston, TX 77077
My goodness! My experience here was OUTSTANDING! All of the staff was warm, welcoming and knowledgeable. Snaggletooth's exam was thorough and I was given the cheapest and most practical care plans first. I did not even have to ask "what's the cheapest?". The Vet has my full respect and trust aft…
14870 Space Center Blvd Ste LHouston, TX 77062
TLC is the best! I have been going there for many years with multiple pets and they are wonderful. The staff is professional and kind, they treat your pets as if they were their own. They are always willing to help, even with just a question over the phone. I can't imagine bringing my pets anywh…
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…
407 North Loop EHouston, TX 77022
After looking for her owner for two weeks, we decided to adopt a lost dog that we found wandering in traffic. After reading all the wonderful reviews of this clinic, we decided to take our newest family addition to be evaluated and given all of her shots. The great reviews are spot on! The wai…
534 Westheimer RdHouston, TX 77006
My cat is terrified of the vet after going to some other places where he jumped off the table and everyone went running after him while he hissed and fought back. \r At the Cat Doctor it was a much much much more calm experience, first off - you couldnt hear dogs barking the whole time. They pu…
2706 Richmond AveHouston, TX 77098
I've been using Greenway Animal Clinic for over 10 years to see Dr. VanNess. He's been invaluable in treating a couple of our special needs dogs. He always makes sure we fully understand all of the treatment options to decide which would be the best and most conservative option for our pet. E…
12424 Memorial DrHouston, TX 77024
I really had a great experience with this vet. I left my previous vet because the receptionist was horrible at returning my calls and rude. I called this vet and was able to get pricing for an examination, tests, vaccines. I scheduled an appointment and met with Dr. Addleman. I thought she w…
2120 W 34th StHouston, TX 77018
When our cat Halley first joined our family 6 years ago, the rescue place we adopted her from recommended we take her to Oak Forest Veterinary Clinic for regular care. Since then she's been a pretty low maintenance cat, so visits to the vet were thankfully infrequent. Then about a year and a …
1701 Montrose BlvdHouston, TX 77006
I am so very grateful to the good people at the Montrose Vet Clinic! My daughter and I brought in a neighborhood cat, PK (Porch Kitty) that had a huge lump on her head, causing her eye to be swollen shut. PK belongs to no one, but is a well loved neighborhood cat. I explained the situation to ki…
14606 Fm 529 RdHouston, TX 77095
Where to begin? Mary lights up the place when you walk in. Love all the vet techs different and great personalities. Dr Pelton's smile and care always spreads through the room. Although we have had to dip into our saving for our zoo's care.... We will do it w/out a hesitation for the best care a…
17259 FM 529 RdHouston, TX 77095
if you are punctual and care about your pet, this is the place to go! This is the way it should be done! You arrive to your appointment on time so that I won't have to wait when I arrive on time. The service is the most important thing to me, and it's wonderful! They are concerned about your…
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)…
1434 W Alabama StHouston, TX 77006
This is THE best vet in Houston! Look everywhere and they have nothing but well deserved five star ratings. The staff and doctors are wonderful with pets and owners alike. They are so helpful and accommodating. They truly are the cream of the crop. I cannot say enough good about them.
