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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…
14525 SW 42nd StMiami, FL 33175
From Business: Dream Lake Animal Hospital provides state-of-the-art facilities, and we offer some of the region’s highest quality veterinary care services. The well-being and he…
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 …
329 E 9th StHialeah, FL 33010
From Business: We offer a discount 10% off your first vet visit exam or first pet grooming by just mentioning that you saw us on our Website or Yellow Pages
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…
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This is a place I would highly recommend. I have recently moved to this area and have no vet. i needed to take my 15 year old border collie in to be laid down, an extremely difficult thing to do. I made and cancelled several appointments before I finally knew i couldn't put it off. When I brought him in, we were treated with so much respect, the went at our speed, and the we we wanted. I didn't want to put my Scooby up on one of those tables, that would scare him further. The assistant layed out a blanket on the floor, the whole process was sweet and beautiful. Scooby looked so peaceful, he went in my arms. I am so grateful for Aventura Animal Hospital. The process was so difficult, but they did their best to make it smooth and as peaceful as possible. The most awesome thing they did: several days later, I was at the height of my grieving, I got a card in the mail. One side was all the clinic signing and on the other, beautiful , a saying by Eleanor Roosevelt: "Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart" and below that, my Scooby's footprint, that they must have taken after I left. AND IT WAS SIGNED, SCOOBY. All this from a clinic that I had never been to before? I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM!!! IF I get another pet, they have me as a loyal customer!
Last year, due to unforeseen circumstances, I had to board my two cats and my dog for three months while I looked for a new place to live. I was amazed and very impressed by the unbelievable care my pets received. My pets had never been boarded and certainly not for as long as I had to leave them but they did surprisingly well. One of my cats is deaf and I was concerned about how she would handle the boarding. I later found out that she had become a favorite of many of the staff because she was so friendly and loved to give nose kisses. The only issue they had with her was her weight. She is obese but we are working on it. My dog did well with the extra tlc playtime she got from the kennel staff. I was almost afraid they wouldn't want to come home with me once I found a place for us. I visited them almost daily as I searched for an affordable place that accepted pets. I still bring my dog to get bathed there and she loves it. It's like she's getting a break from being home all the time by hanging out with the kennel staff. I know where they'll go whenever I have to board my animals again.
I was so happy with the level of care I recieved when I brought my 15 year old Wheaten in during the " toxic food scare". During the physical Dr. Basto was able to determine an irregular heartbeat and recommend xrays. This was completely unrelated to my concerns of the bad food. The xrays showed something on his spleen and we scheduled an Ultrasound. This was done the very next day. What I liked about this was how quickly they were able to obtain a diagnosis and guide me in the correct direction for my pet. The end result was a tumor on the spleen and with the knowledgable hands of Dr. Mitchell, they were able to remove the whole tumor. I was amazed at the high quality of care and the amount of knowledge the staff had from the receptionists to the assistants. I will always bring my "children" to Aventura Animal Hospital. I couldn't think of a better place to care for them!
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
My cat was very sick. She had stopped eating, drinking, and was vomiting uncontrollably. The doctors treated her like if she were their own pet. The level of care that she received was phenominal. She did have an obstruction and required surgery and a feeding tube placed. The surgery went off without a hitch. The support staff there were very caring and accomodating. My kitty made a 100 % recovery. I believe the Staff @ Aventura Animal Hospital truely are angels. I recommend bringing your pets there so that they can be touched by angels as well. I LOVE Aventura Animal Hospital. AN
I absolutely recommend this clinic to all my friends with pets. As a native New Yorker, I am used to only the best rated animal hospitals and boarding facilities. I did a lot of research before choosing my vet and in my online search, I found their website super-user-friendly. Its important for me to feel completely comfortable and confident in the veterinarians and staff that treat my Fluffy; she deserves no less! We loved the entire crew, their modern amenities, and Fluffy even found herself a new Aventura boyfriend. When my Fluffy is this happy and healthy- so am I.
I have a pitbull, and she decided to run through a bush of fox tails. A fox tail ended up sticking to one of her eyes, and in one of her ears. I didn't notice until the next day, when her eye wouldn't open. I brought her straight to Knowles Animal Clinic, and she was back to new in less than a week. They did some minor surgery to get the fox tail out of her ear and eyelid. I was impressed with the bill, because it was quite reasonable for what they did. I really appreciate everything this animal clinic did for me and Karma. I recommend this place to all.
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.
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.