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2717 Coffee RdModesto, CA 95355
Thank You Dr. Baker for your help. We trust Coffee Road Veterinary Clinic because the staff and Dr. Baker are gentle and careful with our pets. we…
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Do not ever bring your animals here! Took my dog to get spayed they claimed that she was in heat and try to charge me extra $45 after she had already been in heat so there’s no way she was the doctor is a pompous ass! They gave no aftercare advice and when I called back to ask questions the doctor was rude. If you love your animals do not take them here!
Great place ,they are friendly,the Dr.will work with you on paying your bill,and he is a very friendly and caring Dr. The best in Modesto!
First off if I could give zero stars I would.Penny pinching on slight charges after I pay almost 3000 dollars.
Dnt come here, I do more then regular check up for my dog and have for years now. And oops never caght the huge tumor on his spleen that's been there for years come to find out. And I lost my best friend last night.
First I am amazed at the previous reviews. So I called the vet to ask why such bad reviews. Aha this location no longer has Dr, Gill. The new vet is Dr. Bassi . I am so happy to hear this as I found Dr. Bassi to be one of the best vets I have ever used. He was a wonderfully warm and knowledgeable Dr. He diagnosed my best friend Pepper as having a staph skin infection when I was told by another vet it was yeast. I was ecstatic as staph is simply antibiotics and yeast problems on skin is very difficult and costly to treat. I also needed Peppers toenails trimmed as he practically has a heart attack if you attempt to trim. So he has to be sedated. 3 other vets have trimmed his nails while sedated and not once did they mention it would be best to cut and cauterize his nails. Dr Bassi did this to pepper which was a fantastic idea. He wouldn't need them cut for a lot longer than the other vets that sedated and barely trimmed them, I assume it was because I would have to bring him back much sooner. Dr. Bassi saved me money and it was the best job ever done on my boy. He also explained to me all about the staph infection, because I had researched the yeast and was certain it was indeed yeast due to the foul smell. He was just an all around great veterinarian. My nephew who brought pepper in with me was equally impressed by his warm and friendly personality. This is great as I live very close . It is a good feeling to trust a vet with your pet, especially when being sedated and having to leave them. I will see you again Dr. Bassi and thank you so much for being a good vet. I am a real customer. My name is Stefanie Vargas and I live in the La Loma area. Just saying because of people that think there are fake yelps. Mine is a real review and I am happy to say so.
I brought my dog in with parvo in bad condition, i only had 100 $ but could get the rest of the money to treat my dog. They werent to friendly and concerned about my dog more than they were about getting that money. My dog was on the verge of death, i had to twist there arm to start treatment while i went to get the rest of the $ money i needed. Not the friendliest or comforting place it just seemed that money comes first before an animals life , they just need to be more understanding and have better customer service comfort, caring, etc... Would think twice before i took another animal there again
Horrible customer service. And if that's as bad as it is, I can only imagine how it is to have your dog under their staff's care- being as rude and disorganized as they are. I had the unfortunate first experience be with Menji, who was not only inarticulate in our phone conversations (yes, two of them), but is as lacking in communication tact in-person. She told me over the phone not to bring in my dog for the heart worm renewal medication, which I complied, but when I showed up in-person sans dog, she repeated several times that this was a mistake and in her rude manner, MY mistake. I tried to get over the poor use of conversational skills, but after she reiterated more than once that I must have misheard, implying that I came up with this odd instruction, I definitely could not take that type of rudeness. One star for hope that they will better train their staff to have better communication skills and customer service. For future reference, Modesto Veterinary Clinic is only a few minutes away and has a cleaner newer facility; not to mention, a great caring staff, to pets and ALL customers.
First off, the price I was quoted on the phone when I asked for the cost for my male husky mix to be fixed was about 50 less than the actual cost they said when I showed up with him. (that was because she only gave me the price for the procedure alone. (no med or materials) Then there is the fact that they are a butcher, not thorough at all! Wanted him in on the same day. I asked for a different day, then she stated no food or water after 10 the night before! Then I brought pup in after we rescued him to have all his shots and a thorough check up and to address the excessive weeping eyes and lungs/breathing. Got a clean bill of health. Vet hardly listed or looked at him! No wonder when I brought him back for a check up, to be fixed and his tearduct flushed...that vet found him to have an infection in one eye! Hacks!!! Giving the "low cost care"! What your get..."for your cost, VERY LOW LEVEL CARE!!!! I guess they would be ok to use for vaccinations. I will never take my pets there again!
We rescued a dog and took him to our regular vet...they could not find out what was wrong with him...after thousands of dollars and tons of useless medicine.One visit to Maze/Beckwith Animal Hospital and an x-ray they discovered the problem, did surgery, and our dog is doing GREAT now!Jenny Chatfield has AMAZING bedside(dog side) manners and spent a ton of time with us, explaining the precedure and recovery for our dog. She even came in on Sunday so we could see our dog after surgery!Their staff is so friendly and knew us by name after only one visit. I look forward to a long relationship with our new vet office.
Dr obrian and his staff are the best vets around loving and compassionate and their rates are very reasonable rest assured your pet will be getting the best possible care available my daughters love uncle obrian they have really became like family
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.