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2250-E Tropicana Ave. suite 19-626Las Vegas, NV 89119
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5590 Spring Mountain RdLas Vegas, NV 89146
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If there was a way to give Dr. Anast and the staff at Sandy Hill a 100 out of 5 stars, we would! Have been bringing our pets here for 20 years and have never had a single bad experience. Words cannot honestly fully express how much we appreciate this business. We have honestly been brought to tears many times by the depth of compassion this vet has towards our pets and our family. Could NEVER imagine anyone better! Dr. Anast has treated 6 cats and 5 dogs for us through these years and he has always been able to properly diagnose and treat them quickly and effectively. It is so reassuring to know he is there whenever anything goes wrong with any of our pets. When a few of these family pets have reached the end of their long dusty trail, Dr. Anast and staff have been there to help everyone through with great sensitivity and compassion. Our entire family, including our 2 children, love this guy and have the utmost faith in him!! When one of our Dalmatians was in her later years she had a stroke on New Years Eve, which fell on a Saturday. Dr. Anast made a special trip into the office for us and stayed late to make sure she was stable. After keeping her overnight, she was well enough to bring home on New Years Day. Dr. Anast met us at the office that Sunday and gave us a gift - of a fully functioning dog to bring home - and to answer our questions and give care instructions. Now how many vets in this city would ever go out of their way like that, especially on a holiday weekend?!! He has also treated the occasional rat, hamster, or other small critter that our kids have collected through years. He's never turned us away and has always treated all critters with kindness - and always knew exactly what was wrong and healed their ailments! It's hard to understand how anyone could give a bad review, but it takes all kinds. As they say, you can't please all the people all of the time. All we can say for anyone who was unhappy (and obviously didn't give Sandy Hill a fair try) - it's their loss and good riddance. Anyone who truly loves their animals and appreciates having them looked after by a loving, caring, knowledgeable, and capable doctor cannot go wrong with Dr. Anast and Sandy Hill. Thank you so much for all the things you've done for our family over the years Dr. Anast! There never has been and never will be any better veterinarian. We know one day you may want to, but we hope you never retire!
As ou can see below, they eliminated the response to a disturbed individual, who goes by the name of "dieDr Anast" and I can see why. First of all, you better clean out your eyes and other parts of your body, because, obviously, you're full of it from your feet to your eyes. With yours being the only review like this out of 5 other positive reviews, there is definitely something wrong with this picture, and it appears to be you. No doubt, you're leaving something out that would indicate just who and what an imbecile you really are. I've been going to Dr. Anast for the past 30 years, and have not had one, not one, negative experience. He has treated 3 different dogs for me during that period of time and the first two lived a long and healthy lives, well beyond their expected longevity for their breeds. I expect the same for my third dog, as she is only 3 years old at present. He once had to treat my second dog to the extent that he took her to his private home and had her sleep in there so he could observe her and make sure she got all her medication on schedule. So ... don't tell me about Dr. Anast! Again, you being the only negative person of a total of 6 on this site, it only makes sense that it's you with the problem and likely the bad apple in this barrel. Go find another clinic. I'm sure Dr. Anast and everyone else would be over joyed. You're so off base here, you don't deserve the time it took me to write this, but I write it for those who should know more about Dr. Anast and his wonderful, compassionate clinic and staff. I would rather waste my time on you, rather than have to give any credibility to the childish comment you made. Your language alone, depicts a person who needs to see a doctor, and I'm not speaking of physical heath reasons. I truly wish you the best, and my sympathy wholeheartedly goes out to your dog, which you call "little friend." I sure hope you treat him better than your elementary note of criticism indicates. Your dog deserves to have an adult taking care of him. I can only imagine the life that poor dog must be leading.
