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5590 Spring Mountain RdLas Vegas, NV 89146
I went to this VCA for years. Suggest you go to spencersprings.com 702-896-9999.VCAs are expensive, I have learned. Spencer Springs told me my dog d…
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NEVER NEVER NEVER WILL RETURN HERE. we took our Sweetie to this hospital as she was having a tooth issue and heart problem. I made an appointment that morning and when my husband got there they could not find the appointment so he had to wait over 1 hour. then in the examining room 3 different staff walked in and out and within 3 minutes one staff member handed him medication and a bill told him to pay up front!!!the bill was $85.42. There was not any consultation or information about the condition of our Sweetie. Once he got home he called me at work and told me what had happened. I immediately called the hospital. I was put on hold for over 16 minutes no one answered the phone. I called again in 2 hours, was told that the doctor would call me and explain about the condition of my dog. NEVER HEARD FROM ANYONE. that night we researched and found another Veterinarian Hospital called Island Pet Hospital on West Ann Road went there the next morning. They quickly examined Sweetie and gave us a very extensive review of their finding and explained everything. [and the visit was FREE for 1st time customers] They treated Sweetie was love and compassion. ISLAND PET HOSPITAL IS THE ONLY PLACE I WILL TAKE OUR PETS FROM NOW ON. Ann Hospital just wants money and could care less about my Sweetie.
I was ripped off by that jerk who calls himself a veterinarIan. He took me for 400.00 in unnecessary steroid shots, and pills. I read reviews, and only came here because of a recommendation by a family member. What a mistake that was. I have a 6 1/2 pound dog with a back injury, and he sent her home with only steroid pills, and over the course of a week, gave her 4 more injections! No x-rays, when I asked for them he spoke to me like I was dumb, and said they weren't necessary. He did the same when I said my dog needed pain medicine. The last straw was when he told me to mix Deramaxx, and Prednisone, which should never be taken together! My dog never improved one damn bit over the course of 8 days, and he just kept giving her the injections. I called the clinic in Utah where my dog has been treated for the same thing before, and explained to them what he'd been giving the dog. Well, needless to say they were floored by the amount of Prednisone, and the fact that Dr.Stoeklin had insisted I mix it with the Deramaxx. I have since then taken my dog to another veterinarian who was just as shocked by my story. These people may be cheap, but they're also rude, incompetent, non caring, and just plain DUMB! And I'm mad as hell about how I and my dog were treated. So, RUN! DON'T WALK! AWAY FROM THIS SO CALLED VETERINARY CLINIC!!!!
Never chipped my dog!! Do not care about our pets, anymore!! Been going here over 20 years, had my new puppy spayed and chipped to find out they did not place the chip in her correctly and it was not even inside of her. When I asked them to scan her, no chip, they never said they were sorry, just said let us re do it, I said it's a very big deal, if she would have gotten out and I thought she was chipped and because of your error she was not. They said they could re-do another chip for free, FREE, I already paid for it, asked for a refund and was told no. I talked with the vet, no sympathy. Left in tears because they don't care that they chipped her wrong, Will never go here again.
Great Vet Hospital!! I take my 2 dogs there and they are always kind and compassionate to us. I have an english bulldog and a teacup yorkie. They're great with both big & small!! My dogs are even still excited when we get there whereas they were terrified to show up in the parking lot of the other vet's office!
By Far the BEST and most AMAZING Place for your Pets!! My Leica was Taken care of for 3 days while we were visiting Vegas and Pampered Paws went above and beyond my expectations to ensure Leica was comfortable and loved!! They treated him as their own, I highly recommend Pampered Paws to everyone, Affordable rates and great store owners!! I couldn't be happier!
We took our Korat cat here for a free initial exam - they have a coupon on their website for first time customers. Had no problems with this visit other than feeling a little rushed and didn't feel they did a complete head to toe exam due to having a free coupon.Then last night, our beautiful Calico cat was obviously in severe pain. She growled at me several times when I tried to pick her up, was lethargic and hadn't moved all day to eat or use the litter box. We came into Ann Road Animal Hospital and saw Dr. Leslie Stewart expecting some kind of compassion for our cat. Knowing it may cost quite a bit to treat her, do labs x-rays or whatever they recommended, I asked upfront if they would make payment arrangements if the treatment was out of my ability to pay in full, and they said, "NO, absolutely not. We don't make financial arrangements under any circumstances." I then asked the doctor, "so I am supposed to just let my cat die and not get her treated if I am not able to pay in full today?" I just got a 'deer in the headlights' look from Dr. Stewart and she just said "i'm sorry." Shame on you Dr. Stewart! I thought you took a Veterinarians Oath! Stay away from here. They don't care about you or saving your animal unless they are going to make a huge profit. Needless to say, I took her to Craig Road Animal Hospital immediately after this ordeal where they found an abscess and needed to operate right away to save her life. Thankfully, another vet actually cared about my furry family member and was willing to work with us financially.
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.