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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Hello,I would like to respond to Renee M. and Daniel F. To start, I have been a client of Dr. Blumer for YEARS and he is absolutely wonderful and has saved my animals! I have nothing but great things to say about him and how knowledgeable he is.Renee M., I understand losing your best friend is extremely difficult! I have lost many along the years and it never gets easier. That being said, I am sorry for your loss. However, in Dr. Blumer's defense, you have to put all patients in a "Green" bag because that is how Greenbrier knows your patient is private cremation (where you receive the ashes back in a cedar box). It does resemble a garbage back, but that is Greenbrier requirements.Daniel F., I understand your angry because you lost your best friend but I that isn't Dr. Blumer's fault. Your patient had a hurt leg... That is so common and why would you need to run bloodwork (cost = $250) for a pulled muscle. Your best friend clearly had other medical problems underlining a hurt leg. Did you have annual blood work done at your regular vet? EVC is an emergency center! They are not there to take all your money and do annual check-ups. Deramaxx is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory. This doesn't effect the liver or kidney. I am sorry to tell you that your patient passed away for another reason and you were angry so wanted some one to blame for it. As your post said, you came into EVC for a hurt leg and Dr. Blumer treated your patient exactly how any great Doctor would...with anti-inflammatory/pain medication.
I used Dr. Blumer on 4/21/2017 to help my precious bff, Justice cross the bridge at home where she was comfortable. He charged me $200 more than my regular vet charged but I wanted my girl's last moments at home where she was comfortable because she had a fear if vets due to 3 years of illnesses and surgeries. He was cold, callus, noncompassionate, and actually took a phone call while she was taking her last breath. Then he asked for his payment (had to be cash) over my dead bff's body!! Then he put her in a garbage bag, right in front of me and had me walk him to his truck where he tossed her in the back like she was garbage! He charged $30 to drive her appoximately 4 miles from my home to the E vet clinic! To top it off I received THREE phone calls from them verifying her name, he had it down as CHESTER!! It took 3 phone calls for them to get the info correct, then they had her aged at 6 months.....what kind of records are they keeping there? She was seen there 6 months ago for Old dog Vestibular Disease so how the hell could she be 6 month's old at time of passing? I personally had to call the cremation company to make sure they had the correct info. They, Greenbrier Pet sanctuary were compassionate and they returned my baby girl carefully packaged and included a sympathy card. I never got any type of condolences from Blumer or the E vets. I would not recommend Dr Blumer for anything. He needs to retire or something because he sure doesn't care about animals or the people who love them!!!
OMG!!!! I LOVE THIS CLINIC!!! The staffs here are so friendly and helpful. Bring your pets by to see Dr. Jenny and the staffs here,they will be care for and loved.
NIceville Animal Clinic is one of the best veterinary clinics that I have been to. Dr. Jennifer Fortune is very professional and very knowledgeable. Other vet clinics around the area can't get you seen for days or even weeks at times, at Niceville Animal Clinic they can work you in same day appointments, which is very convenient for most. I appreciate everything that she and the clinic staff have done for my two German Shorthaired Pointers. We thank you!!
We love Dr Jenny. My Great Dane has been seeing her for 5 yers now! I love the same day appointments!!
My dogs have been going to see Dr. Jenny for over 4 years now. I have always been so happy with Dr. Jenny and her loving staff that when I lived in Pensacola, I was still willing to make the drive just to insure that my dogs were getting treated by someone I can trust. It can be really hard to find a vet that you love, so when you do - hold on to them!My tubby little dachshund has been having to see them a lot lately ever since he was diagnosed with Sterile Nodular Panniculitis. Dr. Jenny and the staff have been so encouraging and helpful during these tough times that I wouldn't know how I would've made it this far without them.The vet building also doubles as an animal shelter for abandoned pets called New Beginnings. Dr. Jenny really has a heart of gold when it comes to my furbabies and the many ones that can't find homes. Honestly, I wouldn't take my pets anywhere else.
Parkway Veterinary in Niceville FL is one of the most caring, pet friendly vets in the area. I have personally had three generations of dogs treated at Parkway. The staff from Dr. Marquardt, Linda and Theresa, and the rest of the staff are super professionals and have lovingly treated our dogs from pups to senior adults and beyond. They are special people at Parkway and you will not be disappointed by what they bring to caring for your pets.D. Williams
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These people are the worst. The reception staff is unbelievably rude and uncompassionate. Phil Blumer, the vet who examined my dog, Manny, is a complete lowlife. I took Manny in on a Saturday with an injured leg. Blumer diagnosed him with a pulled muscle and prescribed Deramaxx. Unfortunately, this incompetent fool failed to do bloodwork to ensure that this medication wouldn t cause my dog s liver and kidneys to shut down; therefore, my beloved friend and companion of ten years dropped dead in front of me four days later. When I confronted this blundering nitwit about his mistake, he made the outrageous claim that he was not responsible for the drugs he prescribes, but rather the drug manufacturer bears the responsibility. Evidently he has been practicing for a long time, but he has clearly lost his passion for animal care. If my dog had never seen Blumer he would still be alive. Be sure your doctor is smart enough to do bloodwork before prescribing NSAIDs, and avoid this idiot at all costs. (Obviously, if it were possible to give this imbecile zero stars, I would.)
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.