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Sadly I trusted Johnson for almost 5 years. He has a good talk but knows little and cares less. He did a dental cleaning & my kittie had tooth resorption and he never knew it or told me.. Probably done by his incompetent staff. She was missing teeth and he never said anything!!! He will steal your money and kill your pets. Gladly my kittie was healed by REAL holistic vets, not the scam artist Johnson is. If you care about your pets do NOT bring them to him. I raise my kitties holistically and as natural as possible. Johnson like most vets do dental cleanings without dental x-ray capabilities so there is NO way to know if your furbaby has deeper issues like my kittie had. You may pay less but your pet will pay more. His staff is just as horrible too. Now when it comes to my kitties health, they come first 100%. My kitties and I have paid a terrible price for others to profit. Never again.He WILL kill them slowly if not quickly. Zero stars for this animal hater. Avoid like the plague.
I have only praise for the OCAES. I recently took my dog there on the weekend of Labor Day. Dr. John & the vet assistant were fantastic, caring & diagnosed my dog's issue quickly at 12AM! Yes, it is costly, but it's a wonderful service offered in our area on weekends/holidays/evenings when other vets are not available- so I'm willing to pay extra for that service.
Always use Dr. Maqueda for my pets. Very good with animals. Wouldn't use anybody else.
I was there once. A walk-in Emergency. The Entire staff went above & beyond, in ALL aspects, to help my recently 11 yr. old adopted cat. Addressed the issue directly. Unlike all other experiences, where unnecessary tests, EXPENSES, some non-related, were Insisted upon! After many years experience, with all kinds of places, they are excellent, and I highly recommend to anyone... ***To the "GROOMING" issue. I don't believe you! If you could not look at your furbaby's face, into his eyes & Not instantly 'Know' him, ..I question the supposed relationship/bond...!!! An disgruntled employee sounds exactly right!
I love animall because every member of the staff has always been friendly and accommodating. My cat had a serious bladder stone, the largest one they had seen in a while. He had to have surgery and I was very worried. They assured me that he would be ok, and he was. The surgery was well worth the money. Since then, I have had other unrelated health issues with the same cat and they always work diligently to resolve the issues and ensure that my pet is pain free and getting better. They have also taken care of my other cat Lucy with no problems. They love her there and say she is the star of the show, and they interacted with her when I had to leave her there for a few hours. I am impressed by, and can truly say that Dr. Daniela Carbone is my favorite vet, she is honest, caring, and trustworthy. I will never take my pets anywhere else as long as I live in this area. I am loyal to this animal hospital and I trust them based on how they have treated us so far.
We took our dog to dr. Johnson due to stomach bloat . He took no tests or did anything but gave. Us a bottle of pills. The dog was no better within three weeks so we took h im to another vet and he had to be put down because of what dr. Johnson didn't do. Take your sick pet to someone who cares.
I've had at least 8 experienced here. Every single one has been bad. Either you wait for a long period of time (we waited an hour yesterday before leaving and rushing to Flannery), you get an uncaring doctor (although now they do actually have some good ones like Dr Joe from Otterkill and catskill), or you get gouged so badly in the price (it's about $300 just to walk in the door) because they know you have little other choice. It's just a horrible place and has been for years. I understand waiting if there is a bigger emergency. But if I'm there then I have what I feel is an emergency too - and even if the doctor could come in and give my dog some pain meds and let me know he would be with us as soon as he could that would be acceptable. To ignore us for an hour while we can hear them chatting with staff and laughing in the back hallway - well that isn't acceptable.The cost there is outrageous for any procedure. Outrageous. You don't have a choice if you have an emergency and I expect SOME cost to be associated with being able to access a vet at 3 am - but they really take advantage of you. I hate this place.
Very pleased with the level of service I was given. Dr Maqueda and Jacky, the technician, were a great team who went to great lengths to help out my puppy. A bit out of the way now, as I have moved to Sullivan County, but great location for those in the Orange County area, specifically Pine Bush/Montgomery.
This is a great hospital! The staff is friendly and extremely welcoming to my Rocco who at times can be very timid. This past visit was bc of limping his hind leg seems to bother him every once and again. So far he's doing better but most impressive of all is the call I received from his Vet, Dr. Rogers asking how he was feeling! Highly recommend !!
This place SUCKS!!! This is the second time I have used their "services". The first time I had brought my dog there for what I thought might be a seizure. The vet tech came in and took vitals. Then told me the vet would be right in. 20 minutes later I got pissed and opened the door to their back hallway. They were arguing over their McDonalds order!!! They charged me $250 for the office visit and bloodwork. All to have no diagnosis or even idea of what the issue could be. When I paid I was less than happy. The receptionist saw my business card in my wallet (I am the owner of a grooming company) and took a deep breath. Shockingly 2 weeks later I received a check from them for most of the cost stating they had "overcharged" me. BS! You know I am prominent in the animal care field and didn't want me running my mouth. Didn't work! Tonight my dog suffered a deep cut to his leg which required stitches. Rather than drive to the better emergency facility in Wappingers Falls I tried these idiots again. They told me it would take 1 1/2 - 2 hours to knock him out, stitch him up, and wake him up. They called just under two hours later to pick him up. 5 hours later he has not stopped crying. Supposedly they gave him an injection of a pain killer. He isn't groggy after being knocked out which blows my mind. To me, it's like they barely knocked him out or he's in such pain that it's fighting through the grogginess. STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE!!!! The new facade on the outside doesn't mean what's inside isn't crap!
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.