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39321 Garfield RdClinton Township, MI 48038
From Business: We grew from a 2000 sq. ft. practice to a 9000 sq ft practice encompassing 10 exam rooms, state-of-the-art facilities/diagnostics, and plenty of parking which was…
32179 23 Mile RdChesterfield, MI 48047
From Business: We are a Full Service Veterinary Hospital with an adjacent Pet Daycare and Boarding Center Description We offer: - Routine vaccines and wellness care - Surgery, h…
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Creekside Animal Hospital is Awesome!!! Dr. Anderman is so nice and always took the time for my little Daisy. Her and the staff were always so kind to her, and very thorough. They always made time for her on the days that she wasn't feeling well, in which I so much appreciated. Also, they are very affordable. I have had pets my whole life and Creekside was the best vet!! Thank you so much for everything you have done for my family!Lisa LaLonde
Always the best care and service. All the staff are great people, Friendly and knowledgeable. My animals love going there.
Everything is wonderful. Treat my doggies like family and explain everything in simple terms that I can understand. Paid less than expected. Will be back!
Dr. Tesch and the staff at Macomb Center Vet are knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating. We have been taking our pets there since moving to the area. I would highly recommend Macomb Center Vet.
I have been a client of Dr.Tesch for 7 years now, I made an appointment to bring my cat in last week with him, after waiting in the room longer than I typically do, a female vet I've never seen before walked in to treat my cat. I was under the impression my appt was to be with the vet that I've come to know and trust, Dr.Tesch. No one ever told me that the clinic was sold to another vet and that I wouldn't be seeing my normal vet. Very disappointing, felt my concerns were just disregarded by the female vet and I wont be returning if this is the way the new owners are going to treat long time clients. The clinic was very dirty which was never the case when Dr.Tesch was running the place. I will be switching to Creekside Veterinary Hospital down the street.
Wonderful Vet Practice! Very clean, and well run. Dr. Tesch is the only Veterinarian I trust with my dogs care!!
I have been going to this Vet going on 17 years. I was with him when he was on Cass in Mt Clemens then he moved to 23 mile road which is better for me since I live out that way. Dr Tesch is the BEST Vet Doctor out there. I will NOT bring my pets anywhere else. He cared for my Chihuahua, Chalupa (which wasnt the nicest to Dr T) LOL He showed me he cared and did everything he could for her. I had lost her and got another Chihuahua, Max which likes Dr T. LOL I also bring my bunny, Thumpy in at times for nail cut. Dr Tesch shows he cares and explains things till you understand. The staff has always been great. Kitty was there for along time and she was just awesome. Again BEST vet EVER! Vanessa V.
Dr Tesch is the only Doctor I have ever trusted with my pets. I have known him for over 39 years. I hope to have him caring for my pets for years to come! Zacharias can be a handful, he and his staff do an amazing job!
Dr. Tesch is amazing with all my pets. When my dog Ducky was sick over night, he was able to get me right in the next day and get my baby back to normal. The staff is very companionate and very professional. I wouldn't take my babies anywhere else!!
I recently moved and this vet is just down the street from my new home, so glad he is close.This Doctor really takes the time to explain what is going on with your four legged friend. He is very friendly and very easy to talk to. He really helped my dog's itching problem. It is a night and day difference in my dog since he was seen here. I have 2 other dogs that will be going there when it is time for their shots. Sincerely Debbi H.
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.