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1107 Us Highway 395 NGardnerville, NV 89410
From Business: Carson Valley Medical Center, established in 1993, provides medical assistance and health care services to patients. Its areas of specialization include orthopedi…
4792 Caughlin Pkwy Ste 209-210Reno, NV 89519
Very nice and professional. It is nice that we see the same vet every time. Got my cat off of a medication that head been taking for 4 years. Now …
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I took my dog there because he was not acting like himself. They took blood qnd x-rays. The dr. Told me it was because he had an infection in is prostate and needed to be neutered. So we scheduled the surgery. After the surgery he was a lot worse. He wouldn't stop bleeding so we took him back in and then they told us that he may have been poisoned. Then they charge us outrageously for plasma and blood transfusions x2. Tons of pills trying to get his blood to clot and nothing would work. I took him to the Vet on Centerville rd in Gardnerville and they reviewed his paperwork and said they should have NEVER done surgery on my dog after seeing his initial blood work. Because of the poison in his system he could not recover from surgery! A short time later he had to be put down due to there mistake. I still cry to this day and now they have sent me to collections for his cremation!!!# i have paid thousands to them only for them to kill my Skooby. How does a business get a way with this?
We moved to Nevada in May of 2015 and took our dogs to Carson Valley Veterinary Clinic to establish them as patients. We were greeted kindly and professionally by the staff and the Doctor. We were told by a friend to ask for Dr. Gorrindo, and we were not disappointed at all! He took the time to talk with us and to learn about our pets and their past history. We have been back a few more times and have seen Doctor Schecht (?) and she too was very kind and very knowledgeable. All in all, I would recommend this Vet Clinic to anyone who was looking for a good Vet!
I wouldn't trust my pups to anyone else. My puppy likes to go there just to visit. Great, caring team of vets!
I've been taking my animals here for years and up until a few years ago, they used to be a fantastic hospital. I've noticed since they've gone corporate that customer service has declined and its next to impossible to get anyone you need on the phone. Plus they won't take any emergencies without an appointment. I used to really love taking my animals here until the last week. I brought one of my cats in to get neutured and our 'nurse' was a young lady named Tylar. My cat loves going to the vet and is not sketchy about people at all, but Tylar was so rough with my cat that he was shaking. She was also very rude to me and if I didn't like the Dr. Talbot, I would've taken my cat elsewhere. I also witnessed her slam a drawer into another employee's leg without apologizing and made our experience very poor. This girl makes me wander what kind of people they are hiring to care for our pets and I will not be back here.
At one time (when Dr. Erika was here) I had only glowing compliments for this hospital. They still have a good staff; it's just that they've taken on too many patients, I suppose. Our dog has diabetes and Cushings and needs monthly expensive tests. We are very careful to watch for any exacerbated symptoms, and when we feel we do, we try to schedule the appropriate tests. So when they tell me their doctors are available, but booked solid for three days, it's not just frustrating, it's very stressful! Frankly, the only reason we don't make a change at this point is because they are the only vet that is open seven days, and with all of Bo's medical issues, we need that window. What a difference one person makes!
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.