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3605 Chenoweth Run RdLouisville, KY 40299
I have been a customer for about 20 years, my golden doodle has been going approx. every 2 weeks for the past year. I took him there 4-14-17 & I wil…
131 W John Rowan BlvdBardstown, KY 40004
I have to say that being new to KY and to Bardstown, I found this vet to be one of the best I have ever known. They were caring, loving to my pet an…
4529 Poplar Level RdLouisville, KY 40213
Dr. Woods is awesome with my cat. She truly cares about their well being. She is knowledgeable, connects to her own pets, and shows empathy. My cat…
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…
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 …
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 …
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…
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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I literally never write reviews for anything, but my experience here was so incredible I had to come and share it with everyone. I wish I could give them more than 5 stars.My 10 month old puppy woke up paralyzed one morning. I took him to a DIFFERENT emergency vet right away, who told me unless I paid $5,000 for a surgery my pup would never walk again. That wasn't in my budget, and the vet told me I needed to put him down- that he would never walk again. Distraught, I brought my puppy home so my boyfriend could say one last goodbye... Then we PLANNED to euthanize him the next morning together. That night however, we decided to go get a second opinion (even though first vet seemed 100% positive of the condition) We went to BluePearl, since it was one of the few places open. The staff was so kind. I will say this, we had to wait about 3 hours, but I would have waited 3 more for the great service we received. The staff was so kind. They checked in with us regularly, and answered all our questions. Then the vet came in- Dr. Cullman-Clark!!! I ADORE THIS WOMAN! She was so kind, apologized for the delay (we had come on an unusually busy night), and took her time with us. She did not rush us one bit. She suggested it was a different condition, and said to wait a few days and look for improvement. She even went to the back and MADE us a sling out of medical material to help him walk. Well guess what guys- 3 days later and my little pup is out there running around and walking!! Almost back perfect, although he cant go up or down steps yet, its only been 3 days. If I had trusted the first vet, he would have never even been given a chance, or I would be $5,000 in debt!!Not only that, but the vet called me to check, and then called again on her OFF day to check on my puppy and me!! How kind is that? She thinks he should be back normal within a week or two. I would suggest ANYONE in any type of emergency situation to come here first before anywhere else. I have never met anyone who so genuinely cares about their patients. Cost me $85 dollars :-)THANK YOU BLUEPEARL
Friday 6-19 I have used them for years but will not go back. His daughter Stephanie talked to my husband like he was not human!! Dr Simms has known my husband since he was a kid. So when he sees my husband he wants to talk to him. Stephanie told us we took too much time with him (15 minutes) and they would all have to work later. She kept on for at least 5 minutes and said I am not teasing!! Dr Simms and Mrs Simms are very nice people but their daughter is not. WAS VERY RUDE TO US! Will not be back to Simms!! Sorry doc.Friday 6-26Dr Sims called us and could not apologize enough. he said it is his office and if he wanted to talk to a customer 15 minutes or an hour and 15 minutes, it is his right to do so. He was sincerely sorry we had to go through that and assured us it would never happen again .
Since, 1991, I have taken every fur baby I have owned to Dr Sims. Thru thick & thin $ times, my divorce, my remarriage, through the 1st visits by my babies-to tears during their last moments where he simply put a loving hand on both mine & my son's shoulders, & said he understood & was sorry. As children have grown, he always asks about them, & even cares for their fur babies. He never took sides in my divorce, & fairly took care of babies on both sides. I do miss his daughter Stephanie at the front desk. I guess kids just have to leave the nest. When he removed a fatty tumor from by most favorite & closely loved fur baby, he charged 1/4th what Metropolitan Veterinary on Bluegrass Pkwy had charged me, and the tumor was MUCH worse when he did the surgery. I warned him that he could never retire!
I have been going to Sims Animal Hospital since 2001 when I was new to the area and living in St. Matthews and was looking for a vet that had evening and weekend hours like Sims. Dr. Sims and Dr. Evans have both been wonderful, along with the staff. We have both dogs and cats and have had them to Sims over the past 9 years and have been very pleased with the services and care of our cats and dogs. From dealing with epilepsy in one of our dogs and getting that under control and maintained, to instructing me how to give shots to a cat we rescued... Dr. Sims and Dr. Evans have been wonderful. I continue to drive 25 minutes to Sims one way because they provide great service for a fair price and would highly recommend Sims Animal Hospital.
We had an emergency in the middle of the night with one of our two dogs and brought her in bc it was the closest option to our home. We felt like while the service was basic and straight forward as well as was high quality and effective. The vet did not try to push us to run extra tests and took the most financially conservative route (while maintaining medical efficacy). Not exactly a posh location or clinic but good people, good service and we left an emergency vet visit without a huge bill and a healthier dog. I would certainly recommend them based on that experience.
I have been taking my sods and cats to Seneca Animal Hospital for many years. I love Drs. Greene and Viney for they treat my animals with such care. They do tests only if you want them, but have always taken care of their needs. They both talk about a variety of options. When I lost my dog ( large and 15 yrs old), I was touched by the caring note that Dr. Greene sent to me. More importantly, my animals feel comfortable at the office.My only concern has been a long wait at times.
The Vets that work here are very honest and knowledgeable and you can tell they work there because of their love for animals. This place is also very reasonable on their pricing and offer many different option on payments. I'm always greeted with a smile and friendly face every time I walk up to the counter, and since Banfield is located in petsmart I can shop while I wait. I honestly don't expect to ever have to switch animal hospitals.
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.
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 are the best. They have a knowledgeable staff and are extremely personable. They get you great service but also do a great job of getting you everything you need in a timely manner. You won't waste your day. The facility is always clean and never smells like dog, which is amazing.
I have been in the Army for over 28 years traveled all over the world and the kind compelling service I received from Dr Medley was the absolute best I have ever received. Dixie animal hospital is a wonderful family oriented facility. With hours of operation, price and kindness that is unmatched. Thanks Dr. Medley for being so kind and considerate when taking care of our animal friends.
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.