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2314 50th StLubbock, TX 79412
From Business: Comprehensive Healthcare *Medical Diagnostics * Laser Surgery * Spays, Neuters *Declawing *Hospitalization * Lump Removal Lifetime Preventiative Medicine * Digital X-Rays * Dentistry * VISA/MASTERCARD/DISCOVER/AMERICAN EXPRESS * LIKE US ON FACEBOOK FULL HOSPITAL SERVICES * RANDY C. BULLARD, DVM * APRIL DAVIS-HERNANDEZ, DVM…
5006 50th StLubbock, TX 79414
Our beautiful cat had fallen gravely ill, my daughters best friend! I was in a panic, I didn't know who to trust or turn too.I had heard good things about Key Animal Clinic.It was there we met Dr. D. What an amazing, compassionate and knowledgeable doctor! She also does acupuncture to help wi…
5407 4th StLubbock, TX 79416
At the time that I needed them, my cat was not a regular patient of theirs. He was very sick and I took him in on a Saturday. He had hepatic lipadosis caused by a twisting of his intestine. They did the surgery, stayed late, and let me come in on Sunday morning so that I could see him. My re…
7902 Slide RdLubbock, TX 79424
I have to say that even though my pet was takin care of the checkout process and the jeanny lady that checked me out was just plain rude. She had the worst attitude and ignored me for a while before "having" to ring me up
202 E Highway 62Wolfforth, TX 79382
Oh where to Start There are so many good things to say. Both of my dogs go to friendship vet clinic. The clinic is always open to walk ins with very little wait time and the staff are very knowledgeable about issues with our two dogs. my wife and I are older so our dogs are like our kids and we …
5103 34th StLubbock, TX 79410
This is the second time I've called with emergency related health concerns with my dogs and they have always been helpful. Emergency services are always expensive, so my first question is always 'Can it wait?'. Unlike many other night services, they're perfectly willing to ask a vet for an hones…
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Just like the planning that went into your vacation, there is prep work to do before boarding your pet. Here are some do's and don'ts to help make the process a little easier.
I boarded my dog here for 11 days and picked her up yesterday. I brought her home and not even 20 minutes later noticed ticks crawling on her. So I called SUVH to see what they can do because she had gotten them while boarded. They said they'll give her a bath, which was nice. So I brought her back up there for the bath and picked her up a couple hours later, which they did give me a one month supply of "Parastar" which turned out to be the PetArmor from Walmart. On the way home I was petting her and noticed bumps. Once I got home I got her out of the truck and started looking at her and noticed several engorged ticks plus some just roaming around on her. So I immediately called them back and they suggested that I bring her back up there so they can keep her over night to make sure they get the rest of them off her. My husband decided to bring her instead so he could ask why this is happening. He got there and they took her back and not to long after they come back out saying they got them all off. So he sat down with her while talking to the Vet and could feel ticks still on her. He even noticed them moving around, so he told them to look and said y'all need to keep her over night like y'all said y'all would do and make sure to get them off her. He left her there over night and I picked her up earlier today to bring her home to find more engorged ticks plus some just moving all around on her. They aren't willing to take care of the problem or refund us any money, which would be used to take her to another animal hospital to get the treatment she needs.
We lost Tiny near Lubbock Cooper High school. Please call 602 400 2196 If you have seen her or know someone who has seen her.
Too bad that this is the only game in town for after hours. My son's dog was hit by a car. The evening shift with Dr. Farrell seemed to really care about the dog and kept us well informed. Different story after he went home. Dr. Stone and staff came on and when we would call we would get..."It's been an hour since we last looked in on him...let me check" He was in critical condition and required monitoring so I don't understand what we were paying for by leaving him overnight. Money is tight for my son and it cost over $500 for this visit. The next morning, my son chose to take the dog home as he had to borrow money to pay this bill. Dr. Stone and staff were very unhappy with this choice. They wanted to transport the dog to our regular vet to take care of. My son just didn't see what more could be done other than more medication. The doctor would not prescribe any medication for pain or give us anything to give at home. We feel that Dr Stone had taken my son's choice personally and was not going to offer anything. It was like an emotional blackmail to make my son seek more medical attention. So he took his dog home and is nursing him without medication for his concussion. It has been four days now and the dog is doing well...eating and drinking but is still in a lot of pain. His recovery may be quicker if he could rest better. I hope that I never have to use this clinic for my pets.
Hands down, Dr. Oden is the best Veterinarian in Lubbock, TX. Expert, treats everyone like family. Our Vet for 8 yrs. Excellent customer service, strong faith. Dr. Oden greets you at the door, returns calls personally, and will stop what he is doing to answer questions by phone. Loves pets!
Hands down, Dr. Oden is the best Veterinarian in Lubbock, Texas. He knows what he is doing and treats every customer and pet like family. I've used him for animal care for eight years now. He has excellent customer service, a strong faith, and stops what he is doing to greet you at the door or answer a question when you call. You would be crazy to anywhere else. Absolutely love he, his staff and Practice. Thank you for loving us and our precious pets!
Dr. Oden took care of my cats and then my puppy while he was at another facility. He left and I was soooo sad to not have him available for my babies. He did dental cleaning, routine check ups and diagnostics tests when my kitty became very ill. He was kind and caring when the end came for my kitty. He is the one I took my new puppy to and got him up to date and was wonderful (Leo was 1 1/2 years old). I am delighted to say that he is back in Lubbock and has his own place. I took my puppy, Leo, to see him today. The same caring and professional vet he still is I'm happy to say. Also, his prices are so much more reasonable than his old facility. That means so much when you are on a fixed income.His place is wonderful and the staff is great!! I want to spread the word that he is back and he is up and running, so spread the word!!
Nothing about this place would make me want to come back. Was forced to bring my dog in at about 11:30 for an emergency. The girl behind the desk at the front was very unpleasant. While trying to get my dog on the scale, she revealed the rear side of her that I cared not to see. I went in and within about 5 total minutes they sent me on my way with little to no reassurance my dog would be ok. Basically told me "they can't talk to us, so we really don't know". Hmm, not quite the answer you look for when take a dog to a veterinarian. Basically overall, I would only bring my dog here again if every other vet within 100 miles was closed and my dog was about to die. Other than that, you'll probably waste your money. Plus the place is just nasty. I get vet clinics deal with animals and they're usually dirty but I mean there was enough dog hair on the floor to give my bald grandpa a new "do". I'd pay more to go somewhere else. Just my experience.....
We have known Dr. Oden and his wife for years. He is the best we have ever seen with our 4 legged family. His love and care shows. But his love for the Lord carries over through his every action. Love you Blaine.
Dr Oden has taken take of my dogs for many years. He is wonderful! Thoughtful, caring and Connamon and Ginger love to go there. I can't imagine anyone else taking care of my canine children.
Dr. Farley and his receptionist were very helpful and made our visit as easy as could be expected. I would definitely recommend this facility and their services to my local friends and family.
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.