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1819 Ailor AveKnoxville, TN 37921
From Business: Open 24 hours a day on weekends and 7pm to 7am on weekdays. Open 24 hours all major holiday periods. Emergency Servcies/Crital Care/Pain Management/Continuous Mon…
4285 E Morris BlvdMorristown, TN 37813
From Business: Appalachian Animal Hospital is your hometown veterinary clinic, specializing in all your pets needs from large to small and exotic animals. The goal at Appalachia…
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Wonderful wonderful. Dr. Golob is excellent. She truly cares for my pet, and I want to see her every time I come down. Unlike the other vet Cherokee, which forces services on me and keeps pushing me. She gave me my options, her opinion, and better alternatives. She gave me useful information regarding my precious, and ensured if any questions were needed to contact them ASAP. She herself was well groomed and had a clean, near appearance I will be coming back. loved loved loved this vet. And not to mention how economic friendly they are. Half the prices of the other vet. $39 visit compared to $100. What a deal!! Thanks Dr. Golob!!!
Cherry point is an awesome, courtious and kind vet office. I highly reccommend!! They assist the owner as well as the pet. The staff treats you as family not just another client. They are a very caring crew and will follow up on your pets status like no other vet i have ever dealt with.
cherry point said they could get a med for a cat in a chewable form that I had to pick up from them and I could only get a 2 month supply because the company making it said that was as long as they were good for. Imagine my surprise when I switched vets, I was told they could fax in the order to the very same company and I could get it directly from the company that makes it and I got a 3 month supply for $150 less!! That included shipping. No that's not a typo, came to $50 less per month!! I have several older cats and really don't appreciate this level of markup, believe me they get plenty of money on the many visits I was making to Cherry point.. Finally quit going when there was a stray cat across the street from cherry point that I was working on capturing. The stray had obvious worms and was losing weight. When I asked if I could purchase a dose of wormer, I was told I could get it after I bring the cat in and paid for a physical. Which at the time I didn't know how long it would be to capture it. I ended up getting the wormer online, proceeded to capture the stray a week later and take it along with all my cats elsewhere. I guess them refusing the $8 wormer dose saved me a lot of money!! Really bothered me they could ignore a cat within sight of their front door unless they were making money off of it.
They won't send a prescription to an online pharmacy for my dog. The online pharmacy will only accept the script from the vet directly and they refuse to send a fax or email so my dog can get the medication she needs. They don't offer the medication in their office, so I have no choice but to see another vet because of their lack of customer service. I have NEVER been to a vet that wouldn't do this. I do not recommend going to them if you need meds for your pet and they don't carry them in their office. The reason they don't send an email or fax for your pet: they have had issues in the past with online pharmacies not receiving their fax or emails. Perhaps that is an internal issue, not with an online pharmacy. I have NEVER had an issue with online pharmacies not receiving a script from other vets in the last 15+ years. ZERO CUSTOMER SERVICE. Seems like a ridiculous reason to lose a customer. It takes so little time to send an email or fax. "Here’s why customer service, good and bad, matters when it comes to word-of-mouth marketing*:A dissatisfied customer will tell between 9-15 people about their experience.Around 13% of dissatisfied customers tell more than 20 people.Negative interactions with a business are spread to twice as many people as positive ones.People are twice as likely to talk about bad customer service experiences than they are to talk about good experiences.67% of people spend money after getting recommendations from their friends on online communities like Facebook and Twitter.Happy customers who get their issue resolved tell about 4-6 people about their experience. Customer experience isn’t just something that impacts the perception of your brand in the marketplace. It is your brand." POOR BRAND
I had been a customer with Andeys an Straleys since i was a child, so over 30 years. I boarded my boston terrier for a sad seven days there a few months ago and to my shock of picking her up sunday morning she was at least half her weight and sick from there cinderblock prison looking cages. The boarding they show on their website is nothing like what u recieve if you are unlucky to choose them to take care of your animal buddy. Tried talking to staff and a the senior vet, all was uncareing and just wanted there money. Dospicable service since they rebuilt their clinic. They should be very ashamed for treating an animals like they did my lil buddy, but showed no caring since they didnt have my records from going to there discount day of the year for shots. Horrifying experience to say the least. Im sure my dog had little to no contact the 7 days she stayed there. They keep sending me a bill but it will be a frigid day when I pay them for almost killing my dog. Shame
This place is all about money. We took our dog there last year to have a skin tag removed which resulted in the 4 year old healthy dog dying. They put her thru hell, blamed us for them giving her morphine (we were not asked or notified prior) which ended up causing her to not be able to breathe. They told us they were closing and to take her to the ER vet. ER vet tried their best to help but it was too late. I have since gotten a new dog and its amazing how the new vet is. They are half the price of these greedy people and actually care about ur pet. Please don't go here if u care about animals.
I love this groomer they were so great with my furry babies. I heard they closed and I need to find her. If anyone knows where I can contact them please text me ASAP 423-588-6515
BEST GROOMER/BOARDER EVER. HELPED US RESCUE TWO DOGS AND BABIED OUR PETS EVERY TIME WE HAD TO LEAVE TOWN. TRUSTED AND LEFT OUR BABIES WITH HER ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS AND WOULD LOVE TO FIND HER AGAIN. MANY OTHERS ARE LOOKING FOR HER FOR THEIR DOGS AND CATS. DON'T LET ONE BAD REVIEW RUIN A GREAT THING
Took our kitten there and asked them to verify the sex. They did not do so. When we took the cat to get spade we found out it is a boy. Only thing this vet was after was our money and not to give all the services of which we asked for.
Do not take your pet here. If you love your Burnaby do not subject it to these scary people. Not only did they injured my pup's eye and have to pay the vet bill she was emotionally scared too. Abusive to animals is not our way to control 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.