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1030 Washington Ave SMinneapolis, MN 55415
From Business: Downtown Minneapolis Veterinarian - full service pet, dogs, cats, animal veterinary clinic & hospital. 21 Yrs experience. Affordable orthopedic surgery. Dental Ca…
9200 49th Ave NMinneapolis, MN 55428
From Business: Plymouth Heights Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinarian small animal clinic located in New Hope Minnesota specializing in Pet Boarding and Dog Day Care.
1640 New Brighton BlvdMinneapolis, MN 55413
From Business: Doctor hours may vary from hospital hours. Please call ahead in urgent situations to verify that a doctor is available before leaving for a hospital. Banfield Pet…
5100 Central Ave NEMinneapolis, MN 55421
From Business: All Pets Animal Hospital has been serving Columbia Heights and surrounding suburbs since 1986. We are a full service veterinary hospital and have established a st…
1208 E 66th StMinneapolis, MN 55423
I was tired of paying the $60.00?? (Miniature Poodle) prices for a groom and what I saw when I waited for my dog to be groomed told me never to go …
5669 Duluth StMinneapolis, MN 55422
Because I read the warning about All About Pets gouging their clients, I called to get a price quote on a mini profile for feline diabetes for a 13 …
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Absolute best veterinary team I have ever worked with. I've been bringing my cat and my dog to Dr. Dan and his staff for about 8 years and they are always amazing!
I cannot recommend Dr. Gatto and his clinic, Best Friends Animal Hospital, enough. Not only did my cat receive AAA+ care, but that same caring attention was shown to me. All the staff were attentive to my cats needs. Dr Nick Gatto has a very calming air about him, while also assuring you he has things under control. Their fees were very reasonable. I will, without a doubt, trust my best friends health and wellbeing to Dr Gatto and his staff at Best Friends Animal Hospital in the future. Thank you, Dr Gatto! Miss Kitty and Jim ONeill.
My fiance and I took our 3 month old kitten here to see if he had ear mites - he had some debris in his ears, couldn't tell if it was wax or mites. Our vet, Ashley Smit, seemed really nice. She said he had a bacterial infection and said he needed a drug called Tresaderm, which would cost about $45 there. I knew this was about double the price it should be, so I said I would rather get it at the humane society. She said they didn't carry it, so I was forced to purchase it there. After we left, I called the Humane Society. Of course, it turns out they have it. So at this point, it's obvious the vet lied to us so we would purchase the medication there and they would profit of us. The humane society tell me to return the medication. So we go back to return it. We explain the situation to the secretary. She listens, disappears. We hear some talking in the back and the manager, Kristi Munro, comes out. She tells us we cannot return the medication. We tell her we only bought if because their "misinformed" us that we could not get it at the humane society. She then became angry and said she would not take the return. We argued with her that we should not have to suffer for a mistake made by the vet. She said the vet said she did not say the Humane Society didn't have it - that she instead said that "she didn't know." An outright lie! We would not have bought it if that was the case! The manager then said we were not welcome back there and gave us the medical records for our kitten. We were lied to and cheated, so we did not leave and we continued to argue. She threatened to call the police and proceeded to PHYSICALLY PUSH/TOUCH my fiance! I was not aware that she had touched him until afterwards, otherwise I would have called the cops myself and had her arrested. This is BY FAR the most unprofessional establishment I have ever been to in my life and this is BY FAR the worst treatment I have received as a customer of any business. Do not give your money to these people. The vet LIED to our faces to get our money and the manager treated us like GARBAGE. This place is extremely unethical (I cannot speak against the other people who work here, just Kristi Munro - the manager and Ashley Smit - the vet). We are taking our case to people higher up in the VCA Animal Hospital chain. Thank you for reading our story.
There was a vet there who I believed cared about my pet & one day she was there & all of a sudden she didn't work there. When I leave messages for info they don't return my calls. They are over priced! I've been all over the states-military & I've never had this bad of experience with any vet
I am a 22 year old recent college graduate. My precious baby boy, Tuffy who is my adored cat of 17 years left my arms on 10/6/14. He has been with me since the age of 5. Through my struggles and my triumphs this angel has remained my most precious family pride and joy. To say I loved him is an understatement. I had to make a decision for him since he would have held on all night for me, not even himself. Originally our primary vet (All PETS Animal Hospital) in Columbia Heights, Mn was where my mother called. Unfortunately, they were unbelievably insensitive and rude as they were closing when we called. They referred us to this location in Blaine. Thank The Lord for that. From the moment we entered AEVS, my angel was wrapped in a towel in a state very much like a coma with little movement. They immediately took us to a private and very comfortable room with dim-lighting. Being that I was nearly hyperventilating I was crying so much, it was nice to get the privacy that they so kindly provided me with. The Vet tech explained what is going to happen. They gave me all the time in the world with my baby. They provided a doorbell for when I was ready. They took paw prints for me so I can get my baby's paws tattooed. The Doctor was amazing, Dr. Heather Yuill. She re-explained what may or may not happen (in case the vet-tech forgot anything) she kissed my kitty, as did all of the staff. When the doctor injected the anestesia, as I was balling-she had genuine tears in her eyes. She grabbed my hand as his heartbeat went faint and said "Tuffy is now gone." Please go here for any emergency service. It would be a mistake to go anywhere else. In the hardest moment of my life, they were gentle the whole way through even after his passing. Thank you.
I like this place a lot they take good care of your pets
We LOVE Northbrook Animal Hospital, and Dr. Monica McMahon aka; Auntie M! Our Fur Babies are treated and loved as one of their own. Auntie M and her staff give the best care, and the prices are very reasonable. Time is always taken to explain care/treatment, as well as answer questions. We will never go anywhere else! Well worth the drive, you won't be disappointed.
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.