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We have taken our dogs to Morris Vet Clinic for 11 years. We had to make the tough decision tonight to put one of our dogs down. We had an appointment scheduled for the morning but in the meantime our dog’s condition deteriorated and he could no longer get up on his own or with help. I called the emergency number and left a message. A vet called us back and we set a time to meet at the clinic. We carried our dog to the car and loaded him in the back of the car. Our two kids crying all the way there. We are half way to the clinic (we live 25 minutes away) and receive a call from the vet that she or no one else would be able to meet us. WOW. But that she has called ahead to a vet clinic north of Lancaster that is open 24 hours. Again, WOW. I expressed that we had been customers for 11 years and wanted to go where were familiar and comfortable with the people. In the time of need, they let us down. That this was unacceptable. At a time when we needed our vet to be there for us, they were not. She explained her situation as to why she could not come in, then someone else from the office should have taken her on call. Then had the audacity to say that they could have helped us all day when they were open......Trust me. If I had know my dog’s condition was going to deteriorate as rapidly as it did, we would have been at their doorstep. I cannot express how saddened and disappointed I am that no one could help us in our time of need. We will no longer be customers of this vet clinic. The worst part of this whole situation is that our dog will now suffer through the night and we will have to go to a strange place to end his suffering.
No way she should be able to have precious pets in her care .She had her help do an emergency procedures and we asume a real DR.would be in the office She was out.when she gets back the dog is almost dead .They are cold hearted.She said it would cost 2000 and if we didn't pay she would uthanie the she is keeping the dog for 10 days.
Absolutely terrible. I don't know where to begin. She kept our dog for five days before deciding she couldn't make him better. She did unauthorized things, and no one remembers talking to me whenever I have called to see how my dog is, or to inquire about how the bill was adding up. She called us after midnight on a work night and went a mile a minute over the same stuff. She doesn't know what she is doing or saying. She threw a fit when I questioned the bill of almost 1000 dollars. Then she sent me threatening text messages when we chose a better vet that wasn't on something. I plan to report her to the licensing board. Save your pet. Go elsewhere.
There is more information about the people not getting the puppy. When we tried to deliver the puppy to them on the 31st of December they changed their mind. I would suggest the person we spoke with fill in all the other parties about the actual facts of what happened as posting information when you do not have all the facts is not something you should do. We did contact the individual with all the details of our conversations on the 30th and 31st of December.The APPLICANT CHANGED THEIR MIND PRIOR TO SPEAKING WITH THE VET- Vet contacted them as she was on the way to their home WITH the puppy--adopter said this is just a meet and greet correct-vet contacted me I said NO, they were 100% on board with fostering to adopt the puppy- vet emailed adopter and said she was FINE with them taking puppy as foster to adopt and in NO way said she would prefer them to stay in foster-if this was the case we would have never offered applicant a foster-to-adopt...
They keep trying to say that we turned the puppy down on the 31st of December. However it was on recommendation of their veterinarian that the puppy stay with the foster for two more weeks. The pick up date was then scheduled for January 15th. However, the rescue emailed on January 11th stating the foster parent was now keeping the puppy and that sometimes this happens and they should have contacted us sooner. Now that doesn't really sound like us changing our mind does it?
We were extremely disappointed with our experience. We were given a price over the phone, which no one in the office of 2 people remembered giving us. When we went to pick up our dog, we were given a bill for over $300, the vet had done things without our approval. we asked the vet before leaving our dog if she could check his ear and lump on his back. She did neither, sending him home with a large fish hook or something in his ear that she didn't bother to check.
I love this office and compared to all other vets I have used they are truly amazing.
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.