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2745 E Grand River AveHowell, MI 48843
Absolutely the nicest, caring and competent group of veterinary staff you will find anywhere at Countryside Veterinary Hospital.
539 N Blackstone StJackson, MI 49201
From Business: At VCA Gaide Animal Hospital, we help pets live long, healthy and happy lives. We deliver the best medical care for pets and the best experience for pet owners.Ou…
3366 S Clintonia RdWestphalia, MI 48894
From Business: We are a large animal veterinary practice located in the heart of the local dairy community. We specialize in bovine veterinary diagnostics, treatment, surgery, h…
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Dr. Copeland brought her own cat to the clinic for someone to adopt. The cat bite me. Thank goodness it bite me and not my pet. The cat was sick and I ended up having my first surgery 48 hours later. I ended up having 3 surgeries and neither Dr. Copeland or the Clinic paid for anything!! Neither wanted to file a claim with their Insurance Company. Why?? If they treat people like this, what are they doing for our pets? NEVER TRUST THEM!!
Don't go here. Docs best interest is not about your pet it's about his pocket book. This man should not be practicing. Building is a hell hole, dirty, not well maintained. Very scary. Very pricey. VeryHorrible place. Took my Shih Tzu Junior here. We saw "doc". Doc refused to listen to ALL of Juniors symptoms. He took one look at him and assumed toxicity, he ignored Juniors symptoms of right side imbalance, right side paws coupling, right eye sight loss. I argued I felt it was a neurological problem and he said "not at his age, that would be at the very bottom of the list. It's toxicity." His bloodwork was great, another indicator not toxicity. So he took an x ray he tried telling me he felt the stomach was abnormally enlarged and he could see string in it. If I would of allowed it He would of did exploratory surgery. I had 2 other vetinerarian tell me it was just gas and not abnormal. As I told doc, junior is the best dog and doesn't get into anything and plays only with a ball. He insisted he had to treat for toxicity. I had my doubts but I'm no vet. Called 6 hours later, they told me my baby was 10% better. He was no better. I left there heading to MSU. MUS immediately agreed he had a neurological issue and admitted him. At first we thought it was a stroke but found out it was a brain cyst, it was believed everything Doc did to him caused him to go into hypertension making his condition worse. And there was no reason to believe it was toxicity. Doc was wrong and I was right. Im not even a vet. Doc made us still pay for his screw up. This man shouldn't BE practicing. Rip Junior sorry momma put you through docs treatment. We should of just went to MSU, maybe you would still be here.
They are the most knowledgeable staff and the kindest staff. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
This place is fantastic! We've seen Dr. Bola 3 or 4 times now and Dr. McNally ("Melissa" in another review) once, and they are terrific vets. The whole staff is terrific. They are knowledgeable, and wonderfully patient with my scared, nervous kitty!
I would like to thank the gentleman that posted a review on 5/5/17. He is telling the truth about the reviews on how good of a vet he is. I walked in to find my baby in a cage choking on fluid and not being able to breath. I also see the vet assistant just standing there looking stupid watching my baby choke to death. I grabbed my baby and started doing CPR because stopped breathing, I yelled for her to get the vet in there. She called him and got no answer. I pleaded with her to help me and she said she didn't have any experience on how to take care of animals. WHAT???? Your left here with a critical baby and you don't know what to do if anything occurs. 24hour service but no vet around???? After 20 minutes of trying to save my baby by myself in a veterinarian office because theres no one around to save her the gentleman comes in . The assistant calls the doctor and he shows up within 10 minutes.Please read the rest of my reviews to here how they treated her and how I could never honest answer on any question I ask that day. So they say I have to rate my experience with this vet. I wouldn't give him a corner piece of a star. Wouldn't recommend to my worst enemy.
very pleased with the way the attended to my dog. I brought her in because of an allergic reaction to a Bee sting and they knew exactly what to do and after they administered med.s they kept her for 2 to 3 hours so they could keep an eye on her. They also were compassionate and gentle with her.
There is no excuse other than profit gains for Miller Animal Clinic’s denial of Carrageenan Poisoning. Dr. Kooney and Dr. Sharples denial of scientific research and the ill effects of Carrageenan literally assisted me in administering the slow death of my 2 year 10 month old cat, Swayze. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1242073/pdf/ehp0109-000983.pdf By J K Tobacman, University of Iowa. Miller refuses to acknowledge the scientific research and will not give you a heads up, even when your beloved pet is dying. Cornucopia Institute links to scientific documentations. http://www.cornucopia.org/carrageenan-how-a-natural-food-additive-is-making-us-sick/Google “Mouse Paw Edema". Please read a full account of my experience on my Google Plus site: https://plus.google.com/u/0/106329757451754109928 (Lisa M). If you are in search of a veterinarian ask yourself, do they have the health and welfare of your pet as priority or are they in it for financial lucrative gains?
I have an extensive background in management, costumer service, and veterinary medicine. I have been with this clinic for 15 years. I still feel the veterianarians and veterinary technician are great. However, as of late, I have been very disappointed with the treatment I have received in the last few visits by the reception and management. I received no apology or recognition of error on their part for "human error" and was even told it was my fault; when in fact it wasn't. Mistakes happen, but as adults we admit and accept our errors, and as a business we apologize and rectify the situation, not pushing blame on the client. I have 10 animals, I will be finding a clinic that treats me more humanely and understands customer service.
So convenient! Staff is so nice and helpful. I've used boarding and grooming. My dog is a senior now, so we don't use much of the doggy day camp anymore, but the staff loves her and she loves them!
Really awesome staff & very knowledgeable. My parents took our pets there & now I have returned for them to take care of mine. Plus they take CARE CREDIT!
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.