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5019 Mckinney Ave Ste 100Dallas, TX 75205
From Business: Our Country Retreat in Ennis offers climate-controlled suites with indoor and outdoor access. Activities include group or individual playtime, swimming in the Country Club pond, catching balls and frisbees, and so much more. Your pet won't want to go home! Our Dallas location, offers a "free play" environment where your do…
121 Degan AveLewisville, TX 75057
From Business: Lewisville North Animal Clinic opened as a new business in April of 1971. The clinic was opened by Dr. Walter Legg and his wife Jean in a 600 square foot lease space north of Dalton and Son Funeral Home. In June 1974, Dr. Edward Aycock entered into partnership with Dr. Legg and construction on a new facility began. Most of…
455 Cimarron WayIrving, TX 75063
I am a new puppy parent. I have not owned a dog before and my poor Lily had to have surgery at just 5 months old for a stomach infection. I had no clue what to expect. She had to be admitted for several days. Dr Capps and the entire team was OUTSTANDING! I was scared and nervous but they explain…
2570 Northshore BlvdFlower Mound, TX 75028
Dr. Matlock is fantastic. We used her many years ago in Irving. After moving to Flower Mound, we were delighted to find that she is now practicing in Flower Mound. She is compassionate, thorough and reasonable. She is very caring for the pets as well as their humans. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her.We also…
1021 W Mcdermott DrAllen, TX 75013
From Business: At Allen Veterinary Centre, our veterinarians stress the importance of physical examinations which ensure that your pet receives a proactive approach to his or her health. Vaccinations will be customized to your pet's lifestyle and risk level. Frequently they require special diets or medications to maximize their health an…
833 W. Airport FwyEuless, TX 76040
When our Lab needed emergency care we were fortunate to find Airport Freeway Animal Emergency Hospital. Based on our experience our family and our Labrador highly recommend the AFAEH.
3851 Frankford RdDallas, TX 75287
From Business: Compassionate vet care for dogs and cats. Located in the North Dallas Corridor on Frankford between Midway and Marsh Ln. Bent Tree Animal Hospital, P. A. veterinarians and team members are committed to your pets health. Veterinary services for the animals of Denton, Dallas and Collin counties. Each veterinarian and team me…
3009 W Pioneer Dr, Irving,Irving, TX 75061
From Business: Ready Vet Go is a 27 foot Mobile Pet Hospital providing veterinary care for your pet at your home or office. The Mobile Pet Hospital is fully equipped with an electric lift exam/treatment table, Idexx laboratory capable of performing blood counts and blood chemistries, high frequency x ray machine, digital x ray processing…
7224 Independence PkwyPlano, TX 75025
From Business: We have low cost vaccination clinics monthly! We also offer Sunday pick ups and drop offs for Boarding! We also do Boarding Dentistry Medicine Surgery Laser Therapy Preventative Care DNA Testing Radiology/Ultrasound Diagnostic Testing Prescription Diets.
560 N Valley PkwyLewisville, TX 75067
From Business: ABC Veterinary Clinic of Lewisville . is a full service companion animal clinic. We have been serving the Lewisville and surrounding areas for over 18 years. We strive to provide the very best compassionate, quality care to pets, while also providing client satisfaction.
107 Samuel BlvdCoppell, TX 75019
From Business: At VCA, your pet's health is our top priority and excellent service is our goal. We treat each pet knowing it is an extension of your family. Our dedicated staff of veterinarians, board certified specialists, and technicians strive each day to give your pet the very best in medical care. We understand how important it is t…
700 W Airport FwyIrving, TX 75062
My 1 year old cat was very sick and had stopped eating. I called several Vets and nobody seemed interested in helping me.I drove to the VCA Metroplex and went inside because I did not have their phone number. A relative told me about them. They are in Irving next to the big white funeral hom…
2150 N Josey Ln Ste 106Carrollton, TX 75006
From Business: Josey Ranch Pet Hospital in Carrollton, Texas, is a professional provider of veterinary care and many other pet services. For more than 21 years, we have been handling major issues like surgeries and ultrasounds, as well as simpler issues like grooming and dental care. We are pleased to provide our clients and their loved …
4365 Lovers LnDallas, TX 75225
Compassionate and caring vet toward for our Wheaten Terrier, takes the time to explain what's wrong, cares about your feelings for the animal and is not so highly priced - you don't have to think twice before going to Park Cities Animal Hospital!
