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626 W Mallard Creek Church RdCharlotte, NC 28262
I take my cats to get groomed here and Kathy does an amazing job! The front desk staff and the guys in the back are always very friendly and helpful…
3716 Wilkinson BlvdCharlotte, NC 28208
Dr. Rubin has been our family's vet for many years. He has been there through some tough illnesses and still remembers all of the names of the pets …
1216 Matthews Mint Hill RdMatthews, NC 28105
From Business: Animal Care Hospital of Matthews is a state-of-the-art veterinary facility that offers the highest quality of personalized care for your pets. The doctors and sta…
10110 Northcross Center CtHuntersville, NC 28078
From Business: We believe that a key element to healthy pets is a great relationship with your veterinarian. Everyone at Carolinas Veterinary Care Clinic is committed to profess…
3736 Monroe RdCharlotte, NC 28205
My family and I have been using this animal hospital since 2008. The staff is wonderful and the vets are the best. They have 2 late nights so we can…
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Reception is very rude. Dr. Randall is unprofessional and could not answer simple questions. Charged me for tests they did not perform and did not want to refund after forcing payment without letting me see itemized statement. Would not recommend this vet to anyone if you care for your pet.
We love Lakewood Veterinary and Dr. Prior and the staff. They all take great care of Leah, our more introverted dog, as well as Bessie, our personable Pug puppy. They give us the personal appropriate attention that each dog requires and we adore them for it!
Great place to take your furbabies! Entire staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommended!
I called every Mobile Vet this morning in a panic...my 89 yr old mother's cat was injured during the night & appeared to be in great distress...of course, that puts my mother in great distress (and me!). Dr. Davis called me back within an hour & was at my door another hour later...the cat was being very vocal & aggressive, growling & spitting, but Dr Davis just walked up to her, spoke soothingly & the cat just went limp in his hands. He discovered a bleeding stomach wound. My mother just cried & cried...20 mins later everyone was calm, including the cat. Dr. Davis administered some antibiotics & a sedative, checked him thoroughly for any other injuries & kept my mother from going over the deep end...I don't know what I would have done if he hadn't been able to come...his manner with people & animals is amazing...we are not totally out of the woods yet, since the cat is experiencing some tough side effects, but I texted Dr. Davis & he texted me right back...Dr. Davis is the best!
Poor diagnosis and fixation on the money. A very poor way to handle customers and rude. The worst customer service encountered for a long time! The cost twice as much as any other vet around.
Amazing Doctors, caring and knowledgeable staff. I couldn't ask for anything better for my furr babies!
Ive been going to Brawley Animal Hospital for over 8 years until today. Horrible customer service! They just lost my business over $15 they were unwilling to waive for a nail trim that I thought was complimentary. They came back and said its only complimentary once a year during an annual visit. Let me just say I never got a complimentary nail trim on her annual visit back in July. They told me my dog had a heart murmur today and that I should come back and get her checked out and have an echo test which costs close to $400. I was willing to go back to pay this just so I knew my dog was ok and didn't need to be on any sort of Medicine....but not now! if you can't waive my $15 nail trim, I will take my business somewhere else. Congratulations Dr. Finkes you just lost a customer over $15!
Very unprofessional !!! Summer has come in the way of a break up and has been posting on behalf of the breakup on social media sites. Will never reccomend!
Dana managed to save a bad situation by going above and beyond her duties.
Only made a yellow page account to write this review. If I was able to give it zero stars I wouldve. Terrible terrible service. Brought my poor pup in for a chipped tooth and was given a kennel cough vaccination...which gave her kennel cough!! I have never seen my dog so sick and she is gasping like she can't breathe. I brought her in when she started having reactions and they did noting for her told me her fever is probably because of "being nervous" I can't explain the anger that rushed through my body. And now I have to postpone her operation to get her tooth extracted because I am not okay with her being put under anesthesia with a fever and kennel cough even though they think it's okay... well I think they're incompetent. Their newly staffed with kids fresh out of college with no experience what so ever. I will NEVER recommend coming to this establishment. Also, it is very hard to get legit answers out of the doctors seems like you have to pry it out of them. Oh yeah and when I went 3 times in one week I was seen by 3 different doctors who all told me different things. So inconsistent I have never been so unsatisfied in my life. DO NOT TAKE YOUR PETS TO THIS HOSPITAL
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.