Zoo Babies: Winter 2018 »
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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…
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 …
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 …
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…
7136 Southside DrLouisville, KY 40214
From Business: welcomes you to Auburndale Animal Hospital, an animal health care facility dedicated to veterinary excellence. Auburndale Animal Hospital offers a high level of m…
6017 Bardstown RdLouisville, KY 40291
catie had a good time. the people where very nice would not take my puppy any where else. gary kistner
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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 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.!
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.
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.
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 swollen paw for the second time. My previous vet, had sedated my cat, put him on pain meds and another medication that did not help. Dr. Grimes took one look, asked some questions, and explained to me, in my terms, why he thought it was an allegeric reaction. He gave him a shot and my cat was magical cured within days lol. And then recently my baby was diagnosed with diabetes. Dr Grimes has been absolutely wonderful with talking me through everything, giving me options (not just telling me what to do), time to do my own research, and very patient with my many questions. I am so grateful for this vet and Dr Grimes. Everyone there has been super nice and helpful through this difficult diagnosis! Their prices are very reasonable as well, but what matters most is that they are knowledgeable, caring and compassionate!!
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.
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.
Was there today with my cat they turned me away because I couldn't pay the money they wanted. The doctor just felt his tummy said he's got a bladder blockage $650 to treat him 200.00 up front then 3rd day another 200.00 then the rest they would work with me. I don't have that kind of money. I've heard for years that they was the best round that they would work with you but how is that working with me if I don't have the money that they need up front they turn me away with my cat they called an emergency. I will never go there again.
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.