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From Business: Welcome to Bayshore Animal Hospital, PLLC. We are conveniently located in Jacksonville, North Carolina. We provide comprehensive wellness, medical, dental, and em…
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When an emergency vet clinic offers EMERGENCY services, they should NOT expect everyone to be able to pay at LEAST $100 right then and there! We tried taking in a cat that we witnessed get attacked by 4 dogs, and they refused to help because we don't have the $100 required. I offered to pay $50 now and $50 tomorrow (when I get paid) and they said "No". So now there is good possibility that it is getting put down at the animal shelter, and all that I believe is wrong (luckily) is it's front arm is broken. VERY SAD!!!
The entire staff was amazing! We are new to the area and I called many vets in the area and the girls at the desk were the sweetest. We took our female dane to be spayed and they were great with her. She got sick after the surgery and I rushed her back and they got her right in and spent a lot of time with us. They ran every test possible to make sure everything was functioning the way it should, I couldn't have asked for better care.
Horrible place! Dr. Ianni misdiagnosed where the break was in our puppy's leg. Set the wrong area. Made fun of him for crying. Sent us home. We were waiting for them the next morning to open. Still made fun of him even though he was in excruciating pain. Ignored the fact that he had internal issues because of the break. Our puppy ended up in Wilmington Pet Hospital for over a week. I called to speak with her and she denied everything and even lied to me. Highly unprofessional!! They do not even warrant 1 star!!
If you like your pet even a little, find somewhere else to go! This is a heartless, money hungry practice! They will tell use your emotions against you to get your money, then treat you & your pet like garbage. I learned the hard way. Please don't be like me.
My experience has been GREAT!!! The staff is beyond words, they are wonderful. Back in Aug , is when I first started taking Bailey Mae in for check-ups. Bailey also has heavy \\ allergies and anxiety . There has been several time where I have had to take he in and have her looked at. The staff answered all the questions I asked and also added to it. They have went out of there way to make sure I know what the treatment plan is , and weather or not to do this or that if something occurs. All I can say is that they are AMAZING!!!!
our boxer is 9 months old up to date on everything. All of a sudden today he don't want to walk, eat, drink nothing. We had to force him to drink water a little at a time. We rush him there he can walk a bit and breathing ok. Well they said he was dehydrated and had a slight infection they give him fluids and antibiotics and he seemed to improve until we got him home 30 mins later(driving home). The bill was right at $500.00 no joke and now Hes dying. They seemed caring but all they apparently did was make him worse unsure of what they actually gave him but Hes literally dying. A rambunctious pup full of energy now rapidly deteriorating he can't walk see or anything now. Becareful who you take your pet to the other two that was there when we were died too (one I know wasn't there fault but still)
My Granddaughters puppy was hit and killed, She and I were heartbroken.We rescued another puppy 4 mths old .We had him 6 days when I had him in the backyard playing,suddenly he was in the flowerbed going after something (i thought it was a lizard; then I saw it strike it was a nasty cotton mouth snake I thought it missed the puppy; We went inside and after 10 min Puppy was trembling and having trouble breathing,then I found the puncture mark on his neck & I panicked called our Vet ;NO answer ...I found Coastal Veterinary Emergency on line;called and went right there at .9:00pm I felt the Vet and staff were kind and caring .(wish they had told me on the phone that puppies have antibodies to protect the from such things and he would not die..but..)as I said I panicked and simply did not want to loose another dog . I was told of the $93.00 walk through the door fee.but the other $181.00 was a shock for 3 shots,antibiotic,pain reliever,and benadryl. 45.00 each script for rimadal -10 tabs $ 30.00 Cephalexin - 14 tabs $ 23.00. I felt these fees were very very high..way more then. when I found a dog that had been hit by a car and I took it to an Emergency Vet after hours that was last year and X-rays;surgery and pain meds were only $ 200.00 so Yes this clinic is really taking advantage of people in a time of crisis, to bad they feel this is the way to do business.I am thankful that Puppy will be fine;But that would have been the out come any way.......
