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LOCATIONS Throughout FloridaMiami, FL 33169
I was fortunate to encounter Dr Dylan Buss at the Powerline Rd office when my Shih Tzu cut her cornea. Dr Buss treated Lucy with great care & concer…
329 E 9th StHialeah, FL 33010
From Business: Veterinary services, Supervised & Hurricane boarding, caring hospital & staff, Extended hours, Nutritional counseling, Grooming, Prescription flea control, Pickup…
14732 N Kendall DrMiami, FL 33196
From Business: Veterinary care for dogs, cats, birds, ferrets, and bunnies, and other furry, feathered and scaly pets. From routine examinations to daytime emergencies, vaccinat…
19101 Biscayne BlvdMiami, FL 33180
This was a positive experience for both me and my dog PANDA the staff are very accommodating and friendly. Definitely recommend this to ANYONE with …
4561 Ponce De Leon BlvdCoral Gables, FL 33146
From Business: Gables, Grove, South Miami, Key Biscayne animal hospital. Full service animal hospital. Emergency consultations. In-House medical plan. Surgery, internal medicine…
6380 S Dixie HwySouth Miami, FL 33143
From Business: Our expanding professional staff will continue to provide full medical services for all companion animals including dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, and small mammals…
1828 Alton RdMiami Beach, FL 33139
I have used a number of clinics in this chain of S. Florida animal clinics (Alton Road, West Avenue, Aventura, South Miami, Brickell Village). The…
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I loved this new clinic i found! I would recommend to everyone to go and get there pets seen and up to date with vaccinations, along with heartworm, flea/tick prevention there. The location is well kept, the staff is very friendly and knowledgable, and most importantly, provided the necessary care for my doggie. I loved the attention and the time given to explain things i did not understand or know. No sales pitch, no trying to sell extra unnecessary stuff! You guys are running a faboulos business and congratulate you on teaching/molding your staff to be as it is. Great location, loved you guys! Great job, you get an A+ in my book, and the other person who left you a bad comment has no idea what he is talking about. The coupons work and save a lot of money through them. And tags are a set price is most places as the county sells them for $30(fixed animals) or $60(not-fixed). And FYI, un fixed females can develop pyometra in the long run, which is a bad infection in the uterus and also ends up being a very much needed emergency surgery that is also very costy, or your pet can die. People should get there facts straight before putting others down, specially when they provide such great care.
Dr. Woodby is a great vet. But the office staff is not very helpful. I asked them to give me an estimate on how much it would be to have 3 dogs given the heartworm shots and the person gave me the estimate which I explained to her if this was everything and she said yes ( I even kept the paper where she wrote the price down). Well to my SURPRISE - I took my 3 dogs in thinking that would be around $129.00 as she told me. Once they did the test for the heartworm and gave them the shots - come to fine out that each HEARTWORM TEST WAS $32.50 (which is drawing blood) for EACH DOG WHICH $97.50 a price the person did not give me when I requested teh estimate. I paid $100 more which if I would have know I would have taken 1 dog at a time. A costly mistaken which I do not appreciate from his staff. Charging $32.50 to test for heartworms on each dog is ridculous.
After getting a bad vibe from a previous animal hospital and then being told that it was best my rottie be put to sleep.. I had to get a 2nd opinion... And I'm so glad I did. Kind Animal Hospital quickly made time to see us and soon after was performing surgery on Jeremiah. Turns out that he did not have cancer or a tumor as the previous hospital suggested.. Dr. Diaz called me as soon as the surgery was complete.. Jeremiah apparently swallowed one of my son's toy balls and it was blocking his small intestines.. In the morning I was surprised and happy to receive a follow up e-mail with a picture of my baby. Not even 24 hrs later and he was back to himself. Thank you sooo much Kind Animal Hospital!
I had have always a good service, I had being taking all my dogs there for at least tow years now, and I am glad of everything they have helping me with, from operated on them saving their lives and making me happy also my pocket gets happy because they are helpful about the spending so my expirience is great ... and Doctor Perez is my family doctor ... thanks to them we keep together me and the dogs ... my family ..... you can go to many places in Miami and they are so expensive but this vet is by so far my best expirience in years ..... no luxury but done and done right .... thanks Le Jeune Animal Hospital for helping also on finding Mama this morning thanks !!!!
This veterinary clinic is more than perfect, I've never received a service like this one, and yet I am dealing with veterinary clinics since more that 20 years. we have two macaws blue and gold, one macaw chloro, one umbrella cockatoo, one yellow crested cockatoo, two african gray , two love-bird, we also have 2 pitbulls, 1 cat, and a rabbit. The price is fantastic and service is number one. The vet is excellent, friendly and speak a little bit in French. I highly recommend this clinic and this lady vet, at all our friends Quebecers and French . Lorraine et Réal St-Pierre Québec, Canada
Tuve Una Emergencia con mi perrita y encontre esta nueva clinica cerca de mi casa, quede impresionada con el profesionalismo , el amor y los bajos precios que hicieron posible salvar la vida de mi peque, la limpieza que caracteriza ese hospital es increible no parece ser una clinica de animales y el colectivo es maravilloso, le recomendare este lugar a todos mis amigos y conocidos, para que reciban exelentes cuidados para su mascota y mucho calor humano. I love Miller Road Animal Clinic
This was by far the best clinic I've been to. The staff is incredible and they treated my dog as one of their own. Dr. Quintero is a phenominal veterinarian very educated,hilarious,and well rounded guy.They did a dental and a procedure called a cystotomy which is the taking out of stones in the bladder.The pricing was perfect understandible since they are odviously a hospital with a lot of things to pay for. I would recommend this to anyone and everyone KDAH you are awesome.
Dr. Dominguez is a great doctor. I have been a client since they opened the clinic, the staff is great, caring, and loveable. I have been around a few clinics before meeting Dr. Dominguez, I have had very bad experiences in other places, thank god I found this place. I know my pets are in good hands. The BEST dr. ever I highly recommend this place to every pet owner there is.!!!!
Just like kids animals are just as costly, they saved my dogs life so money is out of the question. Shame on anybody that wrote bad reviews about this place they are fully staffed, open 24 hours, hello!!! Of course its going to be costly. And emergencies are gonna be expensive so don't act dumb and surprised. Thank you Dr. Wenzl and Dr. Silverio for all your hard work,god bless.
I adopted a dog from the shelter and had to immediately have her spay wound restitched. The vet at Adam's clinic did an excellent job, next my dog developed kennel cough and the vet treated her and she is doing fine, I give Adams vet 5 stars because they take the time to answer all my questions, provide quality care and their rates are very reasonable.
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.