2129 W Parker Rd Ste APlano, TX 75023
I absolutely love this vet clinic and especially Dr Bethany Whetstone! I have a nine year old schnauzer that had been seeing the same vet since she was 6 wks old. After tons of money and misdiagnosis, I found Dr Whetstone who pet my dog on the road to recovery!
5858 N Jupiter RdGarland, TX 75044
From Business: At Kindness Small Animal Hospital, you will receive the finest veterinary care and service available. We will treat your pet with the same love and care as we do our own pets. Our professional and courteous staff will work hard to exceed your expectations.
3041 Long Prairie RdFlower Mound, TX 75022
We have used VCA Angel Animal Hospital for a number of years, and they take wonderful care of our dogs. Three of our dogs have major health issues, and the veterinarians have helped balance treatment with quality of life. As a result, all three dogs are enjoying life while living with their spec…
4444 Trinity Mills RdDallas, TX 75287
From Business: Our goal is to provide the finest veterinary ophthalmology services in the world to our clients, their pets, and our referring veterinarians. To accomplish these goals we maintain a dedicated and highly trained staff and employ state-of-the-art equipment and techniques in our treatments.
4651 N Belt Line RdMesquite, TX 75150
From Business: The LRH Emergency Pet Care Center is a state-of-the-art facility utilizing the most sophisticated and advanced medical and surgical technology. Our on-site staff, highly trained in emergency and critical care medicine, is there to care for your pet's most difficult moments. In the event of an emergency, or if intensive car…
Ste 106 1332 Plano RdRichardson, TX 75081
Been going here over ten years and love everyone there.. Dr Carl takes great care of my kitties and always has their best interest at heart.. would not go anywhere else! The staff is excellent too.. very thorough and helpful :)
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First rate clinic and staff. Everyone is friendly and makes you feel very welcome. Prices are reasonable.
My experience has been great, I've been bringing my two Dobes to Dr. Bone for several years now. He's very knowledgeable and patient.
My dog was diagnosed by another clinic with pyometra and it was not anything i could financially swing. I called here and the Dr. saw my dog the very next day at a price that was more economical. I authorized surgery and 4 days later she is alive and her rambunctious self. I can't thank the staff there enough without their willingness to operate at a loss my dog would of died.
Dr Salib is wonderful. I take my dog and my cat there regularly and am always pleased with his diagnosis and advice. He knows what he is doing and he's honest and fair with his pricing. Always pleasure to visit with Dr Salib and his staff. They are friendly, Compassionate, and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend Dr Salib to everyone who has pets! !
I have used Dr Kirby for 14 years but he is no longer there and he was wonderful. I called them today at 5:40 in a panic because my Boston Terrier was bitten by copperhead and was lethargic and I was almost there. Dr Saul told the receptionist no that they were closing at 6. No compassion. Don't go there. My name is Wanda Happe and I hope they read this.
The front desk is friendly and helpful. The vets are educated and great with the animals. You can just walk in for vaccines and heartworm test, nail trims etc. The girls behind the desk take care of all that for you and if you want to see a vet you make an appointment and they can see you if your dog is sick or needs attention.
One of our dogs developed a painful lump on left hind knee. Our regular vet. had his day off and I was frantically searching for a clinic to look at my friend. I found Community Pet Outreach here in Lewisville and they took us in immediately. After examining the lump, it was determined to have been a wasp sting. We got the necessary meds to reduce the swelling and for pain management. The vet was professional and sympathetic. Should our regular vet change or move, we will return to Community Pet Outreach as regular clients
If you care about your pet and you care about service being provided to you don't go to this place in Lewisville tx it's terrible and they lie to their customers.just so they can get more money out of youTHEY SUCK!!!!
Dr. Bone and his staff are the best vet office I have ever been to. Dr. Bone is extremely kind, knowledgeable and empathetic. After seeing Dr. Bone, he was able to determine that our sweet dog had a brain tumor. We brought her in multiple times over the course of a couple of weeks. Today we had to put her to sleep and Dr. Bone and staff was so kind and compassionate. They did all they could for her and we are extremely grateful. Thanks for trying to help our Lilly. Getting an appointment was very easy to do and I felt like the costs were very fair. The office was very clean and, as said, the staff has been extremely kind. Take your pet to see Dr. Bone. He isn't in this for the money but because he loves pets and seems to care about their owners too. We'll definitely being seeing Dr. Bone with our other dog and future pets.
They have always done a Great job with my pets and the price is way cheaper than other vet offices!! They truly care about animals!!
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.