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1648 N Country Club DrMesa, AZ 85201
From Business: At VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center of Arizona, we offer 24 hours emergency service for the pets in your family and our specialists are available on an ap…
717 N Lindsay RdMesa, AZ 85213
From Business: Founded in 1992, Noe's Ark Animal Hospital is a full-service health care facility that specializes in a variety of medical services. It offers surgical and dental…
1721 E University DrMesa, AZ 85203
From Business: Paws Veterinary Clinic provides medical services for a variety of animals. It offers DAY care. Parasite testing. Surgery. Vaccination. Flea and tick prevention an…
1423 S Higley RdMesa, AZ 85206
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This place is amazing. I can’t speak for the other review, but I had the opposite experience. They worked with me on the price when they found out the pet insurance my work offered me wasn’t really insurance. They offered to give my cat his meds everyday after I experienced multiple cuts. I can’t say enough about how wonderful the vets are. They all care in their own way and I would not take my pet anywhere else. Really a great experience after a string of terrible vet experiences.
I came across this family of vets by pure accident, but I’m grateful everyday. We had 3 dogs. Just moved to town. They took us in and got my dogs all caught up on shots and off we went. A month later My mastiff got sick. I brought him in, and they treated the problem. With in a month he was ok, and then he got worse. I called them in a panic. They fit us right in, and it turned out it was cancer. They were the most respectful vets, gave us all options, and bc he was an older dog we decided to put him down. It was the hardest decision we had to make but we felt 100% supported and they were all the kindest souls to not just us but our Franco too. I will forever be grateful to them and I appreciate everyone in the company. It’s a family, and you feel like your part of it the moment you walk in. Thank you again all of you guys at Adobe❤️
Gunney and I were treated with the utmost disrespect and I DON’T post this lightly because I’ve gone to Anderson Animal Clinic for 17 years. Recently, my boy was diagnosed by Dr Anderson (senior) with terminal Large Cell, High Grade lymphoma. An post operative appt was made (which the office said I didn’t have) to see Dr Anderson (senior) to talk with him about support/comfort medication and to have his stitches removed from his neck. When I arrived Gunney & I were refused our appt visit stating that I didn’t have an appt. I was emotionally distraught at their behavior with Gunney and I. I called their prescription message line and sent a FB private message to the clinic requesting medication for Gunney. I received no call back from the clinic but my pharmacy informed me that I had 2 prescriptions called into my pharmacy by Jeff Anderson (which I had not seen with Gunney). I picked up the 2 prescriptions discovered that they were no longer going to take care of my Gunney boy. The prednisone prescription label read: “Take 1 1/2 tablets by mouth once daily for 7 days 1 tablet every other day - need to see another vet after”. I called on 1/2/17 to inquire about the labels’ message. I received an email from Lynn Anderson (wife) stating that I negative feedback regarding the clinic and staff and that she thought I would be happier with another doctor - also that would my records and lab results would be forwarded to a new doctor. My Gunney boy has now passed over the Rainbow Bridge Monday, 1/15/18 and were forced to go with an unfamiliar veterinarian, in an unfamiliar clinic. The Anderson Animal clinic thought nothing of it to dismiss me and Gunney after 17 years of loyal patronage. This was the most UNETHICAL treatment ever experienced in my lifetime and there was absolutely no remorse or empathy conveyed to us - just complete coldness. I don’t recommend this clinic to anyone who cares about their babies. They tossed us out like yesterday’s trash.
Our dog was diagnosed with high liver enzymes, Dr. Kern healed the liver. Our dog was diagnosed with Pemphagus Foleus and Lymphestasia, Dr. Kern treated and managed and discovered it was not there. Dr. Kern and that ENTIRE staff will help your pet, you will take your loved animal there, and those that do will tell you they have for over ten years.
This is the worst Veterinary experience we've ever had! The front office clerk was rude, confrontational, and very unprofessional! She was not only rude to me she was rude to other guests that I saw come in.Obviously she doesn't have to pay the bills on the new building. Because she could care less about customer service!We will never never go back there! We will make sure our friends and their pets don't go there either!
My puppy tested negative for parvo but was having diarrhea. After spending HOURS researching and reading forums I had a strong feeling that there was some sort of intestinal parasite which is "very common amongst puppies" according to almost every article I read. When they tested my puppies stool they said it came back clean. I thought to myself that that was impossible and that there is definitely something wrong because he was getting the runs and not eating. Dr. Anderson's response was simply "Well you better feed it or else it's not going to last long" ... uh ...no duh that is why I am trying to figure out what the heck is wrong! When I asked if he could give me a dewormer (as most puppies are dewormed as a preventative measure he said he wasn't going to do that. I left feeling so frustrated and like I had literally paid them $62 FOR NOTHING. Not even one once of good advice.
I have been going to Anderson Animal Clinic for years. Dr. Anderson was able to properly diagnose my dogs blown discs with an exam and 1 X-ray after multiple other vets took X-ray's and blood test after blood test and had no idea what could be wrong with her. Dr. Anderson is old school. He can take a q-tip, get a sample from an infected ear, look under a microscope, and tell you what is wrong. I've never seen a vet with more knowledge and experience. I did have to have them put one of my dogs too sleep when the time came and they were very compassionate about it. The only problem I've ever had was when I couldn't get my dog in when she needed to be seen for another blown disc in her back, but it happens. They are usually booked in advance because people appreciate the great care and great value they have to offer.
We have been taking our Labs to Comet Vet since we moved to Mesa in 2011. We are extremely fussy about veterinary care as we consider our dogs our children. Dr. Recupero has pulled us through some pretty hairy situations and saved one of our Labs from a very nasty infection that by all rights should have killed him. Dr. Recupero refused to give up. He also does not try to sell us anything we don't need. He's honest about the way forward even when things were pretty bleak a couple of times. He was very kind and gentle when we had to say goodbye to two of our geriatric Labs. His staff is wonderful and outgoing and going there is always a pleasure. If you are looking for a great vet, this is the place for you!
We have taken our dogs to Pet Haven for over 15 years. Dr. Munion is a very skilled veterinarian. She is an excellent diagnostician; if fact, she saved my dog's life as she quickly diagnosed his ailment in a life threatening situation. So, if you looking for a great vet who will take good care of your pet, look no further than Dr. Munion & her very pleasant staff.
I have used Comet Vet Hospital since 2001 with all my dogs. This doctor is amazing with pets and all my animals liked his mellow attitude. He is attentive to the pets and me and my family call him Dr Dolittle at home. lol I have referred many friends there and they all loved him.
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.