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From Business: Emerald Animal Hospital has been providing compassionate veterinary care to the Cleveland area since 1976. As a full-service hospital, we offer high quality medic…
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We’ve been taking our pets to Roberts & Wendt’s for over 40 years and have been highly satisfied with the care and treatment the doctors have provided to our cats and dogs. Dr. Vickie Wendt has seen our pets for years and they all respond well to her. We met Dr. Banta today. He treated our dog with the same gentleness and professionalism. We appreciate the care they provide.
I use to be a client at Roberts and Wendt Animal Hospital.With my German Shepherd named Sarge. One month later I adopted my sister in laws dog. And was wanting to take the dog to a vet I knew.But they would not accept her all do to the fact that my sister in law owed money.I feel that is unfair. Because I don't owe the money.
We were adopted into the family of Ponno the chihuahua and Meesha the bull terrier, our names are Chapo and Chica bother and sister and we adore Dr Rich and the staff at Roberts and Wendt. We are very good doggies and get very excited when we go see Dr Rich. He gives us the very best care. Dr Rich is so good we dont even cry when he gives us our shots!!! We highly recommend Roberts and Wendt animal hospital.
They are amazing!! My dog had a rough start in life before i adopted her so shes not that great with people she doesnt know.. this is the only vet we have been to where she has let the dr touch her! they are amazing!
All of their staff is so kind and compassionate. I have been going there since I was a kid (I'm 46) and I love them all. I love Dr. Michalosky and Dr. Gano. They helped me put down my 2 dogs and I will never forget them for it.
I brought my dog in for a procedure. I was told that his teeth should be cleaned also. We were charged an additional $200 without having a disussion on price. I feel like we were scammed by the vet. We always feel like we are at a quick change oil change business when we go here. Constantly getting upsold for unnecessary issues.
Took the gecko we adopted to Dr Wendt due to the bump behind his eye swelling. It turned out to be a huge abcess. I got lots of education on gecko care and transportation from the friendly vet. I expected a huge bill. For the visit removal of abcess and ointment was only $63! Very reasonable!!
They are the best. They are always very helpful and give out good information. I tried a vet by us in Parma, they were like the CCF of dog clinics. Wanting to to all these unnecessary testing on my dog, they told me sheneeded vaccines: vaccines that the APL had already given her I had the paperwork from the APL so there was no doubt that she had them. Dr. Wendt gave her an exam and gave us the meds that she needed and Xena was better in no time.
Today at 9:00am 10/16/2012, Doctor Wendt helped me let my Lab "Hendrix" go in peace.
I have used this vet office for years first for my kitties and now for my white german shepherd. She is a shy, skittish dog with a couple of recurring health issues. Dr Michalosky works so well with her. He usually takes his time with us, offers advice and does his best to put her at ease even though she still barks at him every time he enters the exam room:) I have worked with the other vets in the office too and they are great, but for my dog i always try to see dr michalosky as he is so gifted in dealing with her behavioral as well as medical needs,
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.