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3900 NW 23rd StOklahoma City, OK 73107
Really does a great grooming. Her prices are good and you dont have to drop your dog off for the whole day . You drop your dog off come back at the …
14642 N May AveOklahoma City, OK 73134
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I am extremely picky in choosing the best health care for my Great Danes. Awesome care has provided me and my Danes with exceptional service for many years. My last Dane lived to be almost 12 years old because of the superb treatment that she received at Awesome Care, and my 2 year old Dane has been receiving the same quality of treatment as well.I receive cards in the mail and phone calls when my pet is sick to check on my pet and remind me to bring her in for a final checkup after medications are given. I receive reminder cards for all the shots, preventative treatments and tests that pets need in order to keep them happy and healthy. I can call and speak to my pet's Vet and ask questions and get advice. During the several years of regular visits to this clinic, I have been very impressed by the thorough tests they perform to ensure that I make the best treatment decisions for my pets. For instance, today I took my Dane to Awesome Care for a swollen eye and red spots on her abdomen. Although Dr. Julieta was certain that it was a chemical reaction from my swimming pool water, she advised me to allow her to scrape some of the tissue from my Dane's abdomen to test it to make sure that there wasn't something else going on with my pet since she had gone to a Doggy camp last weekend to play with her doggie friends. She also tested her cornea for damage to make sure that it was in fact just an allergic reaction. Thank you Dr. Julieta! Dr. Julieta has a beautiful accent, but speaks clear and fluent English and is always very thorough with treatments and is always very kind and loving with my pets. THEY LOVE ALL THE VETS AT AWESOME CARE and they have such a positive experience every single time. I also want to add that the cleanliness, and professionalism at Awesome Care is superb every single time I visit!Thank you for giving my pets such "AWESOME CARE".
I just want to thank you, and let you know how pleased we are with the care our dogs have received when visiting your clinic! As a long time animal owner, I am very picky about where I take my animals for their health care. Each and every time we have been to your clinic, we have been greeted by a happy caring staffmember. They immediately make you feel right at home. I think it's wonderful that they do provide service in both English and Spanish, as Oklahoma has a large Hispanic population. The clinic is clean and sanitary, as are all the staff that I have come into contact with. When one of my dogs get sick, after visiting with Dr. Jaime Cowdrey, I always get a follow up phone call the very next day, to see how my dog is doing. My own "people" doctor doesn't even do that for me!! We have been part of a rescue organization for Husky and Alaskan Malamutes. Both doctors at this clinic were happy to work with us for these dogs, both on health, and pricing. We have had other vets in the past who may have been a tiny bit cheaper to go to, but let's face it, you get what you pay for. When my animals go to this clinic, I KNOW that they will receive the best of care, both medically, and compassionately. We would not even think of going to anyone else. I encourage both Dr. Julie, and Dr. Jaime to keep up the great work. It is such a relief to know that should my animals get sick or hurt, I can count on them to do everything in their power for them. God Bless Awesome Care!!Mom to furbabies:Jake, Rags, Munroe, and Maximillion
I’ve brought my dog and cat to Boyer's Veterinary Clinic for the past eight years and am very pleased with the service I have received. There are three veterinarians in the office and I have used all of them, although clients can request a specific doctor if they wish. They have ample appointments available and have always been able to get me an appointment for the same day when necessary. They have evening hours three days a week which makes it easier for me to schedule appointments after work. The doctors in this clinic are conservative and take the high cost of veterinary care into consideration when making recommendations for pet care. I appreciate this as I have been to other clinics that try to guilt clients into purchasing unnecessary and expensive treatments for their pets. All of the doctors are great, but I especially enjoy working with Dr. Bentley. She is very devoted to my dog and recently went to great lengths to find a diagnosis. She took time to speak with me and explain test results and the diagnosis in laymen’s terms and provided me with literature to read at home. I know she has both my dog’s and my best interest at heart and I feel confident in her abilities.
