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10427 S Dixie HwyMiami, FL 33156
I have 4 dogs. Dr Mendez and Dr Diaz have been taking care of my family for about 15 years. They are awesome. They are caring and professional and h…
901 Jordan Blass DrMelbourne, FL 32940
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…
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…
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…
10201 Hammocks Blvd Ste 103Miami, FL 33196
From Business: Since 1989 Hammocks Veterinary Hospital has been caring for the "best friends" of Miami and Kendall residents and vacationers. Our loving staff, outstanding medic…
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 …
2655 NE Miami Gardens DrMiami, FL 33180
This is one of the friendliest offices I have ever been too. they love your animals like you do. if you need to leave your babies, you can be sure t…
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
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…
20205 Franjo RdCutler Bay, FL 33189
I've been talking my pets to Old Cutler Animal Clinic for over 3 years! I've brought in my pets for a variety of things.. Exams, Vaccines, Bloodwork…
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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Was taking both my dogs to another vet and he just didn’t seem to get better. First visit at country walk and he was a whole new dog a week later. They really know what they’re doing! So glad I was able to make my dogs feel better
Great price and services, Dr. Fabian is very professional and always take his time to answer all my questions. The staff is very kind and helpful. Thank you, guys.
If it's wasn't for Dr. Gallardo and his expertise, my 10 year old Jack Russell mix Mugzy would not be here. Not too long ago my pet had a distended abdomen and he was not looking like his usual self. I took him to his primary vet clinic and they found on his X-rays that he had a large abnormality in his abdomen. The Doctor initially thought it was an enlarged spleen and a splenectomy was recommended, they didn't feel comfortable doing the surgery because they felt they didn't have enough blood for a blood transfusion if necessary. I was miraculously referred to Dr. Gallardo by a coworker and I couldn't be more thankful for everything they did for me and for my dog mugzy. The staff stayed after hours for several hours for the surgery and he ended up having a 3 lbs tumor that was attached to his kidney, in which Dr. Gallardo was able to successfully remove the tumor, a small part of an intestine it was attached to, and a kidney it was attached to as well. The staff was so wonderful with how they treated my family and I during this hard time, showing genuine concern and care for my pet. I've been rechecking his blood work and X-rays annually and my dog is as good as new, absolutely incredible work! I would highly recommend Miller road animal hospital to anyone who is looking for quality veterinary care and services. Thank you again from Mugzy and myself for saving my best friends life!
Caring Hands Animal Hospital is a wonderful new clinic located in the Aventura Promenade Shops. I was greeted with a friendly smile and checked in promptly. The clinic is clean, organized, and truly geared towards you and your pet having a calm stress free visit. Dr. Madden and his staff are extremely kind, patient, knowledgeable, and absolutely listened to all my concerns. As an animal rescuer and volunteer, I can honestly say, I am relieved to have found such a wonderful Animal Hospital, and would confidently recommend this clinic to my family, friends and anyone else looking for quality and compassion.
Stay away from this - "non profit" place. I take my dog Tiger, and after an hour and a half of waiting, I went to a cubicle where I spend another half hour more. They took my dog to "examine it" and they returned it with an receipt of more than 500 dollars and a medicine for the eyes. It is worth saying that "medicine" did not work at all on my dog. Two days later the doctor called me and told me that my dog needed to have eye surgery, I asked him to explain why and instead of explaining me, he got disappointed and cut off the communication. My dog worsened and I had to take him to another clinic, thanks to God I met a doctor with little empathy but an animal lover and professional, his diagnosis and treatment were good, because the next day my dog dawned with his eyes clean. Please, stay away from that "clinic"
When you have a sick member in your family choosing a doctor can be a long and hectic process, your pets are no different. My sweet girl Fergie had a mass on her neck near a sensitive and delicate area.My poor girl was having trouble sleeping at night snoring and waking up at all hours. Doctor Yuni Gallardo was really an angel. He and the staff at Miller road animal clinic really put me at ease. After her surgery my girl is no longer snoring and really her recovery has been so far speedy and successful. I generally don't write reviews but don't have any possible way of thanking the staff here for there kindness and attention. If you have the hard decision of making a choice in vets please consider the staff at miller road animal clinic.
El 3 de julio del 2017 teniamos una emergencia con mi perrito Toby(Yorky) tenia la mandíbula fracturada. El sábado en la noche lo atacó un perro grande que además de la fractura le saco un poco el ojito izquierdo hacia afuera. En una clínica que trabaja 24 horas le pusieron el ojito en su lugar esa madrugada y le inmovilizaron la mandíbula ,pues allí no operaban. Así pasó el domingo con mucho dolor , estábamos desesperados. Al fin lunes 3... !!! A las 9:00 am comencé a llamar a Miller Road que estaba cerrada por ser víspera del 4 de julio y no abría hasta el miércoles 5. Llame varias veces hasta que al fin me responde el teléfono un trabajador de la clínica que pasó casualmente por el lugar. Y ahí comenzó todo. El muchacho localizó al doctor le explico,envió fotos y radiografías de Toby . El doctor dejó sus vacaciones, abrió la clínica y sobre las 2:00 Pm ya había operado a mi perrito. La operación fue un éxito, Toby se está recuperando muy muy bien !!!!!!! Les estamos muy agradecidos..., además de complacidos con la atención, la higuiene, los cuidados y el cariño a Toby los 2 días que quedó allí recuperándose, además del precio que fue Economico después de tantas molestias. Recomiendo esta clínica para su mascota un 100% !!!!!!! Gracias por todo!!!!!!!
Dr. Damaris Garcia is a wonderful person . Very kind and gentle not only to your pets but to one as well...
best aquarium store in Miami. This place has great selection, great prices and provide honest advice.
I have only given one other negative review online in my life, and let me tell you that this place deserves fewer stars than I can even give it. I boarded my 6lb Maltese dog with them over the weekend and in the 24 hours since I have picked her up she has lost 10oz of blood rectally. She has been listless and miserable- and I am at a new vet now. You are not supposed to pick up your pet from a vet and find her with a medical condition! And don't get me started on the cost of procedures here. I also dropped off my other little dog here over the weekend and despite me doing everything in my power to convince them that she was already vaccinated, they said they could see no vaccinations on her record and insisted she be vaccinated anyway. When my husband went to pick her up he was also confused about why she was vaccinated again and they swore that she had no vaccines on record. So he asked to see the record and guess what?! He pointed out the vaccination history in a matter of seconds. Hundreds of dollars down the drain because they can't read the very records that they are trained to read. STAY AWAY! Your pet will arrive well and leave sick!
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.