5808 Bissonnet StHouston, TX 77081
Bellaire Richmond Pet Hospital has treated my dog, Cricket, for the past 13+ years. I liked the original veterinarians very much, and those men have retired now. A new group of veterinarians has now taken over, and they are just as wonderful as the original group, which makes me very grateful. I…
8541 Beechnut StHouston, TX 77036
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 direc…
9405 Huffmeister Rd Ste 170Houston, TX 77095
Absolutely terrific, Dr. Thomas is outstanding, I found the perfect Doctor for my cats, the staff is very caring and loving, very nice hospital, my Baxter felt right at home, he likes his new Doctor and her assistant, you can feel it that everybody there loves animals. I had left a review a lo…
1638 Westheimer RdHouston, TX 77006
I was looking up the specific address for CHAH to give a friend a referral to this clinic and came across the reviews. After reading them, I felt I had to share my experiences. I hated to see any negative reviews that could misrepresent what I believe to be true about these wonderful people. Fi…
11802 Louetta RdHouston, TX 77070
I am a concerned pet owner, and quite possibly an overly sensitive one. That means I take my dog to the vet ALOT. The folks at Lakewood Forest Veterinary are always friendly, willing to help with big and small issues alike, and they never make me feel like just a patient or a number.The receptio…
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 W Holcombe Blvd Ste DHouston, TX 77030
I don't know how many stars are in the sky but Dr. Parham, the owner, deserves them all in this rating. He REALLY cares about your animals and your wallet. I have been going there since the day it opened. It is not fancy dancy to keep the prices down but it is a life-saver and my first stop. I…
8200 Wilcrest Dr Ste 6Houston, TX 77072
and good luck finding one comparable......I have been to some that were ok but this man is stunning ......and his clinic ......as one poster said.......clean clean clean. I had a weimar for 17 yrs with allergies and spent $$$....even accupuncture.....dr maxson helped me more than anyone else w…
11326 Westheimer RdHouston, TX 77077
Great prices and great service. My dog was spayed almost 3 years ago,but still remember the excellent service. I was looking up the address to refer someone to you and just realized I didn't put in a review. I still remember how they eased my worries once I saw her doing so well post surgery. Th…
2324 Shearn StHouston, TX 77007
I have nothing but good things to say about this clinic! Had my first visit just the other day and will definitely be going back! Arrived in Houston with our dog a month ago and she needed to have a heart-worm test and just a general check-up. After searching around on the internet, found this…
13720 Schroeder RdHouston, TX 77070
I wouldn't take my pets anywhere else! I have 2 pomeranians that are like my children. I know if I ever need anything they are always there to help. One of my poms has had two (FHO's) done and my other pom has been spayed, all by Dr. Morales. My girls bounced back amazingly from their surgeries!…
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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.
We have been taking our dogs and cats to Dr Griggs and her staff since 1998. We have always had excellent experiences. I believe that the negative review on this site and the only other negative one that I know of were written by the same person. They might have had a bad experience in their mind, but we and many others think the world of Dr Griggs and her staff. We are retired and go in during the week. Saturdays can be busy, perhaps that was the negative person's problem. We and our pets are always recognized and greeted by name, but that is not why we go there. (1)They are VERY competent and friendly. (2)Our pets like them, too. We think that it is VERY important to see how your pet reacts. We are old and have used vets all over the country for more than 60 years with a lot of pets, especially when we lived in the country and rescued and placed strays. Some vets over the years really upset our pets.
I've been taking my dog to Dr. Grigs for over 2 years. She is very gentle and patient with my two small dogs. She cares for her patients and loves what she does. :D
You just found the very best vet clinic. I am the third generation of my family to use this clinic (25+ yrs). Over the years they have treated 12 of our cats and dogs. I tried others when I moved away or was out of town and noticed the difference. All of our pets have routinely exceeded their typical life expectancy due to routine health care and excellent treatment when illness occurred. I could talk about their referrals to Gulf Coast or their consults with A&M or them going to my mother home to give her dog an IV, etc. etc. You should base your opinion on your visit, not one post on the web. My lab mix (50lbs) is now 16 and near the end. I now drive 186 mi. each way to this clinic because of their level of care and expertise. I find their prices to be a real value for the service received as we typically get what we pay for in life, so I strongly disagree with other comments. I would like to thank Dr. Griggs, Dr. Tinkey and their great staff (Thank you ladies!)
I purchased a veiled chameleon from a nearby pet store, he could not open his eyes--so he was heavily discounted. I researched herp vets and chose Dr. White at Briarcrest. After 2 visits and a couple rounds of medicines for parasites, my cham - Flash is healthy and happy and can see! I continue to bring Flash for periodic visits to keep him healthy. I highly recommend Dr. White at Briarcrest Vet 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.