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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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!
Stay away from this deceptive business! I purchased a puppy from Pets R Us and was promised she was an Ausky (half Husky, half Australian Shepherd). Our vet told us there was no way she was an Ausky so I purchased a canine DNA test for confirmation. While waiting for the results, I contacted the breeder who was listed on my dog's paperwork. She was furious when I told her Pets R Us was marketing these dogs as Ausky puppies. Her husky mix got out and impregnated the mutt down the street from her. She said she basically gave the puppies away and told the store owner these were nothing more than mutts. Our canine DNA test confirmed this dog was 62.5% a mix of three or more breeds, 12.5% Coonhound, 12.5% Labrador Retriever, and 12.5% Husky. There are multiple reviews of this store stating similar experiences where the customer was later told by their vet that the puppy was not what they were promised by Pets R Us.
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.
I have been to a few veterinary hospitals and 24th Street Animal Clinic is the only vet I will take my babies to. The doctors are professional, thural, and very informative.
DO NOT TAKE YOUR DOG HERE!! After my groomer retired, a friend did recommend. I called and finally, after almost a week Mark ( the owner) called me back. FLAG #1. In this conversation he said, "Bring your dog on Friday" and hung up. This was the another indication of how weird he is! FLAD #2. I brought my dog in and picked her up. Since I needed to get back to work I did not do a complete inspection until I got home. I will note that when I saw her it did not look like she had been groomed very well. However I paid my bill and even left a tip. When I got home that evening I started inspecting my dog a little closer. The grooming was done very poorly and not complete. I called the Dog House and left two very nice messages. Finally, after three days Mark called me and said that we just disagreed about the grooming. I said that was fine and that I would like to take my dog in again to finish the job. He told me Petsmart has kids that do grooming and go there. ( I will note that I have used Petsmart in the past when my groomer was unavailable and the individual there did a much better job than the Dog House!). Mark was rude, disrespectful, and really a jerk! While I was waiting to pick up my dog, Mark was at the front desk and noted that he had been telling people he was out on a medical emergency that day, but in reality he was at a deposition. He then spoke about black people and how unsafe this world is and that So many of "them" hang out at Walmart. He was just babbling on but I found it quite offensive (considering my family and background) and this was my FINAL (FLAG #3) clue that this was not an establishment that I would go back to!
All of the staff at The Gentle Doctor Animal Hospital are caring and professional from the moment you walk in to the moment you leave. I highly recommend their care.
Very very bad customer service in the grooming department. They are rude and lacking in basic politeness. The area was dirty and they didn't seem to know what was going on.
The vets here at Gentle Doctor Animal Hospital really take their time with each of the animals that come into the office to be seen.
It is very lovely to see how much the staff and doctors here at The Gentle Doctor Animal Hospital care about your pet. They go out of their way to make sure they get the best care.
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.