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301 S Main StNew Carlisle, OH 45344
From Business: Complete physical examinations and consultations All standard vaccinations including DHLPPCV, Rabies, Feline Leukemia, and FIV Flea, Tick and Heartworm testing, t…
3646 Watertower LnDayton, OH 45449
I had a very very sick kitty and called probably 15 vets in the last week. Twin Maples went above and beyond. Not only did they make me feel comfort…
8265 Springboro PikeMiamisburg, OH 45342
A 10!!! Absolutely! I have already recommended you to friends should their dogs need surgical care.You and your staff genuinely cared about Annie. I…
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A 10!!! Absolutely! I have already recommended you to friends should their dogs need surgical care.You and your staff genuinely cared about Annie. I simply can't say enough about your competency and professionalism.Dr. Sue recommended you and there was absolutely no need for any additional research. I'm sure we saved money but that doesn't matter. I'd return to you irregardless.Thank you for taking such good care of my best friend...she recovered quickly and completely.
"Thank you to you and your staff for caring for my cat Lucifer. I'd be happy to provide feedback for you.I would give Pets In Stitches an absolute 10 and have already recommended the establishment to other people. The pricing is affordable and the services and staff are great!I was impressed that both the Veterinarian and Technician came out to sit and talk with me before and after the procedure. In the past, that hasn't happened, so I really appreciated the extra initiative and care the staff had for Lucifer's care.I cannot think of anything that could have been done in addition to or differently. It was a fantastic experience - probably not so much for Lucifer since he had the surgery! Haha! But he has recovered well and it was appreciated that he was followed up on with a phone call.I saved well over $150 dollars, if not more, by coming to Pets In Stitches rather than going to another establishment. Thank you so much for making everything smooth and easy for me and my Lucifer!"
Over priced services and after having a dog put down weweretold they would hold the dog till we could make arrangements 2 days later we found out they released him without our knowledge or consent i wouldn't recommend Dr. White to my worst enemy she miss diagnosised oudog and 3 weeks later we had to put him down due to how far the cough progressed
Petey is doing great, thank you for asking. He was a little quiet, for him (!) that first evening but by the next morning he was back to his usual wild child self. I had him all set up in a large crate so he could take it easy for a few days, as instructed, but had to let him out on the third day, he was so rowdy. Anyway, he's doing fine, chasing bugs, climbing trees, and teasing his fellow barncats. His other "owies" have healed up well too, including his scraped up right rear paw that you were concerned about.So I would certainly give Pets In Stitches a 10+ and have recommended it to my friends. Everyone was very patient and caring and instructions were clear. I liked that pain meds were encouraged and follow-up calls were made. I felt like you and your staff cared about and liked my goofy li'l Petey. That means a lot. Thanks again."
I received a call a few days before to remind us of the appointment and then a few days after to makes sure she was doing well. It made me feel good that you care! The website was easy to navigate to find information on what to do before and after the procedure, what forms to bring, and what types of services are offered.Your facility was definitely cheaper than our vet. We were quoted over $400, and that didn't include a cone or sedation medication (which we got through you.) I was definitely happy we got the Kong inflatable collar rather than the cone. I think it made Maddie's experience less traumatizing and made her life easier navigating and eating. She was almost back to her normal self the next day, which was a great sign but it also meant we had to keep her calm and in one area. I am so glad we decided to go with Pets In Stitches! The staff was very nice and helpful and the facility was clean. The pictures on the website made me feel good about taking Maddie there.
I am very unpleased with my treatment at this establishment. I was misinformed on the drop off time and instead of admitting to a miscommunication I was made to feel like I was lying and that I was in the wrong. They were so busy placing blame they did not even try to fix the problem. Needless to say we will not be going back and my dog did not receive his planned neuter.
“If there were a higher score than 10 I would give it to you. Your staff was awesome. I have already passed your name along in social media and word of mouth. I am very strict on who I recommend for anything so you are in good company. I loved the option for the vasectomy and the way we worked through all the procedures. Thank you again for taking care of our little man.”
“I would absolutely recommend Dr Rastetter/Pets in Stitches! Wally is my 4th furbaby that I have brought here for spay/neuter services. I have told everyone I know who has pets to take their furbabies to you. I have no complaints. The staff is very thorough & friendly. They are compassionate & very understanding of each clients' needs. Dr. Rastetter is a wonderful vet with a passion for caring for our furry family members. She is the only veterinarian that I trust with my pets. Honestly, I have no suggestions for improvement. This is a wonderfully staffed clinic. I am so thankful to Dr. Rastetter & her staff for taking such good care of Wally (and my other dog, Woody, and my 2 cats Mila & Milo who have all had their surgeries at Pets in Stitches over the past few years).”
My experience with Pets In Stitches has been greatly appreciated! After researching local facilities and even my personal veterinarian, who charges almost $400 for a spaying procedure, I was recommended to Pets In Stitches by a friend. The website is very resourceful, with a professional friendly staff, and clean facilities. Being a first time puppy owner, Moose and I were both a bit nervous going in that morning. Both the staff and doctor delivered all needed information and comfort regarding her care there. Although quite sleepy and a little tender after the procedure, Moose healed up surprisingly quick and was ready to play again no more than a day or two later! We took it easy for the first week or so and she did very well with the cone, with the exception of running into every wall and doorway. It’s been almost a month later now and she’s fully recovered with little to no complications what so ever. I’m very thankful for the professionalism and support from the staff at Pets In Stitches and would recommend in the future.
“Daebok has been doing absolutely great! When I brought him home, he wanted to be left alone that evening and just sleep however, the next day after I gave him the pain killer, he was so happy all day... he didn't even seem to mind the e-collar! We had no problems after the surgery, and the whole experience was excellent. Great service, polite & caring. You all kept me filled in on everything, and what to look for in the days following. I really appreciated everything you did for us. From the cost of services to the surgery to the follow up, PetsinStitches is the best place around for neutering and spaying. on a 1-10 scale, you guys are at least a 12 and I will highly recommend your services to anyone I know who needs their pets fixed.”
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.