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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…
7600 Edinger AveHuntington Beach, CA 92647
From Business: Doctor hours may vary from hospital hours. Please call ahead in urgent situations to verify that a doctor is available before leaving for a hospital. Banfield Pet…
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Thank you very much for the exceptional service provided to Mavi, while he was there. It was a very scary time for us since he was so sick and We thought he's not going to make it. He was treated by Dr. John Tran. I couldn’t have asked for more considerate and caring doctors. The tech who handled Mavi was Vu. He was who made me feel that Mavi was truly loved and given more than just the medical attention he needed. All the staffs were also wonderful. One again, million thanks to Dr. John Tran for saving Mavi's life. We want you to know that your advice was priceless and Mavi is doing very well and is full of life and energy right now.
i took my first dog that I ever owned here and it was less then the best service I had to give him more shots then the baby shots we had to, they would loose my files (not professional) the price were alright but I would pay a little extra to have a great doctor/hospital for my puppy...if you want cheap and not good service for you animal come here .
My Miracle My story by Miss MuffetI am a native of California and I have lived there for about 5 years, until everything changed. I was caught on the street and taken to OC Animal Care. I was checked out medically and then put up for adoption. Someone came along and took me home but then brought me back shortly because of my using my scratching post and chasing my tail, this person needed a cat w/a different personality.I was taken to OC Animal Care, no one seemed to care about me, heartbroken I needed a miracle as I was placed on the E list, my time was running out, I was days from losing my life.So many people reached out to save me just in time. Susan Westover wrote my story & put it on Facebook where the responses were many, then finally my fate changed. The miracle I needed happened. I was taken to Beach Garfield Vet, 18861 Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 by Deborah from Helen Sanders CAT PAWS Rescue. Everyone at Beach Garfield Vet was so kind to me; my new mom to be kept calling daily to see how I was doing. Time came to leave, after some wonderful good byes I was going to my new forever mom. Heidi and her family came to take me to my new home many miles away, she & my new mom talked daily planning for my trip, all this for special “ME”. All of a sudden I knew I was loved!After many hours on the road we stopped and I went into another car, resting for a little while, I got a new huge carrier with a really soft blanky, litter box, food & water. A few hours later we arrived at my new home to my new mom, long trip over! YEAH! My new mom had everything ready for me in my new temporary room, all kinds of stuffed animals, some super soft blankets, a queen bed, lots of scratching pads and posts, a real neat kitty bed, I felt like a princess and the miracle I wished for happened, believing makes things happen! I have pretty new dishes just for me and all kinds of good food, I can have anything I want, I am now a princess for sure, never stop dreaming, my dream has come “TRUE.”My new name is “Minouche” named after my mom’s very first kitty growing up in Orléans, France. I am now being pampered & loved after 3 weeks here & I am a very happy little girl.To everyone who participated in rescuing me, I want to “THANK YOU” with all my heart, I am where I was meant to be with the special mom who loves me unconditionally & “FOREVER.”
DON'T DO IT...THEY MAY BE CHEAP BUT IT'S NOT WORTH IT!!!The people up front didn't even check in the appointments. They left me standing there while they were talk to each other. I had to interrupt their conversation and tell them that I had an appointment. It wasn't even busy. I was THE ONLY one in the waiting room.This place was horrible. As I was taking my dog to the back all I saw as the staff dancing to music in the back and in the hallway. I mean how about teaching your staff to be a little more professional. I only tried this place because it is around the corner from my house but never again. I was checking out this place to use for all my dog's shot and things like that but I am glad I only went there for simple grooming.Trust me stay away...save yourself the headache!
@ the truth speaks - As a veterinary assistant that has worked for Dr. Lee for 8 years, I am sorry that I am only just reading your review. There may have been some miscommunication regarding the procedure, and I would like to clarify. It sounds like you did not know exactly what you were asking for. For the fixing of male cats, neutering, it is only a one day service with no follow-ups needed. But, for a female cat it is called a spay, and that requires a free follow-up visit to remove the stitches 10-14 days after the surgery was performed. Dr. Lee does two layers of stitches for a spay. The inside layer does disintegrate within the body through time, but the outer needs to be inspected and removed by the doctor. He uses these because the dissolvable sutures are more prone to infection if used to seal a wound from the outside. Besides, it is always a good idea to touch base and have the doc inspect the surgery area once it has fully healed. Now, Dr. Lee's fees for a spay are a bit higher than low-cost clinics and humane societies, but that is because he takes his time (usually about 45 minutes). The low-cost clinics shuffle them in and out within minutes, and we occasionally have to undo the damage caused by cheap work (hernias). Their practice is with their quantity, and not their quality. The only thing that you will get from Dr. Lee is quality service and quality care, and we take pride in serving our community with it. It is very admirable of you to be taking on the responsibility of spaying one of our many strays in the community, and I am sorry that our work wasn't what you were looking for. You must be someone who has a heart for our animal friends in the community. I hope that this response clarifies any miscommunication for you, and that you might consider us with your dear family pet in the future.
