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43619 Sierra HwyLancaster, CA 93534
Best vet in town. Very friendly and good with animals,
1055 W Columbia WayLancaster, CA 93534
From Business: Dr. Debra Olson-Warford is a Certified Animal Chiropractor working at AV Veterinary Center, 1055 W. Columbia Way (Ave. M), suite 103, Lancaster, CA; her human pra…
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Sears Veterinary Hospital is an absolutely amazing facility. Finding a good doctor is not easy. When my cat was unable to walk after she had gotten out, I got really scared. I called other vets but no body could take me in. Even though I came in first thing in the morning without an appointment, they got me in right away. The staff was comforting, knowledgeable, and helpful. Dr Cheema is a great vet who took his time with me and answered all of my questions and addressed my concerns. I've been taking Baby here since I found her, and plan to continue to do so. Thank you so very much!
I have to say this is the most accomodating vet I have ever taken my dogs to. They are friendly, knowlegeable and genuinly interested in the wellbeing of the animal. I would recommend this vet with no reservations.That said I would like to send them a link and ask if there is a US version of this UK drug. http://www.ema.europa.eu/docs/en_GB/document_library/EPAR_-_Scientific_Discussion/veterinary/000047/WC500063385.pdf The name of the drug is Incurin.Thank you for your time. I hope to hear back from you on this matter.
Love Love Love Sears Veterinary Hospital and their staff. Few months ago, I got Smidget neutered at a low cost spay/neuter clinic. Smidget got really bad infection. Then I took Smidget to Sears Veterinary Hospital. This vet treated my pet. He did not run unnecessary and expensive lab tests. He saved Smidget.My boyfriend and I drive an hour to go to this Vet.I highly recommend Sears Veterinary Hospital.
They gave my mom an guessing game i didn’t know what was going on with the dog. My mom went 3 to 4 times spent over 300 and now our loving family/fur baby is gone. She died today :,(
Great Vet. Good staff. Pugsley and Ella love going to Sears Hospital. They take really good care of my pets.
Sears is Awesome. We have been going there for over 30+ Years. Dr Chema is a Great Vet. Chuck is Awesome. Their prices are fair. They Rock !!!!!
The doctors and staff are the best. Staff is very friendly, doctors are very knowledgeable. 4 weeks ago Lola got pyometra. Dr. Cheema saved her. They do not overcharge as other Vets in the town. We love them.
DO NOT TAKE YOUR DOG THERE!!They gave my dog an EXPIRED rabies vaccine and tried to say it was a "typo" . Then they tried to insinuate my dog had "parvo" when I took him in because he got sick the next day. I'm like "He didn't have those symptoms before the vaccine all of a sudden he has parvo?"Then Dr. Cheeba tried to give me the whole "If it was my dog guilt trip to lure me into the expensive treatment plan, I'm like well if it was my dog, I wouldn't have given him an EXPIRED vaccine! " Mind you my dog is 3 years old, not a puppy and if he had parvo he would have been gravely ill BEFORE the vaccine!!!! What I thought was going to be a routine vaccination turned into a nightmare! Take your dog to Dr. Rupert @ BLVD Vet instead they care more about your dog than your WALLET!
I have never seen a veterinary clinic interact so well with my pets. All the staff members were very knowledgeable and treated me and my pets like family. We had to go in for an emergency visit, they got us right in and were so compassionate towards me and my pet Punker who was attacked by our neighbors dog. The explained all of the charges in great detail and they even offered me a senior discount. I would recommend them to everyone I know, everytime I have gone in there since, for whatever reason, they remember mine and my pets name, their prices are great, the office is clean, and they really care about my feelings and concerns.
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.