Zoo Babies: Winter 2018 »
Check out the cutest newborns from zoos around the country and learn where you can see them.
Check out the cutest newborns from zoos around the country and learn where you can see them.
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Well first off, I was bringing my puppy here on an emergency from which I figured was ear pain--turned out it was an ear infection. But this place is the worse, the female at the front desk who is supposed to "greet" you and your pet looked like she was hungover from a night of partying and didn't want to even give my dog any affection when he went to be playful and friendly with her when she weighing him!! Next comes Dr. Yablon which I would describe as a money hungry non caring animal person who spoke very condescending towards me and again had no bed side manners towards my dog!! He claimed my puppy needed blood work and that it was manadatory for him to have this in the state of NJ which false, when I challenged him on it and politely said "no thanks" he rushed my puppy out of the office, all because that saved me $80. All I have to say is that this place does not care about pets and they will never be recommended by me and I will make it known to my pet friends as well.
I love this place. They treat pets like family. There prices make owning a pet affordable. I never have never felt like a client, nor has Pluto, we are family here.
We are new to the area and were very concerned about finding a reliable and reasonably priced vet for our three dogs and two cats. We are very lucky that we found this veterinary clinic, Dr Yablon is a phenomenal vet. Even though the office was filled with owners and their pets and it was obviously a very busy day. he still spent time with each and every one of us to go over all our questions and concerns with our pets. He is very knowledgeable. Our dog required a six inch incision on his side to remove a tumor; the incision was flawlessly stitched and our dog returned as if he didn't feel a thing. I highly recommend this veterinary clinic!!
I took my dog here Sept 9, 2015 for the first time based on a positive review I read online about the same issue my dog has. The person who wrote the review stated this place was very affordable and the doctor cared more about her pet rather than his fees. I now feel like she works there and posted the review to help get business. My dog has a cyst on his paw and I was told blood test would reveal if his cyst was cancerous or not. Well after paying $120.00 for blood work I did get a call back the next day from Dr. Yablon stating the cyst needed to be removed and sent out at the cost of $1200.00 to see if it was cancer??? Ok....he told me initially the blood work would reveal that! While I was in his office we talked about pet insurance and how expensive it was and his comment was IT IS BECAUSE OF OBAMACARE! Can you believe this! I then reached out to another Animal hospital
I had a great experience at the Newark Vet Hospital.This is my first pet so I don't have a lot of experience going to a vet. I've only been once before going here. The other place was packed with anxious cats and dogs. There was pee on the floor and loud barking dogs. My cat, was so scared he also peed. Based on that experience I was nervous about going to a vet again, but I knew my cat needed it. I was immediately put at ease when I walked into this hospital. It was clean, calm and only two other people in the lobby when I came in. I was a walk in, but they made sure I was always aware of how long the wait would be and saw me really quickly. I even heard someone else comment that his dog has never been so at ease with a stranger. I knew I came to the right place.The staff were all extremely friendly and professional as well. I had no idea what was wrong with my cat so I was really nervous and on the edge of tears. They were really comforting and calm with my cat and let me know exactly what my options were and what the plan would be. Highly recommend this place
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.