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3670 S 108th StMilwaukee, WI 53228
At 0300 am we knew we would not be bringing Maggie (17 years old, and very sick) home. we called the clinic to tell them we were coming. They were…
931 E Ogden AveMilwaukee, WI 53202
2100 W Silver Spring DrMilwaukee, WI 53209
Tonight we had our 13 year old cat put to sleep at Lakeshore emergency vet clinic. It was very difficult but they fully explained the options and c…
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I brought my baby Coco to Advanced Veterinary Care Clinic, and he was very sick. I couldn’t afford too much, and I tried to call other places and they were too expensive. Then, I eventually called this clinic and Dr.Singh and the staff were very professional and welcoming as I was a new client. Dr.Singh was very thorough with his explanations and with little money spent I was able to help my baby, and he is doing great now! I will recommend everybody to go to this clinic, as this clinic is very affordable and the staff is very nice and welcoming.
I requested to have a vet that knew how to handle scared and timid dogs and told the receptionist to put in his chart that my dog would require a little more attention as he can get nippy because he gets scared easily. He does well with vets that know how to read body language and if they go slow with him and is very food motivated. The vet came in and had no clue about the note in the chart and didn't try very hard to gain my dogs trust. He just took him the back and they muzzled him.
During a very critical time, when my own veterinary clinic could not accommodate, I contacted Greenfield Veterinary Clinic. Not only were they able to get me a same day, early appointment, their fees were reasonable and their professionalism outstanding. I thank Dr. Taylor and his staff for their compassion and patience.
I love Dr. J. I take all five of pits and 1 chihuahua and my moms dog. We drive from Waukesha because the prices are reasonable. He even gives me prices breaks for having more than one pet. I been going here for years. When my Ice had puppies he gave her an ultrasound so I would know how many pups to expect. I have high expectations and this place meets it, it's also very clean I just was there resently in May 2017.
This a wonderful clinic, been going there for almost 15 years. I love it. They are knowledgeable and treat your pet like their own.
I took my 7 year old lab there and he was having trouble walking. The staff was very kind and helpful. The treatment was affordable and the vet was very caring.I strongly recommend this place.Definitely going there again!
I called to make an appointment for my pet to get neutered. I specifically told the receptionst over the phone I wanted the cheapest neutered service nothing more! I was quoted $249 (which was still VERY high in opinion, but hey I needed my puppy neutered asap. The next day husband dropped off my dog for services and receptionist still tried to sell additional services in which my husband declined again.When my husband picked up my dog the bill was $403.00 they still did additional services with our permission or even explaining to him any additional charges that could occur.. My husband disappointed paid for it to avoid confrontation. When I seen the bill I immediately called the supervisor whom stated she was the one who I made the appointment with over the phone and denied the conversation stating i wanted the cheapest neutered service for $249. I am currently waiting for a call back from the owner. To dispute these charges. This is not how a business is suppose to be ran. This clinic should care more about its customers and stop trying to rip them off. VERY DISSATISFIED and felt cheated.. Always understand what u are getting charged before services are rendered to avoid a surprise bill!
Hello, I brought my 100lb pit bull Sparky to get his shots and my experience there was amazing. I was very nervous as Sparky can be intimidated easily, but all the nurses were extremely kind and the Doctor was informative and awesome. He took great care of Sparky. Sparky was happy during his visit and loved the treats. Thank you doc and your staff for everything. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Brought my cat our family got a week ago in here today. Bad experience! I had a free exam coming from the WHS, and only had 1 week to use it. When we entered the exam room, I asked the nurse how much it would be for a rabies shot. I wanted to compare prices to the WHS (which is cheaper.) I was unaware there was a Lukemia shot for cats. The nurse explained there is a blood test to check for Lukemia before getting the shot, as well as a booster. I asked how much they were. Long story short I told her I did not want to get any shots or anything done until my next visit, because I was not expecting to have to pay for anything today, since i was there for our limited time free exam. Right after that conversation, she took my cat to run a test, which I though was routine for an exam since I just told her I didn't wish to have anything other than an exam. NOPE. She gave my cat the Lukemia test, and ordered both the rabies and Lukemia shot. The doctor came in and I told him I did not wish to have shots done today, and he said the testing was already done for Lukemia and needed to be paid for before leaving. I told him I said to the nurse, that I would rather wait. I confronted the nurse about what I said to her, and she just sat there quiet like she was slow and didn't say anything or even apologize for the miscommunication. The doctor also acted like the situation was my fault. What was so hard to understand about me saying I wanted to handle the shots on my next visit??? Terrible customer service! Not to mention the exam was a joke. All the doc did was look at my cat's teeth. I will NOT be paying for the testing, and when they send it to collections I will be disputing it and taking my money and pet elsewhere!
Whatever cat owners do. DO NOT I MEAN DO NOT Dr. Singh do any surgeries on you cat. He hates cats he killed my mom's cat. Snowflake was healthy he had a simple surgery getting his tooth removed. Dr. Singh refused treatment and made snowflake sick. He wanted the cat to die I have a friend her cat was sick they know what was wrong. All they care about is money. Instead of treating Snowflake they let him get worse and worse. My mom and I asked him to get him iron and chromosome shot he didn't and lied about giving him fluid. This person is evil my mom is processing on a lawsuit against him. Dr Amanda is no better she said she was going to do the surgery. He killed our cat!!!
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.