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1800 Denison AveManhattan, KS 66506
Serving the Manhattan Area
From Business: Since 1984, Flint Hills Veterinary Hospital, has been proudly serving patients in Junction City, KS and the surrounding areas. Our specialty is small animals, bir…
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My dog was having seizures. Was new to area. Stopped in to see if they could see her. Told me it would be two days before they could ‘fit us in’. They had NO patients when I was there. And I thought this was a HOSPITAL? That means you have emergencies and adjust accordingly. Long story short, girls at front desk seemed to care less and did not seem to care. I went somewhere else. Avoid them. Wish my small home town bet wasn’t so far away. They really cared.
You can't get a better Veterinarian than Dr. Deb. She is wonderful with large or small animals. If she can't help, she is knowledgeable in who can that is alternative to KSU Vet which is very expensive. She is practical too and will gently give you the truth when your pet needs to go to Heaven and will help you and your pet at your home or at the office. Dr. Deb is A++++
I was referred to Dr. Deb by my boyfriend's Mom. I did my research online and was surprised to find a few bad reviews. After my experience today I am shocked to see anything but five stars.As pet owners, we are very picky about who we take our babies to. I can't say enough good things about the clinic! The staff were knowledgeable, helpful, and very friendly. Dr. Deb was incredible with my puppy. She was patient, tender, and very in tune with him. I am very pleased with Konza Vet Clinic. I couldn't have asked for better service and because of that I will never go elsewhere! I recommend this clinic to any in the Manhattan area. No matter the breed or animal type!
I had an amazing experience here! I woke up to my 4 lb chihuahua covered in blood! I rushed her to Fort Riley vet, but the main vet was out of the office for 2 weeks! So we rushed her to West Side vet in Manahttan, they said she had pyometra and needed emergency surgery witch would cost $1000.00!! I called around and Fort Riley suggested Konza Vet. I called Konza and let them know what was going on and they said they could do the surgery that day and it would only be $500! We took her over and they were able to do the surgery. Even though my dog had all the symptoms of pyometra and 3 different vets diagnosed her with it, they found out she didn't have pyometra. So instead of charging me for the emergency surgery they only charged me $236! She had an infection and is now on the road to recovery. I'm so thankful for the wonderful people at Konza Vet!
Dr. Chambers is very unlikeable. He doesn't seem to like cats. His staff is constantly changing. I don't recommend. The place was better when Dr. Lewis owned the place.
Amazing! They were very nice and helpful as I was in desperate need to make sure my kitten was okay. They were genuinely concerned and squeezed me in at last minute. I am very grateful as he is eating and my mind is at ease.
Terrible excuse for a veterinarian! When I called to give them a heads up that I was bringing my dog in with a severe inflamed abscess on his paw, they told me "We don't have availability for that". WHAT?? Are you kidding me?? When I got home from work, I noticed my dog was in obvious pain, limping around and licking his paw constantly. They are the only vet open after noon on Saturdays, so I was going there despite the warnings I have received from several people concerning Little Apple vets outrageous prices. I told them I was willing to wait however long it took. However they refused service because they would be closing in a couple of hours. Well duh! They still had 2 hours to squeeze my dog in. So now my poor doggie will be in pain this weekend, although I am trying some home remedies. I guess I can thank them for saving me probably $200 + They don't even deserve one star because professional veterinarians would not turn a dog in need away.
Dr Deb is a godsend!!! Knowledgeable, kind, honest and truly loves animals. She is thorough and prices are more than reasonable. So glad to have found her!!!!!
They put on a show! The kennels are not properly cleaned, dried feces and food are left on the bars of kennels and runs. The cat condos have exposed wood which cannot be properly disinfected because wood is porous and will harbor bacteria, viruses, and fungi. They skipped one of my dogs doses of medication while she was boarding and they lie about how long they walk the dogs for. Its not 5-10 minutes. Its as quickly as possible which results in pets urinating and defecating in their kennels. They will also talk about certain clients behind their back, especially if you say anything to the receptionist named Ashley. Oh and not to mention their prices are outrageously high. Their are better places out their...I found one.
A friend told Me about the Little Apple Vet. You did such a good job cleaning our dogs teeth.Your staff was professional kind organized and reassuring with the care of our fifteen year old Shihtzu. Our other vet clinic was going to charge $700-1000 to clean our dogs teeth. I didn't know what to do. I am glad that a friend told me about your clinic. The price was much more affordable at about $200. Our dog has seemed happier and healthier since the cleaning. I felt that she was treated very well at your clinic.
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.