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2828 Campus PkwyRiverside, CA 92507
From Business: Banfield Pet Hospital® - Our veterinarians are proud to partner with you to proactively monitor the health and wellness of the pets you love. From thorough physic…
1309 N Mount Vernon AveColton, CA 92324
From Business: Colton Animal Hospital has served the Colton and San Bernardino, CA areas with a commitment to service and value. We appreciate your interest and look forward to …
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This is the worst vet clinic ever. Unprofessional staff, they are unorganized, and the place is filthy. I regret coming here. I had to leave my dog overnight and I came at 830 am to pick her up and they said they won't release her till 10am. The woman at the front desk has a really bad attitude. This is not just a dog. She's my baby and I feel like I did her wrong by bringing her to this dump!
Got a new kitty with respiratory issues and the rescue recommended this place. Had to get there at 8am to sign in and then had to come back at 930am (as they dont see anyone before 10am). The vet tech Val was awesome. The vet, has very broken english and hard to understand. He wanted to do xray and bloodwork. Tlhe said they were busy so if we could leave our kitty there until 630pm. So paid $300 for the xray, bloodwork and antibiotics and left. We came back at 630pm. They had not done anything. They also said yeah we dont know when we will get to your cat. Could be hours. We waited til 730pm then demanded either the xray and bloodwork and meds be done or give us our kitty and a refund. Suddenly within minutes they found time to do everything they had all day to do.(mind you we had been the first people there in the morning.) Oh! And the best part, they called a lady who had been waiting almost as long as us and tries to give her our cat!!!! This place was so disorganized. No one seemed to know what they were doing, who was doing what, or what had even been done to the animals. One vet tech just stood there eating a lollipop instead of helping. Then after everything they tried to say i hadnt paid. Luckilly i still had the receipt in my pocket and showed them. The place is dirty, the staff rude....it is seriously community hospital for animals. I WILL NOT BE BACK
This place was sketchy . The waiting room is dirty and very small. 5/10 on cleanliness . He was very plane and simple but found the problem 8/10 . And I came in with $200.00 in hand and told him to please work with me on price and I got to see my dogs X-rays, wrapped, and medication for under my budge . Not the best place deffiently a hole in the wall but if you in a dier emergency totally take your chances here .
We have been taking our pets to Dr. Ontiveros for over seven years and I have never experienced any of the rudeness reported by other reviewers. She has always been kind, thorough and has taken care of our pets with gentle care. When our papillon became ill with cancer, she told us straight up that she was not an expert in this area and referred us to a veterinary oncologist. The oncologist stated our only option was to try radiation treatments that were very expensive with no guarantee her longevity would be extended by more than a year. When you love your pets, as we do, you often weigh the cost of treatment versus extending your pets life. We sought Dr. Ontiveros' opinion in our decision to end our pets pain and suffering and not extend her pain doing treatment that would not give her much more time. Dr. Ontiveros never pushed us to do unnecessary treatment, but sat and listened to us, and gave us the support we needed in following through with our decision to euthanize our beautiful little dog. We have had four dogs under her care and could not ask for a better veterinarian. In fact, we will only make our appointments with her. Her office stay is great as well. I believe that when you treat people with respect you receive it back ten fold.
worst place to take your pet they practically killed my dod he supposedly had a broken jaw they operated on him like 4 times my dog never heal from his jaw and he knew he was not going to get better all that thief wanted was my money my dog also had a tummor removed and never told me the results I hate this place please people dont trust this money thirsty guy and dont trust the staff either they are aslo lairs.
Dr. Heather Ontieros DVM. After my dog vomited all her food twice the doctor continued with 4 blood glucose test and use the used the faulty result to adjusted her medicine dose. I pay for 92 dollar test and one test before she vomited. I for credit for the other four test in a couple weeks for a more accurate medicine adjustment but she refused. This doctor is always pushing all of kinds of test and fea poisons with not needed. She doe not listen to the customer and talks over the customer. Avoid this vet at all cost. It all about the money with her.
I haven't used this vet yet, although I believe it should state that this office is for appointments only! So don't waste your time if you have an emergency!
Took my baby to this vet and it was dirty.. Smelled of urin .. Waited about 30 min to get Medicine and pay. Dr.didnt give me any options only suggested surgery for my dogs ACL.. After doing research.. I found if you limit exercise .. And movement on the leg it CAN heal on its own without the need of surgery. I do not recommend going to this place.
I got a cat from the pound. It was sick with a cold. They gave me some antibiotics and treated me like a five year old. The cat is doing worse after almost a week, and although I could take it back to them "Free," I'm taking her to Dr. Park this morning. Why? Because there is a BIG difference in care! Dr. Park has saved and cared for my pets for over 5 years now, and If he had seen this kitty a week ago she still would not be suffering and losing weight! Dr. Park is affordable, caring and proficient. I would rather wate at Dr. Parks and receive good quality care for my time and money than waste my time, money, and endanger my pets health by going anywhere else!
I have taken my MANY pets over the last thirty years (since I moved to Moreno Valley) to this animal hospital.I often tell the doc that I probably paid for his house!Doc and his staff are some of the most caring and knowledgeable caregivers I know.There is no upselling- convincing you to buy what you don't need.And Doc does not just "declare" a diagnosis - he discusses it with you and gives it a lot of thought.They really understand how much you love your pets - I've been able to attend my pet's final moments and grieve without being rushed out, as well as getting updates on their conditions when they've had to stay over.As a nurse, I understand the process of providing care to other creatures and the impact that our pets have on our lives, and the doc and his staff do too.I cannot recommend these guys more highly - they are the best!!!!
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.