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6017 Bardstown RdLouisville, KY 40291
From Business: At VCA Shelden 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.…
1212 Bardstown RdLouisville, KY 40204
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 …
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…
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 …
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…
827 E BroadwayLouisville, KY 40204
From Business: Blue Cross Animal Hospital provides high-quality and compassionate veterinary care to the cats and dogs of downtown Louisville, Kentucky, and surrounding areas. W…
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…
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They will tell you one price, then when you get to the front desk to pay they give in my case a $73.34 more difference WHAAATTT ?!?! Then you dispute it and they insult you. Never go there, They are liars, you don't even see the veterinarian, they use young kids to talk to you then they take your babies somewhere where you can't see whats going on with your babies. Then lie about what was said. So now the vet has a excuse/reason a way to lie and get your money saying they told you right ?!?! This place will never get anymore of mine or my family's money and any friends and anybody else I tell this to.... I'm serious do not go there !!! THEIR PRICES AREN'T ANY CHEAPER IF YOU WERE CHARGED THE RIGHT PRICE THAT WAS QUOTED ANYWAY !!! (other places are cheaper and closer now any way). They aren't your favorite sports team to be a loyal fan of, find another reputable place because this clinic has changed and gone down hill !!! DO YOUR SELF, YOUR WALLET A FAVOR, AND FOR MIND SAKE STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE !!!
This has to be the biggest disappointment in any vets office I’ve ever been to. To start things, don’t plan on going for a visit here with your pet unless you can clear out your entire day, as it will take all day for any procedure they do here. Second, all of their files/records/etc are all on paper. There isn’t a computer in this place, so they frequently misplace/lose files and important records for your animals, which could result in injury, or even death to your pet! Lastly, (although I could continue for days and days), the staff here is completely inexperienced and unprofessional. It seems like they have new people every other day, and no one seems to know how to do their job efficiently. Took my dog in for a broken tooth, and was told to come back another day for an X-ray because they were “too busy”... are you serious? I thought this was a vets office, here to help animals? Not leave them in pain and suffering longer than they have to be. Not sure how this business has so many positive reviews, my guess is they’re from the employees who work there.
I called after 10 PM with an emergency..I got the voice mail that said text and someone would get back with me, so I did. NO ONE EVER GOT BACK WITH ME! Now I have a dead pet..I called the next day to see what happened, if they received my text, ECT...I was told by the receptionist that they would get back with me..NO ONE EVER GOT BACK WITH ME! So I call the next day, day 2, only to be told that is basically my fault that my pet died because I didnt specify if I was a client, which I am. I live over an hour away and was willing to drive my pet there in order to save it. I was told that they get so many texts that this is just how they do things at that office. They could of asked me if I was a client but instead they let an animal die by assuming I wasn't. The woman on the phone was cold and acted as if my pet wasn't an important issue. That I basically was "over reacting to the situation." Never in my life have I ever heard of a vet clinic doing this! I even tried calling local vets, even they called back saying they couldnt help and suggested places to call. I will be looking for a new vet clinic to take my exotics to from now on! I will be letting everyone I know and those I don't what happened and how I was made to feel. DONT OFFER EMERGENCY SERVICES IF YOU DONT WANT TO FOLLOW THROUGH WITH THEM! RIP Arthur...we will miss you and love you always.....
I took our three pets , Lily, Layla, and Tilly, to Shively Animal Hospital yesterday as I have been doing For the last several years. Elizabeth was wonderful with our two dogs and cat. She was very calm and professional. We had their shots and nails clipped and I bought heartguard for the two dogs. I even had a question about a growth in one of the dogs and she was able to answer all of my questions and was very pleasant and helpful. They are very reasonable also.
I took my cat,And my buddy to shively animal clinic, For shots and a haircut.They did a great job on Jake Jr,He looks perfect and I,m really glad that he,ll be healthy to stick around for a long time with me.
My Wife purchased a mixed beagle for me for Christmas off of the Craigs List! When we received her we were advised that she was the runt and she was 8 weeks old and she was very timid and will grow out of it. The first night she became very sick and had several seizures. I contacted the Shivley medical center and was told to get her in there asap! When we arrived they took one look at her and rushed her back for treatment! Our new pet was on deaths door and we had to leave her there with the thought that we would never see her again. Well she was there for over a week and Dr. Joyce and her wonderful staff saved our Missy and now she is a normal healthy little girl! We also discovered that the lady that sold her to us lied Missy was around 4 weeks old and very sick before she sold her to my Wife. Thank you Dr. Joyce for everything Larry & Angie P.
My son brought his sick dog to Shively for treatment. He called me because he didn't have enough money. They only take checks or cash, i had the flu so I sent his brother with a check. He made out the check for the amount needed and they refused the check without an id. I told him to leave, he broght his dog to Blue Pearl and they treated his dog. In the haste he left my check they refused. Shively Animal Hospital cashed my 600 check they refused, now they are saying he owed 350 and see no problem with their deceitful behavior. DO NOT TRUST THIS BUSINESS!!!!!
I personally got a call from Mary Janee concerned that I was ok with the service provided. I lost a dog due to a neighbor feeding him antifreeze. I could not have been treated better not my dog been taken care of anywhere than with Shively Animal Clinic. They not only care about your pets they care about you as an owner. I would not take any of my animals to any other clinic. The wait is well worth it to know my furbabies are getting the best treatment possible.!
Wow.. can't say enough Great Positive words...I was so happy with my 1st visit there, in comparison with other veterinarians and clinics ..very happy and satisfied..Yahoo .....finally found a vet I feel that"s honest..Oh yeah ..cleanest animal clinic ever..When I pulled in ,,saw.the parking lot was..clean ..lotsa parking space..they do have technology...so many people have negative reviews..not sure why ...cause this the best animal clinic I've been to. Thank you Melissa... Brad..Dr. Joe and all the office staff,,oh and one more thing , people who were negative about the technology..I'm sure the sweet lady on the typewriter preferred the typewriter ,, she was very nice..Thanks Shively for taking care of my new puppy.
This clinic isn't for everyone. They don't take appointments and you have to stand in line and wait for hours to be seen. So why do I give this clinic five stars? Because I love my dog dearly, and I will gladly make sacrifices to see her well. In fact, we've tried seven different vets, and Mary Jane is the first one I've found that makes me feel like she cares for my dog like she would her own. My dog had a severe allergy case, and the treatment she received not only relieved her allergies, it made her immediately comfortable. The vet also explained why other pricey services (allergy tests and annual electrocardiograms for an enlarged heart) were not needed. This was a breath of fresh air after her last vet wanted $200 to do blood work before she'd administer the vaccinations for her to get her dog license. This is after completing a full-panel of blood work three months prior, and not finding any abnormalities. They provide a tremendous service to the community by providing affordable care, which I am sure enables animals to be seen that might not otherwise get to see a vet.
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.