Zoo Babies: Winter 2018 »
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1780 Rufe Snow DrKeller, TX 76248
Absolutely the best care any facility can provide. You simply can't find a better place to take your pet. We had to put our pet down due to age and many other factors and you took such genuinely compassionate care of all of us. We were a mess and you helped us see through our mess and made th…
770 S Main St Ste 430Keller, TX 76248
Absolutely the best! Dr James and his staff go above and beyond to care for your pet. I have a West Highland Terrier with allergies. Dr James and his staff are so kind, patient, caring and knowledgeable. He has helped my little furkid so very much with his approach to treating his itchy skin. I …
901 Keller Pkwy Ste DKeller, TX 76248
Dr. Mortenson has been our vet for over 30 years. He has seen us through happy and sad times with our animals and I wouldn't switch. When we had to put down Spencer, our kitty, he even made a house call so Spencer's last few moments were peaceful. Spencer was 17 years old and a 5 year an insul…
Keller, TX 76248
From Business: Leg Up Equine provides professional and progressive veterinary and chiropractic care. Our practice is 100% mobile and services include initial chiropractic evaluations, chiropractic adjustments, as well as preventative care and wellnesss.
11715 Alta Vista RdFort Worth, TX 76244
I love the staff at WSVH!! Always friendly and helpful, especially with our special needs cat. My babes have been in the care of both Dr. Loter and Dr. Slough. They are very thorough, offering all the options up front (and costs), and follow-up calls even when I'm not expecting one! When we…
8301 Davis BlvdNorth Richland Hills, TX 76182
I've been going to Dr. Musell since he was in the N. Tarrant Shop Ctr. He was not the first vet I tried. I love Dr. Munsell, Aubrey & Tiffany & all rest of the staff. They have taken supurb care of my shelties. Dr. Munsell's interaction with my pups has always made them and me feel special -…
4536 N Tarrant PkwyFort Worth, TX 76244
Brought my cat here for a wound under her arm. The way the male technician handled my cat seemed uncaring. He was not gentle in holding her and this cat was in pain. The doctor cleaned the wound, but wanted to charge like $33 for the bandage and $35 to put it on the cat; when I didn't elect to p…
8505 Davis BlvdNorth Richland Hills, TX 76182
Great job with my cat that I brought in for emergency the doctor found out what the problem was and treated it. She is now going to be well. The staff is awesome the facility is excellent I will for sure recommend to my friends and family.
9138 N Tarrant Pkwy # 300North Richland Hills, TX 76182
From Business: Banfield Pet Hospital® - Our veterinarians are proud to partner with you to proactively monitor the health and wellness of the pets you love. From thorough physical exams and lab work-ups, to dental cleanings, X-rays and surgery, our full-service pet hospital is committed to the long-term health of your pet. Let us show yo…
3860 Golden Triangle BlvdFort Worth, TX 76244
Dr. Hutchinson lacks professionalism and manners. She would ask a question and then proceed to talk over me and belittle me when I tried to respond. Even worse, she kept talking about herself and all I could think was "this visit is supposed to be about my dog." To top it all off, she talked bad…
2400 Westport PkwyFort Worth, TX 76177
Amazing place! We took our Doodle to the westport Pkwy facility to be nuetered and had no problems,and everyone was very friendly! Then we took 2 feral cats to be fixed, they were great with them also! We will definitely use them again!
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Absolutely the best care any facility can provide. You simply can't find a better place to take your pet. We had to put our pet down due to age and many other factors and you took such genuinely compassionate care of all of us. We were a mess and you helped us see through our mess and made the whole process bearable for us all. Dr. Prill is just one of many doctors in the facility, but she is the one that walked me through one of the most gut-wrenching responsibilities of owning a pet and that is making final decisions for them. God always puts the right people in my path to guide me when decisions are hard, and the staff and Dr. Prill were placed in my path exactly when I needed them and they told me exactly what I needed to know and hear. Thank you a million times for your compassion and care of my sweet little Chihuahua, Itsy. No one could have given her better care all her years and when it was time to make hard decisions, no one could have been more compassionate with her. She died as beautifully as she lived with the help of these kind people.