My I just start out by saying if you have an exotic pet that is in need of true TLC This is the place to take them!! 6am I went to check on my hedgehog before work and her eye was bloody and swollen. Panic struck I called the first vet I found online, horrible idea, I got a hold of Animal Emergency Center 3340 E Patrick Ln, Las Vegas,NV 89120 (702) 457-8050 I explained the situation to the receptionist and she said yes we can help come on in. We get there and the "vet" took two seconds to look at her and said her eye wasn't savable and they were about to close and couldn't help! WHY tell me to come in then?!? The "vet was so rude and mean no concern for my little one! like I said took 2 seconds to look at her then said coldly," Well that eye is done for. You'll have to have it removed! We're about to close so we can't help" After my bf asked is there really nothing you can do, why were we told to come right in? the man called him a Jerk! REAL PROFESSIONAL, NOT! he needs to go sell cars or something, there's no way he CARES for any animal that comes in there! I was sick to my stomach the way they talked to and treated us! DO NOT GO HERE^ GO to FLAMINGO PET CLINIC INSTEAD! It's right down the street and MUCH better choice! We took our little baby to the Flamingo Pet Clinic at 7:30. They weren't open untill 8 but I saw one of the techs arrive, Jason, and explained the situation. As soon he opened the clinic, he got us in a room and gave her something for pain!The doctor arrived shortly after. Dr. Williams is beyond fantastic! This staff is definitely here for the animals! He spent time with her and even said it wasn't necessarily a total loss for the eye. They sent us home with an ointment to help the swelling of the eyelid, antibiotics and pain medicine. He needs the swelling to go down to see the eye and source of the problem. Thank God for people like Jason and Dr. Williams who truly care about the animals. It was about 40 mins from home but after the care we received today I would do it everyday if necessary! 110% A++++++ Thank you!!!!
Hi- I was in disbelief after reading the last review, as I've never had a more satisfying experience at another veterinary office. The people that work at Animal Emergency Center are extremely thorough, and above all caring, both doctors and nurses. My dog was there for three days and I was told by my regular veterinarian the first day (a Friday) that he would not survive more than a few hours. Well, he made it all through the day and then was transported by an ambulance service with oxygen and a nurse to the Animal Emergency Center. He had surgery there and stayed there over the weekend. I was allowed to call and come visit as much as I wanted to and everyone was very helpful, even though they were really really busy. Yes, it was a little more expensive but i expected that it would be - this is just like having an emergency with one of my kids for me, and I know that emergency care in the middle of the night is way more expensive at an ER for humans than it is if I go see the family doctor during the day. The building and ICU was extremely well kept and clean and I was much more comfortable once I got to see where my baby would be staying. I wish my regular vet had as nice a facility as this one, with the staff too. The end of the story is - it's been three months, and my 8 year old lab mix that's supposed to be dead is playing like a puppy with my kids in the backyard right now. I hope I don't have another emergency, but I know where to go if I do, and so do all my friends and family. Thank you Animal Emergency Center!
LOVE THE NEW OWNER! Ive been going to Dr. Kolmstetter for years, on my last vet visit I discovered that Caring Hands is under new ownership/management with new hours and new prices. The new owner, Dr. Martinez, shook my hand and introduced himself to our goldendoodle maggie. Him and Dr. K seem to make a great team and he was very knowledgeable about maggie's case. I felt as if he has seen maggie before and felt comfortable with the way he handled her. He seemed very caring and compassionate, and he was detailed with maggie's physical. the new staff members were also very thorough about checking me in and out of my appointment quickly. The new receptionists seem to be very knowledgeable and took me step by step through their new hours, new prices, and awesome new services. I love how they'll be offering price packages and behavior training! I also love how they arent closed during lunch anymore, which was an issue before when I wanted to buy dog food during my lunch break. Dr. Kolmstetter is an amazing vet and Im relieved that I can still go to the same location to see her and get even better pet care. I can tell the new teammembers are real animal lovers! what's even better was that at the end of my visit I received half off my entire bill as part of one of their "new clinic" price specials! that was awesome! I cant wait to see all the new services they'll be offering. Good going guys!
