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All of my dogs have been accurately diagnosed and successfully treated by Dr. Kelloway. First kid: My girl was vomiting continuously. Brought her to my regular vet....they had her for about a day to re-hydrate her... took x-rays and found an "obstruction" in her intestines-hence the vomiting. They sent me to one of the emergency clinics in the area. When I got there I was immediately given a quote of $6,300-$6,500 for her emergency surgery-had not even examined my girl yet. They were not even going to take their own x-rays first....just gave me a bill and said that "the surgery needed to be done immediately." Something didn't feel right and I wanted a third opinion so I took her to Dr. Kelloway as I had before for another fur-kid, and we found that not only did my girl not need the surgery, Dr. Kelloway diagnosed her with stomach worms (common from dogs who have come up from the south.) She was given meds to clear them up and she was good to go. She's been healthy ever since. Second kid; Brought my boy to my vet due to what looked like broken blood capillaries in his gums. My vet was not sure what it was, so I bypassed the last ER clinic I had first gone to for my girl and brought him to Dr. Kelloway. After an ultrasound to confirm that his intestines were clear of any cancers or abnormalities, she properly diagnosed him with ITP-a blood disease due to a possible tick bite-got him on meds...he is a big healthy boy and doing well.Third kid: My middle child. He has a situation with his knee known as Luxating Patella... he was limping badly so I brought him in to see Dr. Kelloway...she was able do a couple of xrays and then gave me some options for treatment. He is now doing very well (we opted out of the surgery due to risks of eventually injuring the other knee and chose to exercise the knee each day (our physical therapy sessions at home.)Dr. Kelloway is the reason why my three kids are alive and well. Period.
I don't recommend this place. They are very unprofessional and inexperienced. Dr kelloway needs to give it up before she destroyes more families. I checked none of the DR's are board certified. There's nothing advanced about this place. Not recommended at all
Don't ever take your pet to this hell hole death trap. please go up the street where they know what they are doing
The staff at AVC is always more than helpful with my pets whether it's annual wellness or an emergency. Both my feline and canine are very nervous and I couldn't ask for a better vet.
This is the worst place you could ever take your pet Dr kelloway could care less what happens to your pet or her employees. They can't even keep the same employees very long. That's why you never see the same Dr twice and she will pawn you off on her new Dr so your pet can be there next experiment or victim. Like mine was. He is dead because of them. 100 Percent there fault I have the letter to provide it. Like I said Dr kelloway didn't care at all
Knowing I can see an experienced vet when my pet needs emergent care is very reassuring as my dog usually gets sick after hours. The staff is friendly and warm and most importantly, able to see my dog for urgent needs. Thank you!
I was referred to this hospital to have my dog's tumor removed. To say I was anxious was an understatement. They called to make the appointment soon after the referral and they were quick to schedule the surgery. Reception, the nurses, and the surgeon were all professional and thorough in their explanations of the situation and the next step. My dog needed to stay the night and I came away with the impression that she was very well taken care of by all those in contact with her. My dog is very resilient, but the surgeon also did a tremendous job in his skill and having my dog leave with minimal pain/stitches. I am very pleased with my experience, but most of all, I have peace of mind that everything will turn out okay.
Excellent, as always. I can't say enough about the level of skill and compassion. They always go the extra mile !
So I was reading a employee rating website about this place it said a good place to work for someone just out of school with no experience... No experience WOW so they are practicing on our pet's yikes. They claim to be advanced veterinarian care. But hire people with no experience. Then all the complaints filed . Beware of this place. I am glad I checked it out .
They claim to be advanced veterinary care. They don't have any special training or special license to call themselves advanced. And the DRs on the 24 hour emergency shift are newly out of school no special emergency training at all . Please beware
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.