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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…
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 …
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…
13882 SW 88th StMiami, FL 33186
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 vete…
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Mi perrita estaba en trabajo de parto y este no progreso, por lo que necesitaba una cesarea de urgencia. Busque muchos lugares esa mañana y la mayoria cobraba muchisimo dinero, porque seguramente querian aprovechar mi desesperacion para sacarme dinero. Gracias a Dios encontre a West Kendall animal hospital, donde me dieron cita inmediatamente para ver a mi perrita, el Doctor Davidson es muy amable y preocupado, me explico lo que pasaba con ella y que era mejor operarla. La deje y me fui con mucha tranquilidad, todo el personal fue muy amable. La operacion fue muy exitosa, mi perrita quedo muy bien, todos sus bebes nacieron perfectamente sanos, y ademas el dr. Aprovecho de esterilizarla. Quede muy feliz, el cobro fue muy bajo comparado con todos los otros lugares donde llame. Los recomiendo 100%! Muchas gracias a todo el staff de su oficina.
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!!!!!
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
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.
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"
Very disappointed in my encounter with this clinic. They insisted on treating a 4 month old Labrador puppy with an antibotic that could be detrimental to her health. There were plenty of other choices, but chose to use a potentially harmful one. Also when I questioned her choice, she became irate and nasty. Also hung up on me, not allowing me to speak. She was very un professional.They have tried to get me to take this post off, but will not change their policy as to prescribing harmful antibotics to growing puppies. A group of antibiotics can cause cartiledge damage to growing puppies.
where do I start ? We are so thankful with Pet Parade and staff, it felt like home and family. From the moment we walked in to every step we had to take they always had a smile and were happy to help and advice what was best for our little "Guccie". When we brought in "Guccie" the first day she wasn't feeling well at all and didn't look good either my heart was in pain just to see her like that but when we arrived to pet parade relief came and they just took control, The Dr. while doing her check up was so sweet and broke down everything and was so happy and patient to answer every question, and the love she would give our pet while examining her was just amazing. When we stepped out Guccie was already cheered up and looked 100%different from when we walked in. If there's one thing I can say so confident is that they care for our pets and all they want to see is see them feel better. THANKYOU PET PARADE YOU ARE FAMILY !!
Miami Pet Emergency is the only place I will take my dogs. I have full confidence and trust in them. They have a very experienced staff and Dr Smith is a most experienced professional vet. They treat your pet with love and respect and do everything in their power to remedy the problems. Visit this place with no worries, Thank You for taking care of Zeus and Wobbly! :-)
We have been going to Dixie Animal Hospital for more than 11 years for our pet Yorkie and have always been given the best service any customer has had. Their doctors and staff are very courteous and passionate in what they do when it comes to making sure your pet is healthy and stays healthy. They are also great when it comes to preventative measures whenever an emergency comes up and they offer great discounts for being a long-time customer. Just a p[hone call with any questions and they are answered before the day is out and when needing an appointment right away, there is always one available. Our entire family definitely recommends anyone to take their pet to Dixie Animal Hospital.
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.