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9504 N Interstate 35San Antonio, TX 78233
10100 Reunion PlSan Antonio, TX 78216
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128 W Seguin StMarion, TX 78124
one of the best vets i have ever taken a pet. The Drs' and staff at marion animal hospital are courteous and sincerely care about your pet they treat each animal as if it were their own. I have taken my dog "jake" to several other vets as my family is military and we move frequen…
1252 W Kingsbury StSeguin, TX 78155
I take all three of my dogs here and this is by far the best vets office I have ever been to. It feels like I am part of a family when I go in there. They are very caring and it seems like they try to accommodate everyone. I don't think I would go anywhere else.
2206 Hunter RdSan Marcos, TX 78666
My wife and I have been taking our pets to Dr. Jorgensen for about a year now (two dogs, four cats). Each time we've gone, we've found the treatment to be very thorough and gentle, with plenty of the right questions being asked. It's really a pleasant change to be able to be looked after quickl…
510 Kitty Hawk RdUniversal City, TX 78148
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1100 Highway 80San Marcos, TX 78666
These people are amazing. I had to temporarily leave town to recieve cancer treatment and I left my dogs with a friend. My dog got into a fight with another dog and recived some nasty injuries. Since I am out of town, I immediatly began to panic. Animal control brought him to Tickle Blagg AH…
15400 Ranch Road 12Wimberley, TX 78676
From Business: Cypress Creek Animal Hospital, P.C. is proud to serve Wimberley, Woodcreek, Fischer, Driftwood, Canyon Lake, San Marcos, Dripping Springs, and Kyle Counties. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of veterinary medicine along with friendly, compassionate service. Let's set an appointment now! Please call us today.
29760 US Highway 281 NBulverde, TX 78163
I've brought our sick dog in twice and have worked with both Dr. Koffman and Dr. Bunting. Both were just fantastic and went beyond my expectations. The even followed up a few days later to see how our dog was doing. They both took time in explaining everything to me in detail which I thought w…
13039 Nacogdoches RdSan Antonio, TX 78217
The staff here are the best ,the Doctor is great ,they take such good care of my dog Abbey ,I would never go anyplace else,they don't gouge you at billing either ,( which is why I quit going to another vet with my last dog), you can't go wrong taking your dear pets here .
11214 Iota DrSan Antonio, TX 78217
my cat witches is a manx with nerve damage, kidney failure and urinary incointence. hes at this vet alot. they just love him there. dr. sartor is the most wonderful man in the world. one time witches was boarding there and he ran out of his meds and dr. sartor went and out of his own spare time …
20475 State Highway 46 W Ste 260Spring Branch, TX 78070
I travel 30 minutes to and from my home to go to Dr. Madigan's office. I have been to many vets over the years and have been very disappointed. I will only take my four cockers to him. He and his staff take incredible care of them, I have a 16 year old that is still with me because of this …
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They are pricey...but they saved my dog's life. He was not expected to live and they never gave up on him. They continue to take care of him whenever needed and have been there for all of my pets.
We have been taking our dogs to Dr Grantham for about 4 years. He is one of the most caring, competent vets I have ever been to. He explains everything, answers your questions, and takes time with your pet. The staff is friendly and helpful at NB Vet. Their prices are reasonable. If you are looking for a top notch vet, he is the one!
I love this place! Friendly staff and doctors who want to know their clients and their patients. They also work with the PALS program (Prevent A Litter) from San Marcos. I cannot say enough nice things about the clinic, their services, and their staff. A+++
This Veterinary Clinic cares more about the money than the animals.
I have to say 1st of all - everyone there - especially the support staff is extremely polite & efficient. The service they provided for my two pets was great also. Why give it 3 stars then, in 3 visits within a 6 week period & 1 of those visits was just to get their booster shots - the other 2 were with consults, even with the consults the Dr. stepped in for maybe a total of 3 to 4 minutes at the most. My other issue is the amount charged - we paid nearly 850.00 dollars between the 3 visits. We have other pets but won't take them there because of these 2 reasons. My pets were not very ill when we took them in. If you have money to burn then by all means take them there if not call around & get prices before you go.
