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1262 Getwell RdMemphis, TN 38111
From Business: Serving Memphis' pet owners for over 25 years. We offer a wide range of services and products for your four legged friends, including: General Veterinary needs, A…
3767 Summer AveMemphis, TN 38122
I had to bring in my dog this weekend after he crashed through a window. He was terrified and confused and the sweet ladies at the clinic were very…
1157 Madison AveMemphis, TN 38104
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Dr. Johnson has treated both my dogs (a Chihuahua and a Lab Mix) for years. We have always received the most professional, knowledgeable and compassionate care I could possibly wish for. I am so appreciative and thankful to have found Dr. Johnson and his wonderful staff.
I joined YP just to post this.I wish I could give 0 stars. I'm still mad.DO NOT COME HERE. ONLY GO HERE IT IS A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH!!!IF YOU HAVE PLENTY OF MONEY YOU WANT TO WASTE ON INFERIOR CARE!!!I was horrified by their reviews, and made anxious by the fact the interior had bulletproof glass, but I had a late night pet emergency and MVS was full. This was my first mistake.They charged us nearly 10 times what our regular vet would, but for doubtful services. I was extremely nervous seeing my bill and all the reviews that said they will hold your pet unless you can pay. They did not seem to have access to our patient history. I did not have the slightest faith in the competence of these employees moments after speaking to them. They said had no idea how long our dog's dosage of medication would be and they told us they would call us back 2-5 am. I had to verify they had our phone number. Needless to say, I spent all night worried whether or not my dog was coming home alive.The way treatment works here seems to be designed to drain your bank account regardless of the patient's needs. They could not find our chart. They had no patient history. They had no idea what antibiotics to use. After speaking to our normal vet, they turned out to be useless.We asked the doctor to bandage her wound and let us leave because we would be returning to our normal vet ASAP. I didn't want to incur any unnecessary expenses, but THE DOCTOR rolled her eyes at us and slammed the door. I assume she got upset because she couldn't gouge us. I didn't feel like being charged another $300 for something my vet would do for a fraction of the cost. I was highly skeptical walking in and nervous upon reading their reviews. I now know why. I felt like a medical hostage more than a patient. If I could have found a field hospital with more competent staff and cleanliness, I would have gone there. I will never return to this place if physically possible.
Best veterinary office in the Mid-south. Affordable prices and friendly staff, do I have to say anymore. I dare you to call around and compare prices, because you won't find a cheaper vet office in Memphis and friendly service. A lot of these vet offices in Memphis are after the money and I truly can say this vet office is not all about the money like a lot of vet offices are in Memphis like Petvax and Bandfield and MVS. I know for a fact that when my two German Shepard needed heartworm treatment, petvax wanted to charge me $4000.00 for both my dogs to get treated. Community Pet Hospital offered to do it for less than $1000.00 for both my dogs. And grooming for my small poodle was $31.00 for bath and hair cut and nails. Petco was charging me over $100.00 to get her hair done. I also got dental work done on all my dogs and it cost me only $108.00 for each dog, when bandfield and VCA Eads Animal Hospital wanted to charge over $200.00 for each dog and charged extra for medications and for teeth that got pulled. So I highly recommend bringing your fur babies here.
I've been taking my pets here for years. Dr. Pinkerton is the best.
Danielle is so sweet! And helpful. Had a fit over my cat on a leash. Holly (my cat) needed her nails clipped; never have I seen anybody do it as easily as Leigh! Plopped my cat in her lap and was done in a flash. Dr. Montgomery is very good too; made me feel better about my aging kitty and put her on a different food that seems to be doing what it should. She's 12 years old; I'd like to keep her healthy for a few more years, and I think the staff at Fox Ridge can help with that
My kitten broke her foot and she had to have a cast put on, about 5 days passed and I noticed her paw really swollen so I took her back up there because obviously it was because the cast was too tight, (her paw was fine the day after the cast was taken off,) I told the vet that her paw is swollen because the cast was too tight and she said, "I can't confirm that because I don't know what it looked like before the cast." I still had to pay for that vet visit even though it was their fault. I feel bad for even writing this review because I hate people who complain about businesses but please don't go to them, they will make your pet worse.
LOVE LOVE LOVE, EXCELLENT SERVICE, WONDERFUL EMPLOYEES AND THEY TOOK GREAT CARE IN HANDLING MY ENGLISH BULLDOGS! THOSE SUMMER TIME ALLERGIES WERE GETTING THE BEST OF THEM, SO I CALLED AROUND FOR PRICING! CENTRAL ANIMAL HOSPITAL HAD THE BEST REASONABLE RATES & MAGNIFICENT SERVICE....
They talked me in to putting my dog down and found out she would have made it fine. They also over charged me twice on blood work after quoting me one price and they are probably in the top 5 of the most expensive vets in Memphis. I was told My Maggie would not make it through surgery and the surgery would cost me between $1500 and $3000. I was told otherwise by a few vets and 2 Vet Colleges who looked over the x-rays and paper work on Maggie that she had a 90% to 95% chance of making it. Southwind does not care about anything except MONEY
I was there with my dog and got treated rude by the up front girl at desk. I complained about wanting a different vet to see my dog and they told me to go somewhere else. I think they have a problem with men as clients. Prices ok and clean place, but they need a whole new staff. I got the feeling they don't care as much for the animals and they do money.
This wonderful place has got to be one of the very best things about Memphis! They are so knowledgeable and care so much about animals and their prices are so reasonable it's almost shocking. If ever there was an excellent veterinary clinic anywhere, this is it--and we are so lucky to have it right here so centrally located. You just can't ask for more.
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.