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7539 Firestone BlvdDowney, CA 90241
From Business: Celebrating 50 years of service in 2012, Firestone Animal Hospital is a full service pet care facility- from general and orthopaedic surgery, to dermatology, pupp…
18300 Euclid StFountain Valley, CA 92708
From Business: At VCA West Coast Specialty and Emergency Animal Hospital, our goal, in partnership with your veterinarian, is to provide compassionate care of the highest qualit…
1206 Bristol StCosta Mesa, CA 92626
If you care about your dog and you want the absolute best vetrinary care possible Dr. Haley is the one. I've recently lost my Golden Retriever to ca…
15021 Edwards StHuntington Beach, CA 92647
From Business: Animal Hospital of Huntington Beach is located on the border of Huntington Beach & Westminster. We strive to offer our clients the best state of the art technolog…
91 E Grand BlvdCorona, CA 92879
From Business: Specialties Modern Medicine with Old Fashioned Care! We know that your pets are family. As a family owned business we believe in treating your pets as we would tr…
9029 Garfield AveFountain Valley, CA 92708
From Business: Brookfield Pet Hospital Plus has provided top-quality veterinary care for more than 30 years. The goal of our family-owned clinic is to practice the highest quali…
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We were very pleased with the way Chaco was boarded. We were greeted by a friendly busy staff. We were gone 5 nights for a funeral, they took special care to place our little guy with the Cats since he is 10 lbs and lives with our 2 cats. When we picked up Chaco he was bathed, and we requested nail trim; that was taken care of, too. Chaco was really happy and healthy. No charge if you pick up before 12noon! I highly recommend boarding and care with AAA Animal Hospital!
BEWARE! BEWARE! BEWARE! I am posting this review hoping that it will help other pet owners not make the same mistake that we made. Our experience with AAA Animal Hospital in Huntington Beach was nothing short of a nightmare. Please do not make the same mistake we did. Research the reviews on YELP, Google, YP, BBB and other information available on the internet before taking your pet to this horrible place. My daughter took our beloved 2 yr old kitty Nala to AAA to get her spayed. About three days after the procedure Nala stopped eating, drinking and was lethargic. She took Nala to emergency care and was told that Nala is very sick and has a very high fever. They gave Nala fluids and an antibiotic shot and instructed to take her to our vet. the next day (it was late at night and vet. was closed). The vet. examined her and informed both of us that Nala was likely too far gone to save. Instead of having a fever Nala's temperature was now below normal and she was having trouble breathing on her own. We decided to do blood work and the results indicated a very low WBC. The vet. said that Nala was near death and only explanation was an infection from the spay operation. It seemed strange to me that a perfectly healthy young cat would die after a routine spay procedure. I did an online search for reviews of AAA and to my horror discovered a long list of negative reviews from pet owners who have had to suffer through experiences similar to ours. Many reviewers reported unsafe and unsanitary conditions, picking up pets that were injured / infected /traumatized while in the care of AAA. Then it got worst. I found a series of documents relating to a City of Costa Mesa investigation of the facility initiated after volunteer workers reported appalling conditions and cruel treatment of animals in their care. I urge you to not make the same mistake we did. Please read the reviews BEFORE taking your pet to AAA
We can't afford to pay high prices,they are amazing and I won't go anywhere else! Staff is awesome! YES there is a long wait, but well worth it if you cant afford to go anywhere more expensive...besides aren't your pets worth the time? Seems like a lot of bad reviews, but my family has had nothing but good things from the staff to Dr. B. They are trying their best and deal with a lot of snobs who are not used to waiting and always getting what they want right away and they still treat the owners and animals with care. Thank you guys for all that you do for my dogs Bella & Chloe!
This place gives vague answers, are give misleading information, they give wonderful goodbys if you buy into their scams, and their quoting/pricing practices are shameful. After 3-4 years of taking our pin pin to this business I find this place to be very unprofessional and dishonest. You call them for pricing so you can get an estimate of what the costs may be, then you get the business once your pet is in their hands. Last week a simple ear infection(results from water in the ear) was estimated over the phone to be about $100,once they had my pet their estimate came to almost $500, I reminded the estimator that I called prior to bringing my pet that a ear infection was the case, that the additional fees of $400 was unexceptable, to remove the mumbo jumbo costs, that only a exam, cleaning and antibiotics was needed(I took some vet classes). Wow did I get the cold treatment once I stood up to them and when they brought my pet out to me I saw that his ear was not washed no trace of a cleaning solution used. To not blow my top I took my pet and went home. My pet is 12 years old, day in day out he greats us and family/friends with kindness and affection Im not taking my pet to this place ever again! This place insults my intelligence and short shrifts my pet.
Had a great experience. This doctor spent a lot of time with us and not once did he make us feel like we were wasting his time. He also actually showed us how to put ear medicine in our dogs ear. Our dog is 8 and a half years old and has had ear infections constantly since we got him and never once had a doctor took the time to show us how to apply the medicine. Has a customer for as long as we have our dog.
He's very caring of you and your pet. I doubt you'll ever find a better vet.
I've been taking pets to vets for over 40 years. For 12 years, 5 dogs and 1cat, Beach Blvd Pet Hospital has been the best I've been to.
Talented group of vets and animal professionals in Huntington Beach CA
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.