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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…
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…
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…
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
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 …
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…
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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460$ for a colon constipation, they said the dog had a spine problem. They wanted me to bring to dog to the clinic every week for a pain killer shot. What a shame.
My worst nightmare! They charged me more than $5,000 for a surgery my dog “supposedly” needed (which later I found out, from other vets, it was not necessary) and ended up with my dog DEAD because the “surgeon” accidentally cut a blood vessel and my baby bled to death!!! So basically, I paid them $5,000 to have my dog die! Please please please be aware!!! Don’t be foolish like I was!!!! Dr. D’Amico: stay away from her!!!!!
They add random overpriced over-the-counter medicines to your bill such as Liqui-tinic 4x and Ecto-SOO3x for an overwhelming price of $45.05 when you can find the same one online for 6.99 (146.2721% increase) and 8.47 (136.6966% increase) respectively! I feel totally ripped off.EDIT: After owner figured out who I was, they first became aggressive over the phone about the review after I called the day before my last appointment to give my puppy her prepaid shots. After I told them over and over that I wouldn't talk about the review over the phone and I would do it in person they agreed to confirm my appointment.When I visited the next day,before they gave my puppy her last shots, Mr. Pou confronted me and told me about how great he was and how many TV channels he has been broadcasted on and how wrong (and alone) in my opinion I was. He never responded to my price inquiries and continued to downplay me with the "Big-box retailer" excuse. He never offered an apology nor did he attempt to fix the issue. He offered to give me the name of the heartworm medication required for my puppy so that I may purchase it online but never did give me the information, they also never complied when I requested the name of the dewormer he used when treating my puppy.Mr. Pou also implied legal action against me for my review, pointing out that the other negative reviews must be from people I know. To top it off, I was given a fat package before I left with articles from Peteducation.com as to point out my alleged ignorance of veterinarian medicine. Overall, this has been a pretty terrible experience. I will make sure I choose my next pet clinic much more carefully.
So here is the deal. I am not one to do post since I run 3 business myself and I understand that every customer cannont be pleased but right now this is straight robbery. So, my gf and I took our dog to this emergency clinic as a recommendation by our Vet that we trust and it was a horrible recommendation to say the least. She has eaten a bone and was vomiting due to an infection and sever fever which was caused by a build up of crushed bones trying to pass through her system. She has not pooped since Friday we took her Sunday morning to this ER hoping to get better. Long story short, the Doctor (Doctor Smith) showed us 3 xrays and the topic of those X Rays were stool build up in the colon and this was the cause of her infection and fever. We left her overnight. Were charged a bill UPFRONT for $962.50 which must be paid prior to leaving her overnight just to come back and pick her up this morning and learn that the stool that has been causing her problems is still in her and she still has not pooped. Now, they tell us that the fever is gone and that they cannont place laxative down her since it will cause her to bleed. BUT WHY WOULD YOU LEAVE THE CAUSE OF THE PROBLEM inside of her? Now, they essentially forced my GF to leave this morning because they close at 7 and recommend us to another Vet. I am not wanting the money back. I want my dog healthily and that is why I brought her to this company in the first place. They charged us $900 and change to take her overnight and hold her with IV's to recommend we take it to another doctor to place more iv's. Company is a joke and complete irresponsible
Worse place to take your animals , staff is young and careless and all they care about is taking your money . And once they take your money it’s impossible to get them to return a phone call they keep telling you to call back
My toy Chihuahua weighs only 2.8 pounds and I’ve been taking her since this office opened and I’ve been very happy with the treatment and expertise that I’ve gotten there. Recently my dog was limping with her right leg curled up and they offered me a new laser treatment for the issue and it was amazing that after just a handful of treatments, her leg is perfect now and she walks on it without an issue. I would recommend this animal clinic to everyone.Tony V.
Great experience! They were fast in identifying the problem, the prices were reasonable, and my kitten was handled wonderfully by the experienced staff. Would recommend this place whole heartedly!!
SUCH TLC for my Maltese. I wouldn’t go to any other vet.
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
Best Vet experience I have ever received. I have been going there for at least 17 years. when I move I tried to find a vet closer to my home, but, there were none that I felt I could trust. So I decided to take the longer drive back to them. They love animals and are a very respectful staff. I highly recommend them.
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.