After breeding dogs for 22 years and doing business with this facility a few times now, I refer many of my local puppy buyers to this facility. Clean, modern and friendly..... Dr. Tran and his staff are the ones to help care for your family pet.
Beach Garfiled veterinary hospital has great review on yelp. http://www.yelp.com/biz/beach-garfield-veterinary-hospital-huntington-beach
Best vet we have ever had. Very professional and caring.
We have been using Dr Tran and the FAH for several years and have been very happy with the service he has provided us with.Dr Tran is always thorough and cares about the physical and mental well-being of our Labrador Retriever. His normal practice is to provide three quotes to cater for every budget. While we would love to be able to afford the Rolls Royce option, our finances never seem to stretch that far, and the lowest cost option has always proved satisfactory.Another bonus is that the FAH will price match medication. We normally go in with the best on-line quote we can find and have always had it matched.On our last visit we needed X-Rays and blood tests. There was no charge for additional X-Rays, and there was no charge for a return visit two days later for Dr Tran to explain the remaining blood test results.We are frankly stunned by some of the negative reviews we have seen, as the experiences of people we’ve met in the waiting room, and those of friends we’ve sent there have all been positive. Perhaps the competitiveness of the Veterinary services industry is a factor?To sum up, if you live in the area, love your pet and are on a budget, consider the FAH.
MY PUPPY FELL OFF THE EXAMINING TABLE HERE! I brought Simba, my 6 weeks old Yorkshire Terrier, to Beach City Animal Hospital for his first vaccination shot 2 weeks ago. I started coming here because of a recommendation from my co-worker that Dr. Tyler is a great vet. My previous experiences with Dr. Tyler were good in treating my other 2 dogs. But on this most recent visit, it was Dr. Robert Beshai who attended to us and made the experience horrible when I brought my 2 dogs plus my new puppy for their check-ups. There were 4 assistants and nurses in the front desk area when I arrived that day. Each of them noticed the small dogs that I had with me and turned their attention to my 3 dogs. They were commenting on how tiny they were and wanted to hold them. When my name was called, I brought my 3 dogs into the exam room and gently placed them on the exam table while Dr. Robert Beshai stood there watching me enter the room. After I placed the 3 dogs on the table, Simba crawled around and slipped off the table! As I watched in horror, he landed on his head! He let out a painful yelp and his 4 legs shook violently like a person who is being electrocuted. Dr. Robert Beshai picked him up to examine him and came back with the prognosis that he has brain trauma. I asked if the dog will be alright and he said he doesn’t know. He suggested that I take my dog that fell off HIS table to the 24 hour animal hospital for overnight observation and said that I would have to pay for it. I asked if my dog will survive and he said it didn’t look good. Putting my little 6 weeks old Simba to sleep was another option and he said I would have to pay for that too. I was already in shock and upset that my puppy got injured within the walls of his medical facility. But for the doctor to tell me that I had to pay for injuries sustained on his premises was beyond belief! He made a deal with me that if I sign a paper saying that he was not responsible for this incident, then he would put Simba to sleep for free. There was just too much going on in my head for me to process and I just went along with it. It was amazing how quickly he drafted up a piece of paper saying that he was not at fault that my puppy fell off HIS table. Whether Dr. Robert Beshai and Beach City Animal Hospital were at fault or not, I just believe that was very unprofessional of them with how my pets and I were treated. Dr. Robert Beshai and his staff seemed uncaring about the whole situation. I’m sure that if I’m on a hospital bed, my doctors and nurses would not let me fall of that bed. But at Beach City Animal Hospital, my puppy fell to the ground and got head trauma. Although Dr. Robert Beshai made me sign a waiver against him, I agree to not hold him personally responsible for this. But the fact is this incident did happen and here are some suggestions that maybe all vets can heed. Maybe if your examining table wasn’t so cold and slippery and had some sort of rail, my puppy would not have fell off your table. Maybe if your floor wasn’t so hard, my puppy would not have suffered head trauma when he landed. Maybe if you and your staff weren’t so self-absorbed and clueless that I had 3 puppies with me, someone could have given me a hand and helped me to have prevented this horrific incident. But all of these maybes won’t bring back my Simba. I hope we all learned from this lesson here so that this does not happen to other animals on your premises in the future so that others will not have to feel and endure the pain that I am going through.
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.