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2001 8th AvePlattsmouth, NE 68048
From Business: Located in Plattsmouth, NE, Plattsmouth Animal Hospital is dedicated to providing quality, friendly care to your dog and/or cat. We are a full service hospital, o…
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Great caring doctors and staff! Angie the groomer is so wonderful with our dog I have highly recommend them!
I love Northwest Animal, especially Jodi Hout, vet. She does not treat my dog like a pet, but a family member, which he is to us. She always talks to him and does a thorough job of looking him over. My dog has a lot of allergies and skin issues, so we are frequent visitors. I just love Jodi and find her to be an excellent vet. I also find that they are very reasonably priced compared to other places. Jodi Hout has been his vet for 13 years and I would never take him anyplace else.
VCA Midwest Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center9706 Mockingbird Dr, Omaha, NE 68127Animal Hospital in the last weekMy cat was sick i called crying because he was so so sick i told her i didnt have money at the time she said come in asap and its ok. I get there they get him in back and the guy comes out and says you have a very sick kitty "obviously" and tells me what they can do to save him. Sounds good right well wrong, says itll be about 3000 to save his life ok at this point i offer my wallet and everything i own to save him until i get my taxes back. He says let me talk to financial people ok so then comes back and says well your only option is to euthanize him cause hes dying. I said can i take him home they said you would have to sign ama " against medical advice" and you could be charged with animal cruelty! So because iam poor my animal got to die! But very quickly they offer cremation services another 200.00 on top of the 125 for euthanization and 175 dollar vet bill to tell me how you wont help my sick animal. But still make " THEIR" money. I WOULD NOT EVER USE THEM AGAIN! I am sorry I ever did i will be hiring council
My experience with Vet's First Choice today was LOUSY. They messed up my dog's order causing him to go without medication he needs every day. Instead of trying to compensate for their mess-up, they presented a cavalier attitude. I will never give any of my business to them again and I regret having given them business in the past. They have some rude and lazy people, from agents on the phone, like Jessica who did not want to let me speak to her supervisor and hung up when I insisted, to supervisors on duty, like Andrea, who kept repeating "we have done all we can" and "we don't have the manpower for that." Totally uncaring too! Could care less that due to THEIR mistake my 13 year-old-dog goes without medication he needs everyday. I hope they don't have any pets of their own. I hope their CEO Ben Shaw, the shining star of New England's enterpeneurial world, who, as I was told, "does not deal with any customer issues," doesn't have any pets of his own. Horrible experience. They have so many negative reviews, and they don't seem to care!
My dog Ditto had a stroke at Tully's and they didn't tell me. I left with her unable to walk without falling over. I immediately turn around and took her back in to them and they lied about her being fine until we left, didn't offer to call the vet like they should have when she obviously had the stroke earlier in their care. I took her to my best friend our vet and she never recovered her balance and couldn't walk without falling over and we finally had to put her to sleep. I would never recommend this terrible business for any pet that you care about.
While my dog was boarding at waggin tailz ranch she was bit by another dog. None of the employees felt the need to notify me in regards to this matter. When I got home with my dog I noticed she wasn't really using one of her back legs and I felt a bunch of lumps on one side of her neck. I immediately made my dog and apt with her vet. I took my dog to the vet and they shaved her fur down around her neck where the lumps were to see what it could be. The vet told me it appeared she had been bit. They were worried about an infection so they placed my dog on an antibiotic for her neck and she had a sprained leg so she was also treated for that as well. I contacted waggin tailz ranch and the owner had an excuse for everything. She said dogs will play and when boarding my dog there I should expect these kinds of things to happen that's just part of dogs playing. I understand dogs play but if my dogs injured while in your care I deserve to me notified. Not only did I have to pay to board my dog some where unsafe but I also had to pay a vet bill on top of it because no one had any answers. A simple apology would have been nice and she could have offered to pay my dogs vet bill.
Dr. Busselman is really good with my dog jiggy and took his time. If there is a problem in the office he makes it right. I appreciate the way he runs the business.
Dr Trost, I believe it was, he never actually told me his name, was very cold and uncaring. He misdiagnosed my cat, gave wrong treatment for an entire week, and the staff was incompetent, and actually said "cats can't feel pain" when admistering shots. That's when I knew I couldn't bring my cat there again.
Dr. Tiemann, Jeni and Andrea are the best at what they do. They have cared for my dogs and cats for over ten years, and I have never found more professional, honest, and trusting individuals.They care about your pet's health and well been as much as you do.
This is the first time I've ever written a review but due to my experience I felt the need to let others know what happened to me. Sirius Vet (Jessica, Dr. Horstman's wife) advised me via email to get a specific leg brace for my dog's upcoming surgery. I bought the brace online that they told me to get and brought it in for a fitting. That's when Dr. Horstman told me I bought the wrong brace. I told him that they emailed me the specific brace to get and that was the brace I bought. He said that he didn't say that and he saw the email and it wasn't what I said it was. I went home and verified it was the brace they told me to get and it was, in fact, the exact brace that I bought. I could not return the brace to the store I bought it from due to a no return policy. I asked Sirius Vet to refund me since this was an error on their part. They initially told me no, they wouldn't refund me for the brace. I told them it was not right for them to not refund me since I only did what they told me to do. They gave me a hard time about refunding my money. They finally said they would refund me only half of what I paid for the brace. I am limited on funds and every dollar counts for me (especially on an expensive leg brace). It seems to me that the right hand doesn't know what the left is doing. I hate to write a bad review but I would not recommend Sirius Vet due to my experience. I would recommend going to Midwest VCA on Mockingbird Drive instead.
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.