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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…
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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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.
I took my baby there because he wasn't feeling well and started having seizures (this wasn't the 1st time he's had them). I went to the 1st place I could find, and they saw me, even with no appointment. Dr. Pou was awesome! He diagnosed immediately that my dog had distemper (when the last 2 vets I've been to never did). He was super thorough and basically saved his life. His staff walked me through every step of what to expect with him in the future, and advised me of what medications he was going to need for now and for long term. They explained everything in super detail and the prices seemed average, if not less than places like Knowles or Sabal Chase. I'm sooo happy I found him (and he's cute ladies - but married :( !! Oh!! And the office doesn't even smell like a vet office! It smells really good, and everything was really clean. Which is a HUGE plus since no one likes to sit there and have to smell animals while they wait their turn. I've definitely found Simon's new vet!
After buying Zen Edwards 6 weeks ago my main concern was finding a vet that would treat Zen with respect and show endless compassion towards him . After a horrible experience with the vet the breeder recommended me to, I began to feel skeptical and scared that it would be impossible to find a vet with true empathy and love towards animals. After hours of searching I came across Sabal Chas Animal Clinic. My experiences with Sabal Chase have been nothing short of extraordinarily amazing. Sabal Chase has given us the peace of mind knowing that Zen will always be in good hands. As Zen goes in for his first procedure today, I dropped him off without hesitation and fear; because that’s the type of place Sabal Chase is, a safe, protected and loved facility. I highly recommend Sabal Chase Animal clinic to those who are looking for an extraordinary facility for your extraordinary pet.
My fiancé and I had a big scare we found out that our puppy had contracted a very serious virus. When we noticed the irregularity with her behavior we immediately took her in. The staff and the doctors at TCAH acted swiftly diagnosing her and immediately provided her with medical attention. Our girl was under their care for roughly 5 days. During her stay I was provided with insightful updates on her condition. I can't thank the doctors and the staff enough for without them our little girl would probably not be home today. The Town and Country Animal Hospital provided us with the best and utmost care possible ensuring the safe return of our pup. With their great kindness and outstanding service they made an extremely difficult situation much easier. Thank you Town and Country Animal for the loving care you provided to Daisy and for getting our little one back home to us!
I can't say how much I love Bustillo Animal Hospital. I started going there in 20001, when I found a stray kitten that was sick. I was a college student and didn't have much money. I called around to various vets and they were going to charge me $200 to walk in the door. When I called Bustillo, he answered the phone. When I described the symptoms of the kitten his response was "Get here now, this is an emergency. Don't worry about the money, bring him in now." Over the years, I continued to rescue cats and he worked with me to help take care of them. He even came to my home to help me a few times. I boarded my cats there when I left town and always knew that even if they were in cages, they were safe and being looked after properly. He truly loves animals and I highly recommend him. I would give his 10 stars if I could! Thank you Bustillo Animal Hospital and Staff!
BEST VETERINARY IN MIAMI I have two beagles and i been taking them to this vet for 9 years and since the moment you enter the veterinary you feel at home and you feel that your pet will be save. All the doctors are execellent, they are happy to answer all your questions and are available for you at all times. the veterinary is very clean and staff is very helpfull. they can serve as a shelter for huracan time. the offer different insurance options with afforable prices. they will let you know when is time for vaccines and after a procedure they give you a detail explanation on how everything when and the care that your pet will need when you take her home. they have a big variety of food and medicine that your pet will need. this is the best place to take your pet; thanks for the care given to my pet. 100 % would recommend Thanks from Alexandra, Ursula and Luna.
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.
I first came to Sabal Chase when I adopted a dog, and was immediatly welcomed by a friendly, caring and knowledgable staff. The staff and the veterinarian genuinly care about the animals they treat, and they know what they are doing. The vet is very friendly and takes his time to get to know your pet and explain what is going on with their health. He makes sure that you know all the options available. The clinic is fair with their rates, which are actually better than other clinics in the neighborhood which don't give as much attention or offer as comprehensive care. Gradually, I have started bringing all my pets (2 dogs and 2 cats) to this clinic because I trust their judgement and have faith that they are providing the best care possible to your very important, furry family members. I strongly recommend Sabal Chase Animal Clinic to anyone with pets.
What a great place to take your pet to!!! Today I took my kitty there and from the moment we came in to the moment we left everything was perfect! I'm so glad I finally found a vet for my baby after unsuccessful trips to three different vet places before. All the staff were extremely nice to us, Dr. was very knowledgeable an genuinely concerned for my kitty's health. He answered all my questions and I had a LOT! The nurse (I think her name was Kristie) was so friendly and helpful, and I just loved how nobody was trying to sell any unnecessary products to us. BTW, their prices are very reasonable and they tell you upfront how much you'd have to pay for everything. Oh, they even give you a little goodies bag, what a nice touch! We left very happy and are looking forward to our follow-up visit. I think we found our vet for life!
Yesterday we had to rush our precious cat “ Muffin” to Town and Country Hospital, since the moment we walked in to this hospital we felt the empathy, compassion and how the staff truly care for our pet. The Doctor and staff immediately provided her with medical attention and did all theycould do for her but unfortunately our loved Muffin lost the battle and did not make it. We were devastated and deeply saddened by the loss of our pet but their emphatic and compassionate response during this difficult time helped us ease this very sad moment. We thank the Doctor and staff at the Town and Country Hospital for their compassion and kindness during this difficult situation when most needed. We miss our Muffin very much. Alex and Isabel
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.