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4504 Outer LoopLouisville, KY 40219
From Business: At Jefferson Animal Hospitals, we are dedicated to providing the quality care that your pet needs to live a long, healthy life. Our hospitals maintain the highest…
7816 Outer LoopLouisville, KY 40228
Doctor was awesome. Caring, patient, knowledgeable, and educational. Everyone I have interacted with has been professional, friendly, warm and carin…
8702 Bayberry PlLouisville, KY 40242
Plantation Animal clinic has been taking care of our beautiful animals for years. They are fantastic! Their staff is friendly, professional, and f…
4529 Poplar Level RdLouisville, KY 40213
Dr. Grimes has been so amazing. I have gone to him for a few years for routine stuff for my cat. He was recommended by a friend after my cat had a s…
4601 Wattbourne LnLouisville, KY 40299
We have boarded our dog there for the last 4 yrs. and we have him groomed there. They have a very friendly staff and a very clean facility. They tak…
9428 Dixie HwyLouisville, KY 40272
I have been a client for 20 years. I have also been to many other establishments across Louisville. Nothing compares to Dixie Animal Hospital. They …
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I've been using Dr. Tran and The Animal Emergency Center for over 10 years. Not only do I use them for emergencies but also for routine pet care. If your pets are confined to the hospital, you may go visit at any time they are open! Dr. Tran is an excellent surgeon and offers holistic treatment for your pet as well as conventional. The Vet Tech, Mari, is very caring and loving with your fur baby.
He is a fantastic vet I have used for over 20 years. I would not take my animals anywhere else.
TERRIBLE BUSINESS RANT:Feel free to share so no one gets ripped off by Dixie animal like we did.So Cody took our pup Enzo to Dixie Animal Hospital yesterday because he had been nauseous and just not himself. Well they start by telling Cody it will$20 just for him coming on a Monday & $200 to send him home with an iv because he had inflamed intestines. It was either $200 or $1100 for bloodwork overnight. That’s what they told cody. He goes back today because they said he needed to, Enzo is no better. They do YET ANOTHER X-ray which shows his stomach is a tad better. When they sent him home today, still not able to walk, that when I decided to handle it. My 7 month old puppy shouldn’t have trouble walking or jumping on a bed. I called and asked why they haven’t done a blood test, they say cody denied it. I explained that Cody was told t would be $1100 and an overnight stay for bloodwork. They stated he was not told that. The lady also told me we were in and extreme financial situation to not be able to afford the $1100. Cody took Enzo back 20 minutes later and was charged a RECHECK FEE FOR WALKING IN. They told Cody this time he would have to stay overnight for $487 (why the price drop???) BUT THEN tell Cody he needs to find somewhere else for him to stay overnight because they don’t have 24 hour watch.......... $700 later and 36 hours later, my dog is still being carried out of the vet looking like he’s going to die. Cody took him to Shively Animal Clinic & Hospital PSC and was told we were ripped off by Dixie and that our dog needed serious medical attention. $150 later, they know what’s wrong with him and are keeping him overnight to monitor. DONT TAKE YOUR PETS TO DIXIE, they scare people into crazy prices and send you away with a sick dog. Thank god for Shively. Pic of my sick puppy because idk how Dixie could see his sad face and leave him like that.
I have always found their prices to be extremely affordable in comparison to other VET offices. The time and care he gives to you and your pet are second to none. I have a very large dog who needed to be boarded while I was out of town but became ill just before I left. The Davis clinic took care of all of his needs while I was gone. His staff is very caring and the office is always very clean.
If I could leave a negative star rating I would there is not much positive I can say about the veterinary hospital. They only Vet I would allow my dogs to see is Dr. Bob. After several issues I called today to escalate to speak to someone to resolve the issues I had been having for the last several months - I kept trying to make things work but their lack of due diligence, customer experience, patience and follow up is beyond horrible. I will be reporting their actions to every animal board and agency possible and would never recommend taking any fur baby to this establishment -- I cannot even call it a business.
We have boarded our dog there for the last 4 yrs. and we have him groomed there. They have a very friendly staff and a very clean facility. They take good care of my little buddy.
I have been to Blue Pearl several times with my cat who has chronic renal failure and have spent hundreds of dollars. Today, I took him in for a recheck plus he had recently been vomiting and had diarrhea. My wait for a 15-minute blood test was about 45 minutes during which I heard Dr. Rizzo's name paged twice to take calls. Andrea, the vet tech, came out, and started spouting off the few sentences typed on a piece of paper. I had questions. Does he have ulcers in his mouth as is typical of a cat with this disease? Andrea's response, "I'll check." Is the $135 bottle of potassium gluconate supplements the same as a $5.00 bottle at Walgreens? "I'll check." While she walked back to get answers, I spoke with someone at the counter and expressed my concerns with not understanding what's going on with my sick cat. The nice girl said Dr. Rizzo can speak with you. She took me to a room and Dr. Rizzo walked in, seemingly rushed, and started to tell me the same thing the vet tech Andrea had just spit out. A lack of compassion, a poor bedside manner, the appearance of being reluctant to let me ask questions, and a healthy dose of ego, was simply too much. I walked out. I had questions and didn't feel my concerns mattered. The logical conclusion is that this organization is money-hungry. $135 for a $5 bottle of supplements? Blood work for twice the cost of my regular vet. Price gouging because they operate 24/7. And the real kicker - no one wants to take the time to sit down and interact with the customer, ask if they have questions, ask what concerns do you have? Based on this recent visit, I can't help but question this organization's integrity, business ethics and whether or not they truly care about the animals and owner concerns. A disturbing experience.
I wish I could give 0 stars, The vets here are a joke!! Can't diagnose dogs right, very unprofessional, They make you feel bad and for wanting to stop a dogs suffering, and want to put you in a financial bind just to get another year out of a dog. And will bill you for it as well. GO SOMEWHERE WHERE THERE ARE REAL VETERINARIANS LIKE, Derby City Animal Hospital. Dr. Jean is awesome and she knows what she's doing unlike this place.
My story with this so called Hospital for Pets is to long. Read on their Facebook. Wait till you have a problem they treat you terrible. I go to Shively Animal Hospital, which a Hospital has Hospital equipment to test and treat your pet like they do, Dixie does not!
Dr. Crockett is an extraordinary diagnostician; there is no better. The previous vet charged huge $ for all kinds of "required" shots. Dr. Crockett recommends only what is needed. Both he and his entire staff are gentle, kind, true animal lovers. My dogs get excited and wag their tails when we arrive! I was disappointed reading the bad review below. Based on our 10 years with Dr. Crockett, it is disparaging and simply untrue.
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.