I think this place is absolutely heartless. My pet was literally dying (ended up passing later on in the night) and I had to basically beg for help, because everyone was on their lunch break. They acted hesitant to call the Doctor in, meanwhile my dog's temperature is on the rise way above normal range. I was a bit hysterical due to the fact that my dog's mouth was purple and foaming and his body was lifeless. It seemed as if it wasn't worth it to the doctor to come in right away, because my dog was already a goner. Once he got there, I don't feel like they did everything they could have to keep my dog alive. My dog seemed to be in a more stable condition and I left to pick up my spouse. When I returned my dog was in a kennel shivering and struggling to breath as the vet tech is in the same room cleaning up. I realize that there is still a business to run, but I cannot understand how you can be in the same room listening to a dog suffer and not offer some TLC to him. I couldn't take seeing him like that and a tranquilizer was administered to him. I really wanted to bring him home with us, but the doctor advised against it and thought it would be better if he stayed at the facility alone until he came back at 8:30 pm to check on him. My biggest regret is leaving him there, because my dog ended up dying alone in the kennel. When we were notified at 8:30pm that Titan did not make it, we weren't offered to come in and say our goodbyes. It was as if this whole situation was a big inconvenience. The facility opens at 9:00 am and by 9:05 am I received a message stating that Titan needs to go and that he is a very big dog that they don't have room for. Once again, I realize there is a business to run, but there is not a sympathetic bone in any of the staff there. They were also sure to charge me for my dead dog staying over night. Bottom line...The heartless staff and doctors at this facility are not equipped to handle anything but your typical check ups. If only I could go back....
At first they were all quite nice. I was happy with Dr. Corry. I had adopted a dog from the local shelter and took him straight to this vet for a check up. He was initially vomiting (vomited in the car on my way there). The dr was very nice about it, and having worked in the vet field I knew a stomach virus or something minor could be causing it, so I took the meds he gave me to give him and got some HWP and took my new family member home. Days past and he continued to vomit; not just once per day but upwards of 5 or so times per day. I take him back to the vet. They changed the meds, and even gave me injections to give him at home to control his nausea. They suggested bloodwork, which I gladly did (if it would give me an answer I was willing to do it). Still no change. I adjusted this dog's food, no treats, continued to give meds and nothing ever changed. I think in a 3 week span I was at the vet office maybe 7 times, spending probably $700 or more dollars on treatments. On my second to last visit there I was told that it was possible he could have something more serious, but the only way to know would be to do an exploratory, and if it was what they thought the surgery and the procedure to fix it probably would not alleviate the entire problem.. basically my dog would vomit massive amounts multiple times per day for the rest of his life. I took him home, knowing my options and also knowing that neither me or my husband were made of money and with the money we already had put into him another $600 or more to probably not fix the problem was a lot for us. We knew he did not have the quality of life that he deserved.. he was losing weight, couldn't hardly keep food down, was very lethargic and dehydrated half the time, so we made the decision we thought was the best option for him and us. When I went in to put him down, I was balling. The staff at the front desk were amazing, very compassionate. The technicians were also very compassionate and understanding and that made it slightly less difficult for me. Until Dr. Corry came into the room. He was just plain rude. He spoke to me in this demeaning tone, basically saying that I could do the surgery and if I didn't do the surgery then I was a bad owner. He made me feel like I was about a foot tall, telling me it wasn't the right decision. So I had a bad taste in my mouth from his attitude from the start. When he went to give the injection, I was petting my dog on the head trying to comfort him as much as possible, and Dr. Corry is fishing around in his arm to the point where my dog screams in pain and then proceeds to projectile vomit right next to me. Had I not had that last experience of having to put my pet down I would have most definitely rec this vet. But NO vet should EVER make an owner feel bad for having to make a decision they have to make when it comes to this. I have worked as a vet assistant for over 8 years, and even if the vet's I worked for disagreed with an owner and thought whatever the ailment that animal had was treatable, I have in those 8 years NEVER seen a vet be as rude to me as this man was. It was unacceptable behavior in my eyes. And I have never stepped foot back in this clinic since. I tell everyone I know about my experience with this man and how he is, in my opinion, not a compassionate man. You cannot make someone feel like dirt and expect them to be pleased with your service. Disgusting..
My dad's dog was in distress. It was his first visit. A lady came in after him . Her first visit also. They brought her back first. My dad's dog died in his arms in the waiting room. They are insensitive and rude!! I WOULD NOT recommend this vet to anyone!!!
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.