Zoo Babies: Winter 2018 »
Check out the cutest newborns from zoos around the country and learn where you can see them.
1315 Powers Ferry Rd SEMarietta, GA 30067
Our elderly dog, Cole, was given excellent care during his declining years by the staff at Terrell Mill. Dr. Robinson always spent time with us talk…
630 Cobb Pkwy NMarietta, GA 30062
From Business: Founded in 1977, Cobb & Cherokee Emergency Veterinary Clinic offers veterinary emergency and critical care medicine services for pets. The clinic provides hospita…
Check out the cutest newborns from zoos around the country and learn where you can see them.
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BE CAREFUL!!! DON'T ALLOW THEM TO CLIP EARS!!! A mama cat had kittens in our back yard. Being animal lovers we painstakingly managed to catch all three. We were referred to them for there spay/neuter (they assist in TNR). We told they we had homes for them and asked them not to clip ears. Not only did they screw up and cut them, they mutilated the kitties ears. I've had cats my whole life and always had them clip the ear just incase someone escaped I didn't want a unnecessary surgery for a cat that has already bin fixed. A tiny little V cut out of the ear. I'm absolutely mortified-devastated at what they did!!! They cropped, not clipped the ear, in fact one of the kitties has half it's ear missing (I wish I was exaggerating)! This was beyond cruel it was butchery! Now I'm concerned if they were that careless with clipping the ears, what did they do in the surgeries! Please be vigilant before taking your babies there! My heart is broken and I can't do a thing about it, but warn others about this! Shame, shame on you Cat Care Hospital and whoever did that to these sweet angelic babies!!! DON'T DO IT AGAIN!!!
Thank you for handling my dog's skin issue! I always thought my dog had a food allergy, and I had no idea that it was actually environmental allergies. Dr Phil put a plan together to address my dog's allergies with supplements and shampoos.Thank you!
Great, clean veterinary clinic. I have had nothing but great experiences with Dr. Good, Dr Phi, and their staff.Thank ya'll so much!
Wonderful experiences with Rodi. She grooms both my two dachshunds and miniature poodle, and she's always willing to discuss changes to the grooms, and she's very fair for the quality of the cuts. I wouldn't take my babies anywhere else!
Unfortunately, my dog, Lucy, went into labor and she couldn't have the puppies. One got stuck in the birth canal. I tried to pull the puppy out, but it didn't work well, and I thought I injured him.Thankfully, it wasn't in the middle of the night and my regular vet was open. Dr Good is very caring and took his time to try and have my Lucy have a normal birth, but after several injections and fluid, we had to make the decision to have a C section.Dr. Good was very fair with the price of surgery, and I know have 5 healthy yorkie puppies. Thank you so much Dr. Good for caring for my little puppies!
Took my puppy here for immunizations, fecal check, and a deworming. Dr. Good was very professional and courteous. I did not know much about heartworm disease and thankfully I now know more about this horrible disease.
Dr. Phil did a great job repairing my labradoor's ACL. It was kind of a rocky recovery (he's a crazy dog), but I felt comfortable with each of the rechecks. Thank you so much, Dr. Phil, for your help! He's back to chasing frisbees!
I needed to board my pet for 20 days as my house flooded, and I couldn't keep my pets at home with all the construction. Town and Country has a very liberal visitation schedule and they let me walk my dog every day. They you very much for helping me in a tight spot!
Very affordable for spaying both my older labs. I was quoted 2.5x the price at two other clinics in Marietta. They make it MUCH easier to own a pet.
My orange cat, Felix, boards there all the time in the 'cat room'. They're the only place that can bath him, too, without sedating him. It's noe easy to bath a cat. Needless to say, he loves town and country.Anyways, Felix just finished boarding for a "prolonged period" due to a urinary blockage. Thankfully, Dr. Phil stayed after hours to care for Felix because I couldn't afford $2500! for the emergency clinic. Town and Country Veterinary Clinic isn't just in for the money! They really care!
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.