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49 N Federal Hwy Suite 249Pompano Beach, FL 33062
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2209 N Dixie HwyWilton Manors, FL 33305
They have a really good selection of healthy food for your pets.
2032 E Oakland Park BlvdFort Lauderdale, FL 33306
I've been going there for 4 years now with my 3 dogs and been always so happy that I recommend them for everyone. Place is clean and you can see tha…
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From household hazards to insurance, here is a roundup of our best tips for ensuring your pet's safety.
Just like the planning that went into your vacation, there is planning needed before boarding your pet. Here are some dos and don'ts to help make the process a little easier.
If you are looking for an animal hospital for your pets in NE Fort Lauderdale..Imperial Point Animal Hospital and Dr. Robert Buzzetti is your place..I have been bringing my pets to IPAH for years and I can not say enough about the care that my pets recieve from Dr. Buzzetti and his staff..the hospital is state of the art in animal diagnostics and the facility itself is always impecably clean and the staff is very friendly and professional...their boarding facilities are unlike any other that you have taken your pets to..the one on one care that they recieve is worth it weight in gold..if you have ever had to leave your pets behind while you are on vacation or away on business..rest assured they are being well taken care of and you will notice a difference when you pick them up..they are happy and well groomed and that alone for a pet owner really does help take the guilt away when you do have to board them..as far as Dr. Buzzetti is concerned, he is caring and knowledgable and treats your pets as if they were his own and the office is open 7 days a week and for any pet owner that has had to take their pets on the weekend to a emergency pet clinic and often not had a very good experience or work untradional hours at your job..this is a huge plus..knowing your clinic is open 7 days a week and always has someone on call to answer your questions 24 hours a day..so please..if you are new to the area or looking to change vet's..you should schedule an appointment to meet him and his staff and you won't be disappointed..I assure you!!
Dr. Ratnoff has taken exemplary care of our family's pets for several years, and we have been extremely pleased with the caliber of care we have been provided. We always feel questions are welcome, and Dr. Ratnoff spends whatever time is required to provide answers, whether we are in the office or just speaking on the telephone. Somehow Dr. Ratnoff manages to remember our pets' strengths and weaknesses among all of her other patients. When one of our pets is ill, Dr. Ratnoff makes every effort to calm our fears while treating our pet in a gentle loving manner. Dr. Ratnoff phoned our home on more than one occasion inquiring as to the condition of an ailing pet, indicating genuine caring and concern, as well as willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty. We are extremely grateful to Dr. Ratnoff for providing years of quality care to our beloved babies. Dr. Ratnoff's loving and understanding way makes us feel we have found the best veterinarian and new friend.
Dr. Buzzetti has been the most caring, available, and up to date Veterinarian I have ever been to. What other Vet can you call at 1am when your beloved pet is having an emergency or who will come in on their day off give the best possible care to your pet? Every time Bella needs surgery Dr. B makes sure to ask me about using t a laser during and after to minimize the pain. I have been going to his clinic for years. I know it transitioned to a a VCA animal hospital and corporate stepped in and changed policies and procedures throughout the clinic but every time I have seen Dr. B since, Bella has received the same amazing care. I am sad that he will be leaving but I am so so excited to hear that he is opening a new state of the art facility, Animal Medical Center of Jupiter, in Palm Beach soon!! I will definitely be commuting!
Dr. Bergeron and his staff are not just in the business of a veterinary/boarding business. It is obvious from the beginning that they are all animal and people lovers. My mother was aging and disabled but owned a gorgeous beagle that needed special help and Dr. B was always there with that special care for the beagle and my mother's concerns and inabilities. I praise him for that as it was not always easy. He now cares for the newer beagle that mom left behind and she adores him, I trust him and his new facility is outrageously high tech to provide for the pet AND the owner. Love it! Thank you Park Veterinary, Dr. B and your crew!
This is an amazing facility. It is open on Sundays which is a huge convenience. I have been here multiple times with my animals and have always left with a good experience and reasonable bill. They never suprise you and the technology they offer is very advanced. My cat had a laser surgery and it was price comparable to other vets in my area that don't even have a laser. They also offer diagnostics that are very comprehensive and found a medical issue that my previous vet missed because they don't offer the same testing. Thank you for giving my pets the best care possible!
My dog Milo had a fever of 104 and he was not eating or drinking. From the miniute I walked through the door the receptionist mad me feel as though I was the most important person as was Milo. Dr. Buzzetti made me feel comfortable knowing that Milo is all I have he assured me he would do all he could to get to Milo's discomfort. They called me every 2 hours with an update with Milo's condition. Milo got better and came home the next day. I would recommend Imperial Point Animal Hospital to anyone who loves their pet(s).
Dear Dr. Ratnoff: Thank you for taking such good care of our little girl Grace on Saturday night.! She is doing much better and the trip home on the boat with the motion sickness meds worked wonders! Your attention to detail and making sure that the "parents" are well-Informed makes it completely understood why you have been in business since 1987! Your patience helps too! As well as your kindness and compassion! Many Thanks Patti
FOR ALL YOU DOG (AND CAT) LOVERS WHO CONSIDER YOUR PET A FAMILY MEMBER, IMPERIAL POINT IS THE BEST PLACE TO BRING THEM. I BROUGHT ZIGGY, MY FRENCH BULLDOG THERE TO BE NEUTERED AND IT WAS A BREEZE (MAYBE HE DIDN'T THINK SO!). THE STAFF IS KNOWLEDGEABLE, WARM AND MAKES YOU FEEL AT EASE. AND THE PLACE IS SPOTLESS. I HOPE ANYONE WHO NEEDS TLC FOR THIER LOVED ONES TAKES ADVANTAGE OF THIS WONDERFUL VETERINARY PRACTICE.
I was a first time visitor and couldn't have been more impressed. I brought in the love of my life, Little Miss Joy Devine and was greeted by a warmly by a girl that reminded me of Carrie Underwood (major bonus!). The wait time was minimal and Dr. Ratnoff was what some people would call "the best". Joy Devine's infection couldn't be better and you can count on any returns in the future from me!
I have never been to a veterinarian that took the time to really get to know my pet as Dr. Bergeron did. He made Spirit and I feel as if we were family. I love the interaction, love, and affection that Dr. Bergeron displays with his patients and so does Spirit. Spirit looks forward to to her vet now Thank you Dr.Bergeron and thank you staff for all your kindness and since of belonging.
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.