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2211 Fry RdKaty, TX 77449
i've used fry rd animal clinic for many years andhave always been a satisfied doggie mom...dr. brice and the other vets and clinicians go beyond the clinical part of care and well into the tender and loving part of treatment of their patients, as does the entire staff...not only have they cared…
17711 Clay Rd Ste AHouston, TX 77084
My 8-yr-old cat absolutely hates going to the vet. She's usually a nightmare patient, but not with Dr. Smith. His gentle, yet confident handling made her seem like just any other kitty. I was extremely impressed with Dr. Smith, his staff, and the affordability of their services.
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…
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 …
11430 Telge RdCypress, TX 77429
I was looking for a vet closer to home since I moved to NW Houston and I have found my new vet. The staff and veterinarians are great, everyone is so loving with the animals. I thought the assessment of my dog was very thorough and they explained everything to me in detail. I've only used one ve…
10903 Jones RdHouston, TX 77065
I recently visited and brought our long hair cat in for grooming. He also had an appointment with the groomer about 5-6 weeks ago. After having him groomed satisfactorily for the last year or so....very satisfactorily...I'm sad to say that I am going to investigate other places to have him groom…
Serving the Katy Area.
On Xmas Eve 2013 at 7:30p.m. one of our little dogs and a foster bigger dog got into it after playing together ALL day. My little Duncan's eye was pushed out of the Socket. I was in Galveston at my daughters house. We immediately looked up the nearest ER Animal Hospital and it was VCA Calder …
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)…
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.
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…
3429 Highway 6Sugar Land, TX 77478
From Business: We are a full service animal hospital providing comprehensive healthcare services to pets in Sugar Land and the surrounding areas. Our veterinarians offer a wide variety of medical, surgical and dental services in our veterinary clinic. We provide complete care for our patients
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…
401 Crabb River RdRichmond, TX 77469
If I moved to Canada I would have to drive back to Greatwood to bring my best friends to Doc Andy (Anderson). I have taken my pets to him since 2002 and I know my concerns and grief are heartfelt. The best Doctor and staff. I know they love my pets.
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…
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 …
Serving the Katy Area.
From Business: At VCA, your pet's health is our top priority and excellent service is our goal. We treat each pet knowing it is an extension of your family. Our dedicated staff of veterinarians, board certified specialists, and technicians strive each day to give your pet the very best in medical care. We understand how important it is t…
15575 Southwest FwySugar Land, TX 77478
I love SWFRWY Animal Hospital because I feel they genuinely care about my pets. We have gone to them for many years and I would not change a thing! Dr. Brannen has treated my pets for regular yearly visits as well as emergencies (heaven forbid!). I could not imagine trusting any other vet! My…
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We had three adopted cats (Vodka, Tequila and Mahotai), all of which have been cared for by the awesome personnel and doctors at Cinco Ranch Veterinary Hospital. The doctors are very, patient, understanding, and takes the time to answer all of our questions. Sadly our oldest cat, Vodka, had tumors all over her body and the doctors did everything in their power to comfort her, but the true is that she was so sick that we decided to put her to sleep. They were very supportive and kind with us, they explained the whole process and gave us time to say good bye to our cat. They also send us a card signed for all the personnel expressing their condolences and letting us know that we will be fine. Now we adopted a tiny, funny, crazy-happy dog and we named him Mojito, the cats love him, and he is definitely going to be the next patient at Cinco Ranch Veterinary Hospital. If you need a great vet that takes the time to really talk things thru and makes sure your animals are well cared for, then this is the place for you.
Awesome experience. Dog loves coming here.see original review-http://xreviews.posterous.com/awesome-experience
Always great! Dogs love ya’ll, too.see original review-http://cincoranchvet.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/always-great/
Very caring and patient with explanations. Keith (is) very sweet.see original review-http://cincoranchvet.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/very-caring-and-patient-with-explanations/
Everything was fine as usual. Dr. Brown (was) very sweet and professional. Thank you!see original review-http://xreviews.posterous.com/everything-was-fine-as-usual
I am so glad that I found WellPet! I have 3 dogs, Jack, Noah, and Levi. Noah and Jack are rescues and Noah is very nervous around new people so whenever we go anywhere unfamiliar, I take his muzzle (just in case). Well, lo and behold, Noah did not even need it and that tells me that he felt very comfortable with them. The clinic itself is very nice but you can go to beautiful clinics and have a pretty crappy staff. From the moment I walked in the door to when I left, it was a great experience.
i've used fry rd animal clinic for many years andhave always been a satisfied doggie mom...dr. brice and the other vets and clinicians go beyond the clinical part of care and well into the tender and loving part of treatment of their patients, as does the entire staff...not only have they cared for my dogs but have always made it a point to be sure that i was cared for during the office visit too...i've recently moved from the area and miss the care and trust my dogs and i had placed in fry rd animal clinic...great care!...and great TLC ����
I have been looking for a vet who would provide more personalized care and wow did I find it at The WellPet Center Veterinary Hospital! At our first visit, they welcomed us by name, got us back promptly, offered us a drink (water, juice, soda) while we waited, and called us the next day to check on our dog and to see if we had any questions. During the visit, Dr. Cynthia Aswad and the vet tech, Christina, were awesome! They provided us with options and were up front with all costs. Not only did they make my dog feel comfortable (he had a hurt leg so rather than take him to the back for nail clipping, they did it right there in the exam room) but they helped include my 3 year old daughter (let her listen to his heartbeat, answered her questions, and had a TV in the exam room for us to watch while waiting). I am so relieved to have found a vet who really seems to care and follows-up. Thank you WellPet Center and Dr. Aswad!
Keep up the great work. We have been getting nothing but great feedback from our clients and friends about how awesome you guys are!
We love the Well Pet Center. Our dog began having seizures, and Dr. Thurmond has been so great about helping us treat her. He always has her best interest in mind and works hard to find the best course of treatment. The rest of the staff is wonderful as well, and are always so friendly when we go in for a visit. Our dog loves 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.