Zoo Babies: Winter 2018 »
Check out the cutest newborns from zoos around the country and learn where you can see them.
234 River Rock BlvdMurfreesboro, TN 37128
Check out the cutest newborns from zoos around the country and learn where you can see them.
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I have been coming here since 2007 and I will never go anywhere else! We mainly see Dr. Alexander but I can honestly say every other Doctor we have seen has provided the same excellent care! They give courtesy calls the next day to see how your pet is doing and make you feel welcomed when you walk in! You can also tell they are not out to just get your money and truly care for your family! They listen to your concerns and take time in each appointment to make sure you feel comfortable before you leave! HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Your pet will thank you!
We absolutely love Savannah's Crossing. We found them by recommendation from Shave next door and we will never take our dogs anywhere else. We took our sweet Poppy to them when we realized she was getting sick. They exhasuted every measure to help her with her cancer. They went above and beyond for her and us. The staff is wonderful and Dr. Maddux is a gem.
Dr. Maddux carefully listened to me and was very thorough. He put a lot of thought and time into helping my dog's behavior. He was very honest and relatable. All of his staff that I dealt with was really great too!
I absolutely LOVE Dr. Maddox and the rest of his team. They care so much about my "girls" and go whatever lengths it takes for their well-being and quality of life. My girls are beginning to like seeing Dr. Maddox, which has NEVER happened. PLEASE BRING YOUR "FUR BABIES" to this practice -- I can't begin to tell you how happy you will be!!!!!!
When you first walk in the door you feel like you are walking into a fancy spa.You are greeted by receptionists who care. The nurses there are friendly and VERY informative. They made sure I was comfortable the entire time as well as my pampered pup. I first took my baby in because she had some type of allergies and I had gone to the same vet for a year for allergies and never saw any progress. The doctor there had my dogs skin back to normal and not scratching with in ONE WEEK!!! She was so kind and gentle with my baby during the entire exam. I decided to start boarding with them and it was my first time doing boarding but the girl offered to tour me around the clinic. To be honest I thought the luxery was just a show for up front but it's the entire building! She answered every question I could possibly have about boarding before I even asked! Then my baby came back happy, smeling good and they told me all about what fun she had that week!
This is the BEST vet I've ever taken my pets to. I have a cat who was close to death, it was surprising he was still alive, to be honest. We had taken him to several vets and no one could figure out what was wrong with him. As a last resort, we decided to try yet another new vet. This place figured out the problem with him and within a week he was a whole different cat. He had been weak, dizzy, blind, gone from 14 pounds to 6, dull coat, etc. They ran some different tests on him, found the problem, and within a week he had gained back over 4 pounds, regained his eyesight (which I didn't think was possible), coat is so shiny, he's so energetic, all the bad stuff was gone. (He had to continue to go in weekly for a few weeks for b12 injections and was on antibiotics for a few weeks but after one week it was a total transformation). It's been over a year now and he is doing amazing. I take him and my dog there to board them, they really seem to love Cat and Phantom (my cat and dog). A++.
Wonderful staff, knowledgeable vets. My dogs are old and have been going there for years. Properly diagnosed to live a happy and many years with us...Thank you!!!
NO STARS. So dissapointed. The staff is rude and doctors are all about money. They are expensive and will not give you any answers. My dog has suffered from allergies for years. Vet recommended purina food and she broke out even more. They wanted to do an ear surgery because of infections without discussing any other options. I always felt like I was paying a lot of money for no service. I switched to Kinards and my dog is so happpy. She is on allergy medicine instead if steroids and her skin has cleared. Do yourself a favor and go to kinards. I would never recommend this clinic to anyone.
Last week, a co-worker found a small kitten under one of the vehicles in the parking lot that was actually screaming and obviously in a lot of pain. I was called from my office and I went outside with a box to see what was wrong. He had evidently gotten into a fan belt (since the prior evening was cool) and his front paw was mangled (I assumed it would need to be amputated). I took him to Brogli Lane because they are closest to my work. The entire staff was so great in every aspect of this kitten's care. Although I ended up putting him down because not only was his front leg mangled, but his back leg was broken at the hip and he had a head injury. Brogli Lane is not my vet because I use one closer to my home, but I plan to move all of my animal's care to them because they are so caring, not only of the animals, but the owners too. You guys were the greatest and I felt like you treated this little kitten as your very own and you treated me like a long time customer of your facility. I cannot thank you enough for the care that you showed to this poor kitten and myself.
Dr. Lane and the entire staff are the best in the business...AWESOME! We recently got our first pet...a labradoodle puppy. This is a totally new experience for us and they have been so kind and helpful. Very professional and genuine in the concern and care for all of their patients and owners. We trust Dr. Lane and all of the staff completely...they are like family. We feel very fortunate to have them as our Veterinarian Team and we are thankful for the excellent care they provide.
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.