The care your pet receives depends on who is working that day. I've taken a pet in for a check up and a lady was examining her and she did a great job. Two other pets of mine have been seen by the guy and he is worthless. The whole reason I took my cat in was because he was vomiting and the guy never even addressed the issue until I asked him as he was walking out the door. All I got was an answer I could have googled myself, which could have saved me an office visit and payment. Then I took my senior dog in when she had a nasty open wound and the guy never even touched her. His only answer was to give her antibiotics until we decide to put her down. I was left to stop somewhere else so that I could buy something to bandage her up myself. They are cheaper than other places, but you get what you pay for. I'd rather pay a few extra bucks and know that my pets are being well cared for.
I love this vet because he's reasonable on prices and my pets are always treated well but I've had to reschedule my cats appointment several times because they tell me to drop them off between 7am-12pm and they aren't open. Under personal circumstances I had to move to Enid and I am totally willing to drive 2 hours to have this vet take care of my pets but I am not going to waste my time and gas for a vet that lies about when they are open and when I am able to drop off my pets. Even in the past 2 years when I lived in okc I would make appointments, show up and they would be closed with no notification on the door or any business hours posted not do they call to let me know if hours have changed or anything. If I were them I would become more professional and be open on the hours they say they are open especially for appointments that I wait a month to almost 2 months for
I saw the post showing the $10 offer and I counted the number of posts to make sure it was past 10 so you would know I am not writing this for a credit. I will bet you that anyone, except that post, would gladly have written a review for them without any "gift." Not to mention what a great vet he is, he and his staff are the nicest people you will ever deal with. They care for our "children" as if they were there own. If one of our pets was sick, and needed treatment there was always follow up calls to make sure they were getting better. Got a pet who just needs some medical advice, give them a call, they will try to help you on the phone without asking you to come in and pay for an office visit.I have been using to Cherokee Hills for over 20 years and would not think of going elsewhere. Best,John Douglas
Dr. Marshall and his staff are great! I took my cat in for a nail trim. She gets wildly out of control at the vet, but a sweetheart otherwise. Dr. Marshall and Bianca were able to get all 4 paws done with minimal effort, unlike a previous vet that had me sedate my cat with valium with horrible results. I could tell that Dr. Marshall truley cares about the animals he cares for. He exudes a kind, caring spirit. Even before I took my cat in he spoke with me on the phone about the possibility of my cat having a fungal infection. How many vets do you know that care enough to do this so as not to traumatize my cat further by submitting her to an exam or sedating her with gas and having to charge me extra for it? The search is over, I have found MY vet.
My cocker had been going to a groomer in Moore "Fluffy Puppy" and they were horrible. Unfriendly, awful grooming job and FILTHY. . No regular phone or I'd give them a review. Arfin Annies was recommended to me by a close friend. No it isn't the cleanest place but I found them to be very kind to my Cocker who has horrible skin problems. They told me they had to muzzle her when they got to her feet because of her growl and I was fine with that. Had they not told me it would be different.So I would tell my friend, affordable, done in a decent amount of time, caring to my dog and did a wonderful groom job. The reason for four stars would be the cleanliness but it was so much better than Fluffy Puppy that it didn't matter.
I always take my Schnauzer and other dogs there. Never have any problems. They have been going there for over 10 years. Ive taken my dog to Petco and Petsmart when I moved, And always had problems, plus the dogs hated it a lot. They would start barking at the groomers and one of them always pooped when he saw them. But never at paw prints. Yeah they get a lil sad when I leave them, but they like it a lot better!! Plus its cheaper. $30 for a Schnauzer cut. And to this day they still keep an index card on file of your dogs info and grooming history, and when you bring them in, they pull out the card and ask if you want the same grooming as last time. I always say yes!
Dr. Wyatt and his staff are probably the best Animal Clinic I have ever dealt with, he has been doing my Doberman ears for a very long time and I have always had excellent success. Henry B must of had a reflection of himself when dealing with this hospital. I found that if I had listened to his instructions I always had excellent results, if not then I had to work even harder to get the results needed. I have had many emergency's in the wee hours of the night and he was always willing to meet me at the hospital, his prices and care was by far better than any of the Emergency Clinics and the care I received was always A#1. To Henry I would say get a life.
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.