Dr. Mortenson has been our vet for over 30 years. He has seen us through happy and sad times with our animals and I wouldn't switch. When we had to put down Spencer, our kitty, he even made a house call so Spencer's last few moments were peaceful. Spencer was 17 years old and a 5 year an insulin dependent diabetic cat. That's a long life for any cat and, especially one who had diabetes for 5 years. I bought a glucose meter calibrated for cats and dogs and he taught me how to test Spencer's glucose and manage insulin adjustments as necessary. Much better to have a vet that will educate me than simply take my cat and do it for me with unnecessary expense. I appreciate his time, expertise and attention. Now we have Mickey and he is his vet, too.
My experience with this vet could not be any worse and if I were able to leave no stars I would. While driving to an appointment across town yesterday I witnessed a car hit a dog and keep going. I immediately stopped and picked up the injured dog. If was bleeding from several large cuts as well as the nose and mouth. The only tag on its collar was a vaccine tag with this vets office name on it. I drove it here so that they would hopefully be able to find the owner and care for the very injured animal. What was so disappointing about there service was that they were hesitant to take the dog and also didn't seem that worried even though they said they thought they recognized her immediately. Along with that they were very dismissive to me when I asked if they could just let me know if the dog was okay if I called. They said due to privacy issues they could tell me nothing. I can understand privacy issues completely but letting a person know if an animal lived or not is not a violation. A simple "unfortunately it didn't" or "yes it is doing okay" was all I was asking for, not the owners address, considering I had seen it in such poor shape. I was hoping to care for the dog if the owners were not found so that it would not have to be euthanized for no reason. Due to this very poor interaction I would caution you to find a more compassionate veterinarian. I have an amazing vet in Saginaw that is worth the drive and actually shows compassion and love for the animals they encounter.
Absolutely the best! Dr James and his staff go above and beyond to care for your pet. I have a West Highland Terrier with allergies. Dr James and his staff are so kind, patient, caring and knowledgeable. He has helped my little furkid so very much with his approach to treating his itchy skin. I can't say enough great things about their office! Ten stars!!!��������
Dr. Mortensen has been in Keller for over 30 years and is BY FAR the most cost effective vet around! He has taken care of several of my Scotties over the years. Even after I moved away and came back, he was still here, thankfully!
I have had the pleasure of taking my family/friends to this clinic. Dr James and his team treat them as if they were their own. Sadly my cat didn't make it. However any time I need them, for my rather large family, they are always ready to get me right in and make sure I understand everything they think is going on with my pet. I see Dr James and his team as holistic healers...they don't just treat the symptoms and they do all they can to make sure your fuzzy pal is healthy and happy.
Honest about treatment and costs. This is not a big vet clinic where they try to sell you everything and charge the earth. This guy is a one man show with few overheads. His prices are low and he makes an effort to ensure you don't spend money that you do not need to. How refreshing! I can't stand being put in the position to spend a fortune on my pets when it is unnecessary. He handled the treatment and passing of my dog and now looks after my new one. If you want a waiting room with a receptionist and fresh coffee then this is not the place for you. If you want good treatment at an affordable price then this Is the place to go.
This is the best veterinary clinic in the metroplex. Hands down. And it is filled with the best doctor and staff you could ask for. Dr. James is awesome. He and his staff genuinely care about the well being of your pet. They take the time to talk, explain, and help. I have 2 dogs and 2 cats and I will NEVER take my animals anywhere else.
The vets, techs, and staff are extremely caring, compassionate, and professional. They lovingly cared for a few of my pets and always went above and beyond. I very highly recommend them!
Having four dogs and a cat we have seen plenty of vets. I had already made up my mind that vets were like most doctors. Meaning their main focus was on money,unnecessary tests, etc. My opinion has changed with Dr. James. He seems to be more focused on customer service and pet care. We have had quite a few minor emergencies that in the past would have run up quite a tab. This clinic has done an awesome job providing top notch care at affordable cost.
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.