I took my dog in for a small growth on her toe. She gets these growths now and then and when I lived in Colorado, I always paid $20 (in addition to the visit) for a local anesthesia,cut off the growth, and a little stiptic to stop any bleeding. I asked the vet if she would do this. She said, "No" and she wanted to put the dog under general anesthesia and put her in a cone collar to keep her from licking it. I reluctantly agreed to the local because she refused to remove the growth otherwise. So, I asked if we could just bandage the wound and forget the cone. The vet said "No." The cost for this was $170. After surgery, my dog was given pretty strong pain meds for 3 or 4 days and a strict schedule of when to give them. She pretty much just slept while she was on the pain meds. The same day when the pain meds ran out, I noticed that my dog started to lick her foot despite the cone. It was at night and their office was closed, so I used the "contact us" form on the vet's web site and asked someone to call me about it if they thought it was a problem. I never heard from the vet, so I assumed it was OK. Whenever I was awake and she started to lick her foot, I would tell her No and she would stop, but I couldn't watch her while I was sleeping. Not only did the cone not stop my dog from licking her foot, but because of the cone, she developed a quarter sized ulcer on her neck surrounded up a large 5 inch in diameter raw place (which I did not see because I was told not to remove the cone) plus a deep silver-dollar sized ulcer under her chin. (I also did not see this because of the cone.) When I removed the cone the evening of the 10th day after surgery, I noticed the icky wet ulcers on her and took her to the vet the next day. The vet charged me $80 to shave the fur off of her neck and chin, prescriptions for antibiotics and steroids,and to bandage up the foot because it wasn't healing fast enough because the dog was licking it. Does this sound familiar? I had asked the vet if we could just bandage it in the first place. When I got home, I put a sock on her leg and taped it up high on her leg so she would not get it off. I checked and redressed the wound every 3 days, but basically kept the sock on for 2 weeks. Her ulcers scabbed up and eventually the scabs fell off. My problem with this vet is that she didn't listen to me about my dog and decided it was her way or the highway. Then when that didn't work, she didn't take responsibility for the problems that occured and charged me to fix her mistakes. While I don't think the amounts she charged were unfair for what she did, she probably shouldn't have charged me at all for everything she had to do on the 2nd visit. In fact, she should have tried the "snip it and bandage it" method first since I had told her that it had been done in the past and had always had 100% success. She couldn't have known the ulcers would have occurred, but when they did and she knew I had asked for bandaging instead of the cone, she shouldn't have charged me to undo the damage she did and then in the end do it (successfully) the way I had asked her to, to begin with. btw, I am a retired RN and know a bit about changing dressings and told her I could do it.
Excellent clinic! My visit could not have been more pleasant. My dog was seen in a timely manner and the prices were very fair. I felt the exam was thorough and did not feel rushed. I definitely would recommend this clinic.
Best vet around! Everyone is so patient and wonderful - even with my not so well behaved boxer! Both vets are amazing and take wonderful care of him. I am so lucky to have found such a great place for a vet, groomer, and boarding - prices are good and they have always made time for us - even in emergencies.
I do not recommend new braunfels vet clinic at all. We started going there after a friend suggested it. We were loyal clients for the past five years putting up with their rudeness and sometimes openly hostile attitudes for quite awhile. We even put up with them refusing to see our new dachshund puppy for three days even though it had worms so bad they were crawling out of her behind. The last straw came though for us this past Monday. We noticed the puppy we adopted from the animal shelter in bastrop was acting sick and called an hour before closing to try and get her in. After five years and endless amounts of money spent there Dr. Grantham wouldn't bother to see her. Thankfully we were able to get in to banfield pet hospital in San Marcos. Thank goodness we did! Turns out she had parvo! Luckily she is well on the way to a full recovery thanks to Dr. Hewins. Now there is a super vet I would recommend to anyone!
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.