Zoo Babies: Winter 2018 »
Check out the cutest newborns from zoos around the country and learn where you can see them.
1152 Lexington AveMansfield, OH 44907
I took my baby here to get fixed yesterday. I have been in contact with Diana twice before coming into the actual clinic and she was nothing but ki…
2211 Village Mall DrOntario, OH 44906
From Business: No matter if you have a Dog, Cats, Birds, Reptiles & Pocket Pets, Animal Medical Center of Ontario gives compassionate care and offers boarding and doggie daycare…
1826 Claremont AveAshland, OH 44805
From Business: Claremont Veterinary Clinic welcomes equine and small animals. We welcome walk-in's and appointments. Ask us about our variety of animal services available and ve…
1746 State Route 60Ashland, OH 44805
From Business: Spring Meadow Vet Clinic is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Ashland, OH. The professional and courteous staff at Spring Meadow Vet Clinic s…
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Took my pet into be looked at after he was bleeding while urinating and suffering from stomach pains. The "veterinarian" pushed on my pet's stomach and came to the conclusion that it was a uti. Did no tests, just prescribed meds that might help. That night and into the next day my cat had trouble walking and stopped eating. I called them and said it was an emergency they said we are way to busy. I still took my pet in and made them see me. After taking my pet they gave me a guesstimate on about $700, that was without even knowing what was wrong with my pet. They weren't even going to test him. I confronted the "veterinarian" about not testing him he said he didn't need to. I informed him about the error and told him I would be letting everyone know about his inability to do his job. He said I had to leave, I took my pet home. Unfortunately my pet died later that night. I do not recommend this place to anyone. They are all about the money and have family make good reviews about them.
Dr Hull and staff are wonderful! They treated our dog with care and expertise. It was clear that they were concerned with the patients' well being. Our dog was in pain and unstable, and therefore could not stand upon the observation table. Dr Hull and Cassie spent the entire visit on the floor face to face with our dog. The control and demenor of the staff calmed our pup, inspite of her pain. Dr Hull is very honest, and provides the facts. The staff are perfectly accommodating and are friendly on the phone and in person. The office is clean and the waiting area is rather large, which is nice at a vet's office as it's easier to control and calm one's animal(s).
I took my baby here to get fixed yesterday. I have been in contact with Diana twice before coming into the actual clinic and she was nothing but kind, considerate, and helpful. When we came in to schedule our spay appointment; she was once again kind and helpful. She provided us with educational insight, and more time than you would topically get from a vet. Our kitty is healthy, healing fine, and back to her normal self!
I took my cat there on Friday, October 21. He came home with a very badly broken leg. His femur bone was broke. When we asked them what happened, they took no responsibility for the injury, and even went so far as to say we must have brought the cat that way. Apparently they are willing to neuter a cat with a broken leg, and never call it to the attention of the owner. I think not!!!!!!!!!!! They broke my cat's leg! NEVER TAKE A CAT THERE!
Took a perfectly healthy active cat in got a cat with a broken leg back. With no explanation as to what happened to him. After taking to social media we discovered that dozens more have had awful experiences with this place. Please protect your pets from the harm they may cause them.
I called today about getting our cat fixed! NEVER will I take as much as a fishing worm there! I was talked to so poorly. I don't see how she could love animals then sugest me to turn my cat into a barn cat. The lady was so disrespectful. Not to mention the horrible cries in the back ground! People .... PLEASE do not take ur pet's here. It can not be a good environment for them. After the way I was treated.... One can only assume how the animals are treated. This makes me sad.
I took my one cat here and it looked as though he were drunk when I brought him home. However I am taking my other kitten here as they seem friendly
Dr Hull is awesome! Very caring and informative. Couldn't ask for more! Her assistants are very helpful as well.
Have always had a wonderful experience with them, if wasn't for them I would have lost our little Maggie, they saved here live, thank you guys !!!
Very compassionate vets who have taken great care of both of our dogs. One recently had to be euthanized and even though the clinic closes at 5:50pm, the veterinarian waited until 8pm for me to be able to get to the clinic and be with my dog while he died. The next day, they sent us flowers. I cannot tell you how much their kindness meant to our 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.