If you want a DVM that truly has a warm heart, the gift of compassion and knowledge with experience, then this is the place for you. I was lucky enough to be introduced to Dr. Anast buy my best friend in 1994 (somewhere around that time) I have seen first hand the compassion and dedication that the entire staff at the Sandy Hill Animal Clinic provides to their patients as well as their owners. Doc George has to be one of the nicest, kindest, giving, professional, empathetic Vets that I have ever met in any state. He is first and foremost concerned for the patient, animal, pet that he is treating. His generous and compassionate personality and knowledge of medicine combined make him nearly a Saint. He and his beautiful wife Chery have to be two of the nicest people I've ever met and I entrust Dr. Anast with all of my pet needs and recommend him all of the time. I have sent numerous friends to him over the years and they too LOVE HIM and his staff. I would recommend that if you haven't taken your pet there before... it's time to start... that is if you want the best care, from the best DVM ever. My heart, friendship and loyalty to Dr. Anast and wife Cheryl for always being fantastic caregivers and advocates to God's gift to us, our little furry and sometimes not so furry loved ones. John Davis Las Vegas, NV
Dr. Anast is the best vet I have ever known!!! We have taken all of our animals to him over the years, current total is 7 dogs and 4 cats he even had me bring in my rat that had a growth on his face that turned out to be nothing but an abcess that he lanced and cleaned for me. I brought my cat in who was knocking on deaths door, after running her blood work (ALWAYS RUN BLOODWORK!!!) nothing showed really, after a lengthy discussion we found out her problem was that she had stopped eating her own food and only ate dog food so she was lacking torine. One of our dogs in that the emergency vet had told us we would have to put him down and Anast informed us that he was only epileptic. Dr. Anast has been nothing but compassionate twords us and our animals and I am so very glad to have a vet like him, I would never let any other vet touch my animals so long as Dr. Anast is alive and well. I've had animals taken forcibly from me and friends because we could not pay our bill up front, thank god for Anasts good heart, he always lets us make payments for their treatment because we have been coming to the clinic for so long and he doesn't want to see an animal turned away suffering. He will go above and beyond for you and your pets...you couldn't make a better decision then chosing him as your vet.
I LOVE this Hospital. All of the Vets there are incredibly knowledgeable, caring, and down to earth nice people! You don't feel rushed, or blind sided by outrageous costs. My puppy recently ate a poisonous palm tree and i immediatley rushed her over to IPH. My vet of choice (Dr. Collins) was off that day so I saw Dr. Watson, and she was just as concerned for my baby as I was.. we ran some blood work and kept her there all day for fluids. At the end of the day she helped me transfer from their hospital to the emergency clinic because she needed to be monitored over night. She was so helpful. The next day I brought her back to see Dr. Collins and he did everything he could to assure me that she was going to get the best care possible and would make it through this! I left her there for the day in complete confidence that my girl would be okay. A few days of fluids, tests, and lots of love and care later she was almost as good as new. I continued with regular follow ups and dr.collins went out of his way to follow up with me constantly to make sure she was okay. Now when we go in for regular check ups she gets so excited to see him! wagging her tail and giving him kisses on his compassionate face! He saved my baby and I'll never trust any other hospital!
I have a 6.7# Maltese named Bells. She is precious to me, I mean She had knee surgery 4 days ago. All was going fine. Last night she was in discomfort and by 4am she was reeling in pain. I called and ask if they would simply prescribe some medication to make her pain free for a couple of hours because she was scheduled to see the surgeon this morning anyway. They said sure. When I walked in, they ushered me into a room, brought a technician, who gently held her so as not to cause anymore pain. The Doctor came, almost immediately, to see me. The Doctor began with a desire to remove the bandage. Typically the bandage stays on the leg for 10 days. If you remove it before hand it cannot be rebandaged the same as it was after surgery. The Dr. agreed to skip removing the bandage, gave Bella some pain medication and 2 hours later we were in the Surgeons office for a consultation. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate the mood that exists in the hospital. The staff is very concerned with Bella and her condition. They were flexible as to treatment based on circumstances. I will always bring my girls (2 Maltese) to this hospital if we have an emergency again. I have tried the others, and I will only come here for Emergency Care for my animals.
They saved our dog when 2 other vets wanted to upsell, give unnecessary treatments and diagnostics and Dr. Herr at Blue Diamond Animal Hospital was clearly full of integrity, compassion and competence which showed far above the other two vets (one, of them being our original vet). We owe so much to these people! My dog was swiftly diagnosed by listening to all of her symptoms, doing one test upon Dr. Herr's suspected assessment and his suspicion was supported by the single test he performed. We were asked by another vet to pay $1722 for one day of diagnostics that ran from neurology to bloodwork and everything in-between as opposed to Dr. Herr's single test and medication that resulted in a reasonable and affordable bill! THANK YOU SO MUCH Dr. Herr and Staff! Cookie Monsa Mason is a dog again and owes you her life! (if not some scrumptious cookies) Cookie has Addison's Disease, and the treatment is a shot once a month. Her adrenal gland wasn't working and would have caused kidney failure if we hadn't caught it in time. The shot she will get once a month is affordable and will keep her healthy the rest of her life! GOD BLESS Blue Diamond Animal Hospital abundantly for putting integrity and compassion at the top of their treatment list!
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.